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, but please READ the full description and house rules.
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/exit through the front door.You also have a private door to your patio and a hall exit door for access to back yards and spa. 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 (Google, Yahoo), 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, several varieties of 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. Car sharing services are now available for LAX pick up.
Other Things to Note
Check in time is between 4:00-9 pm on the first day of the reservation. Keys will be provided at that time. If the room is available earlier it is possible to check in before 4pm. It is also possible to drop off luggage in our home after an early flight arrival. We also permit guests to leave luggage in our home after check out time and before a later flight time.
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.
Washer and dryer is available for a fee. A drying rack is located on the private patio.
Check in time is between 4-9pm on the first day of the reservation unless other arrangements are made in advance with host approval.
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 are only permitted with host approval in advance.
Smoking is only allowed outside the home.
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 so please do not ask.
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.