A friend of mine recently stayed in the Eco Cottages in Venice Beach with her family, and she had nothing but great things to say about it. You can choose between three cozy little beach bungalows that were recently renovated using all eco friendly products and locally procured goods. These sustainable vacation homes are each named differently and thus decorated according to their title. The Papa Hemingway has a warm and masculine energy to it while Aunt Zoe's Place is reminiscent of a 1940's lakeside cabin and Le Bebe is designed to evoke the decadence of 1960's Paris with a "candied Baroque" theme throughout. I am definitely going to check these out the next time I'm down in LA. Cottages run for $215-$250 a night. Rumor has it they even have beach cruisers you can borrow to ride around town...just like a local!
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