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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bed + office,1 Bath, Prime Silverlake/ Echo Park Vintage House

Built in 1908, this vintage house is a very special furnished 2 bedroom, plus den/office. 1 bath, located in Silverlake/ Echo Park.

Huge fenced in grass yard, that runs along one side of the house. Park car next to front porch behind rolling fence. There are many unique features such as custom French mahogany doors through out. Living room and bedrooms have doors to a very private mahogany side deck (8 feet x 40 feet) which surrounds 80 year old yucca trees, which has been a wonderful place to entertain year round...a sweet Shangri-La to enjoy breakfast or just relax. Dining room is bright with French windows, and wainscoting, with dining table for six people. Retro-kitchen is fully loaded/ stocked kitchen which has vintage stove, dishwasher, butcher block. Mud room off kitchen has washer, dryer, and fridge with back door entrance. The front porch has a nice view of Palm lined street....that's a great place to have a cup-of-joe! The bedrooms each have ceiling fans and French doors, most days there is a nice breeze that flows through. A queen bed in each room that also enjoy side deck. Wood flooring throughout, except for office/ den which has a dark carpet. It is currently being used as an office/ lunge. I will include pictures with a cot included. Vintage bathroom is located between both bedrooms includes bath/ shower combo.

This house may not be suitable for toddlers, babies are okay but those just learning to walk may have a difficult time with porch steps and yard that is not level with the house ( for viewing). We welcome children but want to be clear about the steps or safety reasons.

One of the best things about the house is that you really feel like you’ve left the city, even though you are walking distance to great food/cafes/yoga, and all the eclectic options surrounding the neighborhood, a 15-20 minute walk to the Silverlake Reservoir or to Echo Park Lake for a paddle boat ride. No need to get in a car to take an early morning yoga class at Urth or Bar Method( 5 min), and then stroll to Silverlake Juice or Moon Juice afterwards. Want to have a drink without worrying about driving, you can hit or Los Globos, Hungry Crow in Silverlake or head towards Echo Park ( 12 minute walk) and check out Wine For The People, The Echo, Elf Vegan Cafe for nighttime fun. The Metro bus stop is a few minutes to Sunset Blvd. you can take bus east for Metro Station ( direct) or take it west and end up on Pacific Coast Highway,at the beach.

This house holds many beautiful memories for our family, we hated moving but our family of six has outgrown it for good.

More Details

Tnah Di Donato
Member since: 2013
Speaks Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Tnah Di Donato

Mario has been an actor here in Hollywood for nearly 25 years, and I have been in the entertainment industry for most of my life. We are a very renaissance type family raising three thundering teens and one 20 year old Singer Song writer with Columbia Records. Mario and I collaborate on a few ventures together which include Bella Faccia Foto ( bellafacciafoto.com), a socially responsible coffee roasting company called Belli Fratelli ( Good Brother's In Italian) Coffee Roasters (bellifratelliroasters.com), which we hope to grow and pass down to our sons. Tnah traded her title as Hollywood Agent for Postpartum Mother Roasting + ceremonialist, holding space in ceremony/ woman's retreats and serving mothers here in Los Angeles with The Sacred Living Movement ( asacredpassage.com).

We recently sold our cafe Steampunk Coffee Bar and Kitchen , which was known for the best waffle and fried chicken in the San Fernando Valley, but still continue to work with Vito's Pizza ( www.vitopizza.com) located in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and soon to open in Downtown Los Angeles. This pizzeria was opened by us but is our bother Vito's joint, and truly one of the best pizza's in Los Angeles.

We absolutely put all our love into each venture we believe in and hope that our reviews speak to the level of care and attention we provide to our guests while staying at Vintage Reservoir.

Tnah Di Donato purchased this house in 2000

Why Tnah Di Donato chose Silver Lake

This home holds our heart, it was the first home we manifested in our early 30's. We had a vision of what we wanted for our family and it was exactly what we were looking for! We purchased this home during a very busy market, and managed to be the chosen family out of 15 other offers. We birthed three of our sons in a water pool in the living room. We made so many little character improvements which give the home so much charm. It was very hard to leave, but with four sons and one bathroom we would have either had to do some more major remodeling and it still would not have addressed the right schools for our boys which were not available in our community at the time we needed.

We had the house occupied by four tenants after we left, each one of those four couples either got married or pregnant while staying in our home, so it speaks to the love that fills this sweet house.

A week was spent in the house as I was getting it ready for listing, so I knew first hand what was needed to make it feel like a home and not a vacation rental. Everything was really thought through in every way unlike many of vacation rentals I have stayed in! Soft cotton bedding, every cooking utensil you could think of to make yummy meals, much consideration went into decor.

Silverlake is a very diverse community! While the hipsters have infiltrated these lands, there is still a big mix of the original Los Angelino population which include Philipinos and Mexicans, this is what adds the color to our community! Our property itself is like a Shangri-La within the urban city. The house is perched up off the ground and enclosed for privacy, but within walking distance to Sunset Blvd. where you can walk in either direction to find an array of cool food joints and boutiques.

What makes this house unique

When describing this home I like to share that this is a house of pure love and creativity. We really seem to attract a load of iincredibly talented ndustry peeps, which have included Broadway performers coming through to work at Pantages + Dorothy Chandler, (both within close proximity to the house.) Actors, writers, singer - song writers, who want the peace of our home, safety and privacy while being in the pulse of town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Silver Lake in Northeast Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • One Full Bathroom with vintage tile, retro green sink and bathtub/ shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Office/den - We have a day bed but can also put a cot or baby play pen
  • Bboth bedrooms have queen size beds, 3 rd room has a day bed and can place a cot in there for one person. Each bedroom has ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Disclosure: This house is what we call the ' House of Love' people have consecrated their love bond in marriage, babies made here, babies born here.. it exudes family love!!!


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Perfect home with charm and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Could not imagine a more perfect set-up. Location is also ideal if you don't have a car, as so much is easily walkable. Tnah and Mario are also the best hosts. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An EXCELLENT home, lovingly maintained!!!

  • 5 of 5

Tnah and Mario are two of the most loving, generous, creative people you could ever hope to meet. They have put all of themselves into this immaculately maintained gem of a home which we had the fortune of living in for the past 5 months.

Relocating for that amount of time was made easy by the fact that the home was stocked with absolutely everything we needed to live comfortably, way beyond the requirements of a typical rental. And if there was anything that needed attention, Mario and Tnah tended to it immediately.

The home was perfectly suited to the big Thanksgiving and Xmas dinners we hosted for family and friends. And when the holidays were over, the house's different indoor and outdoor spaces allowed my husband and I to find private spaces while working under the same roof.

Our oversized dog loved the freedom the gated garden afforded him and is missing all his buds at the dog park which was a short walk away.

Silverlake is a hipsters paradise with lovely shops, cafes and tasty restaurants. But this home was so lovely, staying home was often our preferred option.

We are still dreaming of the scrumptious basket of treats Tnah made and had waiting for us on our arrival...not to mention their own freshly roasted coffee!

We would recommend this home to anyone we loved!

- Sakina and Frank

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was quiet, relaxing, and very nicely decorated. The house is in the heart of Silverlake and is near a plethora of good restaurants and some nice shops. It was great to have a private driveway and not have to worry about parking. The fully fenced yard, complete with a squirrel or two was heaven for our dog. The coffee from the owner's family roaster was excellent and the kitchen was equipped with all the needed tools. Overall, this home was just a treat to stay at.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful, charming Hollywood Bungalow in the great neighborhood of Silverlake. There is a privacy fence that surrounds the entire property; you can roll back the gate to a private little oasis, that is a 5-10 min drive to Downtown.

The house has everything you will need; all details have been covered. It is a very comfortable set-up. You can open up all doors and windows for fresh air and lots of natural light; the home is lovely.

The outdoor space was our favorite. There is private deck along one side of the house that is nestled under palm trees. The front porch is comfortable and relaxing. The yard is large, with lots of grass for dogs to play in. It includes beautiful date palm trees, rosemary bushes and lots of beautiful, native plants. The off-street, private parking was a highlight as well.

The neighborhood offers everything you will need. It felt safe and fairly quiet (the one downside would be the neighbors across the street seemed to always have a noisy project going during the day, from yard work, construction to fixing cars. It was hard to ignore them sometimes, but clearly they didn't ruin my time at all). There are two grocery stores, many restaurants, drug stores, shops etc... that are all within a few minutes drive, and some withing walking distance.

If you are working in downtown LA, and need a place to stay, this is it! It's a super easy commute, all back roads...no highway. If you are just planning a trip to LA for fun, this house is a fantastic place to stay. I would book this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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naples, FL

Great location! Access to DTLA, all the new creative restaurants popping-up on Sunset/Silver Lake,.

  • 5 of 5

Vintage house has it all, including a yard for your pet; any convenience is here, and morning coffee on The Porch is perfect. In the midst of it all, yet secluded. Host was perfect, and their family-produced coffee beans (sold online me) are top-notch.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, private, and warm place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My two teenaged sons and I needed a place to stay while visiting a friend in Silver Lake. I travel regularly with my kids, and this home met all of our requirements and more. I had known before we arrived the house offered privacy, was in a safe neighborhood, provided outdoor areas, and is in a convenient location. The owner's policies are very reasonable and fair. Before our arrival, communication and instructions were very thoughtful and precise. She even asked if we needed lights on in case of an evening arrival and what roast of coffee I prefer. As a Mom traveling alone with kids, that is a huge plus, as knowing details provides peace of mind. Coffee makes it manageable!

Upon arrival, we found the instructions very clear and it was easy to enter the home. Once inside, it was SPOTLESS. We have experienced issues in this department in the past, so that was an enormous relief. The property is very private allowing us to enjoy a lovely breeze while enjoying the outdoor living areas and keep the windows open. I loved that we felt comfortable doing so in the heart of the city! It was effortless for us to settle in with ample closet space, every kitchen amenity we needed was easy to find, and delicious coffee!

The home is both charming and inviting. We loved the vintage vibe and appreciated all the modern conveniences. It is very apparent the owner put thought into being an excellent host. My kids and I settled in with ease which is important to me when we are exploring a different city.

With the local information provided, I was able to order any groceries we needed, and they arrived within 30 min. Any information we needed was easy to access.Any questions I asked the owner answered politely and promptly.

We left extremely early for our flight and were very concerned we didn't tidy up perfectly for the property owner or left something undone.... that is proof positive that we loved our stay!

We know we will return to the area and I certainly hope this home is available to rent for our next trip to LA!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Fantastic location! A short stroll to El Cafecito Organico and only a few blocks from a popular pocket of hot spots like Pho cafe, Gobi Mongolian BBQ, Moon Juice, Thirsty Crow, Urth Yoga, Bar Method, Dusty's, Lark Cake Shop and The Food Lab where they sell the BEST ice cream sandwiches! No need for guilt after that refreshing treat, the Silver Lake Reservoir and Echo Park is only a mile away! Talk about convenience! If you want to go out at night and not have to get in the car walk to The Echo, Mohawk Bend to the east, Los Globas night club and Silverlake Lounge, Stella to the west... All walking distance!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.83
Pet Fee £111.39
Damage Deposit £148.52

NIGHTLY 250.00
WEEKLY$1500 ($180 savings)
MONTHLY $4600 ( $153 Per Night, $97.00 savings per night)
Guests are subject to paying the credit card/ any transaction service charge on all bookings, this fee will come out of your returned security deposit once the final transaction has been made to avoid any more confusion and the remittance amount will be sent to you direct for your records.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.