Welcome to our humble abode!
My wife and I share our beautiful four bedroom, second story apartment with a good friend and now, you!
We are located in the heart of West L.A. on the cozy side street known as 'little' Culver off the corner of Culver Blvd and Inglewood Blvd. just minutes from LAX.
Our central location makes our "neighborhood" extensive and accessible either by bike or on foot, and includes Culver City, Marina Del Rey and Venice Beach.
Just a short bus or car ride away are Santa Monica, as well as the South Bay cities of Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, famous for their volleyball and surfing.
For longer excursions to for example Downtown L.A. or the OC, we are minutes from the 405 freeway, not to mention reliable MTA, Culver City and Big Blue Bus service across the street.
Active folks will love the bike path and a separate jogging path across the street as well as the Ballona Creek bike path going all the way up and down the coast, only a couple hundred yards away.
There is plenty of shopping as well as a some Zagat rated restaurants within walking distance and for much more selection along with two movie theaters, the Marina Villa Marketplace is only a short bike ride away.
The bedroom we offer is a colorful guest bedroom with a king size bed, mini fridge, TV, dvd player and WIFI. With the room comes access to all of the amenities we have available.
-Full size washer and dryer
-Surf Board, Boogie Board and 4 different size wetsuits
-Beach Chairs/Coolers and Towels
-Cable TV with Netflix
-Paddle Tennis paddles and balls
-Rollerblades (Size 9 and 12)
I am originally from Colombia although my upbringing as the son of a U.S diplomat saw me travel quite extensively in my youth. It was during these travels that I met my wife in Helsinki, Finland back in 1995. Today, I am the director of Casa Libre; a youth shelter near downtown L.A.
My wife is an author and humanitarian, volunteering her legal background expertise to Casa Libre and the numerous organizations that our shelter works with when she isn't working on the finishing touches for her upcoming novel.
We are both very down to earth, friendly and respectful individuals. We are LGBT and 420 friendly (as with most of California :) ) We ask the same in return.
Please feel free to e-mail us directly with any more specific questions you may have. I have lived in the area for over a decade and can provide quite a bit of insight. We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!
Federico and Sofi
I had a really good stay with Federico and Sofi. They were both extremely friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. The room is comfy and spacious with its own fridge, which I found useful. The use of the bike was a real bonus, although it's quite well placed for buses too. Would definitely stay again if in LA
great place to stay close to the beaches etc
hosts very helpfull
Federico and Sofi were the best! They were able to provide GREAT suggestions for dining, day trips, etc. My girlfriend and I stayed for valentines day and their recommendations were flawless. Room is wonderful, hosts are awesome, location is great. I would highly recommend staying here!
Sofi and Federico were amazing hosts ! I had a great evening and very good conversation with them. They really make you feel home and they have awesome stories to share with you :) Room was very clean and welcoming. Would definitely recommend !
Our stay at Sofi and Federico's place was very pleasant. The flat is very well located (near bus stop and very close to Venice Beach and Santa Monica). They were very helpful and kind, they did their best to facilitate our trip in LA! Thank you very much!
Great couple! Great home! I can think of anywhere else to stay than with them. Knowledgeable and willing to assist me with my stay.
Staying with Federico and Sophie was amazing! They were SO helpful, accommodating us with a very late arrival time, travel guides, parking space...even a tour of their workplace (which was INCREDIBLE!) They were really friendly cool people to be around, and they provide everything you could possibly want as an Air BnB guest, at a sensible price rather than trying to rip you off. They even have a pool table.... great fun! Thanks for everything guys :o)
I arrived during the afternoon at LAX after a long flight, tired and with not so much time to visit LA. Federico and Sofi's place is very close to LAX,.. Both were very welcoming and gave all the informations to make my stay in LA easy. They lend me a bike for free so I could reach Venice beach in 15min and enjoy the beach boardwalk until Santa Monica pier.. The room was perfect and confortable, and the price is cheap.. I had to leave early the next morning to reach Ventura and Federico was very kind to spend some time with me to find the best solution with the complicated public transportations in order to reach Union station.. Definitively a good place to stay in LA and great host.
I stayed together with my brother at Federico’s home in January.
Federico and his wife are super friendly hosts, absolutely helpful and their home is very inviting and cozy and tidy. We had a great stay and would recommend it to others. Whenever I’ll have a chance to visit L.A. again, I’d stay there again.
I couldn't have asked for more -- Federico and Sofi are awesome and friendly; the place was very inviting and colorful; I slept amazing. I'll certainly call again if I am every in need of a room in Los Angeles.