Oh Debbie. An esteemed lawyer of your stature — someone who’s representing heavy-hitters like Bravo and Elle.com, after all — should know just how skeevy, unethical and fraudulent this is. What would Airbnb think?
Here’s Debbie’s review posted, with his headshot, on Julia and Julia’s OMG Marina Del Bray Paradise OMG OMG Airbnb posting:
The title was spot on! This was a gorgeous beachside getaway for sure!! Julia was so sweet and made sure i had everything i needed to relax [EDS Note: Including another blowjob, amirite??!?! Or does she ONLY give those on the second date??] (the whole point of my trip there). Upon entry I was delighted by the sparkly cleanliness of the place as well as the calming decor and relaxing dim lighting (every light in this place has a dimmer!!). It was quiet and spacious with a FANTASTIC kitchen stocked with all the tools I needed to make a nice dinner for two. The bedding was especially nice as well- better than luxury hotels and I slept like a baby. The morning light in the living room was stunning and so nice to wake up to. Having access to the rooftop, I did some yoga in the sun facing the ocean. What a sight! Even parking was a snap on pacific ave just outside the front of the house. I’m keeping this place on my short list for a quick, relaxing LA getaway [EDS note: Or, you know, living there]. MDR might be my new favorite beach! It’s so private! I also discovered the cow’s end after walking down on Washington- really cool cafe! Highly recommended getaway with an incredibly friendly and considerate host. Thank you!!
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