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Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach, LAX & LMU

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms w/Queen Size beds + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths

This Private and Secluded Zen-like 2100 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 story Home is in the Exclusive Beach neighborhood of 'L.A's Best Kept Secret', Playa del Rey, centrally located to the South Bay Beaches and LA's glamorous city. Enter behind a private gate and journey into this quiet and safe, lushly landscaped tropical refuge. Eastern artifacts, Buddha's, a gurgling fish pond, birdbath, rock garden and a teak bench serenely escort you into this special house, furnished for comfort and healing energy. If you are looking to 'PARTY' this is NOT the home for you. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

This unique home is perfect for vacationing families looking for rest or 'LA'S hot action' that's just minutes away.

The clean straight lines of Architecture, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, has high wood ceilings and powerful crossbeams. Floor to ceiling glass in the Living Room and Formal Dining area create a spacious and airy setting in this loft style home. Relax, release, and chill out on the Futon Style Loungers.

Dine 'alfresco', year round, on sumptuous local fresh seafood or BBQ your favorite culinary delights from nearby Bristol Farms, the famous gourmet food shop. Let the Southern California sunshine energize your day during breakfast in the Formal dining area that accommodates 8 on the Cherry Wood Asian Dining table. Custom Tile Counter top seats 4 more with bar stools. Sip an espresso, gourmet tea, smoothie, or fresh squeezed lemonade from the tree in the garden. KEURIG single cup coffee/tea dispenser, Toaster, Coffee Maker and Blender are all included with the Full Kitchen.

Ascend through the carpeted 'Low-Rise' stairwell with high ceilings, bamboo-screened windows and Asian styled architecture lighting. A bamboo plant and more lush decorations lead the way to the 2nd floor restorative rest area.

The Master Bedroom has wall-to-wall sliding Shoji Screens. Close them for privacy or open them to the Living Area below or dreamily gaze through the huge glass windows into the Zen Garden. Rejuvenate on the comfy Queen Size Bed. The Master Bath has shoji doors and windows, double sinks, a glass shower stall, and 2 large closets with sliding full length mirrors that make dressing a pleasure.

Enjoy the California Sunset and a partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the front upstairs Bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed. The Bamboo-screened front wall of glass overlooks the semi-private park directly across the street. Mirrored closets here as well.

For your comfort and enjoyment, read, sip some coffee, wine, or tea, or even take a nap on the Private Balcony of the rear bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed also with mirrored closets and a 32' Flat Screen TV.

Soothe yourself to a candlelight bath in the decorated FULL Bathroom behind Bamboo-screened windows of the second floor.

Enter through Sliding Glass Doors from the Living Area or walk the plant covered latticed path on the side of the house to the sanctitude of the green-growth covered Hi-walled Back Yard. Relax and Lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds as they flutter throughout the Zen Garden.

More Details

Owner
Donna Leigh
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Amenities

Playa del Rey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • **2 Additional Convertible Full Loungers in Downstairs Living Area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Relax and lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds that visit the Zen Garden and Birdbath. Two blocks away is a 1 mile scenic walking path overlooking the Ballona Wetland Wildlife Reserve, one of the last protected open areas in Los Angeles. The path has a panoramic view from Malibu to the famous 'Hollywood' sign. Sleepy Beach town Playa del Rey, is minutes away from all the action. This house is a 20 min walk to the Beach and in town which offers coffee shops, postal office, dry cleaning, nail salon and several type of different restaurants from upscale to casual dining. You will also find a baseball diamond, basketball courts, children's playground, beach volleyball and a huge park connected to the Venice Canals that is home to numerous ducks and wildlife.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach, LAX & LMU
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
Fremont, CA
5

zen house is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Zen house 4 nights in May 2017 and found this house very charming, clean and extremely well stocked. Renting process was very straitforward and Donna responded promptly to all our questions. Location is very convenient, close to the airport, beach, freeway and very quiet. We definitely want to stay there at our next visit to LA. Thank you Donna for being such a nice host!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden Valley, Mn
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood but still within a short drive of the LA sites. Nice house, very clean and comfortable, perfect for our small group. Saved a small fortune over getting 3 hotel rooms. If your looking for a quiet place, this is the house for you.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, We are thrilled you and your Family enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again! Thanks so much!
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5

Beautiful and quiet retreat in Los Angeles

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week long stay to attend our son's graduation from LMU, grandparents joined in, so there were 6 of us most of the time and we all enjoyed the house. Each couple had a nice room with more than enough space, and we could all enjoy time together in the living or dining room or the back patio. The description was accurate, the house was even better than the pictures. It was very well stocked, the welcome basket and the Keurig machine and pods were a very nice touch. The neighborhood is quiet, we enjoyed a daily walk on the bluff trail with views of the ocean, the wetlands, and LMU. Our only regret is not having found this house when we moved our son in as a freshman! We will certainly try to rent this house again next time we go to LA.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ingrid for the great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you as our guests when you visit LA again!
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5

Truly a Zen atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Zen home for 9 days in September for my son's wedding in Santa Monica. We had easy access to the home, parking and coded entry. All our instructions were printed up for us and a packet providing details about what was in the area.

With Donna's permission, my husband and I invited my mother and sister to stay for a couple of days. Each bedroom was absolutely comfortable and serene. Everyone was sooooo comfortable! There was plenty of room for each of us to find our own place to relax and have personal space.

We arrived to a welcome basket full of goodies and fresh flowers on the dining room table. Everything was fully stocked: kitchen has all the little gadgets for cooking, bathrooms had plenty of towels and items you need, Bedrooms had changes of linens and extra pillows and blankets...such attention to detail!

Outside, the garden areas did not disappoint! We enjoyed the hummingbirds and other birds that came to visit.

We LOVED our stay and will definitely return to this lovely home! Thank you Donna & Steve ❤ for offering such a peaceful place for this mother of the groom to stay calm & grounded :)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU so much for taking the time to write a review! You and your Family are the best!! You definitely get a "gold star" for leaving the home in pristine condition. We're thrilled the Zen Home could be a part of such a special memorable time in your life. Looking forward to your next stay with us!!
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4

Zen home nice for short stay in L.A.

  • 4 of 5

Comfy home in nice neighborhood close to LAX; house filled with amenities, but needs some major updates: kitchen garbage disposal should be fixed, house could use working air conditioning units in all bedrooms, a bit strange to have washer/dryer outside home on side of house.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice home, nice location

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Home is in a nice, quiet, safe and up-scale neighborhood minutes away from LAX. In spite of its proximity to the airport, the already-minimal aircraft noise is more than drowned out by the excellent job the owners have done in using fountains to create a serene, peaceful surrounding. The home is as-described. The only difficulty we had was that the hot tub is tired and old, as the owners acknowledge. Outside of that, everything worked properly and was easy to use. There are also a lot of rules regarding the times of night you can be outside and regarding entertaining outdoors, which was fine for a quiet family like ours, but might not fit everyone's travel needs. Overall, a great experience and we'd do it again if we were back in the LA area. It's location made it easy to get to everything, and the weather was much cooler than other parts of LA.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Minutes away Championship Beach Volleyball, 20 min walk to the Beach or 8 min Bicycle Ride, Semi-Private Park

Time to desired locations:

-LAX - 8 min

-Manhattan Beach (World Championship Volleyball) - 10 min

-Marina del Rey (Fisherman's Wharf, Cruises, Restaurants, Shops, Movies) - 5 min

-Catalina Island - 27 miles available by boat

-Venice Beach (Famous Venice Boardwalk - 'Muscle Beach', Snake Charmers, Street Performers, Sidewalk eateries...seen in countless movies, TV, music videos) - 10 min

-Santa Monica/Malibu - 20 min

-Beverly Hills - 30 min

-Hollywood/Studio City - 40 min

-Big Bear Mountains (Winter skiing, summer hiking and boating) - 90 min

-Palm Springs - 90 min

-Disneyland - 45 min

-San Diego Wild Animal Park - 2 hrs.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature Golf, Cross Country Skiing, Basketball Court

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Rates & Availability

Playa del Rey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,999
$6,299
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

**HIGH SEASON RATES" WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL BOOKINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK OF: LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMASN & NEW YEAR.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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