Outside lounge and front of house during sundownLiving area opposite the kitchen with huge comfy sofa, dining table with garden view and lots of art books
Sunny and quiet retreat with views, in central LA
Sunny and quiet retreat with views, in central LA
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This newly renovated charmer cottage is a quiet retreat in the center of LA. Enjoy lovely hillside views and the twinkling city lights by night.
Dine al fresco in your own luscious California garden. With a fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bdrms & huge comfy sofa!

The space

Welcome to my beautiful home! This completely remodeled 1920's cottage on a hill is situated in the quiet neighborhood of Mount Washington. Set apart from the street, it features a 1200 sqft garden where you can enjoy your own private sunset and watch the Friday Dodgers fireworks above the Elysian Park hills.
You enter the house to a beautiful open plan kitchen and living area.
Fully-equipped new kitchen with gas stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven, blender, juicer, coffee maker, coffee press and french door refrigerator with filtered ice/water dispenser.
Two bedrooms with king and queen bed and one big comfy sofa in the living area. The back bedroom has its own separate entrance.
Clean private bathroom with tub and shower, plenty of towels, shampoo, soap and hair dryer.
Highspeed Wi-fi throughout the house and garden, an extensive art book and DVD collection.

Guest access

You have full and exclusive access to my garden and all parts of the house, except for the far back of the property , separated by a privacy fence, where my studio is located. You can't see it, but it's there ;-)

Interaction with guests

If you need anything at all, I will be available at all times. Otherwise you will have complete privacy.

Other things to note

My co-host Janine sometimes lives in the back studio located on the same property but with a completely separate entrance and not visible from your house or garden.
Children of all ages are always welcome but please be aware that the house is not specifically laid out for small children. If there is anything you need I'll be happy to accommodate, just ask!

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people £16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £51
Security Deposit £157
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

As respect to the neighbors, please don't use the garden after 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The house is on a hill and a few steps lead up to the front door. No steps within the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

17 Reviews

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David User Profile
August 2016
WOW! What a fabulous place. The pictures don't really do it justice and they are good pictures! Really lovely house, beautifully kept - great amenities. Location and neighbourhood is great - it has a good vibe to it and Mt Washington is a happening place! Lea was super helpful and even accommodated an earlier check-in as we'd been on the road for 2 days. The house is super nice and sitting out int he garden having breakfast in the mornings was lovely. Highly recommended.

Michael User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful experience. It is hard to tell about all the positive attributes, and we have absolutely no negative thoughts on this property. Location: great access to downtown, Dodger stadium, Echo park, Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Shopping was a breeze. Outdoor sitting & yard: great sitting areas at all times of day. terrific use of umbrellas. comfortable, and the landscaping was meticulously maintained. Outdoor grill works great. Laundry works quite well. Indoor: Clean, comfortable, great kitchen. WiFi is superb. The homeowner was very pleasant, and we only saw her taking out trash, and when she watered the bushes and landscaping. She was very pleasant and responded promptly to text questions. It was very private, and we felt comfortable in this neighborhood and house. Super value, too!

Kevin User Profile
September 2017
Very lovey property that felt like a nice retreat from the rest of LA. Gracious host and very clea and friendly.

Claire User Profile
September 2017
My friends and I loved staying here!! The house was so cute and tidy. There's an amazing front yard to hang out in with a great view of the city. The location was easily accessible and near all our points of interest. Janine was ultra hospitable and left us great advice for nearby food, shops, and groceries. Not to mention she let us park in her garage which was a huge relief. We really felt at home!

Roberta User Profile
August 2017
Great yard, very clean and easy to take care of, very flexible and responsive host. Excellent location for Pasadena and the areas like Highland Park, Gessell Park, Mt Washington.

Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
November 2016
This was an adorable little house with an absolutely gorgeous front yard with lots of lovely outdoor seating. I didn't have the opportunity to explore the area much, but I loved coming home to this spot every day!

Kitty User Profile
November 2016
pros: let's just say this little gem of an airbnb investment property is perfect in most every way. clean, little nooks to relax, lots of morning time in the garden and a quiet neighborhood make up the charm. it's a good value. cons: as a frequent airbnb traveler, it's important to check out the bed, right? I mean that's mostly what you're paying for. so, out stands to reason that your primary bed should be comfortable. here, the king bed is two doubles pushed together, leaving a big gap down the center of the bed, not a fun way to wake up in the middle if the night sandwiched between two double/twin mattresses. if the hosts fixed this one little issue, it would be a stellar spot. the queen bed was comfy and luckily gave us the option during our stay. the garden is great, overall, we had fun and would stay again.
Lea User Profile
Response from Lea:
Hi Kitty, I'm glad you had a good time at my house. I live there and rent it out when I travel and I think it's important for my guests to know that this is not an investment property but my home that I make available. The bed is a high quality king size frame with two brand new and very expensive mattresses. Some people like it, some prefer to have two as to not disturb each other when they move in their sleep. Sorry this bothered you and I'm glad you liked the queen bed in the second bedroom.
November 2016

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Lea User Profile

Hi, my Name is Lea , Im from Germany and I just moved to beautiful LA.
I love the sunshine and hiking in the Mount Washington Hills. I studied Visual Merchandising in Germany and I love interior design and working in my garden.
I travel the world a lot and enjoy meeting new people but also to come back to my private LA getaway.

Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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