About this listing
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 :)
It was the perfect start for LA travel.
Derek and Sandy were friendly and sweet and warm.
Sometimes we get lost and they gave us pick up without hesitation.
It could leave only good memories of a trip to LA because he can do with them.
Organic breakfast also very impressed.
Share to thank once again to Derek and Sandy.
If someone visits this place will not regret this choice.
Derek a very friendly host and was willing to help us with the check-in process in a short time frame. The place and parking was easy to find in a good neighborhood. The room was very clean and Derek made us breakfast the following day. I would stay at his place again whenever I am around the LA area again. Highly recommended!
Kohde oli täysin kuvia vastaava; siisti ja miellyttävä asunto. Sijainti oli hieman turistinähtävyyksien ulkopuolella, mutta autolla oli helppo pääsy mm. Hollywoodin nähtävyyksille. Auton sai turvallisesti parkkiin asunnon takapihalle.
Sandy ja Derek vastaanottivat meidät yksityiskohtaisilla ja hyvillä ohjeistuksilla, joten asunnon löytäminen sekä sisälle pääsy sujui mutkattomasti.
Huone oli erittäin siisti ja meillä oli käytössä oma kylpyhuone. Derek oli hyvin avulias ja todella mukava, antoi hyviä vinkkejä LA:n nähtävyyksille. Sandyä emme ehtineet tavata majoittumisemme aikana.
Aamupala oli hyvä ja Derek näki vaivaa tehdäkseen olomme kotoisaksi. Olimme todella positiivisesti yllättyneitä ja suosittelemme Sandyn ja Derekin majoitusta lämpimästi!
We had a wonderful experience at Sandy and Derek's home. Their home is beautiful and clean, and suited our needs perfectly. They are also extremely helpful, kind, and went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay at their home again!
We really had a great time at Sandy and Derek's home. Their house is so beautiful, we love their living room(full of creativity and love), bed room and everywhere. And the delicious organic breakfast. You can feel them are kind of person who love art, love travel, love life! So glad to meet Derek and hope to see Sandy in the future as she was not in LA during our stay and definitely want to come back and recommend to all the friends.
Sandy & Derek are so friendly~
Their house is so clean and nice and comfortable !!!
This was my first air bnb and I could not have asked for a better experience. The house was beautiful and the room itself was kept very clean. Even though I never came face to face with Sandy or Derek, they had a friend staying in town who took very good care of my companion and me, making sure we were comfortable and had a healthy breakfast in the morning. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a clean and healthy place to stay.
About the Host, Sandy & Derek
We are a fun-loving couple who've been together for over a decade and we have our first baby on the way! 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 here in LA, we plan our trips over the summers, with the most recent trips being to see a FIFA World Cup game in Brazil, hike around the Amazon Rainforest, scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands, and a baby moon in Greece!
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.