"After a long journey from the UK, it was great that the house was easy to get to from LAX, easy to find, and felt so welcoming and homely. Mike and Chanti seem to have thought of everything to make your stay extra special! Having the bikes was fantastic - we cycled to the beach almost every morning - it's less than 2 miles on a flat and well maintained cycle path by the river. Once at the beach there are miles and miles of beach cycle ways to explore. The beach parking pass was a great touch - the local beaches are fantastic. There's beach equipment for use in the garage (beach chairs, surf boards, parasol etc) which made the beach days even better. The house itself is spacious, well maintained and has everything you need (and more besides) - including two very large fridge/freezers and 2 barbecues. There are loads of stores and restaurants etc. nearby, with a Trader Joe store a 5 minute walk away. The onsite pools are great - we spent a couple of days there. They were never too busy and for a lot of the time we had a pool to ourselves. They were very clean and well maintained. The tennis courts were a nice bonus. I'd recommend walking out to the nearby parks (adjacent to the river). The two outside areas of the house became our second home - we had breakfast every morning in the larger area, and spent most late evenings in the atrium. As well as being close to the beaches, it's easy to get around everywhere else LA has to offer. We covered central LA, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain theme park, 2 water parks. shopping malls and most of the LA beaches. Journey and travel times were always reasonable - being close to the I405 interstate meant easy travel. The sun shone brightly every day and the temperature was perfect. The temperature dropped in the evening meaning the house was very comfortable to sleep - no need for air-con. Lots of helpful information was provided in various folders which proved really useful in helping us get the best out of our holiday.
Me and my family had a wonderful holiday, and I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking to holiday in LA. Thank you Mike and Chanti for letting us stay in your wonderful home, and making our holiday so special."
Guest: PAUL I.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 10, 2016