Enjoy private top fl. bdrm, bathrm & balcony in 3-plex (added on to back of 1920's Historic Canal Cabin). Ideal- just off Abbot Kinney & 5 min walk to heart of brdwlk/bch. Free use of Bikes. Private entry/exit to room. Eco-green house.
House is located on Historic, Original Canal network on one of the coolest streets in Venice. Private Room, Private en suite Bathroom, Private Balcony, Private Entrance, Private Floor. All Natural Household, water filters for drinking and showering, free use of bikes...Truly Ideal Location.
This 3 story house is 50 meters from the progressive Abbot Kinney Bl, and it is 600 meters, straight down Winward to the heart of the Venice Board Walk. Your room is a minute bike ride to the beach, but far enough away for peace of mind. You are in walking distance to Main Street, lower Santa Monica, Venice Canals, Venice Pier, buses, taxi's, shops, restaurants. For your morning coffee or tea, Intelligentsia is a stones throw away. This flat is on the West side of Abbot Kinney, just off Winward. Goldilocks would find this local, just right.
The beauty about this space is that it is so close to all that Venice, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Rey has to offer... yet it is tranquil, hip, and beautiful. I used to live in an apt just off the boardwalk and its flat out crazy there and I can write from experience that 'this is the way to do Venice'.
It is an all natural house hold. All cotton linens, towels, no chemical cleaners or fragrances. Water filters are provided for drinking and showers. Enjoy the wireless internet, queen bed, and small desk / work station in your room; and you have access to a printer if you need it. You also have a small outdoor patio just outside your room.
As for you host, Matt makes a raw superfood line of mylks, puddings, and skin cream. Visit his site, thefeelgoodlounge. He also performs stand up, takes improv and writing classes.....Matt also loves to play tennis.
p.s.- there are 5 bikes available to guests. Parking: it is street parking, plus sharing of a private space if needed. Street parking is plentiful, just out front or in back of the flat. The only caveats are street sweeping for 2 hours on Mon / Tues, and it gets tight on Sat and Sun from 12 to 6. With a little local knowledge, parking is easy. Every evening is wide open.
Bikes, Lounge Room, Backyard and Limited Kitchen use. DIY breakfast, including complimentary: fresh fruit, oatmeal, teas, coffee, on demand boiling and drinking water are provided. Refrigerator and toaster also accessible.
Interaction with Guests
After check in, guests might run into me in the kitchen or if Im working in the backyard.
Beautiful, artistic homes and tree lined streets make the immediate area a treasure. A 5 minute walk puts you on the Venice boardwalk or canals. Abbot Kinney is a stones throw away, so you've got some of LA's best cafe's, restaurants, and boutiques just around the corner.
There is so much to explore on foot and bicycle (complimentary), and there are numerous bus stops, including Star Line bus tours, with in a 5 minute walk from the house, that will take you anywhere in LA.
Other Things to Note
You may request samples of my sprouted almond mylks and superfood puddings and they are available for sale.
Welcome to a slice of historic Venice. The blue bungalows were built in the early 1900's on the original canal network. Please walk gingerly up the spiral stairs and be mindful of other guests and neighbors. Complimentary food and drink is located in the main lounge room, where you can also enter and exit the house and use bikes. I work hard to keep the house free of chemical detergents and fragrances and appreciate if you do too. If you leave house early or late, please use back door entry/exit. The spiral stairs are available from 9am to 9pm.
We had a lovely stay at Matthews' place. The room and the house were clean and comfortable and with everything we needed. Matthew was a great host and gave us some very helpful recommendations. The location is perfect, just 10 min walk to the beach and a short walk to Abbot Kinney Blvd. Breakfast was good and we used either the small lounge area in the garden or our nice balcony. Absolutely great was also that we could use the bicycles as it was easy to cruise around Venice, Marina del Rey and Santa Monica. We would definitely come back if we stay next time in L.A. Thanks Matthew!
The place was great. Very quiet and comfortable. Wonderful light. And, the free use of bicycles is a real plus.
Matthew is always a wonderful host. It's a pleasure to stay n his place off Abbot Kinney. I love that he leaves wine and teas and other delectables out for the guests. Bicycles abound on the rear patio...
Every spic and span and pleasant. I welcome the next time. August perhaps?
I loved my stay with Matthew in Venice, just below Abbot Kinney. Location was perfect and the apartment super comfortable, with the windows open and the sun shining in. Matt was a great host, helpful, there when I needed something, and with plenty of help and instructions to get around. Great place to stay overall, I highly recommend it, and I look forward being back myself.
I had a great 3-night stay at Matthew's Venice Beach house. The room was exactly as described-- clean, cozy, and in an amazing location. The bikes he had for guests were ready to use and pretty helpful to get around Venice and Santa Monica. Matthew was there to address any questions I had and made some great recommendations for stuff to do around town. I would highly recommend this place!
Staying here was an absolute privilege. The house, the location and Matt made it easily the best place I've stayed. Felt at home here and like a local in Venice which was priceless.
From the moment I arrived, (early), Matthew could not have been more accommodating and welcoming. He stored my bag and set me off on a bicycle to explore the beach and boardwalk, (as colorful and exciting as I had hoped). My room was cozy, clean and private, including a private balcony at the top of the palms. Being in historic Venice completed the experience, a short walk to tour the canals and one block from great shopping and restaurants. Matthew was extremely helpful in orienting me to the neighborhood and sights, truly helpful in every way. A most kind host. I had a wonderful time and I would most definitely stay with him again.
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I am 46 years old and have lived in Venice Bch for 11 years. I moved from the hyper-active boardwalk area, to what locals consider to be a most blissful spot in Venice Bch. Some call it the best street in Venice. The house is part of the original canal network and was once an original tourist bungalow. I make and distribute a line of raw / superfood puddings and sprouted almond mylks - from the house. You can learn (email hidden). I am also studying and performing stand up comedy, improv,and taking writing -story telling classes.....oh, and I love to play tennis.