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Close to beach with private Bath, patio and private entrance included!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Quiet guest suite in charming home near beach. Private patio , entry & refr

Enter your cozy bedroom through a private entrance. Room has incredibly comfortable queen bed , desk and closet, wi-fi satellite tv flat screen and air conditioning. Although you don't have access to our kitchen, we've provided a refrigerator and , microwave, i Our guests love enjoying coffee or cocktails outside on your private patio, which is equipped with a table and two chairs, two rocking chairs, an outdoor wicker love seat, a fountain, a firepit and lots of fragrant flowers!.

we try to give you a lot of privacy even though we are sharing out home. And yet, we're here to share information about the area, or to take care of any problems you may have. Please note that the hallway outside your room is adjacent to our living room and you might hear my husband and I talking and watching TV.

More Details

Barbara Schenk
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Barbara Schenk

Originally from the east coast, I've lived in Southern California since 1985 and love it! I've had many different jobs.... tv commercial producer, realtor, teacher, landscape designer. My husband is from Vancouver, British Columbia and keeps busy selling real estate, sailing, playing racquetball and spoiling me with the BEST barbeque! We have a son who has just graduated from university and will occassionally be staying in his room, which is across the hall from your room. If that is a problem, please tell me.

Why Barbara Schenk chose Mar Vista

For the price of a boring single room on a busy street, stay in our charming home surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers! Your room/bathroom are a private oasis. You have your own entrance and patio area complete with fountain, firepit, table and lounge chairs ! We've also provided a kitchenette area... mini fridg, microwave and coffee maker. Lots of free street parking

What makes this house unique

Our home is located in paradise.... quiet in the middle of the excitement of Los Angeles and calm though only 3 miles from the craziness of Venice Beach! Where else can you go surfing in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. There's so much to do and see... world class theatre and dance/ beautiful scenery and beaches/incredible restaurants. As our guests, we invite you to enjoy our beautiful garden, our comfortable bed and serene bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay, they have a nice patio and garden, close to the Venice beach yet fully residential for a quiet night stay. The hosts even prepared and let us ride their bicycles to the beach which was perfect for us in the late evening. We would love to visit again.
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mar Vista in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern and bright. Double sink. Tub/sink combination. High quality essentials provided: towels, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Charming bedroom with queen size bed & desk with private patio. Free parking. Hotel quality sheets/down comforter. Satellite tv. Separate entrance. Mini fridge and coffee maker.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Close to beach with private Bath, patio and private entrance included!!
average rating of 4.724138 based on 31 reviews
Mitchell, Sd

Santa Monica stay

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described, very comfortable, quiet and private

We enjoyed the quality linens. Host checked in with us after arrival to see if we needed anything. We would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. I'm happy that you had a good visit!
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Great location and great host!!

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and hospitable! Staying here was a pleasure and I enjoyed it a lot!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Art and Barbara were very accommodating. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Value & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to be near Westwood, so the location was good for us. Barbara greeted us on arrival and was friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

The space is accessible from the backyard of the house. It consists of 2 bedrooms, a corridor and a bathroom (the 2nd room is optional). The rooms are small but adequate for our use as we're out most of the day anyway. It's clean and has sufficient storage for our 5 nights stay. Overall, we were happy with our stay.

Just two things:

1) The second room is next to the living room, so noise from the TV does filter in even though Barbara does keep it low. It wasn't much of an issue for us, but if you're sensitive to noise, bring along some ear plugs.

2) The backyard looks a little messy, which is a shame as it would be quite nice to sit out there for a drink, or even breakfast. Not a big deal, but still a shame.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean space, helpful and friendly host.Appreciated the private entry and bath.

  • 4 of 5

Linens and towels were very nice. A bath mat when exiting shower would have been a plus. Enjoyed that location was a short drive to Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Nice, safe neighborhood. Helpful and friendly host. The book with map and restaurants/things to do in the area was really a bonus.My not giving 5 stars was due to the close proximity of my room and the host’s television room. I could hear host’s conversations, telephone ringing, sneezing & coughing (often before 8:00 AM). Possibly a white noise machine would have been helpful. I would like to have known this close quarters before I made my reservation. The host could lower her rate to compensate for this lack of privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I wish that you had mentioned the bath mat since I normally have one (forgot!). I am sorry that you were bothered by the noise and would not have been upset if you'd said "Shhh". As per your suggestion, i've added the following to the description of the property. " Please note that the hallway outside your room is adjacent to our living room {with a door)and you might hear my husband and I talking and watching TV. Quiet time after 10pm."
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara and Art were wonderful hosts, and the guest room was perfect for the two of us. We had a great time while in LA, and staying here was the best part of it. Thank you for your gracious hospitality, and thank you for the wine. Next time we are in town, we would love to stay here again!

— Kevin & Brenda

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Penmar Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Santa Monica Fwy
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

So many things to see and do. If you're athletic, easy to rent bikes, surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks etc. Lots of great hiking in Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. If you like to eat... well, we have italian, french, thai, chinese, japanese, plain ol burgers, vegan, vegetarian and more within 5 miles! Plus, you can walk to a local Whole Foods and there are farmers markets in the neighborhood 5 days a week! Activities: concerts at the Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl. Staples Center. Landmarks like the Getty Museum, Santa Monica pier and amusement park, "Gold's Gym" at Venice Beach, Universal Studios (about 30 minutes away) and Disneyland (about 1 hour away).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £114.21

Maximum guests per room is 2. Additional $40 per guest if renting 2nd bedroom. Maximum total guests is 4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.