I hosted travelers many times when I lived in New Mexico, through couchsurfing and enjoyed it very much. It felt like I was the host of a small b/b in an area that was heavily visited by tourists and was able to meet interesting people. I have a nice-sized living area here and you are welcome to make use of my sectional couch for the evening, as well as share an included breakfast with me in the morning. You only have to cross the street to enter the beach. You don't even have to wear your shoes to get there. This is close to downtown Ventura, the Channel Islands, great restaurants & farmer's markets-and only about a mile away from my favorite fish place. My modern, updated apartment is light and airy. There is free internet here. I don't have a tv, but instead , you can sleep to the sounds of the crashing waves.