The SpaceThe house is a mid-century California ranch-style home with 2 bedrooms, circular driveway, kitchen, laundry room, pool, patio cover with outdoor dining table and other outdoor seating, barbecue, and a side yard. There's Wifi, a big screen TV in the living room, another one in the master bedroom that you can use with your Netflix or Amazon account, and a computer monitor in the guest room with HDMI input if you bring a cable and want to stream. The house is fully furnished and very comfortable. It's in a nice suburban neighborhood, yet very close to freeways, shopping and more. Given the large number of inquiries about parties, I'm mentioning here that the house is being offered as a place to stay, and not for parties--or events. I also get lots of requests to use the inside of the house as a film location and it has been used in a feature film and several short films. I will consider filming requests only if you are willing to pay a security deposit larger than for residential guests and your production company has a staff experienced with filming in people's homes. I've done my best to preserve the original 1950s style on purpose. It would have been easy to rip out the kitchen and bathrooms and replace everything with typical cabinets and counter tops, but on the advice of an interior designer client the last remodel was a restoration project to preserve as many original features of a classic 50's house as possible. Guest AccessThe house is actually 3 bedrooms. You have access to all of the house, the yard, pool, and circular driveway, except you will not have access to: (1) the locked 3rd bedroom; (2) the two storage closets in the hallway between the bedrooms; and (3) the garage. Interaction with GuestsYes, I'm almost always available by phone or in person, and one of my two adult sons is generally available if I am not. The NeighborhoodIt's a GREAT neighborhood. Put it this way, it's the kind of neighborhood where if you are going out of town you know your neighbors so well you can give just about any of them the keys to your home just in case someone needs to go in for an emergency. It's close to lots of great food, a university, a country club, freeways, places to hike and rock climb (minutes from Whole Foods or Spouts markets, REI, Sport Chalet, Best Buy...Food Truck Friday Nights, movies, 3 major malls, and much more). If you venture out beyond the neighborhood, there's great nightlife in Hollywood and Downtown LA. It's a good choice for people who wnat a suburban neighborhood as their base camp while visiting LA. Getting AroundAs long as you don't leak oil, park in the circular driveway...watch out from the short brick pillars, it's safest to enter from the east driveway and exit from the west so you can see the brick pillars out the drivers window. The Northridge MetroLink Station is 10 min away by car (I prefer the nearby Chatsworth Station), you can take it to downtown, or you can drive 25 minutes and park at the Universal City Station and take the subway to Hollywood or downtown. If you rock climb, the popular Stoney Point formation is 10 min away at the Topanga Canyon exit off the 118 (if that area looks familiar, it's the site of an old movie ranch where lots of Westerns were filmed in the early 20th Century... and Clark Gable, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, Barbara Stanwick, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and more, all had homes or their country ranches just 5 minutes from the house. For history buffs, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, replete with Air Force One, is a 20-minute drive away. If you want to go to the beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Zuma are great--if you go to these beaches you can take the freeway, or be a local and take Topanga Canyon or Malibu Canyon over the hill to Pacific Coast Highway. You can can also go to what we call the Southbay and hit smaller beach towns like Manhattan Beach (the home of beach volleyball) or Hermosa Beach--both have popular with surfers since surfing started and I like them best because if you park close to the piers you have beautiful white sand beaches, plus tons of great places for food or drink within easy walking distance. If you want a fun day trip, Santa Barbara is about 1.5 hours away by car, or drive 10 minutes to the Chatsworth station and take the train. If you stay in Santa Barbara overnight, you can easily do a wine tasting tour in the famous California Central Coast wineries. Other Things to NoteIt's a quiet neighborhood--some of the neighbors have lived there for decades. If it's the weekend, feel free to enjoy the pool and play some music (you might here neighbors doing the same!)--just in general be mindful that's it's a residential neighborhood.