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Don & Grace

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

SHEER MAGIC! YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE. MAIN HOUSE + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!

35 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Venice House Rental Photos and Description

Upscale & private. Main House -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Separate Guest Apart.King bed

We've tried to think of everything; as a result our guest are raving and we love that they are. What we hear most when travelers arrive is 'It is so much bigger than it looks in the photos'

Ideally located on one of the best Venice beach walk streets a few steps from the beach and the iconic venice boardwalk, this casually elegant, two story, designer’s home will enchant you. Enter the private front courtyard and you will find an inviting outdoor living room to enjoy the sea breeze or get warm around a large fire pit. Inside the house details abound. An open floor plan with soothing colors, comfortable seating arrangements and bold striped rugs enhance elegant living at the beach. An eat in kitchen with a rustic farmhouse table suitable for large gatherings, shares space with a cozy family room, fireplace and flat screen tv. A full bathroom on the first floor is accessible from outside for after returning from the beach. Upstairs the enchantment continues with 3 light filled, tastefully furnished bedrooms: 1 cal king, 2 twins and 1 full bed with a twin trundle. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a freestanding tub, toilets, sinks and plenty of counter space and storage. The back patio directly off the kitchen brings the outdoors in. It is tastefully landscaped and perfect for alfresco meals or barbecues. For larger groups (over 6 adults) a flight of stairs leads you to the guest apartment located on the second floor above a two car garage. Its wood beamed vaulted ceilings and unusual details add to the comfort and unique feeling of this one of a kind, luxury home. This ensuite studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, (bar refrigerator, sink and microwave), and a California king bed. It is private and ideal for larger families or multiple families vacationing together. For parents, a getaway from a getaway! Free hi speed internet and net flix is included in both the main house and apartment. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. Leave the hubbub and rich color of the boardwalk behind and upon your return to the oasis, an exterior garden shower with hot and cold water is available for rinsing off after your relaxing or energetic day in the surf and sand. You may never want to leave this barefoot luxury compound, but when you tear yourself away you will find yourself a short walking distance to world class shopping, galleries and dining on Abbot Kinney. Bike ride or walk to the amusement park on the Santa Monica pier where Historic Route 66 ends. Marina del Rey with sailing and boating opportunities is a bike ride or short car drive away. Easy access to lax airport.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don & Grace (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Don & Grace

We are local homeowners who have lived in Southern California for over 25 years and the proud owners of a newly renovated Venice beach house. We recognized a great house from pictures posted on the internet and purchased the house 5 days after seeing it. We have been in love ever since. Transplanted from the east coast, we love the mostly bug free environment of California and the incredible weather at the beach that allows us to live outdoors for many months of the year. We are parents to two teenagers who love to bring their friends to the beach. We want ours to be the home that they continue to visit and bring their friends from college.

Don & Grace purchased this house in 2013

Why Don & Grace chose Los Angeles County

As an interior designer I wanted to make the house both comfortable, luxurious and unusual. After renting the same beach condo in Laguna Beach for 15 years I knew what I liked and expected and what kept us going back each year. I have tried to create the same high level of living in our beach home. We have furnished it like a private home not a rental. The house has charm galore from the location on a walk street, to the Dutch door in the front and finally to the optional, airy, spacious, separate guest apartment over the garage. And then there is the location. Renegade Venice Beach and the contrasting upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard has something for everyone yet the house escapes it all and is its own tranquil, private escape. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

What makes this house unique

We have maintained the unique character of the house built in 1904 and furnished it in rustic modern. The kitchen is well equipped with a generous supply of pots and pans and attractive tabletop items. The linens are luxurious and each room is unique with unusual whimsical features. The firepit in the front courtyard is perfect for the cool beach nights and being able to park two cars tops off the Venice experience. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

SHEER MAGIC! YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE. MAIN HOUSE + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
4

Beautiful Home - Close to Beach

  • 4 of 5

This property was just what we were looking for, it was comfortable and had a great layout for our group of 8. We loved that we were 2 blocks from the beach and the craziness of the Boulevard but could retreat home to the peace and quiet of this property. (loved the fire pit) Don and Grace did a great job designing and furnishing the property with everything you will need from wonderful beds, soft towels, fully equipped kitchen, bikes, boards etc. Parking is tight but this property comes with a 2 car garage (no vans) which is definitely a plus. The property is secure with locking gates and keyless entries which were a wonderful feature. We would definitely rent this property again when coming to Venice Beach as this property was a well cared for home not just a vacation property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home and hosts

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely; a great respite but also near all the action. Don & Grace have filled the home with many items to make the time enjoyable. They make themselves available for questions or support. We walked to the beach almost daily and rode bikes to Santa Monica. Uber was always a couple minutes away to take us anywhere we didn't want to walk or drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merida, Mexico
5

Gorgeous home and responsive owners make for a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how well cared for the house is! The owners pay a lot of attention to detail right down to the bedding, fully loaded kitchen, furnishings and décor. They couldn't have been nicer and were really helpful in ensuring that all six of us where settled in for our girls friends' 30th reunion. Thanks so much Grace and Don!! We LOVE your home and thank you so much for sharing it with those of us who enjoy a more intimate vacation in a house rather than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great but not for all

  • 4 of 5

Great house , close to boardwalk and beach. Family had a great time. Only caveat is house and boardwalk surrounded by homeless. They also hang out in front of the house at night .

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ted, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the house and sorry to hear that there were unwelcome additional guests....it seems to come in waves, esp. with Venice being an urban beach community. We enjoyed hosting you and your group. Grace
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5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a home large enough for our family visiting from France. The home was beyond anything we could have imagined. The rooms were spacious and had everything we needed. The kitchen is the best part of the house. The large table was the perfect gathering spot every morning. Our host was great and very accommodating. Would not hesitate to rent this home again if the occasion arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Right when I looked through the pictures of this dreamy house, I knew it was the perfect place for our girls' getaway. There were just 4 women staying in our group, so this place was quite spacious for us. Don and Grace thought of everything to make our stay relaxing and luxurious. Several times during our stay, my friends would take a breath and comment on what a fabulous find this home really was for our visiting and relaxing needs. The home and decor was even more beautiful in person. We appreciated the classy, but yet still comfortable decor.

We had a fabulous time riding the beach cruisers along the boardwalk and over to Santa Monica Pier. We loved the fire pit and the home's proximity to all points of interest in Venice, especially the beach.

I would return again in a second! Thank you so much Don & Grace!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Erwin Hotel
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Santa Monica 10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
James Beach
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located one block from the Venice boardwalk. Steps beyond that is the beach and great surf for boarding, swimming or surf fishing. The Santa Monica pier is located a short bike ride away with a lively arcade, restaurants, rides and games or pier fishing. The Getty Villa is a short drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or a bike ride on the beach front bike path. The Annenberg Beach House with a large public pool is located nearby. Walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd. for great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade shops are a few minutes away. Join the locals at the weekly Farmers Market on Main Street on the weekend. Marina activities include kayaking, sailing and boating. Beverly Hills and Malibu are located 20 minutes by car. Hollywood is approx 30 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$910
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$910
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $200

Maximum occupancy is 8 people. We will consider groups of 10 if the group consists of both adults and young children (17 and under). For parties having more than 6 ADULTS there will be an additional charge of $50.00 per adult, per night. Please inquire for a custom quote for groups of 10. Owners must be notified if there is a change of registered guests. Any additional persons are strictly by owner's consent, subject to an additional fee and must be disclosed prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Access from inside/outside. Great after sandy excursions.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious, big counters, 2 toilets, tub shower.
    Guest Apartment Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the optional guest apartment. Newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds suitable for teenagers and small adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - Studio apt./1 Cal king bed,ensuite bathroom & kitchenette.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed. Twin blow up air mattress on site.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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