Venice Beach house rental - Front Entry
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  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Venice Beach House Rental Photos and Description
2 bedroom, 1 bath, house, sleeps 4

DESCRIPTION: 'Charlie Chaplin's Old House' is a classic, 1913 California Craftsman located in the heart of the Abbot Kinney District. Original outside, totally remodeled inside. It's a fabulous combination of comfort and ambiance in what is perhaps the best location Venice has to offer. 6 blocks from Venice Beach and steps to Abbot Kinney Boulevard (the trendiest destination on the Westside for dining, shopping and nightlife).

AMENITIES: 'Keyless' personal code entry (easy access, safe stay), hardwood floors, 55' flat screen TV, fully functional kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, king size bed (main bedroom), 2 twin beds (second bedroom), overhead mounted TV's for 'bed friendly' viewing in both bedrooms, travertine bath with dual rain head showers and remote control skylight, washer/dryer (inside), large private patio with pond, palms and tropical foliage, outdoor dining and sitting areas, fenced yard, parking, linens, blankets, bathroom and kitchen supplies. Everythning you need, just bring your computer and cell phone.

31 Reviews of Property 351753 in Venice Beach, California

'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Greenfield, Massachusetts
5

Terrific place to stay in Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
When my husband & I arrived at the airport, our son called from the Charlie Chaplin House to tell us "This place is beautiful. You'll love it." And he was right! Renting the Charlie Chaplin House in Venice Beach was a wonderful introduction to the Los Angeles area. The house is immaculate & tastefully furnished, with all the amenities (even a washer/dryer). The bathroom is a gem, with gorgeous Travertine tile, and the beds were extremely comfortable. The full-sized, modern kitchen was beautiful as well as functional. Nice to have wireless internet & big screen TVs, though we didn't use them much. I will miss the wonderful couch with reclining seats! At the end of the day, we loved to sit out in the little courtyard to relax.
The location was ideal for my husband & me -- we could walk to shops & restaurants on Abbot Kinney Blvd., to the beach, to the Santa Monica Pier & shops, to the Venice canals. We also rented bikes, as well as a car. Other pluses of the location: close to airport, yet easy to get to other parts of the city. The only downside was the occasional street noise (buses & garbage trucks), but it was generally confined to certain parts of the day.
Don Tollefson, the owner, was very professional, considerate, & helpful. He provided info on the area's highlights, even directions from the airport. Our security deposit was refunded very quickly. All transactions were clear, specific, & fair, and Don was easy to reach by cell phone or email. This rental was a great place for a vacation & a great value for the dollar - we would recommend it to anyone.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sarah, I appreciate the effort you went to, to provide this wonderful guest comment. It was as comprehensive as a professional review in the travel section of a newspaper. I feel that everything you said was correct, accurate and unembellished. I've had a lot of guest comments about "Charlie Chaplin's Old House," but I think yours takes the cake. Thanks for the comment and thanks for the effort that it took to write it. Don
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
st albans uk
5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
Nice place, immaculate and has everything you need.
Convenient location and own parking.
Don is excellent.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve and I appreciate your mention of onsite parking (which, if you don't have in Venice is a big headache). Glad you had a good time. Don
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
ct
5

great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
this place is great, very clean and is better than pictures.

walking distance to everything.

owner is fantastic and caring
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David, you were the very first vacationer at "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" back in December. Good to hear from you!. Thought you'ld dropped off the radar screen. A positive guest comment three months after the visit? Hey! works for me. When are you coming back? Don
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
5

Fun at Charlie's

Fun at Charlie's
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
We loved Charlie's. It was in a great location, steps away from funky
coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, restaurants and only a few blocks
to the beach. Very well equipped and extremely well kept. Could easily
spend a week there using it as a base to check out LA and the coast.
Comfortable beds, nice reclining chairs, great TV's. It was cool and wet
when we were there so we didn't get a chance to sit outside but there is
lots of opportunity to do this as well.
Don was very prompt returning emails, calls and the deposit as well.
He was also very helpful providing information about the area both on
the phone and by leaving an info package for us.
I would highly recommend this spot to someone seeking a place that is
a little out of the ordinary and especially looking to avoid the airport
hotel scene. It is easy access to LAX - 15 minutes away.
It is big enough for 4 people but would feel just right for 2 as well.
Loved it!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael for the positive comments about "Charlie Chaplin's Old House." Thanks also for the positive comments about the service I provide. By the way, you were the first ever to express your appreciation for the prompt return of your security deposit. I refund deposits within 24 hrs of departure and I think it's a good policy. Don
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
5

just book it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
First thing, the photos don't do this place justice. Everything is super-clean and newly renovated. The main space is extremely spacious and comfortable, with high ceilings and plenty of light, wood floors, skylights, and ceiling fans. (You don't need a/c in Venice unless you're a penguin.) Minimal yet homey. 3-4 people can stay here very easily for weeks and not get on each other's nerves. The outside patio is a great place for morning coffee or to see out the day, very private with a koi pond and tropical plants and palm trees. The bathroom is particularly nice, tiled with it's own skylight and double-rain shower. The master bedroom is smallish but full of light and the bed is ridiculously comfortable. The second br is also nice, well-arranged for two people to share. Both rooms manage to be private and yet are very open, airy, and light-filled. There are huge flat-screen TVs in each room if you're so inclined with an insane amount of channels available. Wifi is super-fast and consistent.

The transaction with the owner couldn't be easier. He was very conscienscious about giving us the info we needed but then was out of our hair. Queries and requests were answered quickly.

If you love Venice, the location is perfect. A 50-step walk to Abbot Kinney (coffee, restaurants, shopping, etc) yet somehow separate from it's weekend activity. The beach or the canals are a 10-15 minute walk through some of the nicest streets in Venice, and Santa Monica is just a little further. (If you dare stay in LA without a car this may be the only place you can do it and still have a great time.) There's a dedicated parking space that comes in handy when things get busy on weekends.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I recommend is place very highly. My only regret in writing this is that it'll become so popular that I won't be able to book it anymore!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason, "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" is a one of a kind house on a one of a kind property that has become a Venice icon over the years. Charlie Chaplin himself would be proud if he knew vacationers were staying there, having a fabulous time and making fabulous guest comments like yours. Don
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Unique and Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
Thanks Don for a wonderful stay in the Charlie Chaplin House! It's obvious that a great deal of care was taken in designing and outfitting the house. Loved how you've incorporated all the modern amenities seamlessly into this historic house. We especially loved your outdoor space!

Location is perfect, a rarity to be within walking distance of so many quaint shops and restaurants (some of the best in LA) in this city of cars!

The check-in/check-out process was easy and the house was immaculate and well stocked with everything one could need!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul for an absolutely terrific guest response. I've been remodeling my properties for over 25 years now and it's comments like yours that make it all worth the effort. Don
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Atlanta GA
5

Charlie Chaplin House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
When we opened the door and looked in we were really excited. "The Charlie Chaplin House" was nicely remodeled and that shiny old floor was amazing! Everything we needed was right there, plus the location was great and Don was easy to work with. He had a simple system for our contract, for booking, for balance payment, for our entry upon arrival, a nice arrival read-out and our security deposit was promptly refunded.

The house is in a GREAT location, just a few blocks from wonderful restaurants, eclectic shopping and sight-seeing. Plus walk-able to the beach and that world famous, Venice Board Walk.
Karen from Atlanta
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Karen, making that old floor shiny took a lot of work so I'm glad you appreciated it. Thanks, Don
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
MA
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
Great interior layout and I really liked the large great room space. "Squeekie clean" and the location couldn't have been better. Thanks Don
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning "squeakie clean" and glad you appreciaated it. Don
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
Aptos, CA
5

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
Don, On "The Charlie Chaplin House" vacation site, it says "The best location Venice has to offer." It just might be. Davida, Aptos, California
Owner's Response: Thanks Davida for a great review. I'm going to make it a "featured review" on my vacation rental site. Don
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
'CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S OLD HOUSE' 6 blcks to Venice Beach, steps to Abbot Kinney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351753
Venice Beach Los Angeles County
North Carolina
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
Don, I just wanted to tell you have much Kathy and I enjoyed our stay at "Charlie’s." The location was perfect. Kathy was able to keep herself happily occupied by foot during the day while I used the car for business. Then when we reunited at the end of the day, we had a great choice of dinner options ranging from take-out to Joe’s (great!). But the best part for me was that reclining sofa and the 55” TV in the living room. Being a couch potato never felt so good. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jason and when you come back, don't forget to ask for my "repeat offender" discount. Don