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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6, great location, non smoking, no pets

Beautiful restored Spanish Revival single family one story home in a lovely residential neighborhood. Easy street parking (with my guest permits). Lovely front courtyard with tables for outdoor dining. Good wi fi throughout the house and front courtyard.

Refinished hardwood floors, bathrooms with tile stall showers. Walk to Trader's Joe's, Whole Foods Market, and unique shops and restaurants on nearby W. Third Street. The Beverly Center mall is 1/2 mile away. Queen bed in one bedroom, Queen bed in master bedroom and trundle beds in office. Full bed can be installed in office for small extra charge.

There is a printer for your use on the guest bedroom desk and there is a treadmill and an elliptical trainer if you want to exercise. Loads of towels. Cleaning service can be arranged for longer stays. No pets allowed. This is a non-smoking property.

More Details

Rochelle D. Ventura
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Rochelle D. Ventura

I am a retired former City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles employee who moved to this area at the age of 6 during World War II. I grew up in the area and raised my son and daughter in this house. Over the years I have collected sculpture and art from California artists which is displayed in the house.

Currently, I live with Phil half time in San Jose and half time in this house in Los Angeles. The house is listed for rent during the times we am not in Los Angeles.

I have studied architecture and design and frequently travel abroad to check out cities throughout the world.

I love this area and am happy to share my home with visitors to Los Angeles. Everyone seems to like it a lot.

Rochelle D. Ventura purchased this house in 1971

Why Rochelle D. Ventura chose Los Angeles

My home was built in 1929 in the older Spanish Revival style architecture. You will enjoy staying here if you prefer an older home with spacious rooms and unique architectural features.

I purchased the house from the original owners in 1971 so I am only the second person to own this house.

Over the last 46 years I have lovingly restored the house, retaining almost all the details and finishes that make it special while, of course, adding electric outlets, wifi, modern appliances, central heat and air-conditioning, etc. The house has its original hardwood floors, original toilets (without tanks) and lots of storage.

I added the front courtyard in 2001 after seeing the famous patios in Seville, Spain. Everything in the courtyard is authentic to the period of the house. The fountain (turned off for now because of the drought) was built from tiles copied from those in the Santa Barbara courthouse. The pavers are "Rue 71" a reclaimed street I purchased in Europe and had shipped to Los Angeles. The beams in the covered dining area were stenciled by a painter that used to work in Barcelona. The courtyard has been a favorite area for outdoor dining for many of my former guests.

There is also a lovely "Palm Court" backyard featuring 9 Kenya palm trees, Bird of Paradise plants, and Meyer lemon and Key West lime trees (help yourself).

What makes this house unique

The unique benefit of this house is its location. LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is within walking distance, as are the Peterson Automotive Museum and the Arts and Crafts Museum. The Original Famers Market and The Grove are also within walking distance in the other direction, as are the convenient Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market and CVS Drug Store. You can walk to public transportation and connect up with the Los Angeles subway system. You can walk to the pick up points for the ON OFF bus and several other sightseeing buses.

The house is very spacious and comfortable. I provide plenty of paper supplies, and you are welcome to use my tea, coffee, condiments, oils, saran and foil, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rachel and her family were the perfect long term guests. I would recommend them to any VRBO host.
Jul 2016
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Beverly Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed w/ twin mattresses. Full bed can be installed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size antique iron and brass bed with Temperpudic matt
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Great value for 2 couples or for families.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 27 reviews

Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

We Loved this property. Beautiful patio front and back. Close to everything we needed and great for dining inside and out. Comfortable beds and great bathrooms. Loved the purple and green one. An added treat was the Los Angeles times delivered every morning. We were three people but the house could easily accommodate five. Will definitely try to book this property when ever we return to Los Angeles.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Stanley Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of my house. It would be my pleasure to host you and your family anytime in the future. Perhaps next time we will be able to meet in person. Regards, Rochelle
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A+ for this place.This hostess is the tops! Our 4 day stay was beyond wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The house is so well appointed and equipped that you forget that your not at home! The location is amazing: walked to the farmers market, museums and so close to so much. We didn't want to leave. CLEAN, COMFORTABLE and well stocked with anything we could possibly have needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this classic California-Spanish style home. Rochelle has kept up the house beautifully and was a very helpful host. She had plenty of useful info & tips and easy to follow instructions. The neighborhood is quiet despite being in the center of things and, if that's not enough, a large wall and bubbling fountain create a little oasis away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent & family oriented!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the property, it exceeded our expectations. In my opinion, the photographs do not do this home justice! The home itself was very spacious, where 6 adults and a baby could spread out, not to mention all of the outdoor space we were offered with this home. The front & back patio are a dream, very beautiful! We loved the location as well, as we did have a vehicle, we were in Santa Monica, Venice, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, all in less than 20 mins each (there was no traffic)! The general surroundings are amazing too, from the grove, farmer's market, museums and shops on 3rd are all 5-10 mins away! Thanks to Rochelle, our host, who was very responsive and had every detail covered we were able to relax and enjoy her home! We would definitely recommend this home to anyone that can appreciate originallity, uniqueness, and peacefulness! Thanks again, we can't wait to be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jenny, for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad the house worked out for you and your family and would love to host you again in the future. I also appreciate that you left the house in such good condition. Rochelle
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Beautiful home, great area, walking distance to so much!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family's needs. Not only was it clean and comfortable, the host was extremely accommodating and made our check in, stay and check out extremely easy. We were within walking distance to The Grove as well as many other wonderful restaurants, shops and bars. Since we used to live in the area we had the advantage of knowing exactly where to go and how to get there but for somebody who isn't familiar with the area it is a great location and very easy to navigate around. The outdoor courtyard area was absolutely breathtaking and perfect for entertaining. We absolutely fell in love with this place from the moment we walked in and absolutely intend on returning upon our next visit to Los Angeles. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, thank you so much for taking the time to review my property and especially for taking such good care of my house! I would love to have you and your family visit again. Rochelle
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The owner was incredible and the house is a jewel.

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit concern about the location to find out it was perfect. Everything about the house, owner, location, and cleanliness deserves a 5 star rating. Thank you Rochelle!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joaquin, Thank you for your kind review of my house. It was a pleasure hosting you and your "girls" on your visit to Los Angeles. I appreciate your taking such good care of my home and hope you enjoyed your visit here. Best regards, Rochelle Note to other hosts: This is a very nice and respectful family and you should feel comfortable having them as guests at your properties.
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Car: not necessary

The house is located within walking distance to the Original Farmers Market and the Grove, both worth visits and both with loads of good restaurants. You can pick up a variety of sightseeing buses at the Original Farmers Market. The La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Folk Art and Crafts Museum and the Peterson Automotive Museum are also within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Insurance $59

This is a 100% non-smoking property. Pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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