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Hill Top Home In Silver Lake located on historic walk up street

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bright and Cheerful Bungalow Nestled in the Hills of Silver Lake

Vintage Cottage on a Historic Walk-up Street in the Hills of Silver lake. Very close to all the neighborhood has to offer, as well a seemingly above it all nestled in a pretty canyon. The place has a lot of vintage charm, built in 1914 the cottage is peaceful and private. All the systems have been updated and the interior carefully planned. The views through out the property are lovely and the garden inviting. There is one main bedroom with a Queen size bed, and there is also a separate area with a 6Ft. long daybed that sleeps one quite comfortably.The galley kitchen has comfortable seating and is well equipped to whip up a scrumptious meal or relax and eat your takeout, a BBQ is available too. An Office off the Kitchen is very functional with ample natural light and plenty of workspace. Next to the Office is the Bathroom with a claw foot tub for long soaks and a shower with plenty of hot water. The living room is roomy and relaxed with a gas fireplace, wood floors, modern comfortable furniture, and views into the surrounding trees. It's a sweet welcoming little house, in a unique and private setting.The bungalow is located on a historic walk-up street, which requires you to bring your luggage and self up a steep set of stairs. If you may have any problem tackling stairs this might not be the property for you. :)

Leesa Martling
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2018

About Leesa Martling

I'm a Designer/Decorator living in Los Angeles. I love to travel, meet new people and make new friends.

Leesa Martling purchased this bungalow in 1989

Why Leesa Martling chose Silver Lake

Its special, not an average home.

What makes this bungalow unique

The private Stair Street vibe, and the feeling of being removed from the hustle bustle of city life.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • And cast iron claw foot bath tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size semi-firm mattress, with padded headboard.
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
This is a special listing, you are seemingly above it all in this charming bungalow. There are lovely breezes in the evening, and the location is central to most of the freeways that get you around Los Angeles. I do have one semi-feral outdoor cats that I feed in the morning, all that you would need to do is open a small can of food and feed her! Her name is Madeline and she's a sweet cat that lives outside.


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Hill Top Home In Silver Lake located on historic walk up street
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Perfect little house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the the Hill Top House. It’s the perfect size for a couple or a couple plus a close family member or friend. The patio is lovely, the situation and location are perfect and Leesa was helpful and available without being obtrusive. We were so pleased with our sojourn in the Hill Top House that we are considering a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia! By all means please come stay again.
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Hill Top Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Leesa's Hill Top Home. It was clean and had everything that we needed. The location was very convenient and it was great to have a grocery store so nearby. We really enjoyed having our morning coffee outside in the little garden sitting area. Leesa was great to work with and easy to contact.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Leesa's cottage for 2 weeks - it was ideal for our needs with one bedroom and a daybed for a third guest. The cottage was comfortable, clean and tidy and we had full run of Leesa's store cupboard when preparing meals - a big bonus as it can be expensive buying all the herbs and spices you need when you only need a pinch of each!

The location is handy for all that Silver Lake has to offer but as many others have mentioned the access may be difficult for those with mobility issues - in our case we found the stairs a great way to workout and burn off some of the holiday calories :-)

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House With Easy Access to the city

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the house for three weeks and it was very comfortable. There is a lovely sitting room plus a reading nook, an office for working, and the bed is very comfortable. The kitchen is small but well appointed and I was able to cook meals daily very easily. Leesa is great hostess and was quickly available for anything I needed. The kitty is sweet yet very demanding when it's breakfast time :) While the house is next to a freeway I never felt like the sound was intrusive. The location gave me easy access to Silver Lake as well as the rest of LA. It was a great home base.

I was able to use windows, fans, and heaters located strategically throughout the house to keep the temperature at just the right place for me during the day and at night. One thing to note is there are 77 steps between the street parking and the front door. It made for a great workout but is a consideration if you have any mobility impairment or are otherwise physically limited.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cozy hillside bungalow

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this charming hillside bungalow in Silverlake. The garden was a lovely place to hang out and the host was very friendly and helped us out with any questions right away.

The area is great and we walked the staircases in the hills. The reservoir, parks, cafés and the playground in Silverlake is within walking distance which is great for Europeans like us. The freeway is close by and you definitely can hear it, but it wasn't too disturbing in this great setting.

We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little yellow house

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable house with it's clean design is light and airy. We enjoyed the beautiful see through fireplace flanked by a sofa sized window seat and cozy living room. The landscaping surrounding the house is beautiful, with a lovely private garden in the back with an eating and lounging area.

Stair street location provides relief from LA traffic noise and affords a rural feel and views, yet it is a five minute drive to downtown. Parking is no problem.

Owner is a gracious host, easily contacted and responsive to questions and needs.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this Hill Top Home in the vibrant neighborhood of Silver Lake.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Silver Lake, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.6
cleaning £61.38
Pet Fee £216.63
Tax Rate 14.0%

The Bungalow is located on a walk-up Street. The stairs are steep walking up to the place, so if you have any physical problems walking etc., this may not be the rental for you. I also have two semi-feral cats that need to be fed, if you are willing and able to split a can of food between them in the mornings it would be really appreciated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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