The location of this property could not possibly be any better. Directly on the beautiful clean sandy beach within just a few steps of the Venice Beach pier and Washington Blvd where you can find a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping. And in the opposite direction, about a 10 minute walk…not too far but not too close either if you know what I mean, is the famous/infamous Venice Beach boardwalk which is one of the most amazing, bazar, fun, strange, outrageous, eclectic, jam packed, adventurous, free-spirited, artsy, mix-mashes of everything you can imagine, spots on the planet. Where you can either ride your bike around the perimeter and view the calamity from a distance, or walk right on through and mix it up with rest of the humanity. We like to do both!
This was our second stay at Casa Karmina and it was even better than the first as there have been several upgrades to the top deck and elsewhere since last year’s visit. We rented both the lower and upper units for our party of 11 which included family and friends from way-way back (grade school). My family of 4 took the tower unit and the rest of the group took the main unit. Everyone was comfortable and very happy with the accommodations and the management. At the home we loved the hot tub, hanging out and people watching on the main balcony and top deck, amazing sunset views, baby grand piano (not for everyone, but my son plays and Noel the manager is an amazing pianist), bicycles, parking, direct beach access and of course the location! We ate locally at several restaurants within a 2-3 minute walk and were happy with all of them. Coffee and breakfast was had just about every morning at the nearby coffee shop (Cow’s End) which was always crowded but very good. We also went to a couple of bars nearby, walked to the Venice canals and the boardwalk, biked to Santa Monica pier, went to Hollywood, did a tour, and hung out in Santa Monica at the 3rd street promenade and in Malibu (Duke’s was very good, and where else can you eat lunch while watching a pod of dolphins frolic just a few feet away). All in all it was a great vacation with my best friends on earth and it all went smoothly thanks to this property’s location, comfort, and amenities! Oh, and if you fly in, it’s only about a 10 minute drive from LAX! Thank you Robin and Noel.