We are in our Mid 40s and have been together for 17 years now. We love to travel and spend our time between Venice CA and Atlanta GA.
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This was our second visit to this amazing Venice Beach home and we couldn't have had a better experience. Great location, great host and great home. Thanks again Derrick!
This house was absolutely amazing, if you are in Santa Barbara you must stay here.
We had a three day Thanksgiving family gathering at the James' "Montecito Oasis" and were extremely satisfied with the accommodations and service (and our standards are high, we run a coastal b&b in Cambria, California (website hidden)). We had stayed in Montecito once before and loved the neighborhood, which has many older Spanish style homes on large, landscaped lots--this place is really reasonably priced for the neighborhood digs!! (All this is very Old California). The home itself is within three blocks of a great beach and perhaps a mile from charming downtown Montecito (we walked). The small downside is that it is almost adjacent to a the nearby freeway, highway 101. The grounds are luxurious, with a a huge rock waterfall that empties into a small pool, a plethora of exotic (but native) plants and trees, and plenty of space for parking several cars within a gated enclosure (good security). The home itself is luxurious, with jacuzzi baths, a huge walk in shower (even a bidet!), fireplace (wood supplied), spacious kitchen with double door refrigerator and plenty of counter space, and king sized beds. One bedroom is in a loft with a gorgeous view of the grounds, there is a huge flat screen tv (and a smaller one in one bedroom), and plenty of fascinating reading material (I'm an author). Despite the fact that we were not able to meet Lisa and Derrick, they were responsive by telephone and email, and had a house manager locally in case we needed him/her. The place is, on balance, even prettier than the pictures and we will, hopefully, have an opportunity to stay there again sometime.
WOW! What an incredible place. Amazingly, it's even nicer and bigger than it looks in the pictures! I was so sad to leave the place, it was really just perfect. The location couldn't be nicer too - literally steps to Abbot Kinney, but still calm and quiet. Derrick couldn't be nicer as well.
This is a beautiful house in Venice, walking distance to the beach and Abbot Kinney. Derrick is a kind and considerate host. Everything was perfect - lovely decor, nice space, good size rooms and amazingly comfy beds. Great to chill on the deck on a surprisingly quiet street. We were sad to leave!
I've never done one of these reviews before so here goes.
Light, airy rooms. Not too cluttered. One of them even has weights in it. Ha.
Abbot kinney offers shirtless ping pong opportunities, so that's a plus.
The patio is a great place to work on getting tanned, one of my friends even managed to get burned!
Patio furniture is a little lime green for my tastes but all in all 1141 Cabrillio Ave is a buy.
That's 1141 Cabrillo, Venice, California. And it's a buy.
We loved staying at Derrick and Lisa's home. You truly can't get a better location than this if you like to be near good restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and the beach. We loved the house and enjoyed lounging on the patio, the comfy living room and the great shower in the master bedroom. We would definitely stay again if we end up in that area. Also, it's a quick trip to LAX which added to the ease of our vacation.
Derrick was super helpful with responding to questions before our stay. The house is really neat, well built, very comfortable and overall a great place to stay! The kitchen is gorgeous and easy to navigate. Each room has nice architectural touches with raw wood and finished concrete. Now I'm trying to figure out how to live here!
This apartment is really superb and just as described on the website. It was a real pleasure to sit outside on the luxurious front porch and watch the Venice Beach world go by so peacefuly!
Derrick was a fantastic guest who communicated well and took great care of the property. Even though he had to cut his stay short by a day due to some dental issues he was a good short about it. A nice guy who has a free night stay anytime he wants in the future!