About this listing
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...
You get 2 double beds plus a twin bed to sleep up to 5 people comfortably in our spacious room. Full length closet comes with mirrored doors. Secret #1: The Forbidden Forest is hidden inside the closet.
We're celebrating our 1,000th Positive Airbnb Review by giving everyone $15 off their first ride with Uber, which is a new sharing economy "taxi" service that is more like your friend with a car. Here's what you do:
1. Download the Uber App
2. Create an account
3. Enter the code "jaimeh442ue" when you request your first ride.
When you book with us, I also give you 2 Booking Bonuses:
1. A 10% discount on your car rental from Hertz
2. 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:
In recognition of Universal Studios' grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we welcome you to your "Harry Potter Themed Room" - a non-smoking room upstairs in our 5 bedroom, 3 bath house in the safe and quiet suburbs of Pico Rivera, centrally located on the East side of Los Angeles County, just 30 minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood and 30 minutes from Disneyland.
We invite you to discover the 4 secrets of the "Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets" room, and experience what it is like to live like Harry Potter. It is the perfect place to stay for Harry Potter fans of all ages or for anyone who will be going to Universal Studios.
Your room comes furnished with 2 Double sleigh beds and a twin bed (one for each of the good friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione). Enjoy a little light reading before bedtime. We have the complete Harry Potter hard-cover book collection to choose from. Inside the full-length closet with mirrored doors (a.k.a. "The Forbidden Forest" ) If you wander deeper into the forest, with any luck you may see Harry's patronus; a magical stag in the mist.
Do you have the magic in you? Test your skills when you stay in the Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Room. See if you can turn the lamp on and off with the magic words, "Lumos Maxima!" It works best when said commandingly and with a flourish of the wrist. We provide the wand, you bring the magic.
In your Welcome Trunk you will find additional amenities to make your stay more comfortable. We provide the towels, wash cloths, ear plugs, sleep masks and water bottles. The tv remote is in there too, which controls the flat panel television. There are also 2 working lanterns to light your way if you should decide to explore "the castle" at night using the Marauder's Map.
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.
~ Enjoy fresh brewed coffee in the morning, or pick your favorite tea from the assortment of flavors we provide.
~ You get full run of the house and are welcome to use the kitchen for cooking.
~ Washer and dryer (soap and dryer sheets are provided for you)
~ Flat panel TV in the downstairs living room with Netflix, VCR/DVD player, video and DVD library.
~ A private, open-air patio in the backyard: a great space for working on your laptop, getting a tan, or relaxing with a good book.
~ Take a walk to the riverbed. We have a bird sanctuary one mile away.
~ A Super Walmart with grocery store is walking distance from the house. As a huge money-saving tip, might we suggest that you stop in 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.
~ It is a 30 minute drive to Universal Studios Hollywood. If you prefer public transportation, we recommend using Uber, which is like a taxi but cheaper. The bus stop is also just 3 blocks from our house. Take a 45 minute ride to downtown, then transfer to the metro red line which takes you to Hollywood and Universal Studios.
~ 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. The Bicycle Club Casino and Hawaiian Gardens Casino are less than 10 miles away as well. A poker player's paradise!
~ 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 have hosted international students for over 10 years and airbnb guests for over 4 years. We 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 $160. 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 3 questions:
1. Where will you be coming from?
2. Who will you be traveling with?
3. What will you be doing while you are in town?
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 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
OTHER PROPERTIES TO CHOOSE FROM
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. Take a look at the choices below or go to my profile page where links to all of the properties can be found on the lower left side: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/1030745
YOUR “CANFORD" HOUSE HOSTS - JAIME and SUE.
STAY IN A PRIVATE ROOM IN A SHARED HOUSE:
Cozy Cabin - A separate cottage behind the main house with 1 double bed in the bedroom downstairs and 2 twin beds in the loft up above. An extra twin mattress can be set up downstairs to sleep up to 5. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/219533
Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets: 2 double Sleigh beds plus 1 twin bed for up to 5 people. Book from http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/209220
Los Angeles Hollywood Room for Rent - 1 Queen bed plus 1 Double bed for up to 4 people to sleep comfortably. Book from http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/219526
Poker Player's Paradise - 1 double bed for up to 2 people. Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1633624
YOUR “BREEZY BUNGALOW" HOST - GEORGE
STAY IN A PRIVATE CAMPER. HOST IS 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
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 rooms to sleep up to 8 people comfortably.
Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1260277
Cozy Cottage Duplex For 8 – A duplex (Side A – Bunny Bungalow and Side B – Rabbit Retreat) with 2 double beds and 2 sofa beds to sleep up to 8 people. Also includes 2 full restrooms and 2 kitchens! Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5479638.
Or book each half individually here:
Bunny Bungalow - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5550759
Rabbit Retreat - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5558823
YOUR “DISNEYLAND PRIVATE APT”. HOSTS - JAIME AND SUE.
STAY IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE RESORT.
HOSTS ARE OFF SITE BUT JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
Across the street from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center. 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with 1 King bed, 2 twin beds and 1 sleeper sofa to sleep up to 6 people comfortably.
Book from https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5445319
YOUR “COACHELLA” HOSTS – DARIO AND ALEJANDRA
STAY IN A PRIVATE STUDIO WITH PRIVATE BATH.
HOSTS ARE ON SITE.
Guest House W/ Private Entrance – A studio with a Queen bed, private bathroom and an extra cot for up to 3 people. Book from: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6030710
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.
Starbucks coffee and an assortment of teas are served daily.
Check in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 noon.
Three beds to choose from; one each for Harry, Ron and Hermione. Harry's "Firebolt" flying broom floats above the beds.
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!