Designer Venice Craftsman Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291, United States
Your host, Cayley
40 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This charming architect-owned and fully re-modelled craftsman cottage is located on Electric Ave within the most desirable pocket of Venice Beach. Steps to Abbot Kinney, a short walk or bike ride to the Rose restaurants and just 4 blocks to the beach, there is honestly no better place to experience Venice. The house sits in a beautiful lush tropical garden with mango, cherimoya, cherry and guava trees -- there is an stone outdoor firepit and amazing deck under the umbrella of a huge date palm tree that is exceptional for entertaining or use as your own outdoor living space. What's more, the house has two parking spaces secured by an electronic gate - something that you will find very valuable on weekends, in the summer, and especially on First Fridays when parking is in high demand in the area.
The house features two bedrooms, a two-sided gas fireplace, sky-lighted kitchen, a very large bathroom accessible to both bedrooms, two televisions with Direct TV, a full sized brand new washer & dryer, wireless internet and a large extremely comfortable sofa that could sleep an additional 5th guest. We also are able to offer a Graco Pack 'n' Play baby basinet for parents traveling with babies & toddlers. FInally, there are two beach cruisers available to our guests to ride around town and cruise the boardwalk on!
When you stay at Electric Ave we'll leave you with a full list and map of all the insider's tips - best restaurants to eat at, where to go for a drink, where to shop, bike rentals, bike routes, local grocery stores, and so much more. We also live only 5 minutes away so we are easily available and accessible should any issues arise or to help make your stay more comfortable.
We hope you'll enjoy our home as much as we do! It's a very special place.

**Our home was selected to be included in the 2013 Venice Home & Garden Tour, showcasing Venice's best!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We stayed at the cottage for a week on vacation from NYC and loved every second of it. The location will not be any better than where this property lies. Literally, everything is around the corner. The cottage itself is exactly what we expected garnished with a nice bottle of wine upon arrival. Cayley is incredibly responsive. The two parking spots inside the property are nearly unheard of in Venice which made them invaluable. The property is everything you want while vacationing in Venice. If you don't choose to stay here then you're messing up.

    June 2014
  • This is a wonderful home with a great outdoor garden setting and perfect location.

    June 2014
  • The house was beautiful and the location was great, just one block off of Abbot Kinney. The garden was amazing as was the whole outside area -- we were able to have a lovely dinner outside with friends and family, all BBQing under the surprisingly gloomy LA sky. But it didn't matter in that setting. My family was all thrilled to stay at this house and we would definitely stay again next time they're in town. Cayley was helpful and accessible, so thank you for letting us stay in your home!

    May 2014
  • Cayley's home was so amazing during our stay in Venice. The house is furnished to perfection with anything you need, the beds are super comfortable, and the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer are added bonuses! Cayley was super helpful when needed and quick to respond, I'd recommend staying here anytime you are in the area!

    May 2014
  • We spent more than one week in this wonderful house. We really enjoyed our stay a lot! The house is exactly as it's shown on the pictures. The wonderful green garden created high value as the weather was fantastic during our stay. The area around offers a lot of nice little restaurants and bars. Communication with Cayley was always perfect! We will come back! Thanks for all!

    May 2014
  • Cayley's house in Venice was perfect for our stay. As we had two 12 year old boys with us it was great to be central to the beach and just 50 meters from Abbott Kinney where we could wander for breakfast and coffee. We travelled from Australia to take the boys to Disneyland and do some sightseeing in LA. It was great to have parking at the house as we had a rental car and didn't have to find street parking.The house is beautifully appointed and the deck, BBQ and firepit are great features and were used often. We had one minor problem with plumbing but it was easily fixed when I called Cayley and she quickly told me how to rectify the issue, other than that no problems whatsoever. It was a great house and we had a great stay. We'll definitely be back when we next visit the US.

    April 2014
  • I don't think there could have been a more perfect place for our family of four (2 adults + 2 kids) to stay for a week long vacation. There are so many things we loved about Cayley's cottage. It's clean, modern, very comfortable and truly in the best location on the westside (right next to Abbot Kinney). We loved the outdoor space and being able to enjoy our meals or simply relax outside in the beautiful yard. The quality and attention to detail, from the fresh tulips and wine, fluffy towels, very comfy beds, having a dedicated parking space, make it a very special place.

    April 2014
  • This residence is beautiful—exactly as pictured in the photos. Great proximity to Abbot Kinney, one of the coolest commercial districts in the city. Cayley is a very responsive host, who also values your privacy. I wholeheartedly recommend staying here.

    April 2014
  • Cayley has a beautiful house in the heart of Venice. The house is on a quiet street just feet from the shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney. There are two well-appointed bedrooms and one big bathroom with a great soaking tub. The house gets tons of natural light and has a beautiful outdoor space with a picnic table and a fire pit. There is also gated private parking which is just wonderful to have in Venice.

    Cayley was always extremely responsive, and although I never met her, she seemed really friendly and thoughtful.

    Only negative thing that might be worth knowing is that the house does not offer a lot in terms of privacy. Cayley has done everything she can to make the house as private as possible but the living room is still pretty exposed to the busy Electric Ave. The master bedroom also abuts the porch of a neighboring house, so with the window open we had some noise from the neighbors and their kids pretty early in the morning.

    Thanks for the wonderful stay Cayley!

    Elizabeth and Nathan

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Cayley's cottage in March. It was wonderful. Clean and just like the pictures. The location is perfect, so close to everything. We biked along the beach each morning, ate lunch at one of the many cool restaurants, we could walk to, and then grilled at home in the evening!! Loved it and would stay there again if I'm in the area. Perfect for two but have to say it is quite cozy for four adults, but it worked.

    March 2014
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Canadian girl living in Southern California by way of New York. I'm an architect and designer with a passion for travel, art and food. I love to host people and make it my job to be sure visitors have the best experience they can while on my turf - I will gladly provide recommendations to the best restaurants and attractions that only a local could offer up!
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