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.
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.
My host and hostess were very erudite and made me feel very welcome. The house was charming with a small balcony which I used for sunbathing. The location was very convenient being close to the main highway and also easy to get to and from the airport. A good supermarket and some excellent restaurants were within one block's walk. A great stay.
Federico and Sofi were wonderful hosts. In the little time I spent with them, I was treated with respect and like family. Very glad I stayed here!
We had a wonderful night at Federico and Sofi's home! Safe, clean, comfortable and convenient! Both of them are very friendly, they even waited for us till late at night for checking in, and they left enough privacy for us, that made us feel just like home! The little cat is so cute! Thanks again for the chocolate!
Federico and Sofi are great hosts and they made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. The house is quite well located specially if you want to visit the beach and they gave us useful indications and recommendations in the area. I'd definitely stay again at their place! Thanks guys!
Sofi and Federico were great hosts! They were very welcoming and helpful. Their place is charming, tidy, spacious, and in a great location. They are just a drive away from the beach! I definitely recommend staying at their home while you're in LA.
We had a lovely stay at Sofi and Frederico's place. They are both warm and kind people who made us feel very welcome in their lovely home.
Good location: only a bike ride away from the beach. Sofi even provided us with a map of the area so we could enjoy a long ride without the chance of getting lost.
Sofi and Frederico where always ready when we had any questions.
When we come back to the area we would definitely like to stay here again!
The place was clean, bright and as advertised. Though we did not see much of each other, my hosts were very helpful and informative. Plus, their kitten's adorable :). Nice stay.
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!