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, Big 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 Crib, Playard, Toys and High Chair 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.
Please keep the gates locked all the time and please keep the noise down after 11 pm.
Nika and Austin are very friendly and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. The room was as described and we enjoyed staying in Venice as it was easy to get to the beach as well as the rest of LA by car. Nika and Austin gave us good tips on restaurants and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.
Nika and Austin provided a very comfortable environment, along with suggestions for dining in the area. The bed was very comfortable and both room, bath and house were clean and beautifully decorated.
The location is very convenient to the beach and walking to restaurants. Their directions were great and very clear, with prompt communication.
I stayed in this apartment whilst visiting Venice for 3 days by myself. The room was very spacious and Nika and Austin made me feel very welcome. We arranged what time I would be arriving and Nika was very kind on arrival. I was pretty much out the whole day so didn't spend a lot of time with Nika and Austin but the conversations I had with them were very pleasant.
You have access to a bathroom which is shared with the other guest room and it's a fabulous location within walking distance to both Santa Monica and Venice beach. I would definitely stay here again!
Nika was flexible with meeting us to let us in and made everything lovely. Just moments to the beach, and plenty of bikes to get around.
Really enjoyed our stay in Nika and Austin's home. we arrived very late at night and they were extremely accommodating. They also were very helpful recommending local breakfast. Excellent location and great hosts.
Had a great time staying in Nika and Austin's home. They were extremely accommodating with our travel arrangements, and also recommended local places to check out during our stay. We appreciated the use of their bikes as well, as an easy way to get around without a car. Excellent location, fantastic hosts - we would definitely stay again!
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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.