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You've seen the pictures on the website. All I can add is that this place is exactly as represented...The house lives up to its rep...it's a true oasis in Los Angeles... It was like being in a resort...We couldn't have been more comfortable...
"You've seen the pictures on the website. All I can add is that this place is exactly as represented...The house lives up to its reputation, it's a true oasis in Los Angeles... It was like being in a resort...We couldn't have been more comfortable...The kitchen is spacious and appointed with a professional coffee machine...Kiki and Salim were gracious in providing empty drawers in the bedrooms for our belongings...The towels and sheets were of high quality...parking is absolutely NO problem, even on the street cleaning days...the backyard is dreamy, equipped for kids and adults alike... This location has excellent access to the airport with the option of using city streets....The location was perfect as it was near LAX, the highway, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and only a short drive to the beaches"
***special thanks to our guests for their comments, which we have quoted throughout our description!***
Don’t want to rent a car? No problem. The house is located:
•2 Blocks from restaurants on Venice Blvd including The Curious Palate and Earl’s Gourmet Grub, the Grind organic coffee house and Sunny’s Greek Grill.
•3 blocks away from a great club with live music, and a bowling alley 2 blocks away.
•2 blocks from a weekly organic Farmer’s Market.
•Half a block from the Venice bus line, the “33” and 2 blocks from the “Big Blue Bus” to Santa Monica.
•Grocery store is 10 minute walk and Whole Foods is a 10 minute bike ride. There’s a bodega on the corner ¼ block away.
•15 minute bike ride to the beaches and Venice Canals.
•20 minute bike ride to the Santa Monica beaches.
The house and airstream were rebuilt using all eco-friendly materials and finishes. We use non toxic cleaning products. More details of the house, yard, decks & outdoor kitchen:
•A perfect jewel box house at 1250 square feet – every inch is well designed.
•42” Sony Bravia HD flat TV with Theatre sound system in living room with Blue ray DVD player and DVR.
•36” Panasonic flat screen HD TV in master bedroom with DVD player and DVR.
•ipod dock connects with beefy sony stereo: there are speakers inside and out on the deck. You can hook up your iphone or laptop to the stereo too.
•Master bedroom has a brand new King mattress with a tempur-pedic 4” on top. Extremely comfortable.
•Queen bed room has super comfortable queen size luxury mattress with box spring.
•Extra large steam room with custom shower in the west bath will ease you into relaxation at anytime.
•Sunken bathtub with powerful jets creates a perfect spa experience in the east bath.
•Floor to ceiling glass walls facing North and South -- incredibly bright and airy.
•Living room has floor to ceiling windows looking onto the front deck, surrounded by grasses and papyrus.
•Kitchen has sliding glass walls which open to the covered deck and outdoor living room. There are 2 back decks with seating areas and covered outdoor kitchen.
•Casual dining room opposite kitchen seats six comfortably.
•Hardwood floors throughout, slate in kitchen, slate in west bathroom and natural stone in east bathroom.
•Front loading Kitchenaid washer and dryer
•Large Side by side refrigerator with double filtered drinking water and ice in door.
•On-demand tankless hot water heater, never run out of hot water!
• Plenty of street parking, no permits required. Do check the signs on our street an everywhere in LA for "street cleaning" times, you WILL get a ticket if you violate the posted signs. On Pacific Ave its no parking on Wednesday mornings 8am-11am North side of the street and Thursday mornings 8am-11am South side of the street.
•Whole house filter takes out chlorine and other toxins so you are bathing and cooking with clean water.
•The home is on a street-to-street lot and the entire backyard is gated. search “Mar Vista Oval” and see the location and history of the Oval. We are on the north side near Venice Blvd.
•This is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood and the home is on a one way street (no through traffic).
Gourmet kitchen with glass top range, DeLonghi natural gas oven, breakfast bar, Meile coffee system for fabulous lattes! Refrigerator with double filtered drinking water and ice in door.
Outdoor kitchen has natural gas grill (no propane tank to refill!!) that will sear a steak to perfection and also makes great pizza. There’s a sink and a drinks fridge too.
Wi-Fi high speed internet (FIOS Fiber-optic HiSpeed Internet)
HD Home Theatre with Playstation connection to Netflix
All organic household with non-toxic cleaners.
Crisp, clean linens & towels laundered with eco detergent.
Map of nearby restaurants, Grocery stores, Bus stop, library, etc.
Menus of take out and delivery places, and local restaurants.
Please no smoking inside the house. In the yard and on the decks is fine.
Please recycle, we have separate pull out trash cans to make it easy!
If you park on the street at all, be sure to check the "no parking" signs, there is street cleaning on Pacific Ave its no parking on Wednesday mornings 8am-11am North side of the street and Thursday mornings 8am-11am South side of the street. You may park in the driveway at the back of the property (on North Park Avenue) and use the key to open the small rust colored gate. Just park between the street and the sidewalk.
The host was very welcoming and comfortable to work with. The location is secure and near everything. We had our bikes with us and they were used. As a family we slept 5 in the house while renting the backyard airstream for 2 more. The kitchen is really a plus as is the backyard. The backyard is like another room. And since it is the Holidays, the hosts had a small tree decorated and lights outside. I can strongly recommend this location and host.
Superbe séjour à los angeles,dans une maison vraiment magnifique tout confort,terrasse très jolie,le grand lit est hyper confortable,très bien équipée en électro menager(machine à café,micro ondes,barbecue et machines à laver et sécher )
Notre séjour avec mes 4 enfants et mon mari dans la maison de salim,hôte vraiment accueillant ,fut merveilleux.Les 2 petits enfants dormaient dans le séjour sur le canapé d'angle.
Kiki and Salim have a beautiful home! We had some trouble getting to the house with the oneway street and us not being experienced L.A. drivers, but we managed eventually. Kiki greeted us upon arrival as they were there at their Airstream in the backyard for a short time. The bedding was comfortable and accommodated our family of 6 well. The showers were also wonderful. The house was in easy walking distance to Venice street with many interesting shops. We even visited the farmer's market on Venice and Grand View on Saturday morning. It was amazing! My mother fell in love with the expresso machine. Salim was very kind to demonstrate how it worked. I have a feeling Dad will be remodeling the kitchen back home to accommodate one. The house was a comfortable temperature even without air conditioning. We would just open the doors when it felt warm. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to others.
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I didn't want to leave!
This should give you and indication of how fabulous this house is. From the first instance of booking Kiki and Salim we have had great communication with us. On arrival we could see that the photos really don't reflect just how lovely their home is. The home felt really spacious and was furnished and decorated beautifully, it was spotlessly clean and they provided everything you would need to call this place your home, lots of lovely towels, bedding and toiletries etc. I have to mention that the master bed is the best bed we have ever slept in (we will be contacting them to find out the manufacturer) and the shower and steam room were bliss. The open plan style living accommodated our family of five more than comfortably and the garden truly is a lush oasis. It was a pleasure to sit out at night in the beautifully lit garden listening to music. There are no negatives to mention staying here, great location and neighbourhood to explore L.A. from. We really cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Kiki and Salim!
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