About this listing
Experience urban paradise in our unique, magical & super comfortable, bohemian home. Walk to Abbot Kinney Blvd, the beach and the Canals, or enjoy the sun and stars from our expansive roof deck with its steaming jacuzzi, tiki bar and lounging areas.
Our cozy living room, with its raw wood vaulted ceiling and textured walls, contains an upright piano, 42 inch flat screen TV with DVD and cable, turntable and vintage albums, and unique collectibles from around the world.
Lots of books, Wifi, cable, Netflix, and lots of games will keep you (and your kids) busy, along with frisbees, beach toys. 3 funky adult size bikes, one child size and one tricycle available.
Large, fully stocked open kitchen with vintage O'Keefe and Merritt stove, cozy dining nook and wood walls...juicer, French press coffee maker, blender, iron skillet, etc..
Lovely bathroom with huge step-in tub/shower has great water pressure and is big enough for two!
Bamboo floors, French doors, & wood burning fireplace with Stearns &Foster queen mattress in Master bedroom.
Fanciful art tree, faux cloudy walls with plush full bed in whimsical 2nd bedroom.
Our home sleeps 6 comfortably: Queen bed in master bedroom, double bed in 2nd bedroom, and sleeper sofa (or air mattress) in the living room. We have an additional air mattress if needed.
Our backyard filled with bamboo, bougainvillea, and unique and comfortable seating areas. Enjoy al fresco meals with our large gas or charcoal grill on our table large enough to seat 8, (with heat lamp if there's a chill.) Feel free to snip fresh herbs from our garden to add to your meals!
Our expansive roof deck contains a funky Tiki Bar, lounge areas including a full size futon and pillows for star gazing and best of all-a steaming jacuzzi.
Our guests have the upstairs deck and front yard all to yourselves..
The seating areas and barbque in the backyard are only used by our guests.
There is a detached, occupied studio space in the far end of the back yard. My mom lives there. She keeps to herself - at the most you might see her cross the backyard to go to her Sr. Center in the morning and to return in the afternoon, or you might hear her watching the Dodgers baseball game....Someone will be checking on her once a day..
We have 2 indoor/outdoor cats that may let you stroke them (if you're lucky and patient).
If possible I like to greet my guests and show you around.
If I'm out of town I'll leave the key and give detailed instructions.
GQ named Abbot Kinney the "Coolest Block In America"....
Art and artists abound, mixed with surfers and techies as Venice has recently been named "Silicon Beach"
Walking distance to Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach, the Canals, Marina Del Rey, etc...
Easy access to LAX (10 minutes with no traffic!), bus lines, etc...
Public transportation is easily accessible, although once you arrive you may want to go local and stay west of Lincoln!
Our guests have full use of our home with exclusive use of our front yard and large roof deck with lounging area, tiki bar and jacuzzi.
Guests have full access to the backyard including gas grill & seating areas, which also serves as access to occupied back studio.
Interaction with Guests
I will try to greet you if possible, if not will leave detailed instructions on how to get in and be comfortable in our home and neighborhood.
We're in the midst of Venice with easy access to the beach, Abbot Kinney loaded with shops, restaurants and bars, Washington Blvd hipster joints, classic Venice institutions such as Beyond Baroque, and beautiful neighborhoods to walk or bike...
You have our driveway and easy street parking...also close to bus lines and the metro if you'd like to explore the rest of LA. 10 minutes to Santa Monica or Culver City, 30 minutes to Malibu or the Sunset Strip...approximately 40 minutes to Universal City (depending on the time of day!), about an hour to Disneyland...
Other Things to Note
Our bohemian hideaway is our primary residence. This is not a dedicated rental unit professionally managed Venice property .
We share our home when we travel...therefore our belongings are in the dressers, and our clothes are in the closets. There's plenty of hanging space with hangers, and drawers and closet space can be arranged if requested.
There are staples in the kitchen, plenty of towels and linens, and all you need to live like a local (including our 2 adorable cats).
Treat our home as you would treat your own...
No big parties, please! We live in a residential neighborhood filled with an eclectic Venice mix of families, Silicone Beach creators and techies, artists, etc...
Feel free to use the jacuzzi, but please, no raucous noise on the roof after 10 pm.
If you break something, let us know and we'll work it out.
Please leave our home as you found it...
I'm from Washington DC and NYC.
I'm an actress who loves doing theatre that matters, and some film (latest Johnny Depp film) and commercials.
I'm a single mom, with a wonderful 15 year old daughter.