|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Magical walk street oasis just 2 blocks from the heart of Abbot Kinney & short walk to beach.
The property offers the best of both worlds; maximum privacy but superior location that is 2 blocks from the Abbot Kinney shopping and dining district. It is also a little over a 1/2 mile to the world famous Venice Beach and Boardwalk.
Whatever you consider to be an ideal vacation is available to you in this Shangri-La by the sea. If you are a beachcomber, there is ample room to relax and frolic in the sand and surf. You will also be in the middle of the action of Venice’s famous Boardwalk. There you will find an eclectic mix of performers, vendors, sidewalk cafes and bars. You can also rent a bike or roller blades and venture down the path to the Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street (Shopping) Promenade which is only a short distance away.
If shopping and/or dining is your thing, Abbot Kinney is likely to satisfy all of your desires. GQ Magazine has called it the “Hippest Block in America” and there you will find a multitude of shops and many highly rated dining options.
Our home offers you the ideal “get away from it all” feel that is essential when it is time to recharge your batteries. From the exterior the house has a magical, English Country look. There is a tastefully landscaped front yard which sets the stage for our most welcoming home. Enter the front door and you will find our expansive living room on the left. This room has vaulted ceilings and artisan painting that offers a dramatic space to enjoy our fireplace and flat screen TV. On the right you will be in our dining area (also vaulted ceilings) that comfortably seats 8. Beyond that room is the fully updated, European style cook’s kitchen. Among other things, here you will find a double oven and a Viking cook top. Continue down the hall and you will find a bedroom on the left. This room includes a double bed, a flat screen TV and a DVD player. Across from the bedroom is a full bath that includes a rain shower and a Jacuzzi tub. In the rear of the downstairs is a family room with a large screen TV, DVD player and surround sound system. The room has 8 foot wide doors that open to an enchanting backyard with tasteful furnishing and a large gas grill.
Go up the stairs and you will find the master suite as well as a 3rd bedroom. The Master Bedroom is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player. The Master Bath includes a dual walk in shower. Each upstairs bedroom has its’ own furnished terrace which looks over neighboring treetops.
This exciting area combined with the serene retreat of our welcoming home, offer the ideal complement that is sure to deliver a memorable vacation.
PLEASE NOTE - As far as PARKING is concerned, there is one off street spot (in front of our garage) and ample on street parking in directly in front of our home (please refer to the pictures accompanying the listing).
From its’ world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney’s initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, and Venice became the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” complete with an amusement pier and a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals and imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, Italy.
Today, Venice is one of the most popular (2nd in the state to Disneyland) destinations for visitors and locals alike. From its days as home to Beat Generation poets and artists, Venice continues to be an important Los Angeles cultural center. Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, or a wide variety of dining choices or an evening of art and music, Venice has it all.
While Venice's claim to fame may be its beach culture, its’ most stylish block, Abbot Kinney, has become a desired destination in its’ own right. The heart of the Abbot Kinney district is the area along Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Venice Blvd. & Main St. The area includes numerous shops, galleries and many cafes, bars and eateries. On the first Friday of each month an additional attraction are the dozens of food trucks serving gourmet food at great prices. All of the local shops remain open late into the night.
Ocean Front Walk/the “Boardwalk”
There is no denying that the main attraction is the world famous Boardwalk. All year round (especially during the summer season and on weekends) you will find street entertainment of all kinds. Street performers include singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, acrobats, mimes, comics, magicians, prophets, fortune tellers, and untold others. You will see people with tricolor hairdos, painted faces, weird tattoos, and outlandish clothing--or lack of it. It is a virtual sidewalk circus! It is also an open air flea market with an eclectic variety of goods and services. Along the walk you will also find an assortment of retailers, including souvenir shops, bike rental outlets, arts and crafts, restaurants and snack shacks. A popular option is to sit at one of the ocean-side restaurants to do some serious people watching. There are also playgrounds, skate parks and courts for basketball, handball, and paddle tennis. Muscle Beach is an infamous outdoor weight room (made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger) where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public show of strength.
The 3 mile ocean beach offers activities for the entire family. If lounging in the sand is not your bag, surf on the crashing waves, ride a bike or roller blade along the path to Santa Monica and beyond.
Venice's canals (complete with ducks) are home to some of LA's most eclectic residential architecture. See tiny bohemian cottages next to million-dollar ultra-modern houses. The canal streets are between Washington Blvd. and Venice Blvd.
Your house was amazing we loved it and the location it was a new approach for us being a working team as we normally stay at hotels but I cannot stress that the 3 of us staying at the house had a great time and also allowed us to get more work done in a more sociable enviorment it has definitely given us a new approach to our business travel.
The 2 girls that were traveling with me certainly took full advantage off the short walk to Abbott K and the beach a much more relaxed way of working when you have all that on the door step.
The house was clean and had every facility we could ask for
Many Thanks for allowing us the share your house
My husband and I stayed here with our 20 year old daughter in late July, and we were extremely happy with the house and location. The house is definitely one of the most beautifully decorated rentals we've ever stayed in, and the whole place - outside as well as inside - is absolutely charming. It's also very comfortable and well equipped. We especially enjoyed the patio (one of the reasons we picked this rental over some of the others in the area was because the patio looked so inviting).
As others have noted, the house is super convenient to Abbot Kinney restaurants (don't miss Gjelina!), shops & bars but a bit of a haul (20 minutes or so) if you walk to to the beach. There is a lively young family next door and some construction going on nearby so it's a peaceful place in the early morning but not so much at other times. But Venice houses are all close together and one of the reasons we chose to visit the area for a couple of days is that it's lively, so that wasn't an issue for us.
All in all, would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.
We really enjoyed this cozy cottage, it was definitely a one of a kind house. The setting was very intimate and allowed our group to spend a lot of time together in the kitchen and common area. The outdoor setting was perfect for us because it was beautiful outside and the setting felt very private and comfortable. We would definitely book with them again.
We stayed as a family, and truly enjoyed the ambiance of the home. There are different spaces that have different vibes. I didn't have enough days to have coffee in each of the spots I was hoping to! The location is super convenient to Abbot Kinney, and the walk to the beach very enjoyable. Will definitely stay again should the occasion arise!
We were very pleased with our stay. The home looks like it popped out of a fairy tale. It has everything we needed from beach towels and chairs to a fully loaded kitchen! Clean and comfortable! We didn't want to leave!
Excellent home. Very clean. Well appointed. Small but beautifully efficient for 4-6 people. There were four of us so we were very comfy. Walked to everything. Safe neighborhood. Close quarters and small lots but that's just Venice. Beautiful bungalow homes and larger remodeled houses nestle together to make lovely sights to see as you walk to amazing restaurants and the best organic grocery store two blocks away.
We will most likely rent this house again when return to visit our daughter and our adult grandson.
Thanks to Jennifer our contact person for her warm welcome into the home and thorough, brief and efficient orientation.
Four adults & one toddler spent a week here after attending a family wedding. Other family members stayed elsewhere in the area and we found that folk typically congregated at our place. Although small, wonderfully set up with the living/dining area, TV room/library and outdoor areas. Lovely kitchen with a spacious fridge. Many meals were prepared and enjoyed around the round table! Great master bath, and balcony off the master bedroom.
The major drawback was the lack of air conditioning during an unexpected October heatwave---this was true of most of the properties in the area, as the heat was unusual. They did provide 2 room fans, but more would be better, as it got quite hot, especially upstairs.
Our toddler loved it. In addition to the Pac 'n Play, highchair, there were a number of books which he requested over and over.
Charming, walkable neighborhood worthy of exploring.
A terrific find!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Renter must be over age 30. Additional adult guests must be over 25.
Occupancy is limited to 6 guests. If additional guests are found to occupy the home, a nightly guest fee of $100 (plus tax, per additional guest) for the entire length of the reservation will be deducted from your damage deposit.