What a great place and a great host as well!!!!!
My husband, myself, and our 18-year old daughter stayed here for 4 days/5 nights and had a truly wonderful experience at this rental. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I had read all the reviews before booking this place, so I knew that Gerald was a kind and thoughtful person, but still - he was even nicer/more thoughtful than expected! All the kind words about him are no exaggeration. I also had read about the excellent location of this rental, and boy those reviews are not wrong. This was our first visit to the Los Angeles area, so I was rather clueless as to where to stay. I'm so happy we picked Gerald's rental - the location could not be any better. You are literally steps to the beach, and for us, we loved that there were restaurants and "quick-stop" stores close by where you could buy water, milk, etc without having to drive to get these supplies. One thing I especially liked is that this rental is in a "quieter" area of Venice (yet still close to restaurants, etc as I stated). The boardwalk area of Venice, which is rather noisy and boisterous, was within walking distance but far enough away that this area felt very safe. We found also that the Venice area was the perfect, central location for going out to site-see in L.A. During our stay, we drove to Malibu, the Getty Museum, the Griffith Park Observatory, the La Brea Tar Pits, Hermosa Beach (had to see where Ryan Gosling danced on the pier and eat at the Lighthouse Cafe! :o) ), Rodeo Drive and Hollywood, and several other places, and ALL of these locations were easy drives (even with typical L.A. traffic) from this condo. One day we were going to use the bikes that Gerald has in the garage (he nicely provided the combinations for the locks when we called and asked him) to ride up to Santa Monica, but we simply ran out of time and so didn't use the bikes. They looked nice though! As for the condo itself, it's very large and spacious, and it was so nice to come back to the condo in the evenings to watch tv and relax after a busy day. The rooftop patio is an awesome perk! You can see the ocean and also downtown from up there. We didn't do any cooking in the kitchen, but it's updated and huge. Appliances were nice. I am VERY fussy about beds, and I was so happy to find out the beds were SO comfortable! We all slept great each night! Air conditioning was awesome, and we had no problems using the garage remote or keypad.
Great Venice Roof Deck Apartment on Walk Street to Beach with Parking