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. 3-night min stay.
Each of my listings are immaculate. While they are often booked solid most of the year with guests often checking in and out on the same day we take pride in bragging that 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.
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.
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 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
* 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 (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.
* 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 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.
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.
* Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Anyone who breaks these rules will be asked to depart promptly and forfeit your rent and refund.
Elizabeth's beachfront accommodations are terrific! Roomy, clean, comfortable and well-located. Elizabeth is an excellent hostess. She's creative and fun to be around. I'm so grateful I had the chance to be a guest here.
Wow, where do we start, this was better than any hotel accommodation! The room was great, the location is amazing and Eilzabeth provided us with everything we could ask for - before we asked!! There was a binder with info on restaurants, and attractions that was soooo helpful. We used the bikes that were provided to get around (we didnt use our car once!)
There was a coffee station in the room and what is better than having a cup of Joe in your Pj's on the beach in the morning!? We just loved it and will recommend this to all our friends.
This was my first Airbnb experience ,and I'll never go back to airport hotels again!All the directions from Elizabeth were clear, concise and made me fully oriented to directions and household norms.Elizabeth was reassuring with text messages.everything went smoothly.This property is a piece of paradise,with a welcoming host!
Our stay at this listing renewed my faith in Airbnb. Elizabeth has a great set up. The details and info for things to do and where to eat are incredible. You are literally right on the beach. It's definitely worth staying at. Wish I was still there.
What a lovely home and host. Elizabeth made my trip to LA so wonderful! Getting from the airport to her home in Venice was very easy and being able to park was more of a convenience than I could have imagined. But thats not even the best part. Elizabeth gave me a great tutorial of the home and showed me the best view in the house from the patio overlooking the ocean. I was able to work in the garden and watch the sunset. Such a treat. Thank you so much!
Beachfron Paradise was really, what is says! Elisabeth is nice and warm person, who was fast and eager to help if any questions raised.
The location and neighborhood was excellent. No noise in the evenings though restaurants, bars, crookery store, etc. are stones throw away from the apartment.
The beach front location is exceptional, specially the sundown on the beach is absolutely a big thing to experience.
We do recommend this apartment!
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I'm a true 'people' person and have been renting out vacation rentals in my beachfront properties for years. I love to pamper my guests in any way possible. My rentals are turn-key with all the amenities you might desire. I'm into cleanliness, luxurious comfort, quiet and making others feel as warm and welcome as possible. My rentals are IMMACULATE, every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned so expect something resembling a 5-star resort in that regards. I use top quality pillows and bedsheets because I LOVE a good nights sleep and Im finicky about things like this so I assume my guests are too.
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.
* PRIVATE APARTMENT, OCEAN VIEW, 10 STEPS TO SAND, SLEEPS 8, 2 BDRM/ 2BATH
* PRIVATE BEDROOM SUITE w/ private BATH in shared OCEANFRONT HOME:
* PRIVATE BEDROOM SUITE with BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE BEACH in shared OCEAN FRONT HOME:
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)