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.
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.
We offer free wifi, laundry, driveway parking for one car, 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.
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).
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.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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.