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CLOSE TO BEACH! Family friendly. 2 Private outdoor Patios & Garage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Bike or Walk to Beaches & Abbot Kinney 2 Bed 1 Bath 2 Sunny Decks Fully Remodel

Charming home close to everything! My home was completely remodeled in July 2015, brand new hardwood floors throughout home, danish designer teak furnished living room with mini bar and 43' plasma TV, DVD library, Netflix, two queen bedrooms (or 1 queen/2 twins), huge closets, stainless steel kitchen, Danish teak dining room set, massive outdoor sun/lounging decks, BBQ grill, additional outdoor dining set for 6 and rattan outdoor lounge furniture! Ride your bike to the famed Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Malibu or Marina Del Rey! Shopper's delight - Abbot Kinney boutiques as well as Third Street Promenade can be reached by bike! Steps away from Penmar Golf Course and Tennis courts. We have 2 racquets and balls for you to use. Enjoy the sights by riding the 8.5 mile bike path from Marina Del Rey to the Pacific Palisades! Easy access to all major expressways if you wish to venture out.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Claudia

I travel a lot for business and pleasure. I love traveling, watching indie/foreign films, boxing, tennis and cardio barre. I rarely stay in hotels - I love feeling like a local everywhere I go. Please enjoy my beautiful home when I'm some place else in the world! ;-)

Claudia purchased this house in 2014

Why Claudia chose Mar Vista

If you love the beach, shopping, nightlife, fine dining and being outdoors, my home is the perfect place to stay in LA!


Mar Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer and towels also included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd bed is comfy Air Mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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CLOSE TO BEACH! Family friendly. 2 Private outdoor Patios & Garage
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
Arlington, Virginia

Stylish cottage with great Venice location

  • 3 of 5

Super stylish cottage in convenient, safe location. Perfect for my husband, teenage daughter and me while visiting family. No air conditioning so an extra fan or two would help. Impossible to keep water off kitchen counter (as requested) especially with no dishwasher though kitchen was well-equipped. Afforable, clean and comfortable. Owner is pleasant and easy to cooperate.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest Arkansas

Great home for childless couples during cooler months.

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautifully redone home near Venice Beach. It had a nice private patio and a garage which makes parking a breeze. If you have an SUV it would be very hard to get in garage but our midsize rental could be negotiated in! There was a nice front load washer and dryer A couple of things to be aware of No A/C. Since we were out most of the day it wasn't too big an issue, but it took a while to cool down when we came in for the evening. I also was somewhat nervous leaving the windows open at night, but comfort won over safety! I would not travel there with small children. The home had too many rules to keep it nice but it stressed me out especially having a thirteen-year-old. I was constantly afraid the countertop would get a stain. Since we didn't cook much it wasn't as bad as it could be.

Summary: beautiful home better for families without children during cooler months and not into cooking.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you loved our home but not sure I agree it’s not great for guests with families. We have hosted so many young families and as you can see from our glowing reviews there were no complaints. With regards to parking, we offer several options for large car parking. We have tons of street parking directly in front of our home and a very large closed in garage area in the back of our home, in addition to a indoor garage. Our home is located in one of the safest areas of Venice Beach since we are located very close to two grammar schools that are patrolled constantly, so leaving windows open is never an issue. We also have several fans that cool off the home instantly. Not sure what strict rules you are referring to that made you nervous. I am not aware of any rules other then respecting our home and property which I am sure every home owner requires. We have a very large kitchen with state of the art appliances and cooking is never a problem. Your review was a bit too critical of the amazing experience our home offers.
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home is up-to-date with beautiful furniture. Very comfortable. Claudia was more than helpful in a time of need! Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a great guest too. Come back soon! Best, Claudia
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nice location and receptive owner

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a cozy small two bedroom with a lovely front patio. We spent six days in LA, and I found the house centrally located for our needs (and Claudia sends along a helpful list of eateries, shopping areas, etc). We didn't use the grill but one is available nor did we bother with the garage since parking is no problem on the streets. Walgrove can be busy with traffic at times, but coming from New York, not a problem for us. I was very pleased with the owner, Claudia, who returned my emails promptly (and also had a handyman deal quickly with a small plumbing issue). So, overall, a hassle-free vacation, and I appreciate the courtesy and ease in dealing with VRBO, and specifically this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Venice home near the beach was great!

  • 5 of 5

The instructions Claudia left were exact. We didn't have to contact them for anything. The neighborhood was quiet and clean. We did not have an opportunity to utilize the outdoor space due to the rain, but it was nice. You have to drive or uber for food and or groceries but it's good options close by. We used Uber for our entire stay and it was cheaper and peaceful to not have to find our way and pay for parking everywhere. We would stay here again if we come back to LA! Thanks Claudia we enjoyed your home.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful and Private

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week with two adult daughters and a young teenager. This property was very well decorated, clean, safe and private. The interior is as gorgeous and exactly as advertised. There is also lots of closet space for unpacking in both bedrooms. The kitchen, dining and living room were very spacious. I loved the convenience of using the full size washer, dryer and ironing board. Loved having keyless entry to the front gate and front door as well. There is a detached garage which you can easily access from an alley but I found it a little too tight for my midsize car rental. Street parking in March was so easy anyway. The antique teak dining set is gorgeous...but also just a little rickety. I do think that the tableware was a little under equipped. We could have used a platter, a few serving bowls, some juice glasses, condiment bowls, and the such.

We were able to keep in touch with Claudia via text messaging which was very convenient and she was quick to reply and resolve.

My only disappointment was the front deck and back patio. I really felt like the outdoor sofa was too dingy/dirty to sit on. The outdoor dining set needed to be wiped down before using too, but the only towels available in the house were pristine white. I couldn't even wipe off the morning dew from the furniture. I get it that the house is on a main road, but there was a lot of dust/grime on the furniture. A simple power washing the day before guests arrive would resolve this. As far as the backyard patio (at the time of this review, there is no picture of the backyard space) was just underwhelming, uninviting and cold to me.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved our home! Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course & Tennis Courts
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
CA-90 E
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

Charming home close to everything! Ride your bike to the famed Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu or Marina Del Rey! My home was fully remodeled in July 2014. Enjoy easy access to all major expressways if you wish to venture out. Walk to tennis 6 tennis courts and golf course!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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