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Venice Apt. 100 yds from beach with parking included.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Venice Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2-4)

Modern apartment with enclosed terrace just 300ft (100m) back from broad sandy swimming beach and Pacific Ocean.

Modern style furnishings with hardwood and marble floors throughout.

This 1 bedroom apartment is located on a quiet residential pedestrian street and is a 2 min walk from Venice Pier and Washington Blvd’s trendy cafes/restaurants and historic Venice canal district and 5 min walk to world-famous Muscle Beach and the entertainment of Venice Boardwalk; now the 2nd most popular tourist destination in California.

Drive time: 5 mins to Santa Monica, 10 mins to LAX airport, 30 mins to Hollywood, Getty Museum, Queen Mary or Malibu. 45 mins to Disney theme parks. 2hrs to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs or Big Bear Ski areas.

Ideal base for Southern California tour or relaxing beach vacation.

Small dogs OK with permission, smoking permitted outside only.

Ask about our 2Br unit with spectacular roof deck upstairs in this building.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Gerald McKenna
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, E mails in French, Spanish or Portuguese OK
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About Gerald McKenna

Long time Venice resident now retired and living in Palm Springs.

I built this building in 1988 and remodeled it in 2007 and 2016

Gerald McKenna purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Gerald McKenna chose Los Angeles

Steps to the beach with cool breezes yet close to all the Los Angeles activities.

What makes this apartment unique

There are very few hotels in Venice and none are as close to the beach as this apartment. The apartment solves the car parking issue that is a problem at so many other beach rentals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gerald,

I just wanted to thank you for renting us your lovely Venice Beach condo last week. We couldn't have asked for a better location so close to the beach and great restaurants on Washington Blvd. We were able to have my youngest daughter (the one who lives in Culver City), and her boyfriend come over to enjoy a BBQ with us on the patio - something we couldn't have done in a hotel room! I will definitely recommend your place to others and look forward to staying there again.
Jun 2012
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Venice Apt. 100 yds from beach with parking included.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 17 reviews
New York City

Great Venice Beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I rented this wonderful apartment for (5) nights the first week of October. Not only was it clean and well appointed, but it was just two minutes to the beach. It was great to have a garage as well as a walled courtyard off our living room and bedroom. This was a perfect home base and every evening was wonderfully cool with a breeze from the ocean. Having a washer and dryer is key as you do not have to pack as many clothes, there was even an iron and ironing board, really everything you could possibly want. The owner was readily available to answer any questions and was always very nice and polite. We cannot wait to come back to continue our exploration of the LA area.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient space!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and the parking. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. Super convenient to restaurants and bars. Some of the furniture could be updated, but not too much of a problem because we spent most of the time outdoors. The kitchen was very nice, and well equipped for any meal! Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the helpful review. We have replaced the sofa bed. The guest before you caused some stains that didn't come out and we used the damage payment we collected from them to buy a new one. These things do happen and we appreciate the feedback because we want all our future reviews to be 5 star!
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Gerald's home for 11 days and everything was wonderful. The home is in a perfect close to the beach and restaurants but far enough away for quiet relaxation. The bed is really comfy. The shower pressure is great. The firplace is very easy to use and warmed the home on chilly nights. And if you plan to have visitors, the home has two parking spaces (tandem).....which is needed in Venice beach as parking can be a pain. Gerald, the owner, gives the most detailed instructions I have ever seen and always quickly replies to questions. I will definitely be back to stay in this wonderful beach home.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. The fireplace can make the evenings very relaxing, but of course we have central heating too! Will be happy to have you back, M.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and 18 year old son and I stayed here for a week for our Canadian March break.

Gerald, the owner , welcomed us upon arrival, very nice man, easy to talk to. Right away, I knew the apartment was perfect for us. Was very clean, spacious enough for the three of us. Our son slept on the pull out couch. Loved sitting out on the large patio , used the BBQ everyday. Borrowed beach umbrella and chairs for the beach, which was so close. Enjoyed the use of the bikes. Location was awesome. Walked to the nearby canals and to the Santa Monica border several times. Took half hour drive to visit Malibu. Enjoyed views at Getty museum and Grifith Observatory (to see Hollywood sign) of course had to visit Hollywood to see the stars. Venice Beach itself is such a chill town for us. Great for people watching, fun shops. Enjoyed watching skate boarders at the park . A pleasant surprise , got to see the taping of Americas Ninja Warior .

Weather was fantastic, we leave with great memories , hoping to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always love to hear that my guests had a great time and have good memories to take home! Anne and family were very charming and will be most welcome to come back.
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Couple with a Teen

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the property. Location was perfect! Just down a very short lane to Venice Beach and also walking to many many bars and restaurants. The unit is compact but has everything you need. Patio is huge and a great place for meals and relaxing. Enjoyed an easy ride on beach to Santa Monica on 2 bikes from garage and grilled out with friends staying in area. We had to rent one bike and rental place kindly filled our tires on Gerald's bikes. Owner contacted us before trip and even checked in with us upon arrival to be sure we were all set! Great rental and seemed well priced compared to in vicinity.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time Mary!
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First night in U.S. and feeling like being at home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and me rented this apartment to have a recreative start in our holiday trip around the southwest. It was our first stay in U.S. and after the long journey from Germany we felt like being at home in this apartment. All was prepared very well and we liked to come in with a rental car straight from the airport into the garage without any difficulties.

We really enjoyed our time in this place so near to the sea and central to see the city. I'll never forget my first morning I went for a run at Venice beach in the sunrise. Thank you very much for these wonderful days.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Astrid. I am delighted that you had a good time and you paint a wonderful picture of what a vacation in Venice is like.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
650 Metres
Venice Canal Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Penmar Municipal
Nearest Train
2 Miles
MTA Expo Line (Santa Monica Station)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CA HWY1 Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Venice Whaler, Terrace Restaurant and 8 more
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

This apartment has everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. You will be on a quiet pedestrian street in a great part of Venice, yet in just a few minutes you can walk to Muscle Beach and see all the bohemian glory of Venice Beach. Walk two minutes inland and enjoy the serenity of the Venice Canals. Free parking for two standard cars - a rare commodity in this area! When you are relaxed out, a 30 minute drive will take you to Hollywood and all of the hottest clubs in the country. A farmers market is held every Saturday morning nearby, great for spotting celebrity Venice residents and getting great food.

Other Activities: boating, biking, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, shopping


Rates & Availability

Venice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 14.0%

Reservations are not considered complete and are subject to prior booking until your deposit arrives and you have received a confirmation e mail from us.
Deposits can be applied to different rental dates if your plans change.
Stays of 30 days or more are not taxed, contact us for special lower price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Marble Tile Floors
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Convertible bed in living room - queen size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Amenities include, queen size bed with linens provided, queen size sofa bed in living room with extra linens provided, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counters, pots, dishes, utensils provided, full size gas stove, full size refrigerator with ice maker, built-in microwave, marble tile bathroom, towels provided, Jacuzzi tub, full size washer and dryer (in unit), satellite 42" HDTV over 600 channel DIRECTV incl HBO and SHOWTIME, gas central heating and gas fireplace, air conditioning, two standard size parking spaces (no RVs or oversize vehicles), 30MB internet wired and/or wireless connection, direct inward/outward private line phone with free telephone calls to US and Canada, travel guides, maps, paperbacks and DVDs, large enclosed patio with BBQ grill.

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