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Right On Abbot Kinney Blvd

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Kirk Zipfel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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.

Amenities

Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
4

Perfect location. Quick drive to several places. Had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Great time sightseeing. It was chilly so not a lot of beach time but plenty of other things to do close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely worth while staying!!!

  • 4 of 5

We spent some wonderful days in the apartment at Abbot Kinney Drive. Being a family of 6, we had plenty of space with 3 beautiful lovely decorated bedrooms. We found everything what we were looking for in the kitchen. Technical problems were figured out immediately- Kirk was always there for us as he promised and reacted immediately. Fantastic! We definitely can recommend his hospitality. Many greetings from Germany!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and her family shared wonderful, quality time together since we were meeting from different locations and wanted to make every moment special! The home provided all the basic essentials from toiletries to kitchen seasonings. The location was ideal for being very close to the beach and boardwalk, in addition to enjoying sightseeing with Hollywood Tours, Universal Studios, and Santa Monica Pier close by. The rooms were spacious and the children's room was stalked with games and toys that my grandchildren loved! The only reason I didn't give it a five-star is because of the washer and dryer being located outside in a separate area, but otherwise I recommend this home wholeheartedly!

Carla M.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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Car: recommended

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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 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$319
$1,899
$6,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$249
$1,499
$5,893
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

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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