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This was a wonderful and authentic Carmel experience. Fresh flowers and thoughtful touches throughout made it feel like an upscale boutique hotel. Beautiful woodsy location with gorgeous views. The wonderful sound of rain on the skylights and the cozy fireplace promoted a warm and friendly environment in this very cheerful home. M.S. really prepared everything for our stay by unfolding the bed since we required both for our family, setting the table beautifully, and providing a bottle of wine for the evening and coffee for the morning. We would definitely stay here again!
Upon first arriving at the magical little Carmel treehouse, we noticed that the fountain wasn't working at all. We were a little bit bummed but glanced over it as the house truly was lovely. It's a short walk from town and an easy drive to Big Sur (the reason we came to California in the first place). The only issue I found was with the host, who, after our departure, accused my boyfriend and I of smoking on the property. I'm not the type to shoulder blame or make excuses and there was once incident in which I spilled wine in the bedroom that I'm really deeply sorry for for future guests. However, she later accused me of smoking in the house (something I have never and would never do) after finding our incense lighter. She even went so far as to fabricate evidence of us using her plates as an ashtray- which might have scared me into thinking I'd done it thoughtlessly if not for the fact that I only smoke e-cigarettes and only smoke outdoors. This came as a shock to me and my boyfriend and I would most definitely not recommend staying here. The house was beautiful but the host detracted so much from our experience with this incredibly vindictive falsification. Again- the house is beautiful but stay at your own risk!
What an amazing house! We loved it. Clean, cozy and stylish. And very quiet. Close to town but enough away to feel nestled on the woods. Fireplace was a bonus.
We will definitely rent again when in the area. Our hostess was friendly and helpful. Great experience!!!
The bungalow was perfect, even better than the photos
This is one of those very special places that renews one on a soul level. We didn't want to leave the deck, which was so peaceful with its beautiful orchids in bloom. Friday Farmers Market is 3 mins walk; beach is a 7 min stroll through the canal neighborhood, and Abbot Kinney is 10 mins away on foot. The canals are unique and Mariya's place is just as lovely as in the pictures. I'd recommend a 3 night minimum stay. We stayed 2 nights and literally had to wrench ourselves away. Mariya, thank you for making this haven available to the public! We'll be back.
What a treasure of a find... Beautiful bungalow in a fabulous location...loved having such easy access to the calm of the canals. Very well equipped home - everything we needed and communication was great - very responsive and flexible when I asked for a favour! Would definitely stay there again...
Mariya's place on Venice Canals is a true gem. The apartment is exactly as described, if not better - fully equipped and tastefully decorated, with lots of light, a lovely deck, and spectacular views over the waterway. The location is excellent - right in the middle of the Venice Canal Historic District, and only a 5 minute walk from the beachfront. Check-in was smooth as Mariya thought of pretty much everything ahead of time yet remained responsive. All in all a true one-of-a-kind experience that we will never forget.
aw, thank you so much...means a lot to me that it was a special experience for you!
This bungalow was a magical place to stay from the moment we stepped in. Canal just outside with great light pouring into kitchen and the bed room skylight. Deck outside overlooking canal is the perfect place for morning coffee. Our hostess was in touch within seconds of our request to book, and even reached out to make sure all was going well with our stay. She also left us a magnum bottle of persecco in honor of NYE. So thoughtful! We may be back here very soon, and would recommend it to all Venice travelers unequivocally.
it was so nice to have your sweet energy here!
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We had a wonderful stay at the Orchid Bungalow. Amazing place, tranquil oasis and perfect getaway from LA madness.
M.S. was an excellent guest and left the studio very clean. We hope to have her again sometime in the future. Angela & Chuck
Marie Starr is a star... glamorous, kind and one busy lady... Lovely guest!
She is so very welcome back!