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SHEER MAGIC! ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH. 3 + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!

Don & Grace

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SHEER MAGIC! ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH. 3 + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Venice Beach - Dwell At The Beach

Upscale, Private, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Main House And Guest Apartment.

We've tried to think of everything; as a result our guest are raving and we love that they are. What we hear most when travelers arrive is 'It is so much bigger than it looks in the photos'

Ideally located on one of the best Venice beach walk streets a few steps from the beach and the iconic venice boardwalk, this casually elegant, two story, designer’s home will enchant you. Enter the private front courtyard and you will find an inviting outdoor living room to enjoy the sea breeze or get warm around a large fire pit. Inside the house details abound. An open floor plan with soothing colors, comfortable seating arrangements and bold striped rugs enhance elegant living at the beach. An eat in kitchen with a rustic farmhouse table suitable for large gatherings, shares space with a cozy family room, fireplace and flat screen tv. A full bathroom on the first floor is accessible from outside for after returning from the beach. Upstairs the enchantment continues with 3 light filled, tastefully furnished bedrooms: 1 cal king, 2 twins and 1 full bed with a twin trundle. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a freestanding tub, toilets, sinks and plenty of counter space and storage. The back patio directly off the kitchen brings the outdoors in. It is tastefully landscaped and perfect for alfresco meals or barbecues. A flight of stairs leads you to the guest apartment located on the second floor above a two car garage. Its wood beamed vaulted ceilings and unusual details add to the comfort and unique feeling of this one of a kind, luxury home. This ensuite studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, (bar refrigerator, sink and microwave), and a cal king bed. It is private and ideal for larger families or multiple families vacationing together. For parents, a getaway from a getaway! Free hi speed internet and net flix is included in both the main house and apartment. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. Leave the hubbub and rich color of the boardwalk behind and upon your return to the oasis, an exterior garden shower with hot and cold water is available for rinsing off after your relaxing or energetic day in the surf and sand. You may never want to leave this barefoot luxury compound, but when you tear yourself away you will find yourself a short walking distance to world class shopping, galleries and dining on abbot kinney. Bike ride or walk to the amusement park on the santa monica pier where historic route 66 ends. Marina del rey with sailing and boating opportunities is a bike ride or short car drive away. Easy access to lax airport.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Don & Grace

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2013
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We are local homeowners who have lived in Southern California for over 25 years and the proud owners of a newly renovated Venice beach house. We recognized a great house from pictures posted on the internet and purchased the house 5 days after seeing it. We have been in love ever since. Transplanted from the east coast, we love the mostly bug free environment of California and the incredible weather at the beach that allows us to live outdoors for many months of the year. We are parents to two teenagers who love to bring their friends to the beach. We want ours to be the home that they continue to visit and bring their friends from college.

Don & Grace purchased this house in 2013

As an interior designer I wanted to make the house both comfortable, luxurious and unusual. After renting the same beach condo in Laguna Beach for 15 years I knew what I liked and expected and what kept us going back each year. I have tried to create the same high level of living in our beach home. We have furnished it like a private home not a rental. The house has charm galore from the location on a walk street, to the Dutch door in the front and finally to the optional, airy, spacious, separate guest apartment over the garage. And then there is the location. Renegade Venice Beach and the contrasting upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard has something for everyone yet the house escapes it all and is its own tranquil, private escape. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

We have maintained the unique character of the house built in 1904 and furnished it in rustic modern. The kitchen is well equipped with a generous supply of pots and pans and attractive tabletop items. The linens are luxurious and each room is unique with unusual whimsical features. The firepit in the front courtyard is perfect for the cool beach nights and being able to park two cars tops off the Venice experience. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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SHEER MAGIC! ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH. 3 + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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SHEER MAGIC! ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH. 3 + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
Sherman Oaks
5

WHAT A GREAT WAY GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.

  • 5 out of 5
When I walked into the house for the first time, I felt like I was transported to
An elegant inn, somewhere in Europe. Grace and Don have truly created an oasis in the heart of Venice, and just a quick walk to the sand.
The house has such a warm and tranquil spirit; it was love at first sight.
Let’s start with the kitchen, truly the heart of the house. It overflows with charm, color and plenty of family-table seating. The colors and decor then flow throughout the house perfectly, and speak volumes to Grace’s skill as an interior designer.
Every table, chair and “nick-nack” is carefully selected, and “gracefully” coordinated. As someone who cooks as a hobby, I can say that the kitchen is well stocked with everything I could want. The farmhouse-style table beckons guests to eat, drink, play cards or just sit around and talk. The kitchen even has a little settee for comfortable lounging or watching TV. Adjacent to the kitchen is a relaxing living room, beautifully appointed, and accented with a spectacular carved-wood TV-cabinet as tall as the room, and a perfect little writing table, so convenient for preparing morning postcards.
The three bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor are appointed like a proper Provencal Inn. And the bonus room above the garage is an oasis within an oasis; a perfect place for anyone who wants a little alone time. The backyard is so sweet and neat, and the front yard is even better. We sat on the comfortable furniture around the fire pit and enjoyed drinks and chatting under the beautiful ocean moon, before we retired for the night.
The beach is just steps away, but a world away from this island of charm and quietude. What a great way get away from it all, while never far from the vibrant Venice boardwalk action.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tina,
Thank you for all the great feedback. We're looking forward to seeing you here again very soon.
Don & Grace
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
Northeast
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!

  • 5 out of 5
This property was amazing. The house and guesthouse were immaculate. A beautiful interior boosted by a great patio with a fire pit! We had a great time working with the property owners who were very accommodating and look forward to renting from them again. I highly recommend this property. It is also conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants and walking distance from Venice Beach. Well worth it.
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Dorian.
It is great to hear that you had downtime from your hectic schedule and were able to enjoy the house. Thank you for the lovely card that you left. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Happy summer!
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

WONDERFUL VENICE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 out of 5
This tastefully decorated rental home turned our holiday from a potential good (if we had of stayed elsewhere) to fantastic. We were centrally located to Abbott Kinney (amazing food and shopping) and Venice Beach whilst out of all of the craziness. Don and Grace were always available to answer any queries we had. This is a great house that allows you to emmerse yourself in the culture of Venice and I highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Marietta,
You were such great guests. We hope you will include us in your future travel plans. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments.
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SHEER MAGIC! ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH. 3 + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
5

PERFECT HOUSE, AMAZING KITCHEN, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
We were in Venice for our wedding, which was a small civil ceremony with only a handful of friends and family members in attendance. We had three couples and three singles and fit perfectly in the house with a host-provided air mattress (for a small additional fee). The kitchen is AMAZING, well-stocked with utensils and tools, and was perfect for preparing dinner parties Friday and Saturday nights. The table is huge, and the fireplace/couches just off the dining area provided extra space for lounging and drinking wine. It was raining all weekend, so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor furniture and fire pit, but it was beautiful all the same. The beds were super comfy as well; I'm 8.5 months pregnant and have a hard time getting comfortable anywhere, but I slept like a baby in our bed. Our guests were well-rested, too. The beach is only a few dozen yards from the house, and Abbott Kinney is a 5-10 minute walk away. Our friends and family loved it, we loved it, and I hope to be back again soon when our family visits after the kid is born. The owners even left us a congratulatory bottle of sparkling wine; such a sweet gesture. They were very communicative during the booking process as well. The house is full of little thoughtful touches that make for a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Really can't recommend this place enough.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
Santa Monica
5

PERFECT VENICE BEACH RENTAL

  • 5 out of 5
I rented this lovely home for my family to stay at during the week of my wedding and the subsequent Christmas holiday. In short, the house was perfect for our needs. Beautiful furnishings, open concept floor plan, and plenty of space for family to get together. The house is larger than depicted in the pictures and comfortably furnished. The kitchen is so well stocked that we were able to prepare Christmas Eve dinner there with no need to bring in extra cookware or dishware. There are bikes available to ride, wetsuits to use and all sorts of beach equipment provided. The outside fire pit was a big hit, with nightly gatherings while playing the guitar and enjoying the unseasonably warm December nights this year. Without exception, everyone who stayed there said it was the best rental home they have experienced. Don and Grace were a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very easy. I highly recommend this property!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jessie,
It is always so nice to hear that people enjoyed the house, the kitchen and the firepit. Thank you for all the lovely comments and the equally kind ones in the guest book. Congrats again and all the best in 2014.

Don and Grace
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Venice Beach Los Angeles area
Los Angeles, CA
5

PERFECT VENICE BEACH OPTION FOR A MEDIUM-SIZE GROUP

  • 5 out of 5
My family stayed at the property over Thanksgiving 2013. We found it well-appointed, comfortable and conveniently located. It's a short walk to the beach (from outside the front gate you can see sand), long walk or short drive to the shops & restaurants on Abbott Kinney, and of course the rest of LA is accessible by car. The sidewalk by the beach actually runs for miles, uninterrupted, along the coastline, and is worth biking (or running!) if you have the time and interest.

We found the bedrooms slept three couples (including the guest apartment) comfortably, plus two singles or children in the twin-bed room. They were flexible in accommodating our slightly larger group (9 adults and two small children), and even provided bowls for our small dog!

The only complaint I had was struggling to find parking nearby (within 2 blocks). The garage can park two cars, which is enough for the capacity of house, but because of the makeup and plans of our group we sometimes had as many as four cars between us. I would never dock them points over it because they can't be expected to park more, but other travelers in expecting street parking to make up the difference!

Don and Grace were a dream to work with: highly responsive and helpful, before during AND after our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Vicky,
Trying to find street parking in Venice is never fun. We are looking for a solution when groups have more than 2 cars. I'm happy to hear that you found the kitchen equipped to handle Thanksgiving. We enjoy cooking and purchased many of the kitchen gadgets and utensils that we like to use ourselves. Thank you for including us in your travel plans.
Best,

Don & Grace
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Location

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Santa Monica 10 Freeway
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Erwin Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
James Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located one block from the Venice boardwalk. Steps beyond that is the beach and great surf for boarding, swimming or surf fishing. The Santa Monica pier is located a short bike ride away with a lively arcade, restaurants, rides and games or pier fishing. The Getty Villa is a short drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or a bike ride on the beach front bike path. The Annenberg Beach House with a large public pool is located nearby. Walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd. for great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade shops are a few minutes away. Join the locals at the weekly Farmers Market on Main Street on the weekend. Marina activities include kayaking, sailing and boating. Beverly Hills and Malibu are located 20 minutes by car. Hollywood is approx 30 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Venice Beach, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
28 Jun 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,473
for 7 nights
$6,473
 
 
Fall Rate
14 Sep 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$2,651
for 3 nights
From
$854
$6,017
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,467
 
 
Christmas
13 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
$4,643
for 5 nights
From
$911
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,654
for 3 nights
From
$855
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $89
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Occupancy over 8 people is by permission and strictly at the owners discretion. Maximum 10 people. Additional surcharge applies: $50.00 per person per night. $50.00 cleaning surcharge over 8 people.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Venice Beach in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Access from inside/outside. Great after sandy excursions.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious, big counters, 2 toilets, tub shower.
    Guest Apartment Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the optional guest apartment. Newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds suitable for teenagers and small adults
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full bed with a twin trundle.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - Studio apt./1 Cal king bed,ensuite bathroom & kitchenette.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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