The elusive weekend getaway. Tough to decide where to go and how to spend it sometimes when you're planning it for a weekend away... but not really away. I am a Los Angeles resident and grew up in Santa Monica and Venice area. My GF has never really experienced the wonderful westside as I did growing up, so I thought of it kind to share, and also soak up in some nostalgia.
The location of this property was perfect. At the beginning of Abbot Kinney where there are tons of boutique shops and restaurants, and also bordering the world famous Venice Boardwalk and beach. The placement of this unit is what made me decide to book this property for a weekend get away with the GF.
I didn't expect much, because I know this city very well and most of where I have stayed of visited have been older built homes and apartments that usually have what we call "character" imperfections. To my surprise it was very well kept. Everything worked and reminded me of what life is like in a beach community. Not much is needed other than the essentials. Bed, bathroom, shower, fridge, and of course the morning coffee!
We didn't spend an immense period of time here, because... well... so many things to do in the area. Abbot Kinney, Boardwalk, beach, Santa Monica Main St. all within walking distance. Bikes are provided, but we never had a chance to use them due to the abundant amount of entertainment resources within walking distance. Great little getaway bungalow for a great price!