About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)
The property: Your own 2BR / 2BA house with a carport parking. The house is a fantastic place for vacation. It is equipped with patio furniture, charcoal grill, fire pit, and everything you need in the kitchen. The house also provides DVD players, HD cable TV and wireless Internet for entertainment. Most importantly, the beach and the Pacific Ocean is located right behind the house! Bike rentals are available at Dockweiler beach, just a mile north. It is absolutely an ideal vacation home for you since it feels exactly the same way your home makes you feel. There are two lovely bedrooms in the unit. Both of them have queen size beds and separate bathrooms. The furniture style of the bedrooms fits the entire house style well which gives a truly charming beach feel. We want to make your vacation perfect, so small pets are allowed but with a written approval and a pet fee. Please no smoking inside the home. You can smoke on the back patio that looks over the ocean. Also please respect the people that live upstairs, particularly late at night. Location: Playa del Rey is to the south of Santa Monica. It is located near the freeway 405 which connects the major beach cities in southern California. This property sits right on the shoreline, which is the perfect location for beach activities. It is also not far away from most of the LA attractions. In less than half an hour drive, there are LA's best museums, nightlife, restaurants, shopping districts in downtown and various stylish beach attractions. Since it keeps some distance from the crowd, the house is perfect for a relaxed vacation. Other Amenities: * Full size fridge, microwave, coffee maker, fully stocked kitchen with all plates utensils, cookware * Nice backyard connecting to the beach directly * Large dinner table for lovely family dinners *Comes with one car parking on the car port (on the south side of the property) *Street parking is available * Keyless Entry on the door lock.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About ELS inquiries
I am California resident since 1987 and am very familiar with Southern California life and attractions.
Why ELS inquiries chose Playa del Rey
The house is a fantastic place for vacation. It is equipped with patio furniture, charcoal grill, fire pit, and everything you need in the kitchen. The house also provides DVD players, HD cable TV and wireless Internet for entertainment. Most importantly, the beach and the Pacific Ocean locates right outside your patio door. Bikes and water sports gears are also available for rent at nearby Dockweiler beach, just a mile south. It is absolutely an ideal vacation home for you since it feels exactly the same way your home makes you feel.
What makes this House unique
The beach and the Pacific Ocean locates right outside your patio door. The area is serene and quiet, perfect for the family. Bikes and water sports gears are also available for rent at Dockweiler beach, just a mile south. It is absolutely an ideal vacation home for you since it feels exactly the same way your home makes you feel.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful place, wonderful people
Such a beautiful relaxing time. Definitely recommend. One thing to look out for, most of time i was there the allotted parking space was blocked or taken. Not the end of the world but we all know what it's like when someone is parking in your spot. Outside of that, it was great.
Thank you David for being a wonderful guest and writing an honest review.
Please accept my sincere apologies for the parking situation. The parking spot that is allotted to this unit is the front spot which can be blocked by the tandem car parked behind it. That is why, sometimes we parked in the allotted spot ourselves and left you the tandem spot behind it so that you don't get locked in. But we should have explained it to you little better. May be we will change the spot to the back tandem spot for the future guests.
Amazing location and view. But the place was dirty.
Amazing location and view. But the place was dirty. The fridge handles, cabinets, doors, Windows and base boards.
Right on the beach, but VERY aged, dirty, and out of date
The house is right on the beach, backs to the sand, the view and location is amazing. However, the entire place is VERY outdated, needed to be upgraded decades ago. The windows are full of grim, the tracks they run on are literally blackened with grunge and grime. The walls have scratches and dents and chipped paint, the woodwork and trim needs to be sanded and restained or repainted, the cabinets were repainted a while back, but they are just VERY old and feel dirty. Everything in the house is the lowest and cheapest possible, from the pots and pans to the toaster to the ancient mattresses. There is one spatula in the house, which has a chunk taken out of it, the laundry facilities are horrid, its in an old garage that is so packed with stuff and never been cleaned, full of lint and grime with no exhaust fan so it is horribly humid, and again, the cheapest old washer and drier possible, and there is no laundry soap so you have to go buy your own, which of course you cant take back on the plane so ridiculous to buy a tub of soap for 3 loads of laundry. The only way to open and close the master bedroom is with a massive sticky door that creaks and slams so it wakes up the whole house. There are no screens on the bathroom windows (and no exhaust fans) and my daughter ended up with 2 spiders in bathroom and we had a lot of flies because there are no screens. The dishwasher was full of dirty dishes when we got there and with the state of the kitchen, we opted to just buy paper plates and plastic silverware for our stay. I know I'm a bit of a clean and neat freak, but this was worse than anywhere else I have ever stayed. I guess for the price, I expected it to be more of a resort style house and not looking like a low-income rental.
I am saddened to read about your experience although you are the first one to have had this kind of bad experience. We have had multiple guests come and stay with us and their experiences have been from 'pleasant' to 'spectacular'. Most of the guests who visit us are focused on the fact that they can walk out on to the beautiful beach and they get to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets.
Most of the things that you mentioned are because of significant humidity and salt in the air on the beach that eats up the paint and wood and rusts all kind of ironwork. We have remodeled and upgraded the units only recently in the last couple of years. The screens were in fact removed at the suggestion of one of our guests as most of the visitors want an unobstructed view of the ocean. Flies or spiders have never been an issue but will definitely have housekeeping look into that. We do replace pots and pans off and on as needed and will have maintenance check into that as well.
I am offended though by your comments in calling our home a 'low income rental'. we do take pride in the ownership and spend quite a bit of time their ourselves. If you do want to focus on the walls and doors, then next time please book at "Shutters" in Santa Monica next time as that is the only resort 'On the Sand' in this area and the rate for just one room (and not for two rooms and a family room and kitchen and a patio like we have) for two adults and one kid for coming Friday, August 25th (only one day, in the off season when schools are open) is $1535 on their website. You will not have any pots or pans to worry about and you will not have the option of using the laundromat, so you will not need to buy the soap. You will probably be paying ten times for your laundry compared to the cost of laundry soap and probably ten times for your food as well.
We had several problems with the property manager of this unit, eatlovestay. We had rented this unit and the next door unit. First, they overbooked our stay and had to cancel one of our nights. They offered us a discount for the remaining units/nights, which we accepted, but then when the actual discount came through, it was less than what they promised over email. Then they never gave us our deposit back, saying they found a wet bed. When they stopped replying to my emails, I disputed the amounts with my credit card. I do not recommend working with this company (Sugam from Eat Love Stay).
Make sure constructin next door is finished.
Pros: The pictures are absolutely accurate. This property is directly on the beach and the furnishings are all in good condition. The couch is quite comfortable and the television is a nice size. Bedrooms are very spacious.
The outside space is shared with the permanent tenants upstairs, but they used it mainly in the morning and late nights and were VERY quiet.
More than ample bedding and towels were available.
Having on site laundry was very much appreciated.
Off-street parking is provided.
Cons: There is a house under construction next door and the work day began shortly after seven each day. It is VERY loud.
Although there were plenty of towels, there were NO wash cloths.
The refrigerator is held closed by a piece of velcro. While functional, it seems inappropriate for a rental of this caliber.
Word to the wise: If you arrive after dark, the front door is beyond the staircase that goes to the upstairs unit. We had to call Mr. Sugam late at night when we couldn't get into the unit with the code provided, only to find out that we were actually trying to gain entry to the garage.
I am satisfied on the service and recommend to all.Thanks
The unit is a 2bdr/2bth lower unit in a duplex on the sand. You walk out to the inner patio on the sand with a fire pit, barbecue grill and few cane sofa and loveseats. The outer patio belongs to the upper unit in the duplex. Playa del Rey is a small California beach town centrally located in the city of Los Angeles. The town is quiet and is reminiscent of Los Angeles beach towns before they were heavily commercialized. Everything within Playa del Rey is within walking distance including restaurants, bars, spa services, and convenience stores. There are no chain type businesses in the town at all. Playa del Rey is a refreshing place in California to vacation - it feels hours away from the hustle of Los Angeles while being minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Playa Del Ray, Marina Del Rey & Marina Peninsula Playa del Rey is located on the southern side of the Marina Del Rey water channel, a bit further south from Venice Beach. It is located four miles (6 km) north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Getting here from the airport GPS Users: your booking confirmation will provide you with the complete address Airport transfers can be arranged. Chauffer driven car/ van can be arranged.- Rental cars are recommended if you intend to visit nearby cities.
Additional information about rental rates
Peak season rates will always be equivalent to the high season rates. Peak consists of the summer months (12 weeks), 1 week for Thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Christmas holidays, 2 weeks spring break, other major holiday weekends, conferences, etc. When you make an inquiry for any available dates, you will get an auto-reply from my booking system indicating real time availability. Minimum stay is 30-days.