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"Charlie Chaplin's Old House"

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
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.

Contact Owner by Email
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 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
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Car: recommended


Venice Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Overhead TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Overhead TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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"Charlie Chaplin's Old House"
average rating of 4.890909 based on 56 reviews

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house. It was small but perfectly set up. We all remarked throughout the week how well Don has organized the house. Everything is labeled, and there are lots of comforts you forget you will need. Of course, the location cannot be beat--we walked everywhere and ate a lot of times on and around Abbot Kinney (and of course visited the beach and boardwalk a bunch!). The garage was supremely helpful as well and also set up beautifully (there is an automatic opener and a locked door into the house from the garage). We stayed with our 2 grown boys who both live in LA and could come and go with their cars easily. We all loved the TV area and the yard as a gathering spot and found the whole experience exceptional. We knew from reading the reviews that Don was professional, and the house and everyone we interacted with revealed that this was absolutely true. Amazing experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy. I've heard this before, but never put so eloquently and concisely. I'm impressed with your guest review to the point that I've moved it into top position so it will be the first guest review read by prospective vacationers. In fairness, I do feel you overrated the garage (the garage is small and cars must be backed into it carefully). Aside from that, you made it sound like a fabulous place for a vacation. In fairness (and proudness) I feel the same way you do. Thanks again. Don
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Overall wonderful experience and stay

  • 5 of 5

Great little bungalow. 5 stars for value! Clean, cute, comfortable and fantastic location. This is a very reasonable place to stay, we loved it and have already recommended it to friends with out of town family!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

Private comfortable welcoming cottage just off Abbott Kinney

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10-day stay in Venice at the Charlie Chaplin House. It offered us everything we wanted with 2 comfortable bedrooms, ample living space, fully equipped kitchen, a lovely shower, laundry machines, and private garden all to ourselves. The WIFI access was reliable, allowing me to work from the cottage. Don, the owner, was attentive yet unobtrusive and provided great information before and during our visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for an on point vacation rental review. I think you summed it up nicely. I hope you can come back for a return visit soon. Don't forget the "repeat offender" discount if you do. Don
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Perfect place to stay in LA

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything 10 min walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living the Venice experience.

  • 5 of 5

Well, this is a truly amazing experience that we enjoyed every minute of it.

The house is one of the typical ones in Venice area, so you are living the total experience of being part of the neighborhood. And Venice is one of the nicest neighborhoods in LA. Full of coffees, shops, artistic life, nice people, healthy restaurants, best pizza in the world, loved the Gjelina restaurant and the Kreation, and for ice creams all the city comes here to the Salt and Straw.

This is a very friendly neighborhood, at many shops in Abbot Kinney road you can rent bicycle FOR FREE.

The house is just in the middle of it all, just by Abboy Kinney road, and it is lovely! Good furniture, good mattresses, very clean. Great kitchen, BBQ, very comfortable staying. It is an old house as you can see, by the design and the porch, and that's why it looks so authentic, but also everything looks new inside.

Bob was extremely helpful all the time. Always concerned about our comfort but not disturbing at all. Also he was available by telephone or email at any time.

The house has its own parking, which was very useful.

Thanks, Bob for your help and we hope we can repeat this amazing stay at your house.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fine review Mercedes. It's Don by the way, but, I know who you mean. I appreciate that you pointed out that even though the house is original outside, it is totally new and upgraded inside. I made every effort to maintain the original architecture of the house. It's a 1913 California craftsman situated on a significant promontory leading into Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It's a great house with a great location and everyone seems to love it. I'm thankful to this day to have gotten it. Please come back again soon. Don
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Awesom oasis in The Perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house in a perfect location, walking distance to the beach and two skips and a jump from Abbott Kinney. Clean and with a all the appliances you need.

Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lars, for the guest response and for coming all the way from Sweden to vacation. Most of all, thanks for mentioning the vacation rental was clean. Clean is very important to vacation renters and cleaning is the most difficult part of the vacation rental business. You have just 4 hours and everything must be spotless. Not to mention the codes must be in the doors, the TVs working, the internet up and all the lights checked. Fortunately, I have 2 dedicate cleaning ladies and we have patented an efficient and effective cleaning system. Come back soon. Don
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

6 night minimum unless fewer nights are available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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