A boutique 2 bedroom home fit for business travelers, small families or a romantic get away in Venice. Comfortable beds, an outdoor grill, FIOS internet, a printer, fire bowl and indoor/outdoor lounging create a special place for your next trip.
Our modern 2 bedroom bungalow will enchant you with its indoor and outdoor spaces. The private backyard, gourmet kitchen, office space and stylish interiors are just a short walk to (website hidden), Rose Ave, Abbot Kinney or the beach. Edible landscape and flowers in every season! Close to Santa Monica, Southbay and Malibu
Great location. Sleeps 4-5 (2 queen beds and a single sleeper sofa). There is a master bedroom bathed in sunlight and a loft bedroom. Both have access to the outdoor shade garden and shower. The bathroom has a huge tub for soaking, custom casework and a window that opens to the backyard space. The modern kitchen is well equipped and stocked with gourmet staples for your use.
The interiors boast reclaimed bowling alley floors and an open plan. The inviting backyard is filled with herbs, apples, and citrus - where you can lounge, sit by the fire or grill and dine alfresco. Enjoy beach side living surrounded by great art and fine woodworking.
Guests will enjoy:
• Queen Beds
• Gourmet kitchen - perfect for cooking or entertaining
• Outdoor grill
• Large private backyard
• FIOS Highspeed wi-fi
• Cable TV5 minute walk to Abbot Kinney
• 10 minute walk to the Venice Beach boardwalk
• 15 minute bike ride to Santa Monica Pier
• Onsite parking for one car
• Color printer
• Large music collection
• 2 Bikes with lock
• All towels and linens included
Interaction with Guests
We try to meet all our guests and walk through the workings of the house. Late arrivals are easily accommodated.
Guest guide with all the house details and restaurant suggestions. We also check in during your stay to answer questions and provide tips on personal requests. Your host is a native Angeleno with the latest buzz on great music, art, outdoor adventures and the amazing food this city has to offer.
We love our neighborhood because of the artists who surround us, the proximity to the ocean, sunset strolls in the sand and near perfect weather. Our friendly neighborhood offers amazing restaurants, art galleries, First Fridays, cool shops and Whole Foods all a few blocks away.
If you stay on the westside you can do LA without a car staying here!! 5 minutes to Gold's Gym and great yoga studios, (website hidden) is around the corner, 10 minutes to the beach. The bikes let you get to Malibu to the north or Redondo Beach to the south. It's an easy bus ride to Santa Monica, Southbay and Westwood/UCLA. Universal Studios or Disneyland are approximately 45 minutes via car. We do have parking for one car on site. If you are exploring the larger LA Basin, a car is an essential tool. ZIP Car for hourly rental options has two sites within a two mile radius of the house.
Other Things to Note
Wheelchair accessible. Small Pet OK.
Any smoking must be outside. One-car on site parking. Weekly cleaning and linen change for guests that stay longer than a week. Small pet OK.
Richard and Kathleen were very quick to respond and communicate with us and get us checked in to hands down the best Airbnb experience yet and a great way to start off our place to call home here in LA/Venice.
The house well the photos don't do it justice and just like Kathleen said "this home has a lot of love" and that's exactly what this place is "LOVE".
Thank you Richard and Kathleen for sharing your amazing home and love,
Ola, Maria, and most of all Rosie was smiles for miles
Had a relaxing mid-week stay at this great home! It's just as the photos show - tons of character. The backyard was the best - with morning and afternoon sun, fruit, herbs, fresh eggs, and comfortable seating. Enjoyed the Abbot Kinney restaurants (try Lemonade - it's a fun concept and the food was yummy) and art walk near the house. Kathleen was a great host - very responsive before and during our stay.
Kathleen and Richards place is a total gem! Access was easy and communication great. The space is beautifully done and very comfortable. The backyard is just wonderful for hanging out in the morning and drinking coffee and there are chickens!
Un grand merci à Kathleen qui a été disponible et à l'écoute, en se souciant toujours de notre bien être! La maison a répondu à toutes nos attentes, agréable, spacieuse et très bien équipée, rien ne manque! Le jardin est magnifique aussi... Le quartier est calme et très bien situé, proche de la plage et des commerces. Bref l'endroit idéal pour passer des vacances à Venice et nous espérons pouvoir retourner un jour à Los Angeles et louer la maison de Kathleen.
Kathleen & Richard have a beautiful home and a highly enjoyable backyard. Kathleen was gracious & quick to respond to all my questions before we rented. Our arrival was a bit stressful because there was no front door key. Richard seemed skeptical that they had made a mistake & also seemed irritated that he had to drive 30 minutes to let us into our 2 week long rental. 1.5 hrs later he let us in at 10pm which turned out to be absolutely necessary because he had to fix the thermostat. Their house is very customized so basic things like light switches, dishwasher, trash, toaster, & all kinds of other things are not apparent. I made the decision to search for things rather than call them up and ask because I would've been on the phone constantly. Our overall stay was lovely but adding detailed instructions about the house, it's appliances, and a diagram would've made our rental experience a lot easier.
Notes for other guests:
-The kitchen cabinets are super high (they provide a small step stool but shorter people just won't be able to reach)
-You can hear the central air system as well as the bathroom plumbing at all times in the loft bed
-Definitely use the fan in the loft area because it does get stuffy and hot
-All the faucets are really sensitive so turn them on slowly (except the filtered water which is super slow)
-The house is well insulated so the central air works really well & you can't hear the chickens
-The permanent tenant lives in the back house. She forgot to leave a key for her older daughter who decided to scale our fence and access her mom's house through our yard. Their friends might also come to your door not knowing it's a different entrance so just point them around the house & down the alley to their door. Overall the family is pretty quiet and unobtrusive.
-really quiet indoor washer and dryer
-electromagnetic induction stove top
-breakfast OJ, coffee, and tea
-fresh eggs from the chickens
-a gradual ramp to the front door instead of stairs
-private car port with remote control door
-switchable audio for the living room, bedroom, & outside
-the gas grill is amazing once you figure out how to use it
-fresh herbs and fruit trees
-a cleaning service is provided with longer rentals
-updated bath towels
-taller kitchen step ladder
-stair railing for the loft bed
-reading lamp over the bed in the main bedroom
-full length mirror
-large frying pan
-a basic area map in the house folder
-Detailed Instructions on: thermostat, indoor & outdoor light switches, locating the grill gas line, lighting and use of the grill, location and use of both dishwashers, remote controlled kitchen exhaust/light, washer/dryer, remote controlled skylight in the loft, the stove top and oven
We have a set of written guest instructions on most of the items you mention, we apologize if you did not find that during your stay. We'll use your suggestions to make a few items more obvious. Thank you for your detailed review.
The house is a gem, and the garden is spectacular; we had a delightful time. Kathleen and Richard went out of their way to make us feel at home, even supplying breakfast! In my experience, this is highly unusual for airbnb rentals. Very accessible to Abbott-Kinney and a 10 minute walk to the beach. Bikes included. Couldn't have been better.
We had a wonderful experience staying with Kathleen and Richard. Their home is beautiful, clean, and organized. I would recommend their home to anyone!
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We are delighted with airbnb - the places we stay in and the people we meet are the best part! Kathleen is a native Angelino living in Venice Beach for the last 22 years who loves art, theater and music; a world traveler; a mom and an avid gardener who loves sharing her city! Richard is a craftsman who combines sleek aesthetics with sustainable building practices that shows in all his work - furniture; remodels and landscape design. Come enjoy our little slice of paradise. Tell us about you.