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Simon is an Australian artist who's lived in Venice for the last 30 years. Darla is the owner of a fashion line and boutique in Venice.
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We had a very pleasant stay. It's a charming place, with a lovely sun room, and a lush garden.
A nice place for a Venice Beach getaway!
Amazing little home away from home in the perfect location! Only a few steps from the abundance of shops, cafe's and restaurants on Abbot Kinney Rd. Thank you Simon and Darla for making our stay in Venice Beach unforgettable!
My boyfriend and I stayed with Simon, Darla, and Wolfe for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Their place was clean, comfortable, and exactly what we were looking for for our stay in Venice. It's walking distance to Abbott Kinney and a bike ride, (which Simon and Darla provide), to Venice Boardwalk. We highly recommend this beautiful guesthouse :)
Simon’s guesthouse was a haven just off from Abbot and it’s cosy lifestyle. Very beautiful (even better than in the pictures) and in so many ways strange and calming. Spent a month there, got very good tips on road trips and for the area. Parking was easy. Only minus was first nights on January since very large part of the guesthouse is from glass it does get cold, but you can't help the weather. Hope we’ll be back.
The house was perfect for my family. My two kids ( 8+9) loved the two cats and the extravagant architecture a lot. There was enough space in every room. Kitchen was great, Bathroom absolutely awesome and the patio so lovely with all these tropical plant. Parking Situation isn't a problem at all and the house is really close to Abbot Kenney street. About 1 min. So... What else you need. Darla is super nice and we had a super relaxed holiday there. Thanks. If you are looking for a special and really easy place you are absolute right there. Its an old building so please be prepared that it is not super clean ....
The apt was very Venice as advertised which was great .
You really had a sense of unique location in the world. Minor problems were mostly dealt with
In a timely fashion. It was exceptionally cold however
and the space heater really was
Insufficient. We would stay again
but not in the winter months.
This is a super cute apartment, with a really efficient layout that maximizes natural light. The location is fantastic (one block from Intelligentsia Coffee!), yet street parking was not a problem. Our flight came in late, so it was very convenient that we could enter the property with a keycode and didn't have to worry about meeting up with our hosts. The walls could be a little thin, but our only neighbor (that we could hear) is an artist with a photography studio that he only uses during the day, so it wasn't a problem.
Great place, we really enjoyed our stay. The glass room and private patio are awesome. Thanks!
Words can't really describe how special and intimate and lovely this little place is. Tucked into a block-deep compound sits this lovely little oasis that is only a one block walk to the best shopping, dining and coffee in Venice. Everything was exactly as pictured--the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything I needed to enjoy coffee or tea or a light breakfast or a snack in the afternoon. My only notes would be that the wifi signal is a bit spotty and there is a unit above the sleeping area so you can hear footsteps when the neighbor is home though I didn't find either of these a deal-breaker. I would stay there again and again and again--in fact, I plan to very soon.
It was a pleasure for us to host Darla and Simon when they came to Joshua Tree. Communication with Darla was very friendly and they treated our home with a lot of care. We would be delighted if they would decide to come back to our desert home.
Simon, Darla and Wolfe were excellent guests. They were quiet, friendly, kind, and well mannered. Cleaning up after them was easier than for most of my guests. The apartment was in pristine condition when they left. Everything was just as they found it when they arrived. It was a pleasure to host this charming family.
Stayed in Simons place last year in Oct/Nov and it was an oasis in the city. Literally a 5 min walk to the beach and Main street a bit farther away. Abbott Kinney is right around the corner with all the cool and funky shops that makes Venice a home away from home. You'll feel relaxed in the studio with a completely glass encased living room enabling you to view the pond and excessive 'green' patio. In the winters there is a suspended fireplace you can enjoy and the summers, you have everything you need a stones throw away! Enjoy - I know I have!
Simon and Darla are amazing people, we have been friends and neighbors for a few years now. Their house is full of light & love and everyone immediately feels comfortable there. Simon is an amazing artist and They have wonderful taste in furniture and decor and have created a magical home and garden . Simon and Darla are the most creative, kind, clean, friendly people you could find. We trust them 100%. Their new rental space is beautiful and perfectly located right near Abbot Kinney, the beach and all the best Venice has to offer , they are wonderful hosts and caring, thoughtful and creative people.
The kindest, cleanest, most creative lovely family I know! Stay with them if you want a safe beautiful experience. The location is amazing! The house is custom, unique, bright and artistic. They are dream hosts, You couldn't do better!