About this listing
Sunset Junction! Large rebuilt craftsman house. Bedroom is on 2nd floor, with a queen size bed. French doors lead to a private balcony facing west. Cool in the mornings and beautifully lit by afternoon sunlight.
Big room with a very comfy queen size bed. French doors lead onto a huge private balcony facing west. Cool in the morning, and very sunny in the afternoon. There's a large modern kitchen, great space to cook or just hang out in, with french doors that lead to another huge balcony/deck where you can, BBQ, or just relax and have a cocktail before heading out into Silver Lake, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Echo Park for the nightlife, the food, and the music!
Full access to Kitchen, Full bath, plus an additional half bathroom off the kitchen, Balcony off kitchen, and lounge/patio in the front of the house. I also stock the kitchen with coffee, tea, bagels, cereal, bagels/toast, almond and cow's milk, and sometimes I'll have hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator and/or fresh fruit on the kitchen island. The house has central heat/air conditioning and I set the thermostat between 70 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (21-25 Celsius) depending on the weather.
Interaction with Guests
Depends on each situation. Sometimes we're all very social, and other times guests just want to relax and enjoy their privacy.
We are walking distance from the Sunset Junction that features such destinations as Cafe Intelligentsia, Stella, Bulan Vegan Thai, Cafe Flore, Nature Well, 4100 bar, the LA Eagle. Akbar, El Cid, Cliffs Edge. Every Saturday and Wednesday, there is the farmers market, also walking distance.
To get to my house:
25 minutes from LAX with light traffic.
50 minutes from LAX with heavy traffic.
There are also shuttles available (Prime Time and Supershuttle)
There is also the 'Fly Away Bus' that takes you to Union Station Downtown, then you can take Uber or Taxi to get to my house. (5-7 minutes).
In my neighborhood you can take the city bus anywhere. There is also a subway stop for the Red Line, less than a half a mile away that will take you to Hollywood and Universal Studios, or downtown LA, where you can transfer to other trains. You can download an app called 'GoMetro' for more information. I advise guests to use (website hidden) Maps and click on 'transit' to see what public transportation options are available.
Other Things to Note
If you have a car:
Street parking is available on the block behind my house an you can enter through the back gate. Sometimes a parking pass may be available and you'll be able to park on the block in front of the house.
Always read parking signs and rules when parking your car! Check for times allowed, if permit required, street sweeping, etc. Los Angles makes a lot of money from giving out parking tickets.
Pretty relaxed here.
Sometimes share a drink with the guests before heading out for a night on the town. Out of respect for other house guests, the kitchen is closed from 11pm till 8am to keep the noise to a minimum.
Smoking is allowed outside only. Thank you!
Chris was very welcoming and provided any info requested. He filled me in on essential details and basically let me figure out the rest on my own, but let me know he was available for any questions or issues.
Great Location - nice, scenic neighborhood, easy to get to public transportation, shopping and food nearby.
Beautiful home - I stayed in the 2nd floor room with deck that faced the front of the house and enjoyed my time at the house. Mostly quiet and safe neighborhood. I really felt that this location provided a great slice of L.A. life.
Beautiful, sun filled room. Great balcony to hang out on. Easy to get around if you don't have a car. Chris and his partner was very welcoming and I had a great time!
Chris and Frank were 5 star hosts and their place is absolutely wonderful. Clean, comfortable, quiet, very well located ... We LOVED it. Thanks guys!
One of the best Air BnBs around. Super clean and classy. Beautiful house in a great neighborhood. Loved it.
Wow! My stay at Chris' place is definitely one of my top Airbnb experiences. The house is very clean and comfortable. The location is perfect - it is a residential area just a couple of minutes walk from cool Silverlake restaurants and shops. Chris was extremely friendly and knowledgeable host. I would definitely visit again, no question about it.
It really is as nice as it looks! Even though I had seen the photos, Chris' place was stunning when I actually arrived. Gotta love that sundeck that you can walk right out on.
Even though Chris has plenty of guests, judging from the number of reviews, I received a warm welcome from him and felt right at home. I also appreciated how he has coffee and breakfast food available for guests-- really starts the day off right.
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About the Host, Chris
40 something, video/graphics producer and editor.
I grew up in the New York suburbs and north east New England. I wound up living in New York City for a few years, and eventually moved to California about 22 years ago. I've been living in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz area ever since, and I run the BNB with my partner Frank.
I embrace the 'LA' lifestyle, in that I try to be easy going and flexible, and do take advantage of the local delights. (Mountains, deserts, and the Pacific Ocean.) When I'm traveling, sometimes I'm looking for a peaceful natural retreat, other times looking for a fun city that stays open late.
It's amazing how many interesting and really cool people I've met through airbnb.com and I'm very happy I can be a host and will continue to do so.