Laura and Adrian are warm and inviting hosts. The house is a perfect size for us--parents with a teen-ager. We also loved the location, close to our old haunts in Venice and Santa Monica, as well as a picturesque walk to the beach through the canals. I am recommending this to both friends and relatives. The beds were warm and comfortable. If you haven't lived near a beach, be aware that there may be a sea-smell or slight mustiness, as there was in the kitchen here, especially when using the kitchen sink. The place was nearly immaculate. But, we also found that the rental is well-used---a good thing, however, during high season, like this, it was probably hard to get to all the drawers and cupboards to clean out crumbs, etc. Also, it is difficult to keep up with some maintenance (the shower needed a new handle). Again, a small detail. We thought we would grill and eat in--though we loved our morning coffee in the quiet yard--but the restaurants within walking distance are plentiful and superb, as well as the Erewhon grocery store. We can't wait to return!!
Spanish Villa by Venice Canals & Beach