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BEACH TIKI BAR - FREE BIKES, SURF, BOOGIE & SKATE BOARDS, PARKING, WIFI & MORE!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Tropical Bamboo Decor. FREE BICYCLES, SURF & BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS + MORE

1-NIGHT BOOKINGS ACCEPTED FOR SELECT DATES ONLY. INQUIRE BEFORE BOOKING. This site only permits a limited number of photos, so please TEXT ME FOR MORE PHOTOS!

This is 1 of 4 beach rentals, all located next to one another.

This unit easily sleeps 2-10 persons VERY COMFORTABLY (families, groups, and children are welcome but each guest must be counted, Children are NOT free).

In this rental there is plenty of space for entertaining, storage for your suitcases and space for everyone to have their one private area. But it's also a great spot for couples or smaller groups during off-season months when rates are lower. The Tiki Bar includes 2 queen beds + 5 twin beds (or a king) + a comfy couch. I use only 100% cotton bedding and both fluffy & firm pillows because I know the importance of a good night's sleep. Our fine bed sheets are pressed like a hotel room and every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned. Located on the second floor, our new double-pane windows and blackout window shades in the bedrooms make the unit nearly soundproof and climate controlled for a great night's sleep. Plug outlets next to each bed make it easy to charge your cel phones and tablets at night.

FREE WIFI, PARKING, BICYCLES, SURF & BOOGIE BOARDS, WETSUITS, PORTABLE BEACH CHAIRS, SKATEBOARDS, PADDLE TENNIS, ROLLERBLADES & LOTS OF BEACH TOYS FOR ALL AGES, PORTABLE COOLER & PICNIC BASKET, BEACH BLANKET, BATH & BEACH TOWELS, COFFEE, TEAS, SWEETENERS, BODY SOAP, SHAMPOO & CONDITIONERS, PAPER TOWEL, TOILET PAPER and more!

The TIKI BAR makes everyone smile and remember to relax and have some fun. The unit also includes new hard wood floors, vintage surf & beach pictures, a cozy couch, a fluffy area rug, a papassan chair, huge TV, wireless internet + cable, games, books and toys for kids. THE FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN includes New pots & pans and lots of other cooking utensils, 3 coffee makers (French Press, cappuccino or pod), tea kettle (and a COMPLIMENTARY organic coffee, teas, sweeteners and bottled water to get you started your first day. You will also find paper towel, trash bags and cleaning supplies.

IN THE BATHROOMS you will find: Bath and Beach towels (enough for each person in your group), shampoo, conditioner, body wash and extra toilet paper.

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED & QUIET: Dual pane windows keep the unit very quiet. Ocean breezes will keep you cool and rock you to sleep but each bedroom also has a large fan (the front bedroom has two, one on the ceiling and one on the floor) and central heat for the occasional chilly night. The climate in southern California is VERY DRY. This means we have very LOW HUMIDITY at the beach. You will rarely feel the heat or sweat in the summer or feel the cold in the winter. Our climate is ideal all year around and yes you can be sunbathing in your bikini on the beach in January! This unit is located on the 2nd floor. We do not have an elevator so you just climb one flight of stairs.

HOME MANUAL & GUIDE BOOK (made exclusively by your host, a long time local of the area) that includes a local's perspective on the best RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, ACTIVITIES, SIGHTSEEING and special sections for "KIDS" (highlights activities for kids of all ages and Babysitting and Chaperoning services available), and the other section is a "NATURAL HEALTH & WELLNESS" section that features the areas top health food restaurants, grocery stores, massage spas and holistic practitioners. If you're looking to get healthy California is the place and your host can point you in the right direction.

PEACEFUL & SAFE LOCATION: This is a PEACEFUL PARADISE AT THE BEACH in Marina del Rey, (Venice adjacent 3 blocks). Quiet, safe area located across from the beach. Ocean view, deluxe bedding, outdoor patio w/dining table & BBQ. Families, kids, and groups are welcome. WALK to cafes, bars, shops, Venice Canals, Venice Boardwalk, boat marina.

THERES SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE in and around our area that you couldn't see and do it all in a month! So many travelers come for only a few nights and wish they had booked it longer. From outdoor water sports (like surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, jet skiing, paddle boarding, cycling, rollerblading, paddle tennis and hiking) to sightseeing the historic Venice canals, Washington street pier to watch the dolphins and surfers, a stroll down the famous Venice boardwalk for a tattoo or a t-shirt or to buy a piece of art from one of the local vendors. You cant miss the Skateboard Park, the Open-Air Farmers Market, Shopping on Abbot Kinney and the Third Street Promenade, the Marina boat parade, free concerts in the boat marina at Burton Chase Park and the Santa Monica pier for the kids theme park carnival, the marine aquarium, the Ferris wheel and the newly built Tongva Park, restaurants, and day trips to Malibu, Escondido Falls, Temescal and Topanga Canyon hikes, or Redondo & Laguna Beach to watch the Olympic volleyball players training. Its endless!

YOUR HOST Aunt Betty resides just across the street. Don't hesitate to contact her if you have any questions (such as the best restaurants to go to, where to take a surf lesson, how to get to Abbot Kinney shopping or any other question about the area). Aunt Betty will text or call you to check in on you from time to time to ensure you have everything you need and I may drop by (with prior notice) to perform maintenance or replenish cleaning supplies when needed. Other than that you will have all the privacy you need and I aim to provide you with the best rental experience possible.

HOUSE RULES:

* ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR CANDLES ANYWHERE IN THE UNIT. SMOKING IS PERMITTED OUTSIDE ON THE FRONT PATIO ONLY.

* NO LOUD NOISE, SHOUTING OR PARTIES: We respect the sanctuary of this peaceful neighborhood and our neighbors need their sleep. QUIET TIME AFTER 10pm MUST BE RESPECTED.

* CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME BUT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GUESTS IN YOUR RESERVATIONS. THIS INCLUDES INFANTS. CHILDREN ARE NOT FREE. We have invested in high chairs, baby cribs, toys and games and children cause as much damage and mess as adults, or more!) and our discounted rates are based on the number of beds we must change, laundry , cleaning supplies, water usage etc...). ALL ADDITIONAL GUESTS (NOT INCLUDED WITH YOUR RESERVATION HEAD COUNT) MUST PAY $25 PR PERSON PER NIGHT FOR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN YOUR RESERVATION (WE DO NOT PRO RATE THESE FEES IF YOUR ADDITIONAL GUESTS STAYS ONLY 1 NIGH AS ITS TOO MUCH HASSLE MONITORING THE INCOMING & OUTGOING OF GUESTS).

* DO NOT PARK ANYPLACE ELSE OTHER THAN WHERE INSTRUCTED OR YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED BY ANOTHER NEIGHBOR. Your parking space is located in the FRONT OF THE BUILDING IN THE SPACE NECXT TO THE STAIRCASE MARKED PRIVATE PARKING UNIT 3. PLEASE PARK HERE. DO NOT PARK IN THE MIDDLE SPACE. THIS IS RESERVED FOR OTHER TENANTS OF THE BUILDING.

* DISCLAIMER: USE OF SPORTING GOODS: PLEASE NOTE: By You (and all members of your party) agree to use the supplied sporting goods (surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, paddle tennis or any other sporting items) at your own risk and hold the owner, host and building manager 100% harmless against any injuries or death that might occur by the use of these items. If you do not know how to surf it is highly advised that you take a lesson from a certified surf instructor. Surfing is far more challenging than it looks. Please use caution when playing in the ocean. Enjoy but be Safe! I

More Details

Owner
Aunt Betty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Aunt Betty

My life as a pro photographer, published author and interior designer has made it an segway into hosting. I am a true "people person" - enjoy meeting different people from different parts of the world, races and cultures. While this website is limited to only 24 photos you may contact me for many more. I custom design each of my rentals with my trademark tropical, bamboo flair with a peaceful, relaxing sense of space and design. I want all my guests to have some fun but be able to have a great restful night's sleep as well. I LOVE to pamper my guests in any way possible and my rentals are turn-key with all the amenities you might desire. Every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned and our fine 100% Egyptian cotton bed sheets are pressed like a 5-star hotel. I use only top quality pillows, 100% cotton bedding and deluxe mattresses because I assume everyone is as finicky as I am. You'll sleep like a rock and thats what life is all about.

I'm an active, healthy, middle-aged woman and I love to surf, hike and bike. I'm well-traveled, speak two languages and have spent many years living abroad. I'm an open-minded, accepting, free-spirited lady who welcomes ALL people of all races, cultures or sexual orientation. I value your privacy so I never pry or ask questions. Come and go as you please but if you have questions about anything don't hesitate to ask me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the area and my passion for the California culture. I'll definitely point you in the right direction for the best restaurants, where to get a pedicure or a massage, shopping, surf lessons and must-see locals spots. I want to make sure you feel ABSOLUTELY AT HOME and have all the ideal comforts one would want during your stay. This is a very unique and special place with a beautiful interior and lots of amenities so I am seeking respectful renters who honor and cherish it as much as I do.

Aunt Betty purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Aunt Betty chose Los Angeles

This property is situated in the most ideal location - just steps to the beach with an ocean view and only a few blocks from the restaurants, bars and shops. Its peaceful and safe at night and includes lots of FREE amenities. Its the perfect place for families and friends or a romantic, private get away. The interior space is LARGE so there is plenty of room for you and your other guests to move around and have your own space. While the Venice boardwalk is 10 blocks away the marina peninsula is a private, safe, peaceful beach community unlike anyplace else in the world. You may feel at ease walking around at night and people are very friendly. Don't be surprised if someone smiles, says hello or stops to give you directions. That's just how we are here. You can walk, bike or skateboard to just any place. You don't really need a car. Just take a ride sharing service like LYFT or UBER, a taxi or grab the bus when you need to.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of this apartment is by far THE most desirable neighborhood in all of Los Angeles. The building is charming, with only has 4 units so it feels more like a little house than an apartment. Most of my guests don't want to leave the Marina Peninsula. They just fall in love with everything you can see and do. The building has just been renovated with new paint, new dual-pane, sound proof windows and a new outdoor dining patio with ocean view, seating for 10 and a BBQ.

You don't really need a car. Most locals bike, skate, walk or grab a cheap ride-service such as "LYFT" (50% cheaper than a standard taxi and a much nicer car ride). Just download the LYFT app to your smart phone and use the promo code ELIZABETH337512 for a $10 FREE credit on your first ride. Most guests tell me they wish they didn't spend the money renting a car.

There is also a bus stop just a few blocks away that will take you into Hollywood. However, if you do have a car you have a guaranteed PRIVATE PARKING SPACE right in front of your door! Please inquire with your host if you have additional vehicles and we "Might" be able to coordinate additional parking.

Amenities

Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Deluxe mattress w/100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows
    Living Room - 1 queen , DELUXE, Queen, air mattress, comfy couch + twin mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Deluxe mattresses, fim & soft pillows 100% cotton bedsheets
  • We also have a new infant PACK-n-PLAY CRIB for babies and a HIGH CHAIR for dining.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a lot to see and do in the are beyond just the beach. Your host provides a very detailed Guide Book of the area with maps and lists of things to do and see. You don't really need a car. Most locals bike, skate, walk or grab a cheap ride-service such as "LYFT" (50% cheaper than a standard taxi and a much nicer car ride). Just download the LYFT app to your smart phone and use the promo code ELIZABETH337512 for a $10 FREE credit on your first ride. Most guests tell me they wish they didn't spend the money renting a car. There is also a bus stop just a few blocks away that will take you into Hollywood. However, if you do have a car you have a guaranteed PRIVATE PARKING SPACE right in front of your door! Please inquire with your host if you have additional vehicles and we "Might" be able to coordinate additional parking.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

BEACH TIKI BAR - FREE BIKES, SURF, BOOGIE & SKATE BOARDS, PARKING, WIFI & MORE!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
5

exceeded expectations!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We lost our reservation with another property last minute and needed one place for one night stay over the weekend. No one would take us as there's 2-3 night minimums. Elizabeth made it all happen!!! She helped made this possible for my bf ad his brother to come out on a beautiful weekend and celebrate their birthdays :) she went above and beyond for us! The place was so cool, tiki lights and all decorated. It was an amazing stay, we will DEFINITELY come again

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I don't want to leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, clean & comfortable! Because Aunt Betty has everything taken care of we were able to just relax and enjoy the beach ❤ I will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Fabulous location with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We selected this rental for its location and it was absolutely perfect for our girls weekend. An array of fun restaurants and bars are just a block a way and it was awesome to have access to bikes to head up the boardwalk to Santa Monica Pier. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible stay at a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have found a better condo in the LA area. Location is only steps from the beach, right near the pier and boardwalk. Interior of the condo is incredible with a unique tiki atmosphere and plenty of space and beds. Aunt Betty is an amazing host, letting us borrow as many surfboards and wetsuits as needed. She even took a photo of us before we paddled out! I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Superbe adresse

  • 3 of 5

Nous n'avons passé que un peu plus de deux jours formidable dans cette maison malgré un temps pluvieux.

La propriétaire se met en 4 pour répondre au moindre de nos besoins.

A l'arrivée, le frigidaire n'est pas complètement vide et il y a de quoi prendre un café, de l'eau. Elle a aussi rédigé un book avec les bonnes adresses du coin (et celles à éviter !)

Logement simple mais très bien et idéale pour une famille avec trois enfants.

Nous reviendrons certainement

Merci !

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fun and clean with a great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and the kids loved the tiki bar. It is only a block off of Venice Beach and we loved having the sand toys and bikes. There was one air mattress in the dining room and one in the living room as well as three single beds in one bedroom and a larger bed in the master. Two full baths. Fun places for coffee and eating are only a few blocks away. The hostess was very easy to reach and nice to work with. However, the dishwasher wasn't working and had a note taped to the front, which wasn't a problem for two nights, but it would be frustrating for a longer vacation. Hopefully it will be repaired soon. It was certainly a unique place to stay, close to the airport and very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX
Car: not necessary

Historic Venice Canals, Venice Farmers Market, Beach Volleyball, Surfing, Free Summer Concerts At Santa Monica Pier, Hiking In Temescal Canyon/waterfalls, Skateboard Partk, Venice Boardwalk, Etc... There Is So Much To See And Do Around This Area!

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Rates & Availability

Venice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Jun 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Aug 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August
Aug 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid September
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter rates 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Pres weekend 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
Aug 2 2018 - Sep 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee: $100

Please read the house rules carefully. NO SMOKING INSIDE. You may smoke outside on the patio below but please pick up your cigarette butts. NO LOUD PARTYS AFTER 10pm. NO CANDLES. Please make sure to list the exact number of total guests in your party (including children). NO ADDITIONAL UNPAID OVERNIGHT GUESTS WITHOUT PERMISSION AND ADDITIONAL FEES.

Deposits are 100% Refundable (assuming you don't steel or damage anything) after you check out. Accidents happen so if you notify me immediately the replacement costs may be minimal if discussed at the time of damage. However, if you wait until after you depart it may increase. In all my years of rentals I've only filed one small damage claim for one guest of $250.

* DISCLAIMER: USE OF SPORTING GOODS: PLEASE NOTE: By You (and all members of your party) agree to use the supplied sporting goods (surfboards, boogie boards, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, paddle tennis or any other sporting items) at your own risk and hold the owner, host and building manager 100% harmless against any injuries or death that might occur by the use of these items. If you do not know how to surf it is highly advised that you take a lesson from a certified surf instructor. Surfing is far more challenging than it looks. Please use caution when playing in the ocean. Enjoy but be Safe!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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