tranquil and contemporary Venice CA

House - Entire home/apt · Appleton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90291, United States

The Space

On a quiet Venice street this contemporary self contained architect designed guest house is ideal for a couple or the business traveller. Set in a secluded back garden of the main residence, with a koi pond outside the sliding glass pocket doors, its a tranquil and safe setting with plenty of free on-street parking, just minutes away from the beaches and nightlife of Venice. And yes, we have a couple of bikes !
Whole Foods is half a mile away, Abbott Kinney Blvd with its restaurants, bars and boutiques is also very local. We are also just ten minutes from LAX, and Santa Monica and Malibu are just up the road. A couple of blocks away there is also a large golf course and a park with tennis and basketball courts. The beach is an easy bike ride away, where there is over 30 miles of coastal bike path, as well as Venice Boardwalk. There are several bus routes on Lincoln Boulevard, three blocks away.
The tree shaded bedroom has cork floors for quiet comfort, a full size bed (mattress size 74 1/2 " X 53 1/8" ), plenty of closet space and a sliding wood panel door for privacy. The bathroom has spectacular floor to ceiling frosted windows and tiles, a shower, toilet and sink, towels, linens, iron, etc., and in the main room there are full kitchen amenities - four ring gas stovetop and electric oven, small counter height fridge with freezer, microwave, plates, utensils, etc. WiFi internet, iPod connection, cable with HBO and HD TV are included and washer and dryer facilities are available. Entrance is from the driveway gate, independent from the main house. This is a NO SMOKING house, check in 3pm, check out 11am.
We want your stay to be as nice and relaxed as possible so you can enjoy the best of both worlds - yours and ours!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $875 /week
Monthly Price: $3300 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Derek, Sylvia and Ollie’s house made for a wonderful stay in the Venice Beach area. The place has a fantastic layout and an amazing spa like shower! The attached deck was perfect for enjoying dinner and drinks while watching the sun go down, and the koi pond completed the serene setting. Just a few blocks away you can find groceries, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops and some funky shopping. Derrick provided us with some great recommendations for sites to see and places to eat at and was always available if we had any questions. The Venice canals, beach and boardwalk are all within walking distance, a car is not necessary to see the surroundings. We highly recommend staying here if you are planning a trip the Venice area…you will not be disappointed!

    April 2014
  • I had a great time at Derek's place in Venice. Quiet, clean, beautiful and with lots of parking space right in front. I intend to come back and recommend to everybody!

    March 2014
  • A great thanking to DEREK and his wife for their hospitality, its sympathy and its availability during our week.
    A gorgeous flat in a quiet place which we recommend to all of you. Isabelle and Alex

    March 2014
  • Derek and Sylvia's place is fantastic and they are the loveliest, most helpful hosts! If you need to stay in the L.A. area, THIS is your only option: close to everything, comfortable, spacious and your home away from home.
    You know their place is phenomenal when you go away to San Francisco for a couple of days and CANNOT WAIT to get back "home". Thank you for making our vacation so much better! Fos & Alex

    February 2014
    Response from Derek:

    too kind...
    Seriously you are VERY welcome anytime - just give as much notice as you can

  • Derek's place was wonderful, and Derek was a delight as well. The outside space is lovely and we enjoyed talking with friends by the fire pit. After spending a couple of days downtown at the Westin in a tiny hotel room, it was wonderful to have much more space for the same price, plus free wifi, laundry, a kitchenette, and parking (which the Westin charges a ton for!). We would definitely stay here again when we are in LA.

    February 2014
  • amazing place ! Derek is such a good host, with invaluable tips on the city.
    We loved it !
    that will be our destination next time we're in town !

    February 2014
  • This place was beautifully done - old structure gone and very sleek unit in its place. It was actually a large living/dining area with full wall kitchen and then a cozy bedroom connected by a very European - read glass and open shower - bath.

    There is also a nice wall of closets in the bedroom.

    The yard is pretty, with a small fish pond and an amazing tree right out the bedroom window. There is a small deck in the back and a larger one under the tree.

    There are 2 bikes for your use and a washer/dryer with free soap and dryer sheets!

    The unit is well located - walking distance (2 to 3 miles) to the beach and closer to major roadways. We loved the 50's Cafe with a Ralph's Market (read Krogers) and a Rite Aid next door to it. It was breakfast every morning - diner style with 50's music. Ralph's has great sandwiches for day trips or the plane ride home.

    The owners live on site and are very helpful. There is a binder in the unit with suggestions and flyers from restaurants, etc. and several maps.

    We were only there 2 nights and did not need this much space, but it would be a great spot for a longer stay

    February 2014
  • Derek's place is wonderful. It looks exactly as advertised. The house is clean and gets a lot of light making it very welcoming. If you have problems sleeping on light it might help to bring your sleep mask. Derek is always around and willing to share tips and give advice about the city. It was a great airbnb experience.

    February 2014
  • Thank you Derek, it's an enjoyable stay at your nice, clean, well designed house!

    January 2014
  • Derek and Sylvia are wonderful hosts. We felt very much at home and really enjoyed our stay at their place. The apartment absolutely measured up to our expectations.
    For our next trip to LA we will not bother looking for another accommodation and gladly come back to Derek and Sylvia!

    January 2014
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british born, lived in SoCal for 33 years. Professional photographer and well known musicologist and broadcaster. Sense of humor required in communications serious or otherwise. Married to Sylvia, a Preschool Director and photographer who shares a love of music, nature, film, politics, food and a nice cup of tea.
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