Great location, ideal for families and groups
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome beach house, great location.
Really enjoyed our stay at Vanessa's beach house. The location is great, walking distance to the beach and restaurants. And the house totally met our needs. The fire pit on the back porch was great to sit around and relax.
Thanks so much for the kind words and for being WONDERFUL guests!
Cute, convenient Venice Beach location
Very cute accomodations, convenient to beach and restaurants... short drive to Santa Monica and Malibu... very responsive host, Vanessa quickly replaced our empty propane tanks, so we could enjoy the lovely fire pit... only suggestion would be to add an a/c unit in bedrooms or improve central a/c that did not seem to work well at all... very hot at night when locked up for sleeping, but otherwise cool during day with windows and doors open... not really an area I would want to keep all open when not there or sleeping... shared parking was a bit tight for our SUV, couldn't open driver side door with bulkhead and yet leave fair room for other guests' car...
Cute & chic Venice spot! Great location walkable everywhere!
Overall the space was great and the management was pleasant and responsive-) We had a great stay! Location was prime and we appreciated that we had parking.
We loved taking morning walks down the canals, and being able to walk to our favorite dinner spots on Abbot Kinney.
The outdoor space was great. The only negative was that the beds could have been more comfortable. Other than that super cute & chic spot.
We loved it!
Especially loved outdoor space. Only real drawback was entrance and exit was through a bedroom. Also back deck was through bedroom. Was clean and comfortable.
Overall great spot, with just a few quirks
My friends and I had a great time at this property. Location is amazing, right in the heart of Venice just steps to the bars, restaurants, and beach. The house has 2 amazing outside seating areas which we utilized a ton for eating and relaxing in the sun. The property is in nice condition .
We had a few minor issues:
We were told to meet the owner at the house to pick up the keys. We arrived on time and waited 15 minutes before finally calling her to see what was going on. Turns out she wasn't coming to meet us and gave us the code for the lockbox over the phone. It just would have been nice to have been told that upfront so we weren't waiting around.
Secondly, we picked up $300 worth of food to grill all weekend on the Kamodo grill on the back porch. When we went to try to grill, the coals would not light. We read through the entire instruction manual and still could not get the grill to work. We texted Vanessa for some advice and she was very short with us, saying we needed to read the instructions. Even with 3 guys who are experienced grillers trying, we had no luck. Finally we went out the next day and bought our own coals and got the grill to work. We were later reprimanded for not buying "natural" coals. (!)
But honestly besides those few hiccups, I would definitely recommend this place for anyone to stay. Its great for families or groups of friends. Cheers!
Hi! Sorry I didn't have the right number, I did text to confirm your arrival time, no response :(
As for the BBQ... directions, coals and firestarter are provided, and because it is a locking ceramic grill fumes from chemically treated charcoal can affect the grill and food... I was definitely just concerned about you having an issue with that. Glad you enjoyed the space!
We found the property sufficient for our group of seven girls. While a close walk to the beach, there is no real ambiance to the place. Both patios are on the street. Basic supplies like salt, paper towels and toilet paper were limited or non existent. We were given no flexibility in check in and checkout times. After checking out it took several requests and over a week to get back our $1000 deposit. For the price I would look for something on the beach or closer to the action. I think it's over priced for what you get.
This review is factually incorrect.
Neither patio is on the street; the back patio is three floors up and offers views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Sign, and the front patio is over the yard of the 1st floor unit.
The home is exactly as the photos show... furnished in a clean, sea-side, modern design. As described in the listing we supply a starter kit of items like several rolls of tp (not a case), paper towels, dish soap, etc plus there is a full spice rack (see photos) as well as many other items commonly found in vacation rentals like coffee, creamers, sugar, tea, treats and snacks... all of which your group consumed. You were granted BOTH an early checkin and late checkout, but you wanted ridiculously early and late times which would have been totally unfair to the guests before and after you.
The deposit is automatically refunded by VRBO, information which I explained but you still continued to called and text me at all hours demanding your refund.
I understand you were upset you could not bring your dog to our vacation rental, but lying in your review does a great disservice to everyone.