This particular home, fondly referred to as 'The Safari House' has 2 bedrooms, one with a bunk bed & a twin in one bedroom and a king in the other, a full kitchen, hot tub in the garden, all just a 2 minute stroll to beautiful Venice Beach!!
The traditional Venice Beach Bungalow offers a dining area, a 52" flat screen in the living room, full kitchen with all the pots, pans, plates & glassware you could need, spotless white bathroom, and the yard offers a 100 Year-Old Garden, and 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 :)
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!!
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... I love trees.
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 email of text me with any questions at all!!
Other Things to Note
I'm always happy to chat and meet new friends :)
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 :
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
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.
This bungalow was a great place for my family of 4 to vacation. We wanted to explore L.A. and this was a great central location to do that. A diversity of eating establishments are within walking distance, as well as the beach. The bungalow itself is very private, quiet and comfortable. Vanessa was quick to respond to questions and a great host.
All of my interactions with Vanessa were great, she's a pro. The space itself was as described. The house is a block or so from the main drag in Venice Beach, so if that's your scene you'll love this location.
Vanessa our hostess is very welcoming and goes out of her way to make you feel at home.
Just the suite clean and neat. You're welcome back anytime! Thank you.
Vanessa, notre hôte, n'a pas répondu au téléphone lorsque nous sommes arrivés comme convenu et nous n'avions pas le code de la porte d'entrée mais heureusement la femme de ménage qui était sur place nous a entendus et nous a ouvert. Nous n'avons pas eu besoin de nous rencontrer, nous nous sommes croisés par hasard mais tout s'est bien déroulé. Vanessa répond par contre très rapidement aux mails.
Great host, we had some additional requests and nothing was too much trouble. House is close to everything!
Vanessa was a terrific host and communication was fast, accurate and friendly. The Surfin' Safari Beach Bungalow was in a great location. It was a block from the beach and a few steps from interesting cafes, bars and shops. We read in reviews that the parking space was tight but we found it fine for a standard car. The house itself had a well equipped kitchen and while the house was quite small for four people, it was very comfortable. The house was a little less 'glam' than it looked in the photos, but it had lot's of character and overall we had a great stay and would love to stay again. In fact this would be the best place I have stayed in LA.
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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 :)