I like to provide a simple, quiet space from which you can explore the city or in which you can get work done. I have a small graphic design studio, and appreciate the details.
It was spring so the Magnolia tree outside the kitchen window was in full bloom. My mom made breakfast every day in the well-stocked kitchen and loved working at the bedroom desk. When she left behind a sentimental object Jessica contacted me right away and arranged for it's return. If you live in the Silver Lake/Echo Park neighborhood and you'd like your visitors to stay close by and experience the boho hillside lifestyle, I highly recommend Jessica and her beautiful garden home.
The place is lovely if you're after a quiet place to stay in eastside LA, nestled up in the hills, close to Silverlake and downtown. The space itself is very nicely done – old-fashioned without feeling old, cozy – clearly a nice aesthetic sense has gone into it. It's a place that just feels nice in a way that's difficult to put into words. It's quite small but perfectly adequate. Things to know: it's below the main house so while you have access to the garden you won't see much in the way of views from your window; you can hear anyone walking upstairs pretty clearly – not so bothersome but noticeable; it's pretty dark up there and there's no light outside your door so coming back at night make sure to bring a light source. Also, as it's up in the hills with steep slopes all around, it's not great for taking walks unless you're ready for some strenuous exercise and it's not close to any shops – you have to drive every time you leave the house (which presumably most visitors to LA are prepared for). Also, this is not a truly fully stocked kitchen – it has the basics and you can prepare food there, but if you're big into cooking you'll need to bring some of your own things or get a little creative. The very old oven and stove looks super cool but only functioned so-so; the kettle was broken; no colander to rinse pasta – little things like that. All of that said, if you're aware of the limitations and okay with them you'll have a really nice stay, as we did.
We loved our stay! Absolutely beautiful garden in a perfect part of Echo Park. Jessica was a great host!
This is a quiet and peaceful suite boasting the perfect combination of vintage and modern. Clean, great vibes, great water pressure, private, easy street parking, quirky/charming/homey, great light. Watch out for the steep hills! Definitely a good place to stay when you want to escape the concrete and traffic. Didn't get awesome ATT phone coverage but even so we will likely be back! Jessica is really flexible and easy to work with too... it's a gem! bring your own coffee, pictures don't do it justice. It's really a special spot.
A beautiful and tranquil escape from the speed of LA. Jessica (and Ruby) made us feel very comfortable. Loved it!
Our entrance was private in the back of the home. The graduated gardens were lovely and a delightful place to enjoy our morning coffee. Inside we had bedroom, kitchen and full bath. This location was ideal for us as our daughter lives four blocks away. The only problem was the two mountains and one canyon between us, but we did manage to walk the distance. One evening during our four night stay, Jessica brought cookies out to us while our daughter and friend were having drinks with us on the back patio.
I would recommend this place for the quiet neighborhood and lovely homes in the area.
I loved staying in Jessica's garden retreat. It is a peaceful oasis with birdsong and stillness in the heart of LA - Jessica is very nice and mellow. An excellent host. Highly recommended!
Jessica was great! She hosted my mom while she was in LA and she absolutely loved the place and the beautiful garden out back. Its in the best part of Echo Park and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great place to stay while visiting.
When I arrived at Jessica's beautiful place in Echo Park, it was so much lovelier than the photos suggested that I immediately rang the airline to see if we could extend our stay. That's how nice it was! Very simple accommodation, just the right amount of detail - I found everything I needed in the kitchen, but nothing superfluous. It's not for you if you can't live without dishwashers and TV and hi-tech gadgetry etc, but if you like the simple life in beautiful surroundings with a fabulous garden to sit and look out at... indoor-outdoor living.. I came with my two-year-old daughter who was very happy running easily from indoors to outdoors and back again, and sometimes playing with Jessica's gorgeous dog (who is great with children but won't be anywhere near you if you don't want). The garden really is something, especially if you like succulents (native Californian desert plants... I think!) . We would return in a heartbeat!
So enjoyed my stay here! Beautiful, light filled and well loved in all the right ways. Thanks Jessica!
Jessica was great! She left the place spotless, I'd have her back anytime.