Scientist, author of We Can Do Butter and foodie. Love good food/drinks and great company. I'm a great host and guest! World traveler. Lover of sustainable food culture.
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Beautiful and very clean guesthouse + gracious and helpful host = wonderful time! Thanks to Lela for all the helpful info and making our stay a memorable one. It was very hard to leave.
Amazing little space in one of my favorite parts of LA. You can't go wrong with the privacy and proximity to Abbot Kinney. Lela is great, knows all the best spots and welcomes you with open arms. Lily, her dog, is AMAZING. She's super sweet and huggable. It's a little oasis of lush landscape and sun. Highly recommend.
We had a lovely stay at Lela's. The private backyard oasis was so dreamy and cozy.
I thoroughly enjoyed my brief, one night stay at Lela's. The location is so convenient to Abbot Kinney! My favorite part was the outdoor shower. Thanks Lela - I hope to stay again next time I'm in town!
Lela did a great job making my visit easy and comfortable. Thanks, Lela!
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Lela was wonderful, very helpful, full of restaurant suggestions, and enthusiastic about her neighborhood. The location is definitely the main selling point - steps to Abbott Kinney, and when you need something grungier, it's a short walk to Venice beach.
This apartment is very small, I'd guess ~200 sq ft. Not a problem for us, but the pictures make it look bigger than it is. Most of the floor space is taken up by the bed. The bed isn't great, but serviceable.
I definitely recommend hitting the Tasting Kitchen for a special meal. It was one of the most memorable I've had recently. The only other place we ate in the hood was Kreation, which was pretty good... and very LA. :)
We had a great stay in Venice at Lela's. Very nice private room and bathroom. The outdoor shower was amazing! Easy walk to Venice beach and the canals. Lela gave us great advice about the area and also was very personable. Wish we could have stayed longer than 2 days but we will definitely stay here again when we are back in L.A.
Lela's guest house was awesome. So close to Abbot Kinney. You really can't ask for a better location. Having it's own private entrance was great too. Perfect size for two people. We were curious to see how the outdoor shower situation worked but after the first go at it we really loved it. So unique. The room was really clean and quiet. The pull out couch was super comfortable. We slept so well! Lela was awesome as well giving us tons of recommendations in the the area. Super nice and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Lela was amazing!! As was her guest house! She is very kind and available to give recommendations. She knows all the great spots for the best food and the Venice life. We really enjoyed our stay and thanks to all the recommendations from Lela we ate fantastic food and really enjoyed ourselves! Her guest house is adorable and perfect for a romantic get away. Her bed is outrageously comfortable and the best way to convince yourself to get out of bed is to hop right in the AMAZING outdoor shower! If you are going to Venice, stay here! You won't be disappointed!
Thanks for everything Lela- we can't wait to come back again!
very interesting talk about food, lovely couple
I've known Lela for many years and she is by far the greatest host ever. I've stayed in her guest house before and loved it, especially the amazing outdoor shower. Her location is superb; everything you could possibly want is within walking distance. Her and her partner are great peeps. Warm, friendly and caring.