About this listing
A rare gem! Complete remodel with high end fixtures, skylight, deck & tasteful decor. Amazing location near beach, shops & restaurants on Abbott Kinney, farmers mkt, bike trail, marina & canals. Great garden & playground next door. Long-term OK!
This lovely home was featured on HGTV!!! One block from trendy Abbot Kinney in the heart of Venice Beach! Thorough remodel from top to bottom completed over the last few years. New roof, copper plumbing, electrical upgrade, tankless water heater, frosted glass doors, and birch hardwood flooring throughout.
Styling is modern, but warm with high end fixtures and tasteful extras such as quartz countertops, lacquered kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, imported glass tiles, slate tile, recessed lighting, custom teak woodwork, custom closet system, telescoping skylight, dome light, Lutron dimmers, and window treatments throughout.
Living in Venice is all about being outside and this house takes full advantage with an award winning tropical garden designed by British celebrity landscaper, featuring an artisan crafted seating area and fence, custom hardscape and a variety of colorful and fragrant plants.
Interior decor is a mixture of Asian antiques and Danish modern. Very simple with clean lines. There is a new seating area in the kitchen with three chairs (not featured in the photos) and a low to the ground couch that provides another sleeping option with ample bedding and linens.
Everyone comments that the house has good energy and they love the location. It's small, only 650 square feet, but cozy, easy to clean and nicely decorated with unique art and photographs. There is even a small meditation area in the second bedroom/office/annex area (separated from the main bedroom by frosted glass doors).
If you like quality over quantity this will be just the right place for you and your friends/family. Kids and pets are welcome! Longer term stays are ideal. I also love to have repeat guests.
Please note there is a ton of construction going on in Venice these days. There are several projects near the house so there is sometimes construction noise. This has not been an issue for myself or recent guests, but I feel its important to give you a heads up!
Please make yourselves at home! There is a fire pit, two beach cruisers with locks, juicer, drip coffee pot (not maker) with filter, iron, hair dryer, fresh linens and towels (more found under the day bed), fully equipped kitchen and even a basketball court just next door for your enjoyment. There is a TV with local stations, but its mainly for use with your laptop. There is reliable wifi.
Interaction with Guests
It's a pleasure to meet fellow travelers from all over the world. Guests have included a diplomat from Africa, a spiritual teacher from India, surfers from Australia, actors and models from Switzerland, a grandmother from NZ and families with children visiting LA for business from San Francisco to NYC. Everyone is welcome!
Have a yummy breakfast at the French Market or on Venice Beach, a healthy lunch at Lemonade or Zinque (with free wifi) and fancy dinner on Abbot Kinney or Rose after a sunset stroll, dip in the ocean, walk along the canals or bike ride along the beach & boardwalk. All within a 10-15 minute walk from the cottage.
Grab a bike and go! There are two beach cruisers and a lock in the back storage room for your enjoyment. Or walk down Washington to the beach and you can rent faster bikes with gears, helmets and children's bikes.
Other Things to Note
The second bedroom is small (there isn't much separation between the two bedrooms), but it works great for children or an overnight guest. Please note that this room is separated from the main bedroom by sliding, frosted glass doors, which can be locked, but you are in close proximity to the main bedroom and are sleeping on a day bed. There is a desk and small alter with Buddha. Don't forget to rub his belly and make a wish before you go!
The TV gets local channels only, no cable. This house is not a good fit for TV lovers. Instead, take a bike ride, explore the canals and walk streets, play in the playground next door and really experience all that Venice has to offer! The cottage is heated with space heaters and cooled by fans. Since the weather is temperate it works well.
Let me know what's missing and I'll do my best to provide it.
Welcome!!! I LOVE to share my home with conscious, caring folks! Please treat it with respect and leave it in the same condition as you found it. I take great pride in making sure that you have everything you need and are comfortable & happy here. I will be available to help you as needed or if I am traveling will leave a contact person for you. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES when entering the house and take the trash and recycling out before you go. I would be extremely grateful if you would remove all personal items like food and toiletries unless you have items to share that will not spoil. Have a wonderful time and please do enjoy your stay!
No smoking in the house or on the property please. If you enjoy watering a garden, I'd be most grateful any time!!!