About this listing
This is primo location in Venice Beach and the lifestyle is casual and hip with an urban beach vibe. The room is a comfortable and quiet room with shared living space, kitchen and bathroom.
I love hosting travelers and love airbnb for this reason!
This is a 2 bdrm apt in a prime location of Venice. Venice and My cat Licorice and I live here and I am in one of the bedrooms. I carry 20+ years here, so ask me questions if you need to know. The other bedroom is for guests. Venice beach is a very hip and popular place to be in Los Angeles. Artists, musicians, yogis, architects, travelers, bohemians, teachers, business professionals, sports enthusiasts, techies, and filmmakers thrive here; among many others. There is a homeless contingency outside among daily skateboarders, surfers, visitors, travelers, bikers, professionals and the general celebratory vibe of Venice. A simple walk outside and you will find restaurants, juice bars, the beach, shops, dispensaries, skate parks, techie shops, vintage and boutique design, culture abound, etc. Exploring is quite easy to do around here with a very open and welcoming culture. I am busy with my professional and personal life, but can guide you in the right direction and enjoy pleasant and peaceful, feel free to be your best self. The room is clean and has a queen size bed, desk, lamp, small walk-in closet, and Wireless connection. The living room is open for casual relaxation, music listening, curling up with a book, or whatever comforts you like to do at home. I tend to be working on the computer, on the phone, in the kitchen, watching news, listening to music or watching a movie in the living room and visiting with a friend, or being relaxed in bed watching a movie at night and I am enjoying a search of interest for books.
There is one little kitty named Licorice. She is very friendly and is 4 years old at this time. She has been to the vet to get her treatments, eats well Tuna a dry veggies and loves people, animals and children.
There is plenty of street parking but you need to read the signs for ticket days, really. We can hear the neighbors, in other words, this is Urban on the beach. However, most of the time, it is pretty quiet as we are off the street. There is one gentleman who collects cans out back continuously outside for his living, so don't be surprised if someone is looking through the garbage out back. Oh yes, please read about 4:20 laws and be sure that you understand that reality here in Venice. you will encounter on one level or another if staying in Venice. Feel free to ask questions.
The sun comes in in the morning on your side, so I put dark bamboo blinds up, but you still might want eye shades in case you want to sleep in with complete black and maybe earplugs if you are really sensitive to daytime noise.
The kitchen is open for you to use and Whole Foods is a walk away, and laundry a block away good machines. There are also lots of restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood which you might enjoy. Laundry is across the street and takes 14-18 quarters for a medium to large load and four to five quarters for the dryer and I am familiar with all of the attendants. Yes, your sheets are clean. Metro and Blue Bus lines stop on main street (6 blocks from here) and on Lincoln (one block from here) and the number for yellow cab:(phone number hidden). Coming from the airport, I find the fare is usually arnd $30-$40 and takes about 20 minutes and the shuttle is $10 with a few stops along the way taking about an hour. LA is a big city, so getting around can be challenging without a car, but people do do it. I also recommend uber and lyft for transportation, as they seem to have great drivers and also clean cars. This neighborhood is easy to get around by bike and there are lots of bike rental shops nearby. You are also welcome to use my bike if you are sure to lock it up when you are using it and if I am not using it. Roller blades, skateboards, and all other new technology vehicles and walking have also been popular choices for getting around if one does not have a rental bike or car.
Be careful to close gates, etc. and keep your bike locked if you rent or own one. Keep the gates locked behind you and my recommendation is that you don't walk around at night by yourself unless on the well-lit streets around here. While many people enjoy this city as a neighborhood and home, this still is the city.
Thank you! You are most welcome!
Everything but my bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I am a casual person and ride the waves of privacy and communication as well as socialize on occasion.
The proximity to the beach, the multitude of restaurants and shops, the diversity of the people and the creativity.
Bikes, buses and car rental places as well as Uber.
Respectful of me, property, and us who live here. My landlords realize I am hosting people here, and we, you the guest and me the host, have built a solid airbnb reputation. Let's keep it that way. I can be helpful at times, but please no outrageous commands or expectations. This is not a hotel and I am only one person. Please do your best to arrive with a non-competitive win-win attitude. This is a shared situation, so both our comfort is important but I do have various responsibilities to attend to and I love to find the balance between saying hello, having a chat, and also being busy. No random guests unless cleared by me. Return keys. This is my private space, my hours tend to vary day-to-day with a busy schedule to work from home and out. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with the space and I will attend to them as soon as possible. Please be respectful of using towels and try to reuse towels until it is necessary to change. Please keep my phone number with you in case I am not home and you need to contact me- txtng, calling or sending an e-mail always works. If you are a smoker, please smoke outside in back outside the back gate, although I am 4.20 friendly, as are most Venice residents- within reason. If you do not want Licorice in your room, please close your door. Please do not leave the heater, fan and especially not the closet light on when you leave your room. Please do not leave water running. Please understand that this community has both affluent and poor people who are all trying to get along. It is a mixed racial community and it is foreign and domestic alike. There are gay and straight and young and old. Please be open minded and understand where you are staying. Local, national and international people are most welcome.
Enjoy yourself, relax, be yourself, feel at home, and thank you! It is a pleasure to have you here.