About This Listing
Private Bedroom suite w/Bath in SHARED BEACHFRONT townhouse ON THE SAND w/TV, WIFI, PARKING, FRIG, COFFEE POT, WASHER/DRYER, door lock, main kitchen,BIKES, SURFBOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS, BEACH PATIO, BBQ. After June 1st: 3-night min stay.
This is a large, private, bedroom suite is a SHARED 3 bedroom townhouse on the beach front. 3-NIGHT MIN STAY JAN-JUNE 1st. 4-NIGHT STAY JUNE 1-AUGUST 31st. 2-night stays are occasionally permitted when there is a random cancellation or open vacancy in an otherwise booked calendar.
Step onto the sand and grab your surfboard from our beautiful beachfront townhouse. You're not renting just a "room, you may also use 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. Other two bedrooms are located on 2nd level ( one is also for rent: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/881161) so we are all very secluded from one another and each room is nearly sound proofed so rarely see or hear each other come and go. Its almost like having your own space.
Your (16’x14) suite includes new mattress and bed linens. It has a tropical style design with vintage surf pictures, old cameras and books to enjoy.
Your bedroom also includes:
- A mini frig with bottled water, beer or wine, coffee & tea to get your started your first day. My gift welcome gift to you.
- 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. One of those bedrooms is another rental and the other is occupied by the host).
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. That's what this place is all about.
All 4 of my listings, located next to one another, are immaculate. They are METICULOUSLY cleaned in between each and every guest. Our fine bedsheets are pressed and every nook and cranny is scrubbed clean as one might find in a 5-star luxury hotel. I have over 125+ 5 star reviews so they are often booked solid most of the year. If you cant find vacancy in one check the others (you will find photos with the links printed on them when you scroll through these images) or inquire and I will send you the links. 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 housemates 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.
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. Your room is private and we respect your privacy. No one will be entering into your space. The home and the neighborhood are both very safe. Please feel free to also enjoy the shared common areas such as the kitchen, living room with fireplace, flat screen TV, comfy sectional couch, Tiki Bar Dining Bar or our tropical sand, beachfront patio!
Feel free to text me anytime should you have any questions about anything. My housemates are my priority to don't hesitate to ask any questions.
Interaction with Guests
Typically I like to greet my housemates 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 people I choose to rent to and ask everyone to complete the identity verification process before accepting you. I typically trust my intuition and I have been very fortunate to have had the most wonderful, respectful, people stay with me who cherish the beach as much as I do. Many of my housemates end up becoming long life friends. Its one of the unexpected bonuses of this unique lodging environment.
The prestigious marina peninsula is a rare, private strip of private beachfront paradise with NO crazy Venice boardwalk traffic. It’s considered a very safe, upscale community with friendly people who smile, hug and say "hello" to everyone. The residents are a diverse mix of happy surfers, artists, volleyball players, 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 to stay in shape.
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 or try LYFT or UBER for half the price).
You can walk to almost anyplace so you don't necessarily need a car. 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. The apartment is located in a just next door to a very small, private spa where you can get a deep tissue massage or just about any other holistic treatment you might want.
There is SO much to do and see in and around our area that you couldn't see and do it all in a month! You can rent bicycles, roller blades, boats, surf and paddle boards and just about anything else from the rental shop 3 blocks away. You can 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. During the Autumn, we have street fairs and art festivals and during December there are two Christmas boat parades with fireworks and crazy fun theme decorations. So much fun! Thers era also great places to go for a day trips 20-40min away such as the Santa Monica pier for the kids theme park carnival, the marine aquarium, the ferris wheel and the newly built park, restaurants, and day trips to Malibu and Escondido Falls, Temescal Canyon hiking and Topanga Canyon, or south to Redondo or Laguna Beach to watch the Olympic volleyball players training in action. It’s endless!
You don't really need a car. Most locals bike, skate, walk or grab a cheap ride-service such as "LYFT" (50% cheaper than a standard taxi and a much nicer car ride). Just download the LYFT app to your smart phone and use the promo code ELIZABETH337512 for a $10 FREE credit on your first ride. Most guests tell me they wish they didn't spend the money renting a car.
There is also a bus stop just a few blocks away that will take you into Hollywood. There is also a bike path nearby that will take you al the way to the Santa Monica pier. However, if you do have a car you have a guaranteed PRIVATE PARKING SPACE with your unit.
* Check out time is 11:00am
* Check in time is 3:00
These times "may" be adjusted depending on the incoming and outgoing of other housemates. If you arrive after 3:00pm and the hist cannot meet you then a key will be left for you in a special spot. Please inquire for details.
* NO ANIMALS or PETS (including service dogs - sorry owner is allergic), NO SMOKING, NO CANDLES, NO PARTIES, NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS. This is a PEACEFUL, SHARED SANCTUARY. I am seeking, quiet, respectable housemates only.
* PARKING IS TANDEM. Your room includes 1 PARKING SPACE located under the FAR LEFT side of the FAR LEFT carport. DO NOT PARK ANYPLACE ELSE OR YOU WILL BE TOWED. The town house has 4 parking spots exclusively reserved for "other" renters in the building. In our tandem parking spot you will be parked in front of (or behind) another housemate’s vehicle. This means YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR CAR KEYS in the kitchen in the event we need or switch out the cars and you are not available to move your car. This is standard at all the homes along the beach area. There is also street parking available across the street. CAUTION: DO NOT PARK ANY PLACE ELSE OR YOUR CAR WILL GET TOWED.
RULES: If you are a couple you MUST make reservation for 2 persons. Jan-May: 3-Night min stay. June 1-Aug 30: 4-Night min Stay (unless there is a random vacancy in a booked calendar). Please inquire.
PLEASE NOTE: We have a SEVERE WATER SHORTAGE in California so each housemate is allotted one bath towel + one washcloth per person per week. We also include one hand towel per bathroom. Additional towels are $15 per set. You may also find buckets in your shower to collect unused shower water. This will be recycled to water our garden.
* Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
* DISCLAIMER: USE OF SPORTING GOODS: PLEASE NOTE: By You (and all members of your party) agree to use the supplied sporting goods (surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, paddle tennis or any other sporting items) at your own risk and hold the owner, host and building manager 100% harmless against any injuries or death that might occur by the use of these items. If you do not know how to surf it is highly advised that you take a lesson from a certified surf instructor. Surfing is far more challenging than it looks. Please use caution when playing in the ocean. Enjoy but be Safe!
We had an excellent stay at Elizabeth's beach house. It is right on the beach and the location is perfect. Elizabeth is a very gracious host and we felt right at home. We particularly enjoyed the toys she had available to us. Which included surf boards, boogie boards, bikes, wet suits, and a great sand patio. I would stay again.
Great location right on the beach and close to amenities. Close to Venice Beach yet quiet at night. My husband and I took the tandem bike available for a fun ride to Santa Monica on Elizabeth's suggestion. She was a very helpful and enthusiastic host who gave us ideas on where to eat, local attractions, etc. as well as for tips for the next leg of our California journey.
Absolutely loved our stay at Elizabeth's place! She is a great and very accommodating host. Her place had everything we could have wanted for our stay: comfy bed, gorgeous location, surf boards, bikes, and more. Can't wait until we can make it back to SoCal again!
I couldn't have asked for a better location or more comfortable beachfront home in Marina Del Rey during my recent, all-too-brief three-night stay. Elizabeth was the perfect host -- very welcoming, helpful, and full of excellent recommendations on where (and where not) to dine. The neighborhood is very laid-back and it's an easy walk to everything you could possibly need. Even with the shared kitchen/living/room and patio, there was plenty of privacy and quiet, making it the perfect spot for a beach vacation.
Elizabeth's place was exactly as described and was perfect for our trip. All the amenities and information you could need during your stay is provided. Our only regret on this booking is that we didn't book here longer! We will be back for sure, highly recommended.
We stayed 4 nights at Elizabeth's place. It was great and met all our expectations. The room we had with private bathroom was clean and tidy. Communication with Elizabeth prior to arrival was perfect and she turned out to be an exquisit host.
Besides the great view over the beach to the ocean, the appartments provides all kinds of exra's like surf boards, wet suits and bikes. In the vincinity of the appartment are a lot thing you can do. This is well documented in a binder located in the room, providing you with tips where to go (and where no to) and what to see.
All in all we had a very pleasant stay and we can sincerely recommend this place if you want to experience Venice Beach.
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About the Host, Elizabeth
I have 4 rentals located next to one another and over 125+ 5 star reviews. I'm a true 'people' person and have been renting out vacation rentals in my beachfront properties for years. I custom design each one with my trademark tropical, bamboo flair and a comfy, fun, peaceful environment. I love to pamper my guests in any way possible. My rentals are turn-key with all the amenities you might desire. My rentals are IMMACULATE, every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned so expect something resembling a 5-star resort. I use only top quality pillows, 100% cotton bedding and deluxe mattresses because I assume everyone is as finicky as I am. You'll sleep like a rock and thats what vacations are all about.
I'm an active, healthy, female in my 40's. I love to surf, hike and bike and am I'm originally from the Midwest, well-traveled and speak several languages. I'm a French-American and have spent the last 30 years of my life divided between California and France and LOVE people of all races and cultures. I'm a semi-retired, award winning pro photographer, author of 3 books, interior designer and a vacation rental host.
Come and go as you please. I consider myself an awesome concierge so I'll definitely point you in the right direction for the best restaurants, where to get a pedicure or a massage, shopping, surf lessons and must-see locals spots.
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. This is a very unique and special place with a beautiful interior and lots of amenities so I am seeking respectful renters who honor and cherish it as much as I do.
I have 4 rentals:
* PRIVATE APARTMENT, OCEAN VIEW, 10 STEPS TO SAND, 2 BDRM/ 2BATH.: Sleeps 5- 8
* LARGE, PRIVATE STUDIO W/TIKI BAR: Sleeps 1-4
* PRIVATE BEDROOM SUITE w/ private BATH in shared OCEANFRONT HOME: Sleeps 1-2
* PRIVATE BEDROOM SUITE with BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE BEACH in shared OCEAN FRONT HOME: Sleeps 1-2
PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT BOOK "OUTSIDE" OF AIRBNB for numerous reasons (security, insurance, customer service, and financial transactions).
PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SESSION:
Document your vacation with great images from an award winning portrait photographer, author of 3 photography portrait books. Offering a special rate for guests ONLY for $375. (Standard rates are normally $875)
Another rental place for bikes, scooters, rollerblades and more.... only steps from our front door! Great Service, Reasonable rates.
Great Cuban food, amazing breakfasts and a sexy charming wine bar. 2 min walk from our house.
Upstairs Patio w/views of the ocean, strong drinks, live music on weekends and karioke on sunday nights. A lot of fun!
Great Mexican food on a heated outdoor patio with a fire pit, colorful ambiance, live music, free chips, packed on the weekends. a Local's favorite spot!
A true locals hang out for morning coffee, smoothies, breakfast egg wraps and muffins or great sandwiches and salads. Take out to the beach for a picnic
Ice Cream made to order with all the toppings. only a 5 min walk from our house!
Cheap Yoga classes with great teachers all day long just above the surf shop.
For $10 you can get THE best hamburger you ever ate and a beer, watch sports on TV, shoot billiards or listen to a live band on weekends. This is a great local's dive bar.
Rental shop for Bikes, Surfboards, wetsuits, rollerblades and just about anything else.
Great mini Market walking distance from the house for the basics like bread, milk, cheese, eggs, and healthy organic stuff too!.
A slightly larger Grocery store/Market with a butcher shop, nice assortment of wines and all kinds of food.
Historic canals of Venice,. Beautiful for strolling and sightseeing or walking to the farmers; market on Friday morning.
Post office is a 10 min walk from our house.
Miles of T-shirt & postcard shops, Tattoo parlors, jugglers, tarot card readers, artists, snack shops, and the world famous skateboard park where you can watch kids train for the Olympics! A Must See
This street is loaded with unique cafes, restaurants and one-of-a-kind small shops with very unique clothing and home accessory items.
Pick up the bus on the corner and you can take it all the way into Hollywood for only $2.
Fisherman's village has a boat rental for everything from jet skis and kayaks to sail boats and power boats. You can also take the ferry boat to Catalina Island from here.
A 10 min drive to a DINE-IN MOVIE THEATER! Yes you can order a full meal in the movie theater! You can even order cocktails and popcorn! Seats recline extra wide and so you can totally relax.
A 20 min bike ride along the bike path right in front of our house. The pier is on the ocean and has a theme park with rides and games for kids, outdoor free concerts in the summer, restaurants, shops
A really cool pilates studio with reasonable rates. 7 min walk from our beach house.
MAP SHOWS WRONG LOCATION But we have an awesome outdoor organic farmer's market in the Venice Canals on Friday mornings 7am-12:00.