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Hidden Garden Between Sand and City. Centrally Located in West Mar Vista

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bdrm, 2 bath beach/garden paradise

This private home is one of two homes on our property and includes a shared garden. The garden photos are not fully accurate as we are in the final finishes of building a back house (photo included) behind the garage. We will be doing the finishing touches January/Feb..., so there may be workers on the property between 9-4 on some weekdays). Consequently, depending on the dates of your stay, you may have the property all to yourself, or you may experience some noise in the day. It is an inconsistent situation but we have been able thus far to schedule most of the work on change over days. This is the perfect house to rent if you plan to be out during the day. I have listed it at a significantly lower rate in order to offset any potential noise or activity from the back unit. All outdoor photos will be updated when work is complete. I have added two new photo showing the garden and new unit as is currently). The main house is not affected by the work being done.

The living space is bright with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and a wall of doors that lead out onto a large wooden deck and a woodsy outdoor space . There is an outdoor eating area with BBQ. directly off the living dining area. This property is gated with a wonderful open floor plan. This home has 3 bedrooms (King, Queen and Queen beds as well as self inflating queen mattress, couch and single fold out). There are two full baths, hardwood floors and ambient lighting. This home is equipped with central air which is not usual in most homes in Los Angeles.

The kitchen is small but well equipped with everything you could possibly need to feel at home including all appliances, dishes, dish towels and so much cooking equipment!

The master bedroom has a California king bed with Temperpedic mattress plus a charming nook with a desk.

The second and third bedroom have queen beds. Bedroom two also has its own private entrance and private ensuite full bathroom.

There are books and games for your use while staying at our home.

There is plenty of bedding, comforters, blankets and pillows for your use.

If needed I have a queen self inflating aero mattress with sheets that i will pull out upon request.

There is a large walk in closet in the two rooms that are for guest and storage of extra blankets.

The master bedroom closet is not accessible to our guests.

In the living room, we have a large smart HGTV and blue ray DVD player with access to Netflix and You Tube etc. DVD's too. There are I Pod blue tooth radio docs in both the living room and Master Bedroom and a CD player and CD's for your use in the living/dining space.

The main bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub and a waterfall shower.

Our appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker. The washer and dryer is less than a year old and I will have laundry soap here for your use.

There are rags in the laundry room so please don't use bath or beach towels, washcloths etc for clean up.

We are delighted to be able to share our home with you and will look forward to meeting you!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Chantal

I was raised in Los Angeles and grew up in Dog Town Santa Monica in the 80's. I have lived most of my life in Venice, Santa Monica and Echo Park areas of Los Angeles. I have lived on Catalina Island and in Palm springs and spent several years residing in Nice in the South of France. Our family speaks fluent french including our children. I have a boy and a girl, both teenagers and we love to go on family adventures. In my spare time I like to spend time gathering with family and friends, bike ride, hike, read a good book in our beautiful garden, yoga and spend time at home. I am easy going and a people person and am delighted to be able to periodically open my home to people from all over.

Chantal purchased this house in 2002

Why Chantal chose Mar Vista

Fantastic location, beautiful house in one of LA's hottest neighborhoods. Close to beach cities, transportation, and all things LA.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful, quiet, comfy place to wind down your busy day with a glass of wine, a lovely outdoor space to BBQ , read a book or just listen to the rustle of the trees.


Mar Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must be off the deck by 9:30 PM weekdays and 10:30 PM weekends. Be aware of noise volume so as not to disturb neighbors.
  • Treat our home like you would your own and be kind to the furniture, pipes and appliances.
  • Please close all doors and windows when running the Central Air System.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • The main bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and also a rainfall shower. the second bathroom has a large walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There is also the option of a queen aero bed self inflating mattress for added guest, upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Hidden Garden Between Sand and City. Centrally Located in West Mar Vista
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at the house. It had plenty of beds for us to sleep comfortably. The location was perfect for the things we wanted to do while we were there, very centrally located. Just unfortunate that this was the last time they were renting the house out would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you as my guest. Thank you so much for staying :-)
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Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 5 other friends (girls weekend away). We really enjoyed the home. The neighborhood is quiet and the backyard is very relaxing. I would stay here again. The only drawback was the lighting in the master bedroom was non existent and there was only one shower for 6 woman but we made it work. The positives of the home outweigh those two things though.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay in L.A.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in L.A. The house was easy to find, directions were accurate and detailed, and the house was very comfortable and met all of our needs. Our daughter adored the bunk beds and the backyard area for exploring and running around. And we were fairly centrally located so we could easily access downtown LA and also Santa Monica/Malibu area. Walking distance to Vonn's grocery store and about 1 mile from a really adorable playground for afternoon entertainment. We made the shower situation work, where basically two bathrooms share a shower between them.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our ladies weekend in LA!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Chantal’s house for a lovely ladies weekend in LA (4 people).

Chantal graciously waited for us for check in and gave the guided tour. The house met our needs well in terms of size, layout, etc. Particularly enjoyed the outdoor deck and backyard. Location is great and very close to Abbott-Kinney where we spent the better part of one day shopping and eating. Getting around via Uber and Lyft was easy. If we had stayed longer we probably would have rented bikes as well.

Would recommend the house for groups of 4 or a family with 2-3 kids.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was lovely hosting you!
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Wonderful, modern and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is fantastic! My husband and I got married in July and needed a place to get ready and spend our wedding night. We already live in Los Angeles but don't have nearly enough room in our house. This house was perfect for the occasion, so much better than getting a hotel room and dealing with valet parking. Our parents and close friends came by in the morning and had coffee, lounged on the deck, got their makeup done and got dressed there. It was just such a beautiful and relaxing place to be before our wedding. The home itself is just like the photos - modern and filled with light. The morning after the wedding we just sat outside on the deck looking at the big trees and green lawn and enjoyed coffee and breakfast before facing reality again. I highly recommend this home for anyone visiting or anyone local looking to have a staycation with a change of scenery! From the house it was a super quick drive to get to Santa Monica and an easy commute for us back to Culver City and Mid-City where our wedding was. Chantal was also fantastic to communicate with. She is quick to respond and answered all of our questions. Thank you so much for letting us spend our special day in your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have had you stay and use the house for such a joyous event. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Congratulations again!
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Beautiful get-a-way home in the heart of LA

  • 5 of 5

Our 4-day stay was simply amazing! The house was everything I could have asked for and more. It is located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood of L.A., short drives to Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice Beach. It has a beautiful backyard with a nice deck to lounge on or gather with friends. Did I mention the beach is only a 7-minute drive away? This was something my party and me took advantage of.

Unfortunately, for this visit, I was travelling to Los Angeles under difficult circumstances. My mother had passed away, and most of the family was under a lot of stress. The house owner Chantal was a real sweetheart. She made herself available if anything was needed.

The next time I travel to Los Angeles from Colorado for an extended stay, I will definitely look into renting this home again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was such a pleasure to have angel and his family as my first guests. They were so kind and so respectful. I was so honored that they chose my home during this difficult time.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Los Angeles LAX
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Penmar or Westchester
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Culver City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
10 freeway, 90 freeway, 405 freeway
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Venice/Marina del Rey/ Santa Monica
Car: recommended

This is the west sides hottest up and coming neighborhood!! We are three blocks from all the new restaurants on Washington just west of Centinela and three blocks from Venice Blvd where you will find great restaurants, coffee shops, eclectic boutiques and a wonderful Sunday Farmers Market. The house is located 5 minutes to Venice (10 minute Bike Ride), 15 Minutes to Santa Monica, 5 Minutes to Marina Del Rey, 10 Minutes to Culver City and easy access to all beach cities, Hollywood etc. LAX is a 15 minute drive.

There is a bowling alley, Cinemas and shopping 5 minutes away.

Mar Vista is centrally locate and if you don't have a car the buses are three blocks away taking you to Venice, Santa Monica and beyond. Take the 33 to Culver City where you can catch the metro into downtown Los Angeles and once there you can also connect to other locations. Lyft and Uber are also a great car service option and is quite popular in Los Angeles. The beach is a short bike ride, long walk or a direct bus ride down Venice Blvd.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is paid. I can not hold any reservation without payment as we are listed on other sites.

House Rules:
This is our family home so it is important to us that it be well cared for and treated like your own.
No parties, drugs or extra loud music.
Must be off the deck by 9:30 during the week and 10:30 on Friday/Saturday in consideration of our neighbors.
No overnight guests not listed on the reservation.
No smoking in the house. Smoking is allowed outside but cigarettes should be extinguished in an ashtray, not on the deck, driveway or flower beds.
Please make sure to shut off the propane, cover and wire brush BBQ after use.
Sensitive toilets so nothing but small amount of toilet paper please.
All doors should be locked, Central air and lights off when leaving the house.
Please be conscious of California's water crisis when showering and doing dishes etc.
All doors and windows must be closed when using the central air or heating system.
We have dimmer switches throughout the house so we request that you do not burn candles or incense. If you use the wood burning fireplace, please close the glass doors and keep furniture away.
All wooden furniture should be protected from glass rings with coasters provided.
We recycle and there is blue and black bins to make it easy for you too!
If you wish to bring a dog, he needs to be approved by me first. Non allergic, non barking, non shedding, social and friendly dogs are the only pets we can accommodate. Please reach out to me first before booking to make sure it is a good fit.

Upon check out, just have your dishes done and any furniture or items moved around put back. Leave the sheets on the bed and dirty towels can be placed in the bathtub for us to clean. Put the key back and enjoy your next adventure!
Check-in: Anytime after 4PM
Check-out: 11AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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