We want you to have a crazy awesome vacation experience when you come to Los Angeles so we have come up with a great BONUS for you. Heck, you don't even have to stay with us to enjoy it! You're just lucky that you found this listing. Read on...
We're celebrating our 600th Positive Airbnb Review by giving everyone $25 off their first ride with Lyft, which is a new sharing economy "taxi" service that's more like your friend with a car. Here's what you do:
1. Download the Lyft app on your smartphone.
2. Enter the code JAIME390 in the Payment section.
3. Request a Lyft
When you book with us, I also give you FREE access to the Members-Only section of my website which provides you with lots of information for what to do in LA, how to SEE the most and how to SAVE the most money.
The Best Place to Stay in LA:
Welcome to your "Los Angeles Ocean Beach Room" - a non-smoking room upstairs in our 5 bedroom, 3 bath house in the safe and quiet suburbs of Pico Rivera, located on the East side of Los Angeles County.
Your room comes furnished with 2 Double sleigh beds plus a desk, chair, lamp, television and a full-length closet with mirrored doors. We can also set up a couple of extra twin mattresses on the floor for up to 6 people. (Linens, towels and washcloths are provided for you.)
The house is situated on a quiet cul de sac in a nice neighborhood.
Get that home-away-from-home experience when you stay with us. Benefits include:
~ Free strong wireless internet throughout the house.
~ Continental breakfast is included daily. Help yourself to toast and toppings, oatmeal and cereal. And of course there is always coffee and an assortment of teas.
~ You get full run of the house and are welcome to use the kitchen, washer and dryer (soap and dryer sheets are provided for you), flat panel TV in the living room, Netflix, VCR/DVD player, video and DVD library.
~ Have breakfast or get some sun on the patio.
~ Borrow our bicycles and take a ride to the riverbed. We have a bird sanctuary one mile away.
~ A 24-Hour Super Walmart with grocery store is walking distance from the house. As a huge money-saving tip, might we suggest that you stop in at the 24-hour Walmart and stock up on your favorite items on your way to our house. Then, stash your stuff in your designated space in the fridge or just write your name on it with the pens we provide for you. Then you are free to cook to your heart's content (we just ask that you wash any dishes you might use). This is a great way to save money and eat healthier while traveling.
~ We are located less than 5 miles away from Los Angeles County's very own Outlet Shopping Mall, "The Citadel" for the best deals and shopping experience around. Easy access by bus from our house as well.
~ It is less than 5 miles to the world famous Commerce Casino. Best known for its poker tournaments.
~ SPECIAL INVITATION ~
And last but not least, we invite you to join in a family tradition. When you stay with us you get to make a flag with your name on it for our world map. Plant your flag to represent your home town and become an official member of our international family.
If you want to bring a gift for your hosts (we love gifts!) might I suggest some beer from your country? Jaime makes his own beer every other Sunday with his friends in our garage. We'd love to try your beer and share with you some of what we believe is the best home-brewed beer in Southern California - OURS! Cheers!
We also keep a mini fridge stocked with drinks, sodas and yes, even some of our home-brew that is a self-serve fridge where we ask that if you take one, just leave a donation. The money goes to Jaime's hobby so he can make more beer. Yay!
We have hosted international students for over 10 years and love to share our native Southern California with everyone. We can provide recommendations for all of the best local attractions: Universal Studios, Hollywood, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Staples Center, Malibu, all of the local beaches, Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Sign, the best shopping malls and Outlet Centers, local ski slopes, tennis courts, magnificent golf courses, and much more.
Airport pick ups and drop offs are also available for up to 5 people; $60 for the first 3 people each way. If a second car is needed for luggage or a 4th and 5th person, add $20. Please let us know in advance if you will need a ride.
We even offer something I like to call my "Magic Carpet Ride" service where for a flat fee you are taken on a customized private tour of LA. You pick the places to see based on your interests. The boundaries are Magic Mountain to the North and Orange County to the South. I will be your driver/tour guide/designated driver at your beck and call for the whole day for just $120. Plus you benefit from my insider knowledge and get tips and tricks for how to get photos from above and behind the Hollywood sign (now that's one most people don't have), the best roof-top bars in Downtown LA, how to get a free tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and maybe even a discount to Universal Studios Hollywood!
We look forward to meeting you and sharing with you what makes living in Southern California in general and Los Angeles specifically, the best place on the planet.
Here's a sure-fire way to get a fast approval. When you request to stay, answer the following 4 questions:
1. What brings you to LA
2. Who will you be traveling with
3. What will you be doing while you are in town?
4. How can we help make your stay more enjoyable?
Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Once you are approved to stay, click the "Book it" button to make payment by Paypal or credit card and lock in your stay. You will then receive a reservation confirmation which contains the address, instructions for checking in and the link to my special Booking Bonus, "Best Things to do in LA" as a thank you for staying with us. We want your stay in LA to be the best and we look forward to hosting you.
Sue and Jaime
We have several properties to choose from, some with hosts on-site and some private vacation rentals where a host is just a phone call away.
1. YOUR CANFORD HOUSE HOSTS - JAIME and SUE.
STAY IN A PRIVATE ROOM IN A SHARED HOUSE:
Los Angeles Ocean Beach Room - 2 Full sleigh beds plus we can pull out a couple of twin mattresses to sleep up to 6 comfortably. Book from this listing.
Los Angeles Hollywood Room - 1 Queen bed plus 1 Double bed for up to 4 people to sleep comfortably. Book this at http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/219526
Cozy Cabin - A separate cottage behind the main house with 1 Double bed plus a loft with 2 twin beds up above. We can add an additional air mattress downstairs to sleep up to 5 comfortably. Book this at http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/219533
Pink Cadillac Room - 1 Full size bed for up to 2 people. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1633624
Garden Sunrise Room - 1 Full size bed for up to 2 people. Book from
2. YOUR PASSONS HOUSE HOSTS - RICKY and AMY.
STAY IN A PRIVATE ROOM IN A SHARED HOUSE:
Master Suite w/ Private Bath - 2 Queen beds + 1 Queen air mattress to sleep up to 6 people. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1068320
Bed and Breakfast in Los Angeles - 2 Double beds to sleep up to 4 comfortably. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1080909
The Starlight Room for 4 in Los Angeles - 2 comfy Queen beds to sleep up to 4 people. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3820985
The Black Pearl Pirate Room - 2 Twin bunk beds to sleep up to 2 people. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1080979
3. YOUR BREEZY BUNGALOW HOSTS - GEORGE AND PATRICIA.
STAY IN A PRIVATE CAMPER.
HOSTS ARE IN THE MAIN HOUSE.
Breezy Bungalow - Camping LA Style - 2 twin beds and 1 full-size futon in a camper. Sleeps up to 4 comfortably.
Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1347170
4. YOUR LEMON FARMS HOSTS - JAIME AND SUE.
STAY IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE 2BR/2BA HOUSE.
HOSTS ARE OFF SITE BUT JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
Lemon Farms Private House With View - 4 Queen beds in 2 separate large bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people comfortably.
Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1260277
5. YOUR DISNEYLAND PRIVATE APT. HOSTS - JAIME AND SUE.
STAY IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT.
HOSTS ARE OFF SITE BUT JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.Disneyland Private Apartment for 4 - 1 Queen bed and 1 sleeper sofa to sleep up to 4 people comfortably. Across the street from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center. Ask for the 2 bedroom upgrade for up to 6 people.
Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1654960
We do not allow smoking of any kind (includes incense and marijuana). When it comes to smoking this applies to anyone in your group. If anyone in the group is discovered smoking inside or outside our home, you will lose $50 of your deposit immediately. We also do not allow pets or drugs. Other than that, feel free to enjoy full run of the house.
We encourage cooking...and sharing food.:) We only ask that you please clean up after yourself and wash your dishes. Thank you!
When it comes to food, just put your name on whatever you put in the refrigerator so no one else will eat it.
Continental Breakfast is available daily along with Starbucks coffee.
Check in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 noon.
We stayed with Sue and Jaime for a week in March. Our first correspondence with them was answered quickly and they provided all the information we needed to proceed with booking.
The house was easy to find and looked as described and in photos. There are lots of regular shops and restaurants nearby. The location, for us, was fairly central. We went south to Dana Point and North to San Bernardino. The commutes were all by freeway and easy to navigate, but beware of LA traffic. Nowhere you will go will escape it.
We really enjoyed our stay with Jaime and Sue. Their house is lovely, warm and inviting. They are super friendly and are excellent hosts. They really look after their guests. We appreciated the breakfasts, the use of the house, the tourist info and their welcoming attitudes to guests. Highly recommend.
The room is very clean, the location is pretty good, and communication is smooth and professional. We checked in at 2 am and that wasn't a problem -- checking in is such a straight-forward process here. Jaime was really nice and gave us helpful tips. Thank you, Sue, Jaime!
We stayed in a hostel in San Fran and a house we found on airbnb in San Diego. I would have to say that Sue and Jamie have created the most homie experience of them all. We reserved two rooms, this one and the Hollywood room. They were across from one another, spacious and had the perfect touch; a welcome basket. The brochures and tips they gave us helped us have a great experience in LA. definitely would recommend!!
Sue and Jaime give us a very pleasant welcome. Anything was all right. Nice the collation of flag. The room was very confortable and the house was in a very quiet neighborhood.
We appreciate a lot the box with towel and the welcome with water and chocolate. !!! (Great !)
The best thing was to have breakfast with them. All in the house was available to guests. They spent a lot of time talking with us and telling us amenities and directions about the town.
Very a wonderful staying.
Was back in LA for a 2nd time this year and decided to come back to stay with Sue and Jaime again. Everything was perfect as expected, and this time we managed to try some of their home brewed beer which was pretty nice!
Everything was easy, convenient, and we had a lovely stay.
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Hello! As hosts our aim is to make sure your experience in Southern California is positive and memorable for all the right reasons. Our house has been described as nice and cozy. It is quiet and private in a safe neighborhood.
We are both native Southern Californians and love to share all that this beautiful region has to offer.
My husband and I have been hosting for over 10 years. One of the fun things we like to do is have our guests put a flag on our wall map representing where their home town is.
We invite you to add your flag to the map as a member of our extended international family!