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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2.5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps family of 9-10)

Casa Karmina


(PLEASE DO NOT SEND BOOKING REQUESTS. INSTEAD PLEASE SEND INQUIRIES OR PLEASE CALL NOEL at 310-625-1157 for specific availability and pricing. Website only displays nightly rates, but we don't offer single night rentals.) Thank you!

Are you run down, exhausted and wishing for a way out? Have you been worn out by the daily grind? Are you sick and tired of being bossed around by life?

Picture yourself lounging on a beautiful oceanfront lanai watching the sun set below the horizon with warm skies of blue and the cool purple hue of the Santa Monica/Malibu mountains melting away in the distance. Imagine the wind in your hair and the fresh salty air, and the comfort of knowing that you've arrived at one of the few Venice Beach vacation treasures literally right on the sand. Believe that you're in the most relaxed and peaceful state of mind you can remember, and know that we want to make your stay in our home the most memorable and special experience you've eve had on a vacation. This is our dream for you: that you become so in love with being...just being here and now in this magical escape from the daily cares of life, that you return again and again to our home, making her your home away from home. We're in the stunningly beautiful quiet season now, with quiet rates as well. We'd love to help you plan your time away from time. Let us make this the dream vacation of your life! We'll let the waves wash your worries away!

We've spent years in the trenches working 60-80 hour weeks grinding away and knowing to our cores the longing for a way out. We know first hand the struggle and the pain of not having enough time for family or even to catch your breath. So after years of hard work and dedication, we've enjoyed enough success to build our dream home on the sands of storied Venice Beach, and because we know first hand how precious, special, and necessary a true escape can be, we decided to share our good fortune with others, and offer Casa Karmina to you as a sacred space to rejuvenate, unwind, heal, and became human again.

Being right at the beach immerses you in negatively charged ions which help to de-stress, enhance breathing and meditation, and detoxify your body physically and energetically.

We keep your hot tub at a constant 103 degrees which is the optimal temperature for maximum relaxation, and combined with the most amazing views in Venice Beach, you'll create perfect serenity and have deep healing sleep.

Casa Karmina's main unit sleeps up to eleven. If you have a larger family group, please ask the owner about possible additional overflow space.

We'd really love to have you visit us, so please call Noel at 310-625-1157, and let us create an amazing vacation experience for you!

Here's a little more about Casa Karmina!

One of the few Venice Beach Houses right ON the sand, Casa Karmina is the perfect spot for your Venice Beach or Los Angeles vacation! Maximize your enjoyment and stay right on the sand. The unit was remodeled just a couple of years ago. Watch the ocean, surfers & sailboats from any room of the house. Dine on your covered balcony/lanai or on the lower patio, right next to the sand. Or just enjoy the view!

Additional Information : There are numerous fun and easy activities just outside your garden gate. Take the six minute walk to colorful central Venice, Muscle Beach, street vendors, artisans & performers. Or take the short ride to Santa Monica Pier & ferris wheel/arcades. And be sure to enjoy historic Venice Pier: make it your morning or evening walk and even teach your kids to fish, just a few steps from the house. You can also take a walk in the Historic Venice Walk Streets and the Venice Canals (yes, Venice was originally modeled after Venice, Italy!) or stay along the beach and walk up to the colorful 'Venice wall' or south to the Marina jetty and watch the boats come and go. And finally, enjoy the fine dining, Italian family style (famous for their 'killer garlic rolls'), the highly rated Naked Sushi bar, your choice of three Mexican restaurants, or simply Starbucks or the local coffee house/deli, 'The Cow's End', all just literally around the corner.

Amenities : Come in from the beach and use our hot/cold outdoor shower. We have lots of beach toys, 6 bikes, two skim boards, a few boogie boards, skate boards, surf boards, and rollerblades. In the winter months (sorry, no longer available as of March 2), ride our sled/saucers down the nearby sand dunes (a favorite for the kids!). As important as your fully equipped kitchen is your desk, with all the essential supplies (don't bring anything!), including wireless internet & shredder (wireless printing also available)--and no guilt as you will be able to multi-task by gazing out onto the beach and the surfers as you work! You may even want to spend a night out on the covered lanai (so you can tell everyone you slept on the beach, under the stars)--yes there are NO mosquitoes here! All linens, as well as beach towels and blankets, rubber slippers and beach carrying basket, are provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Noel Gould
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Noel Gould

Robin Best is owner and manager of Casa Karmina. Robin and her family also live on the property. This is a part time business, with the entertainment business being her primary vocation. Your host is a former banking/finance executive who now runs KKR Productions and manages the pop duo Karmina. She is dedicated to assuring you have a great time!

Noel Gould purchased this house in 2002

Why Noel Gould chose Venice

I bought this property because the location is absolutely ideal. It is at the end of a block, which means more space in between the property and the next building, a nice side garden, and great views to the north! Also, the view line is directly towards the ocean, with the Venice Pier just to the left, which is lit up at night and beautiful day or night! There is also a stunning view to the left, of the Marina Jetty and the boats coming and going, and to the right, of Santa Monica Bay, Santa Monica Pier and the Malibu coastline and mountains behind. The property is also close to 'Washington Square,' with its many restaurants and shops. The area has a great, positive energy.

What makes this house unique

One of the rare beachfront corner lot properties with unobstructed views from the Palos Verdes peninsula to the Santa Monica Malibu mountains.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Venice around the Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , There's a hot and cold water outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Half Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , There's one built in upper twin bunk
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom has an olympic queen bed
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , There's bunk with a twin above and a double below +1 twin
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , There's 1 queen sofa bed and 1 twin sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 7 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cooking Utensils Provided: Includes crock pot and picnic basket! Lanai: Covered patio, just outside living room, overlooks the pier and beach. Views from Marina del Rey to Malibu. Fans and heaters in each room. ocean views from each room. bikes & other beach toys available. Great restaurants 1 block. 5 minute walk to colorful central Venice. Wheelchair Accessible: Child or small adult wheelchair available. However, there are stairs up to the unit as it is on the second floor, so will need to be able to walk up stairs. I can arrange for rental of a larger wheelchair. Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking in unit or on property, including roof deck, balcony, lanai or side yard patio.


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Exceeded our expectations! And best location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an incredible time during our stay at Casa Karmina. This house is right on the beach, very beautiful and clean, and every part exceeded our expectations. Noel was extremely helpful in recommending local eateries and activities and had great communication all throughout the booking process.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sean! Thanks so much for coming to Casa Karmina! We loved having you stay with us, and you're welcome back anytime!!! We like to roll out the red carpet for all our guests, and if you have any friends heading our way, we'll make their stay as special as yours! Cheers! Noel
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Venice / MDR was fantastic -- Noel and Robin's place fit in perfectly with the low key, low stress vibe of the area and was ideal for our family of 4. Noel couldn't have been more responsive and accommodating -- it was literally turn-key with all the beach gear and bikes. The restaurants -- The Whaler, The Terrace and Mercedes (?) were fantastic (half price omelets between 8-9am!) -- were steps away. Thanks for a great 4 nights.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Kent! Thank you so much! Robin and I loved sharing our home with you and your family, and we'd love to have you back anytime! If you have any friends heading our way, we'll be sure to show them the same hospitality we showed you! Until your next visit... Cheers! Noel
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Venice Beach trip

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as advertised! Noel and Robin are awesome to work with and super responsive. The property is in a perfect location and was clean and wonderful!! The beach is amazing. We took a bike ride to Santa Monica and it was an easy drive to Universal Studios, Hollywood, the Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Everything you need is here. Lots of towels, bikes and bike rentals if you need more. Grocery stores are close and restaurants are awesome and plentiful. I have told others about it already and we hope to be back someday!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jen! Thanks so much for your kind words! We loved having you and look forward to sharing our beautiful home on the beach with you again anytime! You're part of the Casa Karmina family now! Cheers! Noel
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  • 5 of 5

Noel and Robin could not have been nicer! They were flexible and provided great communication from the beginning of booking with them. We loved their place! Even though the weather was rainy and cold while we were there we still took full advantage of the great amenities, rooftop hot tub, great patio right on the strand, that the house provided and the fabulous location. We could only imagine how great it would be in nicer weather! They provided everything you need there from new soap and sponges, tons of towels, to a whole closet of bikes, boogie boards, even a great skateboard that my son loved riding. They were so welcoming and the house was cozy and exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!! We hope we will be back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great find in Venice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on the beach, the house was very convenient to everything we needed. Walked to Starbucks and many restaurants. Walk and bike pathway to Santa Monica pier and shopping. House was very clean and safe. Garbage bags, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, beach towels, bikes, frisbee, volleyball, football, beach towels, all provided. Noel did everything he could to help make our stay possible and was accessible whenever we needed him. My kids loved the beach exercise areas at Muscle beach and Santa Monica beach. We had a great time. Took our coffee on the deck off family room every day watching the waves, cooked on the grill, and just loved our time together. We had a family of 6 and loved the charming cottage feel. Great place to stay. Noel gave us plenty of keys so different people could go different ways. Wifi and TV reception were great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!! You and your family were wonderful guests, and we'd love to have you back ANYTIME!!! Cheers! Noel
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Cambridge, MA

Fantastic family vacation- ON THE BEACH!

  • 5 of 5

First, a little background... My husband and I were planning a trip to LA for his cousin's wedding and needed a place to stay with my two kids, my in-laws and another family of 4 (with 2 small children). Over a 4 month period I booked a place in Malibu that cancelled with only 4 weeks notice, a place in Pacific Palisades that turned out to be a fraudulent listing and attempted to book 3 other homes in Venice or Malibu. With less than 2 weeks to go I was ready to give up and book a hotel. I've rented many, many houses on Homeaway, VRBO and Airbnb, and have never had such a hard time finding a reliable owner with an excellent property. BUT - even after all of that drama, I have to say that this was one of our best experiences yet.

Noel responded to my inquiry and helped me finalize the booking on ridiculously short notice, and was extremely kind, informative and understanding throughout all of my interactions with him.

The property itself is in an unbelievable location. Literally on the beach and next to the pier - it cannot be beat. Everything you need is within walking distance, but we barely left the house - it is just that relaxing and refreshing to stay there. Every morning I would look out from the front porch on the 2nd floor and be amazed at our awesome view and at how lucky we were to find this place.

The house is perfect for families with kids, and great for 2 families with the extra "tower unit." The roofdeck is huge. The pictures truly do not do the place justice - it's better in person and not a place you'll want to leave. The entire place is clean and well cared for, with eclectic beach decor. It's the perfect fit for Venice - you really feel like you're living like (very lucky) locals.

In short, I cannot thank Noel and Robin enough for not only salvaging our Labor Day weekend, but making it a truly fantastic vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Venice Whaler
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

There are numerous fun and easy activities just outside your garden gate. Take the four minute walk to colorful central Venice, Muscle Beach, street vendors, artisans & performers. Or take the short ride to Santa Monica Pier & ferris wheel/arcades. And be sure to enjoy historic Venice Pier: make it your morning or evening walk and even teach your kids to fish, just a few steps from the house. You can also take a walk in the Historic Venice Walk Streets and the Venice Canals (yes, Venice was originally modeled after Venice, Italy!) or stay along the beach and walk up to the colorful 'Venice wall' or south to the Marina jetty and watch the boats come and go.

Other Activities: Biking, boating, basketball


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £152.48
Pet Fee £114.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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