Although originally from New York, I have enjoyed living in this wonderful LA home since 2001. My partner, Ryan, is from Ohio and has been a great addition to this space since 2012. Step into an oasis of relaxation and in our airy beautiful home with vaulted ceilings, skylights, and craftsman style word working. The spacious master bedroom and comfortable queen bed easily accommodates two people with clean and contemporary storage for your belongings. You also have a comfy sitting chair, side table, and your own 42” TV + DVD player. The shared bathroom with a claw foot tub and skylight is just outside your door, and we’ve provided cozy robes for convenience and comfort.
We are centrally located in West LA, just 15 minutes from LAX and convenient to the beaches, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Beverly Hills, UCLA, & Brentwood. Downtown is about a 15-minute drive east. Within a mile of our home there is a park with tennis courts and a public pool, a host of Japanese and other Asian restaurants, the Westside Pavilion mall & movie theater, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and several bus stops for convenient transportation around town. During your stay you have access to fast wifi, a full kitchen with a gas stove & numerous appliances, a washer & drier, and street parking.
Ryan and I are sociable, creative, child-free, professionals who love to spend time outdoors, take on creative projects, and travel. We are fortunate to share our home with a wonderfully sweet, and intelligent 4-legged friend, April Mae. She is a hypoallergenic 22lb hair-dog who does not shed and has very impressive manners. We love hosting guests, offering local & travel advice, and exchanging stories; we look forward to helping you make the most out of your time in Los Angeles and California.
The master bedroom has a 42" flat screen, soft terry cloth robes, & large mirrors that are perfect for yoga or tai chi!
We look to make your time in Los Angeles as comfortable and fun as possible. Begin your time here with fresh treats to celebrate your successful journey. Upon check-in you will get a detailed map of the area, lists of our LA favorite finds, and any guidance you will need for your stay.
Immediately you will be drawn to our grand space, which is wide open space filled with natural light from the skylights that has inviting energy and an open view into the kitchen & dining area. We have a 46" TV, DVD player, and work desk in this space. The large sectional couch is not only a great place to unwind after a long day, but it can also easily accommodate an extra two guests in your party, if our two bedrooms with queen beds are not sufficient. The two bedrooms are off of opposite ends of the living room, giving guests ample space and privacy.
The spacious master bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and plenty of clean contemporary storage. It also have an elegant sitting chair, side table, and its own 42” TV + DVD player. This room also comes with cozy robes & slippers for convenience and comfort.
The bathroom with a claw foot tub and skylight is a few steps outside the master bedroom door. With all the woodwork & natural sunlight, you might feel like you're at a Swedish spa.
First & foremost - we'll provide you with two complimentary bikes to use during your stay! We encourage you to see LA on 2 wheels! In the kitchen, you will find a fully-stocked coffee & tea station to enjoy any time of day. We have a gas stove, Breville juicer, Ninja blender, Zojirushi Rice Maker, Kitchen Aid mixer, bread maker, Foreman grill, and dishwasher. Although we don't have a microwave, we have lots of oven safe dishes to heat up your meals. We also have a washer, drier, and iron at your disposal.
We have lived here for over 10 years and love being in West LA - it is convenient to both downtown and the beaches, an easy quick ride to LAX, and even close enough to sneak up to Malibu (25 min) for a peaceful early morning stroll on the beach before breakfast.
There are lots of neat places in walking distance too - a French bakery, Whole Foods, a park with tennis courts & a fitness machine circuit, a boutique nail salon, two massage options, a locals' bar, and of course, a Starbucks.
Within a mile of our home there is “Little Osaka” which contains a gaggle of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean restaurants. There is also a wide selection of delicious Persian restaurants nearby, heading toward Westwood.
LAX is about a $30 and 20-minute cab ride away, or you can take public transport there for $2, which will take approximately 1 hour. There are bus stops near by for access to the beaches, Santa Monica, and UCLA.
- No smoking please in the house or on the property
- Please join us in recycling & composting
- Feel free to use the washer, drier, dishwasher, and any of our kitchen appliances. Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen.
- No frowning - you're on vacation!!
The room was nice, with a very comfortable bed, and I enjoyed being able to use the kitchen. It is conveniently located and I was able to walk to many places, and easily drive to the beach and the mountains for a hike. The hosts were away most of the time, so I had less interaction than normal, but they still have me a great deal of information about things to do in the area!
Excellent experience! The room is very large, well-decorated and has all the comforts of a home and a hotel (included bathrobes and slippers are a nice touch!). Very central location -- I was sightseeing, so it was perfect for heading to the beach, up to UCLA or to downtown LA. Kimberly and her boyfriend are exceedingly positive and energetic, full of advice and answers to any questions. In all, I had a wonderful time staying here.
It was very pleasant experience to stay at Kimberly and Ryan's place. They knew everything in detail such as restaurants, bars, and transportation. I recoomend staying at their place. The room was very spacious and bed was comfy. Plus, restroom was right next to our room which was great. Kimberly is such a nice host that she will accomodate any of your needs. Thank you so much!
Hosts are the extremely welcoming and hospitable. Happy with my stay, and would visit again. And everything you've read about their adorable dog is true.
Kimberly and her partner Ryan are such exceptional hosts! Truly warm and caring, they will take interest in you and your travels, as well as take amazing care of you while you are with them. The space is beautiful, very cool, and has everything you'll need. Location is ideal if you're wanting a central hub point to explore LA. I can't recommend staying with them highly enough... if you have the opportunity, take it.
Our first night in LA was quite a mess when we arrived at an AirBnB house and opted to leave immediately to choose a nearby hotel. Thankfully, the folks at AirBnB gave us a link to Kimberly's page. It was like a birthday miracle! haha
Kimberly and Ryan are such gracious hosts and overall INCREDIBLE people. We really couldn't have had a better trip and these two souls were a HUGE part of our great experience. The large bedroom is still cozy with all the right touches. Though I would have been happy to stay in their bathroom... seriously.
A true home away from home where we really felt like family.
Good luck with your book, Kimberly!
It was a wonderful experience to stay Kimberly & Ryan's house. It was my first airbnb experience and i think it was more than a good choice to experience it. Puppy is really well trained and very sweat even i am not a big pet lover. Street parking was usually easy to find if you don't mind to walk 5 min. to the house. If you need someone to talk to in a new city and want to be in a hommy place, don't hesitate to choose this place. Kimberly and Ryan, thank you so much.
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I grew up in New York, but have lived in LA for over 12 years. I recycle. I repurpose. I carry a spoon in my purse. I love biking, beach volleyball, tennis, & backpacking. Snow sports and traveling pull at my heartstrings as well. I have spent time in Asia, Central & South America, & Europe and I love being inspired by other peoples' adventures. Having led volunteer work trips to Honduras, Bolivia, and India, I also love hearing how people give their time to causes they feel passionate about.
I live with my fantastic partner-in-crime, Ryan, and our clever pooch April Mae. Ryan & I are warm and social, but we know how to give people personal space. I have a keen eye for attention to detail so when you come to our home there will be snacks when you arrive and many conveniences during your stay. You'll have cozy robes, slippers, a 24hr coffee/tea station, a detailed map of conveniences in the neighborhood, and informative packets of places to eat & drink and enjoy the site all around the city.
We dig exploring new cities by bicycle since going at a slower pace allows one to discover hidden gems off the beaten path. That's why we provide two bikes for guests to use free of charge - we want you to have the opportunity to explore LA on 2 wheels!
Whether I'm coming to you, or you're coming to me, I look forward to meeting you and sharing space for a brief period!