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We absolutely loved staying at the Venice Surf Pad! We didn't want to leave… The apartment has everything to live just like a local. It's a block from the beach, great equipped kitchen, grill, surfboards, bikes, and a comfy bed! If we return to Venice we will definitely rent this place again. In love!
Great house and perfect location for Abbot kinney and Venice beach. A very user friendly house that makes you feel at home. Lauren was always reachable and very helpful if there were any questions or issues. Highly recommended. Linus
We arrived around 11pm, and Lauren was able to accommodate our late arrival (I gave her a call earlier in the day and she provided the wifi password and entry code to the flat). The studio apartment is in a great location. The entry is a keypad which makes coming and going very easy (no need to keep track of a key), and the parking spot was very useful as we rented a car.
There is a plant which adds some life to the room and the apartment is furnished with dishes and towels (even a travel size shampoo). The bed is comfortable and there are a couple extra pillows in the room.
The shower faucet is somewhat difficult to completely shut off (I had to go back and tighten it a couple times to stop the dripping). Other than that it's pretty much what I expected for the price.
We had a fun stay at Lauren's 3/3 Craftsmans cottage, the cottage is much roomier than the pictures show, and is furnished with style and comfort. There was plenty of room for 8 of us, in 3 large bedrooms. The 8th bed, an airbed, was a full sized twin and comfortable for our 13 year old, (though a pillow and comforter for this 8th bed would have been good). The location is perfect, walk to coffee shops, main street, the beach, and a short drive to 3rd street mall and the pier. Lauren quickly answered our questions regarding the key and stove upon our arrival. Thank you - we will definitely consider returning.
It was a great location and an awesome house.
We had a wonderful time visiting Lauren's place in Venice! The spot was cozy and felt so much like home, perfect for my husband, 11-month-old son, and me as we relaxed and walked around the gorgeous canals, Venice Beach, and to local shops and restaurants. Lauren was so sweet to have the pack-and-play set up for my son as well as many toys for him to play with. The bed and bedding in the bedroom were really nice and comfortable. The binder she left with notes about the apartment and information about the area was very helpful. We would love to stay here again if we return. Our car didn't fit in the garage but we found parking pretty easily.
Highly recommended. Lauren's place is just as beautiful as it looks in the picture. It's perfectly situated in Venice between Abbot Kinney, the beach and the canals, so near everything whilst still being in a quiet location. Lauren was incredibly helpful and accommodating with all questions and requests. Extremely satisfied customer, I would definitely stay here again.
Lauren was amazing! She communicated very quickly whenever I reached out to her, and was extremely accommodating. Her place is beautiful and exactly as advertised. She was even kind enough to offer an air mattress if we needed it. The place was clean and their was ample parking around the apartment. It was nestled in a very safe neighborhood with great location for anything we needed. I would rate the overall experience as great!
We had wonderful stay in Lauren's cozy apartment. The location was great and it was convenient to have a dedicated parking spot. The bed was extremely comfortable and the neighborhood very quiet. We would highly recommend this apartment for your next stay in Santa Monica!
We were accommodated last-minute because of a cancelled flight. The place was fantastic with great art and ample space for a full family. Great location near the beach and the Venice Canals. Highly recommended.
Lauren and her husband were a pleasure. Everything was very well taken care of, and communication was excellent.
Lauren and her family were friendly and personable.
They left our he in great shape and we would be happy to host them again.
We could not have hoped for a better guest. Lauren was diligent in her communication during the reservation process. She was really easy to work with throughout. When we arrived home from a long trip to find our place in perfect shape, we couldn't believe we had actually been paid for this process. Lauren is the best and no one should hesitate to work with her through airbnb. Thanks!
Trevor, Lauren & her little boy were the type of family, that you wished stayed for a week! Intelligent, fun, kind, & considerate. We enjoyed our brief conversations & we would welcome them back with open arms anytime. Many Blessings.
I have known Lauren for about 4 years. she is the most honest, straight forward person I know.
She is an amazing mother and friend. She loves and takes lots of pride in her house. Beautiful furniture, very well kept and extremely clean. I highly recommend her house for a fun and enjoyable stay and for its great central location.
Lauren is a great friend, and mother! Her apt is near a park and other easy fun spots as well as convenient to get around in LA.