Welcome to 'The Captain's Quarters'... just steps to the sand, a 2-bedroom private 100-year old beach cottage! Everything is within walking distance, yet safe and gated, with beach, shops, restaurants, and rentals a 1-minute walk from your door.
Tucked away in a lush garden property, a two-minute walk to the the beach, is this secluded complex of 4 bungalows built in the 1920's. This particular home, fondly referred to as 'The Captain's Quarter's' due to it's Sailing Theme, has 2 bedrooms (2 bunks and a single sleep 3 in one bedroom and a California king sized bed sleeps 2 in the other), dining area, a 52" flat screen in the living room with free premium cable and large & comfy sectional sofa, full kitchen, full bath, private patio overlooking the hot tub and garden, and reserved parking. The property offers use of a washer & dryer, fire pit, BBQ, surf shower and a hot tub as well as tables and chairs throughout the gardens.
You can walk to the Venice Pier in two minutes; there is great surf north & south side, as well as a few other rad breaks up & down the beach. If you aren't a surfer, there are still waves to romp in, lots of dolphins and sea life to watch, sun-rays to catch and great views off the pier in all directions. Stroll back to the bungalows after an long day of play, rinsing off in the outdoor surf shower in the garden, and hopping into the toasty hot tub at dusk under the canopy of leaves is just fantastic!
The Bungalows are located less that a block from Washington Boulevard, where you will find shops, restaurants, local markets, bars and rentals of all kinds... surfboards, bikes, paragliding and more. There is no shortage of fun activities in Venice Beach, that's for sure! Don't forget to stroll east, for after a 30 second walk you are at the south edge of the Venice Canals Historical District, filled with lots of beautiful homes, birds, bridges and boats, all around you as you explore this famous area!
Your own private 2-bedroom home, and use of the garden facilities including hot tub and laundry, as well as free reserved parking.
Interaction with Guests
I would love to meet you at checkin, show you around the grounds and home, and answer any questions you have!! After that, I leave you to enjoy your vacation, but I am always an email of phone call away!!
All the pictures posted here are spots within walking distance. The central location of these bungalows is unsurpassed, and the property is gated for privacy and safety. We gladly welcome pets with advanced notice, and the dense garden has always been a magical play-area for kids.
Loads of great available public transportation, as well as the proximity to the beach, make this home ideal for travelers without a car. The airport is only 6 miles away, about a $30 taxi ride, and we highly recommend Uber as the fast and easy way to travel in Los Angeles.
However, if you do opt for a car, there is a free reserved parking space for you to use :)
Other Things to Note
Although the bungalows are on the brink of becoming a centenarian structure, they offer today's conveniences such as all the premium cable channels on flat screens, and of course, wifi. We have always keep the bungalows stocked with a 'starter-kit' of paper goods and kitchen items such as coffee & seasonings plus towels for bath & beach, and fresh, fluffy pillows with cozy bedding on comfy beds :)
We have a 3-day minimum stay on most weekends, please message before requesting shorter stays.
Outdoor smoking only, please.
USE OF THE HOT TUB AND COURTYARD ENDS AT 10PM
Pets are welcome with pre-approval and additional $50 cleaning fee, can not be left in the home unattended, and must be picked up after and leashed at all times on the property.
Please be respectful of Quiet Time (after 10pm), there are at times other guests at The Bungalows that have small children, jet lag, are on different sleeping schedules, or just simply want a peaceful evening :)
Upon check-out, please leave all dishes/utensils/glassware washed, used towels in a pile, and garbage out to the bins near parking.
Checkout is at 11am
Any additional cleaning required (carpet steaming due to stains, pet-hair removal on furniture, repairs due to negligence), property missing or damaged, or a late check-out will result in a deduction of the deposit.
No additional guests or visitors permitted either in the home or on the property/yard at any time.
Very cozy banglow with a nice private yard, there is even a Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the beach, ton of restaurants, the canal area is also nearby. We did enjoy staying there, extremely convenient, and not crowed by tourists.
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay in Venice Beach. The house suited our needs and Vanessa was a welcoming host. We loved the walkability to the beach, bike rentals and eating options. Hot tub and garden area was a nice and comfortable place to relax. Is a great spot for a family. Thanks for allowing us to stay.
We loved our stay at the cottages. We actually ended up staying in one the first night and another the next. Both were lovely, different styles but equally comfortable. The location is exactly as advertised. Quick walk to the beach, plus several restaurants and a local convenience store that has all the groceries you need for a quick stay. And if you're looking for a place to get away and work, the outdoor space is second to none. Zen, gorgeous, inspiring. We'll definitely be back!
Great location to the beach and the Venice nightlife... We maximised the hot tub usage! The bungalow is cosy and has everything you need. Thanks for the great stay, Vanessa!
We chose Venice Beach for a weeks vacation which took in Christmas several months ago. After the first day my 17 year old son said, "dad this is the best vacation ever and we have only been here one day." Vanessa was fabulous to work with from booking until departure. The location is perfect, solitude in the middle of terrific shops, food and the board walk. We rented bikes and in 20 minutes we were at the Santa Monica Pier taking in all the rides. By car we were 10 minutes tops to Santa Monica place which is an absolute must. Our last night we ate at Mao's restaurant, outstanding food! Also for those of you who stumble in the morning until you get coffee, I counted 50 steps to two coffee shops. The boogie boarding, and snowman on the beach were highlights; and to think everybody returned to our quiet little bungalow every night exhausted exactly the way Vanessa represented it to be. The hot tub was terrific! Oh and one important element, Vanessa please tell the two gentlemen who kept the out door common area clean thank you. They were very very kind! Obviously, with my comments, I would give the house and Vanessa a #1. Happy new year Vanessa and God Bless!
The house is amazing, Vanessa is kind, I defensively recommend this property!
We got really good help from Vanessa when we arrived. She also assisted us with a lot of advise and answers. The place absolutely OK and the place has a perfect location close to the beach and Washington boulevard. The hot tub is a bonus.
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Hi! I have lived in Venice and Marina del Rey for more than a decade. It's a wonderful area and it makes me happy to share this community with guests from all over the globe :)