|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Walk to downtown Venice in less than five minutes - it’s only two blocks away. For any other requirements you might have of a perfect beach house, find them easily met at 328 Bayshore Drive. An elegant 4 bedroom house that sleeps up to 12, packed with Mediterranean flair. The private heated pool is reason enough to book the home for months on end. <br/><br/>The gleaming pool and decking is kept in pristine condition. Immaculate pool tile and surrounding patio are a ready-made Vacation HQ, no matter the age and makeup of your group. Wide steps allow for easy entry and the pool furniture and sun beds are generously appointed. The screened lanai is surrounded by lush vegetation and tall trees, providing unrivalled privacy. <br/><br/>Indoors, natural sunlight pours nonstop through large windows, warming the home’s terra-cotta and ocean blue accents. Terrazzo tile was made for this kind of property - casual elegance for happy feet with a great tan. The neutral color scheme suits all tastes. Most rooms boast cream walls with classic white trim. <br/><br/>The living room’s large tile fireplace is an enticing feature in front of massive, comfy blue sofa and arm chair. A corner TV and wireless Internet, plus any board games you bring from home, equate to hours of memorable family time. Prepare your morning coffee in the fully equipped kitchen and step outside to enjoy the breeze from Roberts Bay. <br/><br/>Ten guests will sleep comfortably in the home’s four spacious bedrooms, while numbers eleven and twelve have a high-end sleeper sofa to call their own. Bedrooms are configured to suit all sorts of groups: a king bed (master bed), queen bed (bedroom two), two twin beds (bedroom three) are great for two families traveling together. You can keep your mother-in-law at bay in her own private suite, which has a private entrance and two queen beds. <br/><br/>Your group can come and go as they please from this ideally located property, perhaps dividing into adventure aficionados and window shopping teams, before regrouping for sunset cocktails on the back deck. <br/><br/>This wonderful home is only a 2 blocks walk to the charming town of Venice filled with coffee shops, wine bars, art stores, antique shops and fine restaurants. And, our house is also only a 6 block walk along the tree lined Venice Avenue to the beach. Plus, we've just added high speed Internet for guests who bring their laptop.<br/><br/>Or, walk to the Venice Pier and Sharky's Restaurant to enjoy the sunset, or enjoy a morning walk of approximately twenty blocks. In and around the beach area, you’ll find many water-sports and tour operators, as well as famous Sharky’s restaurant. At night it comes to life as the city’s favorite live music venue. If traveling with pets, treat them to a day at Brohard Paw Park and they’ll wag tails in gratitude.
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The house is well situated and a short walk to downtown and slightly longer walk to the main Venice Beach at the end of Venice Avenue. Nice pool with excellent heating system. Arrangement of rooms is excellent except for the fourth bedroom that has been converted from a carport. That bedroom has its own outside entrance and access to the master bathroom. However, to get to the living space and kitchen, the only inside route is through the master bathroom and then master bedroom. Not great. Two other bedrooms with shared bathroom are directly off the living space. Decor is typical for a rental house (which is not great), but beds and other furniture is relatively comfortable. Kitchen is small but adequate. Inside of the house was very clean, but needed general maintenance (loose toilet seats, etc.) Outside, the yard was a mess, but after a call to the company, the overgrowth and dropped leaves from trees were cleaned up immediately.
Overall, the rental experience was good. The only problem encountered was the directions on what to do with the used linens. The directions in the house required us to do 2+ washer fulls while a last minute e-mail from the rental people told us to just strip the beds. In the end we did four wash loads. For the price I think the rental people should have been responsible for having the professional cleaners do everything. I think my wife was right in saying, "I feel a bit used". Also, the rugs were badly in need of a good shampooing.
We enjoyed our visit. The a few suggestions we have to improve the stay would be to provide more garbage cans for 12 people and also provide solid bathroom doors. Thank you. We had a lovely Christmas with our family there.
Thank you for a delightful stay! The location was very convenient for our needs and the home easily accommodated us. We enjoyed the pool and walking to town and the beach. The home needs a little TLC but was comfortable, clean and convenient.
Nice and peaceful. close to beach, downtown, parks, stores and bussines complex. House definitely needs a good few touches, specially bathrooms and kitchen. Pool was great. Confortables bedrooms. Super place to be . Thank you !