We are offering up our cute guest bedroom and bathroom in our "guest wing" of our home. You have access to the kitchen, dining room, living room, and laundry. Easy access to 101 freeway and studios. Walking distance to Trader Joes and Ventura Blvd.
We love our home because...
- It's right off the 101
- It's a half a mile from Trader Joes
- We are one mile from Menchie's University - so if you are here to for that, we are very close!
- We have a big backyard with a nice gas powered fire pit with comfortable seating, which is great for entertaining or relaxing
- Plenty of free street parking (very important in LA)
- Guest bedroom and bathroom are completely private in the home - you can shut the door to the hallway if you want.
- Walking distance to Balboa park which has running paths, playground, exercise equipment, etc.
-The space is allergy free. We've never had any pets in our home or allowed anyone to smoke.
Guests can access the guest bedroom, guest bathroom, the dining room (plenty of space to eat or work on a computer), the backyard, and washer/dryer.
While we don't have cable in the guest bedroom, we have an Apple TV with Netflix, HBO Go, and Hulu Plus that our guests are welcome to use.
We have a lemon tree and herb garden that our guests can take advantage of!
Interaction with Guests
Laura works traditional hours and Chris works part time from his office at home and also on-site. In the evenings we are home and typically cook and watch a little TV. On the weekends, we're usually out and about running errands or seeing friends.
We live in Encino, which is north of Los Angeles. We are very close to the 101 and 405 to get around town. We're about 30 minutes to just about everywhere - the west side, downtown LA, Burbank, Hollywood, and the studios.
Encino is very convenient to the valley - it's easy to get to Woodland Hills, Angora Hills, etc. We're about 45 minutes to Malibu if you're in the mood for the beach or some great wine tasting!
Being right off the highway also gives us easy access to the studios. Less than 30 minutes to Universal, Disney, CBS, Warner Brothers, Sony, Paramount, and FOX.
Or stay in Encino! We have plenty of shopping (both retail and food) nearby and lots of restaurants. If you love sushi, we can recommend some great spots. We're about 15 minutes from the Arclight movie theater - which is our favorite place in the area.
We are only a mile from Menchie's University if you are coming out to LA for that reason :)
Close to bus stops which connect to the LA Metro rails.
Other Things to Note
We provide coffee and tea every morning.
Please no smoking, drugs, or pets in our home. One nice thing is we never smoke or have pets over, so if you have allergies or scared of dogs, you're safe at our home!
Our renters must be 21 or over. If you're under 21, your parent must be the one to book the rental and stay with you during the entirety of the rental. Thanks for understanding.
We ask you to treat our home like you would treat your own.
We had a great time staying at Laura and Chris' place. They made us feel so welcome and homey with a little welcome package, homemade cookies and a huge collection of movies :) The room is very nice, beautifully decorated, clean and private. They both made sure that our stay was pleasant and were always available whenever we had questions. The neighborhood is also very nice, quiet and residential - the perfect retreat from busy LA. We would have loved to stay longer and definitely recommend this place!!
We had an absolutely delightful stay at Laura's Happy Home. The name says it all. You will indeed feel right at home. Laura has thought of every detail to insure your comfort. The wine & dessert reception is over the top. We appreciated the generous closet space and abundance of hangers plus the big mirror. Their floor plan is ideal and you actually have your own "private wing". The location is absolutely ideal and within walking distance to Trader Joes. Lovely safe neighborhood for walking. Thanks Laura & Chris! We will be back.
Fantastic Stay in a beautiful home!! Laura and Chris were so nice, their home was set up perfect for a guest, and they definitely put some work into making me feel comfortable. The location is great!.. (if you have a car). Street parking in front of the home was never a problem. Lots of stuff nearby.
I had arrived pretty late after my flight, getting my car, and driving there. They had no problem with me coming in late. They also gave me an access code for the front door, so I could come and go as I please. And No Keys to have to worry about loosing! When I arrived, there was filtered water, snacks AND Wine available for me! It was truly wonderful, especially after a long day of travel!
They had coffee available for me in the morning, (a definite plus for me) and they cleared a cabinet in the pantry and a shelf in the fridge for anything I needed.
The room was perfect!!, with my own bathroom only steps away. And It is all separate from the rest of the house. So I had my privacy! The shower even had shampoo, conditioner and body wash to use! Oh, and that bed!!!.....so comfortable! I was in heaven!
All in all, the experience was wonderful. They provided everything I needed. I really felt at home while there. My only disappointment about my stay, was that I didn't have the time to get to know Laura and Chris a bit more. If I need a place to stay in that area, I would for sure contact them again!
Laura did an amazing job of making my husband and I feel comfortable in her beautiful home! We were in town very briefly for a wedding that we were both in, so we didn't spend much time in the house and were frequently in a rush to get to the next wedding event, but Laura's place had everything we needed! We arrived late in the evening and had a welcome basket waiting for us complete with wine, water, a welcome guide and more! The room and bed were comfortable, and the bath (the most important part for us) was fully stocked. So when I forgot hair pins and hairspray, I didn't have to run out and buy it! Laura even has kitchen and fridge space saved for guests should they need it, and best of all, a Keurig machine and k-cups with all the coffee amenities one needs to wake up in the morning and still feel like a human being ;)
All i can say is wow :)
The place was great, very cute and it seems that they thought about every single thing to make us feel welcome and convenient :) this was my wife's first airbnb experience and she was and still so happy about the stay!
It felt very private and still as we are very friendly we enjoyed talking and hanging with the hazzards :)
we are planing and hoping to stay there again in this trip :)
so to conclude - 5 stars! :)
I had a wonderful stay with the Hazzards! Their setup is really designed to give you privacy. Everything was super convenient; your own door code, parking in front of the house was always available, own bathroom. You're getting a really great package for the price. There was also wine, water and sweets waiting for me when I arrived. I highly recommend!
Host was great. I got into LA late at night (10:00 PM approximately) and they both waited up and welcomed me in. They were very kind and they had cleared away plenty of common space for me to use in the kitchen in case I wanted to cook or use the fridge. They have a nice house with a separated back room for guests that provided plenty of privacy and a nice relaxing place to sleep. Excellent home, hosts, and total experience!
Chris and I live in our first home north of Los Angeles. We always love having friends and family over to our home to sit by the fire, play games, and chat in the moonlight. One of the main reasons we both wanted to buy a house is to have our out of town family members in to stay and visit. Chris is from Boston and Laura is from Ohio, so we wanted a nice home that was worth the trip out to Cali :)