I am from Los Angeles and look forward to you stay
Sam's place is so nice, you feel absolutely local there) Nice and quite street, ocean is so close, we had great morning walks every day)
Sam is so kind and helpful guest)
Sam was a great host and the place is in an excellent location. Wish we had more time there, but it was only one night passing through.
I stayed at Wonderland with my partner and two teenage daughters in December 2013. This quaint house is fantastically located close to beach, shops and canals - which we loved walking along. The beds were incredibly comfortable - which can make or break a stay, I think. The house was equipped with everything you need, and I particularly appreciated having a washing machine to (website hidden) partner really enjoyed having the use of a bicycle, and the backyard was an additional space to relax. Sam was incredibly responsive both by email and in person, and ensured that things were attended to without delay. I would strongly recommend Wonderland as a great place from which to explore Venice Beach and hope I get a chance to come back!
To stay in Sam's Wonderland was just perfect. I would say it was not a wonderland, but a dreamland. Really, we really enjoyed it. Everything is really nice and clean and exactly like it is described. We loved the little garden and the fire place and spend a good time in the beautiful living room.
Sam was extremely helpful. Although we couldn't meet her (we were too busy), she texted us very helpful advices and always replied within minutes. The apartment itself is in a great location in Venice Beach, close to the beach.
We will definitely come back one day! We can really recommend this place. Thanks Sam for everything. You made our stay in Venice Beach fantastic.
This house is indeed a Wonderland. The future guests must be aware that the place is small, it is really a cottage with one bedroom and a study-turned-to-bedroom facing rather noisy Ocean Avenue. There is no microwave, there is no dishwasher, and there is no dryer.
BUT this place is 7 minutes away from promenade, and you walk via canals, which makes the whole walk really enjoyable.
There is a backyard. With fireplace. And a toddler car if you happen to come with a toddler as we did.
The cottage is Edwardian and Sammy does her best to fill it in with epoch appropriate furniture, upholstery and appliances. She has well working GE refrigerator from 60s and the stove the same age all restored and working really well.
And the last but not the least is bedding. Given that I have 1 year old who was up at 6am I had a really hard time to get off Sammy's wonderful beds. Soft, fluffy, great linens, feather comforters. Fantastic t sleep in, very hard to get up.
Nice Place, great location. Right near Abbot K and not far to the beach. Sam was super helpful.
We(family of 3) had an amazing 7 day vacation at "Wonderland" and I definitely recommend it. We've traveled to LA many times in the past but this was our best stay yet! Sam's house is so tastefully decorated, she really has an eye for detail that I personally much appreciate, the house is peaceful, cozy and very clean, tidy and organized. Sam greeted us when we arrived and explained the house and neighborhood to us, this I appreciated very much, because we didn’t have to spend time figuring everything out and new the neigborhood because of her explanation, and so we could immediately relax. We have a 3 year old son and Sam came over to bring us toys and a stroller especially designed for outdoor activities and the beach, she’s is a very attentive and relaxed host. Upon our arrival Sam had different kinds of fresh flowers for us in every room of the house. She stocked the bathroom with organic toiletries that we could use, she truly went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful (so much so we didn't want to leave, and are planning our next trip there). Then there’s the back garden I must mention it was a little retreat for us with beautiful trees with lanterns hanging from them and a hammock in which we took afternoon naps in. Also the garden has a great lounging corner with a couch, a chair and table in front of a covered fire pit equipped with logs to burn and candles for ambiance (so so nice!) then there’s also an outside eating corner we ate most of our meals at. We actually spent most of our time at the house in the garden, it was perfect! Now let me tell you about the location of this house, It’s the PERFECT location for wondering through and exploring Venice and the rest of LA. Walking distance to the beach (a short stroll through the famous and beautiful Venice Canals) around the corner from Abbott Kinney boulevard with the best shops and delicious food and take out which we enjoyed eating in our private garden at Sam's. Every Friday there’s a farmers market at the end of the street and a little corner store for necessities (all short walking distance)So my overall review is that I LOVED staying at “Wonderland” and meeting its lovely and gracious host Sam!!!
We had a lovely two-night stay in Venice in Sams qute house, together with our 1,5 year old daughter. Unfortunately only two nights, because we loved it! Next to the fact that the house is very comfortable, it has also a very nice garden which is a great place to relax! Sam was very helpfull, and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Also the check in and - out were flexible which made our stay even more relaxed!
We are jealous on the people who are going to stay at Sams!
Had a fabulous stay at Wonderland! Very cute and comfortable house. Two cozy bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, nice and quiet garden. Spent four days there and wish to stay there much much longer! Outdoor fireplace and a hammock with nice sofa in garden gave a few nice nights which we never forgot! Great location near beach and channels. Lots of stores and restaurants in 5 minutes. Easy to park your car.
So that is the place to stay at Venice Beach!
Sam was helpful and very patient. We came late night and need a late check-in. Sam has keep us as relaxed as we could be.
Definitely advice to stay there, great place, location and awesome host!
Cutest place. There were fresh flowers when we arrived. The furniture is eclectic and fits in so perfectly. The beds were comfy. We had a great time for my husband's 40th birthday. We walked through the canals and down to the beach. Our daughters had a great time sitting on the hammocks in the back yard. We couldn't have been happier. Thanks you for the amazing experience!
Sam, is the nicest, most polite, friendly guest I have had.
She kept the house immaculate, even cleaned the sheets.
I would recommend her to all hosts.