Huge 2 bed and 2 bathroom cozy home with a great private patio. 30 seconds from the water in the most private beach town in Los Angeles. Laundry in unit! Fireplace! Safest Location in Venice Beach. Walk to Bars, Restaurants, and Venice Boardwalk
Our home is a spacious two bedroom and two bathroom duplex with plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home. It's cute and bright and close to everything!
We're located on a quiet walk street on the Marina Peninsula which makes for the perfect opportunity to explore the city by foot.
We have made tons of friends with local merchants so we can arrange for bicycle rental, surfboard lessons, and anything else you can think of.
We have helped guests setup weddings, graduation dinners, catering events, and other great activities.
Want to have fun? Hop on a beach cruisers and head along the sand up to the Santa Monica Pier. Some of the most beautiful coastline in Southern California is outside your front door! The weather is amazing year round so many times you can stick to shorts and a T-Shirt!
You can easily 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.
. There are tons of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, health food stores, yoga studios, boutiques, thrift stores are a quick 5 - 10 minute walk down the street. You are in a million dollar location with beachfront mansions as your neighbors.
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. You can get to most large corporate offices and LAX airport is only 15 minutes away. Long Beach is about 50 minutes.
The apartment offers high speed wireless internet, full bath, full kitchen, and patio with a beautiful garden courtyard.
The kitchen offers a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and all the kitchen supplies you might need.
The bedroom offers a very comfortable luxury mattresses and a very spacious closet for your use.
Living room is bright with lots of windows and a beautiful view of the garden.
The patio is lovely. It offers outdoor table and chairs. BBQ!
Besides all the normal amenities of the house (washer, dryer, kitchen, etc).
Guests can request :
1. Beach Bikes (with locks, please use them : )
4. Wide Book selection
5. Tennis rackets & ball collection
6.) Other beach games/sports equipment
9.) Fresh Fruit
10.) Bottled Water
11.) I'll do my best to get whatever your heart desires!
Interaction with Guests
We live close-by, and can have as much or as little interaction as you would like.
Need tips for a great lunch spot? Ask me!
Want a quick surf lesson? Ask me!
Need directions to some of the great sights and sounds of LA? Ask me!
A palace of a pad, this home is a tranquil and inspiring getaway. You're already at the beach and near the vibrancy of the Venice/Marina Del Rey boardwalk, this home has the ideal combination of beach fun, luxury, and tranquility.
Here, it's like you are in two amazing neighborhoods at once! The mellow beauty of Marina Del Rey, the sand, and the boats coupled with Venice Beach only a few minutes away with its famous boardwalk and vibrant beach life that is a world-wide tourist destination. Santa Monica is also just a quick bike ride or drive away.
In terms of the other LA neighborhoods, you are pretty centrally located. The hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles is a quick 20 minutes away on the 10 freeway. The glitz and glamour of Hollywood is 25 minutes away. For UCLA students, Westwood and Beverly Hills is a quick 25 minute drive down the 405 freeway. You can also get to Long Beach in 20 minutes if you continue south down the 405.
Everything is a leisurely walk, short bike ride or very short car ride away. Public transportation literally stops steps away from the building.
Other Things to Note
I live very close by, let me know if you need assistance with anything!
PARTIES AND NOISE: Amplified music is not allowed outside the unit. Tenant agrees not to bring speakers outside and to not crank up the music playing inside so it can be also heard outside. Parties and/or events of any kind are strictly prohibited at the unit. No party or event may take place without prior written permission. For the purposes of this rental agreement, all parts will consider that there is a party inside the unit whenever the number of daytime occupants in the unit exceeds the maximum number of daytime occupants for this unit as specified below in section D. Notwithstanding the former prevision, even if the maximum number of daytime occupants is not exceeded, all other common definitions of a party will be accepted, whenever the noise level inside the unit is beyond what is reasonable accepted as normal. In the event that a non-authorized party or event takes place at the unit, Tenant risks forfeiting the entire security deposit in addition to any costs associated with legal remedies that may be necessary. Tenant agrees to keep the noise level inside the unit under respectable levels, so as to not interfere with the peace and quiet of any person outside the boundaries of the unit. Tenant agrees to conform to all provisions and city ordinances per the relevant Municipal Code. Failure of Tenant to adhere to City regulations will be considered a breach of this rental agreement. Tenant hereby authorizes the Manager to make charges to the Tenant's credit card in file for up to $1,500 per incident, should any complaint about the noise level inside the unit arise with the local police or the local city authorities. Furthermore, Tenant recognizes the right of the manager to ask Tenant and Tenant's guests to vacate the unit immediately if it becomes necessary without a refund of the rental amount.
ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS: If more than the agreed number of overnight occupants as described in the Reservation Summary spend the night at the Unit, or more than double the maximum number of overnight occupants as described in the Units website are at any given time inside the unit, Tenant risks forfeiting part or all of the security deposit.
SMOKING: Smoking inside any of our units is strictly prohibited. Smoking within 25 feet of multi-unit dwellings is strictly prohibited by California law. Our non-smoking policy includes all common areas, patios and balconies. Tenant risks forfeiting their security deposit in addition to any associated cleaning costs. A minimum charge of $250 will apply per reported incident.
FILMING: The filming of any still or motion pictures in any format that requires more than 2 persons and/or any specialized gear, apparatus or crew is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained. Failure to obtain written authorization may result in full deposit forfeiture.
PETS: No pets are allowed without prior consent and written approval. If Tenant brings a pet, Tenant risks forfeiting part or all of the security deposit. Pets are allowed only with prior consent and written approval. An additional pet deposit within the security deposit may be required.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: The security deposit is in addition to the rental amount. The amount returned is also conditional upon all terms of this agreement being met (examples include but are not limited to: violations of our non smoking policy, violations of our no party policy). Tenant is liable for all replacements and repairs that are outside what is considered normal wear and tear and will be taken from their deposit.
CHECK IN: Unless agreed differently by the Manager in writing, check-in is any time after 4:00 PM. Manager will send Tenant the instructions for a self check-in in advance, or keys or and entry-code will be provided at property location upon check-in. Keys will not be issued with a balance owing or without a signed rental agreement in the owners, or owner's representatives, possession. Once Tenant has checked into the unit or he/she has been granted access, Tenant accepts the condition, size and configuration of the Rental Premises in as/is where/is condition and accepts full financial responsibility per this agreement.
CHECK OUT: By 10:00 am. A later check-out may be exceptionally granted at an extra cost but only if these two conditions are met: 1. there is no new arrival checking into the property on the day of tenant's departure and 2. the request for a late check-out is made within twenty-four hours prior to the check-out date stated on the agreement. Charges for a late check-out not timely requested will be made against your security deposit for a minimum of the total cleaning fee charge stated on your agreement and a maximum of the nightly rental fee. Please leave all keys, garage openers and such at the location. A $50 per item fee will be charged for each lost key and remote control and a $150 per parking permit fee will be charged for each permit not returned.
CLEANING: Each property will be inspected and cleaned after your departure. The cleaning fee you have paid will cover this. You are required to leave the property in the same general condition that you received it by making sure, dishes are done and put away, and the home is generally picked up and ready to be vacuumed, dusted and sanitized. If additional cleaning is required, appropriate charges will be deducted from your security deposit at the rate of $25 per hour
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Plan on packing your personal toiletry items. Since we provide a limited supply of toilet paper, paper towels, and other dispensable items to get you started on your first day of vacation, you should plan on making a trip to the grocery store to replenish these items as you need them.
TENANT'S LIABILITY: Tenant agrees to accept liability for any damages caused to the property (other than normal wear and tear) by Tenant or Tenants guests, including, but not limited to, landscaping, misuse of appliances, and/or equipment furnished. If damages are in excess of the security deposit being held, Tenant agrees to reimburse owners for costs incurred to repair/replace damaged items.
HOLD HARMLESS: Owner(s) / Manager(s) do not assume any liability for loss, damage or injury to persons or their personal property. Neither do we accept liability for any inconvenience arising from any temporary defects or stoppage in supply of water, gas, phone, internet, cable or satellite TV, or electricity services or plumbing. Nor will Owners accept liability for any loss or damage caused by weather conditions, natural disasters, acts of God, or other reasons beyond its control. The foregoing notwithstanding, Owner(s)/Manager(s) will use good faith efforts to remedy any deficient condition following notice.
WALKWAYS AND BALCONIES (SELECTED UNITS): The undersigned is fully aware that these can be dangerous, that the walkways/balcony and areas around can be slippery when wet, and that injury is likely to occur to anyone who is not careful. Tenants should observe and adhere to all rules and policies as posted at the property. With full knowledge of the above facts and warnings, the undersigned accepts and assumes all risks involved in or related to the use of the walkways/balcony.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The undersigned, for himself/herself, his/her heirs, assignors, executors, and administrators, fully releases and discharges Owner from any and all claims, demands and causes of action by reason of any injury or whatever nature which has or have occurred, or may occur to the undersigned, or any of his/her guests as a result of, or in connection with the occupancy of the premises and agrees to hold Owner free and harmless of any claim or suit arising there from, provided however, that Owner(s)/Manager(s) shall remain liable for such damages to the extent that such damages are determined to be the direct result of Owner(s)/Manager(s) negligence. In any action concerning the rights, duties or liabilities of the parties to this agreement, their principals, agents, successors or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs.
PERSONAL PROPERTY LEFT BEHIND: If found, any items left behind will be mailed back upon request via USPS. The cost of shipping, shipping container and any packing materials will be deducted from the security deposit along with a handling fee.
TENANT AS SUBJECT OF THE LAW: Tenant acknowledges that during the length of the rental period, Tenant and his/her guests is/are subject to all State and Federal laws, County Ordinances and City regulations valid within the jurisdiction where the Unit is located. Owner(s) and/or Manager(s) are neither responsible to inform Tenant of what these laws, ordinances and city regulations are, nor could Owner(s) and/or Manager be held liable should Tenant(s) and/or Tenant's guests commit a crime, misdemeanor, felony or infraction (including parking infractions).
The apartment is beautiful and in an excellent location. It's spacious and well furnished. The living room has a real fireplace that's great at night. As the apartment is so close to the beach parking can be quite difficult and it regularly took us 10 minutes or more to find a spot.
La maison est tres bien situee, dans une rue calme, tres proche de la plage et proche de nombreux restaurants. La maison est spacieuse. Notre hote a ete tres accueillant, facile a joindre, et flexible. Nous avons passe un bon sejour.
Nice place, good situation for the Venice canals lovers. A little bit "empty" from my opinion.
Tre was a great host. Easily available to contact. The place is great and situated in a ideal location. Highly recommend!
Tre and Shaun were very helpful and accommodating, setting a foundation for a great vacation.
Definitely the most restrictive Airbnb experience me or my friends have ever had. We went out to LA to get away and relax for a bit but ended up feeling like we were constantly monitored like we were in middle school. Firstly, when we were greeted, Tre made it very clear (before we even got out of the car) that we couldn't have any people stop by the house and we couldn't have more than 4 people in the apartment at once. Considering we weren't planning on having more than 4 people sleep over in the house, it was a little ridiculous that we couldn't have friends stop by, even for just a few minutes. Can't think of any hotels or Airbnb experiences where I've had to deal with this.
Moving on, when we entered the apartment we were told we'd have to remove our shoes before stepping on the carpet. I mean, it's not like we're running around in mud all day and tracking it back to the place. We pay a cleaning fee for a reason, and there is a security deposit if we were really going to mess things up.
Next, I get a text from Tre asking if we've been smoking at the apartment. We had a few cigarettes out front and these seemed to bother the neighbors. Tre mentioned that if we were to smoke, we shouldn't do it near the property and only at the beach (which is about 300 feet away). Smoke must travel far. To Tre's credit, the house rules did say 'no smoking' but the only place this rule was mentioned was in our reservation email. I think the property description should be updated to avoid further confusion.
What's next? Oh, the fridge was full of his food and alcohol and all of the dressers and closets were full of his clothes. I'm guessing Tre just rents out this place whenever he can to make a few bucks and goes a few doors down to his girlfriends place to sleep for free.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend staying here if you're looking to have fun. We were treated like a bunch of college students ready to ruin the place. If you're really worried about your apartment or how much your neighbors hate when you rent out your place, here's a tip - don't rent it out.
Also, it's in Marina del Rey, not in Venice.
This is my favorite review so far. I'd like to address each of Shant's points so that I'm not accused of further restricting his experiences.
1. Tre made it very clear that we couldn't have any people stop by the house.
This is true. It's written clearly in my house rules. It was written for a reason. The reason is personified by Shant and his friends, who were swiping through "Tinder" while on vacation across the country. For those that don't know, "Tinder" is an online dating platform that matches users for casual dates. I had a feeling that the ladies that Shant and his buddies might attempt to woo with their flat bills and tank tops weren't the most upstanding of citizens, so I took it upon myself to gently remind them of the rules. Again, if you're reading this and plan to bring girls (or boys) you meet on Tinder back to my condo, please don't rent my condo.
2. When we entered the apartment we were told we'd have to remove our shoes before stepping on the carpet.
I have the carpet and floors professionally shampooed and washed after each guest. I live a block from the beach and getting sand out of carpet is a huge pain in the butt. For this reason, I asked Shant and his group of gentlesirs to remove their shoes. I do this for every guest, no offense to your high tops, buddy.
3. Next, I get a text from Tre asking if we've been smoking at the apartment. We had a few cigarettes out front and these seemed to bother the neighbors.
Again, clearly written in my house rules, right under the "No Tinder Dates" clause, is a line that says "No Smoking." Apparently, when Shant rents a place on Airbnb, he makes the rules. I should have just changed my listing title from Luxury Beach Condo to Shant's Luxury Beach Condo. Anyhow, my two upstairs neighbors are elderly and frequently have their grandchildren over. They have asked that my guests not smoke on the patio, as cigarette smoke doesn't magically turn into pixie dust, it becomes second hand smoke that travels upward. When Shant and his buddies started lighting up cigarettes, the smoke traveled upwards, injecting carcinogens in Mrs. Ethel and little Timmy's air. I sent Shant a friendly reminder via text and he rectified the situation. Clearly, he was sad he had to walk less than a block to smoke cigarettes at the beach :(
4. Oh, the fridge was full of his food and alcohol and all of the dressers and closets were full of his clothes.
This is also true. The fridge is full of food and drinks that all my guests are free to consume. You can even wear my clothes! I believe in the sharing economy, I just ask all my guests to pay it forward.
Anyhow, Shant was correct in stating that I go to my girlfriends house, but I am proud to have a girlfriend (that I didn't meet on Tinder) and I love spending time with her when guests arrive.
All in all, I feel bad that Shant felt so restricted from violating my house rules. Hopefully he is doing well smoking cigarettes and swiping through tinder looking for new friends.
Shray's condo is in a perfect location for anyone looking for a beach weekend. It is one block away from the sand near a relatively calm section of the beach. If crowds are more of your thing, it is a short walk up to muscle beach or a bike ride to Santa Monica. There are several bars and restaurants within short walking distance.
The condo itself was clean, spacious, and has 2 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The neighborhood was safe and the people in the area were friendly.
Shray is a laid back and friendly guy and is helpful with providing information on places to check out, things to do, or anything else that you may have questions about. He knows the area well and can tell you the best location for any given activity. He was very responsive to airbnb and text messages. Had a great time!
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