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Cosy Cottage in Venice Beach Compound

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Venice - Venice Love Unlimited

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.

$3000/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 (over 18) sleeping on the sofa bed.

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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allan Moyle or Chiyoko Tanaka
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

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'.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Cosy Cottage in Venice Beach Compound
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Venice Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the cottage in Venice. Allan & Chiyoko were great hosts. The place was cosy, as advertised, clean and had everything we needed. It was great to be close to so many of our favorite things and take in the local culture. It was also nice to have our own designated parking spot, although we only took the car out once during our 4 day stay. Thanks Allan & Chiyoko for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage as presented.

  • 5 of 5

Great location to beach, abbot Kinney

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus Ohio

Great location for exploring Venice Beach!

  • 4 of 5

I reserved a week to visit relatives and the invited a friend to join me for the weekend. The cottage had everything we needed except AC. LA was experiencing a heat wave so AC would have been nice. The location was perfect for walking to restaurants, shops and the Venice boardwalk.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a spectacular week at Venice Love, and look forward to returning! Our hosts were truly accommodating and so fun, the grounds were stunning, and the overall vibe so peaceful. Thank you guys so much!!! Sending love from Denver!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and her gang could not have been better guests. A very cool lady indeed. Professional and funny and lovely in every way. Warmest wishes to you from Chiyoko and me. Please return some day.
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Medina, OH

Welcoming, clean, cozy compound with beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

Allan and Chiyoko have created a lovely, peaceful oasis in Venice. Our cottage had everything we needed: a comfortable bed, clean kitchen and bathroom, and plenty of space to sit and relax.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy get away

  • 4 of 5

The only issue with our stay was that we could not stay long enough. The environment was so welcoming and Allen was an amazing host. We will absolutely be visiting again and many times after. Thank you Allen and chiyoko!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Venice, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £49

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath (tub and shower), luxury towels, beach towels
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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