About this listing
This house is like being in the country—but very close to all the cool/fun stuff in Echo Park. It has has tons of charm, and lots of light.
The house was recently featured in the New York Times Home & Garden section.
Sit on the patio and have a glass of wine, enjoy the view of the Hollywood sign (and the ocean if theres no smog), grab a lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange off one of the trees, pick some herbs from the garden, grill something on the bbq and enjoy the splendor of this renovated 1909 cottage!
The house is used only for Airbnb rental, I don't live in it - so there's none of my personal stuff (which I sometimes find a little weird when I stay in other people's homes!)
The master bedroom has a ridiculously comfortable pillow-top queen bed and A/C.
The living room has a newly installed and brand new A/C unit.
The second bedroom has an incredible view of the Elysian Valley, and comes with 2 twin beds (or they can be pushed together to bed a king bed).
Sheets, towels, dishes, cookware and all necessary odds and ends supplied. Closet and dresser space also available to hang and put stuff.
The kitchen with original tile from the 20's and a refurbished O'Keefe & Merritt stove has all the necessities - fridge, toaster, coffee maker and good cookware.
Free wifi, flatscreen HDTV, cable, Apple TV and DVD in living room.
The house is 1 mile from Sunset Blvd. a 15-min walk to Elysian Park (home of Dodger Stadium), and there are lots of great restaurants, shops, bars and cafes nearby including The Fix, Sage, Mohawk Bend, Elf, Taix, Two Boots Pizza, and The Echo.
Downtown is 5 minutes away by car, and the 2, 5, 101 and 110 freeways are all very close. Burbank is 15 mins, and against rush hour traffic.
I live on the property in the house next door and am available for any questions about where to go or what to do in the neighborhood. My dog, Whisky (small, 14 pounds, adorable), is on hand to make your stay all the more pleasant!
Pet friendly with prior approval.
Access to the front patio and garden (with fresh herbs and vegetables), access to any of the fruit trees (lime, lemon, grapefruit, persimmon, kumquat, orange - all seasonal).
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually around and available for questions and always glad to help advise on places to eat, or things to do. Sometimes I share a glass of wine with guests, other times I just stay out of their hair if they want privacy!
Echo Park is a very unexpected LA neighborhood - lots of hills (including Baxter, the steepest street in LA) and great views. It's very unlike the stereotype of LA (Sunset Strip) and yet it's very close to great cafes, restaurants and night life.
Uber is the best way to get around if you don't drive. Use my promo code: y9fd9 and get $20 off your first ride!
Absolutely no smoking inside, but smoke all you want on the patio (just please ash in an ashtray, and make sure butts are extinguished -- LA is high fire danger area).
Well-behaved and dog-friendly dogs are generally allowed, pending approval, and additional $50 cleaning fee.
I'm from Los Angeles and I travel a lot! I'm a journalist, musician and foodie. I write about travel and culture for the NY Times, Elle, LA Times, Nylon and numerous other publications.
I've been hosting on Airbnb for over 3 years and love it. I know how to respect a place as I'd want my place respected. I'm clean and courteous!