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Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom /1 bath poolhouse/private patio, swimming pool, sleeps 3

Sunny Venice Beach guesthouse/pool/ retreat. Bike or roller skate to famous Venice beach, golf course, tennis courts or city park with soccer field, basketball court . Beautiful architect's guesthouse, zen living room and bedroom open to tropical back yard with pool, sun decks and private stone patio.

Private entrance, Candlelight dinners under whisteria canopy and barbecues under a bougainvillea parasol in a lush tropical back yard. . Welcome to a quiet and safe neighborhood. Bedroom has queen size bed and French Doors that open to private patio, Living room has single bed for 3rd person and sliding doors that open to the dining area and pool. Kitchen, washer and dryer, fully furnished, high speed wireless FIOS internet, FIOS TV. dvd player, utilities, gardener and pool service included . Share back yard w/owner ( female architect and her 26 year old daughter) 40 yards away. This guesthouse is ideal for a quiet and cozy vacation for a couple or small family We are close to Abbot kinney bars and night life in Venice as well as new restaurants and cool stores just a block away on Lincoln Blvd. Bus stop is just 2 blocks away . Free parking on the street.

A very safe neighborhood, near Santa Monica shopping on Main Street and 3rd Street Promenade and Abbot Kinney and Rose Ave restaurants, night clubs and antique stores.

play golf on an 8 hole course at walking distance for $10 , bring your own clubs or rent at the site. tennis courts at walking distance are free. The rent includes cruiser bicycles , so you can pedal to the famous Venice beach and bike path .Try a day on a fishing boat in Marina del Rey, go to the famous free concerts on the Santa Monica Pier or the Marina Chase Park in the summer

take a surfing lesson on Venice beach, a vacation you will not forget!

Pets are not allowed, no parties meetings, etc only quiet people guests under 25 years old unless allowed, please let me know and we can work on it ,No visitors unless agreed upon by owner.

the guesthouse is located at the end of the property, people that have any problem walking or need a walking stick please do not apply , as it would be difficult for you to enter and exit .

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Venice Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master
  • saltillo tiles , great shower, designer sink and skylights
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master
    living room - 1 twin/ single , living room
  • french doors open to romantic private patio under a wisteria canopy, jump into the midnight lit pool
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews

“Our new American home”

  • 5 of 5

The guesthouse is just like it is presented on the photographs, beautifully furnished, very cosy, very clean, everything you need is there. The location is perfect, close to the beach, close to the shops and restaurants, also in a very safe neighbourhood.

A beautiful tropical garden with a big pool ….. what do you need more ?

The welcome was very warm and we immediately felt like home.

Gabriela and Julia, her lovely daughter, are really the best. Always there to answer every question you have or help you out …. They are awsome !

We had an amazing time and we can’t wait to go back !

Good job Gabriela and Julia !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great guesthouse to explore Venice and the Californian coast

  • 5 of 5

Before arriving, Gabriela provided us with all information we needed to park our car and get into the nice and clean guesthouse.

It was exactly as described, very privately hidden at the end of the garden close to the swimming pool. We found everything as shown on the pictures and described, so that we felt immediately at home with the great and pleasant color scheme (our favored colors) used throughout the guesthouse.

After a warm welcome Gabriela gave us more information about the house, the environment as well as some ideas for doing the groceries or eat out.

The location is very convenient to walk to Abbot Kinney or even to the beach.

With the nice setting in the garden we enjoyed every evening using the BBQ rather than going to one of the nice restaurants around the corner.

We really enjoyed staying there and being guests of Gabriela. This would be the address to return to in case we’ll be back to Venice.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at gabriela's guesthouse. Very clean, very cozy! Close to the beach, santa monica and Abbott Kinney and the bikes were a great plus!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really good accommodation in a great place.

  • 5 of 5

First of all apologies to Gabriela for this belated review but just so busy since returning home.

Firstly we really love holidaying on the Gulf Coast in florida and even though we've been to the west coast before we were definately a bit hesitant about going back instead of returning to Englewood. It's definately fair to say that our time in LA was different than Florida but because of where we chose to stay and whose property we stayed in we had just as good a time.

Secondly the accommodation was the right size for the two of us and with a pool this made it even better. Two minutes walk and you're on the bustling PCH and a mile further you're on Venice beach with its frankly bizarre sights and experiences. A little further along the boardwalk and you're in Santa Monica. Where in LA is better to be staying than close to the beach but with easy (to be fair by LA standards) access to absolutely anywhere in the city? This rental offers all of this opportunity. The price for its cleanliness and location in Los Angeles is a bargain and if you put it against the cost of a hotel then it becomes even better value.

Thirdly Gabriela herself is a lovely and personable lady (even though she follows the wrong type of rugby) who is genuinally bothered and concerned that her guests have a good time. and I think would be only to happy to help her visitors get the most out of their time over there or is equally content to let her guests basically take care of themselves if that's what they want. I read an earlier review that described that the visitor felt uncomfortable having Gabriela living so close to their holiday accommodation. Can I just say that if they compared how much space, comfort, peace and quiet and value this place offers compared to a hotel then I suggest they should return to their review and amend it. This lady lives on the other side of the pool, doesn't interfere and is totally transparent about how the property is in the advert.

Anyway waffle over except to say thanks for the holiday to Gabriela and to anybody interested in this review I'd suggest you grab the opportunity to have a great time in a lovely place, in a wonderful area in a fantastic city.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much, Robbie !! it was a real pleasure to meet you both and you are always welcome back to my guesthouse!! I promise to learn about the "right" type of rugby for the next time you visit!
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Pretty sweet location in Venice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Apartment! The location is great and the bike are decent. Enough space for three people and the bathroom is very sweet as well as the rest of the apartment. Did not use the pool tho and had the entire backyard for us.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house but lack of privacy

  • 3 of 5

The guesthouse was amazing and beautiful with all the plants around it. The porch was a good place to just be outside and enjoy the beautiful California weather. The inside of the house is beautiful too! Gabriela, the property manager, does an amazing job keeping the place up to date and cozy. She provides everything to make this stay a great one. Although, I felt like she was watching us all the time and making sure we weren't breaking any of her "rules". Even though I had rented out the pool house we were very limited on what we could do. I felt we couldn't have music on and when my cousins came over to do a barbecue we felt like we couldn't talk or laugh or even drink. She has some bikes that she provides to go to Venice, but the chains are rusty and at any moment they are going to break in which you have to pay for the whole bike. Overall, there are some benefits in staying in somebody's backyard but the lack of privacy is something to be concerned. This was my first time renting someone's house and I will definitely find out more information on the next time because honestly, the lack of privacy is something to be concerned about.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Jason, I am so sorry you were not able to read my house description before renting my guesthouse. I put an enormous amount of effort in making everyone welcome ad feeling at home as you can see with the innumerable happy guest that wrote fabulous comments for the last 5 years. Yes, I live in the front house with my daughter as described and I ask people to respectful of the neighbors as anyone would. This is not a party house, but a nice quiet place for a couple or a small family to spend a peaceful vacation. Many thanks for letting me know the bike chains were rusty, it has been raining a lot and although they are covered the moisture have affected them, I had my maintenance person take care of it. I would have liked it ,if you had told me, so we could have fixed this right away.
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Car: not necessary

Close to famous Venice beach and Abbot Kinney shopping area. Near Santa Monica shopping promenade. Close to Penmar Golf course, tennis, soccer, baseball, children's playground., Marina del Rey boat tours, kayaking, windsurfing, great restaurants on the water. Safe neighborhood, no traffic.

Other Activities: soccer, baseball


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $450

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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