Venice Blvd House! 2 blocks toBeach

House - Entire home/apt · Washington Way, Los Angeles, CA 90291, United States

Welcome to the Local's Venice! The Venice Blvd House is in the PERFECT Location- walk to all things Venice!! 2 blocks to the beach, one block to the Canals, and 1 block from Abbot Kinney Street (voted as THE COOLEST BLOCK IN AMERICA in gq magazine)!!

Your host, Vanessa
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Welcome to the Local's Venice! The Venice Blvd House is in the PERFECT Location- walk to all things Venice!! 2 blocks to the beach, one block to the Canals, and 1 block from Abbot Kinney Street (voted as THE COOLEST BLOCK IN AMERICA in gq magazine)!!

The Space

This home is central to both Venice Beach and the hottest shops/bars/restaurants on the westside, no car needed, just bike & walk & RUN into the waves, coffee shops & hipster boutiques that surround!

The bedroom with vaulted wood ceilings has a California-king size bed, and a huge closet and dresser. Beautiful white roses grow just outside the bedroom windows and fluffy pillows and beding adorn the giant bed.
The bathroom has a bathtub with shower head, toilet, sink, window, and lots of shelving, plus big fluffy bath and beach towels. It is quaint and very clean :)

One block east from the Venice Blvd House is Abbot Kinney Blvd. In 2012, GQ Magazine (Gentleman's Quarterly est 1931, NYC, 1 million readers) voted Abbott Kinney Blvd 'The COOLEST street in America'. They are right. AK (that's what the local's call it) is amazingly fun, cool, trendy, new, and visually amazing. The coffee shops serve the finest coffee beans roasted and ground to perfection, all in eco-friendly cups. The clothing shops carry the latest styles, so fashion-forward it's not yet widely recognized, in hemp and bamboo and other alternative materials. The food is unbelievable, organic and locally grown prepared with exotic seasonings in combinations never seen. Tuesday night is'Food Truck Night', on the block, and on the first friday of every month they celebrate 'First Friday's on AK', a huge street party. All walking distance (or bike if you like) from this rad vacation rental, the Venice Blvd House. No chains or franchises are permitted on AK, this is just the locally-owned small shops of the business of the area.

Guest Access

This one-bedroom home was built in the 1960's. The private front patio with locking gate has dining and lounging sections, a bbq for grilling, a fire pit for relaxing, and tranquil landscaping by famed local legend Al Schwartz. Put your feet up and take in the beautiful ocean breezes while 'al fresco' dining and reflecting on all the fun the days are filled with!

Interaction with Guests

The interior of this one-bedroom is quite spacious for it's time. There are two entrances to the home, the side door by the living room and a front door off the patio that leads to the kitchen/dining area. The ceilings are beautiful old wooden vaulted ceilings and really add to the charm of the home.
In the living room there are plenty of seating areas and a faux fireplace. There is also a large sleeper-sofa of extra guests if needed. The dining area is beside the living room and adjacent to the full kitchen equipped with glassware, pots, pans, dish ware, utensils and more.

The Neighborhood

The home is decorated in hipster-mod, the official style of Abbot Kinney. From fun & funky statues and wall-art to the antiques from grandpa, this home's design is truly nouvelle SoCal.
A two-block stroll west will bring you to the ocean. Amazing surfing spots, volleyball courts, sun & sand! Lots of ocean-front shops are everywhere offering local crafts and crazy tee-shirts, bike rentals and marijuana (legal here with a doctor's note) paraphernalia, fried foods and cold beer. Enjoy the wild street-performers of Venice Beach, and check out our new skate park where the skateboarders show off all their tricks. The Venice Pier offers a great view of Malibu and you can often see dolphins, seals and other sea-life frolicking around and surfers catching waves. The Santa Monica Pier is packed with shop & restaurants, lots of souvenir shops, and even an amusement park with rides like a roller coaster and ferris wheel. There is tons to do and see at the beach, and whether you want to relax or be really active, there is something for everyone!
Between The Venice Blvd House and the beach, about 1 block away, are the Venice Canals Historical District. Lots of beautiful homes, birds, bridges and boats are all around you as you stroll through this famous area. If you have ever seen a canal in a movie that was outside of Italy, (The Doors... I love you, Man... Lords of Dogtown), chances are it was filmed here!

Getting around

I highly recommend not renting a car. You can get everywhere by bike or foot. If you really want to go inland (Hollywood, Disney, Getty), rent a car for just the day. This beach area is the most famous in the USA, once you are here, you will not want to leave!

Other Things to Note

Please do write anytime with a question or for more information, I'm always happy to help!!
Hope to hear from you soon :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Amazing house with stunning backyard and plenty of space, we loved it! Parking on the street was not a problem at all even during 4th of July week-end. Super smooth check-in and out and great location. I can only recommand this house

    July 2014
  • This cool little duplex was great and exactly as posted. Very true venice beach vibe and in a perfect location. I parked my car (parking easy) and didn't move it once. walked to beach, abbot kinney and back every day. Vanessa is so responsive and pleasant! Would recommend!

    July 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    Thanks Amy, so glad to hear you had a blast!!

    July 2014
  • Live like a Dogtown resident. This property is so close to Abbott Kinney, you will enjoy dinner at a wonderful restaurant like Tasting Kitchen and have a lovely coffee at Intelligentsia. However you will also experience the other less enjoyable parts of living in a city, like loud neighbors at 2am, street noise, barking dogs and parking a quarter mile from your place. (The world is filled with trade offs) The little bungalow is really decorated nicely, the bed was comfy, and the shower had great water pressure. You are super close to the beach too, but I prefer to spend my time in the galleries and restaurants of Abbott Kinney. It is right next to the Farmer's Market on Fridays! There is no air conditioning so it got a little warm during the day. The biggest downfall was not being able to get onto the internet, and not getting a response from my call or text to Vanessa. Thankfully there was wifi found elsewhere.

    June 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    Thanks for the feedback, very sorry I was sleeping when you messaged at night but we did have Time Warner come out the very next morning and fix the issue, SUPER GLAD you got to enjoy the farmers market, that one is amazing and right next door!!

    June 2014
  • This place was very cute! the living room was really nice decorated cute and sheek. The only thing that was not comfortable for me was the couch- you are paying for location at this spot. I do not think that the price was worth the apartment unfortunately! Vanessa was super responsive through text and was always easy to get a hold of!

    June 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    Thanks Monica, glad you enjoyed!!

    June 2014
  • Wish we could have stayed longer! Really nice place and the location was perfect! Everything I wanted for my stay in Venice. And the neighbors out back were legends! Thanks again!

    June 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    So great to hear!

    June 2014
  • Very nice I recommend it !! Vanessa is very attentive we came with a baby we had everyting we needed !

    May 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    SO very glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again!!

    May 2014
  • This small cottage is a pleasant place to stay in west LA. It's a block from Abbott Kinney, which is a nice shopping and eating street at the heart of Venice. On-street parking was not a problem. The cottage itself falls into the shabby chic school. It's comfortable and charming, but the fixtures are original and worn. The cottage is close to others and Venice Boulevard, so there's some city noise. This is not a quiet oasis; instead it gives you the feeling of the city, which can be equally pleasant. Vanessa was responsive and easy to work with.

    May 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    Glad you enjoyed all the home has to offer!!

    May 2014
  • We stayed in Vanessa's Venice Bungalow for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon trip in late April. The place was lovely, the perfect beach apartment, with some very cute decor and a wonderful patio area that has the sun all day long. The proximity to the beach was great too and although located in Venice, it was perfectly walkable to Santa Monica and Marina del Rey as well. The place was clean and tidy and had everything that we needed. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are coming to Venice beach!

    May 2014
  • Thank you to Vanessa for providing the perfect stay in Venice beach. The apartment had all the facilities that we needed & the place was larger then it looked in the pictures. The location was a couple of minutes walk to Abbot Kinney which is the best street for breakfast spots and quirky eclectic shops and about a 15 minute walk to the Venice strip. If hiring a car there was always a free parking spot in the street and I do recommended this as Santa Monica was only a 20 minute drive.
    I would recommend this perfect apartment to anyone.
    Thanks again Vanessa.

    April 2014
  • Our stay in Venice was great. Vanessa was super nice, attentive and made check-in + check-out seamless. The apartment itself was cute, and conveniently located a short walk from Abbot Kinney and Venice's shopping, dining and the beach. We would definitely recommend staying here if you're headed to Venice or LA. Thanks!

    April 2014
    Response from Vanessa:

    Thanks Ashton!!!

    April 2014
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Hi! I have lived in Venice and Marina del Rey for more than a decade. It's a wonderful area and it makes me happy to share this community with guests from all over the globe :)
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