This is a very nice home full of light, breeze, colors and art located on the Westside of the City of Angels. Our townhouse sits in thriving Mar Vista which borders with, what I think most interesting LA neighborhood, - VENICE BEACH.
There are good restaurants, bars, coffee shops, beauty salons, pilates/yoga and a bookstore walking distance or you can jump in a car and be at the beach in about 7 minutes.
To get to the beach - you can just take a Left on Venice blvd. OR we really like to take our street - Beethoven which turns into Rose avenue -- all the way to the beach. It's a very scenic view and you pass on your way Whole Foods (great tasty and organic grocery store and deli), row of trendy good restaurants (on your Right around 5th ave) and interesting shops. It takes about 5 minutes to drive to Venice Beach and about 10-15 minutes to SANTA MONICA.
This location is also great for visiting interesting places all around LA - take Venice Blvd, East to reach Hollywood and avoid traffic or if you need to head to further parts of LA - we are 5-7 minutes away from 405 and 10 Freeways which will take you everywhere you need to go.
LA is a driving city but there are major bus routs 1.5 blocks away on Venice blvd which can take you to Downtown LA and other destinations around town.
One bedroom (guest room) is located downstairs and has its own bathroom with marble shower and French doors which looks into a nice green area/trees. Besides, bathroom, this room has a full size bed that is very comfortable to sleep on, a desk and a closet.
On the second floor we have a kitchen with stainless steel appliances in great condition, dining room and living room. Living room has a gas fireplace, French doors and a balcony with a lovely view.
The Master bedroom is on the 3rd floor so you have a complete privacy from the other bedroom. It has VERY high ceilings, French doors and a gorgeous Indian hand-carved bed with a canopy (see pics). This bedroom has a large closet and a Jacuzzi bath in the master bathroom. It also has a gas fireplace and a balcony with a nice view.
There is another small 3rd bedroom above the master bedroom, with a twin bed that expands into a size between Full and Queen, closet and a great city view.
You have to go through the Master bedroom to get to it.
Due to many stairs at our place we'd say it is better for kids over 3-4 years of age, but it's up to you of course:). Babies who don't crawl yet are fine of course:)
Another flight of stairs up and you are on a ROOFTOP TERRACE with fantastic panoramic view of Los Angeles. Among other things, you can spot the ocean, Hollywood sign and Getty Museum from there.
The terrace has a table, comfy couches, lights, great city views and gas BBq.
We have 1 parking spot in the private garage which is connected to the House. If you have more than one car, street parking is never a problem.
We have nice neighbors and our place is very quiet and has a great energy. We'll provide a list of our favorite restaurants, shops, bars and places of interest in the area for adults for you to enjoy.
And last, but not least, there is CAT, Shusha, who is around at times. She is inside/outside cat so she does all her business outside at an unknown location and only comes to sleep and eat. She does not have long hair so hardly sheds and prefers to be not seen. Most people love her! So if you don't have allergies o bad feelings towards cat, this place is for you.:)
! Important NOTES:
- ALL GUESTS PAY $120 CLEANING FEE in CASH UPON CHECK IN.
- Our minimum stay is 5 nights, but if you need for 3 days - please write to me and I will be happy to accommodate when possible.
- If you are traveling with kids, we charge extra $25 after 6 people (instead of 5, so let me know and I'll send you a "special offer".
Hope you choose to stay here! :)
Masha and La Familia
Guests have access to everything that is in the house plus the roof top patio.
Interaction with guests
When I am in town - I will personally greet you. When I am out - I have a great substitute to personally greet you.
I am always available by email or phone to handle any issues.
We expect our guests to be careful and respectful with all the items inside the house and not to make loud noises after 10pm in respect of our neighbors.
No parties please!
You can smoke on the roof terrace or on the balconies - no problem, just put the sigarette butts in ashtrays please. When on the Rooftop please stay within our private area with nice carpets and table/chairs set up as our neighbors sleep right underneath other areas.
Sun umbrella on the roof deck - it can only be used/opened when there is no wind. Please make sure to close it every time you leave the roof top.
Please turn on heat only when you truly need it as it makes the house very hot very fast and make sure to turn it off when you leave the house to conserve the energy.
We also rely on you to turn off the lights when not needed.
And please give 1/2 - 1 small can of wet food and water every day to our cat - Shusha:) Only if you see her, otherwise, she'll eat only dry food, which is not her favorite but is fine.
Thank you very much for treating our home as you would your own. We hope you enjoy it!:)
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I am originally from Russia. I like travel with friends, good food and wine and producing unique things - parties, festivals, music shows...
I have a husband and a daughter:)