About the Homestay
We live in a beautiful Forest in the center of the LA/Orange County Metroplex. We are close to Disneyland and even closer to Knott's Berry Farm. Downtown LA is about 20-30 minutes away. This is a very large house that has been completely remodeled with available parking for any vehicle. Small pets are OK, but they can't be outside unattended.
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We live in a beautiful forest in the center of the LA/Orange Country metroplex. We are about 20 minutes from Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm is closer. Everyone has heard of Disneyland, but the rides and shows at Knotts are just as good, and I think it will cost a lot less money. (In my opinion, small children want to go to Disneyland, but teens seem to like Knotts better, my opinion.) If you are a nurse/medical professional we are very close to Whittier Hospital, an easy 5 minute drive. It will take about 20-30 minutes to drive to the beach, depending on traffic. Downtown LA/Universal Studios is about 30 minutes drive, if you start after 10 am. Hollywood Blvd is on the way to Universal Studios and is even closer. You will never be bored in LA. Bring lots of money. All of the attractions cost money except Hollywood Blvd. (No charge to walk down the street and look at the hand prints of famous people in the sidewalk.) The beaches are also free, but you will have to pay for parking everywhere you go. Our favorite beach is Laguna, but Manhattan Beach is easier to get to. LA is a fantastic place to visit. If you like food, you will be able to find restaurants that serve food from every part of the world. Below is a list of some of the places to visit in LA.
Universal Studios Hollywood.
Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory.
Disneyland Park & Resort.
The Getty Center.
Petersen Automotive Museum.
Santa Monica Beach & Pier
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Huntington Library (Famous original oil paintings)
There are some fantastic restaurants in LA as well.
There is an outlet mall near us and another one in Irvine.
Bring lots of money...
The only thing that is free in LA is the Beach and Hollywood Blvd., and in both places you have to pay for parking.
If you are traveling to LA from someplace else and don't have a car with you, you will have to rent a vehicle. The public transportation is not very good in LA. In Paris you ride the Metro, but in LA you rent a car. LA is really spread out, so you have to rent a vehicle if you don't drive here in your own car.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We live in a beautiful forest in the center of the Los Angeles Metroplex, So one must be very careful when smoking. Smoking is only allowed outside the house on the areas that are concrete.
Please be in the house by 12 midnight unless you are at a special event, you can let us know in advance.
Kitchen is available for 1 hour at a time. The guest must clean the kitchen after every meal, put dishes in the dish washer, etc. The kitchen counters and table must be cleaned as well. The kitchen is closed at 9 p.m. It cannot be used for 2 hours at a time, because we have to use the kitchen too.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house. Outside smoking is allowed only on areas that are concret or asphalt. No smoking on the decks. We live in a forest, so one must be very careful not to start a fire. Yes, there is a forest right in the center of Los Angeles. If you come visit, you will get to see our beautiful forest.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.