About this listing
ON THE SAND, Private Bedroom w/Bath in shared BEACHFRONT townhouse w/TV, WIFI, PARKING, private frig, coffee maker, kitchen, WASHER/DRYER, door lock, BIKES, SURFBOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS, BEACH PATIO, BBQ. * Also ask about ocean view bedroom for rent.
This is a large, private, bedroom suite is a shared 3 bedroom townhouse on the beach front. If this room isn't available inquire about the second bedroom for rent on the second level with ocean view and private balcony overlooking the beach front.
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, tropical 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. The other two bedrooms are located on 2nd level so we are very secluded from one another and each room is nearly sound proofed . We 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. 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.
METICULOUSLY cleaned in between each and every renter. Our fine bedsheets are pressed and every nook and cranny is scrubbed clean as one might find in a 5-star luxury hotel. This room is often reserved many months in advance. if you can't find vacancy here you can check my other bedroom suite upstairs. Inquire with me for details.
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 NOTE & HOME MANUAL/GUIDE BOOK w/home operation information, maps, restaurant suggestions, entertainment, sightseeing info and more....
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, Tropical 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.
Review the HOME MANUAL/GUIDEBOOK in your room for the most commonly asked questions, (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 neighborhood has a very quiet beachfront. 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 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-in time: 3:00
* Check-out time: 11:00am
These times "may" be adjusted depending on the incoming and outgoing of other housemates. If you arrive after 3:00pm and the host 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 ADD'L 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!
Es war ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt und Elisabeth ist eine aufmerksame und freundliche Gastgeberin. Gelegener Standort für viele Aktivitäten.
Wonderful location, & very comfortable bed & room. Good size room & clean. No A/C, but luckily it wasn't hot when we were there. A fan is provided. The window, to keep open, isnt an option because its low & anyone walking by could easily look in. So that downstairs room could be an issue if the weather is warm.
The patio & beach access cant be beat :) Just beautiful.
My only warning is be SURE you have the parking situation understood before your arrival. Its confusing on the check in instructions & the owner was very upset with us upon our arrival because we parked in her neighbors spot. Apparently many guests have made this mistake & the owner told me a lot of guests make the mistake of parking in the wrong spot, the neighbors get upset & report her to her landlord, & she may now get evicted because of all the complaints & incorrect parking :( The neighbor was threatening to call the police on us. I felt horrible. We only had parked there for appx 10 min while unloading, thinking it was the correct designated spot for her unit. If you book here, Id suggest speaking to her directly to get very clear instructions. If a lot of people are making the mistake, then a better system of communication needs to be worked out. It wasn't a great welcome after a 5 hour drive to get there late at nite, to be yelled at by the neighbor, & then to have the host so upset as well :(
Elizabeth made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Showed us where everything was and had a detailed book for ideas of places to go. We are familiar with the area so we had fun showing the area to our children. Great area and awesome location. Loved it.
Elizabeth was a wonderful host and it was a delight to be able to stay literally on the beach in Venice. The room was spacious and clean and all the facilities were provided as per the listing. The location is fantastic being right in the heart of Venice less than 2 mins from a wide selection of coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Walking distance to Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica... we look forward to our next visit!
My daughter and I had a wonderful time in California and staying here made it even better. We had access to many items Elizabeth has available for renters to use. We rode bikes from the townhouse up to the Santa Monica Pier. We enjoyed every day of our stay.
It is a very quiet and nicely located place and the beach is just out side the backyard. I am new in LA and the host solved a lot of problems for me. I was there to visit friends in LA so I did not spend much time with the nice roommates or at the beach. It is a pity. If I am going to LA again，especially for vacation with a car，I will definitly chooce this place again.
Great location! Cosy, quiet apartment literally on the beach, only few blocks from Venice Beach. Elizabeth, our great hostess, had also prepared a complete guidebook for her guests. Though the living room and kitchen are common area, we had perfect privacy in our bedroom. If ever possible, we will come again!
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About the Host, Aunt Betty
I'm a true 'people' person and enjoy meeting different people from different parts of the world. I custom designed my rental with my trademark tropical, bamboo flair and a comfy, fun, peaceful environment. I love to pamper my guests in any way possible. My rental is turn-key with all the amenities you might desire and 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 life is all about.
I'm an active, healthy, middle-aged woman and I love to surf, hike and bike. I'm well-traveled, speak two languages and have spent many years living abroad. I'm an open-minded, accepting, free-spirited lady who welcomes ALL people of all races, cultures or sexual orientation. Just be happy!! (no grumpy people allowed. LOL). I value your privacy so I never pry or ask questions. Come and go as you please but if you have questions about anything don't hesitate to ask me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the area and my passion for the California culture. 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 during your 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.