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YOU CAN WALK TO LACMA AND THE GROVE

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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, Queen 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.

More Details

Owner
Rochelle D. Ventura
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

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.

There is also a lovely "Palm Court" backyard featuring 9 Kenya palm trees, Bird of Paradise plants, and Meyer lemon and Key West lime trees (help yourself).

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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes:
Great value for 2 couples or for families.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 23 reviews
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

We Loved this property. Beautiful patio front and back. Close to everything we needed and great for dining inside and out. Comfortable beds and great bathrooms. Loved the purple and green one. An added treat was the Los Angeles times delivered every morning. We were three people but the house could easily accommodate five. Will definitely try to book this property when ever we return to Los Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Stanley Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of my house. It would be my pleasure to host you and your family anytime in the future. Perhaps next time we will be able to meet in person. Regards, Rochelle
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The owner was incredible and the house is a jewel.

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit concern about the location to find out it was perfect. Everything about the house, owner, location, and cleanliness deserves a 5 star rating. Thank you Rochelle!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joaquin, Thank you for your kind review of my house. It was a pleasure hosting you and your "girls" on your visit to Los Angeles. I appreciate your taking such good care of my home and hope you enjoyed your visit here. Best regards, Rochelle Note to other hosts: This is a very nice and respectful family and you should feel comfortable having them as guests at your properties.
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Was the perfect location and Rochelle was so very easy to work with and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Look forward to having you again in the future. Rochelle
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What a great house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at Rochelle's house and would highly recommend it to anyone else. The location was very central to all our activities. Pictures don't do this house justice. It is a beautiful older home with so much charm!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Ryan I am so glad you enjoyed my house. You and your group were great guests and I hope you will return at some point in the future. Thanks so much for taking the time to review my house. Regards, Rochelle
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Great place for a family stay.

  • 5 of 5

The location is prime. Convenient to the coast, to Universal, to local shops. The house is clean, well kept with all the amenities we wanted. The owner was responsive as needed. I believe you get what you pay for most of the time. This place was a great value based on the quality of the property and its central location in a upscale neighborhood. We would love to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jay, for taking time to review my house. I would be glad to have you and your family visit again. Rochelle
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Live like a local family

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here as a family of 5. Rochelle was very responsive and proactive to make sure the house was ready for us. Location is great---quick walk to LACMA, The Farmer's Market, etc. Parking is easy, right out front. House has beautifully restored tilework and other attractive features. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

The house is located within walking distance to the Original Farmers Market and the Grove, both worth visits and both with loads of good restaurants. You can pick up a variety of sightseeing buses at the Original Farmers Market. The La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Folk Art and Crafts Museum and the Peterson Automotive Museum are also within walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
june -july 2017
27 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£762
for 3 nights
From
£192
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£878
for 3 nights
From
£231
£1,731
£6,060
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £139.14
Property Damage Protection £45.61

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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