Very friendly, world-hungry family. We're gone every time we get a chance, and would love to share our home with you while we're away.
This cottage is, indeed, very sweet. My wife and I stayed here for four nights. Our adult daughter joined us for two nights. There was more than enough room for all of us. The cottage is very clean, nicely furnished, well supplied, and has plenty of windows and skylights. It is perfectly located for an adventure in Venice on a quiet, picturesque side street with plenty of parking. Thea was very warm, communicative, and easy to work with. Moxy, Thea's very friendly dog, is just as sweet as the cottage.
Great place. Excellent location, close to Abbot Kinney shops, the canals, the beach, but in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood, with plenty of street parking. The apartment itself was ideal for us- much better than a hotel, because we had separate rooms for sleeping, eating, a kitchen to prepare simple meals. The apartment gets lots of light, and everything was clean, well-stocked, well-organized- they provide towels and beach towels, linens, etc., and we felt very welcomed, and like everything was as promised, if not better, which is always the gamble with this kind of rental. The only thing I'd note is that the rooms are on the small side, which was not a problem for us, but something to be aware of, and also you will hear a small amount of noise from the upstairs apartment, which again did not bother us, but good to be aware of if it is something that will bother you. We would definitely stay here again!
Great apartment! Great location! We were in LA only for 2 days and we had many places to eat and see around the apartment.
Great stay. Very charming and relaxed. Loved the location and the bikes, and had everything needed for cooking a great dinner.
This cottage has lots of amenities and is in a great location. It is just as it appears in the photos...a decorators touch is evident. We loved the graffiti wall in the bathroom. We enjoyed the privacy and the high speed wireless internet. Unfortunately for us we did not notice that a TV was not included.
Thea and George are marvellous hosts and we have interests in common. I enjoyed chatting with them one day while they were weeding.
While the space is cute and clean, the furniture is not suitable for relaxing. Perhaps it is my age. At 70 and 5'2" I found the tall yellow stools hard and uncomfortable. The second bed is also very hard.
Perfect location, so close to Abbot Kinney and yet such a quiet and nice neighborhood. The apartment is exactly as expected and the blue house is indeed a beautiful place. The whole experience, from pre-arrival communication with Thea until in the end of our stay and beyond, has been 100% smooth, friendly and professional. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Thea has thought of everything for this apt. I was constantly amazed to discover games, a stroller, extra blankets, towels, sheets. I like that, even if I didn't need the items. Also there were food items like tea bags and condiments. You hate to buy a jar of mayo/mustard for a 5 day stay. Thea is a decorator and the place has a fun, hip vibe.
We often had morning coffee and croissants at the French cafe nearby and happy hour at Zinga's--a few blks walk. A big plus for us were the funky beach bikes--. Comfortable bed, hot water, shops and the ocean nearby.
This is a first floor apt in a 2 story house, your neighbors are the owners and they are quiet, however if you are sensitive to sound, this may not be for you.
Good neighborhood--Good value.
This is a wonderful cottage that is well-situated in Venice to allow great access to the beaches, Abbott-Kinney shopping/dining, and easy transport to many parts of greater Los Angeles. There were three of us and we found the layout of the place cozy, but still spacious enough to allow a couple and a child to stay comfortably. Our dog enjoyed the canine company, too!
We'll hope to return on our next visit to Los Angeles. Thank you, Thea and George.
Our stay at the Big Blue House was great! The apartment was clean, cheery, and very conveniently located. The bed was particularly comfortable which made catching up on jet lag hours very easy! Their neighborhood was very nice and parking was easy.We highly recommend staying at George and Thea's apartment.
George and Thea were wonderful hosts. The cottage was spacious, clean, comfortable, and trendy. The beach and local attractions were within walking distance. Would definitely stay again!
Thea and George are fantastic people, very friendly and good natured. Thea makes you feel right at home and is very gracious and funny. She showed me their 2 cottages they have available for airbnb guests and they are both very well appointed spaces perfect for travelers. This neighborhood can't be beat, I lived a few streets away several years ago and know the hood well. Venice is unique in Los Angeles in that you can walk most anywhere you'd want to be, a great coffees shop, book stores, restaurants are a short stroll away. The street the cottages are on is a quiet street in the heart of Venice. You won't be disappointed!
George and Thea are a one-of-a-kind couple, the fearless leaders of a family specializing in making friends wherever they go. Courteous as guests and gracious as hosts - I think that Airbnb was MADE for them. If you have to be in LA, their place is where you'll want to call home. And if they want to airbnb at your place, well, you'll have new friends for life :)
George and Thea are great friends and I'm lucky to have them as my next door neighbors. They are wonderful people and have a beautiful, comfortable home, which is a pleasure to be in...you'll instantly feel at home. The only problem with staying in their place while they are away is that you won't get to spend time with them...but you will feel their artistic presence while enjoying their lovely home!