Our spacious and cozy one bedroom apartment is located just 5 blocks to the Venice Pier. We are situated in a beautiful apartment complex with great amenities. Enjoy the home or walk (or bike!) to see everything this amazing area has to offer.
Our home is a spacious 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment with plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home. Its cute and bright and close to everything!
We're located on the Marina Peninsula only 5 blocks east of the Venice Pier which makes for the perfect opportunity to grab a surfboard and catch a wave.
Don't surf? Hop on one of our beach cruisers and head along the sand up to the Santa Monica Pier. Or, ride down Venice's Abbot Kinney Blvd (voted the hippest street in America by GQ magazine!) or just take a trip around the Marina del Rey Harbor, there are wonderful self guided walks to take all around us. All of these are listed and on a map found in the apartment . . . or the Venice Canals (yes, they are beautiful!) -- all just steps away.
Located off Washington Blvd. in the Marina amazing restaurants, bars, coffee shops, health food stores, yoga studios, boutiques, thrift stores are a quick 5 - 10 minute walk down the street.
We are 3 short miles to 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. We are 8 miles to UCLA, and close to major highways that take you to Hollywood, Disneyland, and Downtown LA.
The apartment offers TV, high speed wireless internet, full bath, full kitchen, and balcony over looking our beautiful garden courtyard with a water feature and a pond! We offer 2 car garage parking and bikes for easy access to the beautiful city.
The kitchen offers a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, french press, and all the kitchen supplies you might need. We also have a washer and dryer in our unit! Dining table is great for entertaining and makes an excellent work desk too!
The bedroom offers a very comfortable queen mattress, TV, large dressers and a very spacious walk in closet for your use.
Living room is bright with lots of windows and a beautiful view of the balcony and garden area. There is a large flat screen TV and the sofa reclines into a full size bed.
The balcony is my favorite spot! The patio is lovely. Its kind of like sitting up inside the trees. It offers outdoor table and chairs. BBQ is coming soon!
Guests have access to all the cool amenities our apartment complex has to offer. This includes: pool, jacuzzi, fitness center, tennis courts, dry cleaning services, business center (with computers and printers), sports lounge, and community BBQ area.
Interaction with Guests
I am available by phone, or text, or email for anything you might need during your stay.
LAX is only 10-15 minutes away and there's LA public transportation in front of the apartment. Also, during the summer, there's a free beach shuttle that travels around the Marina and to Santa Monica.
Other Things to Note
Please contact us if you have and questions and want to soak up the sun and enjoy life at the beach! We love our apartment and hope you will enjoy it too.
Please be non-smoking.
If you need to smoke there are designated smoking areas outside in the beautiful courtyard.
Please treat the apartment as your own home.
We ask that you do your best to remove your shoes while in the apartment.
Please use locks for the bicycles when taking them out for a spin.
Please take out garbage when leaving-- the chute is by the elevator.
The flat is located in a very big complex that is difficult to get around as there really isn't a common entrance or exit except for the garage. The flat it self is large and airy. There were 2 adults and 1 child..grandma came for a few days and we had plenty of room. A few issues though: the futon sofa bed is very hard and not ideal for sleeping. The air matress lost air so as you slept it slowly got mushy and was impossible to sleep on as an adult or child. The bed in The main bedroom was a full size which is too small for normal people.. Let alone 2 adults and a 6 yr old.
You hear everything from other flats. Especially the washing machine upstairs.
The kitchen was fine. Although no real glasses to speak of except the very heavy tublers... but we found plastic ones.
The location is good. It is across from Mothers Beach and really only a few blocks from the beach and Venice Beach.
All in all it was fine but the carpeting really needs to be steamed clean and Just needs a bit of attention.
Laura's place was wonderful, exactly as described. It's very close to the Venice Pier (and beach, of course!) and is very sunny and clean. I brought my dog with me but you'd never know dogs stay there, it's so clean and bright. Laura was very helpful and responsive as well. There were a ton of sheets, towels and even beach towels freshly washed for us! I'd highly recommend staying here.
Laura was very helpful. The apartment is very big, clean and have great location. It was very nice to ride the bicycles to the beach and places nearby Venice. We were two couples and it was more than enough space for the four of us. Thank you so much for the stay, Laura!
Laura's place in Marina del Rey was exactly what I needed for a recent three-day stay in LA. The photos tell it straight: light, stylish, roomy. I met nice neighbors in the central courtyard area, enjoyed the free parking. A great hub, particularly if you're keen to get on the beach. I enjoyed the food on Venice's Abbot Kinney Rd, and skipping the freeways to get to/from places like LAX and Manhattan Beach. I'd go back!
Laura is a great host! She was super quick to respond and when we couldn't figure out how to get into the garage (our lameness!), she called us right away and we got in no problem. The apartment is fabulous! It''s a few blocks to the beach and very near fun restaurants and bars, but it's super quiet at night. It's neat and clean and filled with very interesting art. It's great to have a garage to park your car and it's easy to get in and out. We would definitely stay here again.
Laura's instructions were impeccable making the check in process smooth. Her place is spacious, bright and clean. Would recommend highly!
Cozy Cottage is exactly what I felt when I walked through the door. Lauras apartment was in a GREAT location within walking distance to cool shops, restaurants, and the beach. I loved that almost everything you would need was found in the apartment. From tape, to shampoo, to spices, to floats for the kids, to a washer and dryer. And the bikes are also so awesome. Everything came in handy and you literally felt like you where in your own vacation home. If you have kids theres a cute playground right across the street on the beach right next to Cheesecake Factory which was so great for us being that we had our two kids with us. I would stay at Cozy Cottage again if Im ever back in Marina Del Rey!! : )
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Hello :) we are a small family run business providing great little vacation rentals in Southern California.
All of our rentals are located on the westside of Los Angeles within walking distance to the beach as well as all the great activities and local attractions this great city has to offer. Our units are professionally designed and boast the all the comforts of your own home and then some.
Each of our condo vacation rentals offers killer access to our thriving city of Los Angeles. Located right in the heart of the hustle and bustle, you can walk to the many sites that this great city has to offer!
We strive to make all of our guests feel warm and welcome by offering a variety of services. From the great kitchen amenities, to killer customer service, we have cut no corners to ensure you a vacation rental to remember. We at Urban Cottages look forward to hosting you on your next Southern California vacation!