Sit on our comfy couch and read a book or spend time out on one of our two balconies drinking organic coffee. You can cook in a full kitchen and have dinner in the dining room. You don't just get a room to sleep in, you get a whole home to live in.
My husband and I have two full time jobs and two great dogs, Minnie and Stormy. Monday through Friday we are gone most of the day and feel we have a lot of extra space not being used and wasted. So we decided to open our home to the everyday traveler looking for a great deal and a pleasant experience.
Our condominium is in a secure, gated complex with key access. We have free guest parking amidst the resident parking below our condo. The neighborhood has plenty of places to eat and shop nearby and is very close to public transportation.
If you arrive at the Los Angeles airport (LAX), it's very easy to jump on a Flyaway bus that brings passengers straight to Van Nuys. That trip takes about 30-45 minutes and costs $8 one way. We live five minutes from the Flyaway bus location so if we're home, we can come pick you up!
Free 100% certified organic breakfast
100% certified organic food selection
Free use of our washer & dryer
Top-of-the-line Green Star Juicer
Free bedding & towels
Free fast wi-fi
Metro Station (Orange Line) (0.8 miles away)
Highway 405 (0.9 miles away)
Getty Center Museum (9 miles away)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (17 miles away)
LA Convention Center (18 miles away)
LA Live Center (18 miles away)
Santa Monica Pier (17 miles away)
Venice Beach (18 miles away)
Griffith Observatory (15 miles away)
Universal Studios (8.5 miles away)
Hollywood Bowl (10 miles away)
Hollywood Sign (15 miles away)
Hollywood Walk of Fame (11 miles away)
Disneyland (44 miles away)
Interaction with Guests
We work most of the day, but make dinner at home every night. We spend the weekends at the gym and relaxing at home with our dogs.
We have lived in our home here in Los Angeles for many years, so we can give you many insights and tips on what to see and when to brave the crazy LA traffic!
We lived in South Korea for two years, so we are very Korean-friendly, and even speak a little of the language.
We know how difficult it is to find 100% organic food to eat when we travel, so we wanted to make it very easy for guests to eat healthy on their travels.
We are also business-friendly, as we both have full-time careers (Sandy is a private high school science teacher in Beverly Hills and Derek handles investments for the South Korean government). If you're here on business and need time to work in a quiet space, we get it!
Our neighborhood is safe, quiet, middle class, and very racially diverse. The people are friendly and we've never had any problems.
Our home faces a major street that has many bus stops and there is a metro station around the corner, less than a mile away.
Other Things to Note
We travel the world and love meeting new people to learn about their culture and more about ourselves. Some of our best trips have been spent interacting with the locals. We have always appreciated the kind-hearted people who have given us our greatest memories. Now it’s our turn to give back.
We are definitely international-traveler-friendly!
We love our home, we love our animals, and we’d love for you to have a great experience here in Los Angeles. Please call our home your home for the short time you are with us.
Our complex is not ADA friendly, as there are stairs to climb. There is free posted Guest Parking among the reserved resident parking.
We also chose not to own a TV because we believe it to be a distraction. But we have a great reading selection, so if you're a fan of Stephen King, you're in luck!
You'll need to be okay around and friendly with dogs because ours are incredibly sweet, and we consider them part of our family.
We have beautiful hardwood floors and ask that no shoes be worn inside the house.
No smoking allowed anywhere near our home or in the courtyard.
Don't let the dogs out.
Just be a good human being :)
Wonderful hosts, wonderful home!
Sandy and Derek welcomed us very warmly. The contact before and during our stay was so nice, so we felt like at a friend's place. The recommended what to do in LA, places to visit and where to park the car there.
Their home is very cozy and stylish. They have two little adorable dogs, the icing on the cake!
Our room was super cozy and nicely done up. The guest bathroom was clean, everything provided (towels, shampoo, bodywash).
We really enjoyed our stay !
Have good memories came back to Korea. Always pleasant while in Los Angeles. Thank you.
Staying with Sandy & Derek was such an amazing experience for my husband and I. They were so hospitable and sweet. They gave clear, helpful instructions before arrival so finding the place, parking, and checking in was a breeze. Clean, safe, organic to describe their home is the very least. My husband and I felt like it was our own home and didn't want to leave. We had breakfast with them one morning and talked like we were old friends catching up. I will never forget this experience. My husband and hope to return soon!!
Accueil très sympa chez Sandy et Derek. Leur amie Linda qui était là également nous a préparé un délicieux petit dej chaque matin. Tout le monde était attentionné. La chambre est grande et propre, et l'appart très accueillant!
What an interesting flat! Very clean, modern and excellently furnished. Bed was so comfy, and huge in true American style!! We were unfortunate that we didn't get to meet Sandy and Derek as it was a flying one night visit and they were at work by the time we had got up, but everything over airbnb was super helpful and accurate. We had a great time chatting to their friend Lizzie who was staying with them for the week and checking out all their cool souvenirs and photos from their travels they have EVERYWHERE! Would deffinately recommend staying here!
We felt like in home. Derek and Linda were amazing hosts. It was our firs time in LA and they helped us with a lot of tips of how to maximize our time. The room and the bathroom is exactly as in the pictures. (with a very confortable bed)
Sandy & Derek were amazing! We had to book last minute and they were both very accommodating! The room is amazing! Very clean and very well designed. Both of them just raised my standards with how I view and rate airbnb rooms.
We are a fun-loving couple who've been together for over a decade. We met in college, we love to travel the world, and we love our dogs. An organic lifestyle is important to us and we eat only 100% certified organic food.
I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and Derek was raised in San Antonio, Texas. We met and fell in love while attending Texas Tech University. We both studied biology and after graduating we began traveling the world. Because I am a high school science teacher, we plan our trips over the summers, with the most recent trip being to see a FIFA World Cup game in Brazil, hike around the Amazon Rainforest, and scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands!
We are really enjoying being hosts on airbnb and meeting people from all over is so much fun! Opening up our home to new guests has been a truly enlightening experience.