Our guest house was chosen by National Geographic's Traveler of the Year for his June 2014 stay in Los Angeles. We are located in Mar Vista, less than two miles from Venice Beach and in a neighborhood with abundant street parking. Learn more.
If you are considering staying in Venice, keep in mind that you'll never find a parking space. Located in nearby Mar Vista, less than two miles from world famous Venice Beach and with abundant available street parking, our private guest house is situated at the rear of our property and includes a half bathroom and kitchenette. The outdoor, hot water shower is just at the rear of the guest house and next to a Jacuzzi hot tub amidst lush landscaping with a serene zen-like sensibility. French doors at the front of the guest house open to a Spanish-tiled patio and fountain. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee or evening snacks and drinks al fresco seated at the umbrella-ed patio table adjacent to the Spanish fountain. Guests may easily enter and exit the property from a gate at the front of the property.
Guests have use of the entire guest house, which is completely detached from the main house. The guest house is nearly 600 square feet and has a combination of hardwood and stone tile flooring. A large sofa pulls out to convert to a queen-sized bed with a Memory Foam mattress outfitted with Marimekko linens. The overwhelming majority of guests find the bed comfortable. Two recent reviews (March 2015) indicated otherwise - please note that these guests had significantly disproportionate weight to height ratios. If you are significantly overweight, you might not find the bed (website hidden) stool style counter and eating area are adjacent to the kitchenette which is equipped with a refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, microwave oven, electric tea kettle, available hot plate, plates, bowls, glasses, coffee cups, tea pot, and utensils. The kitchenette is stocked with assortments of tea, coffee, juice, soda and bottled water. The guest house is immaculately kept. Linens, towels, pillows, blankets, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc. are provided. High-speed wireless internet is available on the property. A 42" HDTV is available in the guest house, along with hundreds of channels via DirecTV, a stereo tuner, Blu-Ray DVD player, compact disk player, and in-ceiling speakers. Plentiful street parking is available with no restrictions.
The property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and is less than a five minute walk to major bus lines to the beach and elsewhere. Nearby destinations include the famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named by GQ Magazine in 2012 as the "Coolest Block in America") with its eclectic assortment of restaurants, shops and (on certain nights) a vast array of gourmet food trucks; Venice Beach and boardwalk, home of the famed "Muscle Beach," food, shopping, and a wide array of interesting characters; the beautiful Venice canals, modeled in the spirit of those of the neighborhood's namesake in Italy; Santa Monica's Main Street, home to a wide array of restaurants and shopping; Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, home to a wide array of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment; and the famed Santa Monica Pier, home to an amusement park and restaurants and adjacent to the Santa Monica Beach. LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is 15 minutes to the south.
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We are close to Venice without the hassle of no parking spaces.
Plentiful street parking with no restrictions .
Major bus lines are a few blocks away.
Two person maximum. Minimum age: 25. No pets. No small children.
No Guests. No Visitors.
Guests are not allowed for visits or overnight stays. Please arrange to meet your LA area friends elsewhere.
•The guest house also doubles as our home space. Please respect our belongings. The materials in the bookcases and the drawers other than in the kitchen are off limits. Thank you.
Eating/drinking in the kitchenette area only- no eating/drinking at desk area or in living area. You can leave dishes/utensils, etc in the kitchenette sink and I can run through the dishwasher in the main house. Please let me know of anything you need so I can get it to you.
You need to shower before using the jacuzzi in order to remove conditioners, lotions, etc.
We had some wonderful days at Bay's guest house. Bay was very friendly and made us feel immediately at home. The place is beautifully secluded in a lovely garden and patio and is very comfortable, with a homey feeling (it's actually bigger than the pictures can tell). The bed is pull-out so not as comfortable as a real bed but we found it quite comfortable. The patio was great for leisured breakfasts and the outdoor jacuzzi is amazing!
Mar Vista is a beautiful residential neighbourhood, very calm and within walking/short bus ride from Venice and Santa Monica. We had some great relaxed days and wouldn't hesitate to come back! Thanks!
This secluded spot was great for my stay. I had meetings every day in Brentwood and got there in 20 minutes on the PCH. Parking was in front of the house on the street and available whenever I needed it.
The space was modern, clean and cozy. The comfortable bed was the pull out couch in the living area but that was fine with me.
Only unexpected thing was the private shower was outside but well-hidden from neighbors.
I'll be back!
Bay was a great and friendly host. We enjoyed our stay at her cozy guesthouse which was well-decorated with all you need for a pleasant stay. The jacuzzi and outdoor bath was just amazing! The sofa bed was a little bit too soft for us and the wifi was slow but it was not a big problem.
We will definitely recommend staying here.
Thank you Bay.
Bay made us feel very welcome! The room was as descriped very clean. The sofa bed was abit of a problem for us but we solved that by putting the matras on the ground, no problems. Bay is very kind and taking an outside shower is an adventure! The smell of the oranges and grapefruits is just great. Lots to do in the neighborehood. Had a fun time. Thank you!
Bay was very helpful and friendly. The separate guest house was welcoming, clean and the bed was very comfortable.
Bay welcomed us and quickly briefed us on the place, very comfy sofa bed, loved the outside shower in the morning, super quiet, beautiful garden surroundings in the back, didn't try the hot tub but everything else is as described and very clean. Bay comes in every day and refills/ make sure you don't run out of anything like coffee, toilet paper or condiments. Great place and awesome location very close to Venice Beach, we actually WALKED there through beautiful and safe neighborhoods in about 30 minutes! Venice by foot, that says it all! Highly recommend and would book again! Thank you Bay for everything!
Our stay was great. Bay was an excellent host and made us feel right at home. The place was clean and the outdoor shower was the best part
Easy going hostess!! Enjoy your stay.
I am an experienced traveler who tries to visit a few new places every year. Recent travel has included Peru, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India plus numerous places around the United States. Future international travel between now and year end 2014 will include Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil. As a traveler, I know what I need on the road and try to anticipate the same for my guests.