Our rules are to use your better judgement, be courteous, treat the house and neighbors with respect. At the same time- Have a super fun time, so long as your smart about it.
What a wonderful home. We really felt like we were at home in LA. Every detail of the house was immaculately considered. From the beautiful architecture down to quaint ornaments and bespoke furniture. The rooms were great, the baby room was a massive plus for us. The view at sunset is perfect for a beer and some al fresco eating. The area was great, right bang in the middle of Silverlake and Echo Park. Would definitely stay here again. Patrick and Danielle were excellent, attentive hosts. 100% recommend this gorgeous retreat.
We stayed here on a visit to our children, who share an apartment around the corner. The description says "charming," and that's right on target. The house is lovely, the location is excellent, the air conditioning is much appreciated in LA in August/September, and off-street parking made it very easy. There are mic views out the bedroom window, the kitchen is excellent and the homeowners very thoughtfully made sure there were condiments and essentials when we arrived. We look forward to staying in this terrific home again.
We stayed at the the house and cabin for 10 days over the holidays... and we didn't want to leave. In the middle of our stay we moved out for two nights at the Chateau Marmont for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – an excursion we had pre-booked – and we COULDN'T WAIT to get back to our cozy and festive (yes, replete with tree, twinkling lights and garland) digs in Echo Park!!! Many times, through Airbnb or similar sites, you either end up in a sterile cookie-cutter "hotel" style place with no sign of real life, or you feel as if you have been beamed down into the midst of someones personal chaos. But this was like being a guest at a very good friends stylish, charming and accommodating home, on a lovely spot in a sweet little corner of the world. The house is small but very bright and open, the deck, yard and view are perfect, and the cabin is rustic but super-sweet – like being on a Maine island or at Deetjen's in Big Sur. We enjoyed ourselves immensely... though we did find ourselves wishing the hosts were around to share a drink and a meal with us!