Loft queen size bed and overview from top of stairs toward kitchen and bathroomView from kitchen toward loft bed and stairs with twin bed and sofa bed below
Deluxe Silver Lake Garden Cottage

Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 2 air mattresses

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $65
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price $119 / night
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House Rules

Enjoy yourself! That's the main condition!

Let us know about any extra goodies you may need or of any malfunctions that we can fix. We are truly committed to making your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.

( 10$ per pet/per day: PAID DIRECTLY TO HOST AS AIRBNB HAS NO CATEGORY THUS FAR)-- we love 'em and have hosted many on our property. We have a beloved shepherd that we can fence in to allow separate free roaming. Since we don't take a damage deposit we do charge 10$ per day per pet for the requisite extra cleaning and wear and tear concerns that we've had to contend with over the years, including intended or unintended yard duty, furniture damage and even being sued by the super allergy-prone!
A NOTE ON POSSIBLE additional TAXES-- 8.75% state and city of up to 12.75% may be required in addition to the nightly. This category, too, isn't automatically assumed via AirBnB and would be remitted directly to the host.

Please off heaters and all lights-- coffee maker, microwave light, etc. upon leaving.
Be cautious about splattery cooking next to the sofa bed. The cooking shield should help.
Lock both cottage door and back gate when leaving on McCollum Place alley.
Feel free to load and unload at McCollum Place entrance, mindful of neighbors' parking spaces, BUT park on Scott Ave. or Benton Way.
Feel free to sweep and keep tidy and/or ask us for the vacuum or mop if desired. For long term guests, we're happy to come in an do a guerilla cleaning gratis if you'd like!
If the fire pit is used, make sure the fire is out before vacating and avoid putting burned logs on the patio.

When using BBQ, please be aware of any dripping grease onto the patio flagstones that might get stained.

WASHER/DRYER (up garden path to upper concrete patio with curtain enclosure):
When using the washer, please gauge the amount of laundry and set to small, medium or full load (stuff as much in as door will allow for this.)
For DRYING, we use the lowest setting mostly, never past Permanent Press and get good results, even with setting to "delicates". Try and finish any washing/drying before 9 p.m. on the top patio, please, so as not to disturb other guests.

TRASH: can be put into black (garbage), blue (recyclable) containers on McCollum Place alley (out gate to left) or call us and we can disperse. Also, if needed, trash can be brought up yard to side of other cottage or to garden can. Or leave in bag to the side of main door on brick path at Benton Way main entrance.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - as of 2017, canines no longer roam, but sometimes a wild outdoor cat, does come by for free food in the main house.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

1 night minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Paulo User Profile
August 2017
This place is ideal if you want to stay in a well-located and upcoming part of LA. The entire property is very pleasant and the hosts the best ever.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
I booked on the same day I stayed and the owner thought I had booked for the next day. When I arrived the place was dirty, really dirty. However, this appears to have been due to the misunderstanding about the dates and not the typical m.o. for the owners. To their credit, the owners came that night and cleaned up. They were very apologetic and very nice. The place is as the pics depict, very cute and comfortable. Note that getting to the unit from the main street is a pain. It's much easier to enter the back way, though the alley. I liked the unit and would stay again.
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
Thanks for understanding, Michael, as the communications crossed and the AirBnB system didn't signal us on mobile app for maid confirmation, etc., probably due to the last minute, same day booking. Glad you'd stay again! Best of luck with all you do!
August 2017

Lauren User Profile
August 2017
We stay in the neighborhood quite often and Darrell and Bev's place was wonderful. We grilled quite a bit, which was a true luxury. Also, our little dog Ralphie loved the backyard! We hope to come back again soon.
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
Hi Lauren, We really appreciate your kind words and glad you had a good time. Next time, if you didn't get a chance, try our great gas grill covered under the grapefruit tree level-- it has precise knob grilling controls! Best with all you do! Darrell & Bev
August 2017

Birgitte User Profile
July 2017
Bev og Darrells cottage was cosy and was in an interesting area of LA. We got some good tips about shopping and plages to go. It was nice to be welcommed with a bottle of wine and we enjoyed sitting in the little courtyard. We will return next time we travel to LA
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
Thank you, Birgitte and Family. You guys were a delight and I hope you do return to us next year. Best to you all and hope you had a safe trip home. bev
July 2017

Carrie And Gina User Profile
September 2016
Darrell and Bev were gracious hosts! Darrell had a bottle of wine and sunflowers waiting for us upon arrival, which we really enjoyed :) The cottage itself is an awesome space. The loft bed was comfortable and during hot days the AC cooled the place down excellent. The kitchen includes all you need and there are 2 dorm size fridges for perishables. We stayed a little over 3 months and enjoyed our time. The patio spaces are tranquil with two ponds and some patio furniture to enjoy the outside. The private entrance was great and the neighborhood was very quiet for LA and lots of people walking their dogs. Silverlake is a great spot for those who enjoy restaurants and the bar scene. A short $5 uber ride will get you all over Silverlake/echo park. We mostly interacted with Bev, and what a wonderful person she is. If you're lucky you may hear her serenading the plants in the morning :)
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
I loved hosting Carrie and Gina and hope they come back to stay with us again. They are kind, thoughtful all around lovely women! They were quiet and hard-working and always very considerate. Happy Trails, girls, and good luck with all your endeavors!!
September 2016

Jeffrey User Profile
May 2016
Always a great stay here, perfect cottage in the heart of silver lake, one of my favorite places there.
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
You are the best, Jeffrey. So glad I finally got to chat with you. Hope you come back and visit us soon!
May 2016

Broady User Profile
May 2016
Ok. First of all let me begin by saying that I've stayed in my fair share of Airbnbs. This place honestly beats them all by leaps and bounds. Not only is is gorgeous.. But it's placed perfectly in the hipster triumvant of LA(echo park, los feliz, silverlake,) making it accesible to not only downtown, but hollywood and all the major highways. The check in process was simple and smooth. The bathroom was huge beautiful and clean. As was the kitchen.. This place looks like a cottage out of a fairy tale inside and out. Although I didn't personally meet the hosts, the text communication with Bev was prompt and pleasant. I highly recommend this place to anyone seeking a home away from home while visiting LA.
Darrell E User Profile
Response from Darrell E:
Hi Broady, So sorry I didn't get to meet you guys! I think I was out of town that weekend. Thanks so much for being such considerate and tidy guests and thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to us. Hope you come back and visit us again and we get to talk face to face. Be well, bev and darrell
May 2016

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Darrell E User Profile

Writer (WGA), English/Film prof., 30 yr. resident in Silver Lake with business partner writer and artist, Bev Baz and comic/video artist son, Devan Costa (see You Tube channel).

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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