About This Listing
Spacious bright room with comfortable bed, access to living room and kitchen and it's amenities to make your own meals.
Blocks from bus stop, Starbucks and a mile from shopping centers and the 101 freeway entrance.
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.
As our guest you have access to the living room and kitchen. You are welcome to use the kitchen amenities.
Interaction with Guests
We own our own business and create our own schedules, sometimes work from home but generally we respect your privacy and if we're around making dinners we'd love to have you join us.
We love that we are so close to state parks and great hiking trails and the beach is always a lovely drive.
Street parking is always free and available.
At the end of our street is a bus stop which has access to reach the metro railway.
A few more blocks are a couple of deli's, boutique clothing stores and a Starbucks coffee.
About a mile down Topanga Cyn Blvd, there are full shopping centers, movie theaters and two malls Topanga Westfield and the Promenade.
With the 101 freeway entrance access so close, it's an easy drive to Hollywood or for reaching the 405 frwy toward Santa Monica and West Los Angeles.
Other Things to Note
If you’d like to extend your stay, simply ask!
We do ask that you plan ahead! - if you wait until the last minute we may not have the availability.
Mainly, be considerate of other people in the house. Examples of this would be no excessive noise, tidy up after yourself, i.e.;
KITCHEN: do all your dishes leave nothing in the sink, wipe the counters down.
BATHROOM: hang your towels, all toiletries in the bathroom kept nicely.
UTILITIES: be energy efficient by turning off utilities when you leave rooms.
AND in general - be respectful of the household.
Our basic rule of kindness & respect - we love each other therefore we care and look out for each other.
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!
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! : )
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!!
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!
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+.
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 .
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!!
This host has 10 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Julie & Karin
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.
A walk-in $25 dollar foot massage place, but you will get basically an hour body massage. Its the perfect place for your tired body. If Jenni is available shes great!Topanga Canyon Blvd CA 91364
If your into it... just gotta go to Starbucks. Great little walk to get out and catch different surroundings.Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills CA 91364
They Have Great Sushi here, a little on the pricey side of Sushi, but you cant go wrong with any dish you choose :) YUM.Los Angeles CA
A huge variety of organic and other dietary specialty foods. Always a great experience in this Whole Foods store. The staff are friendly and helpful.Ventura Boulevard Woodland Hills CA 91364
Theres always a good variety groceries and the staff are friendly and helpful.Clarendon Street San Fernando Valley CA 91364
Its easy, more fresh as fast foods go. The burritos are like two meals in one. They have veggie options.Topanga Canyon Blvd Woodland Hills CA 91367
If you are craving Indian food this is our go-to place.. AND they deliver! The guys there and that are always fun and friendly.Ventura Blvd CA 91364
Great food. Eclectic eatery for breakfast lunch offering a global gourmet menu using area-sourced ingredientsMulholland Dr CA 91364
The most amazing Mexican food this side of the Valley. Fresh made table side guacamole and you cant beat the festive environment here.Ventura Boulevard CA 91356
I love the Veggie Pad Woon Sen. I would also recommend the Veggie red curry...WOW, the food is amazing for staying local!!! Unfortunately they do not have delivery, cozy place to eat there.22330 Sherman Way Canoga Park CA 91303
Amazing atmosphere, the design of this gastropub is pretty modern for the area. Super thrilled they have seasonal beers and great food.Ventura Boulevard San Fernando Valley CA 91423