About This Listing
Gorgeous Spanish estate near beach & Abbot Kinney Blvd, bedroom with attached private full bathroom, in safe neighborhood. Bikes, breakfast, & parking supplied. Washer & dryer. Super-comfy king-sized bed, wireless, and kitchen share.
Large Venice Beach Estate:
Private bathroom w spa tub
Linens & Towels Provided
Shampoo, soaps, hairdryer
Flat screen in room
Dedicated off-street parking spot
Outdoor kitchen & BBQ
Spanish Estate with Private Suite, garden, breakfast, Internet, TV w DirecTV in room, and bikes!!
10 Blocks to Beach - 15 minutes from LAX.
Come share our newly built, spacious Spanish style home near famous Venice Beach. The house is a two-story, 5 bedroom, 5 bath home owned by Gina and Judy, a TV Producer and an author/speaker.
You will be sleeping in the Emmy bedroom. Yes, you will be sleeping with a real TV Emmy award in your PRIVATE GUEST SUITE -- bedroom and attached private bath with all the amenities. Our guest room has a king size bed, (super comfortable - see reviews), full closet and drawers, Bathroom has full spa sized bath and shower. We will supply you with fresh spa-sized towels and bath supplies. You also have in your room your own private HD TV with premium Directv channels. Record or watch HBO, Showtime, or sporting events in private.
You have shared use of: the first level of our home. This includes use of the laundry room and two kitchens. Yes, you read right -- two kitchens. Inside is a gourmet kitchen and outside is a kitchen complete with a gas grill, burner, refrigerator if you like to BBQ..
You also have the choice of two dining areas. Oh, all the choices! Eat inside, or better yet, eat in the courtyard garden which is complete with fire pit and fountains. BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED and we like our guests to let us know of any dietary restrictions ahead of time so we can have the right food waiting for you.
You will also have use of the dining room and living room,as you see in the pictures.
If you like to ride bikes, you are lucky, because that's the perfect way to see our unique part of Los Angeles. We will PROVIDE YOU WITH BIKES so you can ride to famous Venice Beach which is 10 blocks away or soak in the local bohemian artistic flavor that Venice is famous for. Abbot Kinney, where you can shop for antiques and eat in hip fab restaurants, is a five minute bike ride away, and so are the picturesque Venice Canals.
Also near by are shopping centers, movie theaters, and the very popular Santa Monica Pier where you can take a ride on a Ferris wheel over the ocean and hit the trendy bars and cafes on the upscale Santa Monica Promenade. During the summer you can ride the waves on boogie boards (we will supply them).
We provide all our guests with maps and recommendations on where to eat and have fun. We can also recommend outside services who can arrange a night tour of Hollywood's top bars and party spots. Wanna stay home - we have a DVD MOVIE COLLECTION to die for with a DVD player in your room.
Our home is 15 MINUTES FROM LAX and it is a $25 cab ride or a $1 bus ride. Santa Monica is 10 minutes away. If you want to go into Hollywood, the Valley, or Downtown all are about 30 minutes away depending on traffic, you will need a car and there is an Enterprise car rental nearby which will pick you up. We will PROVIDE YOU WITH AN OFF STREET PARKING SPOT. There are also several bus stops within a couple blocks.
So, to sum up -- included is WiFi, satellite TV, breakfast, bikes, boogie boards, and laughs. We are gay-friendly and have sweet little dogs and cats. The animals don't go into our guest room, but they do wander the house. Please -- no children, no pets, no smoking and if you don't have any reviews, we will ask you to confirm your identity prior to booking.
Guests have access to entire first floor of the estate which includes:
Kitchen with state of the art appliances
linens and towels
Shampoo, soap, hair dryer
As your hostesses, we are available to give you advice on where to eat and play, yet we have a great respect to your privacy. We have many different kinds of guests, some want to chat and some just want to be left alone to work. Whatever type you are, you will be comfortable as our guests. Just read our reviews.
The best thing about our neighborhood is that it is safe to walk any time of night as it is a family neighbohood. We are close to the beach (10 blocks) and to Abbot Kinney which Esquire Magazine has called, "The hippest street in America." Also within walking distance are jazz clubs, great restaurants, and the famed Venice canals and boardwalk. The best thing to do is to hop on one of our bikes and ride on the bike path to Santa Monica for great shopping.
And if you like hiking, we are close to the Santa Monica Mountains which has incredible hiking trails. We have had guests that have just come for the hiking. Also, we are a 5 minute bike ride to the Marina Del Rey where you can rent a standup paddle board and go exploring the marina, either during the day (email hidden)is is my favorite thing to do and I just might join you!
We are located by three bus stops. But, if you want to explore Hollywood, we suggest renting a car as LA is not known for great public transportation.
Guests have access to:
Outdoor kitchen and grill
Full closet with hangers
Off Street Parking
Interaction with Guests
Gina and I are available for suggestions on where to eat and what to see. There is a computer for you to view maps and print out directions.
The neighborhood is VERY SAFE. It is a family neighborhood with single family homes in an affluent neighborhood. Plenty of parking. It is also level, so great for bike riding. Close to the beach and fine restaurants. Also a great place for viewing remarkable Venice architecture.
You will have a dedicated parking spot in our driveway. There are also buses one block away. And we provide bikes.
No smoking inside or outside house.
No additional guests.
Have a fun visit!
Judy greeted me and showed me around. I felt welcomed and at ease
We stayed here for six days and it was lovely. The house is lovely, clean and we'll decorated. The room we stayed in was very comfortable. Gina and Judy were both very nice and helpful if we had any questions. The bikes included were great we were able to bike ride to the beach without any trouble. If we go back to Santa Monica we will definitely consider staying here again. It was a great experience. :)
I had a wonderful time staying at Gina and Judy's lovely home. They were warm and friendly and helpful. My room was comfortable and spacious, the bed was really great! It was certainly room enough for a couple, too. Everything was clean and tidy. Gina and Judy have obviously hosted many people and have the details well organized. I appreciated being able to use a bike and tried to get in a ride every morning. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone!
Staying with Gina and Judy was a wonderful Californian experience for us. The house was loaded with Venice character and very comfortable. The room had a comfy big bed and adjoining bathroom which allowed for plenty of privacy. We enjoyed the peaceful tranquillity of this classy suburban location.
We borrowed the bicycles most days and cycled around Venice which was a lot of fun. Uber is very popular in LA and the location allowed us to travel to Downtown, Beverley Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica inexpensively and for much less than the cost of renting a car.
We loved our holiday in Venice. The Airbnb experience with Gina and Judy was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the friendship with Gina and Judy and being able to live like Californians for our stay.
Gina and Judy were very nice and welcoming upon our arrival! We were not at the house very often throughout our stay but our room was clean.
It was an easy place to stay for our short trip but my colleague has a cat allergy and we were not aware that we would be surrounded by so many cats and dogs.
Our host Judy was friendly, informative and helpful. The property is located on a quiet street, and we found numerous restaurants close by (we liked Superba on Lincoln). The general location of the property is very good, it's close, or within short driving distance, to numerous attractions. As mentioned many times, the bed was indeed comfortable. We really enjoyed the outdoor area with its beautiful plants and trees, which attracted us to this property in the first place.
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About the Host, Gina & Judy
We are animal lovers, skiers, scuba divers, techies, and world travelers. We designed and built our new home with guests in mind as our lives are enriched by our visitors from around the world.
Fantastic Thai food just down the block.
Good Italian food within walking distance.
Perfect place within a few blocks to have Indian food at reasonable prices.
Amazing Italian country food. Huge portions. Great bread with garlic and olive oil to dip. Very friendly family style restaurant within walk distance.
OMG - the BEST coconut cake in the world! This is an upscale cafeteria with gourmet dishes. The truffle mac & cheese is to die for, And of course lemonade.
Wow! Eat at the community table - the best pizza you ever had! Located on uber hip Abbot Kinney
Take the Bike path south through the Marina and all the way to Manhattan beach and beyond. Gorgeous! Stop at Fisherman's Wharf on the weekends to hear outdoor jazz.
Venice pop architecture. A great walk on the canals.
Great Place for breakfast or watching movie stars mingle with body builders.
Just got a great, new chef, Vincent Walker, from one of those cooking shows on the Food Network. "A"mazing!
Got to take a walk along the Venice canals. Amazing architecture.
Why go to Disneyland when you can take a walk on the highly entertaining Venice Boardwalk and see Muscle Beach and maybe you too can be Governor of California.
A little pricey but gorgeous. Tuesdays nights are “Food Truck Tuesday”, so if you are looking for the authentic Los Angeles food truck experience, check this place out.
Great to have a cappuccino in their lobby.
Nothing like riding a Ferris Wheel right over the ocean while eating cotten candy
Best for shopping, movies,street performers, and great restaurants