Terrific place to stay in Venice Beach
When my husband & I arrived at the airport, our son called from the Charlie Chaplin House to tell us "This place is beautiful. You'll love it." And he was right! Renting the Charlie Chaplin House in Venice Beach was a wonderful introduction to the Los Angeles area. The house is immaculate & tastefully furnished, with all the amenities (even a washer/dryer). The bathroom is a gem, with gorgeous Travertine tile, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The full-sized, modern kitchen was beautiful as well as functional. Nice to have wireless internet & big screen TVs, though we didn't use them much. I will miss the wonderful couch with reclining seats! At the end of the day, we loved to sit out in the little courtyard to relax.
The location was ideal for my husband & me -- we could walk to shops & restaurants on Abbot Kinney Blvd., to the beach, to the Santa Monica Pier & shops, to the Venice canals. We also rented bikes, as well as a car. Other pluses of the location: close to airport, yet easy to get to other parts of the city. The only downside was the occasional street noise (buses & garbage trucks), but it was generally confined to certain parts of the day.
Don Tollefson, the owner, was very professional, considerate, & helpful. He provided info on the area's highlights, even directions from the airport. Our security deposit was refunded very quickly. All transactions were clear, specific, & fair, and Don was easy to reach by cell phone or email. This rental was a great place for a vacation & a great value for the dollar - we would recommend it to anyone.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Sarah, I appreciate the effort you went to, to provide this wonderful guest comment. It was as comprehensive as a professional review in the travel section of a newspaper. I feel that everything you said was correct, accurate and unembellished. I've had a lot of guest comments about "Charlie Chaplin's Old House," but I think yours takes the cake. Thanks for the comment and thanks for the effort that it took to write it. Don
Helpful votes: 3/3
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