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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.
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Gary was a marvellous host. Really friendly and a lot of fun! His place is in the BEST location in Venice. Cannot recommend it enough.
Amazing location, apartment and host. Such a warm welcome to Venice and straight away introduced to the awesome Venice community. Gary is wonderful. Super friendly, super genuine and just a really lovely guy. I had the best time in Venice. The room was perfect! The bed is very comfortable, a nice private space with private bathroom for the room and a really nice quite part of the building at the back. The apartment is very clean and tidy and just overall awesome! You literally walk out onto the ocean front and Gary even gives access to the community bikes so you cycle around the neighbourhood and up to Santa Monica. I had the most magical weekend and all thanks to Gary :) I will certainly be back.....
Gary is a cool guy, easygoing, helpful, friendly and welcoming. He also had great recommendations on where to eat. We stayed 3 nights in an ensuite bedroom in the penthouse and would definetely stay there again next time in venice beach. Location is perfect if you want to be close to everything venice beach has to offer, and only a short bikeride away from santa monica. Had a great time and stay! :)
If you are looking to spend time on the beach in LA, you'll be 40 steps away. Gary knows what he is doing and aims to please.
Very comfortable beds with pillows that were not rocks, always a bonus! Gary was more than informative, helpful, communicative. Clean place, great location in front of the paddleball courts, muscle beach and fitness area off the beach, the bikes at the place to use were a huge bonus we biked all the way up to Gladstones for the views all along the day one day. Great location, parking spot in garage another huge bonus and would 100% recommend this place to anyone considering.
I liked Gary's room! It is well designed and very cozy! Room has its bath so you can be independent from anybody! Gary is very hospitable and gave a lot of information about Venice and other places. Location is perfect if you purpose is the ocean and a beach!
Great location for a laid back vacation. The host was wonderful, responsive and pictures/expectations were spot on. Garage parking was a bonus.
Gary was a fantastic host! The room and apartment were beautiful and had everything we needed. Gary was incredibly hospitable, making sure we knew everything we had access to (such as bikes, paddles for the paddleball courts and fresh towels/whatever food was in the kitchen) and was always willing to share his morning pot of coffee. Already trying to plan a return trip!
We had a great experience at Gary's place! We arrived late Saturday night and his very friendly chill neighbor, Maya, let us in. She even got in my car to help us find parking! Which is a little tricky if you're not using the garage, but where isn't parking tricky in LA! The room was really nice in the back of the house with a private bathroom, comfortable bed, and big window. It is a little loud from late night drunkards stumbling home down the street at the back of the house but it didn't bother us much. Gary was very hospitable, let us use the kitchen if we wanted and made coffee in the morning. He offered us great information on the area and things to check out. Bikes available as well! The balcony is awesome for people watching and beach view. You're definitely in the thick of all Venice action in this spot and Gary is super chill and makes you feel at home.
Great location within walking distance to the beach! Loved the outdoor patio area. Fun for the kids to play. Gary was very attentive and responsive to all our needs. He responds so quickly!
Apartment looks just like in the photos.
Only issue we had was that the upstairs was incredibly hot and even the overhead fan and portable fan didn't help. Made it difficult to sleep as there is no air condition.
Otherwise loved the fact that he provided a pack and play, beach towels and toys, and lots of fresh towels and linens.
Thank you Gary!
Maria is correct, she was here during one of our rare heat waves. For the most part the room stays cool from the ocean breeze that always blows East. We had an unusual weather situation with heat and no wind.
Returning guest! Welcomed back anytime.
Great guests, booked last minute but would have them back in a heart beat.
Gary is a wonderful guest! Friendly, patient and quick in his communication, he made sure to update me when he checked in/out. He kept my place clean and tidy. Will definitely welcome back!
Gary was great! Friendly and easy-going. I would definitely book with him again.