About this listing
BRIGHT, BREEZY & BEAUTIFUL on VENICE BEACH!
WONDERFUL OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS from patio & living room. Central to ALL activities!
*MUST READ* COMPLETE LISTING BEFORE BOOKING!!
BEFORE I CAN BOOK YOU: Read my COMPLETE LISTING + PROVIDE: 1. A clear photo of all guests 2. First & last names 3. Current residence 4. Reason for visit. PLEASE NOTE: The guest bed is located in the LIVING/FRONT ROOM -the area is PRIVATE by night but SHARED by day as I live here. Toast, muffins, bagels, fruit & coffee or tea are provided in the A.M. Nearby cafes offer full breakfasts--the Fig Tree's prices are 1/2 off, if ordered before 9 a.m. Inform me that you have read my listing!
You will have access to the living room (sleeping area), patio, kitchen & bathroom day &night. You will have a key to so you can come & go as you please. There are times I will be away so you'll have the apartment to yourself (except for my bedroom).
AMENITIES INCLUDE: Clean sheets, duvet, towels, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, beach towels, suitcase stand, hooks & hangers. ALSO: Wireless internet, Netflix, flat-screen TV & a desk. I strive to make my place as clean as possible, but remember this is a beach apartment--not a luxury hotel! My place is very artistic and cozy. There's a nice patio with table & chairs for watching the sunset! (see photos)
Interaction with Guests
Interaction between GUEST & HOST is determined by the guest--I'm a friendly & outgoing person, but I also give you "space" when you need it. Note you will NOT be disturbed at night, but keep in mind that I ONLY book "early birds" (people who rise early)--so I can make coffee in the morning, around 8:30 am (or earlier on request). I love early!! It's a great time to walk or run on the beach--or watch the sun come up over the palm trees and sand--beautiful!
• 10 minute walk to the beautiful, historic Venice Canals.
• 10 minutes walk to the trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. where you will find galleries, boutiques, designer clothing, gift shops, restaurants, bars, clubs & cafes.
• 25 minute walk (or 10 minute bike ride) to the exciting Santa Monica Pier (restaurants, rides, solar Ferris Wheel) .
• 20-25 minute drive to airport (LAX)
--Top of Erwin Hotel-the "High Lounge"
--Architecture: Victorian to Contemporary
--Venice Murals & Art Walls
--The Boardwalk, Abbot Kinney, Main Street & Rose Ave = shopping, cafes, restaurants, galleries, etc.
MUSCLE BEACH GYM
Volleyball, Skateboarding, Roller Skating Surfing, Para-sailing
Paddle Ball / Pickle Ball
Bike Path goes from Malibu to Hermosa Beach
The Getty Center & the Getty Villa
PARKING! VERY IMPORTANT to plan before you arrive in order to save time driving around (look up Venice parking).
There's FREE parking on Westminster, Clubhouse Ave, Brooks Ave. (close to me) You MUST READ all the signs BEFORE parking to AVOID getting a ticket. Note street cleaning times.
3 BEACH Parking Lots: (UNTIL MIDNIGHT ONLY)
South City Parking Lot: 2100 Ocean Front Walk --end of Venice Blvd.
North City Parking Lot: 300 Ocean Front Walk --end of Rose Ave.
Washington Blvd. Lot: 3100 Washington Blvd. by the Venice Pier THESE LOTS ARE OPEN: 6:00 A.M. – 12 A.M. You then must find overnight parking.
Overnight parking at Rose Ave & Main St. (City Parking Lot)
The pay and display equipment accepts Visa and Mastercard credit cards as well as $1 and $5 bills, and quarters, dimes and nickels for payment, and they do not give change. One payment is good for one vehicle per entry per day. Cars entering the parking lot early in the morning before the attendant arrives must still pay for a parking permit and display it properly.
STREET PARKING --Don't get a ticket!!
NEVER park in a RED, GREEN, or YELLOW zone, or loading zone.
NEVER park next to a FIRE HYDRANT.
AVOID parking on Pacific Ave or on Main Street. (too easy to get a ticket)
PLAN YOUR TRIPS CAREFULLY! Do travel research BEFORE you arrive-- Los Angeles is HUGE! I can help you plan your trips around the city, but peak traffic times can delay your trips. Plenty to see within walking distance!
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: UBER, LYFT, taxis, buses,& shuttles are available. Taxi to LAX is $25-35. Shuttle $18-$22. Bus $1-$2. LYFT or UBER are less than a taxi, but you must download app. & pay by credit card. RENTING CAR: Look up specials. Might be less expensive in town than renting at the airport.
Other Things to Note
PACK LIGHT! Shorts, jeans, & T-Shirts are perfect for most situations + a sweater (jumper) and/or a jacket. Slacks or long dress for cool nights. Don't forget your swimsuit! I provide beach towels. If you forget something, there are many inexpensive shops nearby--BRING LESS, TAKE HOME MORE!
1. Luggage stand & table provided for luggage, packs, bags. PLEASE do not put any bags on the sofa or cloth furniture! There are hooks & hangers to hang your clothes.
3. Please don't put pillows on the floor!!
4. No wet clothes & towels chairs or furniture!
5. Be careful not to lose apartment key!!
PLEASE NOTE: My place is best for early birds, so if you like to sleep late, my place is not right for you. I truly respect your privacy while you sleep, however I like to make coffee in the kitchen around 8:30 am. My happiest guests are young travelers, adventure travelers, business people, students, and active, sports loving people. Good physical health is important for the steps + walking. As a courtesy to your host, please DO NOT stay if you are SICK. If you are sick BEFORE you arrive please let me know & I will REFUND the amount I received from Airbnb. Please note, I strive to create a clean & healthy environment for both current & future guests!
If you have special needs, please let me know in advance. If any problems at all--plumbing toilet, spills, stains on linens/towels, broken items--let me know right away so I can take care of it. THANK YOU!
I look forward to hosting you!
Wendy : )
I was born in Los Angeles --also lived in Hawaii, Connecticut, and Canada! Now I'm back in my home town of LA & loving it! I am very blessed to be living right next to the beach! I can help you navigate the city of Los Angeles and other towns north- I lived in Santa Barbara up the coast for 10 years and also central California. I enjoy reading, theater, films, hiking, and biking. My life's motto is: Live, Learn & Love! Regarding Venice Beach, I know where all the fun, interesting, and hidden treasures are located --just ask!