About this listing
This is a one of a kind dwelling, including hand made furniture, cushions, paintings and beautiful colors. The overall effect is at once relaxing and invigorating. Designed and built by local resident Morena Santos, this one bedroom apartment is 3 miles from the beach and 3 miles from downtown culver city, which is full of great restaurants, movie theaters and, retail shops. Home Sweet Stay is Wi_Fi ready with HD TV and streaming capabilities for movies and other programming. And yes you will feel very much at home because Morena is a great host!
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*Bookings are based on first come first serve.
*I accept 2 nights and 1 nights bookings only if they are between other reservations. You may check my calendar for this option.
-Two queen size beds.
-One double twin size air mattress for the 5th guest
-closet, dresser, bookcase and cabinet space
-32"flat screen TV
-CD player and radio
-Central Heating and fans to cool down
-Adjacent Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Vista
-10min to Dockweiler State Beach
-15min to Venice Pier
-10min to LAX
-5min to Abbot Kinney
-7min to Loyola Marymount University
-15-30min to UCLA
-30min to Downtown
-Variety of Great restaurants at walking distance
-Near organic vegan cafe and organic restaurant
-Fox Hills Mall at walking distance
-Health conscious and conventional grocery stores at walking distance
-La Ballona creek bike path that leads to the Venice pier, continues through Venice beach, where, to one side you can scan with your eyes the vast of the ocean and to the other side catch glimpses of creativity off the Venice boardwalk
-Private patio area
- Brita filter drinking water
-Laundry service is available upon request for an extra fee
-A weekly visit is required by my cleaning lady to water the plants. She comes in on Wednesdays to water the indoor&outdoor plants between 2-4pm, and during the summertime she will need to come on Saturdays to water only the outdoor plants. She has her own set of keys.
-Smoking is restricted to patio area. Please be sure not to leave any cigarette butts behind.
-In consideration of our neighbors, no loud sounds after 10pm.
-Please be sure to wash all dirty dishes before checking out.
-Please no food or shoes on the sofa bed in the living room.
We had a great time at Morena's place! It perfectly accommodates four adults. One of the reason I booked her place is because of the gorgeous and colorful interior. It's just as pretty as on the photos. I loved the plants and the sunny outdoor reading corner. The check-in and check-out was easy and clear. We didn't explore the neighborhood but it seemed like a normal residential area. Plenty of parking, close to the beach cities. Highly recommended!
we didn't get a chance to actually meet morena but she was always available for any questions we had, the place was clean and easy to find.
Morena was an amazing host and Home Sweet Culver City was the PERFECT place to relax! I didn't have a chance to meet Morena, but she was more than accesible when I had questions and the house felt like home! There was everything you could think of from dishes to fans to shampoo for us when we arrived and the location was central to all the best area's. I would stay again myself and recommend Morena and her sweet home to everyone and anyone!
Good communication with Morena, easy to find parking. Cosy apartment, just like the pictures. We really enjoyed our time here. Good location if you want to spend time at Venice Beach or Abbot Kinney.
The home was as pictured, so there were no surprises there. My girlfriend and I came for a conference close by and wasn't too familiar with Culver City. Apparently there are specific areas that are gentrified and others that aren't. We felt a little iffy about the neighborhood and at night music and partying were being blasted next door. A lot of ins and outs from neighbors nearby at all hours of the night. We didnt feel comfortable and ended up only staying one night, just forfeiting our other night to move to another airbnb location in Venice area.
I'm sorry to hear about the noise, if I had known there was loud music playing next door I would have asked them to keep it down. By law no one is allowed to make loud sounds after 9pm. This is the first time I have had a response from a guest about a weekend party next door in over 2 years of renting this space. I can assure it doesn't happen every weekend, I am assuming it must have been something in the nature of a birthday party, since this is my first time hearing about this kind of situation. I can also assure you that this neighborhood is safe even though you may have felt iffy. Thanks for letting me know anyhow!
Morena was great! the place was just as expected. It was clean and had everything we needed to cook our own meals. Morena was responsive when we needed anything and the whole trip went as planned. Had a great time staying here!
This place is great! Everything you may need in an apartment, more space that I was expecting, actually.
I love the way it's painted, you feel so calm! It's an special place, you can see the 'personal touch' in each detail.
Clean and comfortable. It's a good choice.
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About the Host, Morena
I am fun, outgoing, approachable, helpful, and friendly!
Being a Native of Los Angeles, Culver City to be more specific, I can help you with any info pertaining to this city, just ask me!
I am a graduate from CalArts, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, however, for work I instruct Vinyasa Flows, Brazilian dance, perform Samba Shows around town, and on occasion sing Brazilian Jazz with different bands-can't escape my roots!
I also enjoy my personal projects of interior design, that include two of my listings: Home Sweet Stay, and Cozy Cottage. Home Sweet Stay is the more elaborate of the two, in which I built and designed 4 costume furniture pieces, costume pillows and curtains, rejuvenated vintage furniture, and displayed my own original paintings+photos around the walls of the house, creating a lively, anti-depressant environment!
*I also speak Fluent Portuguese and Spanish