About this listing
Across from the BEACH w/Outdoor patio, BBQ, ocean view, Fun Tropical decor, Wifi, Parking, & Deluxe bedding, TV, Bicycles, Surf & Boogie Boards, Skateboards, Beach Chairs, umbrella, tennis. Walk to cafes, bars, shops, canals & boardwalk. Sleeps up to 8 persons.
Step outside, walk across the street and step onto the sand. This unit includes a new outdoor, tropical dining patio with BBQ and view of the ocean. Our new double-pane windows make it nearly sound-proof and climate controlled so you'll sleep like a baby. Amenities include: BICYCLES, SURF & BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS, SKATEBOARDS, PADDLE TENNIS, ROLLERBLADES & MORE!
Unit has a VERY spacious living & dining room, (ideal for entertaining large groups), new hard wood floors, ocean view from master bedroom, bamboo TIKI BAR (that lights up!!), vintage surf & beach pictures, a super cozy couch, fluffy area rug and a papassan chair, huge TV and DVD player, wireless internet + cable, games and toys for kids, beach chairs + umbrella and beach towels, dining table. It can sleep up to 8 persons with 2 bedrooms (one with an ocean view) + 2 bathrooms, 1 queen size bed + 4 twin beds + super deluxe queen air mattress (extremely comfortable, looks and feels like a standard mattress, never deflates and hypo allergenic) + a couch.
Our fine bedsheets are pressed and every nook and cranny is scrubbed clean.
Occasionally we lower rates drastically when we have a cancellation at the last minute to permit singles or couples to rent just one bedroom + 1 bathroom in which case the cleaning fees can be reduced so please inquire.
Unit also includes: a fully equipped kitchen with 3 different kinds of coffee makers (French Press, cappuccino or pod), + a tea kettle (and a complimentary assortment of coffee, teas, sweeteners and bottled water to get you started your first day.
The beach pad also comes stocked with bath and beach towels, soap, shampoo, conditioners, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towel, organic fresh ground coffee, tea, sweeteners and filtered water to help you get settled in for your first day.
Ocean breezes will keep you cool and rock you to sleep but each bedroom also has a large fan (the front bedroom has two, one on the ceiling and one on the floor). The climate in southern California is very dry which means we have very low humidity and that means you do not sweat or feel the heat in the summer or the chill in the winter. Our climate is ideal all year around and yes you can be sunbathing in your bikini on the beach in January. Each bedroom includes plugs on both side of the beds for your cel phone or tablets and the unit has wireless WIFI throughout.
There is also an extensive HOME MANUAL & GUEST GUIDE BOOK (made exclusively by your host, a long time local of the area) that includes RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, ACTIVITIES, SIGHTSEEING and two special sections: one for "KIDS" (highlights activities for kids of all ages and Babysitting and Chaperoning services available), and the other section is a "NATURAL HEALTH & WELLNESS" section that features the areas top health food restaurants, grocery stores, massage spas and holistic practitioners. If you're looking to get healthy California is the place and your host, a health nut herself, can point you in the right direction.
The unit includes one parking space and a coin washer & dryer downstairs. This is a very popular rental often reserved many months in advance.
CHECK IN TIME: Anytime after 3:00pm
CHECK OUT TIME: Anytime before 11:00am . If I cannot greet you upon your arrival a set of keys will be left for you in a specific spot. You will have access to this information once you've booked your reservation. Inquire with me for details.
I reside just across the street so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (such as the best restaurants to go to, where to take a surf lesson, how to get to Abbot Kinney shopping or any other question about the area). She will text or call you to check in on you from time to time to ensure you have everything you need and may drop by (with prior notice) to perform maintenance or replenish cleaning supplies when needed. Other than that you will have all the privacy you need and I aim to provide you with the best rental experience possible.
THERES SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE in and around our area that you couldn't see and do it all in a month! So many travelers come for only a few nights and wish they had booked it longer. From outdoor water sports (like surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, jet skiing, paddle boarding, cycling, rollerblading, paddle tennis and hiking) to sightseeing the historic Venice canals, Washington street pier to watch the dolphins and surfers, a stroll down the famous Venice boardwalk for a tattoo or a t-shirt or to buy a piece of art from one of the local vendors. You cant miss the Olympic skateboard park, the open air farmers market, shopping on Abbot Kinney and the Third Street Promenade, the Marina boat parade, free concerts in the boat marina at Burton Chase Park and the Santa Monica pier for the kids theme park carnival, the marine aquarium, the ferris wheel and the newly built Tongva Park, restaurants, and day trips to Malibu, Escondido Falls, Temescal and Topanga Canyon hikes, or Redonodo & Laguna Beach to watch the Olympic volleyball players training. Its endless!
The is a rare, private strip of private beachfront paradise with NO crazy Venice boardwalk traffic. Its considered a very safe, upscale community with friendly people who smile, hug and say "hello" to everyone. The residents are a diverse mix of happy surfers, artists, volleyball players, film industry executives and just about everyone else. Everyone is VERY health conscious so don't be surprised at how many people you will find engaging in diverse outdoor activities and exercises to stay in shape.
There is a very small, private spa near by where you can get a deep tissue massage or just about any other holistic treatment you might want.
You don't really need a car for daily use to get around locally so save your money and just rent one if/when you really need it. You can walk, bike, rollerblade or skateboard to just about every place. The bike-walk path is just in front of our place on the beachfront (that will take you all the way into Santa Monica and south Malibu). There is also a bus stop and taxi zone on Washington blvd 3 blocks from the house. Or try one of the many ride sharing services like the new "LYFT" OR "UBER" for half the price of a taxi. Just download the apps and check them out. However, if you do have a car there is a private parking space dedicated exclusively for your unit.
Complimentary filtered water, coffee, and assortment of teas, and all the fixins to help you get over your jetlag. LOL. There is also small market walking distance a few streets away and several cafes and restaurants that serve outstanding food to keep you well fed.
Due to the low price and popularity of this rental we book up rapidly so we cannot "hold" dates for anyone without a pending reservation request. Sorry.
You may check in ANYTIME after 3:00 pm. The keys will be left in a "secret spot" for those arriving late at night. Then we can arrange a time to meet & greet so I can give you a brief tutorial of the property and answer any questions you might have.
In the unit on the Tropical Bar is also a very detailed guide book/home manual with WIFI passwords and loads of info on the operations of the apartment. This is your private apartment. The building is very quiet and cozy. We do ask that respect the quiet peaceful environment of our neighborhood. Children are definitely welcome but of course swim, surf, bicycle at your own risk.
Interaction with Guests
I reside just across the street so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about anything or simply want to know the best restaurants to go to, where to take a surf lesson, how to get to Abbot Kinney shopping or any other question about the area. I am a long time resident of the area, a "people lover" and "people pleaser" and a full time host-concierge so I am here to answer all of your questions. I take a lot of pride in my rentals and want your stay to be the best it can possibly be. I will text or call you to check in on you from time to time to ensure you have everything you need. I aim to provide you with the best rental experience possible.
If you want a true "California Beach" experience this is it! This is the neighborhood. The residents are a diverse mix of happy surfers, artists, volleyball players, film-industry executives and just about everyone else. Everyone is VERY health conscious so don't be surprised at how many people you will find engaging in diverse outdoor activities and exercises to stay in shape.
The neighborhood has a very quiet beachfront. It’s considered a very safe, upscale community with friendly people who smile, hug and say "hello" to everyone.
The neighborhood is conveniently nestled between Venice/Santa Monica and the south Bay, and Only 10 minutes to both the 405 and 10 fwy’s and 12 minutes to LAX airport (a $23 taxi ride with luggage or try LYFT or UBER for half the price).
You can walk to almost anyplace so you don't necessarily need a car. The beach house is only a few blocks from cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, pier, boat marina, boat rental, surf shops, Venice canals, Venice Boardwalk, yoga, pilates, banks, dry cleaners & market. The apartment is located in a just next door to a very small, private spa where you can get a deep tissue massage or just about any other holistic treatment you might want.
There is SO much to do and see in and around our area that you couldn't see and do it all in a month! You can rent bicycles, roller blades, boats, surf and paddle boards and just about anything else from the rental shop 3 blocks away. You can bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd, Admiralty Way in the marina or Santa Monica Third Street Promenade for additional shopping, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and the Santa Monica Pier. Free Summer concerts are held Thursday nights on the SM Pier and in Marina del Rey on weekends at Burton Chase Park and at the Open Air, Organic Farmers Market Festival every Sunday On Main street & Ocean Park. During the Autumn, we have street fairs and art festivals and during December there are two Christmas boat parades with fireworks and crazy fun theme decorations. So much fun! Thers era also great places to go for a day trips 20-40min away such as the Santa Monica pier for the kids theme park carnival, the marine aquarium, the ferris wheel and the newly built park, restaurants, and day trips to Malibu and Escondido Falls, Temescal Canyon hiking and Topanga Canyon, or south to Redondo or Laguna Beach to watch the Olympic volleyball players training in action. It’s endless!
You don't really need a car. Most locals bike, skate, walk or grab a cheap ride-service such as "LYFT" (50% cheaper than a standard taxi and a much nicer car ride).
There is also a bus stop just a few blocks away that will take you into Hollywood. However, if you do have a car you have a guaranteed PRIVATE PARKING SPACE right in front of your door! Please inquire with your host if you have additional vehicles and we "Might" be able to coordinate additional parking.
Other Things to Note
COMPLIMENTARY purified water, organic fresh ground coffee, tea and sweeteners to help you get over your jetlag. There is a also small market walking distance a few streets away and several cafes and restaurants to keep you well fed.
HOUSE RULES, POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Upon making a confirmed reservation for this rental you agree to the following Terms & Conditions:
1) NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS WITHOUT PERMISSION & ADDITIONAL FEES of $25 per person per night. This includes children. Our cleaners charge us for each bed they must change. additional bedding and towels and utilities is the reason for the additional fees. * WARNING: Due to the chronic issue of guests "sneaking" in additional guests without paying we regret to announce that if you do not report and disclose your additional guests you will forfeit your entire deposit. We are very aware of the number of guests coming and going into the unit. Our discounted rates are based on the number of beds our cleaning people must clean. More people means more laundry, more water etc.. and we must pay our cleaning service more. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.
Absolutely NO: Smoking, candles, parties, loud noise between 10pm - 9am.
* PLEASE PARK ONLY IN YOUR DESIGNATED PARKING SPOT located in front of building directly in front of the staircase so the bumper of your car is aprox 12" from the first stair step. Please leave room enough for 2 more cars to the left (east) of your parking space. These other spaces are reserved for other tenants. Thank you. Do not park any place else other than instructed. The neighbors across the street in the yellow building get angry if our guests park in their spaces.
* Check in time: Anytime AFTER 3:00pm
* Check out time: Anytime BEFORE 11:00am
These times "may" be adjusted depending on the incoming and outgoing of other guests. If you arrive after 3:00pm a key will be left for you in a special spot. Please inquire with your host for details.
* DISCLAIMER: USE OF SPORTING GOODS: PLEASE NOTE: You (and all members of your party) agree to use the supplied sporting goods (surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, paddle tennis or any other sporting items) at your own risk and hold the owner, host and building manager 100% harmless against any injuries that might occur by the use of these items. Helmets are provided for your safety. Enjoy but be Safe!
Venice Beach è un quartiere di LA molto interessante, dove ci siamo trovati benissimo, dove la beach culture è in ogni luogo, dove il senso di libertà e di vivacità culturale è qualcosa di palpabile. La casa è praticamente sull'oceano, molto carina, assolutamente come da annuncio, comoda, confortevole, consigliamo di andarci assolutamente. Betty è stata davvero cortese con noi, dandoci numerosi consigli su cosa fare o vedere. Insomma .... esame superato a pieni voti !
Elisabeth nous a chaleureusement accueilli, et a tout fait pour que nous nous sentions bien. l'appartement est genial, fidèle aux photos du site. Il est idéalement situé à 5 mins des restaurants de Washington blvd, a 3 mins de la superbe plage du Venice pear, a 15 mins en voiture de LAX. Il est propre, les lits sont super confortables, la cuisine est tres bien équipée.
Nous garderons un magnifique souvenir de notre sejour chez Elisabeth, avec une furieuse envie de revenir :)
Elizabeth was wonderful. She was very welcoming and it was very easy to find the place and get in. The place is very nice and spacious and close to everything. We had 8 girls and we felt right at home!
Elisabeth was helpful and easy to work with. She went out of her way to make sure we could park our 2 cars despite the fact that it was a crazy 4th of July weekend. Thanks!!
We loved our stay in Marina Del Rey. Elizabeth was great. The reviews were 100% accurate. We will definitely be back. The place had character, our kids loved the amenities (boogie boards, bikes etc. We fit 8 in their comfortably enough. Thanks Elizabeth
Elizabeth was super responsive in the lead-up to the trip and welcoming to us when we arrived. She gave us a quick tour of the house, including tips about the best way to enjoy the house and the beach (which is really 10 steps away!). The location of this house is very convenient and I wish we had more time to enjoy all the beach toys (boogie boards, etc.) Elizabeth offered. We had a couple very minor hiccups, but Elizabeth was quick to respond and deal with each. The tiki decor was fun and really made us feel like we were on a tropical vacation. Thank you!
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About the Host, Aunt Betty
I'm a true 'people' person and enjoy meeting different people from different parts of the world. I custom designed my rental with my trademark tropical, bamboo flair and a comfy, fun, peaceful environment. I love to pamper my guests in any way possible. My rental is turn-key with all the amenities you might desire and every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned so expect something resembling a 5-star resort. I use only top quality pillows, 100% cotton bedding and deluxe mattresses because I assume everyone is as finicky as I am. You'll sleep like a rock and thats what life is all about.
I'm an active, healthy, middle-aged woman and I love to surf, hike and bike. I'm well-traveled, speak two languages and have spent many years living abroad. I'm an open-minded, accepting, free-spirited lady who welcomes ALL people of all races, cultures or sexual orientation. Just be happy!! (no grumpy people allowed. LOL). I value your privacy so I never pry or ask questions. Come and go as you please but if you have questions about anything don't hesitate to ask me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the area and my passion for the California culture. I'll definitely point you in the right direction for the best restaurants, where to get a pedicure or a massage, shopping, surf lessons and must-see locals spots. I want to make sure you feel ABSOLUTELY AT HOME and have all the ideal comforts one would want during your stay. This is a very unique and special place with a beautiful interior and lots of amenities so I am seeking respectful renters who honor and cherish it as much as I do.