About This Listing
Stay in a sweet and restful place in the heart of Venice. Old meets new in this fully furnished one-bedroom, blocks away from the most popular boutiques and restaurants on the West side.
"This flat is lovely! It truly is a unique hideaway in Venice. It was a welcoming and warm home on a quiet, residential street yet near to Abbot Kinney and the beach. The place was clean, spacious and just as described with lovely touches and comforts of being at home."
"This blue house is a great place, the apartment is very nice, you can go everywhere around with the bicycle, very convenient!"
"We had a wonderful stay at the Big Blue House! It was clean, cozy and conveniently located in the heart of Venice. We we able to walk to many restaurants and shops along Washington and Abbot Kinney."
This is a warm and welcoming 1-bedroom apartment in a craftsman house on quiet residential street. Completely private, you will be staying in a very warm, safe and clean studio in the heart of Venice. Modern furnishings complement the craftsman style of the building. There are unique features throughout the studio: wood-paneling in the LR, built-in cabinetry, hardwood floors throughout, adorable kitchen, cozy BR, bathroom w/ shower, lovely gardens on premises. We're located just off trendy Abbot Kinney Blvd. with its chic stores and gourmet restaurants. You can walk or use our two bikes to cruise around to cafes, restaurants, clubs, Venice Canals or the beach.
There is a queen bed in the bedroom, and a queen pullout couch in the living room. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. We keep it stocked with cooking oil, ketchup, mustard, sugar, coffee and tea, and are always happy to provide whatever else you need to help your cooking experience easier. There is also a private outdoor patio, where you can enjoy our balmy evenings. There is ample free parking on the street.
This is a charming space for someone looking to take in the Venice vibe, but still feel like they're staying in a warm, comfortable home away from home.
Children 2 and under stay free.
Will consider pet.
Our calendar is always up to date, book with confidence.
George and Thea
Equipped with all linens, towels, beach towels, soap, shampoo and everything you could possibly need.
The Abbot Kinney strip is getting to be the most popular boutique and restaurant strip on the West Side. Lots to choose from and easy to walk to.
We are three blocks from main bus lines going into Santa Monica, the airport and downtown LA.
We've worked hard to create a "home away from home" for you at a fraction of what a simple hotel room in the area would cost. Please treat it accordingly and don't leave a terrible impression after yourself.
YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $25 WHEN:
- you leave dirty dishes in the sink
- you leave bikes in worse condition than you found them
- brake boogie boards and don't replace them
- you leave sand on furniture or floors
- brake dishes or glasses and don't notify us to find out what their value is
- leave the house in "trashed" condition, with garbage and recycle items everywhere, wet towels on the floor, etc.
- change the schedule settings on the thermostat
- leave lights on while you're away
THERE IS A $100 FEE FOR NOISE DISTURBANCE PER INCIDENT.
This is a private home on quiet, residential street, friendly property. This is not a place for late-night parties. You are absolutely welcome to have dinner and drinks on the patio, as long as you can observe the neighbors' need for sleep.
Pets are allowed, but must be well-behaved, meaning absolutely no barking any time of day or night, no scratching furniture. If the pet rules are not observed, you may be asked to vacate the premises. Additional deposit required for pets.
There are two adult that you may use. But you are responsible for repairing damage that occurs from careless or inappropriate handling and use.
We had a great experience in Venice Beach. All the essentials were taken care of for us and we were very comfortable. The bikes were a great touch and one of our favorite parts of the trip. We even left a pair of shoes and they mailed them to us. Great hosts. Will stay again. Thanks!
We stayed at the Big Blue House for four days, and loved it! The location can't be beat, with just a stone's throw to Venice Beach and Abbott Kinney. For a family of four, it was perfect, and we would definitely stay there again. Communications with George and Thea was excellent, though we never met in person. Be aware of the street cleaning, which will set you back a cool 75 bucks if you forget.
Great location for venice and abbot kinney. comfy and quiet. easy parking. thanks for the great stay
Beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood, exactly as advertised! George and Thea were very quick to respond to all of my questions and reassuringly live nearby. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay near Abbott Kinney/Venice Canals. Great walking neighborhood.
The Big Blue House was totally as described and a great place to stay. Clean and bright. Location can't be beat: close to the beach, walk to French Market for coffee, breakfast, lunch, etc, and shops, restaurants, etc on Abbot Kinney strip. The hosts responded quickly to emails in advance and a call while we were there. Lots of helpful info. Would definitely recommend the place and stay there again.
We had a lovely stay at the Big Blue House! The apartment itself makes you feel right at home and they have left many leaflets and maps about the area which were extremely useful. Such a great location too!
Make sure you take advantage of using the bikes, such a relaxing and convenient way to get around Venice and Santa Monica!
Thank you so much for letting us stay here.
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About the Host, George And Thea
Great place for breakfast or lunch. Run by a couple of French women, the cafe offers great imported food products and very tasty food. Reasonably priced.Abbot Kinney Boulevard CA 90291-4877
Best kept secret in Venice, Marlas is a small place where the owner cooks everything on site. Bring your own wine/beer. Food is excellent, quiet, romantic atmosphere. A night to remember.Abbot Kinney Boulevard CA 90291
Best shopping and restaurant street in LA. Super trendy, can be on the pricey side. But its a must see.Abbot Kinney Blvd Los Angeles CA 90291
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Use our bikes to ride from Venice all the way to Santa Monica and further. Check out the boardwalk with all its mini-shops, restaurants and endless variety of people.Bike Path Santa Monica CA 90401
A splendid shopping experience on the West Side. End your spree with a meal on the upper floor of the mall - the view is breathtaking.3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica CA
Strangest little museum youll ever visit. Go during the mid-morning hours, so you can also grab some tea and treats on the upper terrace. A very unique experience.Venice Blvd Los Angeles CA 90232
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Where all the stars have stars on the pavement.Hollywood Blvd LA CA 90028
If youre in Hollywood at night, stop by the Observatory. Below you the boulevard of stars. Above you, the real thing. Make sure you check out one of their video shows, theyre truly spectacular.E Observatory Ave Los Angeles California 90027
Once a forgotten waterway, the LA River is now seeing a major rebirth. Check out this beautiful river walk and keep an eye out for birds and local wildlife. In the middle of LA!Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Glendale CA 91201