My daughter was on a reconnaissance trip, in anticipation of moving to Redondo from the East Coast in the coming months. She stayed at Matthew's place for 3-1/2 weeks. She and I spoke daily on the phone, and, frankly, I was frequently surprised (and, occasionally amazed!) by her stories of how Matthew went WAY above and beyond our expectations. Listening to my daughter, I felt as if Matthew wasn't simply a host; rather, he treated my daughter like a family friend. I'm not sure if I should share the details of the many ways in which Matthew helped and catered to my daughter, because I'm not sure if I should raise the expectations of future guests! Example: my daughter didn't have a car during her stay, and Matthew volunteered to drive her to her destination on several occasions. If he was home and cooking dinner, he invited her to join. Home cooked meals! I bought some stuff on Amazon for my daughter and had it shipped to Matthew's place, he received it and made sure she got it. I was impressed. Many more examples, but, suffice to say, he definitely exceeded what you'd expect from a "host" by a mile. Matthew is kind, friendly, respectful, generous and an all-around good guy. This I can say with certainty. My daughter tells me his place is very nice, clean, comfortable, quiet and conveniently located, near shops, restaurants, and the all-important Starbucks (although, Starbucks became less important because Matthew made coffee for her in the mornings!). My daughter travels with her best friend and companion, KeKe (her kitty), and we have received rave reviews about the stay from the kitty, as well. Matthew's dog, Brooklyn, is a friendly, playful, delightful mush. My daughter and Brooklyn became fast friends, and, the cat was happy throughout the visit (when the cat is happy, the daughter is happy!) I recommend Matthew's place, and Matthew, highly and without hesitation. In fact, after my daughter relocates, I will plan to stay at Matthew's place when I visit her. THANK YOU, Matthew, for the kindness and attentiveness you showed my daughter during her stay.