About the Homestay
Your home away from home is in Los Angeles California in a quiet and safe area called Silver Lake located between downtown LA and Hollywood. Come stay with us for a few days and then you may decide to extend your stay with us, most people tell us that they don't want to leave our place, they get very comfortable with us.
My family and I have live in the Silver Lake area for the past 25 years and 20 residing in this house.
Family members are my husband Ricardo "Ricky Rock" musician, my son Riccardo who is a professional film camera operator, my daughter Marcy who is attending music school, my children and husband are music talented.
Your bedroom has a full size real and comfortable bed, with it private restroom, private entrance, a small fridge, air conditioning, clean sheets, towels, shampoo, conditioner and all the essentials.
The house has a big front yard with all kinds of trees and flowers. We have 4 pets, 3 dogs and 1 cat, their names are "Sammy" a male German Shepherd, "Rain" a young sweet and energetic mix Greyhound/Doberman, "Moo" a young female beagle and "Mitz" a female cat. Sorry but we don't accept pets as guest.
This is a musical talented family, and we have all kinds of instruments, guitars and guitar bass (more than all my fingers), drum sets, violin, piano, and keyboards, most of them are in the back of the home recording studio which is sound proof.
We all speak English, Spanish and dad also speaks Italian. As a family we have traveled to many exciting countries in America, Europe and Asia.
We love to meet people from all over the world and show them our beautiful city.
We will make it easy and safe on you, we will pick you up from the airport/bus/train station for a $25 fee.
PAYMENT: must pre-pay at least a week prior to your arrival to secure your reservation. I will send you a payment request via PayPal.
You may also pay cash at first day of arrival but you need to ASSURE me that you are showing up.
3 Dogs, Cat
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in an quiet and hipster area called Silver Lake between downtown LA and HOLLYWOOD. 25 minutes drive from the Los Angeles Airport. The bus stop is only 2 minutes walk from the house and 15 minutes walk from the Metro subway station.
Walking distance from the famous Sunset Junction surrounded by different coffee shops and restaurants.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No drugs, be responsible and respectful.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Hosts very knowledgeable about the area answering all our questions. Clean room and bath. Great safe location with nice park and running track within walking distance. Highly recommend!
Their place has been home away from Home. I have stayed here for couple of months in 2018 and have always enjoyed the company of Isabel and Ricky. Each time they ensured my stay is very comfortable and provided me with all the help. They are amazing host and exceptional human beings. Highly recommended.
Our room was clean and comfortable and we had beautifully hot water 24/7. When we were there in August it was both hot and humid and so we really appreciated the built-in air conditioning that the house afforded (and which we never had in previous rented accommodation). Isabel and Ricardo are the perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome in their house. They gave us good advice- particularly about travelling around the city- which we might have missed had we had to work it all out for ourselves. The food offered for breakfast was good and plentiful and the 'proper' coffee machine sensational! Isabel even collected us from, and returned us to, LAX for a very reasonable sum which saved a lot of potential anxiety with taxis and timing. We would certainly request to stay with them again if visiting their area. Thank you, both of you!
Per me è mio figlio di 16 anni e’ Stata un’ottima esperienza. Ci siamo sentiti a casa, in un ambiente familiare, accogliente e stimolante. Isabel e Riki sono persone disponibili e attente alle esigenze dei diversi ospiti! Da consigliare e da riscegliere per la prossima volta!
Isabel and Ricky were very kind.
It is the perfect homestay place for people who like music and dogs.
Love Silver Lake. It's one of a handful of communities I've had the pleasure of living in Los Angeles. Isabel and Ricardo are a lovely couple and wonderful hosts. Staying with them was reminiscent of my old place in the neighborhood. Their home is as lovely and welcoming as they are. It felt like an oasis with it's large green lush yard and fruit bearing trees. Very calming, clean and quiet. I immediately felt comfortable. Check-in was easy and I even got help carrying my bags into the house. I got help carry my stuff out at check too. I hope you like pets. They've got 4 dogs 3 turtles and 1 cat all ranging in disposition from super friendly to super chill.
The room I occupied was in the house vs. the other two detached bungalow-type structures on the property also available as rentals. My space in the house has its own entrance from the yard with a cute furnished deck with table and chairs, a full private bathroom and access to the home's common areas. Guest have full access to the kitchen which is a plus! I would highly recommend staying with Isabel and Ricardo (Ricky) on your next visit to Los Angeles. Given the opportunity I'd stay here again for sure.
Thanks you guys for the hospitality!
~ Lisa J.
Es war wunderbar. Tolle Familie und sehr gute Gastfreundlichkeit. gerne wieder!
great quiet place with full famliy contact. I hope to come again.
Although it was four months ago, I had a good time with them. They are big family and they all are very kind. The location is good and near to the bus station. And subway station is not so far. It is walking distance. The room is clean and comfortable. I got wonderful experience with them. I really thank them. None who spent time with them want to go home, I'm sure.
Isabel und ihre Familie sind mehr als "Raumgeber", sie sind eine wirkliche Gastfamilie, freundlich, großzügig, respektvoll. Man erfährt Freundschaft und fühlt sich wie zu Hause. Wer sich da nicht wohl fühlt, ist nirgends zu Hause. Danke an die komplette Familie - 5 Herzen sind zu wenig!
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 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.