You'll enjoy the privacy of your own room with wonderful day bed (plus inflatable bed if you are 2) in a perfectly located contemporary home. Garage parking, wifi, full use of gourmet kitchen, shared bathroom... you won't want to leave! For private bath, see my other listing.
This space is an office that converts into a comfortable bedroom. A separate shared bathroom is close by.
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 sometimes will have the house to yourself (message me before booking to check my availability).
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.
This is important, I ask that no meat product be eaten, brought or cooked in the 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. (Dairy products are acceptable)
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. I give priority to people who have a well filled profile, thanks.
Carl is a fantastic host in addition to being such a pleasant person and a beautiful soul. He enjoys sharing his worldly adventures, satisfying one’s curiosity for elusive places (you’ll want to spend hours on Travelocity planning your next escapade after chatting with him!). Few people embrace the world with such simplicity and an open mind like Carl. Many before me can attest that he is one to touch people’s lives in a very positive way. Hopefully, all those whose lives he touched will do the same with someone else; creating a ripple effect of kindness in a world that needs it! Thank you Captain Paradise!
I had such a fantastic time with Carl. There are so many thing about this place that's just great: The house is bright and wonderful, the rooms big and comfy, the atmosphere very nice, and the neighbourhood is just lovely. The ocean is close by, you can simply feel the freshness of the clean air. And then there is Carl himself; a joyful man with fun stories, Carl is full of surprises. He made me feel very welcome, he even invited for dinner when I came from the airport. And made me lunch and breakfast too! He'll show you around Santa Monica if you'd like that (do go for a bike ride with Carl, you'll have a great time!), he'll give you tips on where to eat, where to go for a coffee - he's just the most trustworthy and helpful host you can imagine. He's always positive and he has a great sense of humour.
I truly loved staying here. I did yoga at the yoga place near by, went for walks, biked down to the ocean - I stayed for two weeks and the days passed by so fast. There's a Whole Foods and Starbucks next door, and you can get to Beverly Hills/West Hollywood easily with a bus if you don't have a car. I didn't have a car, but the neighbourhood is very walkable and safe, so it wasn't a problem at all. Also there are many nice stores down the street. I fell in love with Santa Monica and I can't wait to go back!
Carl is a wonderful host.These four nights in Carl's home would be our unforgettable experience in the USA.We admire him, because he is well-organized,enthusiastic and careful.We admire his passion on life especially on Tango,we really want to attend his Tango club.We admire his lifestyle,because he loves doing sports,travelling and his job.Carl told us lots of stories about him,and we felt very happy to talk with him.His home is very clean,comfortable,and he made everything was perfect.He lead us to ride bicycle around Santa Monica and told us lots of native culture.We had perfect four nights with Carl.We want to see him again,and talk with him again.
Had such a wonderful stay. Carl made me feel so welcome and went above and beyond what I would expect of any air bnb host. Both mornings I woke to my breakfast ready on the table! (and may I add it was delicious! )
He was even so kind as to give me a bike riding tour of the neighbourhood so I could get my bearings. Couldn't recommend staying with Carl highly enough! I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in LA
Thanks so much Carl!
My first airbnb experience and it was a great one. From the first minute to the last, Carl was extraordinarily welcoming and generous. He helped me with everything. By far the best host you can imagine! His home is so comfortable, well-located, and has everything you'd need for an awesome stay in Santa Monica... including bikes when you need them! I'm pretty sure I'd be disappointed if I stayed anywhere else next time I'm in Santa Monica.
I enjoyed my LA trip for 2 reasons: the good weather and meeting Carl.
Not only was Carl a great host like every reviewer had mentioned, he was also so refreshing and inspiring to converse with. I'm grateful for the opportunity and the experience.
Carl, thank you very much for letting me stay!
Carl is amazing host! It was my first airbnb experience, but he gave me a very positive impression. His house was very clean and comfortable. and it was very fun to talk to him. He is very smart and has a lot to offer as a person. I would recommend Carl's especially if its your first time visitting Los Angeles.
I now understand all of the incredible reviews that Carl has received, he is nothing short of the perfect host! His house was clean and the room was equipped with every amenity, Carl even provided a list of things to do/see and snacks on the desk! (Cute!!) The bed is very comfortable and the room and ensuite are spacious. If that wasn't enough he is also an incredibly kind and generous man and made my stay an absolute pleasure. Thanks, Carl! :)
Carl was a superb host during my stay at his home. Communication with him in the booking process was easy and he was quick to answer all of my questions. The place itself is clean, comfortable, and modern - plus, Carl has thought of and attended to every detail a guest would need! The location is less than a block walking distance to coffee, restaurants, bars, yoga/pilates, and shopping! It really is a perfect stay in Southern California. I hope to come back for another quick get-away!
Woo! I'm speechless... for good reasons! I would give 7 stars over 5 if I could: 5 stars for the room, 1 more for the experience and 1 other for Carl! He thought about and prepared everything one needs from A to Z. We had very nice talks and he initiated me to Tango dance! The room is clean and the bed is very comfortable. The neighborhood is amazing and Carl's house is very closed to downtown in Santa Monica. Oh, even more, he lend me his bike to go along the beach! Great experience. Thank you very much Carl!!!! My first choice if I come again!