About This Listing
Welcome to The Surfer's Paradise with HOT TUB, a traditional 2-bedroom beach bungalow a block from the ocean! Ideally located, walk to the beach, pier, canals, bars shops n' restaurants in 2 minutes or less. Free parking, laundry, WIFI, full kitchen!
Tucked away in a lush garden property, a one-minute walk from the beach and Venice Canals, is this secluded complex of bungalows built in the 1920's. This particular home, fondly referred to as 'The Surf' due to it's beach theme has massive pine tree growing through the private patio, has 2 bedrooms (2 double-wide bunks in one bedroom and a king in the other), dining area, a 52" flat screen in the living room, full kitchen, private patio and 100 Year-Old Garden, plus reserved parking. The property has a shared 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 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!
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 and the dense garden and tub has always been a magical play-area for kids.
Interaction with Guests
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 :)
Please make sure you have a laptop or smartphone so that you may access your reservation upon arrival with such vital information as... how to check in, wifi network and passcode, entrance to the home, check-out time and responsibilities, and so much more :) If you do not have a laptop or smartphone, please print out your itinerary before arrival, or ask me to print one for you and leave it in the home… happy to do that, but in an attempt to be as environmentally friendly as possible, I will not supply your printed itinerary unless requested at the time of booking... for the trees :)
We'd love for you to come and enjoy these unique, nearly 100-year old beach bungalows. This is truly a one-of-a-kind vacation rental in the PERFECT location!
We would be happy to adjust last-minute pricing to see 'The Surf' full of relaxing guests :)
Other Things to Note
Please email me with any questions at all, I'm always happy to chat and meet new friends :)
No 3rd party reservations will be accepted without discussion and approval over the Airbnb message thread BEFORE reserving.
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.
Outdoor smoking only, please.
The use of the courtyard ends at 10pm. 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 ;)
-HOT TUB CLOSES AT 10PM
-Upon check-out at 11am, 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
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.
From Nov 26 - 28, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
We had a great time. Great communication with Vanessa. The location was extremely convenient -- walked to market, excellent breakfast spots for dining in or take out, restaurants and beach right down the street. Despite its close proximity to everything, the neighborhood was quiet -- look forward to staying again soon.
We had a great time at Vanessas place. The house was large and suited us well (3kids and 2adults). The kitchen was fully equieped, we had everything. The kids loved the hot tube in the backjard. Although it was shared among other guests we pretty much had it to our self. It is very close to shopping, beach etc, and Starbucks was just around the corner!!
I stayed at the Surfer's House with my family for 3 nights. The Surfer's House is in a great location close to the beach and a number of places to eat. A parking space is provided. Vanessa was a great host and was very helpful, she was easy to contact before and throughout our stay.
Thanks heaps to Vanessa for sharing her property, it was exactly as in the photos . Perfect location - 2-5 min walk to everything and yet surprisingly quiet. We lived Venice beach and wound definitely stay again.
Vanessa was really courteous , dropping round the day we arrived to say hi and offer help . Great house , great host.
The Raubal family
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About the Host, Vanessa
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 :)
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