My husband and his family stayed here for three nights - shorter stay. They've never been to LA and surrounding area so we decided to take them around. What a great little spot! The location was right in the heart of Venice without it being too loud. Excellent walking distance to downtown Venice and Santa Monica, which is what we wanted. The actual duplex was great - very clean and still kept very well. Perfect that there were two rooms with closed doors for privacy; there was also a futon bed (took some time to figure out, but we got it. It's a pull out one that lies flat out!). Great bonus was that there was a hot tub and 4 retro bikes! (we didn't use the bikes though). We also liked that it was private (the front of the duplex belonged to someone else). Cute little property in a great location. Will definitely stay here. Also: don't listen to the negative reviews here. The only thing I would mention is that the bathrooms have a rather odd layout - no counterspace. However, that was easily fixed by putting bathroom ammenities in the cupboard. Will recommend to others!