|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The compound itself is made up of seven units, four of them 40’s cottages and two of those are now offered as vacation rentals. The owners, Allan, a Canadian film-maker and Chiyoko, a Japanese writer live on the site and have created a way of living they are happy to share.
Each unit overlooks a small private sitting garden and larger common gardens are nearby. Various tables and fire pits invite intimate or expansive al fresco dining. A Balinese daybed is for chilling or outdoor sleeping.
The compound was recently on the famous Venice House & Garden Tour and the local newspaper called it ‘most enticing’. Various areas were also used as locations for several films.
$3000/month, $840/week. $130/night (minimum 5 days) 50% payable upon booking, 50% upon arrival, $60 one time cleaning fee. $40/night per extra adult (over 18) sleeping on the sofa bed.
Fully furnished for elegant living, the kitchen is fully equipped with an espresso machine, filtered water, etc. A queen sized bed, linens and towels are provided, free do-it-yourself laundry, free internet and cable, free loan of bikes, free fully enclosed parking for one car, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and DVD and book library. Friendly and arty neighbors. Friendly animals are welcomed and can safely run free in the compound
The property is in the center of Venice’s semi-secret Oakwood area which has the highest number of artists per capita outside of NYC's Soho area. It is a neighborhood where locals have pride of place and greet each other as they walk, skate and bike around.
What else? Venice Love is a certain relaxed funkiness, it’s ten kinds of fruit trees, nine chimes, six kinds of bamboo, six fountains, two portable Weber BBQs and a little white hen who lays tasty eggs. It’s pretty authentically Venice Beach so it may not be for everybody but perfect for the right person.
For more call us directly with any questions. Allan or Chiyoko 310-581-7951
We live on the compound and our day-to-day life has become blended with cottage life. Basically our whole plan is to live life fully and beautifully. Add to that Chiyoko's wish to make our tenants and guests as comfortable as humanly possible.
Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka purchased this cottage in 2002
Venice Beach has the best air in LA since it is within the coastal fog cover. It never gets unbearably hot even in summer. It also has a real sense of neighborhood. It has attracted creative people from all over the world as evidenced by the number of galleries and the popular 'art-crawl' every month.
The compound is securely fenced in so residents feel they have entered another world when they come home. The 2010 Venice Garden Tour called it 'a little piece of paradise'.
For many years I get on the plane in Berlin, Germany and come to LA. Rick and I always spend a week or two in the beach area. So far we’ve stayed at many different places. But now we feel we have found THE place where we definitely want to come back to. Allan and Chiyoko are incredibly nice hosts, they made us feel welcome and treated us like friends. We enjoyed having a drink together and talk about interesting subjects. The apartment is cosy, nothing is missing. The little garden has a Japanese touch, which we enjoyed a lot. On the bike we reached the beautiful beach in less than 10min. I’m very much looking forward to our vacation next year at Allan’s and Chiyoko's place.
You two were wonderful both to Erika and myself and made our brief stay with you something special indeed. Thank you for including us in your lives and ongoing activities. But most of all just thanks for being who the two of you ARE! I know E and I will want to return next year for a longer stay.
My Best to you both...
thank you for being such a generous and wonderful host.
You invited me to be part of your life, introduced me to your friends and gave me the feeling of being more than welcome.
You shared your home and your life with me.
Thank you for this wonderful stay, thank you of taking care of me in such a warm way.
C'est comme un nid douillet en plein coeur de Vénice et certainement ma meilleure étape. A 20 minutes de l'Aéroport, près de la plage et du fameux boardwalk, près des boutiques d'Abbot Kinney (nouveau quartier branché), près de Wholefood (pour faire ses courses) et en même temps retiré de tout....un Havre de paix! Pour un premier contact en terre Californienne c'est le choc! c'est beau, c'est confortable, c'est pratique et je suis encore submergé par la gentillesse, la drôlerie et la délicatesse des propriétaires du lieu.
This review is beyond overdue as it's been almost 6 months since we stayed. I took a chance on this rental as there were no reviews yet when I found it on VRBO, and I generally book based on them. I went by the description, pictures and a brief conversation with Alan on the phone.
We were blown away as soon as we entered the compound! It was better then the pictures: serene, beautiful and unlike anywhere I've been. I think they said we were the first to stay in the cottage since they reno'd it and it was perfect. Great size, all mod cons, very comfy bed and very clean. They thought of all the details.
We didn't rent a car as we like to walk and bike when we can and the location was perfect for this. Walkable to the beach, Abbot Kinney, Santa Monica and the canals.
We can not say enough about Allan and Chiyoko. As the other reviews said, we left feeling like we'd made friends. They were so kind and generous and are truly interesting people. They made us feel very welcome, from lending us their bikes and giving us fresh avocados from their tree to dinner and drinks with their friends by the fire pit. The trip itself was great, made all the better by their hospitality.
We decided last minute to drive to L.A. and Allan was very accommodating. Our arrival was earlier than expected, interrupting Allan's breakfast. He gladly showed us to our cottage and everything was as described in the listing (including the hospitality!). We loved the location and hanging out at Venice Beach. The cottage was cozy and well stocked. We asked for more towels; Allan went into his own house and gave us theirs. The only negative thing was some noise early one morning across from our cottage on different property. Other than that, we loved it and were sorry we didn't bring our dogs and also have a chance to hang out on the property more. Next time!
Local attractions are Gold’s flagship gym, Google's new headquarters. Dozens of yoga and Pilates studios are within stretching distance. Don’t miss what’s left of the canals which gave Venice its name. Find a brand new skateboarding park next to the original Muscle Beach. Some say the biggest local attraction is the beach others say it’s the swarming bikini boardwalk next to it. Both are five blocks away. Our neighborhood, Oakwood, is anchored by Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named after the turn of the century visionary who built Venice as a summer get-away from Los Angeles.) This strip was recently called ‘the hippest street in America’ by GQ. The ‘next big thing’ is nearby Rose Avenue where healthy food and wine are on the agenda.
Neighborhoods to the north are trendy Santa Monica, laid-back Malibu and rustic Topanga. To the east is Lincoln Boulevard with ‘the sexiest Whole Foods on planet earth” sez the LA Times. Also a plethora of pot shops and tattoo emporiums. To the south are Marina Del Ray for sailing and Culver City for galleries. The Santa Monica Freeway takes you downtown in 25 minutes and the Pacific Coast Highway can drop you at the airport in 15 minutes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 8 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Deposit of 50% of total at time of booking.
Remaining 50% upon arrival.
$60 one time cleaning fee.
No other taxes, charges or fees.
Cancellation policy is 50% return of
deposit if less than two weeks and 75%
of deposit if less than one week.
$40/night extra adult over 16
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.