About this listing
Newly-remodeled cottage keeps you in the heart of it all, while affording you total privacy and quiet. We designed the cottage to be a warm and bright retreat from the hustle of everyday life. It really feels remote and peaceful.
"Thea & George were awesome hosts and their place is absolutely amazing. It's a perfectly appointed private cottage tucked away on a quiet street on the back of their property. We wanted a place close to the beach but far enough away so as to not be in the middle of the action all the time - this place was the perfect medium."
"Thea and George's cottage, set off a quiet road, is bright, clean, and cheerful. It's newly renovated, with great attention to detail, making for a relaxing stay. The location is a short walk to the main drag of Abbot Kinney, where you'll find lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and the buzz of Venice. There are bikes available, too, and Thea's family have a super sweet dog. Overall, it's a beautiful flat and is recommended for anyone who wants a relaxing time in a great neighborhood with friendly, attentive hosts."
This is a super-sweet cottage in the back of our property, perfect for a professional looking for a quiet place to come home to after a hard day's work, for a couple wanting some peace and quiet, or for a family with one or two small children. We've just renovated it, and furnished it with lots of love and care. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!
We're one mile from Venice Beach, half a mile to the Venice Canals, and six blocks from the famous Abbot Kinney shopping street, with LA's trendiest boutiques and restaurants.
The cottage is roomy and very bright, with five skylights and wood floors. It has a full kitchen, with fridge, toaster and 3-burner antique gas stove. The bedroom area can be closed off from the rest of the space by a semi-circular folding door, and it is furnished with a queen bed. The living area is spacious and bright and right now it has a full-size bed that can be used as couch/daybed or sleeping for one or two.
The cottage has its own outdoor table and chairs with an umbrella, idyllically situated under a big bougainvillea tree.
- linens, towels and beach towels
- a full kitchen with pots and pans, tableware and some basic cooking staples (ketchup, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, coffee, tea, etc.)
- shampoo, conditioner, soap
- two adult bikes (use at no charge, you fix them if they break)
- there is ample free parking on the street, you just have to yield the street cleaning signs to avoid getting a ticket on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 8-10am.
Please read our other reviews to see what kind of hosts we are and to get an idea of the service we provide.
We provide all the linens, towels, beach towels, bikes and more. Shampoo, conditioner, soap in the bathroom and basic cooking essentials in the kitchen. All you really need to bring is your bathing suit and toothbrush.
Interaction with Guests
We give you complete privacy and ample space. We're very friendly, though, so if you'd like to stop by and chat about LA or Venice, or have a glass of wine with us, we'd love to meet you and hear about your adventures.
Abbot Kinney has become the hottest boutique and restaurant destination on the West Side, and it's only six blocks away. The beach is only a mile away, with the famed Venice Canals halfway there.
We are three blocks from major bus lines going to Santa Monica, the airport and downtown LA.
We've worked hard to create a "home away from home" for you at a fraction of what a simple hotel room in the area would cost. Please treat it accordingly and don't leave a terrible impression after yourself.
YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $25 WHEN:
- you leave dirty dishes in the sink
- you leave bikes in worse condition than you found them
- brake boogie boards and don't replace them
- you leave sand on furniture or floors
- break dishes or glasses and don't notify us to find out what their value is
- leave the house in "trashed" condition, with garbage and recycle items everywhere, wet towels on the floor, etc.
- change the schedule settings on the thermostat
- leave lights on while you're away
The Cottage is situated in a residential area, and is not suitable for parties or late-night gatherings, though we do encourage use of the patio table and BBQ. Obviously you're welcome to have dinner with friends here, and you may come and go as you please. Just please be respectful of the neighborhood. There is a friendly dog on premise, please remember to keep the front and back gates closed at all times.
Pros: Location, Value, Hosts
Cons: no AC (!)
Overall, we were both very happy with our stay here. The cottage is behind a larger house in a very safe neighborhood. Easy and convenient street parking is available all day and all night. The beach is only a 20 min walk away.
I never physically saw the hosts but they were readily reachable via text. And even though they had an open house the day we were checking out, they let us leave our luggage in the closet while we went to the beach which was awesome!
The cottage is exactly as you see in the pictures. Very roomy bed and 1 smaller bed by the door. Kitchen is very functional with refrigerator, microwave. No TV or sound system. There were plenty of towels, beach towels, and bikes that we ended up not using.
The only things you should keep in mind is that the bathroom is very small (but again fully functional with good hot/water and pressure) and there is no air conditioning as is common in the venice beach area. We happened to be there during a heatwave and the inside of the cottage got up to 87 degrees! Leave the windows open and the fan going and get out of there during the day so it'll be cool by the time you come back. Aside from that, you really can't beat the value of this place!
Great location, very cool and large cottage, always responsive hosts! The cottage has a particularly positive atmosphere in a calm street, though very close to the trendy Abbot Kinney with great restaurants. We would definitely recommend this place and would be very happy to come back.
We spent two nights in Venice at this supervise little cottage. Great location with only a ten minute walk to the cafes and shops over at abbot kinney, located in a quiet neighborhood with easy street parking. The cottage has two beds and was the perfect size to fit me, my mother and her friend. Nicely decorated and lots of light, communicative hosts making sure we had a good stay, would definitely stay here again! Thank you!!
Perfect. Just the right size for two people, adorably decorated, clean and bright, lovely quiet setting on a charming street full of colorfully brilliant homes, easy walk to Venice Beach, and the hosts were kind and communicative. I would absolutely recommend this little cottage.
George and Thea were excellent hosts. Prior to our trip they reached out with tips and suggestions for exploring Venice Beach. The cottage was clean, beautiful and in an ideal location for walking to the beach or the shops on Abbott Kinney. I can highly recommend!
The cottage was exactly as described! Super cute and cozy and close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. George and Thea were very accessible and provided us a lot of information prior to arrival to ensure an excellent stay. Thanks!
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