Open concept Guest House. Your sweet spot at the beach just outside of LA.
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About Michael Hayden
Michael and John just celebrated 30 years together in May 2018. They met in NYC in 1988 and have since lived in Oakland, West Hollywood, Marina del Rey and now Playa del Rey. They are finally realizing their life-long dream of living at the beach! John works from home. His company, TrueVista Consulting, provides strategic marketing consulting for small to medium-sized companies that need the branding to grow their business but aren't ready to commit to full-time resources. Michael is a professional artist. He uses encaustic (beeswax) and found objects to create paintings inspired by the California horizon. His artwork is exhibited in Los Angeles galleries and art collections worldwide. Michael has been a guest star on HGTV and his artworks have been featured on TV and in several Magazines. Celebrity collectors include Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisperer), Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg to name a few. Michael's love of art and design is influential in the decor of their homes together. Michael and John love animals. They've had 5 labradors, 2 cats, 5 birds and various fish over the years. These days, Daisy, their five year old yellow lab and Daphne, a 10 year old calico cat are in constant competition for attention. Daisy and Daphne are super friendly and they'll definitely let you know how much they enjoy meeting and greeting our new guests.
Michael Hayden purchased this Guest House in 2016
Why Michael Hayden chose Playa del Rey
Michael and John are excited to welcome you to their newest property in Playa del Rey, CA., The Sweet Spot Guest House! After years of living in West Hollywood where they hosted vacation travelers from around the world, they decided to head to the beach to take a break from the fast-paced life of LALA Land. They found an amazing fixer-upper property just blocks from the beach and have been busy renovating it for over two years now. While they are still working on the landscaping, The Sweet Spot Guest House is complete and ready to share with vacationers. You may get a little sand between your toes as renovations are coming to an end but hey, that's living at the beach! We are smack dab in the middle of some of the best beaches in the Los Angeles area. With Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu to the north and San Pedro, Manhattan, Hermosa and Palos Verde to the south you'll be sure to find a little piece of paradise to spread out an blanket and an umbrella and enjoy a spectacular day at the beach. Local bike rentals are available too if you want to spend the day riding along the many miles of beach front boardwalk or gather some friends and play volleyball at one of the many locations available.
What makes this Guest House unique
Within walking distance to the beach, coffee shops, restaurants and bars, the village of Playa del Rey is known for its laid back beachy vibe. Locals call it "the best kept secret in the Los Angeles area", so don't tell anybody how awesome it is to hang out here! A little backgound about the area: Playa del Rey (Spanish for "Beach of the King" or "King's beach") is an affluent beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, The community is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Marina del Rey and Ballona Creek to the north, Ballona Wetlands and Playa Vista to the northeast, Westchester to the east, Los Angeles International Airport and El Segundo to the south. Today a bridge between Playa Del Rey and the jetty between Ballona Creek and the Marina is accessible to foot traffic and bicycle traffic, but not to automobiles. Bikers, skaters and joggers probably have the best chance of traversing the sidewalks of the beaches north to Santa Monica, and to the South Bay, here at this bridge. Both UCLA and LMU have crew teams that practice on the Ballona Creek channel and Marina del Rey.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great week in Playa!
Everything was perfect. There was even coffee, cream, fruit, and sweet rolls to welcome us! We felt well taken care of. Would definitely come again.
A lovely, private getaway
This was the perfect place and location for us to relax for an extended stay in Playa Del Rey - comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped. Our hosts were attentive and helpful but respectful of our privacy. The lap pool was a huge plus, finished just in time for our booking. And we adored Daisy (the friendly lab) and Daphne (her charming feline companion)!
Michael and John were the most exemplary guests. Their guest house is an absolute stunner. Decor was beautiful. The bed was a cloud and the outdoor shower was amazing to start the day with. The neighborhood is so unassuming yet very comforting. Location is close proximity to culver, Venice and downtown. Do not forget to check out the local beach less hectic experience. 10/10 will absolutely book again next time with our little one. Thank you LA!
Host, Michael, is hospitable and helpful. Id stay here again and again. Location is fantastic. Home is so comfortable and cozy.
My two-day stay at the Guest House of Playa del Rey was so pleasant. I was in LA for a visit with my sister who is in cancer treatment nearby. It gave us a comfortable location where we could visit, catch a yummy breakfast close by, and even go for a casual stroll on the beach. Then when it was time for me to leave, it was an easy trip Uber to LAX.
I hope I get to come back! Thank you, Michael and John for such classy and hospitable accommodations. Just what I needed.😊
Thank you for such a nice review. We really enjoyed meeting you and your sister and her husband.
We look forward to hosting y’all again under more pleasant circumstances. Please know we are sending love and healing prayers to you and your family. You’re always welcome here.
Michael and John
Love this space and these hosts!!
Fabulous, beautiful and comfortable with every amenity you could want! Michael and John are wonderful and welcoming! We will be back!