On the southern edge of Mar Vista, a refined rustic home with separate areas for chilling or entertaining, sandwiched between Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, and Marina Del Rey. Nearby access to north-south and east-west motorways/freeways.
FAQs: 1) There is free parking on the street; there is no off-street parking. 2) There is ONLY ONE queen bed per bedroom. 3) The bathroom is not private, it is shared w/ other bedroom. 4) 2 persons MAX per room please.
Imagine this, after spending an amazing day seeing the sights of LA and basking in the golden sun on the beaches of Venice, you retire to a beautiful craftsman home, finished with cedar, redwood and Douglas fir throughout, encompassing the tranquility of the northern California coast. You prepare yourself a fresh meal of carne asada or grilled lime chicken on the outdoor BBQ, accompanied by a beer or glass of wine. As the sun sets you relax in tranquil backyard, while the clear sky darkens and the stars twinkle and shine through the bamboo, palms and jacaranda trees scattered throughout the large open yard. After drying off, you light a fire in the outdoor fire pit and invite over friends, new and old, to share drinks, music, ping pong, and memorable times. This is a place where the best memories are made, and friendships are built for a lifetime.
On the southern edge of Mar Vista, literally minutes from the Venice Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney, you will be perfectly situated for quick access to LAX Airport, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and all of LA's major freeways, all under 15 minutes. You are also within walking distance of several nice restaurants: Waterloo & City, Pitfire Pizza, A-Frame LA, and many others.
The 3 bedroom home features all the amenities and comforts you need to feel like home away from home: washer and dryer, wifi, cable TV, large spacious kitchen perfect for cooking anything and everything, backyard redwood deck with an outdoor bar, ping pong table, BBQ grill, and fire pit. The home was designed to be both a refuge of peace and a place for people to come and create memories.
I have a 6 year old German Shepherd who is quite friendly and has made a lot of friends with Airbnb guests.
There is plenty of free parking on the street and smoking is allowed in the backyard. Parking after 8 p.m. is sometimes not available on this block, you may have to park a block away.
We recommend checking out Lyft or Uber for affordable ride solutions from the airport. Also there are van pools parked outside the terminals that charge $12 to $20 but there may be a wait before leaving airport. A taxi is typically around $30.
We look forward to helping make your stay in LA the best possible.
Disponible para huéspedes
-There are 2 guest bedrooms, the occupants share the bathroom, which has a very spacious shower well lit by a venting skylight.
-The Guest Information & Protocol & fresh towel(s) are provided in your room on arrival. The WiFi info and much more is provided here. Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, butter, cooking oil, cooking spices, coffee (on request), filtered drinking water, etc., are all provided for guests free of charge.
-There is a bike rental shop 4 blocks walking distance from the house, they charge $10 per day per bike.
-Please do not slam doors at any time; close them gently.
-If you have friends or family in the area you wish to invite here during your stay, you are most welcome to do so.
-Guests have access to all rooms except other bedrooms; laundry, by arrangement; also access to backyard, fire pit and spa. There is a 60" TV in the living room with basic cable setup, plus Netflix.
-I no longer accept guests with dogs, but may make an exception, contact me about this before you make a booking request.
-Note: The spa has now been reactivated, however, there are times in between cleanings that it is empty: If you are looking forward to using it, please contact me BEFORE you make your booking request.
Atención a los huéspedes
This largely depends on the guest's itinerary. Some visitors are out every evening exploring the night life. A few have preferred to cook here. The kitchen and back deck are places where interaction is most frequent, and where conversations may go late, or not, depending on everyone's agenda.
I run my own business and sometimes things are so busy that I am not available to socialize much with my guests.
Otros aspectos destacables
1. The room comes with ONE Queen size bed. 2 persons max per room.
2. As mentioned above, the bathroom is not private for this bedroom only, at least not always. The maximum number of persons who would use the bathroom on any given day is 4. There is plenty of space in the cabinet for toiletries, and a very large shower stall. There is also another bathroom which is open to guests during waking hours, to use if the guest bathroom is occupied.
3. Closing doors during sleeping hours using a very simple technique will go a long way to assure the best experience for everyone under the same roof. WATCH THIS VIDEO, Please:
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We live the golden rule. Do the same and you will find peace and harmony here.
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES.
Check out time is 11 a.m., except by PRIOR REQUEST. Finally, please know that I discourage late arrivals (after 10:30 p.m.). I understand that those coming from foreign countries often do not have any control over this, when booking their flights. That said, it is a great inconvenience to me to lose any sleep because I am waiting up for your arrival. Arrivals after 10:30 p.m. will have to let themselves in, using the digital keypad.
GUEST INFORMATION SHEET
The basic protocol is spelled out on the guest information sheet provided to each guest upon their arrival, including the Wi-Fi network and password. These are mostly common courtesy issues, but also provides useful information, such as where to find the hair dryer, free coffee, extra towels for the spa, etc.
Smoking is allowed outside of the house only. There are many places in the backyard and on the back deck, next to fire pit. We are 420 friendly.
Guests are expected to clean up after themselves in the kitchen if they cook or use glasses, etc. There is generally room in the refrigerator and large open pantry, for all the guests' food items; we have a 2nd refrigerator outside, with ample space for such items as beer, watermelons, or what have you.
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the backyard and fire pit area whether day or night. Coming in late from a night out is also fine, but all of the above is contingent on respect for other guests and myself.
PERSONAL VS. COMMUNAL
Shoes are worn in the house, all of the non-bedroom areas are hardwood or softwood floors. Guests may elect to leave their shoes in the entry alcove, if they choose. No high-heel shoes are allowed in the kitchen-dining area, due to softwood floors. Guests will have a room key which enables them to lock their bedroom door when leaving the house.
Hi, I'm Paul.
I own and manage a small residential construction and remodeling firm here in the western region of Los Angeles. I generally work close to home, which affords me the flexibility to come home and meet incoming guests at all times of the day.
I love the year- round ocean breezes in Mar Vista, a nice little community sandwiched between Venice to the west and north, Santa Monica to the north, Culver City to the east, and Marina Del Rey to the south and west. All of these areas are just minutes away by bicycle, and I have 2 of them which are available to lend out to guests free of charge, as it really is the best way to see the beaches and surrounding areas.
I have come to really love hosting -- I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and most guests have impressed me as truly wonderful people. I also enjoy investing my time and income doing home improvements, so most things around the house and landscaping have had an aesthetic face lift.