House - Private room · Speedway, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, United States

Tropical bamboo walls, private full bath, new carpet, TV, mini frig, coffee pot, washer-dryer, sound-proof door w/lock, desk w/chairs, FULL KITCHEN,LIVING ROOM w/FIREPLACE, BEACH PATIO, BBQ! Also see availability:

Your host, Elizabeth
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Tropical bamboo walls, private full bath, new carpet, TV, mini frig, coffee pot, washer-dryer, sound-proof door w/lock, desk w/chairs, FULL KITCHEN,LIVING ROOM w/FIREPLACE, BEACH PATIO, BBQ! Also see availability:

The Space

Step onto the sand and grab your surfboard from our beautiful beachfront townhouse. You're not renting just a "room", enjoy the shared common areas such as the fully equipped kitchen, living room with TV, fireplace, tiki bar dining area and sectional couch as well as the exterior tropical sand patio. Also includes the use of Bicycles, Surf boards, Boogie boards, skateboards, paddle tennis racquets, beach toys and more.

Your NEWLY RENOVATED (16’x14) suite includes new carpet, paint, mattress and bed linens. It has a tropical, bamboo style design with vintage surf pictures, old cameras and books to enjoy.

- A STOCKED MINI FRIG that includes: COMPLIMENTARY FREE: bottled water, beer or wine, coffee & tea to get your started your first day.
- 1 Parking place
- New Deluxe Queen size pillow top mattress
- 100% Egyptian cotton bedsheets to sink into
- Deluxe Pillows: both firm and feature soft.
- Flat screen TV & cable
- Private bath with full bath tub and powerful hot water pressure for a great back massage.
- Washer & dryer
- Huge Desk and cabinet storage space
- Mini frig
- Coffee maker
- Access to the entire downstairs, shared indoor/outdoor living area that includes: Large, full size kitchen with all the appliances and amenities, comfy sectional couch, huge flat screen TV, gas & wood burning fireplace, outdoor covered dinning area, new deluxe gas BBQ, fire pit, outdoor sunbathing lounge chairs and covered umbrella dining table all right on the sand!! Also includes full use of surf and boogie boards, bicycles, beach toys and more....

The room is very quiet with double pain new windows and sound proof door. It's easy access to kitchen and exterior door make it feel almost like a totally private studio (2 other bedrooms are upstairs so we will rarely hear one another come and go). When you open your bedroom door and step into the living area or kitchen you can see the beach right in front of you and enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner on our tropical beachfront sand patio or on our covered patio area. The waves and ocean breezes will quiet your mind and settle your soul. Just exhale and take your shoes off and relax. Thats what this place is al about.

EVERYTHING is as PRISTINE as a DELUXE HOTEL SUITE so be prepared to be fully pampered as if you were staying in one (for a fraction of the cost!). The home is very clean and tidy, well designed and comfy. The host LOVES to pamper her guests so you will also receive a WELCOME KIT w/home operation information, maps, restaurant suggestions, entertainment, sightseeing info and more....

Each room has a fan and ocean breezes with windows open provide a nice cool climate. Very few places around the beach area here have air conditioning because we just don't need it when you're living at the ocean. California is adjacent to the desert so we have a very "dry" climate with NO humidity. This means we don't feel the cold in the winter and we don't feel the heat in the summer. The climate is basically the same all year around. Its the best part of Southern California.

* These hours can occasionally be altered depending on the incoming and outgoing of other gusts on that day). Please inquire with your host.

The prestigious,upscale marina peninsula is a rare, private strip of beachfront with NO crazy Venice boardwalk traffic. The neighborhood is safe and very friendly and its conveniently nestled between Venice/Santa Monica and the south Bay, and only 10 minutes to both the 405 and 10 fwy’s and 12 minutes to LAX airport. The beach house is only a few blocks from Washington blvd cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, pier, boat marina, historic Venice canals, Venice boardwalk, yoga, banks, dry cleaners & market. You don't need anything but your sunscreen! Great for beach volleyball, surfing, BBQ's & picnics, jogging, swimming, sunbathing, rollerblading, biking etc....You don't really need a car if you're not planning on driving anyplace far and there is a bus stop right on the corner.

NOTE: I have a 3-night min booking requirement UNLESS I happen to have a random 1 or 2 nights available in the middle of a booked calendar. Please inquire.If this is not available please see my other two listings:

THERE ARE TWO BEDROOM SUITES available in my home and BEACHFRONT + I also have a PRIVATE APARTMENT, fully furnished, 2BDR BEDROOM /2 BATH that sleeps up to 6 people located just across the street.

Please check all listings for availability.
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SECURITY DEPOSIT: This is handled directly by AirB&B (not myself) and functions much like hotels do. Your credit card is held and NOT charged unless damages incur. If you have additional questions about this please inquire with customer. I have yet to charge anyone for anything so please don't let this deter you. the deposit is in place for overt damages only.

Please note: Due to the popularity and high volume of inquiries for this rental and the amount of fraudulent scammers attempting to obtain my personal address and cel phone numbers I no longer do pre-booking location previews (unless you are considering having an event at my beach house or staying for an extended period of time). This rental listing includes extensive professionally photographed images and numerous 5-star guest reviews so there is really no need for a location preview prior to booking.


Event Requirements are:
* 50 people or less
* A 3 night minimum rental of both bedrooms plus cleaning fees for each room
* $500 Location Management Fee (assistance with prepping, hosting and cleaning after the party).
* $25 per person fee for the use of the entire home, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, outside gas BBQ, patio chairs, tables, umbrellas, firepit, surfboards, boogie boards and furnishings, additional chairs, serving tables, tiki torches, trash cans, trash bags, toilet paper and misc supplies.
$1000 minimum

$1000/day (12 crew person maximum)
$500: Location Management Fee:
Home must be 100% vacant with no other guests in order for it to be eligible for filming.

Guest Access

Come and go as you please. I pride myself in giving my guests as much privacy as possible and as I work a lot I am often not at home. But, feel free to text me anytime you have questions about anything. My house guest's needs are my top priority to don't hesitate to ask any questions. I pride myself in providing the ultimate vacation experience for my guests.

Interaction with Guests

Typically I like to greet my guests when they arrive (if I'm able to) and give a quick tutorial of the home. However if you arrive late or I'm not here to greet you the keys will be left outside for you in a secret spot. There is an extensive HOME MANUAL/GUIDEBOOK in your room with all the FAQ's, such as internet log in, and how to operate the TV, stove and any other appliances, restaurant recommendations, maps, pictures etc...

There is an additional room for rent upstairs in the front so you may cross paths with the other renter. I do my best to make introductions but if I am not here please introduce yourselves to one another. I am very selective about the guests I choose to rent to and ask everyone to complete the identity verification process before accepting your reservation request. I typically trust my intuition and I have been very fortunate to have had wonderful people stay with me who cherish the beach as much as I do and many of my guests end up becoming long life friends. Its one of the unexpected bonuses of this unique lodging environment.

The Neighborhood

The prestigious marina peninsula is a rare, private strip of private beachfront paradise with NO crazy Venice boardwalk traffic. Its considered an very safe, upscale community with friendly people who smile, hug and say "hello" to strangers a lot! The residents are a diverse mix of volleyball players, surfers, artists, film industry executives and just about everyone else. Everyone is VERY health conscious so don't be surprised at how many people you will find engaging in diverse outdoor activities and exercises.
The neighborhood is conveniently nestled between Venice/Santa Monica and the south Bay, and Only 10 minutes to both the 405 and 10 fwy’s and 12 minutes to LAX airport (a $23 taxi ride with luggage). The beach house is only a few blocks from Washington blvd cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, pier, boat marina, boat rental, surf shops, Venice canals, Venice Boardwalk, yoga, pilates, banks, dry cleaners & market. You can rent bicycles, rollerblades, boats, surf and paddle boards and just about anything else from the rental shop 3 blocks away. You can walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd, Admiralty Way in the marina or Santa Monica Third Street Promenade for additional shopping, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and the Santa Monica Pier. Free Summer concerts are held Thursday nights on the SM Pier and in Marina del Rey on weekends at Burton Chase Park and at the Open Air, Organic Farmers Market Festival every Sunday on Main street & Ocean Park. There's just so much to do and see here!

Getting around

You don't really need a car for local commuting so save your money and just rent a car when you need one. You can walk to just about everything but there is also a bike path just in front of the house that will take you all the way into Santa Monica and south Malibu. There is also a bus stop and taxi zone on Washington blvd 3 blocks from the house. Or try to new LYFT driver service for half the price of a taxi. Just download the app and check it out.

Other Things to Note


Document this special vacation with great images from an award-winning portrait photographer and the author of 3 photography portrait books (including “The Art Of The Engagement Photography”) for a fraction of the cost (Standard rates are normally $850-$1500). It can be used for a romantic couples session (which include can include individual portraits), a family portrait or individual portrait. The session takes approx 45 min to shoot in and around the beach area of the house and include 250 custom, digitally retouched, high-resolution files.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $58
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • as described, nice space, lovely area, Elizabeth is just lovely.

    June 2014
  • This is our first experience booking through airbnb, and it turns out to be a wonderful experience!!! This beach house is just wonderful, it is beyond our dreams to spend a few days next to the ocean. We ran along the beach in the morning into Santa Monica beach area, which is also suitable for biking as well. The Venice beach - Santa Monica beach is wonderful.

    Elizabeth is very experienced providing guests enough instructions, and there is even an carefully prepared information book for a new comer to get to know the neighborhood.

    Driving to LA attractions such as Universal Studio, Disneyland, and driving to convention center to attend the E3 expo, are very convenient.

    We are so lucky to be able to book this place and spend a few days there, and we will definitely be back again.

    June 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Thank you so much Ryan for a wonderful review. I really enjoyed meeting you both and Im so glad you enjoyed your accomodations. Come back anytime!

    June 2014
  • Elizabeth was an amazing host! She 's very friendly and helpful. She told us about a ton of great places (not only in la, but on the coast) that were just astonishing! (thanks Elizabeth).
    Also the beach house is a lovely place with a terrace that literally is on Venice beach. Coming to la, we would not pick any other place!
    Thank you for everything.

    June 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Hey guys Im so glad the rest of your trip turned out so wonderfully. I was curious if you liked my recommendations and certainly sounds like you did!
    come back again anytime and if you bring your friends and family you can stay at the 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment across the street! It sleeps 6!

    June 2014
  • Elizabeth's place was perfect for experiencing Venice beach. The patio was just connected to the beach so it is the beach house literally.
    I will surely return to her beach house when I travel with my wife to LA and Venice! And she also fantastic and very kind!

    June 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Hey Joonsik thank you for the great review! Next time you're in town we have to eat Koren BBQ together!!

    June 2014
  • The house is really great, it is difficult to find a better location in this part of LA.
    Elizabeth is extremely friendly and gave us very good tips of things to do around.
    All the places she told us to go to where great.
    One feels at home in this beach house.

    May 2014
  • If you like to experience local culture, and get a sense of the history and meaning of a place, then this is perfect for you. Elizabeth Etienne has beautifully curated Polynesian-informed interiors in a charming and practical, classic beach house. And it really is right on the beach.

    May 2014
    Response from Elizabeth:

    Not sure exactly what you're referring to as I just bought a brand new set of cutlery that matches. Maybe you didnt see it? (Silver forks, knives and spoons that all match), I also have a full set of matching dishes, 9the yellow ones) but the plastic beach dishes may have goten co-mingled in so you didnt see them.I went through a case of wine glasses in 6 months (people braking them). I also have a full set of matching glasses (but some of them were in the dishwasher. As far as pots and pans yes I could use some more for sure and am planning on buying them this week. When you run a busy B&B as mine with dozens of people coming and going on stop every week the wear and tear on items is a lot but thanks for the feedback Nick. appreciate it.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Elizabeth's beachfront kitchenette. The location was unbeatable and Elizabeth was a great host. Any time we needed a recommendation of what to do or where to eat, Elizabeth was there to provide us with any advice we needed. She also deeply cared about our experience there and even provided us with a manual with details about the area (and surrounding areas) and directions for every aspect in the house. We'd highly recommend staying here! :)

    May 2014
  • We found Elizabeth a charming, welcoming, and extremely interesting host. The Pictures of the house are spot on. The house is charming, and right on the beach Elizabeth couldn't work harder to make sure her quests have an incredible experience! We were visiting this time to meet our daughter who is getting married in October, we are hoping to rent all the space Elizabeth has available for guests that will be coming in from out of town for the wedding, as we think our family and friends would adore her, and her home. This was our first experience with airbnb, and Elizabeth should make them proud!

    May 2014
  • Wonderful stay in L.A. ! Elizabeth was for the most friendly and charming personn that I met during my trip in USA in 1 month, and I assure you that american people are really nice. Everything were perfect, her house ( so lovely with the astonishing view, excellent cleanliness), the organisation for keys, towels, etc..., but I'll keep in mind her awesome advices for the lenghth of your stay (1day so we had to optimize)! In fact she was exactly what I wanted to.
    (Just an advice, stay more longer than 1 day in L.A., don't do my mistake!)

    May 2014
  • We stayed 4 nights at Elizabeth's place, would love to remain much longer and hopefully we will come back one day. Everything was as described - nice comfort charming place, ... And the most exciting thing: getting up in the morning and being directly on the beach! Furthermore it's a place that really gives you the chance to experience the lifestyle of the welcoming people. And especially Elizabeth is a great host with a lot of helpful infos and stories about the area and LA.

    April 2014
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I'm a true "people" person, a full time "airbnb" host. I pridefully admit that I have been nominated "BEST AIRBNB HOST" by many of my guests and have been renting out rooms in my place for years. I have met so many really interesting, amazing people and love to pamper my guests. You can tell by my dozens of 5 star reviews that I pride myself in offering the ultimate vacation experience for my guests. I have 3 listings. One is a private apartment that sleeps 6 with ocean view a few steps from the sand and the other 2 are private bedrooms in my ocean front home where I live. My places are more like a B&B than a home so expect all the comforts of one and then some. I'm into cleanliness, (slightly OCD LOL!), luxurious comfort, quiet and making others feel as warm and welcome as possible. I give my guests as much privacy as possible so come and go as you please. Im away from the home a lot working so you may often have the place to yourself but Im always accessible by text anytime you may need something. I’m a good communicator but never pry into others business. I'm an active, healthy, female in my 40's. I love to surf, hike and bike and am I'm a pro photographer, originally from the Midwest, well traveled and speak several languages. I'm a French-American and I lived many years in France and LOVE people of all races and cultures. I am now offering photo session packages at a special discounted rate for my airbnb guests only. Please see below for details. Weekends I am usually out of the house working on location or doing some outdoor activity so you may have the whole place to yourself from time to time. Mornings I like to take a run on the beach or surf (you're certainly welcome to join me!). I want to make sure you feel ABSOLUTELY AT HOME and have all the ideal comforts one would want no matter how long you stay. My listings are a very unique and special places with beautiful interiors and lots of amenities so I am seeking respectful renters who honor and cherish it as much as I do. ADDITIONAL SERVICES: PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SESSION: $375 Document this special vacation with great images from an award winning portrait photographer and the author of 3 photography portrait books. Offering a special rate for Airbnb guests ONLY for $350. (Standard rates are normally $850-$1500). It can be used for a romantic couples session (which include can include individual portraits), a family portrait or individual portrait. The session takes approx 45 min to shoot in and around the beach area of the house and include 250 custom, digitally retouched, high-resolution files.
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