About this listing
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.
listing was accurate, place was great for location, architecture, garden, quite ..walking distance from everywhere.
Host very efficient, very kind on top of everything.
Perfect for Raw food fans!
Lovely private terrace
We had a wonderful time staying at Matthew's place. The location is great! Close to shopping, food, beach, and night life! Everything is well organized and planned out ahead of time. We were able to check in on our own and instructions were very clear! Even though is a shared house, we had a lot of privacy (private entry and bathroom).
Matthew was welcoming and even helped carry my suitcase up the stairs. Venice is a great place to stay - much better than Hollywood where I had been staying for work. Those from the UK can imagine a mix of Brighton and Camden in terms of the 'feel'.
The room is clean and comfortable at the 'top' of the house. It's not luxurious by any means but it is very functional. The AC unit needs plugging into the the window but I did not use it, in mid July there was a nice breeze even at the hottest part of the day. It was cool to sit out on the balcony and have my morning coffee. Bikes are basic but work (consider bringing your own lights). Biking along Venice beach to Santa Monica is a lot of fun. You are 1 minute away from Abbot Kinney but TBH I found it a bit too trendy - someone was selling perfume for $500 per 100ml!!!
Overall I had no issues staying here. If you are looking for a quiet clean place that is close to the beach and Abbot Kinney then this should do nicely.
Can't beat this location - just one block from the heart of Abbot Kinney and just a few blocks walk to the beach. Room is clean and with a private bathroom. I definitely recommend staying here.
Matthew was an absolute gentleman and a very professional host. You can't beat the location! Thanks for a great stay.
Matthew was an awesome host! From arrival to departure, the airbnb experience was beyond easy. Matthew made sure I felt comfortable and was so hospitable I felt like I was staying with a friend. The location near the beach and Abbot Kinney and the beach is perfect. Although this is a shared residence the room allowed for complete privacy. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to other travelers!
A fantastic place to explore Venice and probably the most beautiful one, too. After a long flight we had a peaceful 2 night stay, everything is as advertised, the pictures correspond to reality. Matthew was a great host and very helpful, thank you again! Sehr empfehlenswert.
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About the Host, Matthew
I am 47 years old and have lived in Venice Bch for 11 years. I have been an Airbnb host for 6 years, at 3 different properties, all on the ocean in Venice Beach. I run an eco-friendly, green household, by way of all natural linens and detergents, and I am around to help guests out. I love to play tennis and I am studying and practicing improv at various schools in LA.