This is a wonderful home away from home. Great attention to detail, ensuring that you have everything you need for your stay - library, music, movies, great food, comfortable bed - close to beaches and extremely easy access to LAX when it is finally time to go home. Great living space if you stay with friends and family. Lance, the owner, is extremely attentive to detail, so I can't imagine there is anything you will need that isn't right there for you.
We stayed the weekend of my daughter's graduation, and Relais in LA was a great gathering place for our friends and family!
Stayed at the Relais for 2 nights recently...The pictures on the site are great but do not represent fully the extent of the details that make this rental a true gem!
A lot of thought has been put in to make this a very relaxing home..Lance goes out of his way to ensure that his guests have a personable experience.
I would not hesitate in recommending this home to my friends and colleagues...looking forward to my next stay!
We stayed two nights and found it to be extremely pleasant. The beds were very comfortable and since I was the recipient of a new hip two months ago, I wasn't sure what to expect. My lower back has been an issue, but I found the bed and pillows to be perfect. It was very peaceful sleeping. No noise and nice and dark.
There were great choices for coffee, fruit, eggs, etc in the morning. We also had The proprietor cook us a 4 course gourmet meal for 8 for our niece's college graduation. It was spectacular! The attention to detail was perfect.
I would highly recommend Relais in LA to anyone looking for a unique, high end experience at a very fair price. One unexpected advantage was that it was only 8 minutes from LAX or the car rental return. It was a very low stress trip to the airport Sunday morning.
Rental as described. Lance very hospitable and attentive. He works hard to make your stay comfortable. Only suggestion would be to make sure communications are clear regarding details and expectations during stay (check-in time, whether you desire more or less "attention" during stay, etc...). Rental is very nice, clean and well stocked with lots of amenities.
Lance is the friend we never had in Los Angeles. He has been always helpful, accommodating, nice and friendly, and he is also a very very good cook! He got in touch in advance asking us what type of breakfast do we like, which coffee do we prefer, what kind of pillow do we use to sleep on.. but we didn't realize all that was included in the deal, and really IT IS!
The place is spacious, clean and well furnished. There are two big bedrooms with very comfortables king beds and tv in both the rooms. The living room has two relaxing sofa, a big 3D tv with an endless collection of movies and music, an home stereo system and a large selection of books, so leave your Kindle at home! There is a touch screen laptop available 24/7 with wifi and in every room you can find a fresh bunch of flowers. The kitchen has everything you can wish for cooking with a complete range of utensils, hoven, microwave and dishwasher. In the fridge there are ice cream, beverages, cheese, wine, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits provided by him directly from the L.A. farmer's market. And don't forget to ask for his damn tasty dark chocolate and almond cookies!!!
We don't know how to thank Lance for the good times we had during our stay, and also for all the tips he gave us for visiting L.A., seeing the best places, eating in the right restaurants.. and avoiding the traffic jam! And last but not least, we have had the chance to live as true americans and not only as tourists.. we must say it's really worth it experience.
We have been very positively impressed by the reviews the people left on the various online booking websites and on his own page (except for the only crazy no stars review on AirBnB......!), so we decided to give it a try. We couldn't have made a better choice, we really felt at home. So thanks again to the best host of the west coast!
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