Brilliant Location With Rooftop Terrace!
My husband and I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for my daughter and son-in-law and two friends. My daughter and son-in- law stayed a few night in the second bedroom during our 10 day stay. Both cars (our rented small SUV and their compact car) fit in the garage, parked tandem. Be sure to pull in your side mirrors, it is a very tight fit, but great to have secure parking. The kitchen was just fine to prepare the big meal, oven worked properly. Do an inventory of all pots and pans and spices, etc. before you attempt to pull this off. Not all basics were there, but I did not expect that. The condo unit is on four levels (garage- go up a flight to bedrooms/bathrooms-go up a flight to living room/kitchen/powder room- go up a flight to rooftop terrace; so be prepared for stairs. The view from the roof is spectacular, you can see the whole LA basin. We wanted to watch all the football games on the large screen tv, and did. Plenty of seating in the living room. The location may be the best part....we walked to the beach (one block down a walk street!) and there are many restaurants to go to. Our favorites were James Beach (scene from the movie I Love You Man filmed there) and Canal Club, both same owner and kitty corner from each other on 60 North Venice Blvd. just two blocks off the beach and a few blocks north of the condo. You will have to drive to a supermarket, although there are some convenience stores you can walk to. We are walkers, so we walked up to Abbott Kinney, which I recommend as well as Main Street. ALSO get coffee/sandwiches at The Cow's End on Washington. Really good, and the clientele are entertaining. The condo is surprisingly quiet considering it is so close to the beach. A few negatives, hence the 4 instead of 5 stars. Cleaning could be more thorough. I realize a rooftop is difficult to keep clean, but I would have to wash off all the chairs and table in order to use them, and that is not what I go on vacation for. The bedding and pillows needs to be better quality. Sleeping in 100% polyester is like sleeping in Saran wrap. (The towels were GREAT!) the master bedroom mattress was fine, I didn't test the guest room. I am not a fan of wall to wall carpeting near a beach. The shower door in the master bath is reluctant to move and makes a horrible noise. Paint could use freshening, and (hey, I know this is picky, but....) introduce another color beyond the beige everywhere. Fix those things and a resounding 5 stars!
Great Venice Roof Deck Apartment on Walk Street to Beach with Parking