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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.

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Complimentary slippers, imported from South Korea.

Complimentary slippers, imported from South Korea.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 2%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

My husband and I have two full time jobs and two small dogs, Minnie and Noble. Noble is a new, younger dog, and quite rambunctious so we are working to get him trained and calmer. Minnie is an older dog and loves kissing everyone. 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!

Guest Access

Free 100% certified organic breakfast
100% certified organic food selection
Private bathroom
Free use of our washer & dryer
Top-of-the-line Green Star Juicer
Free toiletries
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!

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is safe, quiet, middle class, and very racially diverse. The people are friendly and we've never had any problems.

Getting Around

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 in the alley behind our condo complex.

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!

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House Rules

You'll need to be okay around and friendly with dogs because ours are incredibly sweet and nosy, and we consider them part of our family. They'll bark when you enter and lick you like crazy when you're here, but of course we can keep them in our bedroom to reduce any stress you may have around them. They're super friendly!
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.
Clean up after yourself.
Just be a good human being :)

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Work space with great natural light, free wifi, and arts and crafts for inspiration!

Work space with great natural light, free wifi, and arts and crafts for inspiration!

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About the Host, Sandy & Derek

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since December 2013


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