Villa Harmony is a beautiful gem, stylish and newly remodeled, located in a walkable residential area of Westchester, just East of quaint beach town of Playa Del Rey and just South of Marina Del Rey. We operate our vacation home as a legitimate business with a license from the city of Los Angeles
Our house 'Villa Harmony' is completely remodeled with brand new kitchen and bathroom. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with comfortable beds. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has two twins (single beds). Kitchen is fully stocked with coffee maker, dishwasher and cooking gear. We also have a backyard area with table and BBQ. There is laundry room, Direct TV and Internet with free WiFi. clean linens, towels, beach towels as well as schampoo, soap, hairdryer and an iron are provided.
Los Angeles has something for everyone, with 75 miles of sunny coastline.
Distances from Villa Harmony.
Playa del Rey Beach 2.5 miles = 4km
Marina Del Rey 4 miles = 6.5 km
Venice 4.5 miles = 7 km
Santa Monica 6 miles = 9.5 km
Below is a list of nearby places within walking distance:
Westchester Golf Course
LA Fitness Gym
AMF Bowling Alley
Bristols Farms Grocery store with an amazing deli section and cafe with great lattes and sandwiches
Ralphs Supermarket with Starbucks inside
Restaurants walking distance:
Benny’s Tacos and Chicken**Tompkins square bar and grill **Beach Pizza **Alejo’s Presto Trattoria **Hacienda Del Rey**Vinny’s Pizza**Thai Talay**Kanpai Sushi **Italy’s Little Kitchen**Taj India Place**Chicago for Ribs**KC Crepes Cafe **Tower Pizza
Driving just a few blocks:
Trader Joe’s Grocery store **Whole Foods***Ayara, “best Thai ” **Truxton’s American Bistro**In-N-Out Hamburgers**Ihop**The Coffee Company**Kabuki**Buffalo wild wings**Dave and Buster’s
Closest Beach is Playa Del Rey, it is about six minutes drive from Villa Harmony and a quaint beach town with a family oriented feel, Playa Del Rey is a perfect spot to bicycling along the ocean bike path going south all the way to Redondo Beach. I recommend you stop for a quick yummy lunch at Martha's on 22nd in Hermosa Beach.
Marina del Rey, is located about a ten minutes drive Northwest. It is L.A's upscale boat harbor, take a stroll, paddle kayak or paddle boat, enjoy a sunset sail! A quaint part of Marina Del Rey is Fisherman's Village where you'll find the following:
Bicycle rentals are available from 'Daniel's Bicycle Rental & Sales'
Live Music: Free concerts on the weekends are held in fountain square Jazz, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Rockabilly, Salsa and Rock.
Dining: 'El Torito' (Mexican), 'Angler's Choice' (Seafood) and 'Sapori' (Italian) Cafe Al Fresco', 'Thai Garden Cafe' and 'Lighthouse Grill'
Harbor Cruises: Tiki Mermaid Charters and Hornblower Cruises
Boat Rentals: Hourly/daily rental of power, sail and electric boats and kayaks
Fishing: Public 'Open Party' fishing trips are offered twice daily from the docks.
Additional restaurants in Marina Del Rey:
The Counter, California Pizza Kitchen, Sugarfish Sushi. Cheesecake Factory. C & O Cucina, 26 Beach Restaurant, Killer Shrimp, Cafe Del Rey, Kaya Sushi, Mendocino Farms.
Venice Beach, about a 15 minute drive Northwest has a countercultural vibe and a perpetual carnival of dancers, drummers and street performers. Just inland from the beach a trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd lined with cafes, boutiques and restaurants. Best coffee and coolest place is Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea.
Santa Monica, about a 20 minutes drive North has plenty to offer for tourists. The colorful city of Santa Monica is sandwiched between Venice and Malibu along the beautiful coastline of the Pacific Ocean. With three great shopping destinations, shopping here is a must! You have 3rd Street Promenade, Montana Ave and Main Street. The Santa Monica Pier features the famous Pacific Park: a family amusement park with a large Ferris wheel, a vintage carousel built in the 1920s, an aquarium, shops, entertainers, an arcade, a pub, and restaurants. The Santa Monica Pier is a must-see destination for those visiting Southern California.
Malibu is located 24 miles away and along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and stretches for 27 miles along the coast. The beaches in Malibu are extra beautiful and well worth a visit.
Other favorite destinations in Malibu:
Zuma Beach. Eat at the Reel Inn or Taverna Tony's (Greek). Visit Malibu Country Mart, a local hangout and wine tasting at Malibu Family Wines.
Now taking a turn and going south from Villa Harmony.
Manhattan Beach, a 15 minutes drive and one of our favorite destinations. The most upscale of the South Bay beach towns, Manhattan Beach's vibe is urban, with lots of volleyball nets, boutiques, restaurants, cafes a pier and surfers. The oceanfront homes, with paved walkways for pedestrians and bicycles are a sight of it's own.
Hermosa Beach is the neighboring beach city with a softer touch and a more quiet vibe.
Next Beach over is Redondo Beach. Kayaking, swimming, bike cycling and sport fishing are popular activities in Redondo. While visiting make sure to visit the Pier: fishermen's fishing poles all over the railing, and once in a while you'll see someone reel in a catch. You'll also find restaurants and fast-food stands here, along with souvenir shops.
Keep driving south and you'll get to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It has a spectacular coastline and views. It is a 26.3 square mile, located about 23 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. One of the most beautiful destinations in Southern California, things to see are Point San Vicente Lighthouse, Terranea Resort, Cielo Point Pool, Bluff Top Trail, Abalone Cove State Beach, watch the Sunset, golfing at Trump National Golf Course and much more.
Hollywood is about a 13 mile drive Northeast, there are plenty of tourist attractions in Hollywood. Drive up to get a closer look at the Hollywood sign, there's plenty of parking to view the sign by Lake Hollywood Park. Sunset Ranch Hollywood, the ranch offers a variety of daily trail rides through Griffith Park. Park somewhere close or at Hollywood Blvd and walk on the sidewalks with all the stars and stop at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to check out the hand and/or foot imprints. Other places to visit are, Hollywood Bowl, Roosevelt Hotel, and spend a day at my favorite amusement park, Universal Studios.
Beverly Hills. Drive along Mulholland Drive and see spectacular views, you will also see the Hollywood Sign from the road. Spend a couple of hours and walk the walk of the privileged, the most famous high class street in the world, Rodeo Drive. Drive by and even stop at Beverly Hills Hotel, a true landmark of Beverly Hills.
Downtown LA is a hot spot, with new cafes, restaurants, clubs popping up daily, but downtown LA is also rich with historic architecture and cultural attractions, not to mention sports and entertainment complexes. Here are a few tips on things to do, Visit Olvera Street, the oldest street in Los Angeles, Union Station, Disney Concert Hall, Chinatown, LA LIVE, take a walking tour, Fashion District, Musem of Contemporary Art.
Other sightings: Griffith Observatory
San Pedro, Los Angeles Harbor (22 miles) is the departing port for many cruise lines, such as Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, the Cunard Line, the Disney Cruise Line, the Holland America Line, the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Catalina Express, along with other cruise lines offer frequent sailings that make San Pedro the busiest passenger port of call on the United States West Coast. Most Carnival Cruise Lines and some of the Princess Cruise ships depart from next port over in Long Beach, California
Long Beach is about 23 miles away and home of the RMS Queen Mary, a 1936 Art Deco ocean liner. The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is located across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel.
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach also offers singing gondolier trips through the romantic canals of Naples. Enjoy concerts at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.The Pike Amusement Zone at the Pier might also be worth a visit.
The Long Beach Grand Prix in April during the same weekend as the Grand Prix, there is also an United SportsCar Series race, a Formula D round and the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
The Long Beach Marathon runs every year in October throughout the city of Long Beach.
Sailing, the one-on-one race format is the same as the America's Cup, and many of the winners of the Congressional Cup have gone on to win the America's Cup as well.
Water skiing in July, there is the annual Catalina Ski Race, which starts from Long Beach Harbor and goes to Catalina Island and back.
Newport Beach: From sunset cruises to surf lessons, wine tastings to harbor-front promenades. Enjoy picturesque views of California’s sunrise and sunset. Newport Beach offers fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. Newport Beach is a seaside oasis with its elegance, modern shopping and stunning residential landscape.
Disneyland Park, 37 miles away and originally namned Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, the other one is Disney California Adventure Park.
Laguna Beach: About an hour south of Los Angeles, Laguna Beach has a spectacular cliff top setting above some of the finest beaches in California. Outdoor enthusiasts can snorkel, scuba dive, body-surf, or hike the trails in nearby Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. A center for artists, there are a number of special events and festivals. The Laguna Art Museum focuses on California artists. Window shoppers and collectors will enjoy strolling the village’s quaint streets, as well as visiting galleries spotted along Pacific Coast Highway.Get the full listing »