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 you can use (your responsibility and liability of course) !
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 firm, queen size bed , 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, 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!
strictly no smoking inside. Please respect quiet residential neighborhood after 10pm. No pets. Babies up to 6 months are OK, but we are not child-proof or child safe (koi pond).
These rates are for personal use only. If you wish to use this as a studio for photography or otherwise please state your intent ahead of booking and we will consider it.
1 word: amazing! This guest house was so comfortable, & serene just like a spa. I loved the backyard & the beautiful nature surrounding it. The inside was super clean & spacious not to mention the wonderful interior design. Derek was a wonderful host, delightful and accommodating! Can't wait to be back :))
Derek's place is big and sunny and clean with everything you need to be comfy! He's a kind and informative host. My stay was perfect. I'll definitely book Derek's place again.
A lovely place to stay. Near the beach, a beautiful garden and a lovely flat. Bikes are great, too. A really relaxed neighbourhood to discover.
Derek's property is beautiful. It is one of the most comfortable Airbnb's we have stayed in. The location is very good for visiting Venice and is also very convenient for getting to and from LAX.
Derek, his wife and their dog Oliver were all very charming.
A great spot with equally great hosts .comfy bed , quiet area, contemporary style with everything we needed. Will come again.
Great stay! Beautiful home and such a treat from my normal drudge of hotel life. Derek was a great host and I would highly recommend his place to anyone - vacationers or business travelers alike! A true home away from home.
Derek is a great host! This guest house is really convenient and exactly as described/depicted in photos. Perfect place to stay. Easy street parking and playing catch with Oli was a fun plus!
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.