With the ocean two blocks away...
About Steven Pearl
I'm a film and TV writer/producer who has lived in Venice for 30 years and wishes that all the destinations I've traveled to excited me they way my neighborhood does.
Steven Pearl purchased this House in 2012
Why Steven Pearl chose Venice
I was looking to buy a home in Venice, having rented here for years. I looked and looked and looked some more, but never found the house that said "home" to me. Then one evening as I was walking through the canals with a woman I was dating, we passed the house which I was giving string consideration to. She (of great taste) saw the 'for sale' sign and without prodding said, "this place is perfectly you." And it was. And still is. And I thanked her by (no, we didn't get married) celebrating my purchased over a terrific dinner at James Beach (highly recommend!) which is literally a two minutes walk from my door.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location, great property.
Really enjoyed our stay. Location is great and property is exactly as pictured/described.
Almost absolutely awesome
The location of this property is great.
The host left us with an almost fully-stocked kitchen and bathroom and told us to use what we wanted (with the exception of his alcohol, which is understandable).
The reasons why we marked this 4/5 are because:
1/ the bedroom is in a separate building to the kitchen and lounge/diner. This was an inconvenience to us, especially because it was cold and drizzling during our stay. But even if it wasn’t, a covered, private walkway would have made all the difference.
2/ this is the host’s primary place of residence and it very much felt that way. His fridges, freezer, kitchen cupboards and bedroom drawer units were packed full of his belongings. Whilst it was great to be able to use his food products, we would have liked some space to put our own food. Also, we had to clear out one of his drawers to make space for our own clothes. There wasn’t any space for our stuff in the bedside cabinets either (one of which had very, very personal belongings in it). This left us feeling inconvenienced and very uncomfortable.
3/ the house wasn’t dirty all round, but could have been cleaner in a few places (e.g. the floors had been vacuumed, but needed a good mop; and the hair dryer was quite dusty.
That being said, after a couple of days we got used to it and in the end it was hard not to fall inlove with the place. The host is a really lovely guy and his home reflects his warm character. I’m sure he’ll take our comments onboard to ensure the full satisfaction of future guests.
I appreciate that this review was approached honestly. Though I believe the entire dresser was free of all clothing, I've taken note of everything Kim said. Note that there's a cover between the two bungalows that can be drawn during bad weather, but to Kim's point, this is a unique quirk to my home. Even so, I always intend to make the experience of folks staying at my home nothing but awesome, so I'll continue to improve upon on anything that didn't satisfy to the high standards I set for myself.
Kim, thank you for your suggestions -- and please do come back!
Steven was a wonderful host. Always available to answer questions. This home was immaculately clean and beautiful. It had everything you can think of or need. Awe lived it and hope to return!
Very quaint, charming bungalows with all the accommodations of home. Super near all the hot spots!
I loved this home because it definitely felt like "home away from home". Mr. Pearl accommodates his guests with not just a lovely home but all the resources needed to meet daily needs such as laundry access and sundries to clean and cook. Mr. Pearl's home reflects conscientious living and a generous heart... the offering of all the food in the home! I would definitely return here. The access to bikes and a canoe was a plus! Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney, and the canals were all walking distance which was awesome. Lovely home... in gratitude THANK YOU MR. PEARL!
Beautiful and intimate
Steve is a top tier no fuss host with a wonderful home in Los Angele’s most beautiful and yet also accessible enclave.
Great house in a perfect location
Wonderful house, great location! Our host did a great job of making the process super easy and straight forward, we had a great time!