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Don & Grace

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

SHEER MAGIC! YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE. MAIN HOUSE + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!

33 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Los Angeles area - Dwell At The Beach

Upscale & private. Main House -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Separate Guest Apart.King bed

We've tried to think of everything; as a result our guest are raving and we love that they are. What we hear most when travelers arrive is 'It is so much bigger than it looks in the photos'

Ideally located on one of the best Venice beach walk streets a few steps from the beach and the iconic venice boardwalk, this casually elegant, two story, designer’s home will enchant you. Enter the private front courtyard and you will find an inviting outdoor living room to enjoy the sea breeze or get warm around a large fire pit. Inside the house details abound. An open floor plan with soothing colors, comfortable seating arrangements and bold striped rugs enhance elegant living at the beach. An eat in kitchen with a rustic farmhouse table suitable for large gatherings, shares space with a cozy family room, fireplace and flat screen tv. A full bathroom on the first floor is accessible from outside for after returning from the beach. Upstairs the enchantment continues with 3 light filled, tastefully furnished bedrooms: 1 cal king, 2 twins and 1 full bed with a twin trundle. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a freestanding tub, toilets, sinks and plenty of counter space and storage. The back patio directly off the kitchen brings the outdoors in. It is tastefully landscaped and perfect for alfresco meals or barbecues. For larger groups (over 6 adults) a flight of stairs leads you to the guest apartment located on the second floor above a two car garage. Its wood beamed vaulted ceilings and unusual details add to the comfort and unique feeling of this one of a kind, luxury home. This ensuite studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, (bar refrigerator, sink and microwave), and a California king bed. It is private and ideal for larger families or multiple families vacationing together. For parents, a getaway from a getaway! Free hi speed internet and net flix is included in both the main house and apartment. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. Leave the hubbub and rich color of the boardwalk behind and upon your return to the oasis, an exterior garden shower with hot and cold water is available for rinsing off after your relaxing or energetic day in the surf and sand. You may never want to leave this barefoot luxury compound, but when you tear yourself away you will find yourself a short walking distance to world class shopping, galleries and dining on Abbot Kinney. Bike ride or walk to the amusement park on the Santa Monica pier where Historic Route 66 ends. Marina del Rey with sailing and boating opportunities is a bike ride or short car drive away. Easy access to lax airport.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don & Grace (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Don & Grace

We are local homeowners who have lived in Southern California for over 25 years and the proud owners of a newly renovated Venice beach house. We recognized a great house from pictures posted on the internet and purchased the house 5 days after seeing it. We have been in love ever since. Transplanted from the east coast, we love the mostly bug free environment of California and the incredible weather at the beach that allows us to live outdoors for many months of the year. We are parents to two teenagers who love to bring their friends to the beach. We want ours to be the home that they continue to visit and bring their friends from college.

Don & Grace purchased this house in 2013

Why Don & Grace chose Los Angeles area

As an interior designer I wanted to make the house both comfortable, luxurious and unusual. After renting the same beach condo in Laguna Beach for 15 years I knew what I liked and expected and what kept us going back each year. I have tried to create the same high level of living in our beach home. We have furnished it like a private home not a rental. The house has charm galore from the location on a walk street, to the Dutch door in the front and finally to the optional, airy, spacious, separate guest apartment over the garage. And then there is the location. Renegade Venice Beach and the contrasting upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard has something for everyone yet the house escapes it all and is its own tranquil, private escape. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

What makes this house unique

We have maintained the unique character of the house built in 1904 and furnished it in rustic modern. The kitchen is well equipped with a generous supply of pots and pans and attractive tabletop items. The linens are luxurious and each room is unique with unusual whimsical features. The firepit in the front courtyard is perfect for the cool beach nights and being able to park two cars tops off the Venice experience. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

SHEER MAGIC! YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE. MAIN HOUSE + GUEST APT. RAVE REVIEWS!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
Merida, Mexico
5

Gorgeous home and responsive owners make for a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how well cared for the house is! The owners pay a lot of attention to detail right down to the bedding, fully loaded kitchen, furnishings and décor. They couldn't have been nicer and were really helpful in ensuring that all six of us where settled in for our girls friends' 30th reunion. Thanks so much Grace and Don!! We LOVE your home and thank you so much for sharing it with those of us who enjoy a more intimate vacation in a house rather than a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great but not for all

  • 4 of 5

Great house , close to boardwalk and beach. Family had a great time. Only caveat is house and boardwalk surrounded by homeless. They also hang out in front of the house at night .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ted, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the house and sorry to hear that there were unwelcome additional guests....it seems to come in waves, esp. with Venice being an urban beach community. We enjoyed hosting you and your group. Grace
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5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a home large enough for our family visiting from France. The home was beyond anything we could have imagined. The rooms were spacious and had everything we needed. The kitchen is the best part of the house. The large table was the perfect gathering spot every morning. Our host was great and very accommodating. Would not hesitate to rent this home again if the occasion arises.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Lake City
5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Right when I looked through the pictures of this dreamy house, I knew it was the perfect place for our girls' getaway. There were just 4 women staying in our group, so this place was quite spacious for us. Don and Grace thought of everything to make our stay relaxing and luxurious. Several times during our stay, my friends would take a breath and comment on what a fabulous find this home really was for our visiting and relaxing needs. The home and decor was even more beautiful in person. We appreciated the classy, but yet still comfortable decor.

We had a fabulous time riding the beach cruisers along the boardwalk and over to Santa Monica Pier. We loved the fire pit and the home's proximity to all points of interest in Venice, especially the beach.

I would return again in a second! Thank you so much Don & Grace!!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal
4

4 Great Days!!

  • 4 of 5

We (7 of us) had an incredible stay over 4 days to celebrate our collective 40th birthdays. It was the perfect spot for us in terms of location and set up inside the house, with lots of room to spread out and cook at home. The proximity to the beach and to Abbott Kinney were great too, perfect for daytime outings and excellent dining options just walking distance away. Thanks so much for everything Don, we hope to come back!!

Anthea and crew

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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park city
5

Charming and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

If we could have I would have spent more time in this exquisite immaculate home. It has everything you need and is so very comfortable.

Don and Grace are very helpful and attentive.Our family enjoyed riding bikes on the venice walk & restaurants are in walking distance as well.

It was a treat for me to celebrate my birthday with family at their beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Erwin Hotel
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Santa Monica 10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
James Beach
Nearest Beach
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

The property is located one block from the Venice boardwalk. Steps beyond that is the beach and great surf for boarding, swimming or surf fishing. The Santa Monica pier is located a short bike ride away with a lively arcade, restaurants, rides and games or pier fishing. The Getty Villa is a short drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or a bike ride on the beach front bike path. The Annenberg Beach House with a large public pool is located nearby. Walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd. for great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade shops are a few minutes away. Join the locals at the weekly Farmers Market on Main Street on the weekend. Marina activities include kayaking, sailing and boating. Beverly Hills and Malibu are located 20 minutes by car. Hollywood is approx 30 minutes away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Venice Beach, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
3 Jun 2016 - 29 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,935
for 5 nights
From
£741
£5,235
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,687
for 5 nights
From
£692
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,687
for 5 nights
From
£692
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,050
for 3 nights
From
£608
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75
Cleaning Fee £152
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,141
Pet Fee £152

Maximum occupancy is 8 people. We will consider groups of 10 if it consists of adults and young children (17 and under). For parties having more than 6 ADULTS there will be an additional charge of $50.00 per adult per night. Please inquire for a custom quote for groups of 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Angeles area in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Access from inside/outside. Great after sandy excursions.
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Spacious, big counters, 2 toilets, tub shower.
    Guest Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located in the optional guest apartment. Newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Extra long twin beds suitable for teenagers and small adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - Studio apt./1 Cal king bed,ensuite bathroom & kitchenette.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed. Twin blow up air mattress on site.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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