Humble & Cozy Townhouse Near Venice

Apartment - Private room · S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066, United States

Cozy 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse centrally located in the heart of Mar Vista. 15 minutes driving from Venice and Santa Monica Beach. It's also easy to travel via public transport. Common areas-- kitchen & living room are available to you.

Your host, Milly
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Cozy 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse centrally located in the heart of Mar Vista. 15 minutes driving from Venice and Santa Monica Beach. It's also easy to travel via public transport. Common areas-- kitchen & living room are available to you.

The Space

I live with my cat, Blade, in Los Angeles, CA 10 mins drive (or 20 mins by bus) from Venice Beach. My home is a quaint 2-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath townhouse. I live a very humble, simple, relaxed life and am offering a guest room that can accommodate 2 people with a private bathroom and balcony.

What I can provide:
Mattress, pillow(s) and linens, towels, free Wifi, full access to private bath, parking space, balcony, common areas (full kitchen and living room).

My home is clean, spacious and full of positive energy. The kitchen and living room can be used as common areas. So long as you're tidy and clean up after yourself we will get along fabulously well.

My neighborhood is centrally located to various tourist spots that are easily accessible via public transportation, car or taxi such as:

Venice Beach:
10 mins drive by car or 20 mins by bus
Santa Monica Piers:
15 mins drive by car or 30 mins by bus
Downtown Culver City:
10 mins drive by car or 20 mins by bus
Hollywood-Walk of Fame:
20 mins drive by car or 40 mins by bus
Universal City:
35 mins drive by car or 1 hr, 10 mins by bus

In addition, below are some FREE tourist attraction you may want to consider:

-- Walk along the Venice Beach Boardwalk, lots of street vendors and little shops/restaurants, also world famous Muscle Beach and a place where people rollerskate & skateboard – from there, you can also walk to the Venice Canals (series of canals with pretty bridges and nice houses, it’s a great place to wander around)
-- Olivera Street – near downtown, authentic Mexican restaurants and adobe buildings (website hidden)
-- Picnic in Griffith Park – lots of great spaces to picnic and plenty of hiking trails (one where you can see the Hollywood sign close up) (website hidden)
-- Drive up Beachwood Canyon to get a great view of the Hollywood sign
---Hollywood Walk of Fame – on Hollywood Blvd., you can also see the footprints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater and wander around Hollywood (website hidden)
-- The Original Farmers Market – at 3rd and Fairfax, it’s the oldest market in LA, food vendors and fun shops – it’s right next to the Grove so parking might be a nightmare before Christmas (website hidden)
-- La Brea Tar Pits- prehistoric fossils excavated here, big dinosaurs outside, you can wander outside for free, there is also a museum you have to pay to see inside (website hidden)
-- California Science Center – (website hidden)
-- Take a drive up Mulholland Drive, beautiful views and places to stop along the way with diagrams that show you what you’re looking at
-- Drive up PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to Malibu – pretty drive along the beach, it's crowded near Santa Monica

I'm hosting guest(s) (max 2 guests/night) during the weekends or weekdays no longer than 1 week (7 nights). NO LONG TERM OR SUBLEASING ACCEPTED.

My Guest(s) Preferences and Expectations:
Mature, not-party animals (obnoxious noise level after 10 pm is frowned upon in my neighborhood), non-smoker, easy-going, drama-free, tidy, respectful and not allergic to cats.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For security reasons I will only approve reservations that contain a photo and are Airbnb verified. It's simple, even if you're new to Airbnb. Recommendations from friends/family are also welcomed. :)

If you choose to stay in my home understand I host for the love of making new connections and providing an affordable place in a great city known for over-priced motels/hotels. :)

I work Mon-Fri and am usually in bed by 10pm on weekdays; however, my weekends are flexible.

What makes my home unique is that you will have an entire townhouse you can call your own.

DISCLAIMER: My home faces a busy street, therefore, if you are a light sleeper, I recommend ear plugs. I am a New Yorker and can honestly testify that the street is NOT as busy or noisy as a NYC street, but you definitely hear the cars. :)

Guest Access

Guests have access to their private bedroom, private bath, kitchen, living room with 1/2 bath downstairs and garage (if applicable).

Areas that are off-limits is my private master bedroom.

Interaction with Guests

I am available on the property during my guests visits; however, due to my work schedule I have limited interaction as I leave early and arrive late from work.

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is safe and quiet. Traffic is moderate and guests should expect to hear some traffic noise, but it's not obnoxious.

Getting around

Public transport is conveniently located acrross the street from my home (Bus #14) and down the hill (about 3 blocks; Bus #33 & 733) on Venice Blvd. The 33 takes you to Venice Beach, whilst the 733 takes you to Santa Monica Beach.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Airbed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $210 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Milly est excellente hôte, très perfectionniste et organisée qui nous a été très utile pour nos déplacements et très serviable. Milly nous a très vite mises à l aise on s est très vite senti chez soi.

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at milly's, she was a heartwarming person and we a real nice time. The place was clean and nicely located to explore los angeles and hollywood. We would centainly go back.

    May 2014
  • Milly was very nice and kind. Her house is perfect for vacation. The room was tidy with bathroom, balcony and with air condition. We enjoyed our stay a lot! Thank you Milly for everything. It was great!

    May 2014
  • Milly is a very friendly and outgoing host. She made me feel right at home with her welcoming and down-to-earth personality and good heart:)
    I only saw her a few times, but we had some great conversations and I a good time at her house.
    Definitely a recommendable place to stay!

    May 2014
  • Milly's home is pretty, quiet (even for being on a busy street in the west LA metro), clean, and was very comfortable. I was there for six nights between jobs, and it was a restful, peaceful atmosphere. Milly and Blade were great hosts, willing to share stories or celebrate victories (like a Midwestern girl mastering traffic in LA!) and it was clear the whole time I was there in her home that she would gladly assist me in feeling comfortable and welcome. She really is in the perfect location, with Venice and Santa Monica beaches only minutes away, and the rest of LA within 30 - 45 minutes!

    April 2014
  • I stayed Milly's house 4 nights. Unfortunately, I was sick when I arrived her house. However, I could sleep well and restore my energy in her house. Her house is really clean and cofortable and it made me feel better. I didn't have a car, but several bus stops are nearby. It is convinient to go to both beaches and downtown. She was out of town when I checkd in, but her friend welcomed me. She was also very kind. Milly is very reliable and friendly host. She always gave me detailed message quickly when I asked questions. Her cat is very cute and polite. He also cured me. I really recommend Milly's house to everyone. I want to stay Milly's house when I am back to LA. Thanks Milly!

    April 2014
  • It was my second time at Milly's place and it was as comfortable as the first time. I really enjoyed staying. Only wish is, it will be less known and more available to me! Her place is very popular and booked all the time. Thanks Milly and Blade.

    March 2014
  • Milly gave us a very cordial greeting even though we arrived much later than planned (Thank you, Milly, for the sweet welcome after our long drive). We slept comfortably and soundly in her guest bedroom. The convenience of her home in Venice made it easy to navigate to all the places we wanted to go in L.A. I highly recommend staying at Milly's; she makes you feel right at home!

    March 2014
  • We had a really nice time at Milly's place. She is a very good and helpful host and a great, funny and friendly person to be around. The room is big and has a private bathroom and lots of closet space. The house is located close to Venice Boulevard with lots of places to eat and busses going to the beach and elsewhere in the city. We would definitely come back again.

    March 2014
  • Nice and clean. As Milly says, if you're a light sleeper, don't forget your ear plugs. Great location.

    March 2014
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Life is about choices. I've chosen to live a life of abundance and in return I've been blessed with a pretty fantastic life. I'm a Puerto Rican American woman who loves adventure, meeting people of different cultures, learning new things and teaching others about my culture. I love being with Nature feeling the grass or sand between my toes and smelling earth's natural scent. It invigorates me! I'm a natural storyteller, but especially enjoy listening to others tell their story. My passions are exercising, reading, spending time with my girlfriends and cuddling with my cat, Blade. I'm easy-going, very loyal/protective of my friends and family and trust that when I respect others differences and walk with an open-mind and heart I will receive that same respect in return no matter what part of the country I'm in. Ultimately, what's important to me is making a human connection with others.
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