About this listing
Another view of the front room. Again, with Andrew moving in, the couch and TV are the same, but a chair and coffee table have changed.
We are offering our 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in a centrally located residential neighborhood with very easy access to Santa Monica beaches, UCLA, Brentwood, Mar Vista and all of West LA.
The single story home is approximately 1000 square feet and shares the large and professionally landscaped backyard with a studio that we also rent out.
There is 1 CALIFORNIA KING size bed plus 1 FULL SIZE BED with a TWIN TRUNDLE making this a great spot for a family to explore Los Angeles from. The first bath has a shower stall, the other a tub/shower combo. The kitchen is fully stocked with a fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, and toaster oven.
We can provide pack-n-plays and some toys, if needed, for anyone visiting with babies.
Ample parking is available on the street and no permits are needed. If you are not traveling with a car, we are walking distance to bus lines with very easy access to beaches, shopping, etc. I have run to the beach from our place (approx 2.5 miles) and we often ride bikes there.
- Kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, french press and hot water kettle
- California King size bed.
- 1 Full size bed with Twin trundle
- Cable TV in main room and master bedroom
- Clean Linens
- WIFI/Internet access
- Beach towels available, just ask
- Spacious back yard with patio furniture, table, swings and a slide
- "Pack and play", and toys available
- Easy and free street parking
- Washer/dryer available (please ask before using)
* Please tell us a bit about yourself so we know who we're communicating with. Thank you!
Front house of large property with a backhouse /studio also for rent. The listing for the studio: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/138211
Full access to the home and backyard. The backyard is shared with the guesthouse so you might see guests from that rental during your stay. Be friendly and say hello!
Interaction with Guests
This is our home which we rent out when we leave town. We try to arrange our travel so that we are home to greet you on your arrival, but sometimes we just leave you the code for the electronic entry door if timing doesn't work out. I am always available by phone and e-mail and have a cousin nearby who is available if needed.
Turn lights off when not in use and upon going out.
Notify of any additional guests.
Ask before using laundry facilities.
Feel free to hang out in or play in the shared yard area - a great place for catching some LA sun.
Let us know how we can help make your stay more comfortable!
The dining area that is directly next to the front room and just off the kitchen. The table has been changed to a different table, and this one has been moved to in front of the window.
Julie, made us feel very welcome upon arrival. She left toys and a pack n play and a booster for our little one, which was incredibly nice. The home was very large and as described in her listing. The yard was absolutely perfect for our family, I just wish we had more time to use it! The location is perfect, very close to major highways and beaches, restaurants and everything else this area has to offer. I would always attempt to secure this place again when visiting LA -- Julie clearly knows what she is doing and makes everything very easy.
Great place for families with young children. Julie had a pack n play ready for us, plus she left some toys, books and simple food items (bananas, milk, granola bars), which was great. Big master bedroom fit all four of us no problem (master bed, pack n play, toddler on mattress on the floor). Our toddler enjoyed the swing set in the backyard and we liked having a garden and deck to hang out on after the kids went to sleep.
While we were there the front door had a problem shutting - there was a security gate that locked in front of it, but it did let in some street noise. House is on a somewhat busy street, but it didn't really bother us (you couldn't tell from the backyard or in the house with the doors and windows shut). The fence gate in backyard needed a fix too - it locked but was hard to open.
Overall I would definitely stay here again. The owner was very nice as well.
We had such a great time at Julies house. Everything was perfect! Thank you so much for your warm welcome with fresh bananas and toys for our children. Hopefully we can come back an other time!
We attended our daughter's graduation at UCLA and stayed at Julie's home. It was as described. Very comfortable and well stocked - we felt as if we were staying with friends. The neighborhood is convenient to shopping, restaurants etc. I took a very long walk down Wilshire Blvd - great people watching. The location is a bit noisy as it is on a busy street - but many bird songs in the early morning were wonderful.
We really enjoyed our short stay at this property and next time we are in the area i will be certain to see if available again. the pictures are very accurate and the overall cleanliness was impeccable. We found the location perfect, it was a short drive from the airport and also very close to all the various sights we had on our agenda. Julie was a great host, she responded very quickly and also accommodated our request on relative short notice. The garden area and rear deck was lovely and would be perfect for anyone with kids as there is plenty for them to play on and explore. This was my first time using airbnb and I was 100% happy. thanks Julie for making our stay a success
Our first airbnb experience! And very positive. The house was spotlessly clean and perfect for our family of 5. Our kids in particular loved the garden and we all appreciated the space. We didn't meet Julie but we liaised beforehand and spoke after we arrived and she checked we were happy with everything. Easy to park and to drive to Santa Monica beach area. Thank you.
Julie was a great hostess...we had the pleasure of meeting her and her 3 lovely children at check-in. She was very helpful getting us acclimated to the home and the area and made herself available for any questions during the stay. The pictures were very accurate and the home is in a great location as others have noted. We spent two terrific afternoons at the beach and had countless restaurants to choose from in the area. The yard is lovely and we enjoyed hanging out there late in the afternoon. There is also a guest house at the back of the property. Depending on the size of your group you may want to see if you could do a "package deal" as we would have benefitted from the extra space for our group.
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About the Host, Julie
We are a family who loves to travel and values the amenities that a home away from home offers over a hotel. Our travels have kept us more local since having kids, but previously we have enjoyed traveling all over Europe, most of the US, Costa Rica, and Thailand. I (Julie) lived in London for about a year and a half which allowed me to explore many parts of Europe.
I am an AirBnB host and have really enjoyed meeting the people who have come from all over the world to stay in our guest house since summer 2011.
Before choosing to stay home full time with my kiddos, I worked in marketing & business development.
*Starting April 1, 2015 my brother's father in law, Andrew, will be living in our front house rather than us. We will have moved to a new home about 10 minutes away. Andrew is a professional in the insurance industry, originally from Oregon until his career brought him to LA.*