Welcome to 'The Captain's Quarters', a private home just a 1-minute walk to the beach, a 2-bedroom 100-year old beach cottage with modern amenities... wifi, HOT TUB, bbq, parking, laundry.. plus shops, restaurants, and markets just outside 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 master bedroom), 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 plus so much more... 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. The location is amazing, yet the home offers a quaint, private and tropical atmosphere.
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 with private outdoor deck with seating plus use of the garden facilities including hot tub, bbq, firepit, surf shower, lounging and dining areas as well as free reserved parking and free laundry facilities.
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 or phone call away!!
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 $50 pet fee, 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' (first night stay) 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.
No 3rd party reservations will be accepted without discussion and approval over the Airbnb message thread BEFORE reserving.
No indoor smoking.
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.
-Please park only in your assigned spot to insure you will not be towed.
-Do not leave your car in the spot past 11am the day of checkout without permission to insure you will not be towed.
The apartment is cosy and fits easily 5 people (three adults and two children in our case). The nice "jungle style" yard includes deck chairs and a hammock, which is very nice to chill out in the shade during the hot hours. Furthermore, the location is perfect, just a 2 minutes walk away from the beach and from plenty of bars and restaurants. Vanessa is kind and helpful. She has been very responsive when we've had some questions or issues.
Vanessa was a great host for our trip to Venice Beach and the Captain's Cottage. She even helped us select which unit was right for our family. She was very helpful and accommodating about our arrival.
The unit is precisely as pictured and truly only a couple of blocks from the sand and right in the heart of Venice. The king sized-bed was comfy and the teenagers enjoyed the hot tub. We did not have a chance to cook in the kitchen, but it looked fine for doing so. The washer and dryer are in the common area near the hot tub and, again, we did not have a chance to use it but looked fine. We were grateful for the parking out back in crowded Venice.
Lovely property and super convenient to Venice Beach. Once you open the private gate, you are in a lush tropical paradise! The courtyard between the properties is private and lushly landscaped. It includes a hot tub and washing facilities. The house was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a beach vacation. Vanessa was super friendly, welcoming and accommodating. A few steps to the beach or to several restaurants and bars. And two coffee houses! And bike rental! I can't recommend this property enough. I stayed here with my husband and two older teen children and we all loved it. The only thing to beware of is that it is a charming 100 year old beach cottage, so the little bathroom takes some getting used to. But it is charming and beautiful and we will come again if we are ever vacationing in Venice again.
Wow! We felt so fortunate to have booked this space! We were amazed by its proximity to the beach and to great restaurants -- as well as to LMU where we were visiting. Vanessa stayed in close contact with us to ensure that we had arrived and were settled. The space itself is super charming, with plentiful windows most of which open onto the lushly planted patios and provide refreshing breezes. We enjoyed breakfast al fresco at our patio table (although there is plenty of room indoors for dining as well). the Large living room and sitting area accommodates a group easily. We would definitely return and recommend this listing highly!
Venessa is on point and made us feel at home. The place is great and super close to the beach...
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.
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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 :)