Room in a creative home

House - Private room · Ybarra Rd, Los Angeles, CA 91364, United States
Julie & Karin
Your host, Julie & Karin
22 Reviews
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The Space

Our home is settled South of Ventura Blvd and Topanga Canyon. Topanga Canyon blvd extends into the canyon making for a beautiful drive to the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) at Topanga State Beach.

The room for rent is a big space (14' X 11') with a full size closet. Two windows that allow the morning sun to shine in.

The entire house is colorfully painted and our roomies are super creative professional individuals in the world.

When you rent the room you have access to the shared space, such a as the living room and the kitchen, if you so choose to be social.

At the end of our street is a bus stop and just a few more blocks (walking distance) are a couple of deli's, boutique clothing stores and a Starbucks coffee. Farther down about a mile, there is full shopping centers, movie theaters and two malls Topanga Westfield and the Promenade.

We are about a mile from the 101 frwy entrance, so freeway access is an easy drive to Hollywood or reaching the 405 frwy toward Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $410 /week
Monthly Price: $1375 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 4:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My LA experience was gilded with a final stay at Julie & Karin's cosy Airbnb offering. A truly gifted and genius find of inspirational hosts and a comfy bed. I wished I could have stayed longer to get to know this remarkable family. We were destined to meet!
    Thanks for making me feel so welcome and look forward to seeing you again in LA, UK or Fiji? Gill O xXx
    PS: For anyone choosing Airbnb - let your intuition guide you!

    February 2014
  • I stayed with Julie and Karin for only three nights but wished it was longer! I had a wonderful stay with them and was made to feel right at home.
    The house is located on a quiet street off of a main road so you're not far from where you need to go. With a car you can easily take day trips to LA, Malibu and the nearby Topanga Canyon to go hiking.
    The bedroom itself is very spacious and comfy with a large, clean shared bathroom right next to it.

    I would definitely recommend staying here to a single or couple that are looking to stay outside of LA, and are after a warm-homely place. No doubt I will be back there soon as well! : )

    February 2014
  • Julie and Karin were everything I read about and more. Kind, gracious, flexible and generous. They let me share as much time with them as I wanted and it was never enough. These are two very sweet, hardworking and smart ladies. Snowboarding together this winter for sure!!

    October 2013
  • I stayed with Julie and Karin for three and a half weeks, and would highly recommend them. They were hospitable, helpful, kind, thoughtful and friendly. My bedroom was very comfy, with a great bed and enough space for everything. The location in The Valley, was very convenient for me, as I had a course to attend nearby, and public transport was handy, as I didn't have a car. I would probably recommend having a car though, if you really want ease of getting around, and you want to do a bit of sight seeing. The public transport is there, but it is slow and not so easy to negotiate!
    I really enjoyed getting to know Julie and Karin a little, and some of the discussions we had were really interesting and thought provoking.
    This accommodation situation, for me, was far preferable to staying in an anonymous hotel, and also far cheaper! So much nicer to be part of a household, and essentially, that is what it is - you are sharing a home and participating in a household. Of course, if you are going to be out for the bulk of the time, you are mainly just coming back to a cosy and comfy bedroom to use, and a good shower, plus a kitchen if you need one to do some cooking.
    Julie and Karin are not at all intrusive and do leave you to your own devices of course, but they also regularly check to see if you need anything.
    Personally, I really enjoyed the set up where I could feel like I was living in a shared household, as I was there to do a course, and not so much to sight see (although I managed to do that too!).
    Overall, I would definitely recommend these wonderful hosts.
    Thanks so much Julie and Karin for your wonderful hospitality!

    July 2013
  • Wanna sleep like a rose,
    Feel like a princess ????
    Then you definitely have to stay at Ybarra's, cause it's the Best !

    Wonderful ,warm family that makes you feel home in every possible way :).
    Aaaand they can cook, aaand they have a very interesting conversation ... Oooh and the location : absolutely A+.

    May 2013
  • Although the house is close to Topanga Canyong Blvd it is located on quiet street and you do not hear traffic noise. No problem parking on street. It is convenient to 101 FWY (5 mins) and beaches and PCH (15-20 mins). Room was clean and comfortable. Julie and Karin are great gals, very welcoming in making me feel at home. They always asked me how my day was and invited me to join them for a drink or meal. I stayed 6 nights and was out all day every day so I really did not take them up on their hospitality. But it was still nice to feel included .

    April 2013
  • It's impossible to exaggerate what an extraordinary time I had meeting these gorgeous ladies! An incredible, vibrant couple that I am lucky enough to now consider part of my global family :-) They exude the warmest energy and I was absolutely in love with their dynamism, their electric attitude, enthusiasm and warmth. I felt like staying here was like basking in sunshine.. even with rain outside. We had an instant spark of connection and I believe anyone staying at this Malibu home will be struck by this electric couple. Wine, warmth and incredible hosts. An incredible time! Thank you so much and can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!

    December 2012
  • Julie and Karin are wonderfully gracious hosts. I only wish I had more time to spend getting to know them! They helped make my transition to LA a breeze. I'm sure they will remain friends for years to come.

    November 2012
  • Julie and Karin are 2 Amazing Persons, and that is an Understatement on its Own. They are Fun, open minded, and made sure my stay was as enjoyable as possible. If you get a Chance, Make Sure to be there for one of their Oh So Good Fish Taco Nights. You will be Glad You Did. :-)

    July 2012
  • This home offers a very laid back, friendly environment. Julie and her friends and family are kind and welcoming. They even invited me to join them for dinner my last day there (have you had peas in your tacos yet? maybe you should.) and wound down the evening with some live music. thanks for an entertaining evening!

    May 2012
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We are both SUPER creative, brilliantly talented people... Julie is a Musician, Surfer and Life Coach, Adventure Taker & Fun Maker. Karin is Magnetic, Energetic and one of the worlds most Remarkable Artist you will ever meet. Did I mention she's beyond Creative, Inspiring and all-around, an innately fabulous human being. We both love to travel and meet new people... Everywhere we are, we're always creating paradise and A Higher Life for everyone. Happiness matters!
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