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Right On Abbot Kinney Blvd

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Venice House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Located ON Abbot Kinney Blvd (not “adjacent to” or “steps from”), our house is a spacious, comfy perch from which to explore Venice. Drenched in natural light and open to the cool breeze off the Pacific, you’ll feel like a local as you take to the two beach cruisers we’ve provided for you. The private front patio is perfect for grilling out, having a cocktail, or even sparking a little fire in the fire pit. Three big bedrooms make our house roomier than most, with a queen in the master and 2nd bedroom, and twin beds in the 3rd. Two bathrooms, one with a tub, a refinished kitchen and a spacious living room with exposed beam ceilings make this groovy, bright beach pad a total charmer for friends hitting the town or families wanting to kick up their heels.

Some wag just dubbed Abbot Kinney “The Coolest Street in America” (barf). I would say the street Danny Zuko grew up on is the coolest in America, but that’s just me (Rydell High from “Grease” is none other than Venice High School. Still looks the same! Check it out on Venice Blvd at Walgrove Ave). Our house is a five-minute walk from the explosion of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, pilates studios, vintage birdfeeders, fixed-gear, difficult-to-stop bicycles ridden by people in oxford shirts and skinny pants… A few of our Venice faves: Hal’s Bar & Grill. Been there forever. Get the spicy penne pasta. Abbot Kinney Pizza is good for a slice on the sesame seed crust. Best non-trendy sandwich in Venice: tuna with jalapeno from Winward Farms on the circle. They also make the freakin hugest quesadilla you’ve ever seen. Zinque at Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd is a great spot for a drink. The French Market has the best breakfast in Venice: le cheval. The owner is 100% French; she doesn’t so much help you as she endures you. And you wouldn’t be in Venice if you didn’t have a hefeweizen at a picnic table and watch the clouds roll by at On the Waterfront Café at the north end of the boardwalk.

Venice is a special place, despite the recent hype about how hip it is. It’s complicated and simple at the same time, and it’s so small, the best way to see it is definitely on a bicycle. There’s the beach, Abbot Kinney, Main St, and you’re a quick car or bus ride to Santa Monica, Culver City, the Getty Center, LAX and more. Our cozy house couldn’t be more perfectly located for you to explore Venice and LA. Consider yourself invited!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kirk Zipfel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Kirk Zipfel

Like most Angelinos, my wife Kristy and I hail from somewhere else (East Coast and Midwest, respectively). But we have called Southern California home for more than 15 years, so we're almost locals (by the standards of locals). We have 3 children: a tween and two under 4. It's kind of like living in a circus.

Kirk Zipfel purchased this house in 2004

Why Kirk Zipfel chose Los Angeles

Venice is one of the most unique places in LA. The surf, the beach, the culture, the food; it's all here. Venice is also more accessible by bike than by car. In car-crazy LA, that's truly something special. For us, there were no other options

What makes this house unique

The light makes this truly a special place. With the windows open and the ocean breeze drifting through, even checking your email from the couch will seem like a treat.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Right On Abbot Kinney Blvd
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

A great beach house with good space and everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were helpful and the house was beautifully clean and tidy.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirk was accessible and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was "top shelf!" The home is everything and more. We enjoyed the aesthetic of the home as well as its proximity to the ocean, beach, shops and restaurants. We hope to stay here again.

Dr. Charles Muncatchy & Family

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My party and I stayed at this property for few days and we had an exceptional experience. Very clean, comfortable and beautiful. Everything was easily accessible. I would absolutely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The house felt homey yet modern. The beds were super comfy.Loved the location of the house , it was in driving distance to the pier and shopping.definitely made some amazing memories in this lovely place ! We will be back next year! Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 6 recently stayed here for 2 nights to enjoy some much needed beach time after 5 days at Disneyland. It was close to all the major beaches and had some really great shops near by. Our favorite was N'Ice Cream (they make homemade gelato and frozen yogurt).

We all enjoyed the comfortable living room area and kitchen. Although we didn't cook anything there is everything you need if you wanted to. The kids loved the closet in their room full of toys and books and the beds were super comfy. The beds in the other rooms were a little hard for me but my husband loved that. All rooms had plenty of space for our stuff and are decorated nicely.

Parking was fine on the Thursday night we were there but was a bit harder on Friday. There was a food truck festival and the road was crazy busy, but I normally wouldn't see it being an issue. Also, the whole house was wide awake at 6am on Friday morning due to the very loud garbage truck that came by and stayed for what seemed like 20 minutes. All the windows were open due to it being hot outside and if they were closed I'm sure it wouldn't be so bad.

Overall, the place is a sweet little beach house on a great street and we felt safe and comfortable. Kirk was helpful and fast at replying to emails and we would totally stay here again, thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this place to stay! We stayed for 2 nights during our daughters wedding weekend in LA. She wanted a great vibe the morning of her wedding for pics, and this place was perfect! Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and beach. Nothing negative to say. Easy to get to. We loved it! Would love to come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Car: recommended


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
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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