About this listing
Enjoy private 1st fl. bdrm, bathrm & balcony in 3-plex (add-on to back of 1920's Historic Canal Cabin.) Ideal- just off Abbot Kinney & 5 min walk to heart of brdwlk/bch. '2.0' room is beneath 'Scenic View' room. Free Bike use.
House is located on Historic, Original Canal network (now paved) on one of the coolest streets in Venice. Private Room, Private en suite Bathroom, Private Balcony, Private Entrance, all on a Private Floor. The 2.0 guest room is beneath the 'Scenic View' guest room.
All Natural Household, water filters for drinking and showering, free use of bikes.
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. The house 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, 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 moved from an apt on the Venice boardwalk after 8 years, 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. You get wireless internet, a queen bed, and small desk / work station in your room; as well as access to a printer. 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. You can check his site at thefeelgoodlounge. He also performs stand up, takes improv and writing classes.....Matt also loves to play tennis.
p.s.- there are bikes available to guests. Parking: it is street parking, plus sharing of a private spot, if needed. 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, as well as all weekdays.
Bikes, Backyard, Lounge Room. DIY breakfast, including complimentary: fresh fruit, oatmeal, teas, coffee, on demand boiling and drinking water . Keurig Coffee w/ Starbucks K-cups. Refrigerator and toaster included.
Interaction with Guests
I will interact with guests if I am in the kitchen and they are passing through. I am on a different floor than the guest rooms, so interaction takes place on the main floor. Guest rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
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 lots to explore within a 5 to 10 minute walk: Canals, Venice Pier, Boardwalk, Beach, Abbot Kinney, the Marina. Bikes are complimentary and a great way to take in the boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier and the 3rd street Promenade.
Major bus hubs and stops are within a 2 minute walk and taxi's are also just minutes away. Star Line bus tours are a great way to see 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.
Eco-Pad bedroom. Queen bed, all cotton linens, small closet with beach towels, cotton throw, extra fan.
Highly recommend this space for a short stay. The location is unbeatable, walking distance from the beach and main streets (Abbot Kinney, Rose, Washington) and the access to bikes was also a major plus. Great vibes and hospitality as well!
Matt's a great guy, I knew immediately from meeting him that there was a great energy around him.
The space was great, comfortable, and welcoming. I stay for a few nights, and it's located in the heart of Venice Beach. Loved it!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at Matthew's house! The location was perfect, very close to Abbott Kinney, and Matthew was a great host! Great communication and everything was as pictured. The bikes are an amazing extra!
Great location; cozy clean and secure room. Nice to be able to walk to the beach and for good coffee/pizza. Having access to bikes was great as was the complimentary breakfast and coffee. A great Venice experience. Many thanks.
Nous avons logé plusieurs fois chez Matthew et c'est le lieu où nous retournerons si nous revenons à Los Angeles.
La gentillesse et la discrétion de Matthew, le charme de la maison et le calme du quartier rendent le séjour inoubliable.
Really enjoyed our stay at Matthew's place. It was in a very quiet area of Venice Beach yet incredibly close to Abbot Kinney restaurants and shops. Having the use of bikes to explore the neighbourhood was fabulous. The bed was very comfortable. Matthew very kindly let us stay longer and have the use of his lounge area before we flew out at night.
We loved our stay at Matthew's place! His neighborhood is quiet and easy to navigate but close enough to the crazy action of Venice beach boardwalk and an easy walk to the canals. The bikes were very fun, we biked up to Santa Monica a few times. Matthew was very welcoming and willing to offer help and advice. Abbott Kinney has some wonderful restaurants and we loved the urban art. We would definitely return if our travels take us there.
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About the Host, Matthew
I am 47 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 more at thefeelgoodlounge dot kom. I am also studying and performing stand up comedy, improv,and taking writing -story telling classes.....oh, and I love to play tennis.