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Hotel 508 a Short Walk to Historic Venice Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a newly remodeled unit located in a quiet central Venice neighbor hood. There is a Queen bed with memory foam mattress and individual reading lights. 600 count sheets are provided.

There is a seating area with a love seat for two. Dining area and a complete kitchen. Outdoor Patio. Marina del Rey is close by as is Santa Monica. Abbott Kinney Blvd. is right next door. Good restaurants and a hot bar scene are within walking distance.

Owners, who live right next door are friendly and very willing to help you experience a great visit to Los Angles in general and Venice Beach in particular.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: Bedroom Suite

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About The Owner

We are your hosts. Sandy Toshiyuki and the husband Frank Soracco. Frank has lived in Venice since 1969 and I have lived here since we married in 1979. We worked at a restaurant we owned in Marina del Rey for many years. We gave up day to day management recently but we still keep our hand in a bit. However we can still make a great Martini. Our Vacation rental is a Father in Law unit, in our house, where my dad lived for 8 years until he died in 2004. After he died Frank remodeled the unit as a guest room for friends an relatives. When so few came to visit and Frank couldn't stand having an idle asset so when friends told him about VRBO, he joined up. Having HOTEL 508 next door has been a great joy for us as we have met many wonderful people from all over the world and we look forward to meeting many more.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1973

Why The Owner chose Venice

When I first moved to Southern California in 1969 to open a restaurant with my bother Peter I rented an apartment in the Venice Canals. Two years later when the landlord raise my rent to what I thought was an amount that might cover a mortgage payment I went house hunting. Venice was an almost a slum back in those days and prices were cheep. Venice is now one of the hippest neighbor hoods in LA.

What makes this apartment unique

We live here all the time and never go on vacation for a change of climate only for a change of scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

3/31 - 4/4, 2017

Dear Sandy and Frank,

Thanks for the unforgetable days in Venice Beach! As well for the hospitality and many advice like UBER "very good".

The accommodation was great as expected. Near the beach and restaurants. We were glad to have met you.



We felt like home. Many thanks!
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Satellite TV with 50'wide Screen Hd TV, Blue Ray DVD Player, Toster Oven, Blender,microwave, Rice cooker, Two bikes for guest use

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

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Hotel 508 a Short Walk to Historic Venice Beach
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 335 reviews
New England
5

very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

It was everything advertised and more. I have already recommended to friends coming to LA area. Frank was very gracious and helpful.

Parking was easy. Property was clean. Hope to make it back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Venice Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little studio apartment is the perfect place to stay in Venice. It's walking distance to Venice boardwalk, and to the main shopping and dining drag on Abbott Kinney. The room is so cozy - the bed is comfortable, the shower is amazing, and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need.

The room comes with bicycles and beach towels, too. It's very homey and feels like you're staying in the guest room of someone who loves you, and is so glad you came to visit. And yet, it's totally private. We met the owner when we checked in, and he showed us the amenities. After that, we were on our own in the best possible way. Separate, private entrance. Totally independent, private little apartment. It was just so comfortable and ideal.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Venice, California, USA
5

Truly a great place.

  • 5 of 5

Hotel 508 provides everything you need for a stay in Venice Beach. The bed is great, the TV is big and Direct TV includes all the movie stations and Sunday ticket. Frank & Sandy live next door and if you need anything they will bend over backwards to see that you get it. When we head this way again we will be sure to book Hotel 508 again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

An awesome stay

  • 4 of 5

Hotel 508 was perfect for our 8 night stay early September, 2017.

The location is really fantastic. Close to shopping, pubs, restaurants, Venice canals, and the beach!! We had a heatwave when we were there, and appreciated the fans, but air conditioning would have been even better. It is on a quiet street.

Frank and Sandy were very nice hosts. Frank gave us local information, a rundown on the tv and was available in case we needed anything. A wonderful little gem of a place ❤️❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, California, USA
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We would stay here again and are making plans to do it next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location. Adorable place. Easy check-in, check out. Wonderful hospitality from Frank!

  • 5 of 5

We managed to find street parking right in front. Frank was in touch as soon as I booked the place. He lives next door so check in and check out were quick easy and accommodating. The place is super cute with a lot of character and just what I expected from the pictures. The location was perfect for walking to Abbot Kelly street and the beach. I would stay here again and recommend it for those looking in the area! Thanks for having us, Frank!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
HALS'
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
PENMAR 9 HOLES
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
HALS'
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
VENICE BEACH
Car: not necessary

Studio is a short walk to the heart of Venice Beach and an even shorter walk the the heart of Abbott Kinney Blvd. There are many good restaurants near by and a couple of very good ones as well as a hot bar scene. Abbott Kinney is a wonderful street to walk while looking at the people and shops. There are very interesting shops offering everything from home furnishings to hip clothes for both men and women. A little longer walk gets you to Santa Monica or Marina del Rey. The Venice Canals with many outstanding contemporary homes is close by.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING MIDSTAY & FINAL $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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