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Donna Leigh

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach & LAX

43 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles County House Rental Photos and Description

Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms w/Queen Size beds + 2 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths

This Private and Secluded Zen-like 2100 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 story Home is in the Exclusive Beach neighborhood of 'L.A's Best Kept Secret', Playa del Rey, centrally located to the South Bay Beaches and LA's glamorous city. Enter behind a private gate and journey into this quiet and safe, lushly landscaped tropical refuge. Eastern artifacts, Buddha's, a gurgling fish pond, birdbath, rock garden and a teak bench serenely escort you into this special house, furnished for comfort and healing energy. If you are looking to 'PARTY' this is NOT the home for you. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

This unique home is perfect for vacationing families looking for rest or 'LA'S hot action' that's just minutes away.

The clean straight lines of Architecture, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, has high wood ceilings and powerful crossbeams. Floor to ceiling glass in the Living Room and Formal Dining area create a spacious and airy setting in this loft style home. Relax, release, and chill out on the Futon Style Loungers.

Dine 'alfresco', year round, on sumptuous local fresh seafood or BBQ your favorite culinary delights from nearby Bristol Farms, the famous gourmet food shop. Let the Southern California sunshine energize your day during breakfast in the Formal dining area that accommodates 8 on the Cherry Wood Asian Dining table. Custom Tile Counter top seats 4 more with bar stools. Sip an espresso, gourmet tea, smoothie, or fresh squeezed lemonade from the tree in the garden. KEURIG single cup coffee/tea dispenser, Toaster, Coffee Maker and Blender are all included with the Full Kitchen.

Ascend through the carpeted 'Low-Rise' stairwell with high ceilings, bamboo-screened windows and Asian styled architecture lighting. A bamboo plant and more lush decorations lead the way to the 2nd floor restorative rest area.

The Master Bedroom has wall-to-wall sliding Shoji Screens. Close them for privacy or open them to the Living Area below or dreamily gaze through the huge glass windows into the Zen Garden. Rejuvenate on the comfy Queen Size Bed. The Master Bath has shoji doors and windows, double sinks, a glass shower stall, and 2 large closets with sliding full length mirrors that make dressing a pleasure.

Enjoy the California Sunset and a partial view of the Pacific Ocean from the front upstairs Bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed. The Bamboo-screened front wall of glass overlooks the semi-private park directly across the street. Mirrored closets here as well.

For your comfort and enjoyment, read, sip some coffee, wine, or tea, or even take a nap on the Private Balcony of the rear bedroom that sleeps 2 on a Queen Size Bed also with mirrored closets and a 32' Flat Screen TV.

Soothe yourself to a candlelight bath in the decorated FULL Bathroom behind Bamboo-screened windows of the second floor.

Enter through Sliding Glass Doors from the Living Area or walk the plant covered latticed path on the side of the house to the sanctitude of the green-growth covered Hi-walled Back Yard. Relax and Lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds as they flutter throughout the Zen Garden.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Leigh (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 43 traveler reviews

Come and RELAX in the Serenity of the Zen Home near the Beach & LAX
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
5

Nice home, nice location

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Home is in a nice, quiet, safe and up-scale neighborhood minutes away from LAX. In spite of its proximity to the airport, the already-minimal aircraft noise is more than drowned out by the excellent job the owners have done in using fountains to create a serene, peaceful surrounding. The home is as-described. The only difficulty we had was that the hot tub is tired and old, as the owners acknowledge. Outside of that, everything worked properly and was easy to use. There are also a lot of rules regarding the times of night you can be outside and regarding entertaining outdoors, which was fine for a quiet family like ours, but might not fit everyone's travel needs. Overall, a great experience and we'd do it again if we were back in the LA area. It's location made it easy to get to everything, and the weather was much cooler than other parts of LA.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lincoln, NE
5

Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this home was great! When we first arrived, the owner had left a basket of snacks on the counter and fresh flowers on the dining room table - this was a nice touch! My kids really enjoyed eating the snacks on the back patio!!! There was a large selection of movies and games. My only concerns (not the fault of the owner) was that my kids may have been a little noisy for the quiet neighborhood and that they would touch/break something - the decor was really very beautiful. We did take advantage of the hot tub - though the temperature was difficult to control. The first night it was a little too hot so we took the cover off a few hours early the next day and it was a little too cold. The kitchen came stocked with coffee and tea and a few condiments. There was enough equipment to prepare some simple meals. We used some of the beach toys and boogie boards during our trip to the beach which was about a 10 minute drive. After our trip to the beach we used the laundry to wash everything limiting sand in our suitcases. Overall this home was very beautiful and well maintained. We would stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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El Cerrito
5

The perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a zen house. We rented the Zen House for my son's graduation from LMU. The house was absolutely perfect. We were in 6 for most of the stay and all had a great time. There are lots of games, cds and dvds for use. The backyard is perfect for Sunday morning breakfasts as well as quiet relaxing with a good book in the afternoons. The house is close enough to walk to the beach to watch the sunset as well as a quick walk to LMU for the graduation. The kitchen is fully stocked and the gift basket was greatly appreciated. While the photos capture the feel and appearance, the home is even better in person . Thank you Donna for making our stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you MM for taking the time to write your review. We're thrilled you and Your Family enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back real soon- you guys are wonderful!!
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Chicago, IL
5

Absolutely Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t tell you what a wonderful stay we had at this enchanting home. From the time you walk into the front garden with the gentle sound of a waterfall, you feel the peacefulness of the house. We chose it without even seeing it because of the reviews and we weren't let down. Donna is most amazing! We've stayed in many vacation rentals, but no one can compare to her warm hospitality. Every little detail is considered in this home to make your stay a treat from the well appointed kitchen to fresh flowers on the table to the wonderful smelling soaps and lotions in the bathroom. It's also in a great location that is so close to everything, including a wonderful beach. The Zen home is definitely one that we would like to return to and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

A very comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The zen home was very comfortable. I was amazed at the hosts attention to detail. The fact that I could just walk in and find all facilities ready for use was most helpful. Little things in the kitchen were there and everything works.

The location is fantastic with easy beach access and the marina

Airport and shops are really close u as well

Definitely a place to use again at the next visit

Moses

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Amazing home that will not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly the most remarkable vacation home that I've ever stayed. We always try to stay in a rental home or condo when we travel so that we can cook, relax and spread out. :) This home is so beautiful, peaceful, so clean, and well stocked with anything (truly anything) that you would need during your stay. Everything in the kitchen is stocked, including coffee (really), spices, oil, etc... You have everything that you would need for the beach, including chairs, cooler, towels, sunscreen, etc... And, there are so many games, movies, magzines and books. The only thing that I wish that we had more of is time at the home. You will not be disappointed if you chose to stay in the Zen Home. Donna is amazing too. She was so responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Car: necessary

Minutes away Championship Beach Volleyball, 20 min walk to the Beach or 8 min Bicycle Ride, Semi-Private Park

Time to desired locations:

-LAX - 8 min

-Manhattan Beach (World Championship Volleyball) - 10 min

-Marina del Rey (Fisherman's Wharf, Cruises, Restaurants, Shops, Movies) - 5 min

-Catalina Island - 27 miles available by boat

-Venice Beach (Famous Venice Boardwalk - 'Muscle Beach', Snake Charmers, Street Performers, Sidewalk eateries...seen in countless movies, TV, music videos) - 10 min

-Santa Monica/Malibu - 20 min

-Beverly Hills - 30 min

-Hollywood/Studio City - 40 min

-Big Bear Mountains (Winter skiing, summer hiking and boating) - 90 min

-Palm Springs - 90 min

-Disneyland - 45 min

-San Diego Wild Animal Park - 2 hrs.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature Golf, Cross Country Skiing, Basketball Court

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Rates & Availability

Playa Del Rey House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,999
$6,099
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

**HIGH SEASON RATES" WILL BE APPLIED TO ALL BOOKINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK OF: LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMASN & NEW YEAR.

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Amenities

Los Angeles County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • **2 Additional Convertible Full Loungers in Downstairs Living Area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Relax and lounge in the backyard under the shade of tall trees surrounded by more lush tropical plants, or feed the squirrels and watch the hummingbirds that visit the Zen Garden and Birdbath. Two blocks away is a 1 mile scenic walking path overlooking the Ballona Wetland Wildlife Reserve, one of the last protected open areas in Los Angeles. The path has a panoramic view from Malibu to the famous 'Hollywood' sign. Sleepy Beach town Playa del Rey, is minutes away from all the action. This house is a 20 min walk to the Beach and in town which offers coffee shops, postal office, dry cleaning, nail salon and several type of different restaurants from upscale to casual dining. You will also find a baseball diamond, basketball courts, children's playground, beach volleyball and a huge park connected to the Venice Canals that is home to numerous ducks and wildlife.

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