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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
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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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Venice Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

"Charlie Chaplin's Old House"
average rating of 4.869565 based on 47 reviews

Great property

  • 4 of 5

The property is well maintained and easy to access. The location is located in a wonderful, eclectic neighborhood close to wonderful shops and culture. The walk to Venice Beach is about 10 minutes and easy. The intersection and traffic can be noisy but felt very safe.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James for an accurate and precise review. Please be a "repeat offender" and come back again. Don
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Perfect place to be

  • 4 of 5

Spend seven nights with my daughter on a vacation at Venice Beach and this house was just perfect. Ideally located to reach the beach and the cool places. We enjoyed our stay and will keep it in mind for a return soon I hope.

Thanks to Don for help and all the cool infos

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time In Spite of the Rain

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several times and each time it is a pleasure! During our three-week stay, it rained or was overcast a lot so we didn't spend much time at the beach, but it did free us up to do other things. The food (within walking distance) is really outstanding and the location made it convenient to travel far and wide (even by LA traffic standards). We love our little vacay house in Venice and always wish we could stay longer! (We've also stayed at Don's two Malibu locations several times. They are beautiful, too.)

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith for the positive guest review. This is the eighth time you and Carol have vacationed in one of my vacation rentals. You're "repeat offender" status is much appreciated. Don
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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
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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
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  • 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
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Venice Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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March, April, May
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
January - February
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
6 night minimum stay

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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