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The Breeze Cottage - 1/2 Block to Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Imagine staying in a airy, bright, French country style cottage situated in a lush tropical garden only 1/2 block away from wonderful Venice Beach. Our 2 bedroom 1 bath Breeze Cottage has been completely remodeled by a local LA interior/production designer, who has years of experience in film & television, and has created a one-of-a-kind vacation rental. All the rooms exude the peace and tranquility of a French country resort.

You know you’re going somewhere special as you enter the bamboo fenced yard that surrounds The Breeze Cottage. You enter to find a luscious front yard with 4 person Jacuzzi next to a hand crafted grass and teak hut where you can lounge away the afternoons in the shade. The large deck with two wicker club chairs is perfect for relaxing in the sun, and are next to a bistro table for outdoor dining. There’s even an outdoor shower to wash off your sandy toes when you come home from the beach.

The main area of the Breeze Cottage is open and airy with a fully-equipped kitchen overlooking the dining and living room. They are separated from the front yard and deck by wall to wall sliding glass doors creating a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. It is perfect for watching little ones play outdoors or simply enjoying the scenery of the lush garden. The new custom kitchen has bead board cupboards, new stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink. The living area has a comfortable oversized sofa (with queen fold-out bed), 42” flat screen HDTV, BlueRay DVD player, CD player, and cable. The dining area has seating for 6. You can add the bistro table to serve 8.

The entire unit has hardwood floors throughout with unique furnishings from around the world. All of the closet doors are of distressed wood imported from India, they full of charm and character. The furnishings are reminiscent of a cottage in the South of France.

The charming master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with gorgeous wood headboard and a flat screen HDTV equipped with cable. The second bedroom is quaint with a antique wrought iron head board and cozy queen size bed. There is a comfortable sleeper queen-size sofa in the living room.

The Breeze Cottage has one parking space, a full sized washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, plus heating & air conditioning.

Need more room? There is a option to conjoin the Breeze Cottage with our Le Petite Studio. Adjacent to the Breeze Cottage is a delightful studio apartment with its own kitchenette, bath & quaint patio. The studio also has a flat screen HDTV, BlueRay DVD player and cable. The charming bathroom boasts a wonderful, restored antique claw foot tub. The bed can be made up as a king or 2 extra-long twins, your choice. Sleeps 2 very comfortably. One parking space comes with the unit as well.

If you are interested in adding the extra room please inquire.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Byrnadette Di Santo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Also can understand French & Italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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based on 14 traveler reviews

The Breeze Cottage - 1/2 Block to Beach
average rating of 3.7857144 based on 14 reviews

Well decorated, but it is an apartment and not a stand-alone cottage in a very funky area of town

  • 2 of 5

We arrived with no one to great us, despite the pre-arranged day and time of arrival with the owner 2 weeks prior. I sent several sms to the owner a few hours prior to our arrival, as a reminder, but she was travelling abroad and her mailbox was full :-( Luckily, we met a neighbour who happened to be renting the apartment upstairs and put us in touch with the owners assistant Kaylee who was sweet and very helpful. She gave us the code to the lock-box with the keys, but we entered the apartment to find that the cleaning crew had not come. Kaylee apologised and came over herself to clean the place and give us new (out of the box) bed sheets and towels while we went to dinner. She was still there cleaning at 10pm when we got home and needed to put our kids to bed. If it were not for Kaylee, it would have been a total disaster. We later discovered that the owner had come down with the Novo Virus in Europe. All in all, our stay was fine, but the owner should be more forthcoming with the arrangements. The Breeze "Cottage" is part of an Apartment Complex that consists of an upstairs apartment (where we heard the footsteps of the family above!)and an adjacent single apartment that one can rent along with the 2-bedroom offer of the Breeze Cottage. Since we had not rented the single, it was rented to another couple. So not only was there noise and light from upstairs, there was also nice from behind the ocked door in the hallway next to our bedroom (they had a separate entrance from the back alley).

Venice Beach is a one-of-a-kind place where millionaires homes sit between run-down beach shacks on "Walk-Streets", where cars are not aloud. It sounds charming, but the overall look and feel of the area is rundown and trashy and our walk-street was frequented by a mentally ill man with a skin disease who frightened my kids. Needless tos ay, I did not find the lodging suitable for our family with young children, but I should have been better informed about the area. Within 10 blocks in either direction the area improves greatly.

What's great about the property is its proximity to many good restaurants. The beach itself (reachable in 5 min. by walking through the bustle of the Venice Boardwalk and a parking lot,) has beautiful white sand. The water is clean and warm and the lifeguards are very friendly. If you are ok with some funkiness and questionable locks on the door, the decor of the apartment and yard (as seen in the photos) is really cute

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worst Experience Ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

First and foremost, the cottage is NOT as big as it looks on the picture. The third bedroom is locked and used as a separate rental.

-The kitchen has ants

-The bath/shower runs at the same time, making it impossible to bath

-The air conditioner was broken

-The entrance/patio door is broken, it does not close properly, which made me not sleep sound at night

-The washer/dryer works when it feels like it

-The living room set is dirty

-The towels are white/dirty, they need to changed out

-The restroom is not clean, hair is all over the floor

-The rugs on the floor in all rooms are dirty, I had to pull them up and put them in the closet because I did not feel comfortable walking on them

Therefore, I called the property manager the next morning to report the issues in the cottage, she stated to me that the last renters did not have a problem and she did not understand why I had one. Mind you, I was there for 4 days. When day 2 arrived I called again to see if they were going to fix any of the issues and she stated that there were no issues, where do I think I am in a 5 star resort? I stated well are you going to give me a discount she stated NO, I must have came there looking for a discount. It was so much more she stated to me all I could say was WOW so Unprofessional, I am speechless. The only reason I'm giving one star is because of the location!!!!! Ms. Byrnadette di Santo is sooooo..............rude and nasty I hated I had to give her 1 cent!


Worst Experience Ever

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: i have been renting vacation properties since 2008 and have never never had a guest as insane as desarae. desarae reminds me of donald trump. i think she must be related for her tantrums, paranoia and bullying is similar. there is nothing one can do to please an unhappy person who hates life and everyone and everything. before desarae ever arrived at the property she called and emailed non stop complaining about everything from having to leave a vm message to not returning her emails within minutes.??? prior to arriving at the property she was paranoid and already in a panic.?? i think it must have been her very first time renting a house instead of a 5 star hotel and she was expecting 24 hour personal concierge service.??? the 4 days that desarae stayed at the breeze the weather was very cool and breezy in venice beach. the temperature was around 70 f. she called ranting that the house was too hot and that the air conditioning was broken???.. i immediately called and a/c company and they said that it would be day before they could send someone to check it.. the a/c people came and checked the a/c they said it was working perfectly but would change the filters to get maximum coolness. they were baffled that there was any complaint since the a/c was working and the weather did not warrant use of a/c at all.???? then she called complaining that the door wouldn't close. my assistant rushed over and slid it closed wondering why she was unable to slide a sliding glass door closed??? a few hours later she called saying the tv was broken.. my assistant went over and turned on the tv ( nothing was wrong with the tv) she seemed incapable of turing on a remote by herself.??? finally she called saying that she was taking a bath and the shower wouldn't turn off.?? my assistant went over again and found that she wanted to sit in the bath and run the bath water while sitting in the bath.. my assistant said let me fill your bath and then you may take a bath and she said she had to have water running while sitting in the bath but since she had the bath water on the shower was splashing her..??? my assistant explained to her if she just ran a bath like a regular person and filled the bath there would be no splashing . she had another tantrum and said she was going to write a bad review and that everything was wrong. my assistant then called me really upset for she had gone out of her way to please desarae and found that nothing was good enough..?????
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Graduation visit to LA

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Quiet area. The property was nice and provided a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis tucked away in the heart of Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the cottage mostly because it had a kitchen and a hot tub. We were visiting LA to see our daughter and wanted a place where she and her friends could come to hang out and eat. When we first arrived I was uncertain about the place because the parking spot is in the alley which is not the most inviting place. But once you enter the yard it is an oasis of tropical charm. We found that using the gate to the walking street was so welcoming that we only used the alley when we had to drive. The kitchen is well equipped for all kinds of cooking with a brand new grill out on the deck. Plenty of pots and pans, large refrigerator and a very good coffee pot. The grill was not working at first but one call to Byrnadette and we found the problem. She was very responsive to all our little issues and happy to help in all ways. The hot tub was well received by young and old alike.

The decor is so charming. It was white vintage chic with a light airy feel. The only thing I would have changed was the dried/dead flowers on the kitchen hutch. They were the opposite of the rest of the decor.

Beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of blankets for beds and fresh white towels in the bathroom. There is an extra bedroom in the back that can be rented for a bigger group. I looked in and it is as charming as the rest. We had a wonderful stay.

P.S. I think you should tell your guests about the wonderful farmer's market on Sunday in Venice where you can get breakfast and on Wednesday (mostly produce) in Santa Monica.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Fantastic spot in Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family of three children in the lower units for a week in December 2014 and the cottage was absolutely lovely. Byrnadette is very friendly and accommodating via phone, and her staff was on site when we arrived to help with keys, parking and answer our questions about the area. The place was very well kept, quiet and relaxing. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Litchfield Park, AZ

Probably nice... several years ago

  • 2 of 5

We were surprised at how dirty this place was. There was hair everywhere, including in the fridge & oven (yes, the oven). When we turned it on for the first time is smoked so badly from all the sludge that we had to open the house up. The baseboards, around the toilet, etc. looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in years. There was a layer of dust on all the shelves throughout, the furniture was full of stains, & the couch pillows smelled musty. The inside was also infested with tiny ants in the bathroom and kitchen. Wireless does not work well in the living room, but works fine in the bedroom. Washer inside the main house was full of mold and unusable, but luckily we were able to use the other one on the side that was meant for the other tenant. There was no vacuum cleaner in the house and no storage space in the spare bedroom. Only one lights in the kitchen worked. Electricians came during our stay, but were not able to fix it without major construction. Shower is very high and difficult to get in and out of. The house is thin and you can hear all your neighbors. We heard conversations through the floor vents, stomping back and forth from kids running, etc. We also kept getting phone calls from a house phone that was for the neighbors (they gave out the home number?). Kitchen came stocked with utensils for the most part, but had seen better days. The outside patio may have been nice several years ago, but needed a major overhaul. The BBQ was unusable because the flame covers were completely rusted. The Spa was dirty and smelled like mildew, there were flies everywhere, gazebo was unusable (two broken chairs and a small table you can’t sit at), patio furniture was very dirty, and the stone steps were completely covered in algae from the daily watering, so much that I slipped on one and my foot was completely green. Outside parking space is difficult with a SUV, but doable if you are a good driver. There are several trash cans behind it, which makes it difficult. The trashcans are also infested with flies so we had to hurry to get in and out of the car. The owner was difficult to get a hold of (lives out of the country), so the only way was through email. I didn’t get any instructions on how to access the house until I emailed the day before. I also had to email several times to get my deposit back. The area is convenient, walking distance to the beach and shops and the supplied boogie boards and bike was nice. This is why I gave this place any stars at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Marina del Rey
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Venice Beach


Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Season
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Jan 10 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
shoulder season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Easter Holiday
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
Apr 25 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $200
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Events will only be permitted with owners approval. Events may be subject to different rates.

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