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Mario's place was a great first experience with airbnb. Nicely decorated home with a vintage touch. All the general amenities were there. There isn't air conditioning so it gets warm inside but there were fans to use that helped. Location was nice. It's a decent walk to the middle of Venice pier (10-15 min) and there's a whole foods close by. The neighborhood was quiet and street parking wasn't an issue.
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The reservation was canceled 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The garden bungalow was convenient, cozy and comfortable. Though we never met our host face to face he was very responsive by text and email. There were no problems on either end. Mario takes very good care of his property.
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Mario was very good at communicating prior to booking the house. The house itself was in a great location, very close to nice restaurants and 10 minutes walk to the beach.
The only criticism was to learn it was a commercial holiday let. I have stayed in quite a few properties via Airbnb which have had more of a personal touch due to meeting the owners and it being their home. Felt having paid a cleaning fee, we were still dictated to by lists of rules about leaving the place tidy before leaving - stripping beds, making sure no crumbs left on the work tops etc. we would have done this anyway and did not need to be instructed to do it.
GREAT! Lovely place in a really good location. Parking is no problem and the street is very safe and quiet. The place jas great decor and is nice and clean with a little private garden as well. Everything was really easy and smooth for us and eventhough we never had the chance to meet Mario, he was quick to respond on texts and emails and all in all very helpful.
we had a really nice and comfortable stay at Mario's place.
booking was easy and Mario was very quick to respond. the house was VERY clean, bed very comfy and huge!, all rooms were nicely decorated and had all you would need during your stay. I loved the sunlight that fills the house all day and the quietness. Walking distance from great places to eat and drink and shopping and WHOLE FOODS!!!!
Spacious and airy, lots of storage space and the cute garden.
Would def stay here again.
My first experience of Airbnb and Mario was so helpful and able to respond rapidly throughout the process. It was straight forward, cost effective and as a result I doubt I will ever stay in a hotel again. As a solo traveller it was a relief to relax in a home with everything provided. Location for Venice Beach was ideal. No car needed. 10 minutes to Whole Foods store, main road with bus to LAX (which I used during the day for the return trip) the beach/broadwalk or the Canals. Very quiet, private, residential street with a small garden. Mario has a rental agreement and information pack that is clear for guests to understand what to expect. I would highly recommend.
This vintage California duplex in Venice, California was everything we needed in a vacation rental. Surprisingly spacious, the duplex is nicely decorated, very comfortable and beautifully landscaped. It was a perfect place for us for the plans we had, much like a home away from home. As an added bonus, the neighborhood is very quiet. Mario was very clear on his instructions (always a great help) and the rental was in perfect condition when we arrived. It was a terrific experience for our first attempt at an Airbnb rental.
Had a great stay at Mario's apartment. It's very private and secluded so it's hard to believe you are right next to Venice beach! The apartment had everything we needed for our 3 day stay and its a very short walk to the local Whole Foods market as well as the local buses that can take you to Downtown LA and Santa Monica. Mario was really good at communicating before and during our stay and was flexible regarding our check-in and check out arrangements.