We spent 3 weeks at Tommy's guest room next to Abbot Kinney and wish we wouldn't have to ever leave.
Location was perfect with just short walk to the beach and shorter to Abbot Kinney's cafes and restaurants.
Tommy is perfect host, very friendly and helped us in many ways, local tips and places to go and visit and made us feel very welcome.
His house is very well equipped with excellent taste.
Area is nice mix of older Venice houses and modern units like Tommy's. Parking was easy every time of the day (just far enough from the restaurants) - just have to remember the street sweeping days once a week on each side.
Garden studio comes with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and two very large closets, huge flat screen tv and very comfortable bed, but the nicest thing for us was the ability to straight once up to open the doors and enjoy the California Sun.
Tommy, who lives himself upstair has 4 little dogs that keep you company if you invite them in, but don't bother you, and are in fact really quiet.
It's hard to think any negative aspects of the place. We've spend quite a lot of holidays renting houses or rooms from people, but this place: California, Venice, this guest room - we really liked.
Hope to be back soon.