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Jane van Tamelen

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, some French

Architectural Gem & Optional Guest House; Stroll the Scenic Canals to the Beach!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Artistic 3 Bdrm 2 Ba Home & Optional Guest House in Great Venice Neighborhood

PLEASE NOTE: I offer 3% discount for non-credit card payments and save on other fees if you book directly... Or you can book it now with a credit card!

This spacious architectural home, designed by noted architect, John Porter, is the ultimate Venice hideaway. Located on a quiet one-way street, in a great Venice area. The famous Abbot Kinney is just steps away. Stroll the scenic canals to the beach!

The Main Home shares the middle yard and bikes with the detached Art Loft Guest House onsite. You can rent either one or both together.

If you need more space, and would like to rent the Guest House, please let me know. Also, during the off season, it's possible to rent only 2 of the 3 bedrooms and one bath for a reduced rate. Please inquire.

Located in the heart of Venice, on a quiet tree-lined street, the famous Abbot Kinney and Marina are just steps away. Designed by noted architect, John Porter, with vaulted wood ceilings and plenty of skylights, it’s bright and airy, and totally relaxing… In one of the best areas in Los Angeles, California, it's no wonder renowned architect, Frank Gehry, has chosen to build his own home right down the street! Stop by the French Market Cafe for coffee & croissants, then stroll 15-20 minutes through the scenic canals to the beach. (Or bike to the beach in about 7 minutes on one of our 2 new bikes for guests.)

The house has a fully equipped kitchen that opens to a private deck, perfect for a BBQ and al fresco dining. Set in tropical gardens with mature palms, and giant birds of paradise, the deck is a tranquil setting. Indoors, you can cuddle around the cozy fireplace. Sit under the orange tree in the tropical garden and, great for a picnic or sitting by the fire pit.

In the Main House, each of the three bedrooms sleeps two; 2 queen beds and 2 twins that can made up as a king or as two singles. There is also a trundle day bed upstairs, a queen aerobed or couch available to sleep up to a total of 11 guests.

Many say this is their favorite place; we have lots of repeat guests!


Amenities include: free wireless internet, off street parking, tropical gardens, firepit, BBQ, fireplace, plasma TV, cable, DVD, washer/dryer, a large deck, and an espresso machine! Linens and towels are provided. And we now have two bikes for guests!


It's located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to Abbot Kinney, the main street in Venice with fine dining and unique shopping. It's a 20 minute walk to the beach, through the scenic canals, or a 7 minute bike we now have two bikes for

guests! All bedrooms have flat TVs, wireless internet, and cable. All linens and towels, beach towels are included.

PLEASE NOTE: No parties allowed. This is a quiet neighborhood. Please respect the neighbors while in the home an on the street.

There is street parking for one car and more free parking 1/2 block away on nearby Abbot Kinney. There may be also a space for a small car in back, please inquire.


OFF SEASON (October 1 through April 30):

Guest House $1100week (daily rate $175)

2 Bedroom /1 bath in the Main Residence $1860 week (daily rate $285)

The full 3 Bedroom /2 bath Main Residence $2280 week (daily rate $335)

PEAK SEASON (May 1 through September 30, and Holidays):

Guest House $1300 week (daily rate $200)

2 Bedroom /1 bath in the Main Residence $2680 week (daily rate $415)

The full 3 Bedroom /2 bath Main Residence $2900 week (daily rate $440)

Refundable Security Deposits:


Non-refundable Cleaning Fees:

2 Bedrooms in Main Residence: $160

Main Residence: $185

Please add a one time fee of $50 per person for more than 6 in the Main House and for more than 4 in the Guest House. 14% local tax applies for stays under 31 days.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jane van Tamelen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, some French

About Jane van Tamelen

I'm an artist and I love architecture...I fell in love with Venice and I was lucky to find this great architectural home! I've decorated it with furnishings from all over the world...I invite you to stay here and enjoy it!

Jane van Tamelen purchased this house in 2007

Why Jane van Tamelen chose Los Angeles County

Venice is my favorite area in Los Angeles! There is so much going on here; art, architecture, interesting people, fine dining, the beach...

What makes this house unique

This is a unique home. After looking in the Venice area for many years, I finally found the perfect house in a great location! It's tucked away on a quiet one way tree-lined residential street, yet walkable to Abbot Kinney, the canals, and the beach.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Architectural Gem & Optional Guest House; Stroll the Scenic Canals to the Beach!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Very cozy! My family and I were very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed the main house and the art loft. Both were very clean and welcoming. The houses were well equipped with almost everything we needed. We found a couple of nearby grocery stores to accommodate the remaining necessities. I will definitely choose this property on my next visit to southern California.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests! I'm happy to have had you stay!
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Enjoyable visit in great location

  • 5 of 5

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay in the guest house last week. The bed was quite comfortable, and my son was fine sleeping on the modular sofa. The guest house is a pleasant, attractive, sun-filled place to hang out and relax, and spacious enough that my son and I were comfortable without feeling crowded (although the bathroom is quite small). The well-stocked kitchen allowed us to do some light cooking, which we appreciated. We enjoyed the enormous selection of books and magazines. The location is great: a quiet, shady street and an easy walk to Venice Beach and shops. Jane responded quickly to questions and was quite accommodating. This was our third visit here; on two previous occasions we rented the main house for family gatherings (including Thanksgiving 2015) and the main house was perfect for us. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location in a quiet neighborhood that is convenient to the beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, the canals, etc. Very comfortable and convenient house. Great set up for a family to spend some time. Full kitchen, both indoor and outdoor eating spaces, 3 big bedrooms. Some of the amenities could use updating (e.g., the Zagat's is from 1997, the house welcome manual is outdated in terms of restaurants that are no longer in business and TV operation, lots of VHS tapes but no VCR), but those are easy fixes and very minor issues. All in all, this is a great property from which to explore LA.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about the restaurants that are no longer in business and the TV operation. These things change often...I appreciate the feedback. I'll update the Welcome Guide and the Zagat right away! Thanks to feedback from guests like you, I know what to improve to make things better.
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Sonoma, Ca.

Great Host!

  • 4 of 5

I can't say enough about the home's owner, Jane . (And her housekeeper Lorena too). Jane was always prompt with her responses to my many inquires and provided very complete and helpful information. She went above and beyond to make our stay successful and leave only positive memories . We really enjoyed our week in this home. As described. it was clean, well appointed and centrally located . Venice restaurants by the way are excellent. We loved Superba, Hals and GJelina.

I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come again. Jane
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Everything You Can Think Of

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the property well located and is light filled and comfortable, but Jane has thought of everything you could possible need from bikes to books, fans to heaters. Our friend, an LA chef, made us dinner one night and was astounded at how well equipped the kitchen was. And, I would guess the lovely weathered dining table has hosted many wonderful get- togethers making for lasting memories.

Everything was exactly as stated in the description and shown in the photos.

We would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host you! Please come again. Jane
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Rochester, NY

Wonderful stay for family wedding

  • 5 of 5

This listing gave a good picture of the property. All was in very good condition when we arrived. The owner was responsive and helpful at all times. The kitchen was very well-equipped. Open living/dining/kitchen was lovely for gathering family members throughout our stay. Our rehearsal dinner was at Willie Jane, where the food was excellent. Also enjoyed dinner at Feed and brunch at the French Market?(I forget the name!) just down the street, which has great food and nice patio seating. I appreciated the quiet neighborhood, back and front porches. There were 6 of us staying in the house, and all were very happy with the accommodations.There was enough space for quiet naps when that was necessary! Recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Car: recommended


You'll find the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk on the beach! On Abbot Kinney Blvd. there are plenty specialty shops, excellent restaurants and trendy art galleries. Just north in Santa Monica, Main Street is fun; there's the Farmer's Market, the Santa Monica Pier and Amusement Park, and the hip Third Street Promenade with shops, restaurants and movies. Just south in Marina del Rey you can take a cruise, enjoy water-side dining, and take the Flyer over to Santa Catalina Island.

It's close to everything: the canals, shopping, the Venice Boardwalk and the white sandy beach, where you'll find volleyball, biking, basketball and just about every outdoor activity, including the famous Muscle Beach. Or, head to the water for swimming, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, shelling and deep-sea fishing.

Only 5.5 miles from LAX airport.


Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hollywood, Getty Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), La Brea Tar Pits, Peterson Automotive Museum, Museum of Tolerance, Museum Of Jurassic Technology, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, Griffith Observatory, Newport Beach and Fashion Island, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, Will Rogers State Park, Santa Monica Mountain Park, Greek Theater, and the Hollywood Bowl.


Rates & Availability

Venice Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.0%

The security deposit will be withheld if there is cancellation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Los Angeles County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • This home has three bedrooms and sleeps 8 on beds; each bedroom sleeps two and there is a trundle bed in the living area that sleeps two more. There is also a queen aerobed, a twin aerobed, a queen folding foam mattress, and a comfy couch. For more space you can also rent the guest house, which sleeps up to six.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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