Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

"Charlie Chaplin's Old House"

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, California Craftsman duplex, sleeps 4

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.


Owner
Contact Owner by Email
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Dec 2010
  • 1 of 1

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

"Charlie Chaplin's Old House"
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 44 reviews
5

Comfort and Convenience in a Creative Space

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming and comfortable little house just one block off Abbot Kinney, a street full of trendy shops and a variety of dining options. The two entrance gates to the large patio and the two exterior doors to the house, all with the same access code, give security to the whole area with no risk of being accidentally locked out. The garage with remote control doors (not sure why there are two) is small but was more than adequate for our two bikes and empty suitcases. Having dry, secure and convenient storage for our bikes was a real plus. (It rained enough while we were here to virtually end the drought!) The patio with its huge variety of palm trees is lovely. (If you want to know anything about palm trees, ask Don.) We did not use it as much as we anticipated because it was cool and sometimes wet. Don was "Johnny-on-the-spot" whenever there was a problem and made it very clear that he was available virtually any time of the day.

We're not sure if Don personally did all the work on his rentals (we had the opportunity to see his other two nearby properties) but he clearly is the creative genius behind the use of small spaces.

The only suggestions for improvement would be to have a couple of baking dishes for the oven and an adequate supply of household staples, i.e. garbage bags, soap and paper products.

We had a great time and this is a great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy and Jay for a great and comprehensive review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay because you stayed for a almost a month. It was refreshing to see vacationers whose sole means of transportation were bicycles. Your an inspiration. Don
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome!!! Espectacular!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Saunilid, what I most liked about your review was your mention that "the house is exactly as seen in the pictures and video." When previewing vacation rentals it's really nice for the prospective vacationer to know the pictures and videos of the vacation rental are not embellished. Thanks for vacationing at "Charlie Chaplin's Old House." Don
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what an eloquent way to sum up a guest review. I'm honored. I do go to a lot of effort in making the booking process and the actual stay as easy for vacationers as possible. In terms of the location? That was just luck. But, I did do remodeling to make the place comfortable and modern. Hope to see you again soon. Don
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

I want to go back!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cammy. That was an intense and comprehensive guest review. I'm glad you were happy with "Charlie Chaplin's Old house". I would hate to read your guest review had you not been happy. Thank you also for mentioning that I am easy to work with and the place is organized and labeled. I feel like that is very helpful to vacationers when they first arrive. I do everything I can to make sure everything goes smoothly for the vacationer. Including being present during the cleaning and overseeing it (that's, without a doubt, the hardest part of the job). I hope you come back again soon. Don
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan, Simon and Sydney, I appreciated that you mentioned some of your favorite restaurants. You're the first to think of that. I hope prospective vacationers will benefit from your recommendations. Thanks, Don
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Brooklyn
5

Sunshine in the Winter!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sallie for a wonderful review. I really appreciated your stay of 2 months. I get a little exhausted from the average, one week turnover. I'm also pleased that we had unseasonably warm weather while the weather where you are from was unseasonably cold and snowy. You timed it perfectly. Stay warm for the rest of the winter and please come back again, Don
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Venice Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January - February
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 
 
March, April, May
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$215
$1,505
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$245
$1,715
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$215
$1,505
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
 
Nov/Dec
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$165
$1,155
 
 
January - February
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
6 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $175
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.0%

6 night minimum unless fewer nights are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available
Unavailable

Amenities

Venice Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Overhead TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Overhead TV
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties