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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Conveniently located to everything LA has to offer. Beaches, Hollywood, Magic!

Huge Gourmet kitchen opens to expansive outdoor decks perfect for dining al fresco! 5 bedrooms (one Cal King, two Queens, one Full, two Twins plus a Queen air mattress available for those extra guests!), a sizable flatscreen in each bedroom and a sparking Jacuzzi awaits off the Master Bedroom. Luxe linens, full DirecTv and Apple TV packages, screaming-fast internet, washer and drier, fully appointed bed and bathrooms and a 65" flatscreen with surround sound in the Media Loft, all just waiting for you and yours! Please contact us with any questions or queries -- we want to hear from you!! Use the email to owner button.

Andrea and Mark Malin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Andrea and Mark Malin

He's a software developer and she blogs about their travels in their Airstream. Both born and raised in Southern California -- Culver City and Pasadena -- and married for 6 years. We have a rear house on the property where our daughter lives so there is always someone around to provide advice, directions or an extra key.

Andrea and Mark Malin purchased this house in 1997

Why Andrea and Mark Malin chose Mar Vista

Our neighborhood is very walkable and safe, plus there are restaurants, markets, bars, coffee houses and a Sunday Farmers Market just a block away!

Purchased 18 years ago, we renovated this mid-century house ourselves and consider it a labor of love. We feel very lucky to be able to own a piece of West Los Angeles and share it with others.

What makes this house unique

It's difficult to find a 5 bedroom house in West LA, especially one as nice as ours, for such a reasonable price, too! We are freeway close to everything LA has to offer -- Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and Downtown LA -- and minutes to Venice and Santa Monica AND Malibu beaches, as well. Its one of the reasons we bought the house in the first place, just a great property with a terrific location.


Mar Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Upstairs to the left of the Media Loft.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs to the left of the Living Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 decks. Jacuzzi on South deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Second floor to the left of upstairs bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor to the right of bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs to the left of bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs to the right of bath
    Media Loft - 1 queen , A queen-sized air mattress may be used in Media Loft.
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Concierge available on property. We have family members living in the rear house on the property who are always available to assist guests with whatever issue they may have.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Los Angeles Home Near Venice & Santa Monica Beaches
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Warm, welcoming visit to Venice Beach property ID 729826

  • 5 of 5

My family group of 8 had a wonderful stay at the Mar Vista home in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles. Mark and Andrea greeted us on arrival with a very warm welcome and a cheese and fruit tray! Plus, they took the time to answer any questions about the area, home and directions. The home was clean, well stocked with dishes, cooking needs (pans, utensils, plus basics like spices, oils, condiments), plenty of towels, beach towels, shampoos, soaps. All five bedrooms were nicely furnished and the beds and linens were comfortable and very nice. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and a grocery (1/2 mile) within walking distance. There is one parking space in the driveway and easy unrestricted street parking. Venice Beach is a two mile walk, but there is also plenty of public parking within close walking distance to the beach. My family and I would highly recommend Mark and Andrea's Mar Vista home.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, as advertised property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall great experience and would highly recommend to medium sized groups. Fantastic property with close proximity to Venice, Santa Monica, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loving it in LA

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful house in a great location. My mom and Auntie loved it and repeatedly thanked me for booking such a great house. The owners Mark and Andrea were so nice. Upon arrival they had prepared a fruit and cheese platter along with cold beverages for us. That was very impressive. We love the location so close to the beach. We spent 3 nights at the house and then stayed a couple nights at the Disneyland Grand Hotel. We enjoyed our time at the house more than we Disneyland. My husband has already decided he wants to go again and stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As described and a great place with very comfy beds. Kitchen was well stocked with staples.

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Andrea were great hosts and very responsive to any request we had. Outdoor deck right off kitchen was great with a table that can seat 12 people. And it had a heater which we didn't really use but would be great on those cool nights. Hot tub was great too. Location was great with a 1 minute walk to a CVS and great Japanese market. Really convenient. Thanks so much and would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The most accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 8. We arrived to the owners, Andrea and Mark, who had set up a fruits and cheese plate for our arrival. They had a full kitchen and plenty of waters and sodas stocked up. From the kitchen we had 2 decks to lounge on - one with a jacuzzi that was very clean and the perfect temperature. The upstairs living space has a massive tv and bose speaker system (bring an aux cord and you can hook up your phone). There were two full bathrooms stocked with super soft towels, shampoo, conditioner, and soaps, along with high end toilet paper - nice touch! They also had a washing machine and dryer. The owners also made us a nice Tri-tip sandwich platter on our second day - it was absolutely fantastic! I would definitely book with these owners again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family recently visited Los Angeles for a family wedding and were fortunate to find this beautiful property on VRBO. It is every bit as gorgeous as the description and pictures indicate with a large gourmet kitchen and media room providing shared space for a crowd. Mark and Andrea were very gracious hosts greeting each of the family members warmly as they trickled in during the week. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Expo Line to Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
405/10 Freeways
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

Very walkable, family-friendly location with several restaurants, coffee houses and bars within blocks of our home, including a Sunday Farmers Market 2 blocks away. Venice Beach is 2 miles west straight down Venice Blvd and Santa Monica lies just north of Venice, featuring the famous Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade, famous for wonderful shopping, eating and people watching! Plus we're 10 minutes from LA International Airport (LAX), 30 minutes to Universal Studios, 25 minutes to Hollywood Blvd, and an hour to Disneyland. We are truly freeway close to everything you'd want to do in Los Angeles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Check in time is 4pm and checkout is 11 am. Guests are welcome to enjoy all parts of the house, but the back yard is off-limits. Our daughter and her family live in the rear house on our property, so that is their area to enjoy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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