I have been to LA a lot of times and this was the first time I decided to try out a vacation rental (I usually stay at hotels). To be honest, I was nervous going into it because the process is a little bit different than a hotel, but I am so glad I did. To start my review, I think it would be best to talk about the owners as owners are a big contributing factor to the experience of a rental. From the beginning, Barbie, the owner, was attentive and willing to answer any and all of my questions that came her way; and, trust me, I had a lot of questions from the moment I booked to the moment I left! She always responded promptly and made it clear she was there to assist me in any questions I had and made me look forward to my trip even more, which is nearly impossible considering I absolutely love California as it is. She was polite and very accommodating - I truly cannot think of another host I would rather deal with.
As far as location goes, this was a great location. You are away from the nightlife and consistent traffic that LA life brings, but close enough to catch an uber or drive to Venice, Hollywood BLVD, downtown LA in a reasonable time frame.
In regards to the overall property, it was clean, smelt lovely, and Barbie even brought pans/a beater so I could bake lol. There is your own pool, with lights to use at night, and a waterfall that you can have on or off because there is a control that you have the power to set whenever you wish. You also have access to a barbecue. This rental has a bathtub, shower, televisions, dining room table, outside patio, etc... I really enjoyed the layout of the house because if you wanted your own space, it allowed for it; while at the same time, if you wanted some open space to socialize, there was room to do that too.
I would like to mention as well that there is FREE WIFI!! You are also close to a Whole Foods store as well as a Wal-Mart and various other restaurants, gas stations, 7-Eleven, etc...You truly do not need to go far unless you are going to a specific place (Disneyland, Baseball game, etc...)
Overall, a wonderful experience! I have even spoken to Barbie since! Fantastic stay; I highly recommend! =)
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