Stayed here for 4 nights with five other friends in August and it was awesome. The house looks exactly like the pictures showed. The hot tub was definitely the best part along with the four cruiser bikes. The house allows for a lot of privacy as there is a private parking area in the back and the yard is completely gated. Venice beach is less than three blocks away and the cruisers make it easy to get to Santa Monica pier in less than twenty minutes. We didnt see John the owner at all but he was very accommodating through text and was easy enough to get ahold of. I look forward to staying here again on my next visit to Los Angeles and I'd highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a place to stay in Venice Beach.