Venice Beach Walkstreet Guesthouse

House - Entire home/apt · Nowita Pl, Venice, CA 90291, United States
John & Maddy

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!

Your host, John & Maddy
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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!

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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!

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!

Amenities include:

- Microwave
- Toaster
- 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
- Umbrellas
- 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.

$130 per night for stays of 2 nights or more. Rates are based on a 2 night minimum. 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment was more than perfect. We were overwhelmed at how thoughtful our hosts were. There were little notes around the house to help our stay go that much better. John and Maddy welcomed us with Wine and Cheese and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. The apartment was finished to such a high standard we never wanted to leave.

    June 2014
  • Maddy and John's guest house was perfect! They were very welcoming and added loads of nice little touches to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. It's a great neighbourhood for wandering around, and we did one of the suggested walks down to the beach and around the canals which I'd highly recommend. I'll definitely stay here again if back in LA and would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay!

    June 2014
  • Wonderful guesthouse, very friendly hosts! We enjoyed the neighbourhood as well with Venice Beach within walking distance and Abbot and Kinney boulevard nearby.

    June 2014
  • We loved our stay at John and Maddy's place! They made us feel right at home. The guesthouse was perfect - just the right space and beautifully designed. The bed was very comfy and the shower great! We really enjoyed the wine and cheese on arrival too. The guesthouse is in a great location - beautiful neighbourhood and everything fairly accessible! Great food and coffee just a short walk away. Loved it and definitely recommend!

    June 2014
  • Maddy and John's guesthouse was a lovely retreat. The house is on a walkstreet which makes it a little confusing for taxis but it is a charming area. We arrived late and were so pleased to find the unit open and ready for us to sink into. So many little extras are provided - wine, cheese, crackers etc - that make the space very welcoming and they are much appreciated. Many thanks for your hospitality.

    May 2014
  • This was our 2nd airbnb experience and by far the best. Maddy & John are superb hosts, their guest-house was full of those extra 1% efforts . . . wine, cheese & crackers upon arrival plus 2 bottles of water in the fridge. The bed is super comfy and the guest-house is a good size, nice size bathroom, great hot water. Again the little extra effort with liquid soap on the hand basin & in the shower, the small collection of novels & a nice assortment of teas. Maddy sent out a comprehensive email with instructions, local walks and attractions in LA well before our stay that ensured our arrival went smoothly. Can't speak highly enough of our hosts and the location. Nowita Place has some wonderful homes, friendly people and with all the flowers in full blood so many great fragrances.

    May 2014
  • The guesthouse was everything we expected! Clean, Cozy and welcoming. If ever in the area again we would hope to stay there again.

    May 2014
  • The cottage was delightful in the most beautiful neighborhood! Never had to get in our car / could walk everywhere and the "walking streets" were the cherry on top. Everyone in the neighborhood was super friendly.
    John was the perfect host. He also gave us lots of local info as well as a map of the immediate area. Abbot Kinney blvd is a true gem packed with fabulous restaurants and very unique stores.
    On arrival there was chilled wine in the fridge as well as cheese and crackers - how fantastic is that?! Thank You!

    May 2014
  • The location was interesting from several perspectives. Access to wonderful restaurants, a quiet exclusive neighbourhood with some beautiful homes. Maddy and John's hospitality was of the highest order and made us feel like family. In the guestbook, we wrote about the one percent effort that makes any enterprise a success. The attention to detail was truly delightful. All of our concerns were covered. This is our first of many Airbnb experiences and we cannot well enough express our delight at what is yet to come. Thanks Airbnb and thanks Maddy and John.
    Rochelle and Charles Becket

    May 2014
  • Had a great stay with John and Maddy. Excellent and friendly hosts, with a great place.

    May 2014
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Originally from Ireland (Belfast and Dublin) we have lived in England, Scotland, and Canada before eventually landing in Venice, California in 1986 and never looked back. We love to travel and meet new people and Airbnb has allowed us to do both. As hosts we want to give our guests a comfortable and affordable place to stay and aim to leave our guests with fond memories of their visit to Venice.
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