5-STAR LOCATION: THE ART COLONY BEACH APARTMENTS, STEPS 2 SAND

Adrian

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5-STAR LOCATION: THE ART COLONY BEACH APARTMENTS, STEPS 2 SAND

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Venice Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Thanks for checking out THE ART COLONY at Venice Beach -- your best value this close to the sand!

Fresh flowers greet you when you arrive at your lovely, modern beach apartment. Only steps to the sand of world-famous Venice Beach and Muscle Beach, and a short stroll to the trendy shops and restaurants of Venice's Abbot Kinney Blvd. and Santa Monica Pier. There's easy public transportation to the Getty Center, UCLA and beyond.

Venice is a fun, lively and colorful part of Los Angeles... but we offer a peaceful refuge in a quiet residential neighborhood. We're only steps from the sand, perfect for family fun and R&R. ***Please note that PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED and City of Los Angeles noise ordinance takes effect after 9pm.***

The Art Gallery apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a large sun deck, Master Bedroom decorated with art from the Caribbean, with private balcony overlooking our lush patio garden. The Twin room has 2 twin beds and Native American art. The Double room has a comfy pillow-top double bed and African art.

The Artist's Loft also has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and has cathedral ceilings, designer finishes and furnishings throughout. In addition to its Master Bedroom balcony, it has a large roof deck with ocean, mountain and Hollywood Sign views.

Both apartments boast large, gourmet kitchens, 32-inch Sony HD TVs, high speed wireless internet, wood-burning fireplace, and washer/dryer in unit. Comfortable and stylish. Secured 2-car parking. Total living space is over 1,400 square feet. The Art Gallery is on the 2nd floor, (14 stair steps from ground level). Another unit, The Artist's Loft is 29 stair steps from ground level.

The owners are avid art collectors, and decorated their apartments from their personal collection. (Many pieces are for sale, so if you fall in love with one, you may purchase it as a souvenir of your trip!)

Come to our quiet Venice Beach oasis and experience Southern California lifestyle at its very best!

NEW: PREMIUM VENICE BEACH SURFING EXPERIENCE!

Stay with us for exclusive discounts on surf school and gear rentals at the one and only Venice Beach Surf School! www.surfcamp.la

7-NIGHT SPECIAL: Stay 7 or more nights and exit cleaning is FREE!

PLEASE NOTE: Additional $25 per person per night over 6. Holiday/event dates same as high season. 3-night minimum stay. Rates subject to 14% LA transient occupancy tax. $150 exit cleaning fee, $1,500 fully-refundable security deposit (pre-authorized only) on your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card. Please note the following reservation, deposit, payment and cancellation policies for the Artist's Loft and Art Gallery residences: one-half of total rental fee (plus tax) is due at time of booking to secure your reservation; payment balance (balance of rental, tax and exit cleaning fee) is due upon arrival; if cancellation, including revision to length of stay, is made prior to 21 days from arrival date, we will make full refund of payment in the form of original payment method; there will be no refund for cancellation or revision within 21 days of arrival date. For guests numbering more than 6, there is a $25 per person per night additional charge. A $1,500 fully-refundable security deposit (to be applied to damages to the property, if any) is required at check-in via credit card authorization or cash. Upon check-out, the apartment will be inspected within 24 hours. If damages are found, guest will be notified by email of repair/replacement cost, and photo documentation provided where possible. That cost will be deducted from the authorization amount, which will then be charged, and the balance of that amount will be refunded to the credit card provided.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Adrian (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Adrian

We relocated from NYC to SoCal in June, 2000. Our main reason for moving? The WEATHER! We love to hear the weather reports from the East Coast. Whatever it is back east, we're having better weather here :)

Not only is LA beautiful, it has an abundance of culture: world-class museums, great live theatre featuring the best Hollywood actors, shopping, fine dining and more. What I like best about Los Angeles is that it has the most ethnically diverse population on the planet.

Adrian purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Adrian chose Venice Beach

The west side of Los Angeles is the most desirable area, and you can't get much farther west than 1/2 block from famous Venice Beach. We love this area for the eclectic mix of people, the wonderful sea air and the fun, carnival atmosphere of the boardwalk. The walkstreets of Venice provide a tranquil getaway from the fun mayhem, just steps away! Just two blocks to the east is trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd, with wonderful restaurants and shops. Your timing might be right to catch a street fair or glimpse a celebrity! Enjoy the decor and art we've chosen for the unit. We have a large and varied selection of DVDs, CDs and books for your pleasure.

What makes this apartment unique

Most people stay with us for our wonderful location, location, location! Open the doors to the two spacious decks and the ocean breeze flows through the entire apartment. Guests love the decor and art, love the quality of the space and love stepping out our front door and onto wonderful Venice Beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello! We had a brilliant time at the Artist's Loft in Venice Beach. Great place to call home for a few days, LOVED the location and made some lovely friends (locals) at the beach! Would definitely love to visit again, thanks for a great stay.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.6
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Chicago IL
4

Nice Place!

  • 4 of 5
Hi Adrian. We just wanted to say thanks for letting us stay in The Art Colony Beach House! We had a great time revisiting Venice Beach, and staying in such a nice place so close to the beach helped make it so. The Art Colony apartment was a little big for just the two of us, as it has three bedrooms. However, this place would be great for several couples, families, or a small group of tourists, artists, what have you. The long kitchen counter is great, and the dining room table would make for a nice dinner gathering. We ate breakfast one morning on the rear balcony and enjoyed the large table back there as well.
We enjoyed staying in an apartment that felt like an art studio. Although there is art on the walls, it still felt like a normal home. I liked staying in the master bedroom with the balcony off the front. It gives a lush and tropical feel while stepping onto it for some fresh, beach air. The attached garage made it convenient for us to jet off into the city for the day, or up the coast to Malibu for a scenic drive and seafood. We did use the fireplace on one cool, evening. This was cool to do while staying near the beach. We enjoyed the fire with some wine from a local place on nearby Rose Ave. I even browsed a few books in your interesting library. Good stuff. We did miss the full access to cable TV, but we found other great stuff to do. Thanks again for making such a great vacation place, and for offering it to us! See you soon. Have a good one.

Mike & Chel
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
4

Great choice in Venice Beach

  • 4 of 5
The apartment was great for our 10 day stay in Feb 2014. In a superb location, close to the beach, Santa Monica and the hipster culture of Abbott Kinney, Dogtown etc. It has some nice artwork and tribal artefacts which gives it some character.

The kitchen is well stocked with crockery and cooking utensils, and has a gas stove top/oven, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker and toaster oven. Excellent washer dryer, everything you need, there's even an outdoor grill downstairs.

Lounge/dining area is spacious, TV/DVD unit sufficient though it features a low level basic cable package without movie channels, not really a big deal.

The 3 bedrooms are big enough, and have cupboards with some hanging space. The beds are comfortable though you might want to bring a pillow if you're fussy as the ones provided were a tad lumpy.

Parking is in a locked garage - a real god send in this part of town where parking is tough.

Lighting is "mood" only in the bedrooms - no overhead lights, just lamps - yet the outdoor common areas remain well-lit all night, presumably to deter the local homeless from finding a cozy spot to hole up for the night. These lights do tend to intrude so light sleepers would need to bring an eye mask.

Also renters should establish up front with this host what the protocol is in the privacy department, as the host came and went a few times without permission. One time my teenage daughter was alone for a few moments when they entered which scared her, yet there was no apology or even recognition that this had occurred and was against our wishes - a conversation we'd had with the host earlier in the stay and thought was understood but apparently not. Anyway some may not have a problem with this like I do, so discuss up front with the host before booking.

In summary, a great, comfortable space in a nice garden setting, with attractive access via the walkway - a good choice in Venice Beach.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our lovely beach getaway, and thanks for taking time to review us! Sorry the pillows weren't to your liking, and that you didn't find the extra pillows in the bedroom closets. No one's ever complained about the pillows before, but we did check them all and couldn't find a single lump.

We regret any "privacy" issues you may have experienced -- we value our guests' privacy, solitude and peaceful enjoyment of the property. But we must point out that we most certainly did not "come and go a few times without permission" -- this is a gross misstatement of fact. In this instance, we had to conduct a mandatory safety inspection of the apartment, to which you had cheerfully agreed in advance. Thus, we quite reasonably assumed all was well; you were present at the time and seemed perfectly accommodating throughout the entire five-minute inspection. We do wish you had expressed your concerns in person, and we might have been able to reschedule the inspection for a more convenient moment. Unfortunately, we were fully booked for the entire period during which the inspection was required; if it didn't occur during your stay, it would have been during our next guests' stay. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

(For any future guests: rest assured that city inspections are required once every 2-3 years. We inform guests of any upcoming inspections well in advance, and make every attempt to schedule them at our guests' maximum convenience.)

Thanks again for your generally positive, though not entirely accurate, review!
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
5

Beach and Art Ambiance

  • 5 of 5
The Art Colony Beach Apartments are a short stroll to the Venice Boardwalk, a great location not far from the LA Airport. The apartment we stayed in had lots of light, beautiful art on the walls, was well maintained, and in general very pleasant. Adrian, the owner, was most helpful and easy to communicate with. My son and I had a perfectly enjoyable week here and would highly recommend the beach accommodation to others.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
5

Fit for a King

  • 5 of 5
Without sounding overtly effusive, we were absolutely shocked by the comfort and spacious sweep of this apartment. It felt palatial and lavish for just two of us luxuriating in all this glory to ourselves. Everything was spotless, clean, white, perfect. The master bedroom has a sun-filled deck that looks out on the shared courtyard as well as a full scale two person jacuzzi bath (the best feature in our personal opinion). You can't get any close to heart of Venice beach, a half block stroll down a tree lined alley. And only a 10-15 minute walk to the delicious, healthy cafes and shops of Abbott Kinney. Plus the garage parking was a heaven send. And Adrian could not have been any sweeter, more accommodating or kind. She really went above and beyond to make our stay simple and special. Our only issue is that we didn't have enough time to truly enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating quality of the apartment!

All in all, it was a perfect oasis from a long week of work. And a great base for anyone looking for a sand-swept sanctuary.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Perth, WA, Australia
5

Lovely Haven

  • 5 of 5
We had just come from three nights in Disney Hotel, with four of us in one room, so we were delighted to move into Venice and spread out. We found everything we needed, including fantastic recommendations from Adrian for buying food and restaurants. We stayed from 27 December to 3 January and the location was perfect. The apartment was spacious and comfortable and we were able to shop and wash. We walked down to he beach several times - rode bikes up to the pier, had breakfast and went out for drinks/dinner (Lorillee our great babysitter was a real find). We felt very safe and secure and our hire car was safely secured in the garage each night. Thank you Adrian, you were very accommodating, easy to deal with and helpful. Have already recommended you to others, but thought I should finally record my great satisfaction
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5-Star Location: the Art Colony Beach Apartments, Steps 2 Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p309302vb
-++1 (310) 740-7890 (California, USA)
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Nottingham, England
5

Super apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed in the lovely loft apartment for three days. Beautiful home in the heart of Venice. Our first time in Santa Monica and if we return we'd definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
LAX
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbott Kinney Blvd
Nearest Point of Interest
Groundworks Coffee
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Cafe Collage
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Windward Farms market
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US Post Office.
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Venice Canals
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Famous Venice Eateries
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Whole Foods Market
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Gold's Gym
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Muscle Beach
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Skateboard park
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Venice Drum Circle
Nearest Point of Interest
Venice Dog Park
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20-mile Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
World Famous Venice Beach Boardwalk
Car: not necessary

20-mi. beach bike path, easy stroll to Abbott Kinney, Santa Monica pier, 3rd St Promenade, only steps to world-famous Venice Beach!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $335 Per night

Venice Beach Apartment Rental Rates

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fall
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
$355
 
 
afm
Nov 5 2014 - Nov 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
nov
Nov 13 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
dec
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
holiday
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
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$355
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Venice Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two sun decks, one with BBQ -- on exclusive Venice walk-street, only steps to the sand. You'll love our peaceful, quiet beachside oasis.
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