About This Listing
You get your own space, in the sitting room. Futon has a foam AND memory foam top & then, feather comforter on top. Heaven... LOVE sleeping on it myself. (;
Have towels, linens & soap for you.
So you're thinking of coming to CA & trying to decide WHERE exactly is the best place to stay, that puts you in the heart of everything & guarantees you good time????
ANSWER: VENICE BEACH
You will NOT get bored with this neighborhood!!!
It is considered one of the most sought out places to live in CA & I know why! :) This neighborhood has so much to see! From walking the romantic canals of Venice to observe all the extraordinary homes that rest there...to watching the eccentric performers & colourful happenings on the Venice Boardwalk or visiting the many shops, restaurants & pubs that fill this neighborhood....(Restaurants including organic, vegetarian & yes...even Vegan options! Pubs range from "posh" to "I'm a student on a budget"! ;D)...you will always have something to do!
(& I haven't even touched on the surrounding towns like Santa Monica or Manhattan Beach which are minutes away!!!)
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:
I've lived in other "popular" locations in CA & I consider Venice the BEST! I love this neighborhood because there IS so much to do that is WALKING distance & I love the people! The people are so kind, very approachable.....& they're interesting! :D
It absolutely IS a 20min. WALK to the beach.
(I walk to the beach many, many times)
If you are NOT a walker.... then an Uber ride will cost around $5. (;
SO NOW THAT YOU'RE SOLD & CAN'T WAIT TO GET HERE:
FIRST & FOREMOST! I HAVE A KITTY & 2 SMALL PUPS. IF YOU ARE KIND OF "NAZI" ABOUT PET HAIR OR THINK YOU WILL BE GOING to BED EARLY...THIS IS NOT THE BEST FIT. :) Whilst my place is clean & everything is washed, because I myself don't fancy pet hair on MY person either, animals WILL jump on beds & laps! (They love people) PLEASE THINK OF THIS BEFORE BOOKING! If you think you will want me to "remove" them from your person or futon, this is not the place for you. I am more likely to book you if you have pictures & are verified. Especially if you have no reviews. ;)
***RECENTLY, the owner of our building asked us not to give the front gate code out. I have been giving guests, the key to the back gate. (back gate is CLOSER to my flat anyway) It's easier, to meet my guest on the side street, bring them in & show them how to get in….
I have 2 listings & this is for the SITTING ROOM. You would sleep on a VERY comfy micro suede futon with a memory foam top, (I choose to sleep on it many times myself because it is so comfy & It's about the size of a full bed.) It's styled in a "bohemian" manner w/ loads of pillows. I have a loads of movies you may watch on my 42" TV, if you fancy staying in an evening.
I WILL FAVOUR BOOKING THE LONGER STAY REQUESTS. The quick turn overs are a lot of work & I have a job, plus school. I will supply towels & linens. You are welcome to use the kitchen, put food in the fridge & use the computer. There is wi-fi, so you can use your laptop outside. There is a closet & a dresser at your disposal. (the red dresser in the pictures) & washer/dryer right down stairs. I live in a quiet & gated complex. EASY & FREE PARKING if you rent a car, yet close enough to WALK everywhere. If you fancy venturing out, there are several bus stops nearby that can take you to Hollywood or Downtown.
Next door there is a 24hr. mini-mart (VERY convenient if you need a late night snack or suddenly fancy a glass of wine.), a laundry mat if you have LARGER things you need to clean & a coffee shop/clothing store that sells sandwiches & pastries. (as seen in the photos)
I'm young but responsible...so I don't mind if you come in late but if you make friends in the "area" & have no where to go..lol..I'm probably going to suggest hanging out in the courtyard or pool area & not inside. ;). I have a lot of mid-20's, early 30 neighbors that are pretty friendly & may just be out there too. ;)
WALKING DISTANCE to:
(one of "the" places people want to hang out & shop)
(Romantic & beautiful...the scene is "picture worthy".)
(This is a MUST go, best on weekends, for CHEAP shopping & food if you're on a budget! The stuff is cheap but wicked....I end up spending all the money I bring...so don't say I didn't warn you. ;) )
Kitchen, TV, DVD player, movies, washer/dryer & computer.
Interaction with Guests
I normally really love interacting with my guest. Many of them become friends & we stay connected on (website hidden). :D
Please understand, there MAY be times when my life gets busy with work, I may not feel well or….maybe I just have something serious on my mind & need time to myself. (; It's not too often, but there have been a few times. Please do not take it the wrong way. I love sharing my space & having you with me, no matter what is going on, is a joy to me. :)
Everything you need, is walking or biking distance. The neighbourhood is fun, beautiful & creative. & the people are very kind.
the beach is ABSOLUTELY, only a 20min. walk.
It is such a lovely walk but if you are
NOT A WALKER, an Uber ride will cost only $4-5. (;
there is a bus system & I heard from many guests, that it is EXCELLENT. lol… I have a car, so I do not know too much about it, to be honest. I encourage the guests to add the details, on the buses they take to their reviews, so as to help future guests. So don't forget to read them through! ;D
Other Things to Note
The owner recently let us know that we are not allowed to give out the front gate code, to ensure safety of people's things & privacy.
So I now give a key to the back gate, near the pool. It's closer to my flat anyway. (;
A few of my keys have made it back to Europe..lol.. so now I ask for a $20 deposit. You will get it back when you return the keys.
shoes off before entering but you do not need to keep them outside. lol Some people do not feel comfortable leaving their shoes outside & that's completely fine. You can place them inside, near the door. :)
If you are staying w/ me long-term or will just be cooking a lot, please clean up afterwards & bring all the necessary things needed in regards to spices, ingredients & oil.
( so happy to have you feel like home when you stay but it starts to add up on my end. (; )
Please wipe down counter & if you see you left toothpaste & fingerprints on the mirror… just give it a wipe.
Just please be careful when you eat in bed.
I've had a few sheets ruined by oil.
I have trays… just ask & I will grab you one.
If you end up meeting a great person or a couple of great people, they can ONLY come back if I say it's ok & I DO have to be home.
(I'm sure you fully understand this. (; )
This was my first time using Airbnb and Bluu was very welcoming and friendly. The place was clean, she was great to talk to and gave some great recommendations to dining options. I booked the futon and like most of her reviews stated, it's super comfy. Her pets are absolutely adorable and well behaved which made it feel more like home. She also provides a tv packed with movies and hulu for when you just want to relax.The location was a nice walk to Abbot Kinney, however if you plan on going to the beach I would suggest to just take a $4 uber (it saves you time and it's not that costly).
I had a great time with Bluu. The house was very comfortable and clean, and pets are very friendly. The bed was the most comfortable out of all my airbnb experiences. Thank you for everything and see you again someday!
Comfortable and warm welcome! This is my first experience with airbnb and my first extended stay in LA so it was a nice experience to be received with open arms by my host and it was not long before I felt completely at home. It is a small cozy and unique apartment with personality and match the images in the ad. I enjoyed staying at Blue and can not wait to come back to LA -most to see her again;) I've got an important friend!
Hoxley was very courteous and a lovely person with me and my boyfriend . Highly recommended .
I loved my stay with bluu. It definitely felt like home, it was like staying with an older sibling. Great advise giver. Her place is very neat and clean. She is not lying that her couch is very comfortable; I did choose to sleep in than go out because her couch was too comfortable. The neighborhood was perfect. Totally safe area even if you are walking by yourself. Would recommend her place for anyone that wants to relax and have someone to talk to.
It worked out great staying at Bluu's place. She was always quick to respond by phone and email, so communication was easy. Her abundance of positive energy made me feel welcome right from the start. And her little dogs were pretty adorable and friendly too.
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About the Host, Hoxley
Responsible yet easy going. ;D I love people...From Europe myself.
In the end....
I just really want you to have a brilliant experience on your trip & will do what I can to help you have just that!