I am 20 year venice local.
Both Mary and Naomi were very nice and very responsive. Check in was a breeze. The apartment was in a great location, right off of the beach and only a few blocks from Abbott Kenny Blvd (which has great restaurants, shops, etc.). It has the basics, which was all we needed for our stay. I would recommend this place to a friend or stay here again myself when I come back to LA!
Mary was fantastic and very helpful.
The apartment was beautifully situated, safe and historic.
HOWEVER, we would probably not stay again for two reasons. Firstly,
the beds were terrible, with very old and broken mattresses that meant we had to leave after 3 days and find a hotel.
Secondly, the apartment needs a damn good clean.
If these things were taken care of, I would recommend the apartment.
Unfortunately, I am very disappointed. This was my first experience with Air BnB and after reading all of the comments about Suite 44, my boyfriend and I were looking forward to our stay. However, these pictures are deceiving. The apartment needs to be renovated. There was a terrible musty/mold smell coming from either the bathroom or the wall unit. It was so bad that my boyfriend had to go to the CVS to buy candles and air fresheners - which still didn't hide it. The sheets that were provided had a stain on them. We ended up buying our own sheets from a store in Venice as well. In all, the apartment is run down. It could be a real gem if it was fixed up and a bit cleaner.
awesome place to stay in venice. basically on the waterfront and the old hotel has plenty of character.
mary is a great host. helped with bags and waited to meet us all out front.
Mary was a very nice host and the location was unbeatable!! I stayed with my sister and it was a comfortable size. The building is vintage, as stated in the description and a bit tired, but we didn't mind and the proximity to the Venice beach boardwalk and Abbot Kinney and Santa Monica's Main Street was ideal!
Thanks for a great stay, Mary!
Thanks Mary for a fantastic stay. We loved your apartment and had a wonderful vibe about it. Hopefully we'll return one day!
Mary was an excellent host. She was really friendly and very accommodating. Although the suite is exactly as it looks in photos - it is a bit tired and could do with a good scrubbing/painting. The proximity to the beach is unbeatable. Overall a good stay.
Mary is friendly, open to communication, and the apartment is in earshot of Venice Beach. I had a very nice, easy stay at Suite 44.
Had a wonderful stay here with my girlfriend. The history of the place is fascinating which really attracted me but I was more than pleased with place itself.
Right by the beach, perfect facilities within the property.
Check in was seamless.
Mary C was more than accommodating as it was a last minute decision to stay and I needed to check in in a hurry.
Access codes for both outer gate and residents door were very convenient.
Thoroughly satisfied with lovely visit to mark a special occasion
My partner & i had a fantastic stay at Mary's beach suite. The apartment was clean & modern, and was exactly like the photos. Location was perfect, one street behind the main venice beach strip. Mary herself was nothing short of amazing. Lovely lady and willing to help with any questions. Thank you for the stay.