COZY GEM CLOSE TO ABBOT KINNEY AND VENICE BEACH

Molly and Alan Renshaw

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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COZY GEM CLOSE TO ABBOT KINNEY AND VENICE BEACH

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Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom in the heart of Venice

Our house on Brooks is the ideal location to experience all Venice has to offer. A short two block walk to the bustling Abbott Kinney Blvd, five blocks to the famous Venice Beach boardwalk and a 5 minute walk to the new super-hip shops, cafes and restaurants on Rose Avenue.

The tranquil bedrooms each have high ceilings and a queen size bed made with high thread count linens. There’s also a sleep sofa in the living room. The bathroom has a humongous claw-foot tub you'll love. Since our house is newly remodeled it is highly insulated and very quiet inside.

We have a 45” flat screen TV equipped with FIOS cable as well as a DVR, DVD Player, an iPod dock with speakers, Hi-speed WiFi and an Apple TV box loaded with Netflix. There's also a gorgeous antique piano for you musicians to play!

The kitchen is fully stocked with a professional restaurant stove, all glass, dish and silverware, dishwasher, pots and pans as well any appliance you would need to cook (blender, food processor, hand mixer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster).

The enchanted yard is the perfect place for a festive, daytime barbeque or a romantic, candlelit dinner. Even our summer nights can get a little chilly so we have a restaurant quality heat lamp to keep you warm outside.

There’s so much to do in Venice during the day- The beach, play tennis, cycle on the boardwalk, take a stroll on Abbott Kinney, take a yoga class! We provide beach towels and chairs, boogie boards, beach cruiser bikes. Let us know if there’s something else you need and we’ll do our best to provide it. Tennis rackets and balls? A crib? A stroller? Yoga mats? Just let us know how we can help make your Venice vacation awesome.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Molly and Alan Renshaw (Owner)
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About Molly and Alan Renshaw

We are Molly, Alan and Shepard Renshaw with Baby Girl Renshaw coming in June! We have loved living and raising our son in this house but needed a little more space for our growing family so we've moved to a three bedroom house.

We are both Los Angeles natives which seems to be rare! Molly grew up in the Valley in Toluca Lake where her family still lives, while Alan spent his childhood in Santa Monica Canyon.

Molly went to Skidmore College in upstate NY and lived in NYC as a modern dancer and Pilates teacher for 10 years after that. Alan went to Reed College in Oregon before graduating from UC Berkeley. He is a computer consultant, builder, landlord and painter.

We are both passionate animal lovers, cooks, artists and parents. We're thrilled to share our beloved home with you.

Molly and Alan Renshaw purchased this house in 2000

Why Molly and Alan Renshaw chose Venice Beach

Location location location! You can't beat it - such an easy walk to Abbot Kinney, Rose Ave, the beach as well a giant Whole Foods Market. It's such a cool, quirky gem of a house in such a great neighborhood. Venice is so special with its diverse population and the combination of beach town and hip urban mecca.

What makes this house unique

Alan bought the house in 2000 and completely remodeled it himself in 2007 keeping the charm and feel of the original structure (like the original hardwood floors). Instead of a bunch of tiny, low ceiling rooms, he made an airy, open floor plan. He raised the ceilings 5 feet, put in a brand new kitchen and cool architectural quirks to make the house very unique, like sky lights, asymmetrical windows and the best claw-foot bathtub ever!

The property is unique because from the street it looks like nothing but behind the fortress walls is a private, bamboo lined, hidden oasis. It's very cozy and quiet at night despite the bustling neighborhood. However, on Sunday mornings if you open the front door and windows, as an added perk you’ll hear the beautiful gospel choir belting out hymns from the Baptist church across the street. You’ll also get an energetic sermon from Pastor Davis for free!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
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Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Rome, Italy
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Avarage

  • 3 of 5
Beautiful home
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p577353vb
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Phoenix
5

Everything you need in a GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5
Our family spent a week inthis cute house and enjoyed every minute of it. Alan and Molly were very hospitable, leaving toys and a high chair for our small children. There is a cute little courtyard to relax in, and the house is stocked with everything you might need for cooking and grilling. The location is great, close to stores, Abbott Kinney, and a short walk to the beach. One thing that I can say that is unusual for many rental houses, is that the beds were very comfortable.
The only slightly negative thing I can say is that the house does not have air conditioning and the week we spent in Venice was unusually warm. The days were mildly uncomfortable but nights were fine. The house could use more fans. Otherwise I highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a nice holiday!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Valerie an Derek! It was great to have your family in our home. That was a very unusually hot week in Venice! We've never needed AC but your suggestion of more fans (maybe even ceiling fans) has been noted. We will definitely get a couple more. Hope you had a pleasant trip back home!
All the best, Molly & Alan
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
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Venice Beach Los Angeles County
5

Wow wow wow!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was our second trip to Venice beach...the first Time we were at the hôtel and we much prefer to stay in a house...the localisation is amazing...the house is charming...my daughter loved to play with the piano....the Outdoor Space is very great....Well we loved everything about this house....we were supposed to stay four nights and we decide to stay one more night...if we go back to Venice we Will rent this house again!!! Thanks Molly and Allan!!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jasmine! We love that you loved our house and hope you can come back!
All the best, Molly and Alan
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
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Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Emerald Hills, California
5

Adorable Venice Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 3 nights in this perfectly appointed house and the 4 of us (two moms and two daughters) had plenty of room. Although the square footage is small this house doesn't feel small. The two bedrooms had were large enough to comfortable spread out luggage and the beds were super comfy. The girls slept on the fold out couch/futon in the living room and us moms had a room each. The kitchen had everything you could want - although we wound up eating out most of the time. And yes, loved the claw foot tub as well as the suprisingly expansive bathroom. The owners, Molly and Alan were very responsive and helpful. If you are looking for a cute safe spot in Venice Beach this place is a very good option.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Edie! We love that clawfoot tub too! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
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Venice Beach Los Angeles County
5

Cozy house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5
Me and my wife stayed in this lovely house for four days with two teenagers. The place is as lovely and well equipped as described. Cycling is worth mentioning. Boys had their own BMX bikes with and we used the beach cruisers every day. It was surprising how easy and safe it is to ride a bike in the area. Sights are within biking distance starting from the canal area up to Santa Monica. Communication with Molly and Alan was easy. We really recommend this place for a peaceful stay in Venice.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Gem close to Abbot Kinney and Venice Beach
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Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Ontario, Canada
5

quiet property walkable to all venice has to offer

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved the Brooks Ave. property. It was exactly as the title says and the pictures show.
Vacationing with two young children is not always easy, but Alan and Molly made our stay very comfortable. They lent us a crib, high chair and second stroller. Upon request they even lent us a few small toys and books to keep our boys occupied during the time we were at the house.
The house was very clean and the beds were more comfortable than any hotel in which I have ever stayed. Maybe it was the pillows? Maybe it was the california sun? I definately slept like a baby!
The house is in a quiet little neighbourhood, aside from the fourth of July partiers.. which is really to be expected on the fourth, and a few motorbikes we heard nothing much.
An easy, short walk to the beach. I think it took about 10 minutes. Maybe 15 when we let our 2yr old walk by himself.
Abbot Kinney was about 1/2 as far.. and the street had anything and everything you could think of.
We rode bikes to Santa Monica, I think it took 10 minutes and the house was very close to a bus route (Take the no.1) and the bus to SaMo took about the same amount of time. I think walking distance showed 45 minutes we never tried it.
The hosts were very sensible and accomodating.
We very much enjoyed our stay, wished it was longer, and am sad to be back to the grind.
We will definately return to Venice Beach and when we do we look forward to renting from Alan and Molly again!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
LAX
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
I-10, 405
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Venice Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Joe's
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Pennmar Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Brickhouse Kitchen
Car: not necessary

They say 'Nobody walks in LA,' but we walk or ride bikes everywhere. Five blocks (ten minute walk) to the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, two blocks to Abbot Kinney boulevard ('The Coolest Block in America' according to GQ magazine) and five minute walk to the newest collection of restaurants and shops on Rose Avenue. There's also an mind-blowing Whole Foods Market on Rose with a wide variety of prepared foods and a hot food bar and juice bar.

We're also a short bus ride or 7 minute drive to Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade. And for more fun, we're 13 miles to Hollywood and Vine and 16 miles to Downtown LA.

Coming and going, we have easy access to LAX International Airport (15 to 20 minute drive depending on traffic).

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Availability & Rates

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Venice Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
$5,600
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$6,300
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Venice Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clawfoot tub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Enclosed Balcony
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shuffleboard
  • outlet shopping
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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