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CLOSE TO BEACH! Family friendly. 2 Private outdoor Patios & Garage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bike or Walk to Beaches & Abbot Kinney 2 Bed 1 Bath 2 Sunny Decks Fully Remodel

Charming home close to everything! My home was completely remodeled in July 2015, brand new hardwood floors throughout home, danish designer teak furnished living room with mini bar and 43' plasma TV, DVD library, Netflix, two queen bedrooms (or 1 queen/2 twins), huge closets, stainless steel kitchen, Danish teak dining room set, massive outdoor sun/lounging decks, BBQ grill, additional outdoor dining set for 6 and rattan outdoor lounge furniture! Ride your bike to the famed Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu or Marina Del Rey! Shopper's delight - Abbot Kinney boutiques as well as Third Street Promenade can be reached by bike! Steps away from Penmar Golf Course and Tennis courts. We have 2 racquets and balls for you to use. Enjoy the sights by riding the 8.5 mile bike path from Marina Del Rey to the Pacific Palisades! Easy access to all major expressways if you wish to venture out.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Claudia

I travel a lot for business and pleasure. I love traveling, watching indie/foreign films, boxing, tennis and cardio barre. I rarely stay in hotels - I love feeling like a local everywhere I go. Please enjoy my beautiful home when I'm some place else in the world! ;-)

Claudia purchased this house in 2014

Why Claudia chose Los Angeles area

If you love the beach, shopping, nightlife, fine dining and being outdoors, my home is the perfect place to stay in LA!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mar Vista in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hairdryer and towels also included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 3rd bed is comfy Air Mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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CLOSE TO BEACH! Family friendly. 2 Private outdoor Patios & Garage
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home is up-to-date with beautiful furniture. Very comfortable. Claudia was more than helpful in a time of need! Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a great guest too. Come back soon! Best, Claudia
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nice location and receptive owner

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a cozy small two bedroom with a lovely front patio. We spent six days in LA, and I found the house centrally located for our needs (and Claudia sends along a helpful list of eateries, shopping areas, etc). We didn't use the grill but one is available nor did we bother with the garage since parking is no problem on the streets. Walgrove can be busy with traffic at times, but coming from New York, not a problem for us. I was very pleased with the owner, Claudia, who returned my emails promptly (and also had a handyman deal quickly with a small plumbing issue). So, overall, a hassle-free vacation, and I appreciate the courtesy and ease in dealing with VRBO, and specifically this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Venice home near the beach was great!

  • 5 of 5

The instructions Claudia left were exact. We didn't have to contact them for anything. The neighborhood was quiet and clean. We did not have an opportunity to utilize the outdoor space due to the rain, but it was nice. You have to drive or uber for food and or groceries but it's good options close by. We used Uber for our entire stay and it was cheaper and peaceful to not have to find our way and pay for parking everywhere. We would stay here again if we come back to LA! Thanks Claudia we enjoyed your home.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful and Private

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week with two adult daughters and a young teenager. This property was very well decorated, clean, safe and private. The interior is as gorgeous and exactly as advertised. There is also lots of closet space for unpacking in both bedrooms. The kitchen, dining and living room were very spacious. I loved the convenience of using the full size washer, dryer and ironing board. Loved having keyless entry to the front gate and front door as well. There is a detached garage which you can easily access from an alley but I found it a little too tight for my midsize car rental. Street parking in March was so easy anyway. The antique teak dining set is gorgeous...but also just a little rickety. I do think that the tableware was a little under equipped. We could have used a platter, a few serving bowls, some juice glasses, condiment bowls, and the such.

We were able to keep in touch with Claudia via text messaging which was very convenient and she was quick to reply and resolve.

My only disappointment was the front deck and back patio. I really felt like the outdoor sofa was too dingy/dirty to sit on. The outdoor dining set needed to be wiped down before using too, but the only towels available in the house were pristine white. I couldn't even wipe off the morning dew from the furniture. I get it that the house is on a main road, but there was a lot of dust/grime on the furniture. A simple power washing the day before guests arrive would resolve this. As far as the backyard patio (at the time of this review, there is no picture of the backyard space)...it was just underwhelming, uninviting and cold to me.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved our home! Come back soon!
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Clean, cute cottage in great neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Clean. No AC but most days in LA this is fine. The street can be busy at times but location makes up for this. Will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay at our home! Venice is in high demand for tourists and all the streets are busy now unfortunately.
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Clean and Safe

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to LA so we were a little concern about safety, my husband would be in a Conference and my 12-year-old son and I would be alone most of the time and without a car. The house worked perfect for us, we felt safe in the house and walking around the neighborhood - Mar vista is beautiful and clean. We arrived really late at night and were pleased that the locker system worked smoothly, the house was clean, smelled so good, beds comfortable, the water pressure and temperature in the shower were great, dishes and utensils were sufficient, the furniture beautiful, washer and dryer were a huge help, garage gave us peace of mind. There is no dishwasher, but there is a double sink that made washing dishes easy. The grill worked well and we sat down at the table in back patio for dinners. There is a large deck in the front yard but we found it too noisy and hot to enjoy it, but we appreciated the privacy and distance it created between the front door and sidewalk. The kitchen countertop is butcher block, it might be an issue for some people because of the concern of keeping it dry, but is was okay for us as we have the same in our house. Although the house sits on a busy street, the traffic noise didn't disturb our sleep and we were so grateful there was no loud music around, no noise from neighbors at all. The house is airy, clean and comfortable, perfect for a family of 3 or 4, close to Venice Beach and Sta Monica. Claudia was excellent in answering our questions and supporting our staying. We definitely recommend this house for anybody visiting Los Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course & Tennis Courts
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
CA-90 E
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

Charming home close to everything! Ride your bike to the famed Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu or Marina Del Rey! My home was fully remodeled in July 2014. Enjoy easy access to all major expressways if you wish to venture out. Walk to tennis 6 tennis courts and golf course!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mar Vista, California

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Nightly Rate
27 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
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28 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
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29 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
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31 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.15
Refundable Damage Deposit £383.95
Tax Rate 10.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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