Keeping with our summery theme we take a look at a crop of available rentals within walking distance to our sandy shores. These dwellings also promise proximity to fine dining and shops. Some are for the long term - one is for the short term. Let us know when you're having that beach barbecue. We'll bring the mutton.
1) What/Where: 2bed & 2 bath in Marina Del Rey(above)
Offered at: $2,995/month
The Skinny: Come on. Only $1,500 a month for two people, or like a thousand each if your skeevy cousin crashes in the living room. And you're only steps from the beach. This second story unit has a fireplace - for those cold summery evenings - a deck patio and a 2 car garage.
· 25 CATAMARAN ST, MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292 [TheMLS.com]
2) What/Where: California Craftsman in Venice
Offered at: $3,000/month
The Skinny: We have two words for you, "BEER PONG". In addition to being located steps to the beach on one of those Venice walk streets, this rental also comes fully furnished including a ping pong table in back. Plus an outdoor hot tub, sauna and shower. Its a short term lease from May 23 to the end of July.
· 736 MARCO PL, VENICE, CA 90291 [TheMLS.com]
3) What/Where: Townhouse on the sand in Playa del Rey
Offered at: $3,850/month
The Skinny: Ok, this one is probably as close as you're going to get to the sand and sea with out giving up your nasty coke habit to pay for it. Almost four grand a month lets you experience one bed and 1.25 baths, but you can feel the sand between your toes with just a short jaunt out your patio door. Plus hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen.
· 7301 VISTA DEL MAR #45, PLAYA DEL REY, CA 90293 [TheMLS.com]