About this listing
Quiet, cozy, clean and uncluttered 1 bedroom cottage near beach, LAX, great restaurants and shopping. Perfect for a couple or someone visiting L.A. for business.
We have a renovated cozy, quiet and uncluttered cottage on our property that is perfect for a visit to the Westside of Los Angeles. The one bedroom cottage has a small office with comfy chair, small kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with amenities. There is a pull down table in the main room. The cottage is approximately 550 square feet.
The property is extremely private as it is surrounded by a grove of giant bamboo trees. Please note that this cottage is on our property. You must come through the front gate of our main house and walk down a path to get to the private cottage.
We don't live in this cottage so there are no knick knacks and clutter. It's just a clean, zen space perfect for a peaceful and fun visit to Los Angeles. Perfect for a couple or an individual who has to visit Los Angeles for business.
You'll find the following
-Brand new queen sized bed
-Plenty of free street parking
-Kitchen with toaster oven
-Brand new outdoor grill
-Flat screen TV with satellite
-High speed wireless wifi
-Remote controlled lighting and fan
-Bed linen and towels
-Ground coffee for maker
-Selection of teas
-Access to laundry ONLY UPON REQUEST
-A 10 minute drive to LAX
- Please note, there is a garbage disposal, but there is NO dishwasher, (which is common in old homes in Los Angeles)
WE HAVE A BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZED BED. VERY COMFORTABLE!
There may be bikes available UPON REQUEST ONLY
We need 48 hours or more in advance to book
Please only respond if you have a verified profile and a photo of yourself (not your pet).
Nice people only
Must enter through front gate of main house (make sure you close the front gate to keep our dog safe) and then down path to second open gate. Key will be waiting for you. Cottage is completely separate from main house but you must walk past our home to get to it.
Parking is street parking - free, plentiful and safe!
Interaction with Guests
Minimal interaction. We provide information on house and area. If guests need us, we are happy to be there for them.
The area is known locally as Venice del Rey, as it skirts the edges of L. A.’s two famously relaxed beach communities. Marina del Rey and its upscale shopping and harbor is within easy walking distance. And Venice, having been transformed from funky to chic in recent years, is a three-minute drive and 10 minute bike ride. We are moments from a bike path that can take you to the beach or east to the happening area that is Culver City. Though we are near urban and beach locales as well as LAX, our block is exceedingly peaceful and quiet. We are near many fabulous restaurants and other Los Angeles attractions. On clear nights, we can even see the Milky Way from our front porch. Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Mar Vista and Westwood are all easily accessible from here.
The neighborhood is very quiet and away from the hustle of urban L.A. We are near the beach, shopping and really great restaurants and cafe. The new Marina mall is walking distance as are some of the trendier restaurants on the Westside. Otherwise, everything is a bike ride or quick drive away.
We do recommend having a car when visiting Los Angeles to really see the wonders of this great city.
We live in a great location to get all around the city. And unlike many areas, we do have some shops and restaurants in walking distance.
Distances by car. Please be sure to check traffic. The distances can change
Venice Beach & Boardwalk – 10 minutes
Abbot Kinney Shopping & Restaurants – 8 minutes
I-405 – 8 minutes
Marina del Rey – 5 min (15 min walk)
Santa Monica Beach & Pier – 15 minutes
LAX – 13-20 minutes (check traffic)
Downtown L.A. – 45 minutes
Hollywood – 45 minutes
Malibu – 50 minutes
Most people who visit LA have a car but our neighborhood is very bikeable.
Plenty of street parking with no restrictions.
Other Things to Note
We need 48 hours or more in advance to book
The only bed is a Queen size so if there are two people - they must share a bed. There is no room for another bed or a third person. Please do not request a stay if you are a group of 3, unfortunately we can't accommodate older children (as much as we love them) but possibly a baby.
We are VERY particular about who stays in our cottage, since it is on our own property. We would like guests who are verified, have a photos of themselves (not their pet) on their profile and preferably who have used the Airbnb service before (or understand what airbnb is). Please expect to have an email exchange with us before booking. Our ideal guest is a quiet single person coming for work or a quiet couple here to enjoy the great city that is Los Angeles. Nice people only!
Parking is free, on the street and plentiful.
No extra guests who have not been originally approved in our first agreement. Please always shut front gate to keep our dog safe. Please no parties. Please respect our neighbors and do not make too much noise.
We need 48 hours or more in advance to book.
David is a successful travel writer and journalist. Ruth is a baking teacher and a chocolatier! Sebastian Blue is 12 and loves traveling the world. David and Ruth are originally from the East Coast but have happily lived in sunny California for many years. They love to see the world and meet new and interesting people.