About this listing
One block to the Venice beach, couple blocks to famous Abbot Kinney and Santa Monica. This old-fashioned two-story beach house is suitable for singles, couples or a family. Secured with locking gates it features large living room,beautiful bedrooms with comfortable queen size beds, spacious backyard, and bikes.
When you enter this shabby-chic beach cottage, situated on a charming walk street, you will know that your holiday has begun for real. You will love the relaxed and casual atmosphere of the house and serenity of our private brick courtyard. Located a block from the sand - yes, you can see the ocean from the house! - you can hop on a guest bike and explore the colorful world of the eccentric Venice boardwalk, or grab your towel, walk to the sand and swim, surf, para-sail and more. And when you've had your fill of sun and sea, head to Main Street or Abbot Kinney, where you will discover fine dining establishments and casual eateries to satisfy your every craving. Or whip up a meal in our big country kitchen, and lounge in front of the widescreen TV with Netflix.
Gas stove with oven, Microwave, Fridge, Toaster,Blender,Juicer,Coffee Maker,French Press,Sparklets Water Filter,
Pots, Pans, Dishware,as well as many different Spices and Olive oil for your cooking needs.
-Spacious Living Room with Dining Table, Two Comfortable Sofas, Big flat screen TV with Netflix, DVD Player.
-Two Shared Bathrooms with fresh Towels, Shower gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Dryers.
-Laundry Room equipped with Washer and Dryer, Iron and Ironing board.
-Nice Backyard with outdoor Furniture to relax or have a meal, BBQ grill, and Fire pit.
Porch with a Chair and a Loveseat.
-Guest Bikes with Bike Locks, Maps of bike paths ( Venice and Santa Monica are very bike friendly neighborhoods and have lots of bike paths), Beach Chair, Beach Blanket, Yoga Mat and Dumbbells.
-Kid's Playard available upon request.
Interaction with Guests
We are usually around in the evenings watching movies and always happy to talk or give an advice to our guests on where to go for a delicious meal or what to see and do in Venice and neighborhood. We also respect guests' privacy.
We are a short walk to Santa Monica Main street filled with restaurants, cafes, little shops, and Sunday Farmers' Market.
A short bike ride to the famous Santa Monica's Pier, and the luxurious Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade- center of all kind of shops, movie theaters, including independent one, street singers and performers.
LAX is 15 minutes by car, LA Downtown, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Malibu within 30 minutes by car.
Parking is street parking, but it is not a problem to find a spot.
If you decide to use public transportation, the local bus stop is conveniently located just across the street. The Big Blue Bus will take you to Santa Monica and 3rd street Promenade, the Metro Bus to Downtown LA.
Other Things to Note
We live in this lovely house with our sweet dog Carthage, who is always excited to meet new people and our one year old cat Winston. He is an outdoors cat, mostly sleeps in the living room and doesn't go to guest bedrooms. We had a number of guests who are allergic to cats and they did fine.
Please keep the gates LOCKED ALL THE TIME and please keep the noise down after 11 pm.
Nika and Austin were very welcoming and could tell that we were exhausted from our travel. It's a great location because it's not far from LAX and it's practically on the beach. It is on a busy road, but the window fan blocked out most of the sound. The bed is really comfortable! The listing doesn't include the fact that they have a cat. I coughed a lot during the night and realized why in the morning when I saw the cat.
Thanks again for staying with us, Julie. We glad you felt comfortable and welcomed at our place. Our cat doesn't go to guest bedrooms upstairs and we don't encourage it even if the guests want him there to keep the bedrooms free from allergens for cat allergic people. We also take great responsibility in cleaning the common living room area downstairs from pets hair. Our profile says that we have a dog and a cat, but now that i learned that not everyone might look into it i mentioned it in a room listing specifically. Thanks for pointing that out.
I stayed there with my 9 years old daughter four nights.
It was a precious memories for us in staying this cozy home.
We thank so much for their hospitality to us.
Their cute cat and dog are so friendly and my daughter, non English speaker, enjoyed and got relaxed a lot.
Booked this stay for my mom, and she loved it! According to her, it was the perfect location, Nika and Austin were great, and would absolutely stay there again in the future!
Nika and Austin were great hosts! Very helpful and friendly! The house was clean and I felt very comfortable the whole time I was there. It was only one block away from the beach and easy access to good restaurants. Highly recommend if you are ever in Venice.
Nika's and Austin's house was exactly the way it was described. Located right next to the beach. It was very clean and we felt really welcome. We were also given some good tips on nice places to go for dinner and breakfast at lower prices. If ever we come back to LA we will definitely be back
Austin&Nika were the best host ever! their house is cosy, 1 block away from the beach and with a nice private patio were you can regroup before planning your exploration of Venice. A great deal and a great encounter!
Thank you Nika and Austin!!
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About the Host, Nika And Austin
We are an easy going and laid back Venice style couple, who enjoy meeting new people and welcome them to our Venice beach home. We live with our very sweet and friendly Belgian Shepherd named Carthage and a kitty Winston. We like traveling and speak foreign languages:Russian, Polish, Spanish.