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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

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 Mar Vista

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests/visitors without prior permission of owners, please.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great time in west LA

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a late Saturday afternoon and were greeted by mark and Andrea with a fruit and cheese platter which our kids devoured after a long flight. We stayed with another family of five so ten of us altogether. The house accommodated us very well! The house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with any utensils you could need. Our favorite part was our short scenic drive to Malibu. Walked on the pier and spent the entire day on the beach next to it. Kids played all day in the huge waves. Overall enjoyed our stay and mark and Andrea were helpful with any question or advice we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mark was amazing!! My family & I(11 of us) celebrated my daughters college graduation by traveling to LA, so we decided to go with a this home instead of hotel. This was my first experience with a home so I was nervous, praying it would be as nice as the pictures. The house was beautiful, Mark & his wife were very welcoming. We would definitely be using them again whenever we visit. I definitely recommend this home we loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

By far one of the best b&b’s we’ve stayed at. Conveniently located not far from Venice and Santa Monica. Cvs and grocery store right next door. Mark and Andrea are awesome. There was cheese and fresh cut strawberries when we arrived which was perfect after a long flight. Later in the week Mark cooked for us and they had dinner with our group. Great getting to know Mark and Andrea!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, welcoming visit to Venice Beach property ID 729826

  • 5 of 5

My family group of 8 had a wonderful stay at the Mar Vista home in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. Mark and Andrea greeted us on arrival with a very warm welcome and a cheese and fruit tray! Plus, they took the time to answer any questions about the area, home and directions. The home was clean, well stocked with dishes, cooking needs (pans, utensils, plus basics like spices, oils, condiments), plenty of towels, beach towels, shampoos, soaps. All five bedrooms were nicely furnished and the beds and linens were comfortable and very nice. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and a grocery (1/2 mile) within walking distance. There is one parking space in the driveway and easy unrestricted street parking. Venice Beach is a two mile walk, but there is also plenty of public parking within close walking distance to the beach. My family and I would highly recommend Mark and Andrea's Mar Vista home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, as advertised property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall great experience and would highly recommend to medium sized groups. Fantastic property with close proximity to Venice, Santa Monica, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loving it in LA

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house in a great location. My mom and Auntie loved it and repeatedly thanked me for booking such a great house. The owners Mark and Andrea were so nice. Upon arrival they had prepared a fruit and cheese platter along with cold beverages for us. That was very impressive. We love the location so close to the beach. We spent 3 nights at the house and then stayed a couple nights at the Disneyland Grand Hotel. We enjoyed our time at the house more than we Disneyland. My husband has already decided he wants to go again and stay at this house.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £176.49
Additional Guest Fee £15.69 per person per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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