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The stay was perfect, spot Really close To the airport And the beach, i would recommend it To anyone
The location of Al's was excellent (right by the beach!), and it was the perfect size for me (might get a bit tight with multiple people). Al was a great host, ensuring there were breakfast foods in the fridge, and offering to carry my suitcase up the stairs. He manages the building and will be nearby should you need anything.
I spent about 8 hours at Al’s place, mostly sleeping, so please consider my comments in that light.
- Excellent location near beach and Abbott Kinney.
- Three stories up by stairs, so not for the disabled or people with big suitcase.
- Two rooms plus minimalist kitchen and bathroom. Interesting books, art and artefacts (e.g. original “hot wheels” car in packaging, beautiful fish tank, early skateboard art). Comfortable but basic bed with light weight covers and sheets, decent sitting area with the fish tank.
This place reminded me that Venice Beach is the Lower East Side of LA (complete with fire escapes).
Al was friendly and helpful but not talkative.
A good location with close access to the Beach / Ocean, restaurants, shopping, and a good size pool in the complex. Underground parking was also a plus. The apartment needs a little care & repair in some places. If Bohemian California is your taste & lifestyle, then this unit will suit you fine.
We enjoyed our stay at Al's place!
We had no problem finding the place and meeting up with Al. The apartment was really nice and modern and the parking space is a big bonus.
We would definitely recommend staying at Al's condo.
Nice base near to Venice and Mission. But apartment is not the address listed - it is a couple of blocks down the road. Also Al is very difficult to get in touch with - leading to delays of a couple of hours - compounded by the address being wrong. Decent place but communication could be better
Amazing house! It is located near LAX in a quiet neighborhood. The house owner is very nice and even provide us some food for breakfast. Good experience!
Was a nice place booked short notice and everything was ready . Parking was easy access and so was elevator.
When it comes to Internet you want everything is as close as they listed. But this is not the case for Al. I do not know why he wanted to put that and a fake photo of him but I would feel more secure if he can be honest up front.
Also Al is not as punctual as you think other airbnb place would be. I stayed in quite a few places through airbnb but Al is the only one that let me waited for half an hour. I did told him that I will be late but I never expected he will ask me to wait for him after I told him my time.
Of course the place is clean and tidy but it's still a very weird experience for me. I hope that airbnb can reverify Al's ID.
Only book this if you have more than 3 person.
Al was excellent! We arrived later than we expected and Al was there to accomomadate us. The secured parking was great as I have a work truck with tools on board. Breakfast and coffee was a bonus. And the commute to UCLA was short without dealing with the 405. I will definitely stay again.
Al is a really nice person. I met him the summer of 2011 as I stood at his appartment int Los Angeles. After the trip I flew back to Europe and realized that I forgot my new sunglasses in the rental car in LA. I asked him to go to the rental car company, pick them up and send them to me. He did everything very quickly and without giving any problems. So I am very happy that he helped me.
I recommend to anyone to go to his nice place in LA, as he is a great host.