My husband and I met our grown son and his wife for a long weekend at Venice Beach. The quarters were tight but exactly as listed on Flipkey. We had no issues staying at this quaint 1908 house with … More
Located in the heart of Venice Beach but secluded. Don was extremely helpful and dealt with every question that we had promptly . Apartment well equipped with plenty of bath and beach towels. Laundry … More
Great having you!
23 Jan 2015
"unbelievable location & best value!"
Wow is all I can say...this property was perfect ct for us. Don was very gracious and accodating and parking was not a problem at all. Sometim s right in front of the property!
The sundeck was AMAZIN… More
14 Jan 2014
"Fantastic place close to the beach, no hassles."
We loved staying in this ground floor apartment. Plenty of fresh linen supplied. The apartment is on the ground floor, but there is a great view up on the sundeck on the top floor. There is street par… More
Thanks Corwin. I'm glad you had a great time & the review as well!
I have stayed in this property already twice and I cannot stop keep wanting to go back! It has become my little paradise, away from work, business. I first visited last summer and then returned on Chr… More
4 Aug 2014
"Can't wait to stay at the Beach House again!"
We have stayed at several vacation rentals in the area and this was by far our favorite place! The bamboo bedroom with private bath was perfect for us and the location is absolutely fantastic. Elizab… More
Renee & Dave were by far my favorite guests. I felt like old friends from the moment you stepped in the door. They were polite, respectful and unbelievably kind. We had a wonderful week together and ended by enjoying a drive up the coast and a dinner (which they treated me to) at one of my favorite restaurants in Malibu. I wouldn't hesitate to have them back again anytime!
22 Mar 2015
My son and I stayed here for the first 4 nights of our trip to the States. This was my first experience booking accommodation from overseas before arriving. It all went smoothly and Elizabeth was a fa… More
Just one block from the beach and within walking distance to tons of restaurants. Great studio with comfy bed. Really nice bikes were provided, as well as boogie boards, beach bag, beach chairs....eve… More
15 Dec 2014
Really steps away from the beach and the pier. Less than 2 minute walk to Washington with all kinds of restaurants and corner stores, I felt safe alone at night. A little farther walk to the Venice Be… More
My husband and teenager traveled from NYC to visit 5 colleges in and near LA. We wanted a first rate apartment near the beach, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We booked Sandy's unit based on the pr… More
23 Sep 2013
"Awesome Venice Beach Getaway"
I stayed here with my husband and 3 teenagers. We had a blast! All the beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. It's not a big place, but it's so well planned, that it's very comfortabl… More
Thanks for letting us know! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime!!
I just left this wonderful cottage today. I stayed there with 3 friends for 3 nights.
Everything is a described. It's charming and very clean. The beds are very comfy, linens are clean and crisp and p… More
Iris you were an amazing guest. You left the house in perfect perfect condition. I would love to have you stay again. You were very kind and considerate and very responsive. I can't wait to have you back.
I wish you well on your spiritual Journey.
6 Feb 2014
"Neat little place right near the beach!"
This shack is everything I love about beach shack chic - made up of odds and ends from elsewhere that all combine to give a homely rustic feel seconds from the sand.
They are helpful, responsive and … More
Hi, im glad that you enjoyed your stay. You left the house in excellent condition. I can't wait to have you back. I will make sure that I get some additional cooking utensils.
12 Jan 2016
We rented the cottage over New Years with plans to attend the Rose Parade. I got sick so we didn't make the parade. But snuggling on the sofa with a quilt and good tv gave us the perfect viewing area.… More
"Fantastic Apartment, great location and wonderful host!"
As a family of 5 looking to stay in California, we aren't able to book a single hotel room, so its either 2 rooms or an apartment rental.
We used Flipkey and found this apartment. Booking was easy … More
5 Jun 2015
"What a disappointment"
Having researched long and hard through various rental agencies we thought we had found the perfect rental. The description certainly ticked all the boxes. But on arrival and closer inspection we real… More
Had a delightful stay in this two bedroom/two bath apartment 2 blocks from Venice Beach. The apartment has been decorated with loads of charm (and love) by the owner Melodie. She respects the essenc… More
This was my first time in California, and we were agonizing over where to stay for our vacation. After searching the internet for the right spot, we were blessed to have found this fantastic place. W… More
30 Sep 2014
"Delightful accommodations, centrally located in Venica Beach"
We stayed in Venica Beach for four nights. The rental is funky and comfortable with good beds and a well equipped kitchen. "M" lives close by and is delightful. She checked on our comfort and was v… More
The Venice Oasis was the perfect place for our 4 day visit to la. We had a party of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) that fit perfectly into the main house with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The bedroom… More
23 Feb 2014
"Great time! Next time will stay longer"
The house is neat and cozy. We enjoyed walking to the canals and beach. Make sure to have any early risers sleep in one of the bedrooms as movement upstairs is noticed in the downstairs bedrooms. The… More
13 Feb 2014
"A Family Vacation"
My family and I were thouroughly satisfied with our stay in this very comfortable vacation home and it's location was pefect!
We found we were able to get to a great variety of interesting locations, … More
Met extended family here for a reunion of sorts and couldn't be more pleased. House was clean and perfect for families. Backyard is great and has a treehouse to boot! Dined on the deck every day… More
28 Jul 2014
"Comfortable oasis steps from the best SMA has to offer"
We had a fantastic time in your beach house this summer. The house is in absolutely the best location for us - just a short walk to the beach, not so far uphill on the way home that you get tired lugg… More
6 Jan 2016
"Don't Rent This House"
This is an old house and it shows.Lights hang off the wall. Shades fall off the window. there are four bedrooms, but only two have any where to hang closets or drawers to use. There is only one the… More
Reader: This guest was rude, dishonest and extremely coarse. Its important to view our other reviews and note the polar opposite opinions. This guest's problems started when I got reports of loud and late partying. So much so the police were called. We are not a party house as stated in the ad description.
We are located in a wonderful eclectic neighborhood akin to NY's West Village or San Francisco's Haight Ashbury. The guest brought three large dogs after claiming to only have "two small dogs". The guests left dog droppings all over the front and back yards and the house a complete mess.
We don't pay our hard-working cleaning crew to pick up after other people's dogs.
To address his claims: Yes this is an old house. A fully restored turn-of-the-century wonderful, old home officially registered with the City of Santa Monica's Historic register.
Yes, some of our lights hang off the wall because they are mounted on a fixture.
The shades were left ripped out of there mounts because they were yanked out. We found them discarded on the floor.
Both master bedrooms have closets, the other rooms have ample room dressers.
Yes, there is "only one' thermostat in order to maintain a single constant temperature throughout. This technology may have been too sophisticated for them.
In the review they wrote "the hear din't really get upstairs". I think they meant The heat didn't get upstairs. This is the first time we've had this complaint.
Our bedding is thoroughly sanitized (feature on our GE oversize front loading washer and dryer)
I'm not sure what he meant by our shower being difficult. Maybe it talked back to him?
We are not a hotel and aren't expected to supply shower soap, shampoo or conditioner. We tried it in the past but found people prefer to bring their own products relative to their own needs and likes.
We supply fresh clean linens, 2 cabinets full of towels and one cabinet of beach towels.
Rest assured there is plenty of Costco brand toilet paper.
Guest are provided with 2 sets of keys that work very well. Never had a complaint.
Yes, parking is difficult. Aside from the TWO preferential guest parking passes, there is a guest spot behind the house. Its a desirable area of Santa Monica (like NY and SF locations listed above) but there is a decent overturn of parking spots. We rarely have a problem,
Our "location location" is great. He got that one correct.
We have a guest book full of 12 years of wonderful, great guest comments with several return visits. Our home may not be right for everyone and I'm sorry these people had a bed experience. The feeling is mutual.
I encourage enquirers to ask any questions to clear up any concerns you may have prior to renting.
We love this house and take a lot of pride in it as we take pride in making sure our guests have a wonderful stay.
"Nice comfortable home, close to Venice and Santa Monica"
We stayed at this house for 5 days last week, and enjoyed our stay in LA. Five adults and our toddler granddaughter had enough room to relax comfortably. This section of the house was newly constructe… More
21 Aug 2015
"A Home Away From Home"
We stayed in this beautiful rental from 21-29 July 2015. The house is well planned and lovely decorated,. It has 3 bedrooms. The bathrooms are good. You will find all the services and aminities… More
3 Jan 2016
"Go and Enjoy"
Our stay at the home was very pleasant. The accommodations were excellent and the owners thought of everything to make the stay comfortable. The house was accommodating, the decor was fabulous, and th… More
The house is a total knock out--each room like a page from a magazine! We were wow'ed by our hospitality and the small things (A stock of detergent, paper towels, fresh flowers, to name a few) which h… More
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again next year!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The ultimate in privacy and luxury in Santa Monica. 4 bedroom 4 bathroom short-term, luxury vacation rental including daily breakfast, maid service, concierge services and onsite management. 100% location in the heart of Santa Monica. Vacation like a true local...Santa …see more
Distance approx 2.19 miles from Venice Beach Show on Map
This was a comfortable holiday home with everything you could need available to you.This included beach equipment, kitchen supplies and parking outside the house.It was a short drive to the beach and… More
2 Jan 2016
"Great place to stay!"
We stayed over Christmas break with our two boys 8 and 10. The house is cute and the lay out worked great for us. The master is at one end of the house and the two bedrooms at the other. The kitchen a… More
29 Oct 2015
"Groß und komfortabel"
Wir waren zum ersten mal in den USA und haben eine ortsfeste Unterkunft gebucht, da Verwandte in der Nähe wohnen, mit denen wir uns häufig getroffen haben. Ist ja wenn man viel herumfährt um Besich… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Next to the sandy beach and boasting million dollar ocean views from every room. Across from famed Santa Monica Pier & 3rd Street Promenade mal. Famous restaurants, movie theatres and great bars and clubs are right outside your door. Top furnishings. Gym & parking inc. …see more
31 Aug 2015
"Amazing penthouse apartment"
This was my first time renting an apartment instead of a hotel and got to say, it was a dream stay all thanks to Jeri & her team. The views from this penthouse are second to none, I was truly gob smac… More
15 May 2014
"Location, Location, Location!!!!"
This small 15th floor 1 bedroom unit was more than adequate for a 1 week stay on Santa Monica Beach. The view from the living room, bedroom, and balcony was spectacular. The apartment was clean and ad… More
9 Aug 2012
"This place is spectacular!"
My boyfriend and I stayed here recently, we are traveling from Australia and chose to stay in Santa Monica. I found all the hotels were super expensive and stuck in the 70s. I was so thrilled I locked… More
My wife and I stayed in one of the upstairs apartments for a few nights in January. Cara and her husband were great and provided a lot of information to us ahead of our stay to make everything easy. … More
21 Jan 2015
"peaceful garden retreat"
The decore', garden view, and comfort of this little upstairs apartment is pleasing to the eye, soothing to the soul, and managed by caring responsive owners..… More
25 Oct 2014
"Magical place to relax in!"
I stayed here for three weeks in all, and was reluctant to leave - I found the Secret Garden very peaceful even in such a busy place as Santa Monica. It seems to generate its own atmosphere, and th… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Spectacular location on Ocean Ave boardwalk with partial ocean views, heated saltwater pool, and stairs to the beach right in front of the building! Perfectly located between Montana Ave shopping district, Oceana and Fairmont Hotels and 4.5 blocks from 3rd St Promenade! …see more
Distance approx 4.3 miles from Venice Beach Show on Map
Coming from a very cold and wet London I was totally delighted with the amazing house here in Santa Monica. The house is in a beautiful and quiet street. The house itself could not have been bettered.… More
9 Jan 2015
We just finished spending two months at this house, and our stay was fabulous for many reasons. First, the location cannot be beat. It is close enough to the beach to walk or ride a bike (less than tw… More
4 Aug 2014
"Feel right at home in this incredible home"
I had an amazing time staying at this beautiful Spanish style house in Santa Monica. It is so well decorated with art in every room, beautiful furniture and bedding, everything very stylish and super… More
This quaint home is a wonderful place to stay for a couple visiting on business or for a vacation in Los Angeles that want close proximity to the Airport, Fwy's, Santa Monica, The South Bay and beache… More
Really enjoyed my 3 month stay as a UCLA visiting graduate student. :)
Pros: Very well located (safe neibourhood, close to UCLA, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, bus lines...). It's adverti… More
My family and had a wonderful experience at the cottage while attending my sons graduation from UCLA. The location couldn’t have been any more convenient with a Ralphs across the street and plenty … More
6 Jun 2014
The location is great with Ralph super market across the street and extremely well located for work in Westwood. Proximity to UCLA where we went often. Ania was great and very helpful. The house was c… More
Tenant was fantastic and so easy to work with. They were clean, respectful, and friendly. We hope they will come stay with us again.
4 Sep 2013
"Charming cottage in Santa Monica"
This is a great place to stay - the cottage is quaint, well-maintained, and in a safe and pretty area of town. The amenities are perfect, with a super large espresso machine and fully functioning kitc… More
Thank you Jeff!
You were fantastic guests, and I look forward to keeping in touch! You and your brother were so respectful, enthusiastic, and all around amazing people to meet!
See you soon!
Ania de Pourbaix
for no proper reasons the owner cancelled our rental agreement . we have paid the amount in full and in advance. this is very un professional and inappropriate action. if you don't like to rent your p… More