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Adorable Venice Canal Home, Sleeps 6! Boats + Bikes,

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Nicely Laid Out For Family Or Couples Splitting Costs, Right On The Water!

This classic Cape Cod style home features classic cottage details such as distressed hardwood floors, dutch doors, raised beam ceilings, river rock fireplace, sky lights, ceiling fans, outdoor deck for dining, lounging or people watching. King bed in bedroom + two separate twin daybeds in Living room + a Queen sleeper sofa bed = 6 people. Have a unique experience and row around the canals in your very own row boat that comes with the cottage! 3 beach cruiser bikes are also included and more bikes can be rented within walking distance. Also includes shared laundry facilities with other vacation rental unit and free off street parking. Note- picture of Queen Sleeper sofa is coming soon! It is in the living room.

Close to everything: 1.5 blocks to the beach, walking distance to Abbott Kinney but located in Venice Canal neighborhood- THE BEST part of Venice, bar none. Both units can be rented out for multiple families. However, THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE- If you plan to party, look elsewhere please! This is a very quiet and high-end neighborhood and residents do not appreciate loud music, drunken voices, etc. Owner lives nearby.

You can walk or bike everywhere, (but free off street parking is included) as well as HDTV with premium channels, Hi-speed WiFi Internet, 3 Beach Cruiser Bikes, a Canoe, a row boat, 4 beach chairs, all utilities, linens and all kitchen utensils, plus a laundry room with washer & dryer. You seriously won't want to leave. You can even get by without a car by using Uber.

One Mile to Santa Monica, 40 minutes to Disneyland, 15 minutes to Malibu (depending on traffic), 14 mins to LAX, Great location! All furnishings brand new, beautiful, clean, light and bright. really is as cute as I say it is!!

More Details

Carol Hurwitz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Carol Hurwitz

I have lived in the Marina Venice area for over 20 years and have owned this property since 2006, when I totally renovated it and brought it back to it's Cape Cod architectural origins. I am a real estate agent and have enjoyed making this place as pretty as it can possibly be. I love that this place is magical- I've been told the charm factor is off the charts. If that's what you are looking for- look no further.

Carol Hurwitz purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Carol Hurwitz chose Venice

When this property came on the market in 2006 I realized these canal homes were precious and too cute to pass up. Even though this place needed a thorough remodel when we bought it, I saw the potential. This was one of the original bungalows built back in the 1920's when the Venice Canals were first developed by Abbott Kinney. By 2006 it had been changed over the years from it's original beach bungalow roots. It had taken on an unfortunate conglomeration of styles. Needless to say, I took it back to it's beachy Cape Cod origins and have never looked back. It fits so nicely into the Venice vibe. People love it!

What makes this cottage unique

Being right on the canal is about as rare as it gets in LA. Even locals don't all know that the Venice Canals exist. The boats at this property give you a chance to see Venice like you've never seen it before, from a canoe! You are only a block and a half from the beach, yet surrounded by multi-million dollar estates as well as cute beach bungalows cottages like this one. Another unique advantage of this property is it's proximity to it's little sister cottage next door which sleeps 4. Several families could vacation together for a lot less than the cost of several hotel suites. If you rent out both cottages you can sleep a total of 10 and have two kitchens, 2 bathrooms, laundry facilities, 5 bikes and 2 boats. All for under $600/night. It would be a great place for two families or several couples. But this is not the place for party animals- it's a quiet neighborhood so party animals, please keep looking, this is not the place for you.


Venice Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • tub and shower combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom has a king bed, there are also two separate twin daybeds in the living room that sleep two more people. There is also a Queen sofa sleeper in the living room for another couple. Total sleeps 6.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.733333 based on 45 reviews
Miami Beach

Canal Cottage is perfect for Venice CA getaway

  • 4 of 5

A lovely 1 BR+ cottage right on the Grand Canal in Venice. Bright and airy, with white and blue decor, we fell immediately in love with Carol's lovely canal cottage. Spotless with updated bathroom and kitchen and a lovely back deck where we enjoyed a glass of wine every night while overlooking the other houses on the canal. We biked to Gjusta or Rose Cafe for breakfast, shopped and dined on Abbott Kinney, and strolled thru Venice and to Santa Monica and enjoyed the Friday am Venice Farmers Market. A lovely week in Los Angeles... and we didn't even need a car!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to see yet another great review. This cottage is a hot item so if you want dates- its never too early to start planning now.
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A lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Carol's place is really great and I'd gladly recommend it.

We stayed over Christmas, which can be chilly at night, and the house is very warm and comfortable and is well equipped. It is nicely decorated, has a great view over the canals and is well located close to the beach and Abbot Kinney. All in all, we'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage on the Venice Canals

  • 4 of 5

My husband and our college age daughter enjoyed a relaxing four nights at Carol's beautiful cottage. Exploring the canals in the canoe and enjoying cocktails or coffee on the deck were highlights! The house is walking distance to Venice Beach, Abbott Kinney, and Main St. Santa Monica, as well as the perfect home base for exploring Los Angeles. The cottage has everything you could possibly need!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My first time with home away and it was great. Will use it again.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. It had everything you need to feel like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Canal Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 really enjoyed our stay at this Venice Canal Bungalow. The home is well equipped with everything we needed, and the owner was very responsive to any questions we had. If you are looking to stay in the Venice Beach area, the location of the cottage is pretty ideal, with the beach mere minutes away on foot, and most everything you need is within cycling or walking distance. We spent most of our days out and about, but we looked forward to coming back in the late afternoons to relax on the deck, have a drink, and make dinner. Our stay was very comfortable and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot to see LA

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean and comfortable. Perfect spot to explore Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney. After a day of sight seeing it was so nice to come home and relax by the water. Heads up to future renters: just confirm the number guests as the linens were not on all beds prior to our arrival. Also we thought adding a yoga mat and possibly a paddle board would take the place from great to awesome. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Baja Cantina
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Baja Cantina
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

The Venice canals are a unique and charming neighborhood tucked away right next to Venice Beach. It is a great place to walk and allows access to some great shopping and restaurants along one of LA's "Hippest Streets".....Abbott Kinney Blvd. where you will find local boutiques, galleries, bars, and some very amazing restaurants. No chain stores here! In addition, you are very close to Marina Del Rey and of course just about a block and a half from the sand. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

We prefer payment via E-check as there are no fees, but credit cards are accepted too. Also cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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