Your year-around Summer Place!
Prime location 2 blocks from the Bike Trail, Marina Del Rey; minutes from the Ocean, LAX, Venice, Santa Monica, Culver City and Silicon Beach.
OWN BATHROOM w/shower
Fast WiFi, 2 Bicycles and 1 BBQ, Free Parking
Quiet & Safe Neighborhood, Super Easy Access to the Beach, Trendy Neighborhoods, Tourist Attractions, LAX Airport and Freeways.
Wir sprechen Deutsch und Schwäbisch, we also speak Canadian ;-) and English. Falamos também um pouco de português.
You will have your OWN BATHROOM with a shower (hair dryer available)
...and yes you'll have access to fast WiFi (50 Mbps).
Free Fresh Food - for your meals you can harvest fruits and vegetables from our garden and prepare them for your meals.
+ Lots of free street parking available.+
1,456 square foot / 135 square meter
One story bungalow
Hardwood floors and tiled, throughout the house
Beautiful front yard (next to wide mix of veggie beds, plants, rose bushes and apricot trees) with a fountain.
Private beautiful back yard (next to wide mix of plants, lemon trees, orange tree, fig tree) and a calming Zen Fountain, ambient lighting.
FEEL FREE to make use
- of 2 available Bicycles
- cook on the BBQ
- try yourself in our Kitchen
- enjoy your meals on our Garden Patio or Dining Room
- hang out in the Living Room
Interaction with Guests
We are always interested in peoples life's, particular in your travel experiences.
The neighborhood has families living here for decades. It is quiet with minimal traffic.
- Tom & Della and Reiko the Chiuaua (to the west of the house)
- Ramon & Megan (to the east of the house)
We're minutes by foot (15 minutes) , bike (6 minutes) or car (3 minutes) to Playa Vista (Silicon Beach) featuring top companies such as Bookface, Yah [double o], Microsoft, G [double o] gle, Electronic Arts EA, You Tube, Deutsch, MTV, Core Digital Media, CybeCoders, ICANN, Fox Sports, Social Annex, Rubicon Project, Rovi, Belkin, XPRIZE, 72andSunny, EA Mobile, Ignition, Luxury Link, Digital Domain and the Institute for Creative Technologies. (Airbnb will not allow certain famous web companies' names to be included in descriptions or in correspondence)
More and more web start-ups and technology companies move to Silicon Beach almost weekly it seems, as Playa Vista is THE center for digital creativity in Los Angeles and Del Rey is its bedroom.
Public transportation 3 minutes walking distance (Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus).
$7 (May 2015) for a day pass on the Metro Line.
within about 3-4 mins (walking distance) you have access to 3 of city's busses companies that pass through here: L.A. Metro, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver City Bus.
- 45 mins. to LAX Airport (by car 15 mins.)
- 30 mins. to Venice Beach (by bicycle 25 mins.)
- 40 mins. to Santa Monica by bus (by bicycle 45 mins., about 30% of the ride along the ocean)
- 30 mins. to the famous Getty Ctr. by bus and 10 mins. walk
- 50 mins. to Hollywood Blvd. (Chinese Theater) (by bus and then continue by Metro Rail Red Line)
- 1 hr. to Downtown L.A. by bus (by bus and then continue by Metro Rail Expo Line); the LA Metro Expo Line Station (to downtown) is only a 15 minutes bus ride from the house.
Other Things to Note
Find many of our personal Tips and Recommendations at the bottom of this website (->>>look for the map and the tag line "Neighborhood Del Rey")
The house is located within a 3 mile / 5 km radius to anything one would want:
- all price category/quality grocery stores
- variety of great restaurants
- state of the art (brand new) movie theaters
- local theaters
- any beach activity
- bicycle paths
- public transportation
- LAX airport
only 14.5 / 23.5 to downtown Los Angeles
only minutes away from the Ferry Boat to Catalina Island
your bike trip could start directly from our house, the beach is only a 20 minute bike ride away; along the Ballona Creek Bike Trail , without exposing you to any traffic!
You also have the option to ride along the Beach Bike Path to the north/ go end up at Topanga Canyon (close to Malibu) – 12 miles; and to the south you end up in Redondo Beach (just at the border to picturesque Palos Verdes) – 12 miles as well – all one-way !
2 miles to the Harbor of Marina del Rey (world's largest man made harbor with over 7,500 yachts)
3.6 miles to Venice Beach or to
5.5 miles to Santa Monica
8 miles to downtown Beverly Hills
9 miles to the world famous Getty Museum
14.5 miles to downtown Los Angeles
only minutes away from the Ferry Boat that goes to Catalina Island
We enjoy having guests here in our home, please be respectful.
This was our first airbnb experience and Michael made us feel very welcome. We went on his recommended bike ride and it was great. He gave us great tips for some of the other places we will be visiting and was a wealth of knowledge about L.A. The location was in a close proximity to most things. The wifi worked fantastically!
Thanks so much again Michael!
I would stay here again ! My first Air Bnb experience . I visited LA to see a graduate program and stayed with Michael and Tara, the best tour guides . Two very happy and warm people! Having bikes to borrow was a huge plus and so fun to ride the easy access path straight to Venice and Santa Monica .
Michael is extremely friendly and helpful! He gave us so many travel advice and Venice canal is a must-go place for everyone! We really enjoy our stay at michael & tara home!
Unser Aufenthalt bei Tara & Michael war perfekt! Obwohl die beiden in den ersten Tagen und beim Check-in nicht da waren, hat alles wunderbar funktioniert, denn Michael hatte uns bereits im Voraus alle nötigen Informationen und einige wertvolle Tipps zukommen lassen. Die beiden sind übrigens wirklich super nett und standen uns jederzeit für Fragen und Tipps zur Verfügung :-)
Das Zimmer war ordentlich und sauber und hatte alles, was man braucht (darunter auch eine tolle Auswahl an Büchern). Im Badezimmer wurden zusätzlich einige Utensilien zur Verfügung gestellt.
Auch die Fahrräder haben wunderbar funktioniert und so haben wir Touren an den Strand unternehmen können, ohne das Auto benutzen zu müssen. Die tolle Lage der Unterkunft ist dafür übrigens super! In der fußläufigen Umgebung befinden sich auch ein paar Restaurants, die von Michael empfohlene Del Rey Kitchen war wirklich super.
Wir können den Aufenthalt bei Michael & Tara nur empfehlen und werden beim nächsten Aufenthalt in LA wiederkommen :-)
This was out first Airbnb experience and Tara and Michael went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. After a change in plans it turned out they were going to be away for business but still generouslly let us use their home and made sure we were looked after. The house and room was lovely and so comfortable and location to beach was handy. Thanks so much for making our first trip to LA so easy. We would highly recommend them!!
We enjoyed our stay in this cute midcentury home. It was peaceful, clean, and quiet. Michael and Tara were warm hosts. They were away, but checked in constantly and had a friend meet us at the house.
This was the second time we stayed with Tara and Michael. Again, everything was great. Tara and Michael are welcoming and helpful hosts! I can highly recommend you to stay here while visiting LA. The accommodations were clean, quiet and very comfortable.
Hi, we look forward welcoming you to our home!
We travel frequently internationally, backpacking-style or for business, we use AirBnB most of the times, when we don't have a personal contact in the destination.
Michael is a meeting planner, moved to LA in the mid 90's, I am from Stuttgart.
Tara, moved about the same time from Toronto/Milton, she works as a nurse.
We enjoy to cook with our own veggies, that grow in our front yard. LA has soooo much to offer and we take advantage, be it Theater, all kinds of Concerts, cultural and ethnic events, hiking or biking at along the Pacific Ocean (just minutes away from our house, by bike). Hey and Michael used to be a tour guide for many years, here in L.A., and all of the Southwest (CA, UT, AZ, NV).