Venice Haven - Steps to the Beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sunset Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291, United States
Your host, Buz
42 Reviews
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The Space

Best location in Venice Beach. On a quiet walk street steps from the beach.

½ block (100 meters) to the ocean and boardwalk in prized North Venice.

House is a charming restored 2 story Victorian loaded with character. Huge bamboo trees and Japanese black pine in the fenced yard. Ocean breezes and natural light all day.

Please be advised this is a quiet non-party place. It doesn't work here to have loud music or noise. Kindly find another place if that's what you seek.

Two levels connected by spiral staircase. Upstairs: entry porch, dining room with loft, small kitchen, full bath with tub, living room with sleeper couch. Downstairs is bedroom with queen size bed, futon sleeper sofa and bathroom with shower. There is an in-building washer/dryer and most rare in Venice – two tandem parking spaces in backyard carport!

42 inch flat screen television in living room and 32 inch in downstairs bedroom. Satellite Direct TV with Premium movie channels and high speed wireless internet.
Amenities at no charge include: bicycles (tandems and cruisers), surfboards, playpen, strollers and kid games.

5 minutes walk to:

Abbot Kinney Boulevard: “coolest street in America” - hip shops, renowned restaurants and galleries; Rose Ave. and Main Street, coffee houses, Whole Foods, Gold’s Gym, Venice and Santa Monica Farmer’s Market with petting zoo and live bands.

Your host is a long time Venice resident and will be glad to answer your questions and help with recommendations.

Right in the middle of all the nearby attractions: Santa Monica Pier and 3rd St. Promenade, L.A. Farmer’s Market, Getty Museum. Topanga canyon, Malibu, LACMA, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios and Disneyland.
LAX is 15 minutes away. Airport shuttle and buses available.

Some of the reviews are for another 3 Bdr place in the same building. Venice Haven is now a full-time 1 Bedroom as described above. Kindly view the pictures.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 3 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Good location. Good value.

    June 2014
  • It was good and we are verry happy with everything. we loved the bikes!

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I were traveling California and this was our second stop, and the first airbnb place we stayed that was not shared. Buz was very helpful and sent me an email prior to arrival with everything I needed to know - especially how to enter the car port (convenient, private entry). The place was in a great location, with a very beach-rental vibe. I loved bamboo gateway and our small outdoor space. The punch key door made things very convenient as well.

    The walls are thin, and there was a large family staying in the same building. The first time we heard them it sounded as if they were in our room - the steps they climbed to enter their rental are right outside our bedroom window. But we got used to hearing their comings and goings and it never bothered us to hear the extra noise. We only stayed for 2 nights, and spent most days out and about, but it had what we needed and we were very happy with the space.

    May 2014
    Response from Buz:

    6/15 - Future guests will be pleased to know that we added sound proofing to the walls and ceiling of this apartment and put large rugs and padding in the apartment next door. Greatly reduces any sounds!

    May 2014
  • The apartment was good and the location can't be beat. The little kitchen made it easy to cook simple meals on the small patio. The only issue we had was the noise from the renters above us. The walls/ceilings are thin and the group was noisy...Buz was good about contacting them but they still posed a challenge late into the evening. If you need a good, clean convenient place to sleep and can tolerate noise from potential other Airbnber's this is the place.

    May 2014
  • Our stay at the Venice Haven was fabulous! We stayed with another couple while we were in town for a wedding. The two bathrooms were a great asset. We also really enjoyed the amenities of the place and made frequent use of the tandem bikes and boogie boards. The location is also a huge plus. We were able to walk to the beach in 2minutes and also to the restaurants on Abbott Kinney in about 5 minutes. Lastly the parking was awesome. It was great to be able to drive around and not have to worry where we would park when we got home. The only drawback was our last night the people staying above us arrived around 1am and was making noise until 3am. Other than that the place was very quiet and we were there 3 nights. Over all I would give Venice Haven two thumbs up. We would definitely stay again!

    May 2014
  • Our (email hidden) was nice. The apt is 200mt from the beach and with the bikes you can easily move around without the car. The car park comes very handy since you don't have to fight for finding a spot or pay for it.

    The flat isn't quiet when you have guests on the upper level: one night we had screaming people all night long, but it was for 1 nite only.

    I'll be back as soon as possible.

    May 2014
  • we loved the location of Buz's property! it's an older building, if you're looking for a hotel experience, this isn't it, however, it was clean, had what we needed, and provided us some extra perks that was well worth our money! Buz was an awesome host, even though we never got to meet him, he was almost always immediately reachable to answer questions and figure things out. our wifi was intermittent, but other then that, we loved using his tandem bikes around venice beach/santa monica and the neighbourhood had some great brunch spots and was close to many points of interest. thanks Buz!

    April 2014
  • We came late and left early, but the apartment did it's job. With parents in the large bed and the two kids in the practical IKEA sofa-bed, the whole family fit into the one large bedroom downstairs.
    The best thing about this apartment though is the location. Literally right next to the boardwalk and the beach, I went out and bought breakfast at a cafe and ate it at the small patio. Beautiful!
    I never got to meet Buz, but he helped us find a restaurant nearby and other practical matters by phone. We are very happy campers!

    April 2014
  • Good contact via phone with Buz. He was very helpful with an early check in.

    Good location at Venice Beach. Affordable low budget accommodation.

    Had fun on the bikes.

    Apartment as described. Photos give a reasonable sense of the place. I would add: entrance is through back parking lot, no views.

    Stayed with my wife and son. Sofa bed upstairs is OK but does take up all of the room.

    Very very noisy when other guests are staying in Buz's other apartments in the building. We had three large groups staying and could hear every word, every footstep etc. Kid running round and early starts made the mornings a drag.

    Will book a place for a few more dollars next trip just to avoid this disturbance.

    April 2014
  • Very nice place, TOP location. A lot of help from Buz, via email and phone. Would definitely recommend staying at Buz'.

    March 2014
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