I am very surprised by the reviews/ratings posted to date. Me and five friends stayed here for a summer staycation and loved it. Everyone was very happy with the lodgings---the rooms are nice, the outdoor area is great, the kitchen is very well stocked (a great surprise), and the hot tub was enjoyable. We had plenty of room to hang out and chill in between our ventures to the beach (not far at all) and Abbott Kinney (a nice walk). The only downside is that the wifi is a bit weak, but all in all, we really had a great time. The managers also really do a great job of making sure that renters are happy---one even came over late at night to help us figure out how to turn the hot tub on. If I or any friends were looking for a place to stay in Venice, I'd happily come back to or recommend this place.