Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A beautiful, quiet guest house nestled in the hills overlooking downtown LA surrounded by trees and birds.

The space

Nestled in the hills of Mt. Washington overlooking Downtown LA and Elysian Park, this quaint back house studio is surrounded by a serene garden full of butterflies, hummingbirds and the occasional flock of wild parrots. The home is walking distance to cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, buses, the LA River and the Gold metro rail line that runs North to Highland Park and Pasadena and South to Downtown LA and East LA (with connections across the city). The property is in the middle of a quiet, safe hill full of great old houses and incredible views to Downtown and the San Bernardino Mountain range. There are many great parks and places to hike, run and explore within walking distance. Highland Park is an eclectic neighborhood not too far away with lots of great restaurants, cafes, and shops. Atwater Village is also a short distance and offers some great restaurants, cafes and an excellent Farmer's Market on Sundays. Eagle Rock is another great neighborhood not too far away.

The home is styled with an eclectic mix of mid century furnishings and textiles with some modern amenities including a brand new kitchenette with an electric stovetop, tiled bathroom and laminate wood floors. This is a great place to unwind and relax. There is a TV with roku (good for netflix and streaming) and plenty of great indoor and outdoor areas to read and work including a picnic area, firepit and lounge at the top of the terraced back yard with views to Downtown skyscrapers, Elysian Park, the Griffith Park Observatory and the Hollywood Sign on a clear day.

Please note, there are some steps to access the casita so try to bring stair-friendly luggage!

Guest access

Back house, garden, fire pit, picnic table, hammock.

Interaction with guests

I like to allow space for my guests to have privacy but am in the front house most mornings and evenings and during the weekend. I'm also always available via airbnb messages and my phone.

Other things to note

This is a great spot for someone who wants to be near the city but feel a bit removed. There's lots of birds, trees and quiet. It's not in the middle of everything but with a car or a willingness to take public transit it's ideal.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

This is a smoke free home that has been tastefully decorated with new and collectible furniture and appliances. Please take good care of the space and if anything is broken or breaking, let the hosts know. Parking is available on the street outside except from 8 -10am on Thursdays during street sweeping. Additional parking can be found on side streets nearby during that time. The house is in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by other homes, out of respect for the neighbors and your hosts, please keep the noise level to a minimum between 10pm and 8am.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

92 Reviews

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Nina User Profile
May 2017
The room is amazing! It's really cozy and clean and perfect for two people staying for couple days. Ethan is really nice! He always reply our messages fast and willing to help. Highly recommended!

Mengxiao User Profile
May 2017
Ethan is very welcoming and the environment is very nice!

Dylan User Profile
April 2017
The location is great, it's just a few miles to all the best spots around downtown Los Angeles. The view is terrific too!

Thomas User Profile
April 2017
I had a wonderful stay at Ethan's Casita! Ethan was amazing with communication and made sure I had everything I needed to be comfortable. The backhouse is very private and has access to an awesome outdoor seating area with a great view of LA. The bed was very comfy and parking was easy. I would definitely stay again. Also, the keypad entry makes for a very easy check-in.

Carmen User Profile
April 2017
Located in a quiet neighborhood. The casita was very lovely, clean, and comfortable. Ethan was a great host and quick with responding to texts and/or emails, and when we got to the casita there was a list with recommendations of where to eat in LA and a greeting from Ethan which was very thoughtful and made us felt welcomed. I would highly recommend Ethan's casita and I would definitely stay there again.

Syam User Profile
April 2017
This was a perfect little place for us to stay at while visiting LA thank you :)

Sophia User Profile
April 2017
Was such a great stay! Ethan was very responsive and made our comfort a priority. There was even coffee and pancake mix for us!! We loved the outdoor spaces with the hammock and fire pit. Parking on the street was not an issue at all, was very easy to navigate in and out.

Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in December 2011
Ethan User ProfileEthan is a superhost.

What's up guys, I'm Ethan. I'm originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside Boston and have been fortunate to have traveled and lived in many parts of the world. Before LA I lived in Sydney, Australia. I've also lived in Philadelphia and Barcelona, Spain. I love music, design, architecture and creative projects. These days I work quite a bit as a founder of a custom fashion startup company called Apliiq, we collect hundreds of unique and classic fabrics and provide them as an interactive palate for customizing everyday garments and accessories. When I'm not working I enjoy riding my bike, cooking, exploring new neighborhoods, hiking, surfing and going on local day trips and excursions.

I'm always looking for opportunities to improvise and forget time and schedules for a little while. I also enjoy getting really into making things and turning my ideas into realities.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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