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Good place to stay
Very close to the beach. Was smaller than expected and no kitchen sink. Overall a good place to stay.
Wonderful location, big issue with cleanliness
Short review: Amazing Location close to all amenities, friendly staff issues with cleanliness, and noise. I would not stay here again but if you are okay with all the things listed below I would say go for it.
My husband, my friend and I stayed here for two nights, we had no issues finding the place, the location was fantastic ( as far as closeness to the beach and activities), space was fine for us three and the bed was actually comfortable. We asked for an early checkin to drop off our bags since our flight arrived at 10AM, we were granted access after 12. While we were dropping our bags off cleaning staff tried to get into the unit ( I was worried about the safety of the unit), I called Justin and he said that they don't change the code to the doors all the time and it has never been an issue but that regardless the cleaning staff always has the access code; he told me that the place wasn't ready and that they still needed to clean. I definitely had some issues with the cleanliness of the place the toilet looked disgusting to the point I told my husband not to lift the seat, and there was broken glass on the dresser. The place accommodates 3 but there were only 2 coffee cups and two water glasses. The unit is located right in front of a school so there were kids screaming outside the apartment from 7AM to 330-4PM, and a trusty bell that rung at 8AM!! There were also people working on the house beside this one cutting wood and hammering things (they were also keen to start their day early), the neighbour upstairs has a child that doesn't go to school but runs around stomping his feet from 4AM onwards. The toilet seems to also be broken as the water for the tank runs, though if you wiggle the handle you can get it to stop running. The tap water tastes awful unless you let it run for a good 3 minutes minimum. We didn't spend enough time in the unit for any of these issues to be addressed by the Landlord, we are from Canada so international calls were not something we wanted to spend time doing. We didn't cook so not sure if the kitchen was well stocked though there was coffee for us to have. There ware shampoo and conditioner also available.
No Surprises, Great Location
first VRBO stay on any sort and place was exactly as described. i primarily chose it due to location and the location is hard to beat. literally two short blocks from the venice pier - definitely a 5-star location. as i was solo and didn't plan to spend too much time inside the unit other than showering and sleeping so the 3-star interior was just fine. and due to the pictures and reading of other reviews i found exactly what i expected. would definitely stay there again as i don't go to california to stay inside much.
TLC Needed to fulfil potential
We stayed for three nights and whilst the overall experience was positive there were a few niggles primarily a very nosy refrigerator which was most intrusive during the night hours. we did report this to Justin during our stay and he said he would get it looked into. This studio has bags of potential and with a little more TLC could be a really good option small improvements such as improving the range of kitchen/dining equipment, provision of a basic guest folder with information about the area as well as the studio. The location is good and as the Marina area is further developed has much to offer.
Great value. Looks just like the photos.
This place is a great value being within walking distance to the beach. Quiet location. We always felt safe walking to the beach. The house was clean and the owner was easy to reach for questions.
The parking is an issue. We always found a place to park, just not always close by. We ended up using Lyft when we needed a ride somewhere and keeping our car parked.
The only other issue we had was no air conditioning. It gets hot during the day and cools down some at night with the ocean breeze. We were provided with 3 fans which helped a lot. My daughter stayed nearby with no air and no fans!
We would consider staying here again due to the price and location!
Overall a really negative experience!!
It was really run down and it's off a pedestrian walk way. Alot of bad elements
There's no parking onsite you have find street parking which as I said very seedy area or parking meter and have come back every 2 hours to fill meters or they said stay at beach lot $18 a day couple block away from apartment!! And that's if you find a spot
The owner did respond back to
Me in 2 days prior and on my way there!! It was very disconcerting . He didn't get back with me until late on arriving day
My first time VRBO and it was a horrible experience