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Don & Grace

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Don & Grace

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Venice Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Upscale, Private, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Main House And Guest Apartment.

We've tried to think of everything; as a result our guest are raving and we love that they are. What we hear most when travelers arrive is 'It is so much bigger than it looks in the photos'

Ideally located on one of the best Venice beach walk streets a few steps from the beach and the iconic venice boardwalk, this casually elegant, two story, designer’s home will enchant you. Enter the private front courtyard and you will find an inviting outdoor living room to enjoy the sea breeze or get warm around a large fire pit. Inside the house details abound. An open floor plan with soothing colors, comfortable seating arrangements and bold striped rugs enhance elegant living at the beach. An eat in kitchen with a rustic farmhouse table suitable for large gatherings, shares space with a cozy family room, fireplace and flat screen tv. A full bathroom on the first floor is accessible from outside for after returning from the beach. Upstairs the enchantment continues with 3 light filled, tastefully furnished bedrooms: 1 cal king, 2 twins and 1 full bed with a twin trundle. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a freestanding tub, toilets, sinks and plenty of counter space and storage. The back patio directly off the kitchen brings the outdoors in. It is tastefully landscaped and perfect for alfresco meals or barbecues. A flight of stairs leads you to the guest apartment located on the second floor above a two car garage. Its wood beamed vaulted ceilings and unusual details add to the comfort and unique feeling of this one of a kind, luxury home. This ensuite studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, (bar refrigerator, sink and microwave), and a cal king bed. It is private and ideal for larger families or multiple families vacationing together. For parents, a getaway from a getaway! Free hi speed internet and net flix is included in both the main house and apartment. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. Leave the hubbub and rich color of the boardwalk behind and upon your return to the oasis, an exterior garden shower with hot and cold water is available for rinsing off after your relaxing or energetic day in the surf and sand. You may never want to leave this barefoot luxury compound, but when you tear yourself away you will find yourself a short walking distance to world class shopping, galleries and dining on abbot kinney. Bike ride or walk to the amusement park on the santa monica pier where historic route 66 ends. Marina del rey with sailing and boating opportunities is a bike ride or short car drive away. Easy access to lax airport.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don & Grace (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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About Don & Grace

We are local homeowners who have lived in Southern California for over 25 years and the proud owners of a newly renovated Venice beach house. We recognized a great house from pictures posted on the internet and purchased the house 5 days after seeing it. We have been in love ever since. Transplanted from the east coast, we love the mostly bug free environment of California and the incredible weather at the beach that allows us to live outdoors for many months of the year. We are parents to two teenagers who love to bring their friends to the beach. We want ours to be the home that they continue to visit and bring their friends from college.

Don & Grace purchased this house in 2013

Why Don & Grace chose Venice Beach

As an interior designer I wanted to make the house both comfortable, luxurious and unusual. After renting the same beach condo in Laguna Beach for 15 years I knew what I liked and expected and what kept us going back each year. I have tried to create the same high level of living in our beach home. We have furnished it like a private home not a rental. The house has charm galore from the location on a walk street, to the Dutch door in the front and finally to the optional, airy, spacious, separate guest apartment over the garage. And then there is the location. Renegade Venice Beach and the contrasting upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard has something for everyone yet the house escapes it all and is its own tranquil, private escape. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

What makes this house unique

We have maintained the unique character of the house built in 1904 and furnished it in rustic modern. The kitchen is well equipped with a generous supply of pots and pans and attractive tabletop items. The linens are luxurious and each room is unique with unusual whimsical features. The firepit in the front courtyard is perfect for the cool beach nights and being able to park two cars tops off the Venice experience. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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based on 16 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! It was perfect for our family, felt like a retreat from the chaos of venice beach. The beds are incredibly comfortable, rooms beautifully done. Great house for entertaining, as well. We would definitely want to come back. But bring a small car, its in a very congested area of Venice and our suv didn't fit in garage.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Magic indeed !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here in Oct'14

We can't say enough about this beach home !!!

It is so beautiful , so comfortable , and so perfect for a family vacation !!!

The kitchen was spectacular - had everything we needed ..

The beds were amazingly comfortable and the guest house was adorable and a very nice plus ;)

But our favorite part of this magical place was that it had a beautiful outdoor gather place complete with a fire pit and cozy seating - we spent every evening around it enjoying the beautiful night air and each others company well into the night ❤️

We highly recommend Sheer Magic and if we are every in the Venice Beach area again will definitely return !!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when Dwell at the Beach becomes part of a memorable family or friend reunion. Thanks for staying with us.

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Don and Grace's spacious Venice property. They are so thoughtful and prompt whenever there's a question or need. We had eight people from kids to seniors, including a baby, and there was definitely something fun for everyone. The kitchen is amazing and you can't beat the location. Steps from the boardwalk and the beach!

The guesthouse is perfect for a couple who want a little extra privacy. The baby had her own quiet place to nap.

We spent just as much time outdoors as we did in, as the living room is perfect for family games and the huge kitchen table was great for card-playing after all the kids went to sleep. Plenty of space and privacy for everyone. There were lots of naps.

We stayed for a week, but wanted at least two more.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, You described our perfect week at the beach house especially the naps and card games. You were great guests. Thank you again for the book and thank you for choosing our property. Grace and Don

A Perfect Venice Experience

  • 5 of 5

The owners have created a really outstanding home which is just a few steps from the beach and 5 minutes walk to the amazing restaurants and shops of Abbott Kinney, but tucked away enough to be peaceful and supremely comfortable.

We used the main house and the guest apartment. Bedrooms and bathrooms were all immaculate, bedrooms were cosy and wonderfully comfortable with great decor and excellent linen. The kitchen had every utensil you would ever need with a huge fridge and a great kitchen dining table. The owners very thoughtfully subscribe to Netflix as well as all the other millions of channels, so we could settle down with a great movie on quiet nights.

Excellent music system throughout the downstairs which you can easily plug your device into and a separate lounge/sitting room which was beautiful and comfortable.

The outside space has been very cleverly designed, with an area at the front that has a fantastic fire pit and comfy outdoor sofas. At the back, between the house and the garage, is another great outdoor space with a huge barbecue and good sunshine for those who want to sunbathe - both areas have excellent shade and plenty of room just to chill.

We were given 4 bicycles to use (a great addition given the high price of rental in Venice) and surf boards and boogie boards - all at no extra cost...a really great bonus.

There's a 2 car garage - a vital ingredient given the lack of parking in Venice - and the whole place felt safe and secure.

As a family of four with teenage children, we couldn't think of a better 2 weeks spent. The owners have obviously put a lot of love and care into the property and it shows in every way. They welcomed us very warmly and were hugely attentive to our needs.

Venice itself is full of bohemian, slightly edgy and very energetic citizens and visitors - one minute you can be with the beautiful people of Abbott Kinney, the next you can be by the beach watching a carnival of slightly strange characters. That's not a criticism - it's an extraordinary place and well worth exploring properly (a trip to the canals reveals another very beautiful and serene side to the place - just a 5 minute walk).

We are regular and horribly fussy travellers - this wonderful experience exceeded all our expectations. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, It is always a pleasure hearing how much our guest enjoy our beach house and amenities. We too know what we like to find when we travel and rent properties. You were great guest. We hope that you will include us in your future travel plans. Best, Grace & Don.
Sherman Oaks

What a great way get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

When I walked into the house for the first time, I felt like I was transported to

An elegant inn, somewhere in Europe. Grace and Don have truly created an oasis in the heart of Venice, and just a quick walk to the sand.

The house has such a warm and tranquil spirit; it was love at first sight.

Let’s start with the kitchen, truly the heart of the house. It overflows with charm, color and plenty of family-table seating. The colors and decor then flow throughout the house perfectly, and speak volumes to Grace’s skill as an interior designer.

Every table, chair and “nick-nack” is carefully selected, and “gracefully” coordinated. As someone who cooks as a hobby, I can say that the kitchen is well stocked with everything I could want. The farmhouse-style table beckons guests to eat, drink, play cards or just sit around and talk. The kitchen even has a little settee for comfortable lounging or watching TV. Adjacent to the kitchen is a relaxing living room, beautifully appointed, and accented with a spectacular carved-wood TV-cabinet as tall as the room, and a perfect little writing table, so convenient for preparing morning postcards.

The three bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor are appointed like a proper Provencal Inn. And the bonus room above the garage is an oasis within an oasis; a perfect place for anyone who wants a little alone time. The backyard is so sweet and neat, and the front yard is even better. We sat on the comfortable furniture around the fire pit and enjoyed drinks and chatting under the beautiful ocean moon, before we retired for the night.

The beach is just steps away, but a world away from this island of charm and quietude. What a great way get away from it all, while never far from the vibrant Venice boardwalk action.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, Thank you for all the great feedback. We're looking forward to seeing you here again very soon. Don & Grace

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. The house and guesthouse were immaculate. A beautiful interior boosted by a great patio with a fire pit! We had a great time working with the property owners who were very accommodating and look forward to renting from them again. I highly recommend this property. It is also conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants and walking distance from Venice Beach. Well worth it.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dorian. It is great to hear that you had downtime from your hectic schedule and were able to enjoy the house. Thank you for the lovely card that you left. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Happy summer!


Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Erwin Hotel
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Santa Monica 10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
James Beach
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located one block from the Venice boardwalk. Steps beyond that is the beach and great surf for boarding, swimming or surf fishing. The Santa Monica pier is located a short bike ride away with a lively arcade, restaurants, rides and games or pier fishing. The Getty Villa is a short drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or a bike ride on the beach front bike path. The Annenberg Beach House with a large public pool is located nearby. Walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd. for great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade shops are a few minutes away. Join the locals at the weekly Farmers Market on Main Street on the weekend. Marina activities include kayaking, sailing and boating. Beverly Hills and Malibu are located 20 minutes by car. Hollywood is approx 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

From $750 Per night

Venice Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Cleaning Fee $200.00
Pet Fee $200.00
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Maximum occupancy is 8 people. For parties having more than 6 adults there will be an additional charge of $50.00 per adult person per night.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Venice Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Access from inside/outside. Great after sandy excursions.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious, big counters, 2 toilets, tub shower.
    Guest Apartment Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the optional guest apartment. Newly renovated.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds suitable for teenagers and small adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - Studio apt./1 Cal king bed,ensuite bathroom & kitchenette.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed. Twin blow up air mattress on site.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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