About this listing
This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath on Abbot Kinney Blvd puts you in a prime location to explore Venice and LA.
The exposed beam ceilings give the living room the feel of an old-school Venice bungalow
Located ON Abbot Kinney Blvd (not “adjacent to” or “steps from”), our house is a spacious, comfy perch from which to explore Venice. Drenched in natural light and open to the cool breeze off the Pacific, you'll find our house to be the perfect spot for jumping off on your adventures and a cozy retreat at the end of the day. The private front patio is perfect for grilling out, having a cocktail, or even sparking a little fire in the fire pit. Three big bedrooms make our house roomier than most, with a queen in the master and 2nd bedroom, and twin beds in the 3rd. Two bathrooms, one with a tub, a refinished kitchen and a spacious living room with exposed beam ceilings make this groovy, bright beach pad a total charmer for friends hitting the town or families wanting to kick up their heels.
Some wag just dubbed Abbot Kinney “The Coolest Street in America” (barf). I would say the street Danny Zuko grew up on is the coolest in America, but that’s just me (Rydell High from “Grease” is none other than Venice High School. Still looks the same! Check it out on Venice Blvd at Walgrove Ave). Our house is a five-minute walk from the explosion of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, pilates studios, vintage birdfeeders, fixed-gear, difficult-to-stop bicycles ridden by people in oxford shirts and skinny pants… A few of our Venice faves: Hal’s Bar & Grill. Been there forever. Get the spicy penne pasta. Abbot Kinney Pizza is good for a slice on the sesame seed crust. Best non-trendy sandwich in Venice: tuna with jalapeno from Winward Farms on the circle. They also make the freakin hugest quesadilla you’ve ever seen. Zinque at Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd is a great spot for a drink. The French Market has the best breakfast in Venice: le cheval. The owner is 100% French; she doesn’t so much help you as she endures you. And you wouldn’t be in Venice if you didn’t have a hefeweizen at a picnic table and watch the clouds roll by at On the Waterfront Café at the north end of the boardwalk.
Venice is a special place, despite the recent hype about how hip it is. It’s complicated and simple at the same time, and it’s so small, the best way to see it is definitely on a bicycle. There’s the beach, Abbot Kinney, Main St, and you’re a quick car or bus ride to Santa Monica, Culver City, the Getty Center, LAX and more. Our cozy house couldn’t be more perfectly located for you to explore Venice and LA. Consider yourself invited!
We ask that you keep the noise at a reasonable level after 10 PM. We have neighbors, as you probably do. If you have no neighbors, or ones that don't care about noise, please contact me about a house swap.
Our house is smoke-free. Please do not smoke anywhere inside the house. You can smoke on the front patio if you wish. Please remember there are tenants in the downstairs unit. If their windows are open, please refrain from smoking on the patio, or step out onto the sidewalk away from the house.
The apartment is well located and beautifully finished with all necessities available. The beds were really comfortable and the shower powerful. On street parking was plentiful and Venice beach only a 10-15 minute walk away.
We had a great time in Kirk's flat : the location is great, walking-distance to the beach and to Abbot Kinney's bars and restaurants. The flat itself is spacious, cozy, you feel at home ! We would definitely stay there again.
Lovely home, wonderful stay in LA. Kirks restaurant tips were great! Quick response to all my questions. I would definitely go back!
We had a great time in Kirks apartment! The pictures shown are very accurate and the apartment was very clean. The kitchen is well equipped and we would definitely recommend to have your dinner outside, the backyard is amazing. We walked to the beach in 15 minutes. It was easy to park our cars in the streets nearby.
We´re going to recommend this apartment to all our swedish friends!
We had a great time.
Kirk was quick to respond to emails, the flat was as advertised, comfortable and roomy, and we really liked it. Particularly liked the books everywhere.
It is about 20 mins walk to the beach, the Venice canals are lovely and it is a few minutes walk to the part of Abbot Kinney Blvd which has loads of interesting quirky shops and good restaurants (try Lemonade and Salt Air). There are buses from a few minutes walk away to Santa Monica and Downtown. Downsides? The area isn't cheap, of course, but prices are no worse than any major city in Europe, especially one with access to sandy beaches. The road is busyish, but the bedrooms are towards the back of the building. Overall we are really glad to have stayed here, and would recommend it.
Neighborhood wasn't as close to the beach as we thought but still a good spot with plenty of room for a small group. Great kitchen and living area. A little stuffy during the day with no A/C but you shouldn't be spending much time inside during the day anyway.
Very spacious and comfortable space. Located just a 10 minute walk from all the shops and restaurants of Abbott Kinney. Easy street parking. Loved the big kitchen and comfortable beds. Noise at night was a bit of an issue, as it was s holiday weekend and there was a lot of partying going on next door. Overall a great base from which to explore Venice and Santa Monica!
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About the Host, Kirk
We're fortunate to have our beautiful home to share with the Airbnb community. Kristy does all the designing, Kirk clears out the dispos-all. As it should be.