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 :)
1. To preserve the peace and quiet that makes my home such relaxing and special place, as well as Venice Beach in general, I must inform you that the city of Venice has an Ordinance that states it is unlawful to make loud, unnecessary or unusual noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood. Anyone found to be violating noise ordinances via complaints from city officials, the neighbors, or other guests, will be subject to a minimum $250 fine and/or eviction without a refund.
2. NO additional guests/visitors permitted in the home or on the property at any time!!!!!!!!!!! Please submit a reservation/reservation request for the exact amount of guests.
3. Please do not submit any third-party reservations, they will not be honored.
4. Any damages or loss must be reported prior to checkout.
5. The home is 100% non-smoking and the gate is to be locked at all times.
6. Pets are welcome with PRE-APPROVAL via the Airbnb message thread 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.
7. Quiet Time starts at 10pm, please be considerate of neighbors when you are coming and going from the home
9. Upon check-out, please leave all dishes/utensils/glassware washed, used towels in a pile, and garbage out to the receptacles.
10. 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 deposit.
11. Checkout is 11am
12. Keys most be returned to avoid a charge for changing the locks.
Vanessa was a great host. Very responsive to texts and emails, etc. She met my friends and I at the door of the place when we arrived and told us everything we needed to know. The place itself was just what we needed- a little bungalow near the beach with enough space for 4 people to sleep. Though 2 blocks from the beach means 2 long blocks, it is still very much within walking distance. Abbot Kinney is also very close, and provides a lot of food and shopping options. My only issue with the place itself is that some of the windows wouldn't stay open, which could provide some discomfort on a hot day. Overall, we had a great time here and I recommend it.
Very cozy place to stay. Clean and neat. We had a good time here.
Vanessa was extremely accommodating and professional. This was my first Airbnb experience and it could not have been any better. The house was even better than the pictures and it was such as awesome location. The beach was a few minutes away and it is situated right next to Abbot Kinney Blvd and literally EVERYTHING you could possibly want to be close to. Plenty of parking available which is something very rare in Venice. Highly recommended and I will definitely stay here anytime I need a place in the area.
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.
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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 :)