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The Architectural Beach Castle - Panoramic Ocean Views, 5 Beds

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 King Beds 2 Queen Beds, Ocean Views, Walk Everywhere, Custom Windows

This gorgeous and unique Los Angeles beach house is the perfect mix of architectural aesthetic and California fun. The property features a wrap around ocean view patio, floor to ceiling glass windows, 3 king sized beds, 2 queen sized beds, and 3 sparkling and renovated full bathrooms. There is garage parking and a chefs kitchen to enjoy meals with your family. Less than 10 minutes to Marina Del Rey and Venice Beach, LMU, and LAX. The location is absolutely perfect. Walk to the beach!

The space

Please read this listing in it's entirety prior to booking. This is a very unique home - it has the potential to be the highlight of your trip to Los Angeles. You will be able to watch the sunrise from your bedroom and there is a good chance you'll see a regatta of boats while you're eating breakfast overlooking the ocean. The sunsets are gorgeous and the shimmering lights of the boats on the Marina reflect off the ocean from your patio. The peaceful tranquility of the beach is a short walk away - the hustle and bustle of Venice and Marina Del Rey is a quick 12 minute drive.

That being said, our home is not for everyone. We have tried our best to spell out all the idiosyncrasies in our home so that there are no surprises. Managing expectations is very important - please read this entire listing so you have a very clear idea of us, our home, and our expectations for you.

Please be very clear about the total number of guests when booking this home. Anybody that will be entering our home is considered a guest, regardless of if they stay overnight. This home is a good fit for 8 to 12 guests. If you are trying to host a large group, there will be additional charges. The neighbors are very dear friends of ours and we are very discerning about the groups that we allow to rent.

The home was recently remodeled after a prominent Mid Century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. It still retains that rare old world charm. The property is situated directly on a bluff overlooking the ocean and downtown Playa Del Rey. It is a walk to the beach. The three main bedrooms all have ocean view patios, and the living room has floor to ceiling glass windows. There is a huge wrap around patio with an absolutely breathtaking ocean view.

We'll do our best to give you a verbal tour of the property so you have an idea of how things are setup. Once you enter the front gate you will be in the enclosed private garden. From this court yard, you will be able to get to our front door. This offers our guests an additional level of privacy and separation. .

Walking through our front door, into our living room. The living room has a TV, custom sofa and chairs, massive floor to ceiling glass windows, and built in cabinetry and shelving with decor from all over the world. The dining room is adjacent to the living room and has a huge dining table that can seat 6 to 8 people. The dining area is directly off the ocean and provides a dramatic eating experience for with friends and family.

The first bedroom is adjacent to the living room. It has a huge king sized bed and a massive sliding glass door that leads to the ocean view patio.

The second bedroom is further down the hallway as the first bedroom. This room has all original shuttered windows, is fully carpeted, has a king size bed. There is a massive en-suite bathroom with a full glass enclosed shower, sink, and commode. The massive walk-in closet has tons of space and has been converted a queen sized bedroom. This is a great option for families with kids that would like a bit of space and privacy. The queen bed fits perfectly and we have provided fans in the room for circulation. To be clear, this queen bedroom is located inside the main king bedroom. We want to make sure to disclose all details to our guests so that expectations are accurate.

Making your way downstairs will take you to the third main bedroom of the property. There is a massive built-in king sized bed, ocean view shuttered windows, and a comfortable built in desk. There is also an ocean view patio that is great for enjoying coffee in the morning. This bedroom also has a converted huge walk-in closet with a queen sized bed. There are also fans for circulation in this room as well.

The back patio is the most magical aspect of our home. It is directly off the lliving room and provides a gorgeous backdrop for any activities. There is a outdoor dining table that can seat between 6 and 8 guests. There are also two lounge chairs for tanning and a few beach chairs to sit and watch the waves.

In summary, our home is filled with charm and will be the dream home for the right group of guests. There are 3 king sized beds, three full baths, beachside dining for up to 10 guests, and is directly off the Pacific Ocean in Playa Del Rey, California.

A brief disclaimer: If you are looking for a 5 star hotel or a very modern home, this would not be a good fit for you. We prefer to host our home to guests that are tech savvy and independent. If you are used to calling the hotel front desk while abroad, our home might not be a good fit. Our home is professionally cleaned, all linens professionally laundered and all surfaces sanitized before and after each guest. That being said, the home is directly on the beach so surface rust, sand, and water stains are to be expected. This does not affect the cleanliness of the property, it simply comes with the territory of living on the beach. If you are the type of traveler that is uncomfortable with rust or water stains, this might not be the best home for you.

If you are an independent beach enthusiast that is looking for the ultimate gateway to Los Angeles, we are excited to welcome you to our home! We provide towels, sheets, and pillows, so you do not need to bring these things with you. We do NOT provide shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, face wash, wash clothes, beach towels, sand toys, cable television, (we have netflix attached to our TV), or laundry soap. If these things are important to you, please bring them when visiting our home. We want you to be comfortable when staying, so if you have any additional questions, please ask!

Travel Times:

Our home is centrally located - most major LA landmarks can be accessed with ease. Please keep the traffic schedule in mind when traveling and you will be able to maximize your enjoyment of the city and minimize your time on the road. Traveling between the hours of 7am to 9am and 4:30pm and 6:30pm is not recommended as this is rush hour. Below are some major landmarks and the corresponding travel time.

Santa Monica: 15 Minutes (less than 5 miles away)

Loyola Marymount University: 7 Minutes (3 miles away)

LAX: 10 minute drive

Disneyland: 30 miles away (between 40 minutes - 1 hour 15 minutes depending on traffic)

Universal Studios: 13 miles away (30 minutes)

Hollywood: 20 miles away (30 minutes)

Downtown LA: 26 miles away (35 minutes)

Marina Del Rey: 5 minutes away

Venice Beach 5 miles away (5 minutes away)

Dockweiler Beach: 2 miles

Bacari PDR: 2 minute walk

Guest access

You have access to the entire property.

Other things to note

Every person who needs to be on the property, including outdoor spaces, needs to be on the reservation. This includes non overnight guests. So if you have 4 people staying overnight and 4 friends visiting - you need to make a reservation for 8. You can add guests up until your check in using the alteration tool.

More Details

Property Manager
Annie and Chase
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Playa del Rey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio


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The Architectural Beach Castle - Panoramic Ocean Views, 5 Beds
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing, I will rent out again :)

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, no complaints at all. Whoever rents this house out is going to fall in love with the view. I will rent again in the future. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, great vacation home, spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Great for families or romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The balcony had a breathtakingly beautiful view. The dining room was elegant for our little dinner party and the rooms were tastefully decorated and cozy. The location was convenient to LAX and walking distance to the beach. We hope to stay here again on our next trip to L.A.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location. You can walk around or drive easily to beach, shop or food.

The house is extremely clean and roomy. The Patio is a wonderful place to hangout or eat.

We traveled with small children and adults. This property easily accommodates plenty of people all ages. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The title of the review is "Absolutely Incredible"

  • 5 of 5

Me and 8 girls booked this beach house as a last minute getaway to LA and it was perfect! The views were sooo pretty. We all ate breakfast and did mimosas on the patio overlooking the ocean. The location was perfect and we walked to some really cool cafes and restaurants. I was a bit hesitant at first because two of bedrooms were located inside the master bedrooms but everyone was cozy and comfortable. The best place about this house is the views, location, and proximity to Venice. I would definitely book again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Damage Deposit $399

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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