Thanks for considering a stay at my apartment! I like it...I think you will, too!
When it comes to making my home available to you, I like to take care of all the funky business-related stuff right up front... So: no small print here snuck in at the very end. No surprises! I want to help you SAVE TIME by providing you with the following important details PRIOR to your contacting me.
TIME REQUIRED TO READ THE FOLLOWING: 5-6 MINUTES.
TIME TO WAIT FOR ME TO REPLY TO YOUR QUESTION VIA E-MAIL: up to 72 HOURS.
READ THIS CAREFULLY. It will likely give you the answers you seek faster than I will respond to your e-mail.
Also, in the tabs above, check out the HOUSE RULES and the GUIDEBOOK. The HOUSE RULES tell you what you can do and not do in my apartment. The GUIDEBOOK tells you practical stuff about the area around my apartment, about parking, about getting to and from downtown, public transportation, etc.
IF AFTER READING THE DESCRIPTION, HOUSE RULES, AND/OR GUIDEBOOK, YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION, THEN YES, PLEASE, JUST ASK!
You can ask me anything at anytime, you'll just have to wait for an answer longer than it will take for you to read it. Plus, if I answer something for you here, and you ask me via e-mail...I'll just think you're kind of...um..."out to lunch", if you catch my drift.
PLEASE OBSERVE AIRBNB'S PRESCRIBED METHODS OF CONTACTING ME. PRIOR TO MAKING A RESERVATION, DO ~NOT~ SEND ME YOUR PHONE OR EMAIL INFO. I CANNOT SEE IT. AFTER YOU MAKE A RESERVATION, ~THEN~ I CAN CALL OR EMAIL YOU OUTSIDE OF THIS SITE. Oh, I almost forgot to mention: DO ~NOT~ SEND ME YOUR PERSONAL PHONE VIA AIRBNB EMAIL PRIOR TO MAKING A RESERVATION AND ASK ME TO CALL YOU. I can't see it; I won't call you. Finally, did I remember to tell you the following...? DON'T EMAIL ME YOUR PHONE UNTIL AFTER YOU MAKE A RESERVATION. :)
PLEASE BOOK AT LEAST 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE. REQUESTS WITH LESS THAN 48 HOURS NOTICE ARE NOT IMPOSSIBLE, BUT VERY UNLIKELY. (I respond to most inquiries within 3 days.)
I AM RELUCTANT TO CONFIRM A RESERVATION REQUEST IF YOUR AIRBNB PROFILE IS INCOMPLETE, OR ONLY ONE SENTENCE. (ESPECIALLY IF YOU JUST SIGNED UP IN THE SAME MONTH AND/OR HAVE NO REFERENCES).
While not necessary, I also highly recommend connecting your preferred social network to your Airbnb profile. As a host, I want to know you're a cool guest--i.e., basically: 1) safe, 2) sane, and 3) sociable. Your profile is how I garner a sense of that, and how I determine that you're cordial and authentic. Don't worry: if you're seeking solitude and quiet while you're here, I'll ~totally~ stay out of your way. I simply want some assurance you're not planning on using my apartment as a terrorist basecamp or as a meth lab and that I won't walk in after work to discover a surly biker gang roasting a goat on my living room floor. (Understandable, right? If you're a biker that's cool...but no goats, okay?)
I SIMPLY WANT TO KNOW A REAL PERSON IS ON THE OTHER END OF MY COMMITMENT TO OPEN UP MY HOME FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE. SO: ~PLEASE~, ~PLEASE~, ~PLEASE~ FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE PRIOR TO CONTACTING ME.
SORRY, I LOVE 'EM, BUT NO DOGS OR CATS. :( If your stay is less than a week, and your pet is furless, housebroken, and can fit in a handbag, I'll consider it.
KIDS ARE WELCOME. (YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOUR KID IS IN THE APARTMENT.)
FAMILIES ARE OKAY FOR SHORT STAYS. What is a short stay? Overnight...maybe a weekend. The apartment is too small for a family of three or more to enjoy an extended stay (i.e, more than three days). Extended stays for months and months for ONE GUEST: no problemo. Extended stays with TWO GUESTS: ummm...ask. It depends on what else I have going on. I generally decline couples for stays more than a week. (Again, it's just a small space--a one-bedroom apartment with a large living room, a separate dining room, and a kitchen.) Hence: extended stays with three people in the apartment? We'd likely all go crazy. But I have had couples here for short-term stays.
~~~DETAILS ABOUT THE SPACE~~~
Phew! Okay...now that crazy stuff is out of the way, here are the details... A description of the place follows:
Private bedroom OR living room couch in classical musician's west San Fernando Valley apartment.
I need to have Airbnb update the photos! There is now a queen size bed in the bedroom, and a piano (and some boooks, and boxes) in the living room. There is also a washer and dryer in the apartment now...which is very convenient.
Easy street parking. High speed wifi. Easy access from freeway and/or bus lines; about 40 minutes north of LAX. Close to Ventura County, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita. Short hop over the hill to West L.A., Santa Monica, and beach communities. Very close to one of the most beautiful hiking trails in all of Southern California. Walking distance to Whole Foods, cinema, restaurants, shopping mall, etc. Host knows all of L.A. and the city's cultural life and dining really well.
If you dig the arts including good music, and being close to healthy eats--but simple and comfortable without lavish interior decorating or furniture--you'll enjoy staying here. (Note: one additional room--my office (aka the dining room)--not pictured, is undergoing renovation / has boxes / not empty.)
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$250 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$700 /month|
|Neighborhood:||Woodland Hills/Warner Center|
Sean's place was perfect for my transition to LA. It is comfortable and safe, which is important for a single gal. The location was great for me, easy access to the 101, awesome restaurants nearby (try the Indian joint!) and a short, beautiful drive through Topanga Canyon to the beach! Sean was a super host, an interesting guy who can tell you anything about the great city of LA, and now I'm glad to call him a friend as well. Thanks for your hospitality, Sean!
Sean is a great host! Very sweet and helpful. He and I were hardly there, but when we were it was comfortable. He is a really nice person and I felt at ease the entire time I was there.
Sean is the most wonderful host you could ever hope to get! He knows LA like his inside pocket, his place is lovely, with a nice firm bed, he gives you space when you need it and he totally saved my stay by driving me to where I needed to go! Awesome!!!
Sean is an awesome guy and so is the place. It is clean and comfortable. The room is spacious and the neighborhood very nice. Sean will show you all the good and interesting things in LA even things you cannot find in a guide. In my 3 month staying at his house I enjoyed every minute. It definitely felt like home and I would always come back.
Sean was an awesome guy to stay with.He was generous,caring,fun...he went out of his way to help me when my car broke down.He almost felt like family to me.He definitely knew his way around LA so if you had any questions on what to do or where to go,he could tell you right (website hidden) was a great experience and he made it just that much better.I would definitely stay here again!Thanks sean!
I had the pleasure to spend time in the house of Sean. The house is located next to the bus stop and grocery store, close to all the known shops and Starbucks coffee. Sean is a wonderful, caring, considerate host, he will always help and always will. He even showed me the city and the many interesting places in Los Angeles. And it was good to me
I had a great time staying at Sean's place. His room was spacious, and everything tidy and clean. The location was perfect for me as I had to spend most of my time in the area anyways. However even driving into Downtown or Hollywood wasn't a big deal - the place is conveniently located to the Highway which takes you quickly to the sightseeing spots. Actually I particularly enjoyed staying in this area since it gives you easy access to a little bit more unusual things to do in L.A., scenic drives (e.g. over the hills to Malibu beach) and beautiful views on the city as well as nice hiking opportunities.
I didn't have much free time but since Sean can tell you so much about L.A. you would definitely want to have his recommendations when you come to explore the city!
He was generally very concerned to make my stay as pleasant as possible - what more can you ask from a host!