Free-standing (detached) 1 room guest apartment with kitchen & small private gated yard just 6 doors from the beach & Venice fishing pier. The apartment is small (220 sq ft inside, 100 sq ft outside) but very efficient, usually quiet & comfortable for two (there is one bed). Please note the size; the images & floor-plan show it exactly, which is small by American standards. Shops, neighborhood grocery stores, local farmer's markets, restaurants & Venice's historic canals are all in easy walking distance. Venice has different 'zones' from 'crazy noisy' near Windward Ave. to 'fairly mellow' near the fishing pier. The apartment is in the fairly mellow zone, but just 1/2 block from Ocean Front Walk which, in summer, is door to door entertainment (you can look up Venice Beach Oceanfront on the great_public_spaces website). The rest of the year OFW makes for a great long walk with a parallel bike path. Bike rentals are nearby.
The hallmark of my hosting style is the offer of privacy. I am easy to reach and available if you need anything but, as travelers, my husband & I value privacy so that is what I try to provide.
We keep the apartment open to rent & for home exchanges when we travel, as well as visits from family & friends. It is efficiently outfitted with everything we could think of from our experiences as travelers and home-exchangers. As guests have inquired or requested, we have added amenities.
The kitchen includes a European sized fridge (10 cubic ft) with freezer,an oven w/a 4 burner cooktop, an electric kettle, toaster, coffee bean grinder, single-cup drip cones, a french press, a microwave as well as all kinds of cookware & utensils.
We provide a blow dryer, an iron & ironing board. We have various travel books & magazines listing local activities inside the apartment.
There are fresh sheets, extra pillows, wash cloths, bath & hand towels, as well as beach towels, large and small boogie boards (1 ea.), a beach umbrella & beach chairs.
The flat screen TV is very small but includes a DVR (for recording) and a subscription to HBO (as well as On Demand services).
Pets pass through the property, but the apartment has always been pet-free.
No smoking & no pets please.
Please note that there is NO parking space with the apartment. Street parking only. You can always find parking, but how nearby is variable depending on the time of year and day of the week. Venice is THE public beach for one of the largest cities in the world, so on beautiful weekends and summer beach days parking nearby can be challenging. Buses run frequently on nearby Pacific Avenue and Washington Blvd. to various locations in Los Angeles.
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Notre séjour chez Barbara fût magifique. L'endroit est super, très propre et à seulement 2 minutes de marche de la plage. Je n'ai pas eu la chance de la rencontrer mais nous avons pu facilement communiquer avec elle qand nous en avons eu besoin. J'y retournerais avec plaisir.
If you are loooking for a quiet and nice place to discover Venice Beach and Los Angeles, Barbaras Apartement will be the perfect place for you. It is just 2 minutes from the beach and Barbara has 2 "Beach Chairs" and an umbrella and towels for her guests. We really appreciate this special service. The little Apartment ist very sunny, friendly and clean. We had wonderful Days in LA.
I had a great stay. The studio was neat, clean, nicely decorated and cozy. Everything I needed was provided. I met with Barbara briefly and had a great conversation with her. She was very nice, easy to talk to and made sure I had everything I needed. It's a great location. Not even a 2 min walk to the beach. Great food at several restaurants with in a 2 block walk. Stellar coffee and breakfast and lunch at the Cows End, Which I highly recommend. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience, and could go on and on. It was exactly what I was looking for.
Had an amazing time at Barbara's place. Clean, close to amenities and was in a beautiful location. Would visit again for sure.
What a terrific place! At first I wanted it to be closer to 'the action' but I was so glad it was a bit south because it was peaceful and quiet and still close to coffee, restaurants, etc.
it's small but you have everything you need - amazingly efficient.
Barbara was very hospitable even though I arrived early and gave me space even though her place is right next door. I will definitely return.
The pictures and the description perfectly and accurately represent this rental. The apartment is very clean, comfortable and well appointed. The proximity to the beach, restaurants and other local amenities is outstanding. Barbara is a terrific host. She was consistently responsive and helpful. Parking in the area is, indeed, a bit of a challenge at first, but completely manageable with Barbara's assistance and once you get familiar with the surrounding streets and local regulations. I especially appreciated being able to store my bike in Barbara's garage.
We had the most amazing time at Barbara's studio over Thanksgiving! We arrived later than expected, but it was not a problem and Barbara was super easy to communicate with. When I woke up the next morning, I walked less than two blocks and was on the beach - great way to start the day! Parking was easy, the studio was just as pictured, and the area is a ton of fun. Couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommend!
Hey Guys - we had a great stay in Venice @ Barbaras place. We spent 3 nights. The room contains everything you need, its clean and near to the beach - so, you habe everything u need.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks Barbara !!!
The place was cute, clean, close to the beach and had many amenities down to a first aid kit. It was absolutely private. Barbara was a great communicator but I never saw her once. It was because everything was well explained in her note inside. I even tried her breakfast recommendation and we ended up going there twice!
A very good studio indeed! I enjoyed every moment of my stay there. Location is brilliant, studio has everything you need as a tourist, and Barbara is a great host!
I would definitely stay again if I come back to LA.