The Walsh Avenue Residence

mar vista, los angeles
3 bedroom - 1 bath
(6 reviews)
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$375 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful sunny home has a great play room for the kids, family bikes and plenty of Californian style. Well set up for a family, it has a spacious back yard and a family play room in the converted garage. The residence has bedrooms for 2 children plus books, wooden toys and sports equipment for family fun. Borrow the family bikes - which include a cargo bike with attached child seat - and head to the nearby bike path, 5 minutes away, that leads to the beach.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of books and toys for kids under 10. There is a cute wooden playhouse in the garden, plus a hanging pod, hammock swing, soccer goals, scooters, and bikes. You can easily walk to 2 neighborhood parks, a farmer’s market, grocery store and natural food market, coffee and restaurants. A crib, high chair, baby toys and a baby bath can be provided on request. The yard is full of birds and butterflies and you can hear fog horns and smell the ocean!

Things to Know

Hosts accept bookings on a case by case basis, message them directly to inquire about availability. Minimum stay: 2 days. The residence is safe and secure in a family-friendly neighborhood. The house is a California-style bungalow with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. There are no stairs; the garden is fenced. One bedroom has a door leading to the garden. There is ample outdoor space and plenty of unrestricted parking. Car rental is useful in this location but there are a lot of walkable/cycle-able attractions including a beach and farmer’s market. Note that there are ceramic heaters in every room for rare colder evenings.

About the Location

This residence is in south Mar Vista, 15 minutes north of LAX, and close to Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and western Los Angeles. The neighborhood is very family-friendly. You can walk to 2 neighborhoods parks, a farmer's market, grocery store and natural food market, coffee and restaurants. It is close to the Culver City Expo line station to take the train to local museums and downtown LA.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom bungalow includes a master bedroom with queensize bed, and 2 children's bedrooms each with a single bed currently set up for a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old. A toddler bed and air bed are also available on request. The main living space is an open plan kitchen-lounge-diner. The backyard has a spacious patio, grassy area, playhouse and fire pit.

Style Notes

California style. This is a California-inspired indoor-outdoor home with Scandinavian sensibilities, neutral spaces, a hint of mid-century modern, and sustainable design features. The owners are inspired by minimal, kid-friendly, indoor-outdoor homes with tons of natural light. We are inspired by their fun play spaces, punchy wall art, racks of dressing up clothes and clean and simple family areas.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
2 twin / single
1 toddler bed
1 double air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Shannon P.
Member since March 21, 2017
Shannon runs a local sustainable city program and Mike is a documentary filmmaker. They have two children who love to play and explore the world around them.

6 reviews

Lacey M.
Visited in July 2018
The perfect vacation!!!! I wanted to move in. Beautiful home. Soooo many books and toys. Very convenient to the beach, restaurants, etc. Friendly hosts! I wouldn’t change a thing!
Jeanne G.
Visited in June 2018
Staying at Shannon's house was like walking into a Montessori preschool! Everything was very tidy and thoughtfully chosen, yet at the same time there was a plethora of high-quality kid activities. The backyard is really lovely, and the garage houses an art table, musical instruments, and a hammock, among other wonders. My only complaint is that my three-year-old, who hardly ever has temper tantrums, had a full-on meltdown, yelling "Why can't we live in such a beautiful house?!" when it came time to leave. In our haste, we left behind a lovey and pajamas, which Shannon kindly sent to us.
Elizabeth G.
Visited in March 2018
Shannon's house was great for the kids. The toys and books kept everyone happy, the location was excellent for our needs, and the outdoor space was lovely for Easter egg decorating and hunting! Thank you for sharing!
Jonathan L.
Visited in December 2017
We loved our time at this residence. Shannon was incredibly helpful in the run up to the stay - a pleasure to deal with. The house is lovely, with an amazing assortment of kids toys, books, games etc. It's particularly worth noting that there is a very large garden, again filed with toys, which is an absolute blessing - our children loved it. The house is only 3-5 miles from Venice and Santa Monica beaches in one direction, 5 miles to Manhattan Beach in the other direction and has easy access to freeways for Downtown and Hollywood etc - probably need a car though (as you probably know if you're going to LA) as there is very little directly next to the property. We had a great time at Shannon's house and were genuinely disappointed to leave. A lovely experience.
Dan D.
Visited in December 2017
Place was great.... Shannon was communicative/helpful prior to and during our stay. Our kids loved the toys provided. The backyard and location are definitely the highlights of this property!!
Whitney S.
Visited in August 2017
This house provided a wonderful oasis for my kids to explore and play while we stayed in LA for a week. Toys are meticulously organized and they were all premium toys! Beautiful wooden blocks, magna tiles, dress up clothes and a play house my kids played in for hours. The house was clean, organized and user friendly. We were able to locate everything we needed easily and it made for a seamless transition to our time in LA. There is also a lot of outdoor play area with both the front and backyard fenced in. Overall, we loved this house and Shannon was a wonderful host!

Mar Vista, Los Angeles

Close to the beach

Sandwiched between Culver City and Venice Beach, this family-friendly neighborhood has palm tree-lined boulevards and friendly neighbors and is a great spot for a family break near the sea. Grab some bikes and strike out - it’s around 10-15 minutes to the beach - or spend time playing at the Mar Vista Recreation Area.