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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Mar Vista - Big Beautiful West LA Gem

Conveniently located to everything LA has to offer. Beaches, Hollywood, Magic!

Huge Gourmet kitchen opens to expansive outdoor decks perfect for dining al fresco! 5 bedrooms (one Cal King, two Queens, one Full, two Twins plus a Queen air mattress available for those extra guests!), a sizable flatscreen in each bedroom and a sparking Jacuzzi awaits off the Master Bedroom. Luxe linens, full DirecTv and Apple TV packages, screaming-fast internet, washer and drier, fully appointed bed and bathrooms and a 65" flatscreen with surround sound in the Media Loft, all just waiting for you and yours! Please contact us with any questions or queries -- we want to hear from you!! Use the email to owner button.

Andrea and Mark Malin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Andrea and Mark Malin

He's a software developer and she blogs about their travels in their Airstream. Both born and raised in Southern California -- Culver City and Pasadena -- and married for 6 years. We have a rear house on the property where our daughter lives so there is always someone around to provide advice, directions or an extra key.

Andrea and Mark Malin purchased this house in 1997

Why Andrea and Mark Malin chose Los Angeles area

Our neighborhood is very walkable and safe, plus there are restaurants, markets, bars, coffee houses and a Sunday Farmers Market just a block away!

Purchased 18 years ago, we renovated this mid-century house ourselves and consider it a labor of love. We feel very lucky to be able to own a piece of West Los Angeles and share it with others.

What makes this house unique

It's difficult to find a 5 bedroom house in West LA, especially one as nice as ours, for such a reasonable price, too! We are freeway close to everything LA has to offer -- Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and Downtown LA -- and minutes to Venice and Santa Monica AND Malibu beaches, as well. Its one of the reasons we bought the house in the first place, just a great property with a terrific location.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

A cosy and wonderful house, perfect for sharing with family/friends. Lots of privacy but great communal areas too. Fab jacuzzi on the balcony in the master bedroom, amazing location near practically everything. Mark and Andrea were so warm and welcoming and super responsive in case you need anything at all, not to mention they went above and beyond and stocked the fridge wth beer, frapuccinos etc. Kind of felt like staying with family. Could not recommend highly enough :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Oslo, Norway

An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks in this rental house! Great WIFI, big flatscreen Apple TV with free Netflix, super location, and nice, friendly and helpfull hosts. We really enjoyed the jacuzzi and the barbeque on the porch. Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Best of the best! Will do again! They are perfect!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the beautiful property as a group of 8 from Australia, there was plenty of room for us all and Mark and Andrea went above and beyond to accomodate for us, they even filled the fridge! Would highly recommend this property for anyone visiting LA, absolutely fantastic! :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gathering for California family.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a house where family could gather (from San Diego to Northern California) for thanksgiving. We wanted to be close to LA family and the beach since we all grew up in the area. We wanted enough bedrooms and flexible sleeping arrangements. We also wanted someplace that was nice - not throw away furniture. We found it all and for a reasonable price.

This is a lovely home, matched only by the lovely hospitality of the owners. We were greeted with wine, cheese and fruit which was welcome after our travels. The beds and linens were super comfy. The bathrooms were stocked with essentials in case we forgot anything. The owners have gone out of their way to accommodate all ages - even babies. We'll definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Troy, MI

Ideal spot for our family coming in for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just as described. It is spacious to accommodate our family of 10 who came in for a wedding. The owners were so gracious to meet us at the door as we arrived and kept in contact during our stay. They saw us off as we left. Andrea was so helpful in assisting in finding a caterer for the after wedding Sunday brunch which turned out to be "over the top" in quality. Andrea and Mark even assisted with the event. The property was equipped with all the toiletries we could need, linens and kitchen basics and we even had a portacrib and new high chair for our toddler. The master bedroom was well suited for the family member who needed a quiet place from which to work, and the hot tub was enjoyed by the family members for relaxing. Stores, restaurants and coffee shops were close enough for walking and entertaining those who wanted to explore the area.

We have been so fortunate to find this lovely home and thank Mark and Andrea for providing an opportune location for our family get together and celebration. We certainly would consider staying here again when the need arises.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Expo Line to Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
405/10 Freeways
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

Very walkable, family-friendly location with several restaurants, coffee houses and bars within blocks of our home, including a Sunday Farmers Market 2 blocks away. Venice Beach is 2 miles west straight down Venice Blvd and Santa Monica lies just north of Venice, featuring the famous Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade, famous for wonderful shopping, eating and people watching! Plus we're 10 minutes from LA International Airport (LAX), 30 minutes to Universal Studios, 25 minutes to Hollywood Blvd, and an hour to Disneyland. We are truly freeway close to everything you'd want to do in Los Angeles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mar Vista, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016-2017
1 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
20 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £164
Refundable Damage Deposit £822

Check in time is 4pm and checkout is 11 am. Guests are welcome to enjoy all parts of the house, but the back yard is off-limits. Our daughter and her family live in the rear house on our property, so that is their area to enjoy.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mar Vista in California

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs to the left of the Media Loft.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs to the left of the Living Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 decks. Jacuzzi on South deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor to the left of upstairs bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor to the right of bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs to the left of bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs to the right of bath
    Media Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , A queen-sized air mattress may be used in Media Loft.
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Concierge available on property. We have family members living in the rear house on the property who are always available to assist guests with whatever issue they may have.

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