Family Beach Vacation
Submitted: July 2, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
It is true Steven is a friendly host. The condo fit our family of 7, however the loft can be challenging to sleep-in since it is open to the living room & dinning room below. We made nearly every breakfast, lunch, & supper; grocery stores are close by (Ralphs is 2 miles away). Things I wish we would have known prior: The two bikes, beach furniture, BBQ, & garage are shared with the other renters within the complex. The roof deck view is the roof deck of the other buildings & walls to those buildings. The beach is a short walk - 3 blocks away, Starbucks & other resturants are about 7 blocks away. The beach directly straight from the condo is nice but walk about 5-7 minutes and you'll wish you would have stayed home. Venice beach is filled with street people who are on drugs & others trying to sell drugs. It would be good for Steven to invest into better blinds for the bedroom windows; each night the neighbors (around midnight) would light up their house & outside lights which shined brightly into each bedroom. Overall: Remember you are sharing several items & they won't always be available when you want to use them, soft beds, nice kitchen, check the paper products prior to Steven leaving (we ran out of items & had to replenish ourselves), plenty of beach towels, & probably shouldn't count on the 2 single beds in the loft since those people will be woke as soon as others are up. I wish our check-in & check-out could have ran smoother. We stated we might leave around 9:00 so Steven had his cleaning crew show up at 9:00 wondering when we were leaving (The cleaning crew were nice folks) but it seemed as though Steven was pushing us out prior to the check-out time. This after our check-in was happening as the cleaning crew was finishing from the people before us checked-out late and Steven was trying to replenish the condo with items; all after 4:00 (check-in time). I believe Steven left the condo around 5:00 when we checked-in. This was an OK place to stay & rent, that is why I rated it 3 stars.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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