About this listing
Welcome to our humble abode!
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. You will also have your own private bathroom and shower.
-Full size washer and dryer
-Surf Board, Boogie Board and 4 different size wetsuits
-Beach Chairs/Coolers and Towels
-TV and dvd player to watch movies in the room
-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.
We also kindly ask you to please respect the check in and check out times, since we have them for a reason and it is not fun for us having to decline requests for early check ins. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
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
Other Things to Note
We currently have a little rescue kitten that we are taking care of while looking for a home for him but he is not allowed in the guest room.
Myself and 3 girls stayed with sofi and federico and had an amazing time from start to finish. They were both so chilled and welcoming and we're happy with us coming and going throughout the day/night and using their pool table. The apartment was really nice, clean and spacious in a nice location but I would recommend people use Uber to get around instead of taxis to save money. Sofi and federico know a lot about LA and were great for recommending places to go and see. We were being lazy but they also offer bikes to guest to get around.
We had a great stay with these guys and would Definately recommend to others
Charming place, clean and near from Venice Beach . Frederico and Sofi were very welcoming, they prepared our arrival and provided all the inputs to find easily the place. Very good hosts flexible and available. We will surely recommend this place our friends. We hope to come back soon as possible.
Sofi's home was so well decorated. Everything is clean and I love our staying there! And she's originally from Finland, where I stayed for a year. I would definitely recommend this place!!
Super easy hosts, very tasteful home and super comfy bed. Everything was spotless, location feels very safe and parking was no problem. Close to important sights and the airport. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Federico and Sofi are very nice people... and their house is SO interesting place - lovely place. The location is good and in nice area. Everything what is described in offer was there and was truth. Everything went really easy! I definitely recommend this offer!
This is my second review since I extended my visit with Federico and Sofi because I liked staying there so much. Very comfortable, great atmosphere, relaxing, peaceful, private. I would definitely stay here again and again!
Federico and Sofi made me feel right at home from the minute I walked in the door. They are they are cheerful and fun to be around. Federico and I put the pool table to use on the first night, reminding me that it has been too long since I picked up a cue, but he made me glad that I did.
The casual, funky furnishings make for a bright and relaxing atmosphere. The bedroom is large and comfortable with a nice desk for writing. The sunny balcony is a pleasant place to hang out with a coffee and check email. Their cat might even share your lap if you are patient. It felt like he and I had the whole place to ourselves most of the time!
There are plenty of good restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance and it is a central location to most of the westside of Los Angeles. I would definitely stay here again!
About the Host, Federico
Hi there! If I had to describe myself, I would say worldly and down-to-earth. I have traveled extensively throughout my life and know what it takes to be both a good guest and a good host. Now that I get to play the role of the host however, I hope that I can pass on some of the hospitality that was provided to me during my travels onto those that share a little time in our home. We look forward to meeting you! Cheers!