We stayed 4 weeks in Los Angeles, in Genie and Harlan's home, during july 2010. It was a great home-exchange! The house is very well-located : 5 minutes from Farmer's Market, LACMA or La Brea Tar Pits. So, right in the heart of the city. Santa Monica beach is only at 20 minutes. There are so many things to appreciate in Los Angeles. They gave us advices which we liked a lot (open-air movie, free theater show in Griffith park,...). The neighborough is very quiet (no noise at all), with lovely houses. The house is huge, with very large bedrooms, A/C if needed. The kitchen is beautiful, modern, with lots of appliances. Nice wooden floors. Our children enjoyed the trampoline in the backyard garden, the toys, and above all the WII! I enjoyed the L.A. Times every morning! Plus, Genie and Harlan are serious people, you can trust in to care about your house. They are easy-going and understanding. I highly recommand a home-exchange with the Gleeson family!