About This Listing
Please note that this is a duplicate listing. We have two rooms for rent. Please see our other listing, if your nights are unavailable for this listing, or to see our other positive reviews!:
One room (or possibly two rooms, for additional fee) available in our 4 bedroom / 1-1/4 bathroom, 1700sq ft 1920s hilltop California Bungalow house in Silver Lake near Echo Park.
Please note re fees:
--Rates include 14% Los Angeles City Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT).
--We charge a refundable $300 deposit (+ $200 deposit if you have pets, to be revised before deposit is charged to your card). Airbnb handles the pre-authorization or holding & refund of these deposits.
--Any additional fees added on at time of payment are Airbnb fees (typically 6-12%).
We are a couple in our early 40s (+ baby now!, who lives in soundproof part of house!), liberal, creative professionals who like to cook/bbq/have a few friends over for occasional cocktails on the front porch. We're laid back (but like things tidy) and friendly, yet respectful of everyone's privacy. We no longer have pets, but keep the "we have pets here" button clicked on for this site because we often welcome guests who bring their well-trained pets!
We think it's a great place, with an airy, breezy and relaxed vibe. Front porch has an amazing view, afternoon breezes and striking sunsets. (That said, if you're visiting LA in the summer, you probably already know that our lovely smog tends to make the view a bit cloudier than in the winter...but it makes the sunsets that much more brilliantly colorful!) Our fenced back yard has fruit trees, rose and (sometimes!) vegetable gardens, lawn, hammock, firepit, (ping pong table, boules set and croquet set are available if desired, and you will sometimes find them already set up), dining area under overhead pergola strung with lights, and bbq and smoker. We share back yard with guesthouse cottage. This is a non-smoking house inside, but "strictly outside only"-smoking is fine. Please remove all ashes and cigarette butts from property, down to our street-side trash cans before you depart!
Housewares and linens are provided...just bring your suitcase and groceries! Secure high speed wifi and all other basic utilities are, of course, included (with the exception of TV).
Parking - There is plenty of street parking, usually within 4-5 driveways of our front door. No one really parks on this street unless they live here because it's such a steep street, and there are no permits required to park, or days you can't park for street cleaning, etc. So parking's pretty easy even though it's street parking only.
Cleaning fee - There is a small cleaning fee (up to $35) for shorter stays, to cover laundering bed linens and bath towels. An additional cleaning fee (typically $30-55 more) applies if the place is left other than as you found it, and if anything more requires cleaning. Any additional cleaning fee can be deducted from the deposit.
MORE INFO -
ROOMS AVAILABLE -
Blue Room - 12x14 feet.
Yellow Room - 12x13 feet.
(Ad is for one room for one person. The additional room is available for an additional rate.)
THE HOUSE - 1920s California Bungalow house; Hardwood floors; Built-in cabinets in dining room and living room; Double French doors from dining room lead to hilltop front porch with panoramic city views of Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, our hilly neighborhood and a bit of the mountains (with same views from living room couch); Great breezes; Wood-burning fireplace; Vintage O'Keefe & Merritt oven; Tiled bathroom with original, deep tub; Approx. 1700 sq ft. AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE: This is a "SMOKING OUTSIDE ONLY" house. Thank you!
AMENITIES - Clothes washer and dryer in the house, Dishwasher, Fully equipped kitchen, Window unit A/Cs or ceiling fans in every room, Central heating; Upright piano in dining room (you're welcome to it, but it's rarely played by us, and may again be in need of a tune up!).
LOCATION - Close to Echo Park (walking distance), Edendale Library (+ Downbeat Café, Brite Spot, Masa, Two Boots Pizza, Mohawk Bend, Elf, Echoplex), Silver Lake Reservoir and Elysian Park. Dodger Stadium, Sunset Junction, Trader Joe's, Vista Theater, Los Feliz Village, Atwater Village, Downtown LA, Chinatown and several LA freeways are nearby (including the 101, and the 5, as well as the 2 fwy and other major and downtown LA freeways), not to mention being central to Hollywood/Burbank/Glendale studios. There are bus stops at the nearby Sunset Bl. and Coronado St. intersection.
And!....Snowboarding and snowskiing are just 75 easy-to-drive miles away at Mt. High in Wrightwood!
Guests have full access to all shared areas of the house, including the living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry area, and main bathroom, as well as the front porch and shared back yard (excluding the private back yard of the cottage in back of the main house).
Interaction with Guests
We are sometimes working from home, or away from the house, and are happy to be available for advice about local places to visit, or answer any other questions about the area.
Please see more about our area, in the info above.
Mass transit nearby includes 3 or more bus line stops at our nearest intersection, 1 block away. Buses go downtown, to Glendale Galleria, Hollywood and beyond (though taking the bus to the beach might be a half day project!). Buses can take you to nearby metro (subway) stops, too. Many shops, places to eat, venues, etc., are within walking distance.
We request that any smoking you or any of your guests does be outside only. Please also keep all shared areas clean and tidy after use, including putting dishes in dishwasher after rinsing well, and wiping down countertops. Depending on the hours of others in the house, please respect quiet hours between 10pm and 8am. All doors and windows should be locked if you are the last one to go to sleep or if you are leaving the house (even if others are home when you leave...just to be safe!). We love our neighborhood, but it IS an urban area and we have been burglarized before! Additional information about the house and yard will be provided when you arrive. Please take a minute to read it over and let us know if you have any questions.
Yellow room, as previously furnished, in morning light. See previous picture for current furnishings.
I had a great stay with Jodi & Jason. Their place is lovely - it is open and clean and I was made to feel very welcome. Jodi and Jason had tonnes of tips for things to do and places to eat both locally and for LA in general. The yellow room was very open and light with a lovely view onto the garden.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Jodi and Jason are fantastic hosts! The house and room are a wonderful, comfortable space. There were other guests during our stay but all were quiet. My wife found the stairway from the street to the porch a bit of a challenge, but otherwise fell in love with the view. In all, we really loved it.
Me and my friend stayed for four nights. This was one of my best airbnb experiences. We did not get to meet Jodi and Jason very often, but the few encounters we had were very positive. They gave us all the privacy we needed. The neighborhood felt very safe, which is extremely important in LA (just ask anyone who has been in downtown area at night). The house is close to bus routes and shops. Jodi and Jason are excellent communicators: they contacted me several times to make sure everything was alright and we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed my stay at Jodi & Jason's. It was comfortable and homely and corresponded to the description on the website. I especially enjoyed the nice back garden. The house is close to bus stops, which was good for me who didn't wan't to drive.. I found J & J to be good hosts, and would recommend their place to anyone going to Los Angeles.
The room was as depicted and even comfier. The 1920s house has been largely kept in style and tastefully decorated with vintage cards, posters and artifacts. Hosts Jodi and Jason extremely friendly and helpful and Informative about local stuff. They were non-obtrusive but available to assist with any query. I enjoyed the peaceful backyard, not only for its hammock but also for taking my laptop out there and catching up on stuff. Great, relaxing views of the hills from the front porch.
Jodi & Jason were very nice hosts. They were extremely responsive and the commincation with them went smoothly. We didn't experience any complications with the hosts. Downtown L.A. and Hollywood were really close to the house. This made it easy for us to have a stroll there, since we only stayed for 2 nights. Everything was very clean and we felt like the hosts really cared for us. We highly recommend staying at this place.
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About the Host, Jodi & Jason
We are a couple of liberal, outdoorsy, creative professionals (+ 1 yr old baby now, too!), dividing our time between LA and Santa Barbara, who like to cook/bbq/have a few friends over for occasional cocktails on the front porch. We're laid back (but like things tidy) and friendly, yet respectful of everyone's privacy. After a quick tour, you may not even see much of us! We've been in the Echo Park / Silver Lake area for over 10 years, so feel free to pick our brains for local tips!