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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Across from the beach, Tropical decor, sleeps 4 w/deluxe 100% cotton bedding

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 only 1 of 4 BEACH rentals I have located right next to one another. If you have larger groups and want more space and cant find the dates you're looking for See my other rental on this site titled: BEACH TIKI BAR, BIKES & BOARDS that sleeps 2-10 or my OCEANFRONT BEDROOM SUITES in my SHARED home that sleeps up to 1-3 persons in each bedroom. Please TEXT message my phone number 310-849-4667 for more info. Families, groups, and children are welcome must each guest must be counted including children. Children are NOT free.

This ADORABLE, NEWLY RENOVATED unit is10 steps to the sand with an indoor Tiki Bar, 2 outdoor patios (w/BBQ, dining table + ocean view!) FREE Private Parking, Wifi, Bicycles, Surfboards, Boogie boards, Skateboards, Wetsuits, Beach chairs, picnic basket, and lots of other funs toys and games. Our NEW DOUBLE-PANE WINDOWS make it nearly sound-proof and climate controlled so you'll sleep like a baby.

Tropical, colorful, retro 50's/60's/70's decor with a Tiki Bar, Tiki Torches, Vinyl Record player, Bicycles, Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Skate boards, Wet Suits, Beach chairs, beach towels and a mini patio.

This is a cozy, warm and very comfortable studio designed as a small tribute to legendary rock bands that came from Venice & Marina del Rey (such as The Beach Boys, The Eagles & The Doors) that became famous in the 50's, 60's and 70's. The studio can sleep up to 4 persons and includes: a Deluxe Queen size mattress, Two twin mattresses (a trundle bed-couch) TV, A Tiki Dining Bar for 4, a Record player-stereo, Albums, A bean bag chair, a small Kitchen (w/ a 2-burner stove, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, dishes and utensils) and a small patio with 2 small chairs. We use only 100% cotton bedding so you will have a cool, soft, wonderful night's stay.

AMENITIES INCLUDES: Use of 6 BICYCLES including a tandem bike for 2! (These are shared with another rental available on a first-come-first-serve basis) , SURFBOARDS (both hard and soft in various sizes from short to long), BOOGIE BOARDS, WETSUITS,, SKATEBOARDS, HELMETS, PADDLE TENNIS, ROLLERBLADES, PORTABLE BEACH CHAIRS, BEACH UMBRELLA, BEACH TOWELS and other fun things to play with!

AMENITIES INSIDE THE UNIT: Bath Towels, and a Home Manual/Guide Book with info on the unit, maps, things to do & see in the area, restaurant recommendations and a special sections for "Kids & Families" & "Health & Wellness".


You may check in ANYTIME after 3:00 pm. I am your host-concierge and I live just across the street! l try to meet & greet my guests upon their arrival to assist with parking and luggage and to give a brief tutorial of the property. However, in the event I cannot meet you at your arrival time the keys will be left in a "secret spot" for those arriving late at night. In the unit on the Tiki Bar is also a very detailed guide book/home manual with WIFI passwords and loads of info on the operations of the apartment.


The neighborhood is conveniently nestled between Venice/Santa Monica and the south Bay, and Only 10 minutes to both the 405 and 10 fwy’s and 12 minutes to LAX airport (a $23 taxi ride with luggage or try LYFT or UBER for half the price).

The prestigious marina peninsula is a rare, private strip of private beachfront paradise with NO crazy Venice boardwalk traffic. It’s considered a very safe, upscale community with friendly people who smile, hug and say "hello" to everyone. The residents are a diverse mix of happy surfers, artists, volleyball players, film-industry executives and just about everyone else. Everyone is VERY health conscious so don't be surprised at how many people you will find engaging in diverse outdoor activities and exercises to stay in shape.

You can walk to almost anyplace so you don't necessarily need a car. Our neighborhood is an upscale SAFE community and quite a contrast from that of Venice beach (only a few blocks away). The beach house is only a few blocks from Washington blvd cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, pier, boat marina, boat rental, surf shops, Venice canals, Venice Boardwalk, yoga, pilates, banks, dry cleaners & market. The apartment is located in a just next door to a very small, private spa where you can get a deep tissue massage or just about any other holistic treatment you might want.


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. There is also a Bike-walk Path Just In Front Of Our Place On The Beachfront (that Will Take You All The Way Into Santa Monica And South Malibu). However, if you do have a car you have a guaranteed PRIVATE PARKING SPACE just a few steps from your front door!


There is SO much to do and see in and around our area that you couldn't see and do it all in a month! You can rent bicycles, roller blades, boats, surf and paddle boards and just about anything else from the rental shop 3 blocks away. You can bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd, Admiralty Way in the marina or Santa Monica Third Street Promenade for additional shopping, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and the Santa Monica Pier. Free Summer concerts are held Thursday nights on the SM Pier and in Marina del Rey on weekends at Burton Chase Park and at the Open Air, Organic Farmers Market Festival every Sunday On Main street & Ocean Park. During the Autumn, we have street fairs and art festivals and during December there are two Christmas boat parades with fireworks and crazy fun theme decorations. So much fun! There are also great places to go for a day trips 20-40min away such as the Santa Monica pier for the kids theme park carnival, the marine aquarium, the ferris wheel and the newly built park, restaurants, and day trips to Malibu and Escondido Falls, Temescal Canyon hiking and Topanga Canyon, or south to Redondo or Laguna Beach to watch the Olympic volleyball players training in action. It’s endless!

FOR YOUR FIRST MORNING UPON YOUR ARRIVAL: We offer you complimentary coffee, tea, and all the fixins to help you get over your jetlag. LOL. There is a also small market walking distance a few streets away and several cafes and restaurants to keep you well fed.



* 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 NIGHT.

* 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 alley behind the rear of the building. Please DO NOT BLOCK THE GARAGE DOOR.

* 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!

More Details

Aunt Betty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Aunt Betty

I'm a true 'people' person and enjoy meeting different people from different parts of the world. I custom designed my rental with my trademark tropical, bamboo flair and a comfy, fun, peaceful environment. I love to pamper my guests in any way possible. My rental is turn-key with all the amenities you might desire and every nook and cranny is meticulously cleaned so expect something resembling a 5-star resort. 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. Just be happy!! (no grumpy people allowed. LOL). 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.

Why Aunt Betty chose Los Angeles

When designing and furnishing my rentals I try to think about what "I" would want to have the perfect stay someplace. a comfortable deluxe mattress, soft feather pillows and 100% cotton bedding is the first thing that comes to mind. I just wont skimp or cut corners when it comes to things like this. A also love creating environments that make people feel warm, relaxed, pampered with a little bit of "FUN" to remind you to leave your worries behind you for awhile. I hope this is the place that feels like home to you. It was designed with a loving, playful spirit in mind.

What makes this studio unique



Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Perfect place to stay in Venice Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and well maintained. Had everything we needed for storage. We had 3 guests who slept all slept well despite the heat. The bedding and everything was extremely comfortable. It is within walking distance to everything! There isn't anything this unit doesn't have that you could need. Our favorite restaurant for breakfast

was The Terrace, which was within 2 mins walking! I would highly recommend this unit to anyone. We had a ton of fun, and Aunt Betty was a great host! Would definitely like to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience! This place was just as described. We loved the location which was near the beach and nearby restaurants. Also want to mention the property comes with bikes, skateboards, surf boards, etc. Everything you need for the beach. By the way, Venice Beach is within walking distance. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a romantic getaway on a beautiful beach for a weekend.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time there!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place with a the extras needed to injoy the beach and the surrounding area. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation taking a road-trip down the coast from Seattle to San Diego. We spent one night in every other place we rented...but we had 2 nights at the Bamboo Beach Hut. So glad that the 1 place out of 9 that we had a little extra time in was Aunt Betty's! So much fun! Everything we needed was there! Kids had a ball playing on all the toys in the ocean! Great Location...quick 4 minute walk to restaurants and shops and a quicker 60 second walk to the ocean! Would love to come back and spend more time! Thanks so much for making our stay awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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SuperCool Beach-Vibe Studio

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here just last week. Communication was great leading up to the trip- Aunt Betty greeted us upon arrival and showed us everything we needed to know. The binder she provides was very helpful with stay information, restaurants, maps, and things to do. Having access to bikes and boogie boards was awesome. We walked to breakfast each morning. The beach was literally steps away. Rode bikes into Venice Beach one day as well. One evening we Uber-ed over to the Santa Monica Pier ($6 bargain). We would not hesitate to stay here again. Loved the trundle option too- no arguing with my kids who was taking up more room. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

My kids and I had a great experience! The location and having access to bikes all week, was our favorite part! If you are a beach lover, you only have to walk 10 steps to beach. There is an amazing yoga studio, restaurants filled with locals, and the unique Venice Canals, all just a few blocks away! The staff/owner are helpful and respond to your needs quickly. I would suggest to inquire about a larger unit if you are more than two people or planning to stay a week. (The studio size worked for us as we were out everyday.)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

You can walk or bike to just about everything: Venice canals, Venice boardwalk, Marina del rey boat marina, restaurants, famers market, grocery store, flower shop, yoga, pilates, surf, bike and skate rental, nail and hair salon etc...


Rates & Availability

Venice Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 13 2017 - May 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 2 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $68
Refundable damage deposit $375

Damage deposits are included with your payment but are 100% REFUNDABLE after you depart (assuming you have not damaged or taken anything). We have an inventory list we confirm after each check out.

* DISCLAIMER: USE OF OUR SPORTING GOODS: PLEASE NOTE: 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 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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Venice Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has full size tub-shower, new sink vanity, extra towel hooks and plenty of storage for suitcases and a place to hang clothes.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • This is a large studio with a queen size bed + 2 twin mattresses.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a lot to see & do here - Most of which is FREE! The historic Venice Canals, The Santa Monica Pier Amusement Park, The Venice Boardwalk shopping, Boat rentals, Bike riding, Ocean Surfing & Swimming, Hiking Temescal Canyon w/views of mountains, ocean & islands, free summer concerts, Shopping Abbot Kinney Blvd & Santa Monica Third Street Promenade.

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