Roomy master bedroom 3 miles from beach, minutes from LAX, seconds from freeways and 25 minutes to downtown on Metro. Shady sanctuary in historic Culver City. Walk to ethnic eateries and chain favorites. Share bath, kitchen, laundry, patio and WiFi
K2 has filled the spot in my heart left empty by Cowboy and Miss Kitty in 2014. She's learning tricks and smarter than I am!
Shaded duplex with patio in a residential community near major connectors and surface streets in West LA. Culver City's Rail Station connects to downtown, the Convention and Staples centers and major attractions.
Breakfast is optional and available from 8 to 9:30. French press coffee or tea, organic whole grain toast, cereal and California fruits and veggies from the Farmer's Market, nearby Sprouts, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.
Guests enjoy a queen bed with a Hungarian goose down duvet in the spacious master bedroom. A sofa bed sleeps two more in the livingroom for a small extra charge.
Cowboy is my friendly, elderly and respectful tuxedo cat and K2 is my new bengal kitten, feisty but also respectful.
Private master bedroom with shared kitchen, living room and bath.
Enjoy LA weather as you do laundry on the patio, where you may smoke if you like.
Interaction with Guests
Happy to share what I've discovered about LA, or we can consult with my kids next door. They are wise, 15-year Angelenos with experience in acting and the Industry (films/TV/production), who advise with a smile - if they can get some time away from their two nearly three-year-olds!
West LA is cool and welcoming. Ocean breezes from Malibu to Santa Monica to Venice keep temperatures down and nightlife hot.
Culver City is a safe, friendly community; an excellent base for your LA visit. Walk to nearby restaurants and parks in balmy LA weather, enjoy the sunset from nearby Playa del Rey.
Culver City is connected to the rest of LA via the Metro train terminal, which links to the city bus system that stops two short blocks away. Schedules are on line and easy to follow.
Park free across the street or on Culver Blvd. For Friday morning street cleaning, park in the alley.
LAX is 15 minutes away and taxis, Uber or shuttles are easily available.
Other Things to Note
Culver City has a smorgasbord of ethnic boutique restaurants plus all the chain fast foods and shopping at two major centers. Downtown offers eateries, entertainment and everything you need to make your stay unique.
Note that Culver City banned plastic bags in January, 2014, so bring your own or pay 10 cents and reuse and recycle the store ones you get.
Keep fit at the local YMCA, just a 5-minute walk away. It's free for the first three or so visits.
Rent bikes and pedal to the beach or to Sony Studios to be in the audience for Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune (get tickets online).
Cats are welcome, but sorry, no dogs. Please bring a carrier, food station and cat pan. K2 is friendly, but a teenager and gets into everything not nailed down.
California is suffering a disasterous drought. Citizens are under mandatory water restrictions. Showers are limited to 5 minutes. If you need two a day, make them three minutes. Please use water sparingly in dish washing as well, thank you!
We share the kitchen. You have your own cabinet with cutlery and dishes, space in the fridge and freezer and dining table. Guests clean up after themselves.
Sunday is cleaning day for stays of more than a week. Feel free to tour Los Angeles to give me time to get everything fresh for the week.
Toni made us both feel at home at once. She was great company and we enjoyed staying at her place.
Toni made us feel welcomed upon our arrival and introduced her two kittens. The room was as expected and the bed gave me a great nights sleep. Toni is very nice and seems to know the area well. It was a pleasure to stay with her.
Staying at Toni's place was the perfect way to end our trip! From go to woah, Toni was a wonderful host, a brilliant communicator and often went above and beyond to make sure we were welcomed and comfortable. Her place is so well located, we slept very comfortably in a gorgeous room, and she was always ready to assist with our questions. I would highly recommend staying with her! (and her adorable little felines!!!)
Toni was very kind and the room was clean and comfy. We really didn't go out and explore the neighborhood, just had a nice long sleep that we needed before heading to the airport. Toni is an uber driver, so that was convenient, she just made us coffee, set out breakfast for us and then drove us to the airport which was seamless. Thanks, Toni!
Me and my sister had a lovely stay at Toni's house! The location of the house was very convenient for us, pretty close to Venice and Santa Monica Beach, and still not too far from Hollywood. We only stayed for a few days so this gave us the chance to see most of the famous places in LA.
Toni gave us recommendations of what to do in LA, and also had a book with suggestions from previous gests, this was really good!
Toni was an awesome host. It was my first time staying with a on-site host through Airbnb, but it was awesome. She always asked how our day was when we got back, and we would have at least an hour of conversations about Los Angeles and many other topics. She always welcomed us as we were coming back to our homes, and I have to say, with the two kittens she has, she has the most comforting home I have been to. Future guests, you would totally be glad to be staying at Toni's!
The room is wonderful! We enjoyed our stay here. It's a very convenient location just a block away from the highway. It's also a little bit of noise when car passes by. So, if you're a light sleeper, take a pair of earplug with you.
I work as a background actor, so get crazy last-minute calls to sets. I love to explore the exciting City of Angels. So far, I've flash mobbed, paddleboard yogaed and slept overnight with the lions at the Safari Park.
I'm a former photojournalist and a dual citizen of Canada and the US who moved to LA from Banff in December, 2012, to help my son and daughter-in-law with their foster children. We live side-by-side in a duplex and I wasn't using the master bedroom, so I decided to host guests.
Love to exchange stories with guests from all over if I'm home and they want, or give them their privacy. My old companions Cowboy and Miss Kitty both passed in 2014, but K2 and Punkin (Punk) my two new greeter kitties, are friendly only if you want.