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 inside or in the courtyard. It's too close to our home. No pets or animals allowed; even service animals.
As of April 2014, I have added a security deposit due to a spate of issues. If you've stayed with us before, I'm happy to waive the deposit.
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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Barbara's beach house is simply perfect. Terrific location, perfect size and she could not have been more gracious. Barbara left a detailed list of sights and recommendations, but somehow I overlooked it and kept asking her questions. She was lovely about it and was always willing to provide advice. We will return!
We really enjoyed our stay at Barbara's. Everything was thought of to help us enjoy our stay. The space was very well designed/organised and clean. Would happily recommend other airbnb guests to stay here. Thanks
Barbara was super friendly and the studio was great! Super location and all we needed was there. Highly recommended!
Barbara was awesome. Her space was nice, clean and very private. If you're looking for a comfortable place in Venice look no further.
Barbara is the ultimate housewife and host.
Although small, there is everything in the condo, and I really mean EVERYTHING! all is clean and organized.
A great place to dwell by the beach..just 100 feet from the water. Will come again and urge others to guest there.
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.
We had a great experience staying at Barb's private studio. The place was well equipped, nicely decorated and in a wonderful location. It's about halfway in between the Venice Canals and the beach - you could pretty much park your car and be within walking distance of so many great areas. Barb was a great host, she gave us tons of privacy but was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. We would be happy to come back and stay here again!
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.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.