|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
WATCH THE VIDEO. "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" is one of the best vacation rentals in Venice. LOCATION? Probably the best in Venice. 30 seconds to the heart of the ABBOT KINNEY DISTRICT (the trendiest section on the Westside). AMBIANCE? "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" is the lower unit of a classic, 1913 California Craftsman that is one of the most recognizable icons in Venice. AMENITIES? "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" is original outside, totally remodeled inside including 'Keyless' personal code entry (easy access, safe stay), hardwood floors, 55' flat screen TVs in living room and bedrooms, 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, onsite, secure parking, linens, blankets, bathroom and kitchen supplies. Everything you need, just bring your computer and cell phone.
Thanks, Don. What a great place! The inside was immaculate and cozy and I loved the kitchen. The patio and pond made me feel like I was on a tropical island and then I walked out the gate and I was on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It was amazing and everything was perfect. I can't wait to come back. Evelyn, Ontario, Canada
Awesomeee!!! Location was perfect, clean, organize, parking included!!! Everything was perfect! The house is exactly as seen in the pictures and video!!! I definetly recommended!
My Daughter asked if we could rent this place everytime we visit Venice because, "it's perfect." This about sums it up. The cottage, spotless and well maitained, is a block away from Abbot Kinney, the main hip shopping-coffee bar-night life street; and a few blocks from the beach. The private outdoor was a key selling point for me. It served as my early morning refuge for coffee and writing.
I cannot say enough about Don our host. He was friendly and courteous, and always made himself available to answer any questions. He made things easy. His contract was clear, conscise and professional; and the welcome packet was filled with useful information about the area, restaurants, shopping and places to see.
There is no doubt, "Charlie Chaplin's Old House" is our home away from home in Venice, CA.
Thank you Don!
Don is super easy to work with. House is exactly as described or better. Everything is organized and labeled for convenience. House is well stocked and very, very, very clean. The garage comes with openers for your car so it is very convenient to pull into. It is tiny, we have an mid sized SUV and BARELY fit. But, we did fit and really appreciated that convenience. The furniture in the family room is all reclining (nice after a long day of playing on the beach). TV's in all the rooms with movie channels and cable. We relined back and watched several movies while we were there. Stove is gas. Pots, pans, cookie sheets, plates, silverware, etc. all nice, organized and at your fingertips. Don left lists of grocery stores very close to the house (5 - 8 min drive). The bathroom is gorgeous with dual shower heads, skylights, etc. The main street, is a block away and on the nearest corner is the ice cream shop, Salt and Straw. There is a long line at this shop from open to close, so we would step on the front porch, look over the fence and wait for a shorter line and then run over. LOVED THAT!! One of the best perks to this house. :) There are several great places to eat along that street, as well, with quite a variety of choices. We loved strolling down the street and finding a place for a late night appetizer and a glass of wine. Several great coffee shops for early morning strolls. It is about a 15 minute walk to the beach. We were glad we brought a cooler with wheels that we could load up and pull down with us. It took us about 15 min to drive to the airport and 7 to drive to Santa Monica. Venice is pretty centrally located and has fairly easy access to all the main roads so we had no problem getting to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Laguna, Malibu, the Dodgers Stadium, etc. Don has electric key pads on the outside gates and all the house doors. It was very convenient to tell him our pin number and he set that as our key for our stay. Anyone from our group could come and go as they wanted. There is not central air. There are huge ceiling fans in all the rooms. We stayed during an usually hot stretch so it was a little stuffy when we first got back each day and when we were cooking. At night is was cool. We aren't used to "road noise" at all, where we live. So we did need to get ear plugs for the early morning times. I wouldn't say it is overly loud, just unusual for us. We truly enjoyed our stay at this house. GREAT HOUSE!! HOPE TO STAY AGAIN!
We spent a week at Charlie Chaplin's cottage with our 8 year old daughter. The location couldn't be closer to the funky shops, great restaurants and cafes on Abbott Kinney Blvd and the cottage is as described and pictured. The garden area is very private and a great spot to relax and just read a book. The gates are locked so our daughter just ran around outside on her own which was great. The cottage is well appointed and organized. Our favourite restaurants were Gjueliana, Tom's cafe, Lemonade and Dudley Market which is down by the beach a few blocks north. We will definitely come back to stay when we are next in LA.
Susan, Simon and Sydney from Vancouver
The Charlie Chaplin bungalow near Abbott Kinney in Venice was all as advertised, a sweet but compact home for us for two glorious months in warm and sunny southern California. Don made sure everything was there for us and in good working order. Although it's on a busy corner near the "happening" AK strip, the bungalow itself is very private , surrounded by a fence , palm trees, tropical foliage with a pretty garden area in the front to enjoy the weather. And we did! It's a bit of a walk to the grocery/ pharmacy, but a quick drive and there is a convenient bus. We loved walking to the beach every day and exploring the 70's vibe of the Venice Beach area. We are gelato lovers and there is a wonderful gelato place so near you can see it from the front porch as well as a new high end specialty ice cream store that opened across the street for more eclectic ( and expensive) tastes in the frozen treats. The cottage was charming, comfortable and convenient! The picture Don posts says it all! A beautiful winter retreat for us! Thank you Don for your SoCal hospitality, we hope to return! Note: The date calendar on this site would not work, so our arrival date was actually 1/1/2016 ( not 3/1/2016) and we stay for two months.
My husband and I stayed at this house for Thanksgiving week, so that we could be closer to family. This house is cute, great for 2-4 people, and in a wonderful location. Easy access to Abbot Kinney, the Canals, the beaches....we walked every day. The outdoor space is wonderful. Even though you are in a busy area, it is private and secluded, along with being beautiful. Ate some meals out there, had wine and read, very peaceful within a busy city. The owner of the property is very responsive to any questions or needs. And the private parking space is great - never had to worry about finding street parking. Would stay here again without question.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
6 night minimum unless fewer nights are available.