About this listing
The word Shangri-La evokes the imagery of the exoticism of the Orient, created as an idyllic, sacred place of refuge for Buddhists during times of strife. A happy land, isolated from the outside world. This best describes my house, situated on the corner of - translated - relax and laugh.
Spanish style oasis with beautiful views, lots of light, and located just steps away from the coolest restaurants, shops, and the biggest booming arts scene LA has to offer.
Silverlake wins Best Hipster Neighborhood in US, says Forbes.
Farmer's Market on Saturday and Tuesday is a stone's throw away. Ten minutes from Downtown, blocks away from the 101, 10 and 110, as well as the 2 and 5 freeways. A five minute walk to Intelligentsia - the best coffee in LA, or Tropical, also serving up a mean cup of coffee along with the best egg avocado croissant sandwiches you could ever ask for.
My home is a two bedroom, with:
- high speed internet
- spacious, comfortable living area with working marble fireplace
- large eat-in kitchen with all cooking tools you'll need, gas stove, espresso machine, top of the line juicer!
- a Balinese cabana set in a tropical enclave, Moroccan lamps, beautiful and comfortable cushions, dark wood furniture, outdoor speakers, alluring privacy
- high on a hill, away from the noise of Sunset Blvd, but close enough to walk to it in minutes (please be aware, there are a significant amount of stairs to the front door, but you get accustomed to them right away! If you need assistance with your luggage, I am happy to help)
- soft sheets, plush towels
- Beautiful, serene, and so peaceful.
MASTER ROOM: Queen size Tempur-Pedic mattress, set in the back of the house, quiet, dark, one of the best night's sleep you'll have in a long time.
GUEST ROOM/OFFICE: Queen sized bed, large wooden desk, all day sunshine (with curtains), one large closet and ample dresser space.
EXTRA PEOPLE: The L-shaped sofa in the living area sleeps 2 comfortably.
Expect to have a quiet, relaxed stay in a truly beautiful and harmonious space. I love my home, and I think you will too. Enjoy yourself!!
The house was built in 1923, please treat it with care.
The house is not child-proofed. Sorry, no young children.
The place was exactly what we needed. Close to everything and a good place to just hangout and relax. Can't wait to go back.
Alethea was an amazing host. Her home is beautiful and she made it feel like our home away from home. I would stay there again for sure.
I gotta say, The Shangri-LA was a wonderful experience. Stayed here with two old friends while in town and we all agreed it was the perfect choice. Charming, unique & hospitable, this Silverlake escape is close to it all, but quietly tucked away from the shenanigans. Each room is cozy & the worldly aesthetic sets a peaceful tone. The bathroom/ shower is from another world & we were surprised to see that we were welcomed with fresh towels & tooth brushes!! This special place has a spacious layout offering desk surfaces to work as well as think/not-think/chill-out/finally-relax spaces to escape it all. We were especially enchanted by the backyard getaway. Although we never met, Alethea was not only sweet (macaroons greeting us in the fridge), but prompt in her responses & pleasant in all of our correspondence. She even texted to remind me to move my rental car to avoid a street cleaning fine! Such thoughtfulness goes a long way. Overall, I highly recommend The Shangri-LA Retreat & Alethea's Hospitality to any visitors of LA's booming Silverlake. It was a dream.
Alethea's home is In a great part of Silver Lake. It has plenty of room for 4 adults. And it is an interesting home.
Alethea has a beautiful place for rent, and the unit was more beautiful than I had hoped! The outdoor space exceeded my expectations! It was the perfect place to relax. I loved that we even had the option to have music streaming out to the patio.
Alethea was very fast about responding to any questions I had, and was a very gracious hostess!
We had a great stay at Silver Lake Shangri-La. The house was clean and well-equipped, in a great neighborhood and a perfect home base for us to explore the vibrant neighborhood.
Great location, near to Silver Lake, public transport, shops and local food. Atmospheric apartment with good space and a real personality. Alethea was friendly, flexible and welcoming.
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About the Host, Alethea
A writer from New York, I am happy to now call LA my home. I've had extensive experience in hospitality - I managed an upscale hotel in East Hampton, NY, preparing rooms, taking reservations, and maintaining the grounds. I've traveled the world and collected many wonderful experiences along the way. I'm passionate about life and take pride in having friendships that span 30 + years. I cherish my beautiful family as they have taught me so many invaluable lessons that carry me through my every day. It would be an honor to have you stay in my beautiful home. I look forward to meeting you.