Creative Bright Venice Beach Oasis

House - Entire home/apt · Westminster Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291, United States
Christina, Alex & Baby Nova
Your host, Christina, Alex & Baby Nova
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The Space

Come get a feel for the abundance of creativity that comes from Venice Beach. Our home features original art work, mid century modern furniture and design, a fresh and bright open space with a communal large backyard with picnic table and lush herb garden. Full access to bikes, surf boards and skateboards.

We are located 5 blocks from the beach and 1 block behind famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard where some of the best restaurants, bars, boutique shops and cafes are located. A local Friday farmers market is located just a few blocks away. Only 15 minutes away from LAX airport.

Our kitchen is fully equipped with the best tools for creating healthful and gourmet meals. We have a juicer, blender, food processor, dehydrator and citrus juicer as well as compost and recycling bins. Our home also features a fragrant herb garden outside for you to enjoy! We are a short bike ride/ walk to Whole Foods Market as well as other grocery stores and Health Food Shops. There is abundance of Famers Markets in our area almost daily. Use our bikes to run your errands and live like a local, we have a bike lock provided.

Wifi/Internet access throughout our home so you can lounge comfortably while checking your emails or working from any sunny spot you desire. Quality queen sized feather bed in bed room and an abundance of sunshine throughout. A large desk is situated close to windows for a cleared workspace.

Our home now features a nursery with crib and one extra long twin sized bed/lounge area which can easily accommodate a baby and adult or another child. We also have a bassinet available upon request for those precious newborns.

Clothes washer and outdoor drying line available outside. Blow dryer and iron supplied. Ample street parking in front of our place and no permit required.

You will find your stay in our place to be inspiring, relaxing and sweet. We hope you'll come enjoy a slice of the good life we've carved out here in our Venice paradise.

Looking forward to hosting you soon!

Tools/equipment in the kitchenette can be used with permission from host. Please ask before utilizing this space as it's Christina's work area. You will have access to all other areas of the home, we just ask that things be put back where they came from throughout the yard and home.

Depending on our travel/work schedule we may or may not be around to greet you when you arrive and check out. If we are not around you will have contact with someone close by to accommodate your questions. Regardless you will be supported, we hope to meet you in person!

We love that we are a quick walk to the beach, one street behind gorgeous Abbot Kinney blvd, Main St in Santa Monica, parks, (website hidden), Gjelina and public transit.

Bus, Bike, Segways, Skateboard, Pedicabs,Rollerblades, Uber, Taxis and more. You'll find various modes of transport close by. We'll even let you use our bikes and surfboards!

Guest Access

Tools/equipment in the kitchenette can be used with permission from host. Please ask before utilizing this space as it's Christina's work area. You will have access to all other areas of the home, we just ask that things be put back where they came from throughout the yard and home.

Interaction with Guests

Depending on our travel/work schedule we may or may not be around to greet you when you arrive and check out. If we are not around you will have contact with someone close by to accommodate your questions. Regardless you will be supported, we hope to meet you in person!

The Neighborhood

We love that we are a quick walk to the beach, one street behind gorgeous Abbot Kinney blvd, Main St in Santa Monica, parks, (website hidden), Gjelina and public transit.

Getting around

Bus, Bike, Segways, Skateboard, Pedicabs,Rollerblades, Uber, Taxis and more. You'll find various modes of transport close by. We'll even let you use our bikes and surfboards!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $4500 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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  • This place was wonderful to stay at. It's a very quiet and beautiful street, just like the apartment. The interior is super nice and the backyard is really creative and mysterious. We loved staying here, it felt like home.
    Everything was really clean and tidy. Would stay here again!

    June 2014
  • Christina, Alex and baby nova are truly beautiful people. We were lucky enough to spend some time with them and chat about art, food and music. We were even given a little performance of Alex's musical skills and christinas hooping talents. And I got some snuggles with baby nova. The place was exactly as we expected, arty, light and cute with a cooks dream kitchen. There was plenty of room for the three of us, the bed was comfortable as was the couch. The apartment had a lovely back yard, was close to the very cool abbot Kinneyand walking distance to Venice beach. Everything we needed was close by and for everything that wasn't parking was freely availableou out front. We loved pur stay and felt right at home. We will definitely be keeping in touch with these beautiful people and recommend them to everyone in the air bnb community.

    June 2014
    Christina, Alex & Baby Nova
    Response from Christina, Alex & Baby Nova:

    Thank you so much Rebecca! The second bedroom is ideal for kids as the day bed is not what an adult would consider a "real bed". We're glad you found the couch to be comfortable as that is a great place to rest as well. Since the house is two bedrooms with one bed being a Queen Bed and the other being a twin sized day bed and nursery with crib. I think we need to keep the listing as is but modify the "real bed" part of the listing. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We will definitely k.i.t. and look you up when we head over to Aussie as your place looks bright and lovely as you are! xxo

    June 2014
  • We exchanged our house in SF with Christina´s & Alex´ home in Venice Beach and it was just the best experience.
    The apartment is bright, perfectly clean and quiet, has a great layout and is equipped with everything you need.
    But there is more to it, it really has a wonderful, creative charm - you can feel that the hosts are wonderful people. And the garden is magical: lush green combined with Alex´ art!
    The other big advantage is the location. Within a short walk you have the beach, Venice boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Blvd with great restaurants, cafés and shops. (You should definitely follow Christinas recommendations concerning healty eats in the area, delicious!)
    So, this place is really the best example of why we love airbnb: you get the chance to stay in cosy, personal places from creative, inspiring people and experience the true local vibe!

    November 2013
  • Very charming home and lots of room to relax and enjoy the environment. And definitely a great location by Abbott Kinney, one of LA's hippest location. Christina wasn't around but she was very helpful and always making sure we were helped in our access to her home.

    October 2013
  • We (two adults and two teenagers) stayed in Christina and Alex's home for five days, and it could not have been better! We loved the light and airy space and yard filled with playful vintage furniture and art by Christina and Alex. They were also extremely warm and welcoming hosts. They made it easy to use beach cruiser bikes during our stay and had great ideas for how we could visit colleges and other sites in the area without ever getting caught in heavy traffic. Xtina and Alex also adapted kindly when we had a change in our arrival time. Their home, hospitality and guidance on top of a stellar location all made for a fantastic trip to Venice Beach and LA - we can hardly wait to go back. (Oh - and Christina's raw treats for sale in neighborhood restaurants are super delicious too!)

    July 2013
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    July 2013
  • Christina and Alex are the most wonderful hosts. Their home truly is an oasis! The only problem is that after staying with them you won't want to leave! This was by far my best airbnb experience to date for a variety of reasons. First, the hosts are incredible, kind, and generous. I had the good fortune to meet Christina, who is clearly one in a million. Second, the house itself is beautiful. It is bright, airy, beautifully furnished (I think Alex made some of the furniture (other is vintage), and it's, in a word, perfect), and filled with glorious art (most of which created by Christina and Alex)! Third, the location could not be more perfect. The street itself is magical and has a fantastic vibe. Of course, it's also incredibly close to Abbott Kinney where you will find the best restaurants, cafes, boutiques, etc. If you are headed to LA I cannot think of a more lovely place to stay than with Alex and Christina!!!!! I forgot to mention the glorious backyard and apricot trees!

    May 2013
  • Fantastic stay in Venice at Christina and Alex's wonderful home. The listing and photos were true to form, creative and bright and they were just extremely gracious hosts. From sharing local tips (and their bikes) to a great chocolate mousse that was waiting in the fridge, we had a great time from start to finish. Can't recommend it enough.

    April 2013
  • Amazing experience located in the best part of Venice. Christina and Alex were a delight. Thanks Again for everything!

    March 2013
  • Christina and Alex's place is really just as lovely as you'd imagine from the photos and the description. The sun shines in every room throughout the day, the flat is quiet and peaceful, and it would be hard to find a better location for easy reach of Abbot Kinney and Venice beach!
    Alex and Christina were staying in the studio in the garden, and were friendly and very helpful - we had a wonderful stay, thank you!
    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place!

    March 2013
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Artists and new parents as of 4/1/14 with a love and appreciation for nature, happiness, health and humanity. We are social entrepreneurs, working toward making the world an even lovelier place to live and experience through our creativity and compassion. We find great joy in creating, collaborating, camping, hiking, hot springs, having tea and sharing a fire with friends, yoga, music, energetic foods such as raw and vegan cuisine. We love to plant trees and garden and watch squirrels and hummingbirds in action. We are peaceful people who walk calmly on our wood floors and on the planet. We are tidy, minimalists, and independent. When we travel and people invite us into their homes they can expect a sweet, calm, clean couple who appreciates the opportunity and experience to connect. When people stay in our home they can expect to feel a warm, loving, zen environment. Our home is truly an oasis that exemplifies charm and beauty in both natural and man-made forms. Our guests can feel at ease when staying here knowing they are in a home with great energy, creativity and love. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this experience together! With love, X, A & N
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