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Find Your Zen Here,Near Downtown Culver City In A Quiet Residential Neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming Spanish Style Home Nestled In A Quiet Residential Block.

Tucked into the heart of Los Angeles, within walking distance to dozens of bars, restaurants, and activities. This cozy home is ideal for small families or friends.

Charming Spanish style home nestled in a quiet residential block steps away from downtown Culver City.

This entire home will truly be your home away from home!

2 bedroom, 1 bath with plenty of space:

Master bedroom: queen size bed, walk-in closet with hangers and dresser with drawers for your clothes. Sliding glass doors opening onto the back patio veranda.

Second bedroom: 1 day bed , which sleeps 2, dresser with drawers. My home will accommodate 4 comfortably and would prefer to keep the space to 4 people.

Living room,Dining room with table to seat 6-8

Kitchen with breakfast nook table, includes all cookware, pots, pans, utensils, spices to cook yourself delicious meals! Fridge, microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher

1 Bathroom with shower and separate bathtub, towels and shampoo provided for you

Private, lushly landscaped back yard with deck for outdoor dining or to enjoy a glass of wine beneath the stars!

Private front porch filled with plants

Guest AccessGuest Access

Please make yourself at home throughout the house during your stay.

Please allow tenants at guest house in the back their privacy.

Interaction with Guests

I will greet you upon check-in if I am available. Interaction during your stay is minimal, and I will be available by call or text or e-mail with any questions or issues that may arise.

The Neighborhood:

Downtown Culver City is an ideal location central to all the sights in LA -it is equidistant from Hollywood, the airport LAX, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and downtown Los Angeles.

The house is a couple blocks away from the heart of downtown Culver City - a walkable neighborhood brimming with dozens of restaurants, a movie theater, Sony Pictures Studios, Trader Joe's, family-friendly park, Culver City stairs, weekly Tuesday's Farmer's Market, and shops.

More Details

Elizabeth Mcdonald
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Elizabeth Mcdonald


My name is Elizabeth , but go by Beta! I am pretty much a native Californian and have lived in Culver City for over 20 plus years. I have seen this little town grow and blossom into a happening community! I enjoy art, entertainment, travel, and the outdoors... and am looking forward to meeting people from all over the world. I am happy that I have the opportunity to share my home with guests. Enjoy your stay!

Elizabeth Mcdonald purchased this house in 1999

Why Elizabeth Mcdonald chose Lucerne - Higuera

I bought this property, when Santa Monica was like Culver City is today, back in the 90's.

I loved the street,and loved the house with the big picture window, and nice back yard! I could see the potential to make this my home !!

What makes this house unique

The benefits of my house is that it is in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance to downtown culver city, with restuarants and theaters!!! Close to the beach and close to downtown! My home is spacious yet cozy!!!


Lucerne - Higuera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , double is a daybed / sleeps 2
  • 2 bedrooms , master has queen guest room has daybed, sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Find Your Zen Here,Near Downtown Culver City In A Quiet Residential Neighborhood
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Sweet home near Culver Studios

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming home with beautiful landscaping in a neighborhood of small family homes near the Culver Studios. It is well located in Culver City. We loved the house and our stay there was was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We received our Zen at the Zen house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at this wonderful house. There was plenty of space for our family of 4. The yard was private and had enough space for relaxing and letting the kids run loose. Elizabeth was a wonderful host that checked on us during our stay. The location was close and convinent to popular attractions and necessities (such as the grocery store).

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely indoor and outdoor environments close to DT Culver City

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth has created a home with multiple indoor and outdoor environments to take full advantage of So Cal climate. The home feels like "home" with every need filled you'd expect from your stay. And, Elizabeth couldn't have been more sweeter or more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every part of this house and property. From off street parking to excellent landscaping. Large dining and living rooms made easy entertaining. The perfectly landscaped private backyard was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this perfect little home could not have been more enjoyable. Our family of four found the size of the home (two bedrooms with a queen bed and a day bed/trundle), the location, and the beautiful private backyard perfect for our needs. The home was exactly as advertised and we were more than happy with our stay.This neighborhood's central location was a great jumping off point, whether we were going to the beach or Rodeo Drive. If you are looking for a home in the LA area, you will not find a better deal than this. Our host was easy to communicate with, and we highly recommend this home if you are needing a place to stay in the LA area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, Peaceful Long Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had no plans over the 4th of July holiday weekend, and decided to jet away to LA. I was looking for a fun, activity-filled weekend–with a quiet, peaceful place to retreat to at the end of the day. Elizabeth's home was EXACTLY what I wanted, and more. Located in the extremely convenient neighborhood of Culver City (a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, ice-cream shops, etc., are within easy walking distance), her beautiful home is a welcome respite that's comfortable, squeaky clean, and idyllic. It's more spacious than you'd think, with a beautiful light-filled living space, large dining table perfect for families, fully-equipped kitchen, cozy, restful beds, and, in my opinion, the cherry on the top–an outdoor patio that overlooks her tranquil backyard lush with flowers and greenery. The convenience of the location goes beyond walkable destinations–if you've got a car, it's an easy drive to the beach, mountains, Hollywood, Malibu, etc., any of the enticing neighborhoods you may want to check out during a visit. Plus, to top it all off, Elizabeth is a truly gracious host. Kind and attentive, she's there if you need her, while also absolutely respecting your privacy. Her Spanish bungalow is really a gem, and the care that she puts into keeping it up shows. If you have a chance to stay here during your LA visit, I highly recommend it! Take it from an experienced guest–you will enjoy every minute, and you won't want to leave. Thanks again, Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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within walking distance to downtown culver city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $400

House Rules: I expect the same respect with which you would treat your own home.

1. Check-in and checkout times are flexible, especially if there is a day in between guests, but the expected check-in time is 3-6 pm and checkout time is 12 noon. Should you need an earlier or later check in time, feel free to ask. Depending on adjacent reservations, I can be flexible.

FYI: I live close by and am available if you have any questions or need assistance. We may see each other, since mail is still delivered at this residence. I also have a rental unit in back so you may see a tenant coming and going. I will respect your privacy. I often travel, so I may not be on the property at all.

2. No smoking inside or on premises.

3. This is a quiet residential neighborhood; please keep noise down after 10 p.m
4. No pets

5. This is my residence part-time during the year, so please take care of my furnishings as you would your own. Please be careful of newly upholstered white furniture (it soils easily.) At dining table, please use placements provided. Dish ware is not microwavable.

6. Please turn off air conditioning/ heater and lights when you leave the house during the day, at bedtime, and upon check-out.Also
leave keys!

7. Parking: driveway is shared with elderly neighbor on right. Please park vehicle on left side of driveway close to the house or use street parking. Beware of street signs with restrictive hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, if using street parking.

8. Please don’t hesitate to call or text with any issues. If anything breaks or is damaged, please let me know. I understand accidents can happen, and will be most willing to discuss it with you.

strict cancellation policy 50% cancellation fee after confirmation has been made

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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