This was our second summer staying at Andres' house in Venice. We love it so much, it's in the perfect location: very quiet but still near to the beach and shops etc. Andres really is the perfect host and has always dealt with any of our questions immediately. Sitting out on the decking having a cup of tea watching the hummingbirds come and feed in the morning, or drinking a glass of wine next to the fire pit in the evening are just some of the many highlights of staying here! Some of our favourite things to do include: swimming in the amazing Santa Monica Swim Centre (next to John Adams Middle School); delicious ice-creams at Jeni's on Rose Ave; Deus Ex Machina on Lincoln for coffee; visiting Mar Vista Farmer's Market on Sunday morning; cycling around the adjacent streets to Vienna Way, checking out the incredible houses! One practical point: the bed that is high up in the 3rd bedroom has a detatchable side barrier-thing (not pictured) if you're worried about kids falling out. In short: you must stay here, it's wonderful!