We love the opportunity to share our space as an option to hotel and other expensive stays. We are relaxed,
About the room/apartment:
•Private bedroom with a queen bed, a desk, and plenty of closet space. Fast WiFi. Also we provide each guest with a body and face towel. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, and earplugs are all available for guests' use as well.
•This is a two bedroom apartment in the second floor. One shared full bathroom. Full kitchen, dinning, and living room. Although breakfast and meals are not included with your stay, you are welcomed to use anything (please just leave it clean after using it) Washer/dryer in the complex. Private parking is also available, please let us know if you need it when you inquire.
•Although we are pretty close to LAX, all windows in the apartment have double glass and they do a good job isolating exterior noise.
•Since the apartment it's only a mile from the water, you can walk there, or if you are into biking you can rent our bikes for a flat fee of $10 per person per day. They include basket, helmets, on-the-go pump, and comfortable seats. You can stroll away and have a picnic by the beach without worrying to run out of time for the return.
•Our check-in and out times are flexible, so when inquiring just let us know what time you are planning to arrive/depart and we can work with your schedule. We've had guests check in at 11PM and others check out at 8PM. Anything is workable if we communicate.
•We are a couple in our mid twenties, studying and working full time. We work/study from home a lot of times. Vegetarian/vegan friendly (we're pescatarians) Pretty relaxed. We have done plenty traveling around the world and have stayed with Couchsurfers and with Airbnbers.
About the location:
•Very close to LAX -specially useful if you come often for business but don't want to stay at a hotel.
•If we are available (depending on the time of the day) we can pick you up for $10. Please let me know when you inquire.
-A shuttle to/from our place is usually around $15-$20.
-A taxi around $25-30.
-You can also get here for $1 (I'm not kidding!) but is through Public Transportation and it might be a time-consuming trip. But heck, if you have the time, why not?!
•Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, a small art museum, and more. Also about a mile walk to the beach. Bike paths by the ocean can take you to Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica to the north, or Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo Beach to the South.
•The 109 bus typically runs exactly on time, and can take you to nearby stores, Mariposa Metro/Subway Station, and more. The 109 bus stop is just steps away from the house.
•Also very close to the 105 and 405 freeways in case you are renting a car.
Hope you decide to stay with us, thanks for reading!
Guests will have access to our parking spot, wifi, kitchen, and common areas (basically the entire apartment except our room)
Interaction with Guests
This is a shared apartment, so we are home every night. We often work from home, so you can find us home a couple days a week. If our guests want to interact, we are happy to share stories about the city, or provide recommendations for places where to go visit, eat, etc. If out guests are more reserved, we totally honor that and we are happy to respect your space.
We live in a big city, but in a neighborhood that feels like a small town. A 5 minute walk from the apartment, and you can get to 'Downtown El Segundo' where there are some restaurants, bars, library, small art gallery, and you see all kind of people, from the Aerospace Engineers working nearby to the dudes in bikes and surfboards :) Thursdays also bring a cute farmers market to the area.
Realistically, LA is not a great city for public transportation or for pedestrians.
If you can, rent a car. 15 minute walk from our apartment there is a car rental (Enterprise) and we have had a great experience with them in terms of service, price, quality.
That been said, if you want to take public transportation, there are bus stops a minute from the house. Those buses can take you to: nearby beaches, metro station where you can catch the subway to downtown/Hollowyood, or the Transit Center, where you can connect to all main bus lines.
Also, there is always Uber and cabs available
No shoes inside the house. No smoking or pets inside. I love dogs and cats, but unfortunately our lease does not allow us to have pets.
You can use anything in the house, just leave it as you found it. If you have a board or anything bulky you are welcomed to store it in the garage.
Although there are some bars within walking distance -and plenty a cab ride/ uber away, yay!- please don't be loud after 11ish, late night.
Paula and Bernardo were warm and friendly. The neighborhood is very pleasant and very close to LAX. In fact, just a few blocks west there is a great overlook where you can watch planes takeoff. Go a few blocks further and you're at the beach! It has a great bike path that can take you all the way to Playa del Rey, Venice or even Santa Monica if you have some time. Paula and Bernardo were great hosts! Five stars.
Paula & Bernardo went out of their way to make sure we would be taken care of with an early arrival. We felt right at home and the bed was comfortable. Paula gave us great recommendations for a day of beach combing, and we would definitely return in the future.
They were awesome hosts--gracious, hospitable and very kind. Thank you.
Nice room, very comfortable bed. The hosts was nice and i really enjoyed the tim i have spent in el segundo
Paula & Bernardo are awesome!
We stayed for 1 week and they made us feel home.
They were so nice and helped us out with everything. We also had good talkings and everything made us feel very comfortable. The apartment is also really nice and clean and i if i`ll come back to L.A. i totally wanna stay at your place :)
Thank you guys!!
Paula and Bernie were great hosts! They had great advice on where to go while we were in town and even brought us cupcakes on my birthday. It was a great experience to stay with them and would recommend it if you want a place that is close to the beach and the airport. It was also a quick drive to Santa Monica and Hollywood.
It was great staying at Paula and Bernardo's place. Everything was great! The room is really clean and comfortable and they provide us with things like towels and shampoos. The location is very close to the airport. There are some great bars on the Main Street and we had a lot fun there. Definitely highly recommended!
We are a couple from Chile, in our mid twenties :)
Paula works as a project manager in a small software company, and Bernardo studies mechanical engineering nearby.
We have been living in LA for the last couple of years, although we've done a fair share of traveling throughout South America, the States, Europe, and Japan (planning on expanding this list soon!)
Many times we just stare at the map on the hallway, trying to figure where to jump next. We've hosted and been hosted numerous times and love the opportunity to explore new spaces.
Now we are in a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment in LA, super close to the airport and about a mile from the beach -yay!- We are looking forward to host if you need some down time in between LAX connections, want to chill by the beach, or looking to get to know the city.