Our family (3 young children) were there for 3 months and we have had a fantastic time! It is in a quiet and safe neighborhood and is near absolutely everything; from top class swimming pool to Santa Monica pier and the beach, bike rental, 2 kids playground, a very practical food store... just to name a few.
The house has everything; It is properly furnished, plenty of sitting area inside and outside, great views and a very nice and private garden. The hot tub was such a hit with everyone too.
We recommend to rent a car (it is just essential when you come to L.A., no matter how, we brits, like to think we can walk everywhere).
The house is well located to access pretty much everywhere in west L.A.
We have had such a great time and truly recommend it.
Just keep in mind the house is located near Santa Monica airport (so it was great for plane spotting. The occasional private jet can be a little loud but that is the Hollywood lifestyle after all!!!)
A dream place for golfers! (walking distance 9 holes, very sweet and affordable)
The English family