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The Opposite House in Venice Beach - Easy Beach Living & Ocean Inspired Lifestyle
Spend your next L.A. vacation at the charming Opposite House in Venice Beach!
Fully-remodeled in July of 2012, the 1-Bedroom / 1-Bath The Opposite House is your home away from home. Beautifully designed to celebrate Southern California's indoor-outdoor lifestyle, big bay windows bring in plenty of natural light to the spacious master suite. Functional kitchen indoors with professional chief's BBQ/oven station outdoors. Spacious drought-tolerant garden with tranquil water fountain, lay back in the chaise & doze off in southern California's warm ocean breeze.
Ideally located on a quiet upscale street in the center of Venice Beach community, the Opposite House is just a short walk to retails and cafes, and a 5 minutes bicycle ride to the 'it' hubs of Abbot Kinney and Santa Monica Main Street. Sand and waves are only 2 miles down.
When you arrive, enjoy the reclaimed hardwood floor, outdoor grill, drought-tolerant garden, and modern amenities including Tempurpedic Cal King bed, modern skylight, big flat-screen TV, Bose sound system, and high-speed wireless Internet. An on-site carport (one car) plus street parking is available. Well-behaved pets are welcomed prior to owner's approval.
Come and explore the diverse and vibrant mix of So Cal cultures. Stay at the Opposite House, indulge yourself in this seclusive hideout, and enjoy easy breezy California beach life to the fullest!
Todo en la casa estaba segun lo planificado. Muy buena ubicacion. Una casa verdaderamente recomendable para visitar L.A.
We had a great experience. The house is modern, fresh and spacious with a large outdoor area. The host was very helpful and accommodating to our requests
Overall, our experience was positive. This is a quaint unit with some obvious advantages. Unfortunately, there were also a number of small issues that, when added together, detracted from our experience.
Contemporary decor with a beach flair, commercial-style, galley kitchen with butcher block counters. Has microwave, toaster oven and induction hot plate. No stove top and oven is part of outdoor grill.
•Room AC's were very effective
•Good access to beaches, Marina and nearby cafes, less than 2 mile walk to Venice beach/boardwalk
•Private: enclosed patio, garden, and driveway
•Bright living room
•Parking: dedicated spot with automatic gate
•Price: very reasonable
Overall, slightly run down with some maintenance issues.
•Black mold in shower stall
•Some light fixtures needed new bulbs
•Whiskers and residue in bathroom sink, poorly cleaned
•Several kitchen cups, plates and flatware were stained
•Closet doors in the bedroom were very difficult to open, and easily came off the tracks
•Couch pillows stained
•Laminated coffee tables-puckering on surface
Large garbage trucks empty apartment building's garbage bins between 7a-8a weekdays
With perhaps a more attentive cleaning crew and some maintenance fixes, this would be a great find!
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We will continue to maintain the quality of the outstanding aspects of the house as mentioned. As for the issues that require attention and improvement, we really appreciate yoir feedback. We have immediately took action on the quick fixes and tasks. Our intention is to refurbish the home with new furnishing, bathroom filxtures, kitchenware, pillows, etc. I am confident that the improvements will enable our guests to enjoy the house to its full potential with its cozy cottage feel and Southern California ambience. Thanks again for all your helpful feedbacks. We hope to host you again in the near future. Best wishes
No real contact with host. Had problem with cook top did not receive a reply until 2nd time I contacted them.
Was slightly disappointed with unit. Pics are better than actual.
Nice neighbourhood, but a little further from activity for our liking.
Thank you for your comments. In order to provide our guests with privacy, we utilize a self-check in system. However, we can always be reachable by phone or email. We normally response to guests' requests ASAP. However, the owner and manager were out of town during your stay. My sincere apologies for the incident, And we will make sure that there is an emergency contact as a backup. The Opposite House. has just been repainted recently and it should be in very good condition. We strive to improve our home on a regular basis in order to maintain our excellent rating from all of our guests.
Had an absolutely lovely stay at The Opposite House. The house is exactly like in the pictures, nice and clean. The garden is such a plus and having private parking is perfect. Location is very central, if you have a car. Would definitely stay here again.
Pros: private parking, in house washer/dryer, AC in bedroom, blackout curtain for good sleep, plenty of tissue, detergents, washing liquid provided for use, owner provided detailed house manual
Cons: actual place felt older than photos, lighting was dim in bedroom & bathroom, guests were asked to clean up & take out the trash to the bin outside at the end of the stay - not sure if this was the norm for Airbnb but felt it was inadequate given additional $100 was charged as cleaning fee, least you'd expect is they would take out the trash
Thank you so much for the positive comments for the Opposite House. It is our goal to provide our guests with the comfort and convenient one will expect in staying at a vacation home. We continuously look for ways to improve and maintain our home. Thank you for your input, we will try to install adjustable lighting in the bedroom and bathroom so that our guests can choose their preferred brightness. Also, the cleaning fee is a norm in the vacation home industry in order to keep our nightly rental rate down. We charge a one time cleaning fees at the end to clean up the house before the arrival of our next guest. Your assistance is appreciated in order to expedite the cleaning process, but we will look into our guest's comment to improve our procedure in an ongoing basis.
Self-check-in was very easy. The unit was very clean, including the laundry equipment. The bedroom and bathroom are very spacious, and the lighting is good. The shower head is high enough for the tallest guest, and there was plenty of hot water. We appreciated little details like plenty of paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher detergent. Having a secure parking space is a big plus, and Uber transportation is not more than five minutes away. There's more than adequate closet and drawer space, and there are lots of hangers.
Thank you so much for your review. We strive to maintain our vacation home with care and extra efforts to make sure our guests feel relax and comfortable. Thank you for your kind suggestions, and we will definitely make the necessary adjustments to improve our guest's experience. Hope to hear back from you soon for another vacation.
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