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Sandy Shillington

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Venice Beach Luxury Ocean View 40 Steps From Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Beach Flat, (Sleeps 6)

Less than 40 Steps to World Famous Venice Beach

This Venice Beach furnished vacation rental is an upscale, recently renovated, modern beach apartment with ocean views. Take less than 40 steps right out your door, and you're on the beach. We're one block from the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk and one block from the Historic Venice Canals. Our 'home-away-from-home' offers the highest quality design features with an uncompromising attention to detail.

Here are the features:

1. Two bedroom, two full baths

2. Comfortably sleeps 6 people

3. Highly appointed, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, the finest stainless steel appliances, utensils, cookware, dish-ware, and wine glasses.

4. Kitchen island with stools for dining or getting together to plan your day

5. High Speed WiFi for unlimited free Internet access

6. HD Samsung Smart TV (55-inch)

7. Comfortable sleeper-sofa bed in living area.

8. State-of-the art Napoleon Gas Fireplace, surrounded by imported glass tile, providing absolute comfort at the touch of your fingertips.

9. Luxurious Queen size beds in each bedroom with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and down duvets

10. Two full size, finely appointed bathrooms

11. Endless supply of hot water provided by a tankless water heating system

12. New top-of-the-line washer/dryer located within the unit,

13. Ample closet space

14. Plenty of 100% cotton towels, linens and beach towels

15. Two free bicycles for your use

16. Use of ground level ocean view patio, located at the other end of the building, with ocean view and outdoor shower

17. Private parking in single car garage (no SUVs or trucks)

18. Beach chairs, boogie boards and beach toys

Quintessential Venice is just outside your door. Take the short walk to the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk where you can visit Muscle Beach, and the street vendors, artisans & performers. Or take the short bike ride to Santa Monica Pier & the ferris wheel/arcades. Be sure to enjoy historic Venice Pier: make it your morning or evening walk and teach your kids to fish, just a few steps down the beach. You can also take a walk in the Historic Venice Walk Streets and the Venice Canals (Venice was originally modeled after Venice, Italy) or stay along the beach and walk up to the colorful 'Venice wall' or south to the Marina jetty and watch the boats come and go. Venice-By-The-Sea is also a short walk to some of the finest and trendiest beach side restaurants and bars in Los Angeles. Surfing, kayaking, boating, biking, boogie boarding, and outdoor summer concerts are right in your backyard. The bike path along the beach extends over 6 miles North and South and is also used for rollerblading and skateboarding. A new skateboarding park is on the sand just a couple blocks north as well. We are also conveniently located near Los Angeles International Airport which is a short 10 minute drive away. As owners of this building, my family has lived in the Venice community for the past ten years, and they are well-known and respected in the area. It is very important to us that our guests have an enjoyable stay at Venice-By-The-Sea. Please contact me through HomeAway if you have any questions or need additional information. We hope to see you soon!

Please Note: Parking at the beach is always limited. We provide one small parking garage at no extra cost. This space is small, so larger cars, vans or SUVs will likely not fit. Small cars and most small SUVs usually fit; however, we cannot guarantee your car will fit in the garage. If your car is too large, alternative street parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy Shillington (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sandy Shillington

I've grown up in Southern California and have loved the Los Angeles beaches my entire life. My family has lived in the Venice community for the past ten years. My husband and I frequently enjoy visits to Venice where we love going to the local restaurants and bike riding on the boardwalk. It is very important to us that our guests have an enjoyable stay at Venice-By-The-Sea. We take pride in our property and are responsive to our guests needs. Our family lives in the building, so we are able interact with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. Our property is fully furnished and has all the amenities of home!

Sandy Shillington purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Sandy Shillington chose Los Angeles County

This property is in a great location. The beach and bike paths are literally right out the door. It sits on the corner of the Walk Street and Speedway. It's central to everything there is to experience in Venice while being towards the quiet end of town. Just north of Washington, you can walk to some of the best restaurants in LA or grab some coffee.

What makes this apartment unique

We have remodeled this apartment and maximized every inch of space, making it highly efficient and comfortable. Having its own parking garage is so convenient because parking is at a premium in the area. The Walk Street is so quaint and visitors love casually running into the rich and famous.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sandy is a great host with an amazing apartment. Perfect for a smaller family or two people traveling for work, it is very clean and the location is unbeatable. Sandy was very quick to respond to our requests and questions and worked to make our stay as easy as possible. This property has all the amenities of a luxury apartment and the convenience of the beach only steps away.
Jan 2013
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Venice Beach Luxury Ocean View 40 Steps From Beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 19 reviews

Modern and great location

  • 4 of 5

The location is really nice and close to all the action, lots of people watching and great walk to the Venice pier and many good restaurants. C and O trattoria is so good, I highly Recommend!! Larry's is really great also. Over all the place is great but more attention needs to be towards the furniture and the air mattress and possibly a few chairs for the table over by the fireplace. Outside of apartment building is less than desired but once you get inside it's great, modern and remodeled. Couch needs to be thrown away, literally falling apart and peeling. Air mattress has a leak so don't plan on sleeping for longer than an hour without pumping up. There was another air mattress but no pump provided so we could not use in place of one with leak. Electric ignition lighter on cook top does not work, quite a dangerous situation you have to use lighter that is provided. Nicely done remodel with modern touches, great showers, sinks, fans and kitchen. I would reccomend this to anyone who wants to be in the center of the action of Venice Beach. The garage is great also, we had a BMW 325 and a Jetta and they both fit perfectly. Thanks to the owner for recommendations on a place to keep our dog when we were down there, it worked out great. Overall a nice place. Thank you very much for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. The combination of the ocean air and how busy we have been have caused the sofa to rapidly fall beneath our standards. We do have a nice new high quality sleeper sofa ordered. I was not aware that you needed air mattresses. They are only used when our guests have more that 6 people, so we would have helped you with new air mattresses had we known you needed them. As for the cook top, I had no idea it was not working, and the lighter was not provided for that purpose! This is why I always make sure that guests know to contact me with any problems that may arise, as I am always available by cell phone. Of course we would not want anyone doing anything that is unsafe in our building! Aside from the issues you mentioned, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I only wish I had known about any problems while you were there so that we could have had the opportunity to help you. We are a family owned property, and we always want to do our vey best to make sure those who stay with us are happy. Thanks again for coming.
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Modern and clean

  • 4 of 5

The interior of the unit is exactly as the pictures show. It was very clean and modern with high end appliances. The exterior is older, damaged stucco and could definitely use new paint. The bedrooms are not very private. Bedroom #1 has glass slider doors that are frosted and the other has a cut out in the drywall open to the living room. Although it looks cool and trendy...not very private. The best feature is each bedroom has its own remodeled bathroom. The whole remodel was done well. The unit is very close to the beach, just behind one row of homes. The rooftop deck photos are more enticing than it actually is. There were 2 rusted patio heaters, no cushions on lounges and the chairs were too rickety to sit on. We thought we would spend most evenings up there, but it wasn't really set up for that. The description of the garage is very accurate. Only smaller cars will fit. This is documented in the description, so please take note. We have a large SUV, an expedition, and there is no way it would fit. We had to park almost 2 miles away on our first day. There are parking garage options on the website. The alley in front and to the side of the unit are very loud at night. There were homeless people walking through each night we were there rummaging through the trash cans that woke us up throughout the night. The very best part of the rental was working with Sandy. She responds almost immediately. The rental went smoothly from check in to check out to receiving our deposit back very quickly. It seems the art of customer service has gone missing, but Sandy sure has it!!! She was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very special location on Speedway, steps to sand and direct view of waves is awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Garage a huge plus++ , excellent location and amenities

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Nice spot.... Visiting a daughter who lives in studio city. Steps from the beach ( 50 exactly !!). Had a great time. Well furnished, beds slept great, towels, kitchen, beach toys, wifi, dishes, garage, bikes, electric air pump, beach chairs, beach towels.... You need nothing, perfectly equipped. Bring a noise machine ( we use one at home too), kept windows open at night. Owner is readily reachable via text or phone. She responds within minutes. Well done Sandy, and well done vrbo. Thank you .....

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, modern, efficient space that was very well furnished with everything we needed...

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant three night was well equipped to cook in...very modern appliances...inside fabulous...ocean view a bit oversold in pictures...some other small nits: kitchen table not very useful and some larger bowls for salad and more bathroom hooks for towels would have been helpful...small blemishes on a beautiful place...would recommend to others and would love to stay there again...

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We want to make sure our guests are comfortable, so we are glad to have your input on anything that needs improvement. Since we are on the second row of homes, this second floor unit has a partial ocean view - with our guest roof deck offering our best ocean views. We would not want to be misleading in any way, so will certainly clarify this in our description. Hope to have you visit again someday!
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Beautiful apartment a few steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at this apartment and would be happy to stay there again. Just one house away from the beach, quiet, and easy walking distance to excellent restaurants, coffee shops, and nail salon. Just steps from the beach where there is an easy path to walk in both directions. We caught beautiful sunsets every night. The apartment is also walking distance to the famous Venice canals, which are fun to explore.

The apartment is 2 spacious bedrooms, each with a spacious bath, a kitchen, living room and washer dryer. Plenty of room. Apartment was spotlessly clean, and the owner was helpful and accommodating.

Staying at the property was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice Apartment Rental Rates

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Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Transaction Charge $0
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Please note: Parking at the beach is limited. We provide one small parking garage at no extra cost. The space is small, so large cars, vans or SUVs will likely not fit. Small cars and many smaller SUV's may fit in the garage; however, we cannot guarantee it. If your car is too large, you will need to locate any available street parking.

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Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 100% luxury cotton bedding
  • Sofa bed in living area pulls out to a queen size bed with high end gel mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note: Parking at the beach is always limited. We provide one small parking garage at no extra cost. This space is small, so large cars, vans or SUVs will likely not fit. Small cars and many smaller SUV's do fit in the garage; however, we cannot guarantee your car will fit in the garage. If your car is too large, alternative street parking is available on a first come first served basis.

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

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