I was born and raised in Chicago, went to college in Colorado and have lived in Venice Beach since 1991. I started investing in real estate in 1993 and have been active in the market ever since.
My husband and I stayed with Gary in his beautiful, clean and stylish Jim Morrison room when we were visiting friends. It was the perfect place to stay as you literally stepped right out onto the beach! Gary and all the other people in the community within the block made us feel so welcome. It was a true Venice beach experience, we will definitely stay with Gary again!
Perfect location, amazingly comfy bed. Room has everything you need. Gary is awesome and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and recommend others to!
I had a fantastic time at Gary's place this week! Firstly Gary is a great, chilled out, super friendly host - I immediately felt really at home in his penthouse, got offered beers, met his Venice friends and watched them doing all kinds of acrobatics in the living room...I borrowed his bike to cycle to Santa Monica along the lovely beach path, spotted diving pelicans and a seal, and saw a dolphin leap across the sunset on my last night... The location is amazing, literally about 30 seconds from the beach, with an awesome sunset view in the evening from the balcony. Super comfy bed too - I slept like a baby every single night. Basically, it was awesome and I'll be back ASAP!
My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time in Venice Beach while staying at Gary's place. He is professional and accommodates all needs and request very quickly. We highly recommend!
We had a wonderful stay at Gary's place. We enjoyed the home. The balcony overlooking all that is Venice Beach was a tremendous experience. Fun!!
The house was clean, beds were comfortable and having a parking spot was essential. We enjoyed the paddle tennis and the sunsets were great!
I loved staying at Gary's place. We came last minute and were in a real pinch and he saved the day! The place is very nice and clean and super conveniently located! It very much felt like a beach retreat. Gary is so accommodating and helpful! Will definitely be back. :-)
Gary is a great host, very laid back and welcoming. He was available to us, and very helpful, but also gave us our space. He responded immediately to our correspondences, before and during our trip. The room, private bath, new bed, and large closet, were better than expected, in fact it was all great. It is the best place to stay! You are in the center of the Venice beach community. We felt like it became home, getting to know some of the locals. So many positives. Lots of activity during the day, and easy to walk to the canals, and places to eat, with the beach right in front of you. Very quiet at night, since everyone goes home when the sun goes down. I'm thinking I should keep this all quiet so it doesn't become unavailable when I want to go back. The price is great for the location, too. The balcony and people watching... The stay at Vortexland, definitely added to our Venice vacation, and was not just a place to sleep. It gave us the full Venice experience. Thanks Gary!!!
We were very pleased with our stay & Gary's responsiveness. It was wonderful to be so close to the beach; neighbors were pleasant & helpful, and having a reserved parking spot was wonderful. It was exactly as advertised, and would stay here again.
Gary's home is Venice beach! Great location and super comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped and spacious. We had a group of people and the numerous bathrooms made it easy. Gary communicated great and we would return.
Gary was the best host I could imagine! He is open minded,super friendly and extremely helpful - always trying to make your stay in Venice a great one!
With his support I must say, that I felt less like a tourist and more a member of the community of his house.
And: I loved the room, especially the bed...its like sleeping on clouds!!!
Gary was great! Friendly and easy-going. I would definitely book with him again.