Sunrise on Ashwood Ave.Our two gorgeous hens, Extra Crispy and McNugget!

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Spacious, PRIVATE Mar Vista backyard cottage located in quiet neighborhood. Perfect for 2, all amenities included, pet-friendly, and located centrally near Venice Beach. We offer a local experience and serene, peaceful environment.


Cleaning Fee: £20


The space

If you are looking for 600 thread count sheets, chocolates under your pillows, or a Ritz Carlton experience, this ISN'T the place to stay. However, we do offer a cozy, private backyard cottage, with all the comforts (maybe more so) of home, and a glimpse into REAL Southern California life. Small fridge, coffee maker, microwave, full bathroom and shower, large closet, bedroom, skylights, and work area, all packed into an economical living space. We are an animal friendly space (we welcome friendly, quiet pets) and we ask that you read through some of our guest's reviews before booking. We are 1.5 miles from the coast and an easy drive to most West LA locations.

Guest access

We offer free wifi, laundry, driveway parking for one car, two bicycles (male and female), beach equipment (boogie boards, paddle tennis racquets, etc.), and an outdoor patio for stress-free relaxing.

Interaction with guests

Separate entrance means you can have as much, or as little, interaction with us as YOU wish. Your privacy is your own. We are a door knock away in our main home, but you choose whether or not to knock and we respect all boundaries. If you read through prior guest's reviews, you will get a better idea of what we're about.

The neighbourhood

Our neighborhood is one of the most unique you'll find in Los Angeles. Though in the heart of busy West LA, our street is quiet, tree-lined, with friendly neighbors and walking distance to Costco, Albertsons, Abbott Kinney Blvd., and only a 1.5 mile walk or bike ride to the ocean and world-famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Whole Foods is also less than two miles away.

Getting around

Public buses stop three blocks away, with the Metro rail system a 15 minute bus ride (or drive) east. There is plenty of street parking, though we are happy to let you park your car in our driveway. We provide bicycles and suggest you use them - and your feet - to get around locally.

Other things to note

We have a lovely backyard with BBQ and patio furniture for you to use at your leisure, as well as some friendly hens who share the property with us (they love to be held and loved). Feel free to grab a fresh egg or help yourself(ves) to our vegetable boxes, which produce organic produce year round. Gass stove and all the cookware you need to prepare meals and markets nearby (Costco, Whole Foods, Ralphs, Vons, Pavillions, Gelsons, and Rainbow Acres are all within two miles).

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please don't ask for early check in or late check out as we are extremely tight on bookings. We also request that you don't smoke in the apartment, but if you can keep it outside and clean up your butts, we don't have a problem with it. Please keep the noise level down after 10pm. We are very pet friendly and welcome your well-behaved dog or cat.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

263 Reviews

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Nari User Profile
April 2017
Ian and Alicia provided an awesome and relaxing place for visitors to stay. The guesthouse is quiet and offers all the basic amenities (kitchen, living room w/ TV, beach towels) while being very cozy with fun animals (cat, dog, chickens) to visit with. They are conveniently located near cafes, grocery stores, Abbott Kinney Blvd, and Venice Beach. The bikes that they generously provided made getting around Venice super easy and fun. I really appreciated that they allowed us to park our car in their driveway as California has confusing parking rules in residential areas; this took a lot of stress out of the trip. Had a really wonderful stay at their place.

Iris User Profile
April 2017
I loved my stay at Ian and Alicia's! Alicia is a fantastic host and their place is really tranquil. It is so peaceful and quiet, you wouldn't even know you're in the middle of the city! They even have chickens which makes it really feel rural :) It is fairly close to the beach, and they provide two bicycles which makes it really easy to go anywhere in the vicinity without having to take the car. I would definitely recommend their place if you want to stay somewhere in Venice LA!

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
A nice, chicken friendly place by the ocean. The perfect size for a little house! Ian & Alicia were very friendly and happy to help in any way they could. Great stay!

Juli User Profile
April 2017
The place was cute, clean, and well-located. You can't ask for better, more welcoming hosts! The cats are so cute :)

Kit User Profile
April 2017
Ian and Alicia were super friendly and we had a great time using their place as a home base for our L.A. adventure. They had great recommendations and made us feel totally welcomed. The accommodations were as advertised and we were very comfortable.

Laurie User Profile
April 2017
Great location with parking, a lovely very comfortable garden cottage complete with lots of critters to visit. The bed was comfy, it had a clean bathroom and kitchen, and the walk in closet was a nice addition. We were only there one night so we didn't get to take advantage of the bikes. Ian and Alicia were super friendly hosts. We'll be back with our pups!

Lee And Trish User Profile
April 2017
Ian & Alicia are terrific hosts: welcoming, helpful and not intrusive. The garden & the menagerie are a terrific plus if you like animals (we do). The cottage is small but comfortable and close to Venice and Santa Monica (tho traffic in LA is terrible).

Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in May 2014
Ian And Alicia User ProfileIan And Alicia is a superhost.

We are a loving couple, together since 1988, who have lived in the Venice/Mar Vista areas of Los Angeles for the entirety of our relationship. We love all things coastal, own two vintage campers in which we travel frequently, and have been part of the Burning Man community for over 15 years and counting. Our favorite shows are "Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, Extras, Grimm," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

We try to live by three basic rules; be honest, try your best, and keep your word.

We have been fortunate to travel all over the world, including almost all of Southern Africa, Western Europe, China, Japan, Canada, and have our sights set on Australia.

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