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YOU CAN WALK TO LACMA AND THE GROVE

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in La Brea - Fifth Street Home

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6, great location, non smoking, no pets

Beautiful restored Spanish Revival single family one story home in a lovely residential neighborhood. Easy street parking (with my guest permits). Lovely front courtyard with tables for outdoor dining. Good wi fi throughout the house and front courtyard.

Refinished hardwood floors, bathrooms with tile stall showers. Walk to Trader's Joe's, Whole Foods Market, and unique shops and restaurants on nearby W. Third Street. The Beverly Center mall is 1/2 mile away. Queen bed in one bedroom, Full bed in master bedroom and trundle beds in office. Full bed can be installed in office for small extra charge.

There is a printer for your use on the guest bedroom desk and there is a treadmill and an elliptical trainer if you want to exercise. Loads of towels. Cleaning service can be arranged for longer stays. No pets allowed. This is a non-smoking property.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Rochelle D. Ventura
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2016
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About Rochelle D. Ventura

I am a retired former City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles employee who moved to this area at the age of 6 during World War II. I grew up in the area and raised my son and daughter in this house. Over the years I have collected sculpture and art from California artists which is displayed in the house.

Currently, I live with Phil half time in San Jose and half time in this house in Los Angeles. The house is listed for rent during the times we am not in Los Angeles.

I have studied architecture and design and frequently travel abroad to check out cities throughout the world.

I love this area and am happy to share my home with visitors to Los Angeles. Everyone seems to like it a lot.

Rochelle D. Ventura purchased this house in 1971

Why Rochelle D. Ventura chose Los Angeles

My home was built in 1929 in the older Spanish Revival style architecture. You will enjoy staying here if you prefer an older home with spacious rooms and unique architectural features.

I purchased the house from the original owners in 1971 so I am only the second person to own this house.

Over the last 44 years I have lovingly restored the house, retaining almost all the details and finishes that make it special while, of course, adding electric outlets, wifi, modern appliances, central heat and air-conditioning, etc. The house has its original hardwood floors, original toilets (without tanks) and lots of storage.

I added the front courtyard in 2001 after seeing the famous patios in Seville, Spain. Everything in the courtyard is authentic to the period of the house. The fountain (turned off for now because of the drought) was built from tiles copied from those in the Santa Barbara courthouse. The pavers are "Rue 71" a reclaimed street I purchased in Europe and had shipped to Los Angeles. The beams in the covered dining area were stenciled by a painter that used to work in Barcelona. The courtyard has been a favorite area for outdoor dining for many of my former guests.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefit of this house is its location. LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is within walking distance, as are the Peterson Automotive Museum and the Arts and Crafts Museum. The Original Famers Market and The Grove are also within walking distance in the other direction, as are the convenient Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market and CVS Drug Store. You can walk to public transportation and connect up with the Los Angeles subway system. You can walk to the pick up points for the ON OFF bus and several other sightseeing buses.

The house is very spacious and comfortable. I provide plenty of paper supplies, and you are welcome to use my tea, coffee, condiments, oils, saran and foil, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rachel and her family were the perfect long term guests. I would recommend them to any VRBO host.
Jul 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

YOU CAN WALK TO LACMA AND THE GROVE
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews
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Visit to LA with family

  • 3 of 5

Pros: House is very spacious, in a beautiful area, close to many shopping and dining venues. Overall it is a lovely property, but there are a few issues. The house is all hardwood (beautiful), but with high ceilings and no rugs, so it is noisy (sound carries easily). The bathrooms should be thoroughly cleaned, and the toilets are incredibly loud when flushed. The floors appear clean, but the bottom of your feet get soiled, because the cleaning service doesn't do a thorough job. In addition, the door handles on some of the rooms need to be either replaced or changed--my daughter got locked in her bedroom because the handle was loose and tightened up. I also had to manually tighten the hinge on the door between the laundry room and kitchen, because it was sagging and hitting the floor. The refrigerator is also in need of cleaning. Lastly, it would be nice to have a curtain across the very large living room window for privacy.

However, most of the above criticisms can be remedied by appropriate maintenance. I suspect the cleaning service simply needs to be told to really clean--not just do a wipe-down. Overall the property is beautiful, spacious, equipped with every amenity, and has a beautiful patio area. The Grove is within walking distance, as is Whole Foods, Trader Joes, CVS, coffee shops, etc. On street parking was easy and convenient. Driving time from LAX is about 35 minutes.

The owner was easy to contact and very responsive.

I would stay here again as long as the repairs/maintenance issues are addressed--it is an expensive property and shouldn't have these problems. I grew up in LA, have traveled extensively, and stayed at many hotels, etc--and this property in this location and cost simply should be immaculate and flawless.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was surprised that you found the house was not clean . Up to now, all my guests have found that the house was spotless. I wish you would have contacted me as soon as you noticed any area needing cleaning and I would have sent the cleaners back to the house within a few hours. I have tried very hard to be completely accurate in the listing description. I state in my description that this is an older house with hardwood floors, so of course you can hear footsteps inside of the house. The toilets are 87 years old, and although they are a little loud, they do work perfectly. A large sculpture is centered in front of the uncovered living room window and this is shown in the listing photos. I was very concerned about this review and flew to Los Angeles a very days later after the cleaners had cleaned the house (but without telling them I was coming). The house is spotless as usual. Every surface is clean and the hardwood floors are shinning. The refrigerator has been scrubbed with alcohol per my instructions. None of the bedroom doors have locks, so I do not understand how this guest's daughter locked herself in the bedroom. All the hardware is in good working condition. I take guests comments very seriously but I could not find any corrections to make in the maintenance of the house. My Spanish Revival house was built in 1929, and up to now all my guests have appreciated its unique architectural features. It does have the original hardwood floors, original bathroom tile, etc. along with modern electrical, air, heating and wireless. I am very sorry this guest and his family did not enjoy the house. I spoke with him on the telephone and he was very complimentary about the house, so this review was a complete surprise.
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The house is a beautiful and charming Los Angeles property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Rochelle's house. The property is a terrific size for a family, and it is conveniently located near several restaurants and L.A. landmarks such as LACMA and the Farmer's Market. During the warm summer nights, we often ate in the courtyard, which is a delightful element of the house. We would gladly return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as it was described.

A short walk from The Grove for dining and shopping. Located in a nice residential area. The homeowner was always available if we had any questions. We felt totally at home. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paula. It was a pleasure having you and your family at my home and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Rochelle
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rochelle's house. It is a charming Spanish style property; clean, spacious and Rochelle couldn't have been more helpful. The house is in a good neighbourhood, central to everywhere we wanted to go and close to some lovely shops and restaurants. Check out the Grove! Highly recommended - a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Rochelle's home for my daughter's college graduation, and it just could not have been better! The home is absolutely beautiful - our jaws were on the floor for the first hour after we arrived. Rochelle has everything you could possibly need in a home away from home, and she's very available for any questions or concerns. You can walk to The Grove for some good food, drinks and fun, and walking around the beautiful neighborhood is also a great activity. We had a mini-family reunion, so having us all under one really nice roof was just great! You can't go wrong staying here - I know we'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem in LA!!!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is filled with charm and character, and is in walking distance to great restaurants, shops, grocery stores and The Grove. The courtyard is delightful and the perfect place for morning coffee or a pleasant evening dinner. The home covers the 3 C's: Charm, Clean (very), and Complete (an abudance of supplies, towels, kitchen tools,etc.). Finally, the owners are considerate of their guests and very accommodating. A true gem in the heart of LA!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Brea, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter
4 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£842
for 3 nights
From
£217
£1,539
£5,586
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£901
for 3 nights
From
£237
£1,697
£6,221
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £143
Property Damage Protection £47

This is a 100% non-smoking property. Pets are not allowed.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Brea in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Double size antique iron and brass bed with Temperpudic matt
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed w/ twin mattresses. Full bed can be installed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

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