1,600 sq ft 2 bed, 3 bath unit on the Venice boardwalk with balcony over looking the boardwalk and the ocean in front of the local surf spot. Watch the surfers and sunset, One of a kind experience. Fireplace, outdoor firepit, and aerial silks.
You will have a private room with a private bathroom with tub and shower located in the bedroom, and a walk in closet. A queen sized bed with down pillows and duvet, and 100% cotton bedding and towels, and beach towels and a yoga mat. Your private bedroom and bathroom is located in a large 1,600 sq ft 2 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouse on the boardwalk. The penthouse is equipped with everything. It has a balcony with ocean front and boardwalk views. The building is located in front of the local surf spot. From the balcony you can watch the surfers, dolphins, and maybe a whale during the migration months of January and May.
There is also an outdoor patio with a fire-pit. A fireplace. A contemporary kitchen. WiFi is available.
I usually make coffee @ 10am ish.
There is also silks hanging from the living room beams for aerial yoga. There is a guitar and bongo and lots of musical instruments. There is also a shared community beach cruiser.
Sitting on the living room couch and at the kitchen table you can watch the surfers and the sunset over the ocean. Ocean views from every room except the bedrooms.
This place is a central hub of Venice activity. Type "ocean front walk vortex" in your search engine to see the face page with lots of pictures.
There is a washer and dryer in the penthouse.
Since I do not charge a maid fee, I ask that at the end of your visit you change the sheets and clean up after yourself in the bathroom.
No guests in penthouse without prior authorization.
Penthouse is a smoke free environment. Smoking is allowed on the balcony and the outdoor patio.
Gary was a marvellous host. Really friendly and a lot of fun! His place is in the BEST location in Venice. Cannot recommend it enough.
Amazing location, apartment and host. Such a warm welcome to Venice and straight away introduced to the awesome Venice community. Gary is wonderful. Super friendly, super genuine and just a really lovely guy. I had the best time in Venice. The room was perfect! The bed is very comfortable, a nice private space with private bathroom for the room and a really nice quite part of the building at the back. The apartment is very clean and tidy and just overall awesome! You literally walk out onto the ocean front and Gary even gives access to the community bikes so you cycle around the neighbourhood and up to Santa Monica. I had the most magical weekend and all thanks to Gary :) I will certainly be back.....
Gary is a cool guy, easygoing, helpful, friendly and welcoming. He also had great recommendations on where to eat. We stayed 3 nights in an ensuite bedroom in the penthouse and would definetely stay there again next time in venice beach. Location is perfect if you want to be close to everything venice beach has to offer, and only a short bikeride away from santa monica. Had a great time and stay! :)
I liked Gary's room! It is well designed and very cozy! Room has its bath so you can be independent from anybody! Gary is very hospitable and gave a lot of information about Venice and other places. Location is perfect if you purpose is the ocean and a beach!
Gary was a fantastic host! The room and apartment were beautiful and had everything we needed. Gary was incredibly hospitable, making sure we knew everything we had access to (such as bikes, paddles for the paddleball courts and fresh towels/whatever food was in the kitchen) and was always willing to share his morning pot of coffee. Already trying to plan a return trip!
We had a great experience at Gary's place! We arrived late Saturday night and his very friendly chill neighbor, Maya, let us in. She even got in my car to help us find parking! Which is a little tricky if you're not using the garage, but where isn't parking tricky in LA! The room was really nice in the back of the house with a private bathroom, comfortable bed, and big window. It is a little loud from late night drunkards stumbling home down the street at the back of the house but it didn't bother us much. Gary was very hospitable, let us use the kitchen if we wanted and made coffee in the morning. He offered us great information on the area and things to check out. Bikes available as well! The balcony is awesome for people watching and beach view. You're definitely in the thick of all Venice action in this spot and Gary is super chill and makes you feel at home.
Loved staying at Gary's. He was very accomodating and the location is great. I'd stay here again!
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I was born and raised in Chicago, went to college in Colorado and have lived in Venice Beach since 1991. I started investing in real estate in 1993 and have been active in the market ever since.