My beach bungalow is a one-bedroom house, only a 2-minute walk to the beach, GREAT neighborhood, has a private patio, full kitchen and bathroom, living room, premium cable channels, wif, parking PLUS garden courtyard with HOT TUB, BBQ, free laundry++
Tucked away in this lush garden property,a 2-minute walk to the beach (just one block from the waves!) and a 30-second walk to the Historical Venice Canals, is a secluded complex of 4 bungalows built in the 1920's. This particular bungalow, fondly referred to as 'The Artisan', is a junior-one bedroom with it's own private gated patio. The Artisan Bungalow offers a queen bed in the bedroom as well as a pull-out sofa in the living room and an optional roll-away bed as well, full kitchen, full bath, and gated courtyard.
The Artisan Bungalow proudly displays many pieces of artwork created by local artisans including paintings & prints as well as photos, sculptures and crafts. The majority of these artists sell their creations on the world-famous Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk, so you can admire a piece on your stay, but also meet the craftsman in person when exploring Venice's Oceanfront Walk!
The home offers both a dining and a lounge area on a private patio (complete with hammock!), in the living room a 52" flat screen with all premium cable channels, secured wifi, also a sofa-bed & desk in the living room, queen bed in the bedroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen with stove/oven, large fridge & microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and more, as well as a full bath with shower and tub. These bungalows are situated in a 100 Year-Old Garden, one of the oldest in all of Venice, and this particular house has the private patio flanked by cypress and palms... truly a paradise!
Outside of your own private patio is a large shared courtyard with many amenities such as the hot tub & dryer, fire pit, BBQ, surf shower and free laundry facilities, as well as relaxing tables and chairs throughout the gardens. You will have a free reserved parking space as well that can accommodate one large car or two small cars parked tandem.
Interaction with Guests
I live a few blocks away and can answer any questions you have about transportation, local hangouts, bike rentals or surf lessons... happy to meet you at checkin to hand off the keys, but your time and privacy is yours.
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 due at the day of checkin (please see House Rules), and the dense garden and tub has always been a magical play-area for kids.
You can walk to the 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 is 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. Coming back to the bungalows, rinsing off in the outdoor surf shower in the garden, and hopping into the toasty hot tub under the canopy of leaves is just fantastic!
Or you can walk east, away from the beach, for 30 seconds, and you are at the beginning the Venice Canals Historical District. Lots of beautiful homes, birds, bridges and boats are all around you as you stroll through this famous area.
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!
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-day supply) 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 :)
- No 3rd party reservations will be accepted without discussion and approval over the Airbnb message thread BEFORE reserving.
-Outdoor smoking only, please.
-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) and use of the shared courtyard, BBQ, free laundry and hot tub ends at 10 pm.
-Upon check-out, please leave all dishes/utensils/glassware washed, used towels in a pile, and garbage out to the receptacles near the garages. Please leave keys on the kitchen counter :)
-Checkout is at 11am
-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.
Bungalow as described, and in great location. Super-close to beach, biking, shops, and eating out.
Vanessa provided very accurate instructions for us to let ourselves in and out, responded quickly when we had questions, and came over to meet us.
My wife, two boys (6 and 9), and I stayed in the Artisan cottage for three nights - and it was absolutely wonderful. We loved the location - near the beach, canals and shops of Venice. The place is very charming and worked great for the four of us. Inside the gates is a peaceful oasis with hammocks and hot tub. Vanessa was a great and very responsive and helpful host. We would love to stay there again.
Vanessa was a terrific host! Friendly, prompt and available. The bungalow is adorable and the pictures really don't do it justice. The garden is very cute, although we didn't have time to take advantage of the hot tub, will have to come back! Also it's a very convenient location, so easy to get to and from the beach and abbot Kinney. My favorite thing was going for jogs on the canals in the morning which are tucked away just across the street. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon!
This is a good location and includes a car park.
Good response from Vanessa if there was problem.
The place is small and a bit tight for 4 of us but it was OK.
All the amenities worked OK. Washing machine and spa pool was good.
Me and my two girlfriends stayed 2 nights at the artisan bungalow and had a great experience. The place is really charming and just a block away from the beach. Also really close to the cows end which is a great place to get your moorning started! Next time I visit Venice I'll definatley stay at Vanessas again! She is a great host, superfriendly and replays within seconds! Overall awsome experience, would really recommend!
Vanessa's place was great, easy to find, easy to walk to dinner, comfortable and cozy. I would recommend it to friend.
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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 :)