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Villa Fortunata, 1000 Sq Ft. Loft Apt, Near LAX And The Beach In Playa Del Rey

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Only 1/4 mile away from the beach in Playa del Rey, is a unique 2-level loft apartment, attached to an Old English Tudor home.

Enter through the garden to the 3rd level of our Old English Tudor home and your entrance to your private apartment. The iron staircase will lead you to a deck, outside eating area and a unique 2-level, 1000 sq. ft. private apartment. Although attached to our home, it is completely sealed off and separate from our host quarters. We are close to LAX, Venice, Abbott Kinney, Loyola, Playa Vista, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica and Los Angeles Freeways.

This Playa del Rey bluff apartment is within a charming and peaceful neighborhood above the wetlands, and near the beach.

There is an eating area on the deck and plenty of room for sunning, relaxing or just enjoying the ocean air.

Double french doors will lead you into your own TV room with flatscreen TV, recliner and sofa. From the TV room, you will find a decorative iron staircase the leads up to the larger loft level and bedroom floor. The Décor is rustic with hand hewn beams, plank flooring, fireplace, an antique mahogany sleigh bed with a 3” Tempur-Pedic mattress pad and quality linen. There is a pool table, table games, small desk, internet access and plenty of wall to wall cabinetry. In the kitchenette is a Wolf convection oven and toaster, as well as a coffee brewer wine refrigerator cooler and a filtered instant hot and cold water dispenser. A welcome basket of treats is waiting for you upon your arrival. There is plenty of seating throughout the rooms and on the deck.

The en-suite bathroom is completely made of rustic painted cement. In the bathroom cabinet you will find amenities; such as soaps, a hair dryer, towels, tissues and toilet paper. The shower is large enough for two people, but has no bath tub.

We also provide beach towels, beach chairs and upon your request, free of charge use of our bikes and helmets.

Due to the stairs, the house is not handicap accessible.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Owner / Property Manager purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Los Angeles

Unique European influenced home built and decorated by Owners.

What makes this apartment unique

If you enjoy an "old world European atmosphere" with personal and artistic touches, you will feel the love and nurturing in this accommodation


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No smoking


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Villa Fortunata, 1000 Sq Ft. Loft Apt, Near LAX And The Beach In Playa Del Rey
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A True ‘Home Away From Home’

  • 5 of 5

Lovely!!! Ralph welcomed us and showed us around. The house is just beautiful- his handiwork!! We stayed 8 nights and enjoyed every night. Amelia had surprises for us when we returned each evening. We had breakfast at their cafe and stayed to chit chat for over pan hour with various customers joining us. All in all, it was the best ‘home away’ we’ve stayed at. Thanks Ralph and Amelia!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron and Marilyn, we felt as if we knew you both from the start. I am so pleased that you enjoyed my treats. It gives me pleasure to leave little surprises, knowing it might let for a smile to end the evening. We hope to see you again one day, when you return to the Los Angeles area. Blessings to both of you and wishes for a peaceful 2018. Thank you for choosing us for your place to stay, your home away from home. Ralph and Amelia
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Accommodation were wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Amelia and Ralph were very kind host leaving us drinks and snacks when we arrived to their VRBO. My cousin and I had flown in for a funeral. Ralph and Amelia we so very accommodating our needs. I would definitely return and stay in their VRBO in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim, It was our pleasure having you stay with us. We would welcome you back any time. Take good care. Ralph and Amelia
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One of the best places we've ever stayed! Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Ralph and Amelia are the most incredible people you'll ever meet and we loved staying at Villa Fortunata! We took the bikes out to the beaches during the day and would come home at night to find little surprises waiting for us on our door. Amelia would leave us fresh baked goods every evening from her cafe. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the apartment was very clean and private. You can eat breakfast overlooking the garden in the morning and it looks just like a castle. The wifi reception was splendid and we didn't have any issues. Lots of things to do and games to play. Anywhere you'd like to see is just a short bike ride or uber away. We have stayed at many properties in the past but this was by far our absolute favorite. We visited Amelia's cafe on the last day and had an amazing time with some delicious food and kind people. We hope to return someday soon. If you are able to stay with these amazing people you are truly lucky. It's an experience you won't forget and will leave you smiling.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica and Jake, you are such an adorable couple. Ralph and I were so hoping to make your stay comfortable and unique. I found great pleasure in leaving surprises for you when you returned in the evening, as I knew you both would be exhausted from your daily adventurers. Thank you for all you tidiness and for being such appreciative guests. We hope you keep in touch and that all your future travels bring you happiness and joy. Keep those beautiful smiling faces. . .💕 Blessings, Ralph and Amelia
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The perfect spot to stay in Southern California

  • 5 of 5

Amelia and Ralph were amazing. The house is so beautiful and perfectly located to go to the beach, downtown LA, wherever it is that you want to go in Southern California. They are amazing hosts, and they make sure that your every need is taken care of. They have a beautiful balcony and a wonderful garden if you just want to sit around and relax. They are also quick to answer your questions about where to go and where to eat. Of course our favorite place to eat was their own café, Amelia's, in downtown Santa Monica. We also were close enough to the beach that we rode bikes that they provided for us and got to spend our last sunset in Southern California on the beach. You won't go wrong staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tonia and Skipper were a delightful and energetic couple. Along with their outgoing and friendly personalities, they were clean and respectful to our accommodation. Ralph and I enjoyed conversing with both of them, sharing all our travel experiences. Our door is always open to Tonia and Skipper and we look forward to having them visit again one day.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Westchester Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chicago Ribs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Toes Beach (Playa del Rey)
Car: recommended

Location is in a beautiful and safe neighborhood. Walking trails above Playa Vista marshland and LAX within minutes.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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