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Cosy Cottage in Venice Beach Compound

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A safe and comfortable vacation setting.

The compound itself is made up of seven units, four of them 40’s cottages and two of those are now offered as vacation rentals. The owners, Allan, a Canadian film-maker and Chiyoko, a Japanese writer live on the site and have created a way of living they are happy to share.

Each unit overlooks a small private sitting garden and larger common gardens are nearby. Various tables and fire pits invite intimate or expansive al fresco dining. A Balinese daybed is for chilling or outdoor sleeping.

The compound was recently on the famous Venice House & Garden Tour and the local newspaper called it ‘most enticing’. Various areas were also used as locations for several films.

$3200/month, $840/week. $130/night (minimum 5 days) 50% payable upon booking, 50% upon arrival, $60 one time cleaning fee. $40/night per extra adult after 3 adults and over 17 years old.

Fully furnished for elegant living, the kitchen is fully equipped with an espresso machine, filtered water, etc. A queen sized bed, linens and towels are provided, free do-it-yourself laundry, free internet and cable, free loan of bikes, free fully enclosed parking for one car, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and DVD and book library. Friendly and arty neighbors. Friendly animals are welcomed and can safely run free in the compound

The property is in the center of Venice’s semi-secret Oakwood area which has the highest number of artists per capita outside of NYC's Soho area. It is a neighborhood where locals have pride of place and greet each other as they walk, skate and bike around.

What else? Venice Love is a certain relaxed funkiness, it’s ten kinds of fruit trees, nine chimes, six kinds of bamboo, six fountains, two portable Weber BBQs and a little white hen who lays tasty eggs. It’s pretty authentically Venice Beach so it may not be for everybody but perfect for the right person.

For more call us directly with any questions. Allan or Chiyoko 310-581-7951

More Details

Owner
Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka

We live on the compound and our day-to-day life has become blended with cottage life. Basically our whole plan is to live life fully and beautifully. Add to that Chiyoko's fervent wish to make our tenants and guests as comfortable as humanly possible.

Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka chose Los Angeles

Venice Beach has the best air in LA since it is within the coastal fog cover. It never gets unbearably hot even in summer. It also has a real sense of neighborhood. It has attracted creative people from all over the world as evidenced by the number of galleries and the popular 'art-crawl' every month.

What makes this cottage unique

The compound is securely and completely fenced in. Visitors and residents feel they have entered another world when they come home. The 2010 Venice Garden Tour called it 'a little piece of paradise'.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Venice in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath (tub and shower), luxury towels, beach towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    living room - the living room sofa folds out to become a queen sized bed
  • queen size bed in bedroom queen sized fold out sofa in living room
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Occasionally used as a location for event dinner parties and films or commercials requiring a Venice Beach vibe. Chosen and highlighted on the famous Venice House & Garden Tour.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Cosy Cottage in Venice Beach Compound
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
Silicon Valley, CA, USA
5

Lovely hosts, awesome location, wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Allan and Chiyoko are wonderful hosts and very accommodating. We got in later than expected and they were perfectly fine with that. The cottage was well appointed and the compound is secluded and very relaxing. You feel immune to the hustle and bustle of a very busy Venice. Location is great, just a few blocks from the beach. We have family in the area and will stay here again. Thank you Allan and Chiyoko!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh we're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Maybe next time we can hang out a bit more.
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Brooklyn
5

Perfect Venice Beach Spot

  • 5 of 5

Feel like a local in Venice Beach. The units are really cute and have everything you need. Just blocks from the beach, great restaurants and shops. The owners are super thoughtful and helpful. Easy parking. Laundry. Really ideal. Will come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

artist colony mixed with Buddhist garden

  • 5 of 5

Allan and Chiyoko are great hosts and their cottage and garden retreat is an excellent home base for visitors exploring the greater Los Angeles area. Just a five minute walk to Venice Beach and stylish restaurants on Abbot-Kinney, the Venice area is artistic and retains an authentic Bohemian quality underneath its trendy, hipster exterior. If you're lucky, Allan will invite you to one of his dinner parties where you can meet the locals and hear interesting stories about the L.A. film world. Make sure to visit the weekly farmers markets in Venice and Santa Monica, and there is great Mexican food in all directions. An excellent VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I loved staying here! The hosts were amazing, the other tenants were friendly, and the location was perfect. We arrived to a lovely bottle of wine and, after Allen determined we were "vodka girls," he was nice enough to hook us up with his own personal bottle so we didn't have to venture out after traveling. I invited several friends over the second night and Allen lit us a fire that we enjoyed all night. I would absolutely return and hope to bring more guests next time (and perhaps rent a second cottage!).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Even though it rained for the two days that we were there, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Really nice place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as expected, very well organized, clean, and the owners, Allan and his wife were very nice. Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los Angeles International (LAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
two minute walk to a dozen bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Penmar Park
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
The One to Malibu and the airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
two minute walk to a dozen restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
5 minute walk to Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

Local attractions are Gold’s flagship gym, Google's new headquarters. Dozens of yoga and Pilates studios are within stretching distance. Don’t miss what’s left of the canals which gave Venice its name. Find a brand new skateboarding park next to the original Muscle Beach. Some say the biggest local attraction is the beach others say it’s the swarming bikini boardwalk next to it. Both are five blocks away. Our neighborhood, Oakwood, is anchored by Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named after the turn of the century visionary who built Venice as a summer get-away from Los Angeles.) This strip was recently called ‘the hippest street in America’ by GQ. The ‘next big thing’ is nearby Rose Avenue where healthy food and wine are on the agenda.

Neighborhoods to the north are trendy Santa Monica, laid-back Malibu and rustic Topanga. To the east is Lincoln Boulevard with ‘the sexiest Whole Foods on planet earth” sez the LA Times. Also a plethora of pot shops and tattoo emporiums. To the south are Marina Del Ray for sailing and Culver City for galleries. The Santa Monica Freeway takes you downtown in 25 minutes and the Pacific Coast Highway can drop you at the airport in 15 minutes.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Venice, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£247
for 2 nights
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£680
£2,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £46.38

Deposit of 50% of total at time of booking.
Remaining 50% 15 days prior to arrival
$60 one time cleaning fee.
No other taxes, charges or fees.
Cancellation policy is 100% return of
deposit if more than 6 weeks before
arrival. 75% more than 5 weeks, 50%
if more than 4 weeks. 0% if less than
4 weeks.
$45/night for each extra adult (age 15 plus)
over three persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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