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Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach, LAX & LMU

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms w/Queen Size beds + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths

This Private and Secluded Zen-like 2100 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 story Home is in the Exclusive Beach neighborhood of 'L.A's Best Kept Secret', Playa del Rey, centrally located to the South Bay Beaches and LA's glamorous city. Enter behind a private gate and journey into this quiet and safe, lushly landscaped tropical refuge. Eastern artifacts, Buddha's, a gurgling fish pond, birdbath, rock garden and a teak bench serenely escort you into this special house, furnished for comfort and healing energy. If you are looking to 'PARTY' this is NOT the home for you. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

This unique home is perfect for vacationing families looking for rest or 'LA'S hot action' that's just minutes away.

The clean straight lines of Architecture, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, has high wood ceilings and powerful crossbeams. Floor to ceiling glass in the Living Room and Formal Dining area create a spacious and airy setting in this loft style home. Relax, release, and chill out on the Futon Style Loungers.

Dine 'alfresco', year round, on sumptuous local fresh seafood or BBQ your favorite culinary delights from nearby Bristol Farms, the famous gourmet food shop. Let the Southern California sunshine energize your day during breakfast in the Formal dining area that accommodates 8 on the Cherry Wood Asian Dining table. Custom Tile Counter top seats 4 more with bar stools. Sip an espresso, gourmet tea, smoothie, or fresh squeezed lemonade from the tree in the garden. KEURIG single cup coffee/tea dispenser, Toaster, Coffee Maker and Blender are all included with the Full Kitchen.

Ascend through the carpeted 'Low-Rise' stairwell with high ceilings, bamboo-screened windows and Asian styled architecture lighting. A bamboo plant and more lush decorations lead the way to the 2nd floor restorative rest area.

The Master Bedroom has wall-to-wall sliding Shoji Screens. Close them for privacy or open them to the Living Area below or dreamily gaze through the huge glass windows into the Zen Garden. Rejuvenate on the comfy Queen Size Bed. The Master Bath has shoji doors and windows, double sinks, a glass shower stall, and 2 large closets with sliding full length mirrors that make dressing a pleasure.

Enjoy the California Sunset and a partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the front upstairs Bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed. The Bamboo-screened front wall of glass overlooks the semi-private park directly across the street. Mirrored closets here as well.

For your comfort and enjoyment, read, sip some coffee, wine, or tea, or even take a nap on the Private Balcony of the rear bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed also with mirrored closets and a 32' Flat Screen TV.

Soothe yourself to a candlelight bath in the decorated FULL Bathroom behind Bamboo-screened windows of the second floor.

Enter through Sliding Glass Doors from the Living Area or walk the plant covered latticed path on the side of the house to the sanctitude of the green-growth covered Hi-walled Back Yard. Relax and Lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds as they flutter throughout the Zen Garden.

More Details

Owner
Donna Leigh
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Playa del Rey in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • **2 Additional Convertible Full Loungers in Downstairs Living Area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Relax and lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds that visit the Zen Garden and Birdbath. Two blocks away is a 1 mile scenic walking path overlooking the Ballona Wetland Wildlife Reserve, one of the last protected open areas in Los Angeles. The path has a panoramic view from Malibu to the famous 'Hollywood' sign. Sleepy Beach town Playa del Rey, is minutes away from all the action. This house is a 20 min walk to the Beach and in town which offers coffee shops, postal office, dry cleaning, nail salon and several type of different restaurants from upscale to casual dining. You will also find a baseball diamond, basketball courts, children's playground, beach volleyball and a huge park connected to the Venice Canals that is home to numerous ducks and wildlife.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach, LAX & LMU
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
Golden Valley, Mn
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood but still within a short drive of the LA sites. Nice house, very clean and comfortable, perfect for our small group. Saved a small fortune over getting 3 hotel rooms. If your looking for a quiet place, this is the house for you.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, We are thrilled you and your Family enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again! Thanks so much!
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5

Beautiful and quiet retreat in Los Angeles

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week long stay to attend our son's graduation from LMU, grandparents joined in, so there were 6 of us most of the time and we all enjoyed the house. Each couple had a nice room with more than enough space, and we could all enjoy time together in the living or dining room or the back patio. The description was accurate, the house was even better than the pictures. It was very well stocked, the welcome basket and the Keurig machine and pods were a very nice touch. The neighborhood is quiet, we enjoyed a daily walk on the bluff trail with views of the ocean, the wetlands, and LMU. Our only regret is not having found this house when we moved our son in as a freshman! We will certainly try to rent this house again next time we go to LA.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ingrid for the great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you as our guests when you visit LA again!
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5

Truly a Zen atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Zen home for 9 days in September for my son's wedding in Santa Monica. We had easy access to the home, parking and coded entry. All our instructions were printed up for us and a packet providing details about what was in the area.

With Donna's permission, my husband and I invited my mother and sister to stay for a couple of days. Each bedroom was absolutely comfortable and serene. Everyone was sooooo comfortable! There was plenty of room for each of us to find our own place to relax and have personal space.

We arrived to a welcome basket full of goodies and fresh flowers on the dining room table. Everything was fully stocked: kitchen has all the little gadgets for cooking, bathrooms had plenty of towels and items you need, Bedrooms had changes of linens and extra pillows and blankets...such attention to detail!

Outside, the garden areas did not disappoint! We enjoyed the hummingbirds and other birds that came to visit.

We LOVED our stay and will definitely return to this lovely home! Thank you Donna & Steve ❤ for offering such a peaceful place for this mother of the groom to stay calm & grounded :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU so much for taking the time to write a review! You and your Family are the best!! You definitely get a "gold star" for leaving the home in pristine condition. We're thrilled the Zen Home could be a part of such a special memorable time in your life. Looking forward to your next stay with us!!
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4

Zen home nice for short stay in L.A.

  • 4 of 5

Comfy home in nice neighborhood close to LAX; house filled with amenities, but needs some major updates: kitchen garbage disposal should be fixed, house could use working air conditioning units in all bedrooms, a bit strange to have washer/dryer outside home on side of house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice home, nice location

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Home is in a nice, quiet, safe and up-scale neighborhood minutes away from LAX. In spite of its proximity to the airport, the already-minimal aircraft noise is more than drowned out by the excellent job the owners have done in using fountains to create a serene, peaceful surrounding. The home is as-described. The only difficulty we had was that the hot tub is tired and old, as the owners acknowledge. Outside of that, everything worked properly and was easy to use. There are also a lot of rules regarding the times of night you can be outside and regarding entertaining outdoors, which was fine for a quiet family like ours, but might not fit everyone's travel needs. Overall, a great experience and we'd do it again if we were back in the LA area. It's location made it easy to get to everything, and the weather was much cooler than other parts of LA.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln, NE
5

Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this home was great! When we first arrived, the owner had left a basket of snacks on the counter and fresh flowers on the dining room table - this was a nice touch! My kids really enjoyed eating the snacks on the back patio!!! There was a large selection of movies and games. My only concerns (not the fault of the owner) was that my kids may have been a little noisy for the quiet neighborhood and that they would touch/break something - the decor was really very beautiful. We did take advantage of the hot tub - though the temperature was difficult to control. The first night it was a little too hot so we took the cover off a few hours early the next day and it was a little too cold. The kitchen came stocked with coffee and tea and a few condiments. There was enough equipment to prepare some simple meals. We used some of the beach toys and boogie boards during our trip to the beach which was about a 10 minute drive. After our trip to the beach we used the laundry to wash everything limiting sand in our suitcases. Overall this home was very beautiful and well maintained. We would stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Minutes away Championship Beach Volleyball, 20 min walk to the Beach or 8 min Bicycle Ride, Semi-Private Park

Time to desired locations:

-LAX - 8 min

-Manhattan Beach (World Championship Volleyball) - 10 min

-Marina del Rey (Fisherman's Wharf, Cruises, Restaurants, Shops, Movies) - 5 min

-Catalina Island - 27 miles available by boat

-Venice Beach (Famous Venice Boardwalk - 'Muscle Beach', Snake Charmers, Street Performers, Sidewalk eateries...seen in countless movies, TV, music videos) - 10 min

-Santa Monica/Malibu - 20 min

-Beverly Hills - 30 min

-Hollywood/Studio City - 40 min

-Big Bear Mountains (Winter skiing, summer hiking and boating) - 90 min

-Palm Springs - 90 min

-Disneyland - 45 min

-San Diego Wild Animal Park - 2 hrs.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature Golf, Cross Country Skiing, Basketball Court

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Playa del Rey, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£551
for 2 nights
From
£208
£1,449
£4,773
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£598
for 2 nights
From
£231
£1,681
£5,005
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£536
for 2 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.28

**HIGH SEASON RATES" WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL BOOKINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK OF: LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMASN & NEW YEAR.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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