Casita exceeded our expectations! We arrived to find a nice little note and welcome package from our hosts. The place was bright, spacious and very nicely decorated, with a lovely little private back yard and patio.
This little apartment is the perfect retreat for two people and gives you so much more than a hotel. Our thoughtful hosts really put a lot of time and effort into appointing the suite with all of the touches that can make or break a stay. The kitchen is well appointed with a convection oven and gas cook top, more than adequate dishes and utensils if you decide to cook the odd meal there. The bathroom was stocked with more than enough towels and thoughtful touches like high quality shampoo, body wash and lotions a nice surprise. As well there is a spacious walk in closet with shelving, lots of hangers and a full length mirror. They really paid attention to detail even going so far as to have WIFI, Netflix, Direct TV and Movies stored on the PVR. An ironing board, iron and hair dryer nice touches.
Coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores are all within a short walk and the neighborhood, is quiet and safe. At night it was extremely quiet and every night we were guaranteed a great sleep.
Our hosts, Greg and Jamie were very friendly, helpful and accessible to answer our questions and really went the extra mile to ensure that our stay was comfortable. They went above and beyond in answering our questions regarding local dining, attractions and transportation and were always a text message away.
Casita is centrally located and is literally a short drive from Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, and Montana Avenue, as well as the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The airport is approximately half an hour away and Hollywood Boulevard, the Chinese Theatre, Beverly Centre and all of the local attractions are no more than a 30 minute drive. We did walk to Santa Monica beach and it took us approximately an hour.
I would highly recommend Casita to anyone and I would return in a heartbeat.