About This Listing
Welcome to the Local's Venice! The Venice Blvd Home 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)!!
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 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 for 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 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.
You have access to the entire one-bedroom private home as well as the private front patio with locking gate which has dining and lounging areas, a bbq for grilling, 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
Happy to meet you at checkin :)
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!
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 :)
No 3rd party reservations will be accepted without discussion and approval over the Airbnb message thread BEFORE reserving.
Pets are welcome with pre-approval and additional $50 cleaning fee, can not be left in the home unattended, and must be picked up after and leashed at all times on the property.
Please keep the gate locked at all times.
Outdoor smoking only.
NO additional guests above the amount on the reservation are permitted.
NO additional visitors are allowed without approval granted via the Airbnb message thread at any time either in the home or on the property.
Please be consciousness of neighbors, quiet time is 10pm to 8am, no raised voices on the patio, please!
-Any additional cleaning required (carpet steaming due to stains, pet-hair removal on furniture, repairs due to negligence), property missing or damaged, or a late check-out will result in a deduction of the deposit.
The beach house was exactly as pictured. It was tastefully decorated inside. The bed was excellent - huge and comfortable. The bedroom is silent. You would think you have no neighbours! In the front room(s) you can hear traffic, but it is just normal road noise. The front patio is gem, providing a great area for solitude. It was very easy to get around Venice and Malibu from this cool beach house.
Cute little beach home! Very cozy, easy walk to the beach. Not too many grocery stores around, but that seems pretty common for the area. Secure location with a locked gate. Very clean and had a great time! Comfortable bed. Very affordable as well :) Vanessa was responsive and a great person to meet. Very happy we stayed here!
The property was as Vanessa described....great "jumping off" spot to Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Vanessa was prompt in responding to all of our questions and suggested several restaurant options for us on AK which were wonderful. We'd book this again if we found ourselves in Venice, CA!
Vanessa's cute little bungalow had everything we needed, and accommodated our two sweet doggies. Vanessa was prompt and flexible regarding our check in/check out. We'll definitely stay here again when we come to LA!
The listing is exactly as described. The check-in/check-out process was simple. The location was amazing. The house is decorated in such a fun and funky way...you immediately feel "home" walking in the door.
Thanks for a great weekend Vanessa!
Really great place, close to the beach, really comfy and nice!
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About the Host, Vanessa
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 :)