About this listing
PARADISE ON THE SAND: Exhale & relax...Private, Peaceful, Bedroom Suite w/spectacular ocean view, privt balcony, door lock, kitchen, coffee/tea, deluxe bedding, bicycles, surf & boogie boards, Tiki Bar, tropical beach patio, BBQ, walk to shops & bars
Mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and wine glasses just for convenience. Your welcome to use the big kitchen downstairs aa well.
Hello friends. Step into your bedroom and you will find the ocean right in front of you. The view is quite spectacular and breathtaking. This is a large, very private, bedroom suite on the second floor of a shared 3 bedroom townhouse on the beach front. Two of the bedroom suites are for rent and the third is maintained by your host. Each guest bedroom is on a separate floor, very separate from one another. You will rarely see or hear one another come and go. Each room has a solid door and carpet so with the sounds of the ocean waves it drowns out any sounds. We never hear one another and your balcony with view of the ocean is all yours. This is the closest thing to a private rental you will find at this price, in this location with all these amenities. I keep the price as low as possible to make it easier for everyone to enjoy this unique travel experience. I have not raised my rates in many years and because of this I have many repeat guests who reserve many months in advance. However, rates during winter and summer may vary.
Your (16’x14) Oceanfront bedroom suite INCLUDES:
- Private balcony overlooking the ocean with spectacular ocean view
- Mini kitchenette w/ Frig, Microwave, Coffeemaker with COMPLIMENTARY FREE: bottled water, coffee, teas to get your started your first day.
- NEW deluxe mattress w/NEW 600ct. Egyptian cotton bedsheets, down pillows,
- Massive closet, (tons of storage space. Enough for two people),
- Private Parking
- Wireless internet, (take your laptop on the sand!)
- Large Shared bathroom (shared with your host when I am at home. bathroom is large and very clean and I always give my guests first priority to use. Its never been an issue).
- Boogie boards
- Coin Laundry
This rental is 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 is a very unique and popular rental so I am often booked many months in advance. EVERYTHING is as PRISTINE so be prepared to be fully pampered. The home is very clean and tidy, well designed and comfy. I enjoy pampering my 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. It’s the best part of Southern California.
Please feel free to enjoy the entire home. Don't feel you need to be confined to your bedrooms.
- Kitchen w/all appliances,
- Bamboo Tiki Bar Dining bar
- Living room w/ gas and wood burning fireplace,
- Large flat screen T.V.,
- Our own on sand beachfront patio w/sunbathing lounge chairs, dining table with umbrella, BBQ and more.....
Your privacy and comfort is my main concern. Come and go as you please. I pride myself in giving my guests as much privacy as possible and I am often not at home. Your room is private and we respect your privacy. No one will be entering into your space. This is a peaceful sanctuary designed with relaxation in mind. Loud parties are not permitted. 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, Bamboo Dining Bar or our tropical sand, beachfront patio! For whatever reason it seems the common areas are always available for guests when they want it. Must be that divine intervention.
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 NO PROBLEM. The keys will be left 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 downstairs so you may cross paths with the other housemate. 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.
While many guests spend much of their time in their rooms, gazing out at the ocean, 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). You can WALK to everything. The Town 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!
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.
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 in time is 3:00pm
* Check out time is 11:00am
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.
* 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!
A last minute business trip and every hotel in sight sold out found me on AirBnB and looking at Elizabeth's listing. The description sounded like just what I was looking for and, sure enough, it was.
Elizabeth was an impeccable host, making my arrival painless and my stay a delight. The location can't be beat (literally right on the beach!) and her accommodations were clean, warm and welcoming. I'd gladly book with her again.
La chambre avec vue sur la mer est tout à fait fantastique!
Ce coucher et se réveiller avec le bruit des vagues est merveilleux!
Cette chambre est très bien située et elle est bien décorée. L'endroit est très propre! Il y a plusieurs restaurants à proximité et on peut se préparer des repas. Plusieurs articles sont disponibles: chaises de plage, parasol, vélo, planches...Un cartable bien garni permet de bien profiter de tous les services et endroits à visiter. À notre arrivée, notre frigo contenait de la bière, de l'eau et du café! Belle façon d'accueillir les gens!
On a déjà le goût d'y retourner!
Nous avons été très bien recus par Elizabeth, très avenante et sympathique, elle nous attendait avec un petit classeur rempli d'information utile et de recommandations. L'appartement est tout simplement incroyable, directement sur la plage dans un quartier un tout petit peu a l'écart de Venice Beach mais a 5 minutes a pieds. Nombreux restaurants accessibles a pied. La chambre était parfaite, propre, avec un joli blacon donnant sur la plage et la mer. Endroit parfait pour y passer toute une semaine.
We checked in, directions were exactly as described. Room was ready and clean. We were pleasantly thrilled!!!! We met Elizabeth a bit later after check in, she was very easy to talk with and gave us some great insight about the nearby towns. She listened to what we were looking "to experience" while in Marina Del Rey and offered us genuine good advice. We simply had a blast exploring!! We took the bikes out, tried boogie boarding (TRIED!!) ate at local restaurants and just hung out at "home" you simply just wanted to BE THERE. We truly loved our experience at Elizabeth's place, it was everything we were hoping for plus more.
Elizabeth was very kind and welcomed us with open arms. Everything was as stated in the post. The only thing missing was a tv in the bedroom (which we secretly hoped to have) so we could have the privacy of watching a late night movie without disturbing anyone. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Elizabeth was a great host. She was very welcoming and made sure I felt at home. The room and its location was simply amazing. I love sleeping to the sound of the waves. I would definitely stay here again.
The Oceanfront Paradise, was just a little paradise, the description was perfect. Elizabeth was gave good advises about where to find anything you need.
This host has 163 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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.