tropical venice beach back house .

House - Entire home/apt · Carlton Way, Venice, CA 90291, United States

this gorgeous back house sits in the rear courtyard of a celebrated venice compound... the garage mahal.
new queen bed private bathroom and even a little kitchen.
private side entrance lots of street parking. tons of sunlight and exotic decor outdoor sitting room with a vegetable garden.

The Space

its a quiet bedroom completely self contained sitting in the back courtyard . we grow some of our own food and seasonally have plenty to share.

Guest Access

we have a few bicycles and a washing machine if you need.
plenty of street parking out front. no restrictions.

Interaction with Guests

im usually available if not too busy. but do live on the property and am. happy to help make your stay a pleasant one...............

The Neighborhood

our place is in one of the lesser known areas of venice. with bigger lots and ample street parking. This secret side of venice is always a great escape from the busyness of the boardwalk. yet its only a 6 block walk to shops and resturants of Abbot Kinney and just a few more blocks to the sea.

Getting around

Just one block from the #1 blue bus . it can take you anywhere on the west side for one dollar. Or you can ride a bike to the beach or Abbot Kinney in 10 minutes . the supermarket is close and mini market even closer.
coffe and some food served within walking distance at Deus

Other Things to Note

we do not charge extra for young children..

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Slap bang in the quite part of Venice with easy access by foot or car to any other part of this delightful part of LA. Meriel was on hand to greet and meet us with all kinds of hints and help to make our stay enjoyable. The gardens have a wonderful smell of plants and fruits, unfortunately we did not get a chance to sit by the fire in the garden but enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone that wants to sample local life.

    April 2014
  • Lovely, quiet, private place with all the mod cons, mini kitchen, wifi. Meriel is sweet and ever-helpful without hovering. The Garage Majal features her hand-made curtains and furnishings in mid-century modern meets urban cool style. The neighborhood felt safe and close enough to everything I needed. I had a great time while staying here for six weeks while attending a specialty training.

    March 2014
  • We are so glad that we booked Meriel's oasis for our weekend trip from SF to LA. From the first peak around the wooden door into the space, we knew we were in for a treat. Meriel greeted us and gave us a quick tour around the space and helped point us in the right direction for places to visit in the neighborhood of Venice as well as helpful directions about catching the bus and navigating the city. Her delightful notebook of tips and hints was a treasure to read and full of great advice. This is a great location for accessing a lot of LA without doing too much driving or waiting around in traffic. We were also close to a lot of the interesting restaurants and activities going on in Santa Monica and Venice, which made staying in the neighborhood easy and fun as well. Enjoying the twilight and her delightful garden on our first night really helped set the cool and easy tone for our visit. A wonderful find for our visits to LA, we look forward to coming back again soon!

    March 2014
  • Meriel is a kind and welcoming host. Her charming guest house is a quiet enclave in a lovely neighborhood in Venice. Very comfortable and quiet with artistic design touches. The kitchen is extremely helpful and makes the place feel like home. And there is convenient, free parking right on the street, which is invaluable in LA. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!

    March 2014
  • Meriel was a wonderful host. I immediately felt comfortable and was able to relax after weeks of traveling. Her place was private, quiet, and in great location. She was very helpful in giving directions to local restaurants and art exhibits. I would certainly stay there again.

    March 2014
  • Nice, cosy, good neighbourhood, reasonable price, nice host!

    February 2014
  • This place was so serene and relaxing! Meriel was a gracious host! The gardens were delightful and the house was comfortable and charming. I would come back to stay here in a heartbeat!

    February 2014
  • Meriel's guest house is simply classy. She is a wonderful host, and a very talented interior designer. If you are into the details, like nice sheets, drapes, pillows, mid century modern lighting, etc., this place is inspiring. There was also food in the separate private kitchen with foods to keep you nourished, wifi, great towels, and privacy with a separate patio area with seating. We had a really lovely time, only two nights, arriving late and waking up late each day, super quiet, and comfortable. Lovely!

    February 2014
  • On a quiet street in a pleasant residential neighborhood, this cozy accommodation is completely independent from the main house and set within a garden patio absolutely overflowing with lush, beautiful plants. Parking is readily available right outside the door, but if you're up for a pleasant daytime or evening stroll, you can easily reach the shops and restaurants on Abbot Kinney on foot or on two wheels –– and there are bicycles to borrow on the property! Meriel is a discreet yet friendly and welcoming host, and our morning chats made my experience wonderfully homelike. I was completely satisfied with my stay in the tropical beach back house and look forward to returning.

    January 2014
  • This was a lovely guest house in Venice. Very comfortable bed and beautiful patio filled with plants and trees. Conveniently located near most attractions in the area, and Meriel was a very gracious host. Will definitely come back next time I'm in LA.

    January 2014
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