Your year-around Summer Place!
We handle ~90 bookings from all over the world per year.
OWN BATHROOM w/ shower
Fast WiFi, 2 bikes and 1 BBQ.
Just 15 Mins. from LAX airport and 5 Mins. to the Ocean.
Lots of free street parking available.
Quiet Neighborhood, SAFE!, Super Easy Access.
You will have your OWN BATHROOM with a shower (comes with a hair dryer)
...and yes you'll have access to fast WiFi.
+++ Lots of free street parking available. (no street cleaning in Wagner Street ! )+++
House: 1456 square foot / 135 square meter
built in 1947
One story bungalow
Hardwood floors and tiled, throughout the house
***your room comes with an additional radiator heater***
Beautiful front yard (next to wide mix of veggie beds, plants, rose bushes and apricot trees) with a fountain.
Private beautiful back yard (next to wide mix of plants, lemon trees, orange tree, avocado tree, fig tree) and a calming Zen fountain, ambient lighting.
FEEL FREE to make use the of 2 available Bicycles, cook on the BBQ, try yourself in our Kitchen, enjoy your meals on our Garden Patio, hang out in the Living Room.
Interaction with Guests
We are always interested in peoples life's, particular in your travel experiences. At the same time we host guests almost every night, therefor sometimes we are less talkative then other times. Both of us do work highly demanding full-time jobs.
The neighborhood has families living here for decades. It is quiet with minimal traffic.
- bordering to the west - Tom & Della
Public transportation 3 minutes walking distance (Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus).
$5 (May 2013) for a day pass on the Metro Line.
within about 3-4 mins (walking distance) you have access to 3 of city's busses companies that pass through here: L.A. Metro, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver City Bus.
- 45 mins. to LAX Airport (by car/Taxi 15 mins.)
- 30 mins. to Venice Beach (by bicycle 25 mins.)
- 40 mins. to Santa Monica by bus (by bicycle 45 mins., about 30% of the ride along the ocean)
- 30 mins. to the famous Getty Ctr. by bus and then you walk 10 mins.
- 50 mins. to Hollywood Blvd. (Chinese Theater) (by bus and then continue by Metro Rail Red Line)
- 1 hr. to Downtown L.A. by bus (by bus and then continue by Metro Rail Expo Line); the LA Metro Expo Line Station (to downtown) is only 15 minutes bus ride from the house.
Other Things to Note
The house is located within a 3 mile / 5 km radius to anything one would want:
- all price category/quality grocery stores
- variety of restaurants
- movie theaters
- local theaters
- any beach activity
- bicycle paths
- public transportation
- LAX airport
only 14.5 / 23.5 to downtown Los Angeles
only minutes away from the ferry boat that goes to Catalina Island
your bike trip could start directly from our house, the beach is only a 20 minute bike ride away; along a nice canal, no cars in the way.
You also have the option to ride along the beach bike path to the north/ go end up at Topanga Canyon (close to Malibu) – 12 miles; and to the south you end up in Redondo Beach (almost in picturesque Palos Verdes) – 12 miles as well – all one-way !
2 miles to the Harbor of Marina del Rey (world's largest man made harbor with over 7,500 yachts)
3.6 miles to Venice Beach or to
5.5 miles to Santa Monica
8 miles to downtown Beverly Hills
9 miles to the world famous Getty Museum
14.5 miles to downtown Los Angeles
only minutes away from the ferry boat that goes to Catalina Island
We enjoy having guests here in our home, please be respectful.
WiFi / WLAN
NETWORK: Bauhaus, PASSWORD: stuttgart
The first impression took my breath away. Fresh flowers in the room, a bookcase full of every subject, the most comfortable bed I have slept on & was able to sleep through the night - the Neighborhood was so quiet. Our hosts had all the information we needed to find food, a bus and transportation (their bikes work super!)
Tara & Michael opened their home and their lives to us. They made us feel comfortable and relaxed and ready to 'live in LA'.
I intend to come back and explore more of the city and the area!
Look very much forward to that next visit!
Thank you Tara&Michael for everything!
Our stay was exactly what we hoped it would be. The accommodation was exactly as described. Clean, comfortable and well located. Tara & Michael were the perfect hosts - helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable and warm.
Tara was an excellent host, and her lovely home was spotless and inviting. We loved the back patio, the great bed, and of course, Tara as a wonderful host. The location is within walking distance of some lovely restaurants, walking/biking paths, and many other amenities. The filtered drinking water was also very appreciated!
My husband and I would definitely stay with Tara and Michael again.
What can I say!!! My trip couldn't have been better. I was actually apprehensive about AIRBNB and the hosts (generally speaking), as this was my first trip to the USA. Luckily, the experience was superb.
I cannot think of a single thing that went wrong during my 2 week stay. Tara and Michael are extremely nice people. I am really glad I got to know them through this trip. Though they both have full time jobs, they ensured that everything was taken care of well before hand. Everything (the room, the neighbourhood, the Wi-Fi) is just as described. The best thing is that everything was so organized and well thought of. It felt just like home, which is exactly what I wanted.
The house is a 10-12min drive from LAX. It is extremely well maintained. It has a beautiful backyard. The room was very comfortable. There are some very good restaurants in the area. Michael and Tara would be more than happy to guide anyone as I saw a lot of journals in my room pertaining to restaurants across LA. I had been there to give my exams and hence liked the very calm neighbourhood. It’s sad I couldn't make time to stay a few more days to roam around. I would definitely like to stay with Tara and Michael again if I ever went back to LA.
the house is beautiful and Tara and Michael are really nice people. The bedroom is comfy and quite,and thanks to Michael's suggestion,we took their bikes and had a great day along the coast!we'll come back for sure!
Very happy experience at Tara's home. It's a nice house with beautiful yards, large rooms and comfortable beds. We also had BBQ and we had a really great time there. Many thanks to Tara!
Hi, we look forward welcoming you to our home!
We travel frequently internationally, backpacking-style or for business, we use AirBnB most of the times, when we don't have a personal contact in the destination.
Michael is a meeting planner, moved to LA in the mid 90's, I am from Stuttgart.
Tara, moved about the same time from Toronto/Milton, she works as a nurse.
We enjoy to cook with our own veggies, that grow in our front yard. LA has soooo much to offer and we take advantage, be it Theater, all kinds of Concerts, cultural and ethnic events, hiking or biking at along the Pacific Ocean (just minutes away from our house, by bike). Hey and Michael used to be a tour guide for many years, here in L.A., and all of the Southwest (CA, UT, AZ, NV).