Smart TV and desk.Private bathroom - double sink vanity.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

Our home is a serene, clean, and comfortable place. Your room has a queen-sized bed, dresser, desk, 40-inch smart flat screen TV, and doors that open onto the patio. Your private bathroom is right next door to your room.

The space

Our lovely 200 square foot room reflects our style - eclectic comfort and functionality. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed, dresser, desk, 40-inch smart TV with Dish Network available. (You can access your own Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. accounts), walk-in closet space, comfy recliner, full library, and a 6’ glass sliding door that opens onto the patio.

The bathroom, right next door, is for your use only, and has a double sink, tub, shower and all the amenities you may require, including a hairdryer.

A light breakfast will be available every morning along with coffee and/or tea.

We are well suited for singles or doubles, for students doing research at the Reagan Library, ((URL HIDDEN) people needing temporary housing for job transfers, motorcyclists who are about to discover Ventura County, and anyone else who would like to spend a night or two in Simi Valley, the eastern gateway to all things west and north of Los Angeles.

As semi-retired empty-nesters, we would love to introduce you to our city, our county, and our state.

Guest access

You are welcome to the following shared living spaces: kitchen / great room with large dining table, family room with 50-inch TV and fireplace, patio, garden swing, and fire pit (we will operate). Laundry facilities are available if needed.

We will provide simple, healthy breakfast choices in the morning (muffins, toast, homemade apple-butter, homemade granola, coffee cake, fruit, hardboiled eggs, etc.) and a shelf in our refrigerator for your needs. (PS I reserve the right to make you a full-on healthy breakfast on Saturday morning if I feel like it!) You are welcome to use the kitchen for your light cooking needs.

Interaction with guests

We will take our cue from you. We love to meet new people, but will respect your privacy. Shirley is available much of the day to greet you on your arrival and to help you with any needs. Jim is the map guru and will help you find your way to anywhere you may wish to travel.

If you are motorcyclists, you can pick our brains (and maps) as we have been exploring our state for 20+ years, and we know all the best back roads, pitstops, and unique places in Ventura County and points north.

Other things to note

Occasionally our grown children and grandchildren will be visiting.

We do not have accommodation for pets as our granddaughter has an allergy.

Within a half mile of our home there is a Mexican restaurant, a Popeyes Chicken, 3 gas stations and quick marts, and a Smart and Final grocery.


Extra people £4 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We ask that you treat our home as you would like your home to be treated.
No illegal substances.
If you wish to sit by a fire in the back yard, Jim will instruct you in the fine art of fire building. He personally manufactures a magic fire starter that will leave you in awe.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

86 Reviews

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Eline User Profile
May 2017
I had a lovely stay here! I was in Simi Valley for research in the Reagan library and could easily take the bus up there from the house. Thank you!

Barbara User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful way to begin our California journey ...from the lovely bedrooom, open to the flowered patios. We loved sitting around the firepit with you, discussing life and good reads and travel notes. There was always such lovely breakfast offerings, piping coffee, home baked bread and fresh fruit. It was more than a dream come true! All so comfortable! We want to go back
Shirley User ProfileShirley is a superhost.
Response from Shirley:
It was so fun to host you two. Come again sometime!
September 2017

Leslie User Profile
September 2017
Shirley is an excellent host. She leaves you alone if you want your privacy or is there for you if you want to visit. Her home is very clean and your room is very comfortable and charming. The bathroom is right around the corner and no one else uses it. This was my first experience with Airbnb and I was very pleased. I will definitely return to Shirley's home the next time I am in Similar Valley. You will be very pleased if you choose Shirley's home while in Simi Valley.

Randy User Profile
September 2017
This was our first AirB&B stay so we didn't know what to expect. Jim and Shirley immediately put us at ease with their hospitality. I travel extensively and am always staying in hotels so it was SO enjoyable to not stay in a hotel. My wife and I are triathletes so have a crazy workout schedule (up very early, dashing through the house for showers, etc). None of this phased our hosts and they even had special dietary needs covered! I recommend Jim and Shirley's hospitality whenever my wife and I aren't there already!!!

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
All of the positive reviews I read about Shirley's place before booking were spot-on. She is the definition of "super host"! My husband and I usually opt for "entire house" over "private room" for privacy, but this listing has plenty of personal space and privacy. Personal greetings, snacks at the ready, a pleasant room and personal bathroom, and delicious coffee were just a few things that made our stay special. Shirley and Jim are friendly and accommodating. Great stay!

Margaret User Profile
September 2017
From the clean, quiet, very private bed- and bathrooms to the waiting-for-me morning coffee, Shirley's place offered exactly the cozy quarters I was looking for in their Simi Valley neighborhood. It was pleasant to chat with Shirley and Jim and to meet their baby grandson. If I need a place to stay again in Simi Valley, theirs would be the only place I'd go. Thanks for a a fantastic stay!

Spencer User Profile
August 2017
Shirley and Jim were wonderful hosts and very accommodating when our trip didn't go quite as planned. Comfortable room in a quiet neighborhood. We wish we could have stayed longer!

Simi Valley, California, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Shirley User ProfileShirley is a superhost.

Backseat motorcycle babe. Love riding with my husband of 42 years. Love my kids and my grand kids. Love reading the Bible, fiction, memoirs, and historical fiction. Love gardening and cooking (when I'm in the mood). We like the natural world, traveling winding back roads, finding out-of-the-way places, and staying in homey, quaint, or non-generic spaces.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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