Garden Bedroom.Garden Room looking East.
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1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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The Garden Room is a special treat in this 114 year old unique designer decorated residence in the heart of Venice Beach. It is bright and sunny and has a view over the front garden out onto the street that leads to the beach that is just 100 meters away.

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"One of the best places on AirBnB!" Oliver / NYC
"Absolutely lovely" Christoph / Frankfurt, Germany

Private bedroom in a 1903 designer decorated Victorian beach cottage. Less than a block from the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk, one block from the Main Street restaurants and shopping, four blocks to Abbott Kinney Boulevard, the hottest shopping and dining destination on the west side. In the heart of Silicon Beach, one block from famed Yoga & spinning studios. There are restaurants, bars and stores to suit all tastes within walking distance.

"Location, location, location! It was perfectly located" Sarah / Washington

You have full use of the house: bedroom, living room, microwave and refrigerator (in kitchen), two baths, dining room, TV loft with 55 inch flat screen. Bathrooms both have tubs and showers, one has a large jacuzzi.

This is one of the most famous homes in Venice, once owned by Abbot Kinney. Two people live in the house. "Wonderful house, awesome and charming:)" Alex / Moscow.

"Could not recommend it more highly" Rodney, New South Wales.
"I'll always choose this place! Jana / Berlin

20 Minutes to LAX. On major bus lines. Walking distance to Santa Monica Promenade, Santa Monica Place, and the Santa Monica Pier. Local bus lines within a block that link to the citywide Metro rail system. Abbot Kinney Boulevard is four blocks away.

"The location in the heart of Venice Beach is GREAT" Cathy / Paris

You can see the Pacific Ocean from the front porch. Stroll down less than a block to enjoy the wild scene on the Venice Boardwalk. One block east is the chic Santa Monica Main Street. More than 25 restaurants in all price ranges are within walking distance. Organic market, laundry, cleaner, wine shops, extensive Metro bus system within one block.

Coffee & tea served in morning. "Sublime maison de caractère à deux pas de la plage dans Venice" Nicolas / Toulouse

Your host is a director and designer for opera, theater, and television and has lived in this house in Venice for more than 25 years and will be happy to advise you on local sites, scenes, food, shopping, and entertainment.

The two cats, Bella and Slim look forward to your visit! "And we LOVED the cats" Grace / San Jose

There are two bedrooms that can be rented separately. The Garden Room is one (lots of windows) and we have decorated another space to create the Bangkok Room which is also available for rentals. That room has a queen bed and will be featured in the last picture in my profile (black, red and gold). The first bedroom picture is the Garden Room which has a double bed.

You can certainly find less expensive places to stay on the Westside, but you will not find a better location or a more elegant setting. We are striving to be the best place to stay in Venice, not the cheapest. The price varies according to the season, day of the week, and the number of persons visiting. It is calculated by Airbnb.

"I look forward to the next time I travel to the States so I can revisit this wonderful little oasis." Elizabeth / Australia

Guest access

The entire house except the two private bedrooms.

Interaction with guests

If I am home I am happy to answer guest's questions and give them advice on restaurants and sights to see in LA. If I am not here, there are extensive printed materials with that information available here.

Other things to note

There are two, very friendly cats, Slim and Bella.


Cleaning Fee: 35
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Smoking on porch or patio please.
1. Please keep your personal towels on the towel rack in your room.
2. Place dirty towels in the clawfoot tub in the west bathroom.
3. It is suggested that you lock your room when you leave the house.
4. If you use the large flat screen in the TV loft, please be sure the equipment is turned off when you are finished.
5. Please turn off lights to conserve electricity.
6. The water in your room is for your use, free of charge.
7. An outlet for charging phones or other personal electronics is located next to your bed.
10. Your room also locks from the inside.

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Cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

183 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
August 2017
I was in LA to work and knew that I would spend a lot of time moving around the city, and this was a brilliant way to have a little time for myself as well. It is the perfect location for nice morning runs and breakfast (and sunsets) on the beach, and there is plenty of good food nearby and the parking was pretty easy. E.J. is a wonderful host, and has tips that are much better than any tourist guide.

Catherine User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic place to stay to be near the colourful and vibrant action near Venice Beach. Felt very safe and secure, even though being so close to all the action. A beautiful house with beautiful furnishings. Any closer and you'd practically be on the beach, literally a minutes walk to the boardwalk. EJ was a great host, very relaxed.

Pam User Profile
August 2017
E.J's place is a fascinating beach house, a minutes' walk from Venice beach. The accommodation is quiet, the bed extremely comfy, the small garden quirky & the small outside seating relaxing. Plenty of places to eat & people-watch close by. I'd go back like a shot!! I'm recommending it to all my friends!

Melissa User Profile
July 2017
(URL HIDDEN)N(URL HIDDEN)N(URL HIDDEN)!! E.J.'s historic home is a just a couple of blocks from Venice boardwalk and beach! There are lovely restaurants very close by, and a drugstore right on the corner. You can rent boogie boards, bicycles, and/or boogie boards right around the corner. It was so ideal to be able to jump up each morning, put on my suit, and stroll down to the beach for an early morning swim. I also had a great time strolling north along the beach all the way to the Santa Monica Pier. EJ has lived in the area long enough to know where the best restaurants and shops are, and he is very generous in sharing his vast "local" knowledge. I enjoyed getting to know him, and am in awe of his extensive work and accomplishments in theatre and the arts locally, on the east coast, and abroad. He is a very interesting man, to say the least! This is a perfect house for you if location/proximity to the beach and boardwalk is your priority. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to visit! Highly recommend!

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
Start to finish, an amazing experience!! An unforgettable stay in Venice with an amazing host!

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
Absolutely wonderful home, close to food, shops, the beach, and Santa Monica. I don't think my stay would've been as great as it was if I didn't stay here. If you're wanting to really experience Venice for all that it is, then this is where you want to be.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
EJ is a great host--he has a beautiful, charming, mysterious old home that is so full of character and shows the amazing life he's lived. If you are a musical person with a love of cats, EJ will be your perfect host

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Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in January 2012
E.J. User Profile

Theatre, Television, Opera / Writer, Director & Designer

Burning Man participant for over 16 yearrs.

Producer of the Carnevale! Venice Beach

Life Motto: Non Je Ne Regrette Rien!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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