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About this listing

Rejuvenate your mind and body after a long day in Venice at our private and lush garden guest house. Within walking distance to Abbot Kinney, but easily accessible to the rest of Los Angeles, our location is the ideal mix of convenience and location.

The space

The guesthouse is decorated with our private collection from travels across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, etc, as well as from the many local flea markets around the Los Angeles area. We do not provide television because we conceived this space as one of relaxation, away from the confines of modern technology.

Additional amenities include:
- Microwave
- Coffee grinder
- French press
- Coffee machine
- Bowls, Plates and Silverware
- Mini-Fridge
- Fan and heater
- Books and games
- Patio heater

We require all potential guests to have a completed profile before inquiring and/or booking. Please note that this space can only accommodate two adults. We do not accommodate pets.

The location provides easy access to all the benefits of Venice but in a quiet neighborhood community.

We are only half a block to the famous Venice Walking Streets, which you can use to stroll directly to Abbot Kinney or the beach.

The section of Lincoln Blvd. directly at the end of our street is undergoing a rapid transformation and has been terms "The Linc" by locals. There you will find a growing list of eateries, clubs and cafes.

There is an abundance of delicious and healthy eateries of all types and price points within walking and/or driving distance. We are happy to recommend and share information on questions or concerns you have during your stay.

Utilizing a route through the best neighborhoods of Venice, you can ride a bike to the beach in 10 minutes or walk in about 20 minutes, depending on your pace.

Guest access

The space is self-contained and offers everything you need to make the most of your visit to Venice Beach and/or Los Angeles. The spacious room has private access and includes a queen size bed, a lounge area with sofa, a kitchenette and private bathroom. The room opens up to a full patio where you can enjoy the fresh air of the Venice mornings, the bright afternoon sun, or the cool evenings an outdoor heater. There is also a shaded side garden with a fountain that our guests can enjoy.

The guesthouse shares the garden and side garden gate access with the homeowners. The rental unit itself, as well as the patio area are for the use of guests during their stay. Access to the unit is through a locked gate, along a garden path past the front house to the rear of the lot.

Interaction with guests

We respect the privacy of our guests and do our best to ensure they feel comfortable during their stay.

Our guests can expect us to meet them upon their arrival and provide an introduction to the space. During the course of their stay, the hosts will be accessible in person to address any concerns or provide information. Guests will likely cross paths with the hosts from time to time as they come and go from the space, but once inside the guest area, there is visual separation from the host's accommodations.

Other things to note

We prefer that guests refrain from wearing shoes inside the guest house. Indoor slippers are provided.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $130 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We ask our guests to please abstain from:

- Smoking (any substance) on the property (inside or outside)
- Using illicit drugs
- Bringing any additional guests (e.g., friends, clients) onto the premises

We do however encourage:

- Reading by moonlight
- Enjoying a book beside our herb garden and fountain
- Sleeping on a soft queen size bed
- Going on a morning/evening stroll amongst the eclectic mix of houses and people in the surrounding neighborhoods.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

103 Reviews


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Lauren User Profile
June 2017
The Venice Garden Retreat was everything described and more! I loved the eclectic vibe I experienced when first walking in. There were many perks including extra sets of towels, bottled water, oatmeal packets for mornings you just can't be bothered to decide on breakfast plans, and even 2 cold beers waiting in the fridge. I loved spending the evenings relaxing in the garden under the twinkle lights after long days of beach trips and surfing. Chris was excellent at communication and was kind enough to send me a message during my stay, checking in to see if I needed anything. I stayed here solo but I think the retreat would be excellent for couples as well! Highly recommend.

Gina User Profile
June 2017
My stay here was awesome! Chris checked in periodically to make sure everything was all good, which I am very appreciative of! The place is beautiful and has so much character. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in the Santa Monica area. :)

Christina User Profile
June 2017
Lovely spot with great garden. Excellent communication with Chris via email made checking in very easy.

Sandra User Profile
June 2017
The guesthouse is one of the best experiences with air bnb we've ever had. The guesthouse is so cute and cozy and has everything you need. Loved the location, very safe and comfortable. Chris was super responsive. The garden is so peaceful and wonderful too!
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Response from Chris:
Thank you Sandra. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
June 2017

Wendy User Profile
May 2017
Chris's place was PERFECT. My boyfriend and I had an extremely easy check-in, and he responded to all our messages in less than 5 minutes. Very attentive and there were even two complimentary beers in the fridge! I would definitely come back to Chris's place!

Nathan User Profile
May 2017
Chris was a great host - efficient at communicating and very helpful with any question. The house itself is charming and quiet. It has a quintessentially California feel, hidden in a garden with easy transition between indoor and outdoor living. If I have friends or family staying in the area, I will most definitely rent this home again .

Conrad User Profile
April 2017
Amazing stay. Great communication. Super location. You won't regret it.

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in January 2013
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.

Azza and I are your hosts. We are both transplants who were lured to Southern California by the coastal air, eclectic arts and restaurants, and the feeling of community. Chris enjoys roasting his own coffee and surfing, while Azza is an avid reader and writer, and amateur photographer. We have both traveled extensively through Asia, the Middle East, South America and Europe and constantly long for our next adventure. When in LA or Joshua Tree, our favorite activities together are gardening, browsing at the local flea markets and enjoying the local food culture. Both our Venice Garden Retreat, and our Wunderlust Cabin are our own homes and are shared with our guests with love and care.

As hosts we aim to provide our guests the space they need to feel comfortable, while being available to share as much information as we can in order to help them make the most of their visit. Whether you are new to Venice or Joshua Tree, and here to explore, or a regular visitor who needs a nice clean place to call home during your visit, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.