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  • 3 bathrooms

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Close to Santa Monica airport and just five minutes from the beach, this LA home offers a lot more than meets the eye. A comfortable, detached single-storey house with a separate music studio, all sorts of musicians have stayed and worked here over the years. Created by one of the founders of Trotsky Icepick in the mid-80s, it's been used by major record labels and well-known sound engineers and recently hosted Australia's top electronic music group, Rüfüs du Sol. That aside, the home has been freshly remodelled, with a bright, sociable living space, relaxing bedrooms and sleek, modern bathrooms. There's a well kitted-out kitchen for meals at home, and you'll be within an easy drive of numerous excellent dining options. The outdoor space is another of this home's little surprises. With a pretty yard, fruit trees and a covered outdoor lounge area, there's plenty of room for your group to spread out. The heated saltwater pool is a new addition and comes with an infinity Jacuzzi, a deep end for diving and shallow shelves for sunbathing. Just across the road from a park and a golf course, this is a quiet neighbourhood, and your host has curated self-guided bike tours for keen cyclists – including Venice and Santa Monica beaches and the Venice canals, all of which are within twenty minutes on two wheels. Besides Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier, other must-see attractions nearby include Marina Del Rey, The Getty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hollywood, Universal City, and The Grove. Downtown is also only 20 minutes away and many of the best restaurants are right nearby on the Westside, from hole-in-the-wall gems to Michelin-Star establishments.


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What to expect


Highlights

Saddle up and hit the road – Venice Beach and Santa Monica are just a twenty-minute ride away

Saddle up and hit the road – Venice Beach and Santa Monica are just a twenty-minute ride away

Make use of the home's expansive detached music studio

Make use of the home's expansive detached music studio

Swim daily laps in the heated saltwater pool

Swim daily laps in the heated saltwater pool

Cook up evening feasts on the barbecue grill

Cook up evening feasts on the barbecue grill

Socialise over evening drinks in the bright lounge

Socialise over evening drinks in the bright lounge

Sit back and relax in the waterfall infinity spa

Sit back and relax in the waterfall infinity spa

Enjoy the aroma of a fresh cup of coffee

Enjoy the aroma of a fresh cup of coffee

Fire up the barbeque for an al fresco feast

Fire up the barbeque for an al fresco feast

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Home truths

    Parts of the home and furniture could do with an update

    Check yourself in on arrival with the smartlock

    The music studio is 600 sqft, with a live room, control room, isolation booths, triple-pane glass windows, and silent air conditioning – the room also doubles as a yoga studio or an office space

    The pool is heated year-round, but guests cannot alter the temperature

    Child-friendly amenities such as a cot, baby bath, books and toys are available on request

    The home is set over a single level, so it may be suitable for those with limited mobility

    A car isn't a necessity here, but there's one secure space (with access to an EV charger), plus on-street parking

    Bedroom 4 is best suited to younger guests

About this stay


Amenities

Tennis court

Outdoor seating

Desk

Desk / workplace

Workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Bedrooms & bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 7 beds

3 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Luggage storage

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Mar Vista

Wedged between Venice and Culver City, Mar Vista has previously been a relatively sleepy neighbourhood that many Angelinos would have had a hard time placing without a map, but that’s all changing and fast. With stylish new restaurants and cafés plus fun and quirky independent boutiques, Mar Vista offers plenty of excellent options to eat, drink, shop and explore. Once a powerhouse of lima bean farming in the 1930s, Mar...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Enjoy breezy drives on Penmar Golf Course

Enjoy breezy drives on Penmar Golf Course

A pleasant 9-hole public course that is low key and tree lined. Straddles Santa Monica and Venice.

Dine at Il Forno

Dine at Il Forno

Contemporary dining room with unpretentious Italian meals & a laid-back ambiance. Perfectly fresh ingredients cooked and seasoned to perfection. A place where everyone feels valued and comfortable.

Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Superba Food and Bread

Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Superba Food and Bread

Superba offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, however it is best known for breakfast and brunch. Go here for great coffee, fresh made bread, pastries and croissants. You won't be disappointed!

Be taken aback by all the treasures at the General Store

Be taken aback by all the treasures at the General Store

Eclectic boutique selling gifts, jewelry & books plus vintage clothing and other small treasures from local California artisans.

Grab and go, or stay for awhile at Deus Ex

Grab and go, or stay for awhile at Deus Ex

Deus Ex Machina is a hip coffee shop-cum-motorbike workshop-cum-clothing brand. Almost too cool to bear.

Enjoy Groundwork Coffee Co.

Enjoy Groundwork Coffee Co.

A non-pretentious cafe and bakery serving great coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. With a relaxed atmosphere, spacious patio, and excellent service, it's the perfect spot to grab a quick drink or work while enjoying the breezy beach air.

Dine at Lunetta All Day

Dine at Lunetta All Day

Relaxed, upmarket restaurant featuring imaginative cuisine, craft beer & classic cocktails. Enjoy succulent pork chops, polenta, mushroom pasta, and more. Perfect for breakfast or a delicious meal in Santa Monica.

Visit Venice Literati

Visit Venice Literati

Beyond Baroque is a literary center with readings, music and community gatherings. Dave Eggers and other well-known authors often stop by.

Explore the vibrant Venice streets

Explore the vibrant Venice streets

Strolling the Venice Walk Streets gives a sense of the community Venice once had and makes for fine daydreams of a utopian beachside lifestyle.

Enjoy a night on the town at Gjelina

Enjoy a night on the town at Gjelina

Offering renowned seasonal American cuisine, Gjelina promises high quality food made from the freshest ingredients. It can get crowded, but there is plenty to do close by while you wait for a table.

Dive into SoCal dining at The Tasting Kitchen

Dive into SoCal dining at The Tasting Kitchen

A cool spot in a modern building on Abbot Kinney Tasting Kitchen serves up California fresh with a Mediterranean bent and great brunch cocktails.

Get Your Ice Cream Fix at Salt & Straw

Get Your Ice Cream Fix at Salt & Straw

Delicious handmade ice cream with new and exciting flavors each month! Grab some scoops and stroll down Abbot Kinney.

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

Air con

Wifi speed: 58Mbps

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Daniel

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Dan was born and raised in Los Angeles, a true local. He and his family enjoy hosting and meeting new people. He works as a systems architect and his hobbies include music and kite surfing – he's never far from the beach!

Registration or licence number: HSR21-001149.

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