Guest Reviews


Hosts were very helpful for our yoga retreat

Adrian and Lauren both met us and had set up a longer table for our group us to all meet and dine together on the second floor. We used all 3 units. We had great January weather and made much use of the wonderful courtyard, 2nd floor deck, and roof deck which is accessed from the third floor. Both kitchens are amazing. The downstairs unit has a fridge, microwave, dinnerware, and counterpane but no kitchen sink. The single bed mattresses look so thin in the photos but they are comfy Ikea. The master baths are just outside the master bedrooms so they can be shared. Watch a YouTube on Venice beach so you understand its unique mix of wealth, street performers, and tattoo-type businesses. It feels plenty safe in the day and okay at night for couples or groups, but not individual women at night. The popular Venice ale house is probably the best organic restaurant we've been to, with great outdoor seating on the boardwalk.

by Greg from Fort Collins, CO. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great value for our corporate retreat

Great property! I rented the property for a corporate retreat I was putting on for 10 people. It was an excellent location and the hosts were very accommodating to all my needs! I highly recommend and will definetley be returning! Great value for the location.

by Brooke from Los Angeles, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Ideal location, accommodating hosts

Lauren was very accommodating by letting us check in at 10 am so we had time to prepare for the arrival of our 3 sons and their families. The location was ideal allowing us to enjoy the beach, the neighbourhood and the interesting people. Good restaurants nearby with our favourite being "Lobster" A good inventory would have saved us carrying an extra crib with us because there is 1 in each property. Similarly, an inventory update for life's essentials like a corkscrew etc. All little inconveniences easily overcome. Your homes were comfortable and it made spending time there in the evening pleasant. Would recommend it to friends.

by Ron from London, UK. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great place

Place was great and Lauren and the owners were fantastic hosts.

by Andrew from Los Angeles, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Successful week-long retreat. Will return!

Thank you to Lauren and Adrian for being so accommodating and awesome! Our non-profit held a week-long retreat at their property, and the location couldn't have been better. The big table that everyone could fit around was a huge plus, as was the roof-top deck and the beach being just a few blocks away! Also helpful were the washing/drying machines - 2 sets, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. Thanks so much to Lauren, in particular, for being so understanding, easy to communicate with, and for the chocolate-covered strawberries she brought to us on our last day. We highly recommend this property for teams looking for an overnight meeting/retreat space where everyone has their own bed!

by Kaitlin from Hyattsville, MD. Submitted Date of Stay:

People you can trust

Lauren was a really nice host. Very nice and helpful. This is people you can trust. The house is amazing! Best location in Venice. Close to the beach and the boardwalk but still in a nice calm area where you can chill out when you want a break from the beach life. The house is very cozy with lots of space - super nice rooftop terrace with a really nice view to the mountains and the sea. All my very best recommendations goes to this place and the host.

by Morten from Copenhagen, Denmark. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect for our women's retreat

This is a hard to find gem in the heart of Venice Beach. We rented all three levels for a women's retreat and had a great time. Morning walks on the beach and an easy walk to dinner and shopping on Abbott Kinney. (Voted the coolest street in the USA by GQ magazine) We were greeted by Lauren who was awesome to work with. Each room was comfy. We had wine and cheese on the rooftop ocean view terrace and breakfast in the garden patio. Secure parking for 4 cars was a plus. Great space at a reasonable (URL HIDDEN) an awesome location. Thanks for making sure we had everything we needed Lauren!

by Milan from Santa Rosa, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Best place we've stayed for large groups

Lauren was a great host! We had a perfect time in the houses. It is the best place I've ever stayed for large groups: 3 apartments-same building, 4 parking lots, big kitchen , common areas and even a rooftop! It is very close to the beach, which is perfect in Venice. We loved the house! Everything was perfectly indicated (wifi, things to do..) We will definitely stay with Lauren next time! :)

by Laura from Pennsylvania. Submitted Date of Stay:

Super friendly host, Great amenities

Lauren met us and provided alot of info about the house and place. She is super friendly and a perfect host. Our stay was comfortable as the apartment is very clean, the kitchen is very well equipped with blender & rice cooker, (very rare to find in rented accommodation!) bath towels and amenities were all provided and they even provide beach towels! The size of the apartments were fantastic, lots of room to chill out in and the parking was invaluable- it was even big enough for a van. The location couldn't have been better, in a quite neighbourhood but steps away from the crazy Venice beach. We would def recommend this place to our friends and family. Thanks again Lauren for hosting us.

by Tracy from Great Britain. Submitted Date of Stay:

Highly recommended

Everything was great. We needed a large house for our family graduation and this house was perfect. Close to the beach. Venice Beach is quite an experience. They made accommodations that met all our needs. We had a great time. This spot is highly recommended.

by Susanne from Riverside, IL. Submitted Date of Stay:

Will stay here again!

The host made us feel very welcome! Upon arrival, Lauren met us at the house at our convenience to check in, allowing us to arrive early as it wasn't rented out the night before (So nice to not have to wait around with luggage!), gave us a tour and even a little welcome gift! We rented out the whole house, which was perfect for our large-group vacation (14 people)! The host was very helpful throughout our stay, answering any questions we had promptly via text about where to eat and activities. Her recommendations were top notch and to be trusted! Our whole group had a wonderful vacation, and I think it's because we had the perfect home-base. The house was very clean and tidy, and had a great 'at-home' feel. I would highly recommend this house and would aim to stay here when I visit Venice Beach again, as it has the perfect location (truly steps to the beach!) and so versatile, weather you have 3, 8 or 14 guests!

by Carmen from Vancouver, Canada. Submitted Date of Stay:

Gorgeous, Clean, Spacious!!

We couldn't ask for a better place for a 16 people delegation of visiting family and relatives!!! The house is gorgeous, clean, and spacious. AND is a very quite and family friendly. Indeed within 100 steps from the beach. Elle is an amazing host - asked many many detailed questions that I had (this is me being overly and unnecessarily worried). She answered all the questions and accommodated all the requests. We will come back for more!!!

by Yuuki from Washington D.C.. Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect for our large family

Lauren met us at the apartment and gave us a walk through. We had all three floors and it worked perfectly for our family. Being close to the beach and boardwalk was great for our teens. The evening gathering on the patio in a cool breeze was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

by Martina from McKinney, TX. Submitted Date of Stay:

Our second women's retreat in the Art Colony

The house was a great space to accommodate a large group of people. The host was very responsive to our request as they arose. Great location from the beach.

by Maseta from New York, NY. Submitted Date of Stay:

The perfect spot for a big group

Elle & Adrian's place was the perfect spot for a big group. Just enough communal areas yet everyone had their own privacy too. Perfect location, clean and good times!

by Glen from New York, NY. Submitted Date of Stay: