About this listing
We live in an upscale, safe, neighborhood that is near LAX and rental car pick-up and drop-off locations. Without a car we are 5 minutes by Taxi or shared ride companies to our door. Buses for local transport are within 5 blocks walk,
Enjoy the area like a local and be treated like a favorite friend. The room is available on Instant Book, so if the space is available (check the calendar) you can book immediately.
The room is cozy with a new Queen size deluxe bed with designer linens. We don't know about you but we require a private bathroom.You will have a private bathroom adjacent to your room with plenty of towels and fully stocked soaps, shampoos and lotions. and hair dryer. You have a totally private patio for your use only. In addition you have a private office space and the full living room to enjoy. Wi-Fi (up to 200Mbps) and Cable TV with movie channels is included. Access to a printer is possible.
Unrestricted free parking is available directly in front of the house. You are enjoying 1/2 of our home (bedroom, private bath, office, private patio, living room and dining area). You have entrance through the front door. You will have privacy but we are near if you have questions or need help with your adventures.
Our home is in Westchester, close to Marina Del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica (as well as LAX-about 5 minutes south). The new hot spot in our area is what is called Silicon Beach, home to many new top companies: tech giants ((website hidden), (website hidden)), Clippers Basketball, Belkin, MTV,Electronic Arts, ICANN, FOX Sports and many others. The area is the location of new theaters, restaurants, WholeFoods Market, CVS, etc. We are also close to the South Bay beaches of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo.
Included is a complementary highly recommended breakfast prepared by Chris. She makes homemade breads (try her banana or pumpkin muffins) and her specially made granola is famous with guests. You will enjoy fresh fruits in season, yogurt, milk, cereals, fresh juice, bagels, English muffins, an assortment of jams and Nutella or peanut butter and your choice of Colombian coffee, various teas or Hot Chocolate.
You are welcome to enjoy the kitchen patio with herbs and flowers and the back yards, with an extra large full size Spa tub heated in season (April-October; 9:30am-9:30pm). Stroll the back newly planted drought tolerant gardens. Make sure to note the birds, butterflies and wildlife. The gardens include grape vines, lemon trees, orange trees, a fig and guava tree.
From the back in the evening you can view the arriving aircraft at LAX (but you will not hear them), During the day you will see many species of birds as our home is near the wetlands. If you have the time you can relax with a book (many available) or the L A Times or the many magazines available. You might like to relax and get some sun on the spa patio.
You will have access to all designated rooms, patio, and the gardens and spa. Smoking is never permitted inside the house but it is OK outside; ashtrays provided. Food and drink can only be consumed on your patio as the rooms must be kept clean for the health and safety of other guests.
Interaction with Guests
We are fortunate to live in an enchanting neighborhood with great streets for walking, biking and jogging. The weather is great. We will never be hosting guests when we ourselves are traveling so you will always have our total attention. We are able to direct you to local events and the many activities close by. During the summer months there are many free concerts in the area.
Great neighborhood with many walkers and joggers. A terrific area to bird watch as the wetlands are nearby. Marina Del Ray with it's magnificent ships and boats and many great restaurants are close by. Our neighbors are helpful and friendly.
Many places are within walking distance or buses are within a few blocks. For longer excursions a car is practical. Many guests have used Uber. Metro has a website to guide visitors to buses and trains ((website hidden))
We just learned a tip from a recent guest about costs of transportation leaving LAX. The minimum taxi fare out of LAX is $19.00. However, if you leave the airport terminal areas (i.e., hotels or car rental areas on free shuttles) you might get a better fare.
Other Things to Note
Check in time is usually 4:00 pm but we are flexible if the room is available earlier. Check out is 11 am. Breakfast can be prepared between 7:30-9:30 am. Let us know when you would like to be served.
You are asked to let us know what you need and any special requests (birthdays, anniversaries) should be made in advance. We will do all we can to make your stay comfortable. Please treat our home as you would your own. Parties are not allowed and friends of guests only permitted with host approval.
You are required to keep the door locked when leaving and returning to our home. Lights should be turned off when not in use and please remember California is in a drought so please use water wisely.
Please use the luggage racks and refrain from putting anything on the bed.
As a courtesy to our neighbors we only offer the spa until 9:30 pm.
Breakfast can be served to you between the hours of 7:30-9:30am. There is no kitchen access outside of the breakfast hours.
We do not allow pets and our very old cat is never allowed in any spaces reserved for our guests.
Your respect and compliance of our house rules is appreciated.
Chris und Julian waren grossartige Gastgeber. Sie haben uns herzlich empfangen. Sowohl das Schlafzimmer und das Badezimmer waren wunderbar und sehr sauber. Besonders gut war das Frühstück, das Chris mit großer Liebe vorbereitet. Man sollte unbedingt das selbst gemachte Granola versuchen.
Great place to stay! Everything was clean and tidy. The bed is comfortable yet firm, and breakfast was awesome! We missed the notation that this listing had no air conditioner, it was a little warm, but with a fan next to the open window it was comfortable. The spa tub is very nice and relaxing. This was a good place to stay at to commute to the city, but also close to restaurants and shopping centers as well. Thanks to Chris and Julian for a great stay!
I couldn't have had a better stay. It felt like a home away from home in a pleasantly quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Chris and Julian were so friendly and accommodating--incredible hosts. Not to mention Chris sets up an amazing breakfast bar for you in the morning to help you start your day off right! It's definitely more than just a private room; you get quite a good amount of living space including your own bathroom all to yourself. Their home is so charming that it made me smile. I loved my stay and would not hesitate to come back!
perfect host ,nice talking and comfortable bedroom,a large and wonderful bed,Julian and Chris are like family ,warm and close but keep good private .sunshine garden and safe block.I like this night so much.
Had a lovely time at Chris and Julian's place. I arrived late, but had no problem reaching them. This place is almost like your own private nook, with a private bedroom, bathroom, and private patio, with plenty of privacy for both guest and host. Guest entrance seems like the front of the house, but is actually a private entrance, so you can come and go as you please. Street parking is right out front. The added perk of breakfast was very nice, Chris sets out a charming/delicious breakfast. (I recommend the homemade granola.)
If you're looking for a place to crash after a long day of traveling, this is perfect. Good central location close to LAX, convenient, and private. Nice hosts, easy to communicate with them.
I think this was probably one of my all-time favorite AirB&B experiences. Chris and Julian are wonderful hosts, and their place is very attractive, comfortable, and safe feeling. I loved that I had my own living room in addition to a private bedroom and bathroom, as well as an outdoor patio to sit in in the morning. The breakfast that Chris made me was amazing! Thank you so much Chris and Julian, I hope to come back and stay with them again one day soon! So much nicer than staying in a hotel…
Chris und Julian sind tolle Gastgeber. Sie hatten für alle unsere Fragen ein offenes Ohr und haben uns immer geduldig geholfen und tolle Tips gegeben. Das Zimmer und das eigene Bad sind ganz schön eingerichtet, das Frühstück das Chris jeden Tag vorbereitet ist seeeeehr lecker.
Sollten wir wieder mal nach LA kommen wissen wir schon wo wir übernachten werden :)
About the Host, Chris And Julian
We are a retired couple who enjoy the adventure of travel and understand traveling and travelers. We enjoy our pretty neighborhood, and the peacefulness of our home. English and Spanish are spoken fluently and Julian is somewhat capable of speaking and understanding French and Italian, with a bit of Catalan. We love Airbnb and have used it as guests as well as hosts. We love to meet new people and share cultures. As hosts, we want to provide guests a comfortable and affordable place to stay so they take home fond memories of Los Angeles.