Live like a local with accommodation to rival any hotel - for less!!
Situated in the grounds of a private home, this detached cottage/guesthouse comes with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in a tranquil setting within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and the beach!
The property is located on one of the most picturesque walk streets of Venice. Only 2 blocks from the trendy shops and restaurants on Abbott Kinney Blvd and a short walk from the famous Venice Canals. The Venice “walk streets” are another enchanting part of Venice’s history. Homes face each other separated by a footpath instead of a road. With an eclectic mix of architectural styles the walk streets are a great place to take a stroll in a car-free, pedestrian-friendly environment. This quiet "artsy" neighborhood is also close to the nightlife and activities of Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and West Los Angeles - not to mention Venice Beach!
With free Wireless Internet and only a 15 minute drive from LAX airport this is an ideal hotel alternative for business travelers too!
Don’t have a car or don’t want to drive? No problem! The guesthouse is located:
- 2 blocks from the shopping and restaurants on trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd
- A 10 minute walk to the famous Venice Canals
- A 15 minute walk to Venice Beach and Muscle Beach
- Less than a mile from Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey with access to local buses nearby
If you do have a car FREE STREET PARKING is readily available!
- Electric Kettle
- Tea Pot
- Coffee Maker - Automatic Drip and French Press
- Under counter Fridge
- Granite counter tops
- Cutlery & Crockery
- Coffee & Tea Supplies
- Hardwood Floors
- Sitting area with sofa, coffee table, and fireplace
- TV with Satellite and DVR (Tivo)
- DVD Player & some DVDs
- Amp with in-wall speakers, Radio, and iPod hookup
- Alarm Clock
- Remote controlled lighting and fan
- Magazines & Book Exchange
- Very comfortable Queen size bed
- Remote Controlled reading lights
- Quality Bed Linens & Towels
- Down comforter and pillows (Down Alternative options available upon request)
- Mattress and pillows have Dust Mite/Bed Bug/Allergens protective covers
- Built-in Closets
- Two portable Bed/Lap tables for "breakfast in bed"
- Toilet & Sink
- Rain Shower plus Handheld Shower - shower also has a seat
- Hair Dryer
- Quality Towels
Traveling Light??? We also supply Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hand Soap.
- Free high-speed wireless Internet connection
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Handheld Clothes Steamer
- Towel Warmer/Dryer
- Beach Towels & Beach Umbrella
- Laptop Lap Pad
- Seating and small table in courtyard
Please note that like our home, the guesthouse does not have air conditioning. As it remains fairly cool being so close to the beach it is rarely needed. It does, however, have an overhead fan and we have recently added a full room oscillating tower fan with remote control plus a table top oscillating tower fan should the weather get very hot.
Pleasant courtyard to sit in and have some quiet time.
For your comfort we have a Two adult (or one adult and one child) maximum occupancy.
The guesthouse is a separate unit located at the back of our property.** Guests access the unit and back patio area through our front gate and down a path that runs along the side of our house. If you have a lot of luggage we suggest that you first check in then we can give you the remote to open the gate to our back alley to drop off your bags.
**Our back yard is divided into an upper and lower patio. The lower patio is adjacent to the guesthouse and is reserved for the sole use of our guests. We respect our guests privacy and will do our best not to disturb you during your stay.
We have two 21 speed bicycles, available with baskets and helmets, for rent at $15 each per day. There are plenty of bicycle rent options on the beach as well.
We can also arrange Private City tours & discount theme park tickets - please inquire at time of booking as these require advance notice
No smoking permitted inside guesthouse (may smoke in courtyard). Sorry, no pets and no parties.
$125 per night for stays of 2 nights or more. Rates are based on a 2 night minimum but we will consider one night stays for $150 per night. A standard $50 cleaning fee will be added for stays of 3 days or more - this fee is not charged by Airbnb and is due upon departure.
Please note that we only do short term stays and do not have monthly rates.
A lovley well appointed guest huse in a perfect location Although John and Maddy were not ther when I arrived I felt very secure and comfy in their delightful guesthouse hope to go again
John & Maddy were the best! The place is very homey and comfortable. The bathroom was very nice and complimentary toiletries and such were added. Our stay in Venice Beach/Santa Monica was amazing thanks to this little gem.
While I stayed in this house, I was so happy. You should visit this awesome house if you are going to go to L.A. The house has big enough space and the bed is big & cozy. If you drive, parking is not difficult. (Near this house, there are some streets for parking).
The hosts are so kind and nice. They always smiled at me every moment we met each other. I will visit this house if I have plan to go back to L A
John and Maddy seem to be very experienced hosts, so they will provide you with very accurate and warm welcome. The place itself is great, very clean and beautiful, sutuated in the quiet and nice area. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to spend some relaxed days in LA.
Maddy and John were fabulous hosts, welcoming, generous and very well-organized, both as regards the planning of the stay and the stay itself. The cottage is cozy and well-designed, conveniently located and we had a perfect stay there.
My boyfriend and I spent three days in John & Maddy‘s guesthouse and we had a great time.
We didn't get to meet Maddy, unfortunately, but John is a very nice and down to earth person; he gave us the 2-minute tour of the garden house and pretty let us have our privacy after that.
There was wine, cheese and crackers for us upon arrival - and everything was super nice, very clean and very pro in the guesthouse.
The location is adorable; located on a tiny pedestrian-street with the most amazing houses and calm atmosphere. The beach and shopping streets are close by and Venice is great.
Who would have thought, a restful stay in the middle of LA? Maddy and John's place is perfect for a haven amid the hubbub of the city. Didn't know such a quiet neighborhood existed in Venice. The cottage itself is gorgeous, thoughtfully laid out and equipped. Other reviewers have had the same great experience we did, so look to them for other comments to guide your choice of accommodation. All I can say is, we will be back. Thanks Maddy and John for a great stay, and John, hope you are over the cold.
John and Maddy are wonderful hosts. They rent a guest house right behind their house so they were there to greet us, but immediately gave us all the privacy we wanted. They are full of great suggestions for how to enjoy the city. There place is more beautiful than it looks in the pictures!
John and Maddy were lovely hosts. Maddy gave us a welcoming" 10 minute tour" when we arrived that clued us in to fun things to do in Venice, as well as the simple nuts and bolts things one needs to stay a new place. They were friendly and available for questions, but respectful and great about giving us space to relax. The cottage itself was the perfect weekend home for our little vacation. I highly recommend them and their accommodations.
My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 2 nights and had a fantastic experience! John was very pleasant and helpful and they maintain the guesthouse very beautifully! Their guesthouse is located in a fantastic area and is very close to Venice Beach, popular tourist destinations and the airport (LAX)! We highly recommend this place and will be looking to stay here in the future.