Spacious master bedroom with attached spa like bathroom for a zen experience is only the beginning. The rest of the house is modern, stylish and perfectly located for curious travelers seeking a balance of comfort and access to city life. You won't want to leave... many return.
You're renting a room but have access to entire house... laundry facilities, gourmet kitchen, wifi, garage parking, 5 bicycles, cable TV. I travel 12 days a month for work, therefore you often will have the house to yourself (IMPORTANT: message me before booking to check my availability).
Interaction with Guests
Since LA is the entertainment capital of the world... you are the star of your stay. I'm simply the supporting cast. You need help finding the best restaurants or the hidden jewels that no tourist know about? I can guide you in the right direction. Want to join me for tango, yoga, swimming, biking...? you're welcome to tag along. You have your visit all planned out? I'll be invisible and you'll be on your own. It's all about you.
Other Things to Note
This is important, I ask that no meat product be eaten, brought or cooked in house. I've been a vegetarian for over 25 years and desire to keep meat out of my house. What is meat? It seems to be a blurry concept to some. Meat is any animal product to include beef, pork, poultry, seafood, shellfish, animal organ. Some guests have come and criticized my decision and tried to sneak meat into the house, they've labeled my lifestyle "unnatural", "dangerous", "anti-christian"... I'm making a big point of mentioning this aspect so you know what to expect and no one is surprised or disappointed.
I average 25 requests per day, please message me before making reservations. I travel for a living and want to make sure I'm available to greet you. If I agree to rent please make reservations as soon as possible, someone else might beat you to it. Please have a filled out profile, thanks.
To confirm you've read and agree to my rules, please include the word "vegok" in your request.
IMPORTANT: Contact me before booking a room, I need to check my schedule.
- No meat cooked, eaten or brought into the house (all meats includes beef, pork, seafood, shellfish, fowl) dairy is ok.
- No illegal drugs
- No smoking (if you are a smoker and need to step outside for a smoke every few hours, we may not get along). The city of Santa Monica does not allow smoking on balconies or patios or within 20 feet of a residence.
-I'm flexible on check-in time but if your check-in is after midnight, please advise in your communication when requesting availability.
-To confirm you agree with these rules, include "vegok" in your written request.
I most probably will decline your request if: -- you book the room without first messaging me
-- you haven't created a profile on Airbnb
--you didn't include "vegok" in your message
As an airline pilot for 25 years flying mostly Boeing 767, I've traveled extensively for work and pleasure. "1000 Places To See Before You Die" is on my nightstand. I've climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hiked Machu Picchu in Peru, retraced Darwin’s steps in the Galapagos islands, faced the Terra Cotta in Xi An, biked across India to Agra, visited Angkor Wat and Killing Fields in Cambodia, skied the Alps, climbed the Pyramids in Egypt, cruised the Greek islands, gotten dirty in the Cuchi tunnels of Vietnam, surfed the waves of South Africa, danced tango in Buenos Aires, admired Lucy in Ethiopia, sat next to the gorillas of Rwanda, mingled with orangutans and komodo dragons in Indonesia... and a few more fun places but ultimately, travel is a discovery of the self.
Yoga, swimming, tango and biking are part of my daily routine and see very few mainstream blockbuster movies... more into indie art house productions. I'm a vegetarian, speak French and English and follow Darwin's philosophy: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”