Four burner stove and oven (to the right of the picture), microwave, coffee machine, blender, toaster oven, dishwasher, pots and pans, kitchen tools, utensils, dishes, all ready for your next cooking adventure.
Maggie’s Garden Home is located in West Culver City on the borders of Venice, Mar Vista, and Marina Del Rey, and just 10 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The quiet residential neighborhood is a short walk away from shopping, Groceries both (conventional as well as farmers markets), entertainment, and great restaurants.
Via bicycle, travel west and check out the Marina and its slips full of beautiful sails and boats, Historic Venice Canals, crazy Venice Beach, or roll on down to “Abbot Kinney Dr.” to check out some hip stores for both window shopping as well as culinary delights! A mile further and you get to “Main Street” Santa Monica and its shopping and dining on the upper end! Going the other direction (East), go to Downtown Culver City and visit the arts district, Music, painting, sculpture, mixed media fine arts, are all waiting for you as well as some great spots to intrigue your curious pallet.
Los Angeles is BIG. Although it is not necessary, I usually recommend a rental car if you plan on seeing sights outside of a 5 mile radius. Museums are a plenty, Sporting events, historical landmarks and architecture, are all over this wide area we call Los Angeles, although local communities also carry a rich and varied list of hidden treasures.
About our rental house…..It is upstairs with a private entrance. Street parking is available and easily accessible. There is a small succulent garden and art on display by various artists. The pieces change as new selections come into our possession, and many of the pieces are for sale. As you walk up the stairwell the Strong Mountain Creative Studio is to your right just over the privacy fence. You may book time and paint or sculpt or create a mixed media piece while you are here, or watch as some art is created right in front of your eyes.
The deck is facing west for some great looks at the sunset. A couple of chairs await you and your favorite beverage.
Entering the living room, grab a book and enjoy the cozy fireplace or watch your favorite show on the 32” plasma TV with Apple TV. Don’t forget your laptop or I-Pad and use the Free Wi-fi connection to plan your next outing!
The cozy dining area is a great spot to enjoy some exotic dish from a local restaurant, or step into the little kitchen and whip something up on your own! (Give us your Grocery list before you arrive and we will have it waiting for you***) All the pots, pans, and utensils are there for your use. When you’re all filled up, let the dishwasher do the dirty work.
Enjoy a bubble bath in the original 1930’s cast iron tub. The rest of the bathroom has been rebuilt with new heated fan, lighting, porcelain floors and Kohler sink, commode and fixtures, but the floor plan and cabinetry has been kept the same to keep its old school charm.
Are you ready to have a good night sleep? How about a nap after traveling to get here? Step on into the bedroom where a Queen Sized Serta Natural Latex bed awaits your weary body. Press the remote and get a gentle massage or lift the feet and head and it will automatically adjust to relieve your pressure points. Wrapped in the highest quality Egyptian cotton sheets, and covered in non-allergenic fiber blankets and pillows you can slumber away or turn on the fireplace and the 32” Plasma TV and cozy up to watch a movie through Apple TV. Blu-ray player is available upon request.
5 minutes from Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach
10 minutes from LAX, Downtown Culver City
15 minutes From Manhattan Beach, Topanga
20 minutes from Museum Row, Santa Monica Mountains
30 minutes from Malibu, Staples Center, Nokia Plaza, and Downtown Los Angeles
45 minutes from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Huntington Beach, Dodger Stadium
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Check in is 4 pm
Check out is 11 am
Minimum Stay is 1night
$125.00 Sunday - Thursday
$175.00 Friday - Saturday
$ 875.00 per week
$ 3500.00 per month
Cleaning fee is $80.00
We take credit/debit cards, and cash
(VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover)
About our services…..Full Service* to full privacy** All prices vary depending on the services required as well as availability of those services at the time of rental.
Airport pick up:
If you are on foot and plan not to rent a car we can pick you up from the airport. No charge.(Pick up times between 8am - 8pm)
Towels, linens and cleaning every 3 days of stay.
Daily service: (Add $25.00 per night)
Towels and linens every day with turn down.
Dish washing and cleaning every day.
Meal / Food service:
Home cooked meals. Breakfast, lunch, or Dinner. (inquire)
Restaurant pick up. (Within 5 miles)…$25 + meal cost.
***Shopping list for Groceries. (You make the list, we pick it up)…$25 + grocery cost.
Laundry services available...............Inquire
Rentals and services
Beach Cruiser…………$ 25/stay
Beach Kit……………...$ N/C
2 Towels, 2 beach chairs, Blanket.
Soft Surfboard…………$ 25/day
1 hour Lesson $100 Incl. surfboard rental (Summer only)
Surf fishing kit…………$ 25/day
1 Rod, 1 reel, Tackle box w/ tackle and bait
Guide service $100 for four hours.
Half Day Fishing excursion………inquire.
Rods and reels and tackle and Transportation
Guide to surf spots in Southern California
Luthier (Guitar makers) tour………….N/C
When available, visit Asher Guitars, tour and play.
Strong Mountain Creative Studio…inquire
Studio time to paint, sculpt, create! Many tools available. Easels work tables etc.
Since the House is gated it is very private and there are no shared area's. There is access to a pay Washer and Dryer.
Interaction with Guests
I always make it a point to meet my guests to give them a little tour and hand them the keys. Privacy is a great matter to us and our guests. I am happy to hang out with anyone staying at Maggie's Garden Home, and at the same time am willing to give up the time if they want the seclusion. As time goes by I "feel them out" so to speak, and I usually give them the option of the amount of privacy they would like.
Culver West is a bustling area of renewal! Just down the street there are numerous small restaurants that have just sprung up. Hip to casual, dirt cheap to high end. We are located a long block away from the main street (Washington Blvd.) in an area with single family dwellings. There are many young families of the upwardly mobile. Average home values for a 3bedroom 2 bath house on a 5000 sq. ft. lot are just under a million dollars. Multiple unit complexes are surrounding the area real estate agents refer to as the "Golden Triangle" due to its shape and high property values. You can walk to everything! Shopping, groceries as well as clothing are near. Movie theaters, high end stores, as well as street vendors, and carts of snacks. Ethnically diverse and fun, yet set in the quietness of a family focused neighborhood. It truly is a great place to live as well as visit!
Bus lines are a block away on Washington Blvd. Direct connection to downtown Culver City and the light rail train towards Downtown LA. Also a direct bus line to Marina Del Rey's "Fishermans Village" where you can pick up the "Star Tours" Double decker bus line for sightseeing. Cabbies are available, but the newer "Uber" service is catching on due to the great rates and friendly services offered by the local auto owner. Don't forget we rent beach cruisers! With the harbor only a mile away and Venice beach only 2.5 miles straight down Washington Blvd.!! Approximately 10 miles of bike path in both directions! If you rent a car or drive into town. Parking is ample right in front of the House. Airport pick up is available with prior notice. Pick up time are usually limited to 8am-9pm
Other Things to Note
As my wife and I travelled around the world, we found it hard to find "low allergen" places to stay. We will do our best to have the things you are allergic to removed before your arrival. That is one reason we offer feather free pillows and bedding, as well as ask for your allergy list before your arrival. Silk Flowers can be arrainged in place of the fresh one we customarily display. Cleaning is done with Dr Bronner's all natural soaps, and linen services are cleaned with fragrance free detergents. so if you have an allergy you can feel better about staying in a place that will be free of it!
No Smoking on the (website hidden) Pets. No overnight guests.Quiet times between 9pm-8am. No Candles, or open flame items, including incense. No changing, adding or alteration, of fixtures or making any fixture improvements.
After staying at Maggie's Garden Home for two and a half weeks I can honestly say this place is even better than all the enthusiastic reviews led me to expect! Ross was endlessly kind and accommodating, easy-going and fun to be around. The evening I arrived there was a set table, fresh Italian bread and wine, a big welcome basket with fruit, cheese and snacks, a sparkling bathroom and fresh sheets waiting for my tired bones. All that and he prepared a full dinner for me with Rockfish he'd caught that day. Several times during my stay, if he had been out fishing, he let me know there would be fresh fillets in my fridge. One day there was a whole red snapper in there, which was so delicious baked in the oven with just olive oil, salt and pepper. One day Ross, knowing I play guitar, brought me his lovely 1960’s Gibson acoustic to play at my leisure, and later lent me his amp and electric guitar. I felt like family. After a long day exploring the city or coming back from a show in Hollywood I would think of the super comfy bed, the peaceful garden terrace, the quietude, the coziness, and I'd be so thankful I chose to stay here. I’ve never slept so well away from home! I loved sitting on the porch with the guitar, watching the sunset and winding down. The neighborhood is safe and quiet, and it was no problem finding a parking spot right outside on the street anytime day or night. Traffic is relatively light, it’s super convenient to anywhere on the westside and Venice Beach is a really short, safe bike ride away. The housekeeper comes once a week and does an impeccable job cleaning. Ross never hesitated to share anything he thought might be of interest to me. I always looked forward to talking with him if he happened to be around, but he was very good about giving me plenty space to do my thing - I didn't ever feel like he was looming above me or lurking about. Also, he was great about communicating with me via text messages from the very start. He arranged and brought me on a tour of Asher Guitars, the neighborhood guitar builder, for free, wherein I was introduced to everyone in the shop and given the freedom to look around and try out any of Asher’s world class guitars in the showroom. It was one of the best trips of my life and Maggie's Garden Home truly helped make it so.
From the moment I inquired about staying at Maggie's, I knew this was going to be an awesome experience! Ross asked if we needed a ride from the airport, (who offers to drive in LA traffic?!!!) I knew we were in with some good folk. From the moment we turned the key in the front gate, the cleanliness and attention to detail was evident. The garden area and welcome sign were so appealing and the cottage itself is an immaculate work of art! The living room is comfortable and cozy with local artwork on the walls. Ross is an artist and has many artist friends. If you fall in love with a piece, just ask and you may be able to negotiate a way to take it home! He is the kind of host who is there if you need him or want to talk, and he also knows if you just want to be left in solitude.
The guest house itself--the kitchen has everything you could want to cook a meal. The dining room is romantic and whimsical, set for an intimate dinner for two. Ross prepared a welcome basket with fresh fruit and nuts and other delectable treats. It truly was fun exploring all he prepared for our comfort!
The bedroom felt like home, equipped with an adjustable bed and a TV well placed to enjoy from bed, if one so chooses. Lace curtains and art gave the bedroom a romantic and cozy feel. Ross is a brilliant artist and conversationalist. He knows the beach towns and beaches --just ask him where to surf or fish, if you want to do that! One evening, he brought us a dinner of fresh yellowtail sashimi that he and his wife prepared after his morning fishing expedition! Delicious and so kind to be included in enjoying his fresh catch of the day! Ross has a "book" of business cards that he has collected with restaurants and other useful places in the area. His attention to detail is amazing!
We had a wonderful, relaxing, private vacation here. We got to experience a different way of living and made two beautiful new friends. I would recommend Maggie's as a great place to stay!
quiet and clean space! Ross was a great host and the bed is amazingly comfy. The fruit basket was super nice and he even gave us a ride on our last day. super chill guy and we would come back for sure. thank you for the kindness :D
We had an amazing experience staying at Maggie's Garden Home with Ross. Ross was there when we checked in and gave us a tour of the house, including the kitchen that he had stocked with fresh and organic fruit, cheese, bread, and drinks. House was VERY clean and organized and had the perfect so-cal feel we wanted. Might see Ross occasionally while coming and going during the day, he was always laid back, welcoming and helpful. Ross has lived here his whole life and has wealth of local knowledge at his disposal to help enhance your trip if needed. Neighborhood was really nice, quite and safe located in a convenient spot in Culver City and also a very quick ride into downtown LA. This was a great deal for the price and better than advertised.
Great place. Everything was perfect. Ross is the perfect host. Very helpful and accommodating!!! Bed is amazing !!!
This was a wonderful place to stay while visiting friends in LA. Location was great - walking distance to places to eat and shop, as well as right by a lovely playground. A neighborhood feel, but close access to other parts of LA. The apartment has a lovely entrance, good sized rooms, and is overall charming and very comfortable. We had our toddler with us, and we brought our pack 'n play and put it in the bedroom with us. Snug but comfy. Ross was a stellar host, and extremely responsive when we had questions or concerns. I would highly recommend this place, especially given Ross's hospitality. Comfortable, charming - a wonderful homestead.
Ross & Robin are the best!
I had doubts about using airbnb after a horrible experience in Japan, but thought I would try again since the last place was overseas. I'm sure glad I did!!
Ross brought a plate of rockfish sashimi and a pot of rice on the first day. My son, sister and I had a feast! What a treat to have someone make you a delicious dinner when you are exhausted.
The one bedroom apartment is above the detached garage on their property. It's so great to have someone reliable close by when you don't know the neighborhood. The location is very convenient to everything!! Close to the beach, stores and fwys. If you have a trip planned for Culver City, SM or Venice beach, this place is perfect.
Throughout my stay, my short-term landlords were helpful, gracious and generous.
Thank you for a great stay and we look forward to seeing you again!!
Cindy and her son were awesome! thoughtful and clean, and for someone with a an active child that is amazing. I read a negative review of our guest before renting to her, but soon found the review to be unfounded. She communicated well, and treated my home with respect. Cindy is always welcome back to Maggie's Garden Home!
I grew up near the water. Swimming, surfing, fishing, and paddling with my Dad, Mom, two brothers and many friends. I have been so blessed, never worked for anyone, always had my own businesses. Restaurants, surfboard and skateboard Manufacturing, and Retail surf shops. Some were quite successful some weren't. I figure that's life. Now in my retirement I have been pursuing the things I have loved since my youth, music, art, woodworking, cooking, surfing, and fishing. I currently build custom fishing rods in my workshop, work part time at a guitar manufacturer, build decks, fences and custom gates for interested parties, paint in acrylics and carve wood in my art studio. I love life, and love to see others embrace it. Every year I try to travel abroad to surf a new destination with family and/or friends. I love my wife, as she supports our daughter and I, and has quite a career in mathematics. (That is something I don't think I'll ever understand.) I think people are interesting. cultures, music, styles, ways of thought. I feel comfortable around most people, but can respect privacy when needed. I don't like staying in Tourist spots when I travel, (I see enough Americans here!) but rather in local resorts where the locals hang out. I hope you get the feeling like your a local after a few days with us. So come for a visit, and enjoy life in Southern California!