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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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'. What we read in our guest book most often is "we don't want to leave"

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, meals or meetings, shares space with a cozy TV area, 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, 1 full bed and 2 twin beds. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a separate shower room, freestanding tub with a full surround shower drape for privacy, WC toilet room, 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 is included in both the main house and apartment. Apple TV and Netflix are available in the main house. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. You will find surf boards, boogie boards, beach toys, beach towels and coolers for your use in the garage. Leaving 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 on one of the 4 beach cruisers we provide 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.


Owner
Don & Grace
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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

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.

Amenities

Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Access from inside/outside. Great after sandy excursions.
    Guest Apartment Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the optional guest apartment. Newly renovated.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower room w/sink, large tub, toilet & add'l sink.
    Exterior Shower - Alfresco - outdoor shower , Ext.shower. Perfect to get the sand off you & beach stuff.
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
5

Perfect wonderful stay in Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was lovely! Cozy, well appointed, and sparkling clean. Very professional and kind owners, lots of amenities (bikes, great kitchen, parking). Can't say enough great things about the house. Quiet at night, and a great place to hang out as a family if the weather is not perfect. Excellent all around for exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love still love all the things about the house that you mentioned. Best moments of a vacation sometimes is staying in and muddling around with family. Thank you for staying with us.
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5

Great family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property. Don and Grace have outfitted the house with everything a family would need for a beach vacation, from bikes to BBQ. We had three adult couples and two babies, and there was plenty of room for everyone, especially with the use of the apartment over the garage. Thanks, Don!

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

Great home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for a wedding weekend. Thanks to our hosts who made it seamless.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sheer Magic on Venice Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a ten (10) day family vacation in California and stayed at The Sheer Magic House on Venice Beach. The Sheer Magic house on Venice Beach was exactly as portrayed on your site. The open kitchen, with that amazing farm table, was the meeting place for our family every morning. We were eight (8) adults and one (1) infant - the house was comfortable for everyone. The outdoor space was lovely and only walking distance to the beach and Abbott Kinney shopping. Our host - Don - was so gracious and hospitable and made the renting process simple and to the point. Would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elise, It was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We have fit more people around that farm table than we thought possible. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the house and Venice. Please come again.
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Walk to the beach and all the Venice and Santa Monica activities

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home was the perfect location for our family to gather to celebrate our daughter's 16th birthday. The home is beautifully appointed, yet so comfortable. Grace's talent as an interior designer was in evidence throughout the home. Our hosts thought of every amenity we might need. Venice Beach itself has quite an interesting crowd of people, but the house is its own sheltered haven, despite being only one block from the beach. We really appreciated having garage space for our two cars. My parents loved the privacy of their own apartment over the garage. The fire pit in the courtyard was a nice place to gather and relax. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • 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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$875
$6,585
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $200
Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Total occupancy is 8 people with a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children 17 and under. Owners must be notified if there is a change of registered guests. Only persons who are on the check in paperwork are permitted to stay at the house. Any additional persons are strictly by owner's consent, subject to an additional fee and must be disclosed at check in. We do not allow parties of any kind at the house. Filming or videotaping (commercial or otherwise) or posting the interior or exterior of the house on social media is forbidden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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