If you're thinking of staying close to Venice Beach (Marina del Rey), you should definitely consider staying at this apartment. I traveled on my own and stayed there for 2 months. Instead of staying at a hotel, I decided to rent an apartment instead to really get a feeling of how it'd be like to live like a real "Californian" in LA. The apartment has everything you need. It's pretty much ready when you "move in". The neighborhood is nice and quiet, calm with good neighbors. It's really close to the beach (Venice Fishing Pier) and so close to the popular Venice Beach. If you're looking for places to eat out, have a few drinks or even grocery shop, you'll only have to walk approx. 500 meters and everything you're looking for is right in front of you. All in all, I only have positive things to say about this property and Marcus. He was so nice and friendly and helped me with everything. All you gotta do is ask him, and he'll be happy to explain and show. Also.. It's only 20 mins from LAX. I'll definitely come back!