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Venice Beach Eco-Cottage - 'Papa Hemingway Cottage'

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Venice

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The Papa Hemingway cottage is a warm, masculine one-of-a-kind beach bungalow, originally built in 1922 and renovated from the ground up in 2007 in a completely sustainable, earth-friendly manner.

Everything is eco-friendly – from the purified water to the organic mattresses, linens and non-toxic cleaning products used every day.

This solar powered urban retreat is carbon neutral.

Experience Venice like a local … surrounded by art and antiques in a restorative eco-friendly environment.

There are two other lovely cottages on the premise too. Check out

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Keywords: Cottage eco eco-friendly

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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About Lanii

I am a high tech executive turned innkeeper at Venice Beach. I love to share the neighborhood with my guests.

Lanii purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lanii chose Los Angeles

There is so much to see and do. You will be immersed in the hip Venice Beach vibe while enjoying an Ecologically sound lodging environment.

What makes this cottage unique

We use no chemicals or fragrances in our cottages. If you have any environmental sensitivities, this place is for you!


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Venice Beach Eco-Cottage - 'Papa Hemingway Cottage'
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
London, UK


  • 5 of 5

What a great stay! Everything perfectly thought out. A code for the door in a great neighbourhood and just five minutes walk from Abbot Kinney. Small but perfectly laid out. Accommodated four of us (two adults and two kids) without too much difficulty. Good little kitchen if you need to prepare food there. Very comfortable (main) bed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski, Akershus, Norway

Charming, but not silent

  • 4 of 5

Very special and charming interior. Partly antique, with its pros and cons regarding usability. Location is close to Venice beach, but a car is really needed to shop and get around (except to the beach). Owner responded friendly and efficiently to our minor issues. The main downside of this cottage is noise from the street. The neighborhood was not noisy, but the street was. If you wish to retreat in full silence and maximum comfort, this is not for you. If you are ready for a charming and special interiors, and sleeps well with some street noise, you might well consider this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too expensive

  • 2 of 5

No question the cottage is nice. Very cute. Venice beach is not the former glory it once was. It is basically full of homeless bums. Most of the businesses are now closed, a ghost town really.

I would not stay here again unless the price was $100 per day max. Way nicer locations in california for same or less money.

Very noisy street! If you dont like sleep and love overpriced accomodations than you'll love it here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Was very clean and quaint. Close to everything if you wanted to get out of Venice and explore. Would stay there again if ever get back to Venice. Felt safe. Tastefully decoratated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice Beach Eco-Cottage - 'Papa Hemingway Cottage'

  • 5 of 5

The Hemingway cottage is on a busy street. This is an urban area. If you are not used to street traffic and noise, you will be disappointed. Also, there is a foot traffic. If you are not used to that, you will be disappointed.

The cottage is walking distant to Venice beach, bars, restaurants on Abbot Kinney. Very convenient if you don't have a car. Liquor store on Abbot Kinney has small amount of groceries if you need anything. The cottage has a refrig, stove, washer/dryer. Off street parking in back.

The neighborhood is safe. Again, this is an urban area.

This is a cottage, not a hotel or beach resort. It's like staying at a friend's house while they are out of town. I would absolutely stay there again. The people in the neighborhood are friendly! I met Ross (owner) by chance when I arrived and he is really a nice guy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

Four blocks from the beach, two blocks from Abott Kinney's great shopping, galleries and restaurants. Three blocks from the Venice Canals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Venice, Los Angeles area

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Cleaning Fee £102 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Venice in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clawfoot tub, eco friendly cork flooring
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Organic mattress and bed linens
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Double Bed , Pull out sofa in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (1) Organic mattress and bed linens. Sleep Sofa (1) sofa with full size mattress.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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