First building from sandView of building from boardwalk (building has the Corona mural)

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

1,600 sq ft 2 bed, 3 bath unit on the Venice boardwalk with a balcony with boardwalk and ocean views in front of the local surf spot. Your private bedroom has its own private bathroom and walk in closet. Free bikes and wifi.

Watch the surfers and sunset, Fireplace, outdoor firepit, silks. Space is just 4 u, not 4 your guests.

Free community bikes are provided.

The space

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.

Guest access

you will have access to entire unit

Interaction with guests

I am a Venice expert and will help you navigate in this community

Other things to note

I own the entire building and have transformed it into a world class community

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules

You may not bring back any guests other than those mentioned when booking

Penthouse is a smoke free environment. Smoking is allowed on the balcony and the outdoor patio.

I do not charge a maid fee. When you leave please change the sheets and clean up the room and bathroom to prepare it for the next guest



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

155 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
June 2017
Gary is an absolute legand. Super welcoming an accommodating, definitely a great place to stay.

Kaylene User Profile
June 2017
Gary had great communication, was happy to provide recommendations, and made me the best coffee I've had in America. Room was very clean and the location is right on the beach.

Carissa User Profile
June 2017
The location, the views, the neighbors, the host and the home are amazing. Stay here for the full Venice experience!

Suxin User Profile
May 2017
Gary is a warm-hearted host who is generous with his living space and knowledge about his neighbourhood. My stay was absolutely delightful - the bedspace was comfortable and abundant, while shower pressure was just perfect. Despite the Vortex being in the thick of all action, the living space is well-buffered from noise and the madness of Venice. I spent many beautiful evenings in lovely company on the balcony, watching the sun go down and listening to the calming swish of the ocean. Wishing I could have stayed just a little longer!

Ines User Profile
April 2017
Great stay, amazing sunset view, Gary was an incredible host !

Natasha User Profile
April 2017
I had such an awesome time at Gary's place! Very clean, welcoming, and comes with amazing views. Gary is so friendly and was so helpful with where to go and what to do in town. The beach is your front yard. Cant beat that! I cant wait to go back and stay at Gary's again, or any of his properties!

Megan User Profile
April 2017
Amazing time:)

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in November 2012
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.

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.

If you want an opportunity to get a flavor of Venice culture, my spot will not disappoint you

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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