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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 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.
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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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The most accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 8. We arrived to the owners, Andrea and Mark, who had set up a fruits and cheese plate for our arrival. They had a full kitchen and plenty of waters and sodas stocked up. From the kitchen we had 2 decks to lounge on - one with a jacuzzi that was very clean and the perfect temperature. The upstairs living space has a massive tv and bose speaker system (bring an aux cord and you can hook up your phone). There were two full bathrooms stocked with super soft towels, shampoo, conditioner, and soaps, along with high end toilet paper - nice touch! They also had a washing machine and dryer. The owners also made us a nice Tri-tip sandwich platter on our second day - it was absolutely fantastic! I would definitely book with these owners again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family recently visited Los Angeles for a family wedding and were fortunate to find this beautiful property on VRBO. It is every bit as gorgeous as the description and pictures indicate with a large gourmet kitchen and media room providing shared space for a crowd. Mark and Andrea were very gracious hosts greeting each of the family members warmly as they trickled in during the week. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Wedding- 5 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

Andrea and Mark were great hosts. The house was well stocked and perfect for our group of seven adults and two young children. The location was terrific as we could walk to stores, restaurants... We were very satisfied and would stay at this property again. Charles and Amy

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, beautiful house with terrific owners

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week at this great five bedroom house in Mar Vista, along with with 8 other family members in town for a wedding. The house is in an excellent location, close to the beach, Santa Monica, and almost anything you would want to do on the West side, but on a quiet side street in a very sweet and walkable neighborhood. There is a farmer's market around the corner on Sundays. The house itself is quite lovely, obviously well cared for and attractively furnished. Nine of us stayed there without ever feeling like it was crowded. I particularly liked the second floor hot tub with its view over the city! There is an outside eating area on a deck that looks wonderful, although we used it less than I would have liked due to wedding obligations and a run of distinctly non-LA-like weather, rainy and cold (although Mark has just put in a heater). Mark and Andrea, the owners, live at the back of the property and are one of the best things about staying here. They greet you (with wine/cheese/fruit and a stocked drinks refrigerator!) when you arrive, send you off when you leave, and generally make it clear that they care about your welfare while you are in their home. Although I don't plan for any more weddings, I would be more than happy to stay at their house any time I visit LA.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Christmas week at the Malin's home in Santa Moncia. We were 10 altogether. The house was spacious with a terrific kitchen. The Malin's were great hosts. They greeted us with wine and cheese, provided us with snacks and cold beverages that lasted the week. Any time we had a questions they were available to answer them and were prompt to provide something that we could not find in the kitchen.

The house is well kept and is in a convenient area to places of interest, the beach and shopping. We were a family of ten and could have used an extra bathroom, but we all managed and had a wonderful time.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families and large groups

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay in this amazing property. We had a group of 10 with children. Mark and Andrea were very welcoming and perfect hosts. Happy to answer any questions (no matter how many we asked) always happy to help. The house is just beautiful from the warm welcome when we arrived with a beautiful fruit platter and a well stocked drinks fridge.. to a welcoming chat to settle us in. Beds were all comfortable and the amazing ammenities that were provided. Above and beyond what we expected. I would love to come back and stay again the kids loved it too..

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: 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, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £163.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £728.4

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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