Lover of all things oceanic. Travel and foreign culture fan. Art museums, interesting cuisine and films.
We came late and left early, but the apartment did it's job. With parents in the large bed and the two kids in the practical IKEA sofa-bed, the whole family fit into the one large bedroom downstairs.
The best thing about this apartment though is the location. Literally right next to the boardwalk and the beach, I went out and bought breakfast at a cafe and ate it at the small patio. Beautiful!
I never got to meet Buz, but he helped us find a restaurant nearby and other practical matters by phone. We are very happy campers!
Great location. Close and easy drive/cab ride from the airport. Half a block to Venice Beach, easy walk to Santa Monica. Good restaurants close. Easy freeway access. The condo is older and not fancy, but comfortable and clean. Was quiet during our stay.
Good contact via phone with Buz. He was very helpful with an early check in.
Good location at Venice Beach. Affordable low budget accommodation.
Had fun on the bikes.
Apartment as described. Photos give a reasonable sense of the place. I would add: entrance is through back parking lot, no views.
Stayed with my wife and son. Sofa bed upstairs is OK but does take up all of the room.
Very very noisy when other guests are staying in Buz's other apartments in the building. We had three large groups staying and could hear every word, every footstep etc. Kid running round and early starts made the mornings a drag.
Will book a place for a few more dollars next trip just to avoid this disturbance.
Buz's place is in such a great location just a few steps form the beach and a short walk to the centre of Venice. With plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants around it. The house is quite basic but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Buz was a really great host- if we come back to LA we will definitely stay here again.
A group I work with stayed at Buz's apartment for a leadership retreat, and the location was great. We really enjoyed being so close to Venice Beach! Buz had some single and tandem bikes that we used to ride along the beach path to Santa Monica pier. We also parked two cars in the available driveway, which was so much more convenient than looking for parking on Venice streets. At the apartment, we used all 3 queen-sized beds (3 respective bedrooms), the pull out couch (living room), and the futon (sunroom) for sleeping arrangements, and we cooked two meals in the kitchen and utilized the grill in the backyard. Our stay was lovely, and on-site amenities (bikes, grill, kitchen, laundry, parking) make for a more affordable, cost-conscious stay in Venice. Would stay again!
Really terrific location and Buz very kindly got in touch prior to our visit & offered us a few extras for our kids. The fenced-in front yard was a nice plus, and our kids loved how close we were to the beach.
Kitchen has minimal counter space & we didn't find any knives other than the flatware, so I think it would be a challenge to cook meals here. But the flat is a comfy place to sleep & there are many good places to eat within walking distance.
The area really is fun: we biked to Santa Monica pier, drove to the Getty Villa, walked along the Venice canals, found shells along the beach, and overall had a fantastic time. Thanks Buz!
My family enjoyed our stay at the Venice Beach House--the location is amazing, steps to the beach and a terrific walkable neighborhood! It was great having a parking spot and washer/dryer in the building. Buz was responsive and helpful.
Very nice place, TOP location. A lot of help from Buz, via email and phone. Would definitely recommend staying at Buz'.
The place was exactly as described and in a great location. We had a couple of very minor issues when we first arrived and Buz had them attended to very quickly (within half an hour of our getting in touch). We were really happy with our stay.
Great stay! Would stay here again!
Great guest! Very polite. Would love to host you again! Thank you!