If you'll be here on vacation, here for work but want a homier setting, or are just looking for a place to land while relocating, we're in a great location. It's a private, cozy, charming, garden setting in the thick of our urban hustle and bustle! A perfect mix of quiet and serenity at home--a great setting for creative types--and lively, interesting places to eat, play and shop nearby. We're creative types ourselves, working (sometimes in the front, main house, and occasionally out of town) in TV, film, eco-friendly apparel, and home renovation, and have hosted TV and screenwriters, filmmakers, composers, actors, music producers, opera singers, chefs, urban farming planners, costume designers, internet gurus, a language translator, physicians, lawyers, professors, journalists and photographers. We'd love to know a bit about you, and what brings you to the area, and would be happy to tell you more about us, answer any questions you have about the property or the area, and can provide a list of references, too. Thanks for checking out our cottage, and best of luck finding the perfect spot for your LA visit! RATES: The garden cottage is available for: $175/night $1,200/week $2,695/month ...for 1-2 people (and for an additional $15/night for each additional person), Includes utilities, furnishings, housewares and linens. See our other listing for more photos, or to book with a credit card (note that their 6-12% additional fees apply, and our rates are a bit higher through them, too). PHOTOS: The photos in this ad give a sense of the rooms, light, layout. We have yet to furnish, but will be similar to furnishing shown in furnished photos. THE COTTAGE: • Cozy yet light and airy, detached private guest cottage with lots of windows, looking out to greenery from every room (approx. 660 sq ft + deck/porches for total approx. 750 sq ft) • Large bedroom (12'x13') with walk-in closet (3'x5') -- To be furnished with queen-sized bed or larger...tbd (most likely it will be a California King bed) (see notes below) • Living room (11'x18') w/French doors leading to private rear sundeck (8'x13'), lawn, pebble patio, trees & room to garden or read in the sun in your own small private backyard (50' wide x 15' deep, from the house to the creeping fig-covered wall and trellis) • Arched-entry dining area (8'x7') with original built-in cabinetry and view of hills • Converted sun-filled tiny screened-in porch (5'x6') off kitchen -- Great for breakfast for one, a mini office, as storage, or even as litterbox room! (We will probably furnish as a writer's nook, with a small table and chair that can easily be removed) • Hardwood and tile floors, and great moldings throughout • Tiled kitchen (8'x10') with refrigerator, vintage stove, microwave and douglas fir wood floors • Tiled bathroom (5'x9') with original deep tub beneath private window with woodsy view • Your own washer and dryer • A/C window unit and gas wall heater • Feels very light and airy, and very private even though the yard in front is shared with front main house • Utilities included (Including power, water, gas, wifi, trash, gardener). Depending on length of stay, premium cable may be available for additional sum. No landline phone provided, but may be possible to borrow ours in the front house in a pinch! Nationwide calls on our landline phone only, no international calls please.) • Fully furnished, including equipped kitchen, housewares and linens -- Just bring your suitcase and groceries! Please note that furnishings in the photos shown here reflect one possible look and feel of new furnishings that will go in when the current longer-term tenants soon depart. Actual furniture and décor will be different, but comparable (if a bit less neutral in color!). Other photos shown were taken before we changed the paint colors (from green to neutral), but we've included them to give you a sense of how the space is laid out. Check back soon for newly posted photos of updated furnishings. • Continental breakfast available upon request. Ask us more about this! • Will consider pets with additional pet deposit -- see below. Yard may have the occasional well-behaved cat or dog visiting with their owners as guests in our front main house. • We prefer non-smokers. All smoking is permitted outside only. THE PROPERTY: • Secure, key-entry gated property / Up about 40 steps • Ample non-restrictive street parking on quiet street, usually within 4-5 driveways of our driveway. There are no parking time limitations (other than the city-wide 72 hr limit) nor 'street cleaning' days, and no residential parking permits are required. • Front house is owner-occupied (+ 1-2 quiet roommates, typically 30/40-somethings. We are early 40s creative professionals + happy baby! ...some/all of whom are sometimes out of town with family or for work) • Large shared yard (50'x50') in between your cottage and our main front house (where we live and sometimes rent out up to two of our four bedrooms--see our other listing on Airbnb). Yard has a lawn, rose garden with pebble path, fruit trees (lemon, white sapote, kumquat and fig), brick patio, firepit (we sometimes have a stash of firewood!), weber gas bbq, hammock, tree house and vegetable and herb garden (vegetable garden and grapevines are a bit dormant this time of year, though!). Depending on the season and weather, our homemade ping pong table, boules, croquet or badminton sets might be set up on the lawn and are ready for your use! The entire back yard and all of your cottage and private back yard are fenced in, on our 8,000 sq ft lot. Also consider yourself forewarned of the occasional skunk, raccoon or opossum (we even had two coyote sightings) come dusk! LOCATION: • The cottage is nestled, hilltop, behind our front main house, up about 40 stairs. We're in a wonderful, quiet, hilly neighborhood, north of Sunset Blvd. on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake. • It's just a few blocks to Echo Park, Edendale Library, Urth Yoga, quirky indie boutique shops and restaurants, etc. in Echo Park: Downbeat Café, Brite Spot, Pho Cafe, Mohawk Bend, Miyako Sushi, Masa, as well as Vons, Rite Aid, gas stations and fast food, too. Silver Lake Reservoir and walking path, and the adjoining newly opened Meadows park (great for afternoon kite flying!) area are also a brisk walk away. • Also nearby: Silverlake's Sunset Junction, Trader Joe's, Vista Theater, Los Feliz Village, Atwater Village, Downtown LA (each of these areas with its own Farmers Markets), Dodger Stadium (we've walked the 1-1.5 miles there for a game), Chinatown and the 101, 110, 5 and 2 freeways. Silver Lake is central to Hollywood/Burbank/Glendale studios. Various buses stop at the nearby Sunset Bl. and Coronado St. intersection. Our 'walk score' is 85, 'Very Walkable'!... but don't forget to account for the fairly steep hills you have to climb and descend if you'll shop for heavy groceries on foot! FEES: • Application fee -- longer stays (or any bookings not done through The other site) require a rental application and credit report for $15 per person. • Cleaning fee -- We include a $75 cleaning fee which will be reflected in your final reservation amount. This is for standard cleaning and any additional cleaning (such as for a sink full of dirty dishes!), will be extra. • Number of guests -- With the aerobed we offer, the cottage can accommodate up to four people, for an additional $15/night per additional person after the first two guests. As the cottage is definitely on the cozy side, we do not recommend longer stays for more than two people, though! Any impromptu additional overnight guests' rental rate will be taken out of deposit, as well. • Pets - Small, well-behaved pets will be considered. Please tell us about your pet before booking. See pet deposit, below. • Deposits -- For shorter term stays, we charge a $600 refundable deposit, and may be able to go through the other site to have them hold your deposit. For longer term stays, we charge a higher deposit (usually about one month's rent for monthly rentals) depending on length of stay, and your references, etc. Pet deposit is $200 and up, depending on your type of pet.