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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

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'. What we read in our guest book most often is "we don't want to leave"

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, meals or meetings, shares space with a cozy TV area, 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, 1 full bed and 2 twin beds. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a separate shower room, freestanding tub with a full surround shower drape for privacy, WC toilet room, 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 is included in both the main house and apartment. Apple TV and Netflix are available in the main house. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. You will find surf boards, boogie boards, beach toys, beach towels and coolers for your use in the garage. Leaving 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 on one of the 4 beach cruisers we provide 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.

Don & Grace
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

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

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

An amazing location with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a long weekend here and instantly fell in love with this wonderful home. 100% relaxed and rejuvenated after enjoying long bike rides along the beach and casual shopping/dining within this neat town. We highly recommend booking your LA getaway in this great location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. Nice to hear that you enjoyed biking around Venice. The best way to get around to the stores and restaurants. Thank you for choosing our property. We hope you will include us in your future travel plans. Best, Don and Grace
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Meeting place for all

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect. I was in town for 5 days to meet my 21 yr old son from Miami and see my daughter at usc. My husband and i were also able to include 4 of my college friends who flew in for the weekend. The home could not be more comfortable and well appointed. Don was very helpful and gracious. The beds were very comfortable which is key! We cooked several meals in the kitchen which had everything we needed. Bikes were a big plus! One of my 1st vrbo rentals and all I can say is you could really tell this owner has spent a lot of time and effort creating an ideal Venice retreat. Bravo!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail. Sorry I was so long in responding but always, always thrilled to hear that people enjoyed the house as much as we do. Thank you for staying with us . Please come again. Grace & Don.
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house in October 2016 with 6 adults and 2 kids. First of all it is very large, very well-equipped, cleaned and delightful house. Highlight to the kitchen appliances that are top of line and work properly. Mattresses and lines also deserve a highlight, very comfortable. The property owner Don is very helpful and provided all information about the house. We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and your family. Sorry about the loss of power excitement. Glad ti finally came back on. Thank you for staying with us.
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Great location. Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5

Don met us as our Uber pulled up to the house. He walked us through the entire house explaining all that we would need to know . He told us where are some great restaurants were and shopping centers that were all close to the house . Beds we're all comfortable house was clean and well kept. This was a girls trip seven total. We spent each night around the fire pit visiting. Would definitely rent this home again !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The firepit is also one of our favorite activities. Perfect way to end a day. Thanks for staying with us.
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Awesome both in facility and location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, loved this place. Location is awesome, very short walk to center of Venice beach. The house is very nice with modern and spacious accompaniments. Sleeping spaces were very comfortable (and as described). Kitchen was spacious and welcoming. We enjoyed the back patio (there is also one in front), and sat around the fire every night. Used the bikes to get around which was super nice. We used this as a base for our stay and had daily outings in the greater LA area. However, first day we at late breakfast at The Sidewalk Café (short walk from house), was so good we went back again another day for dinner and was again great. On top of everything else the hosts were gracious (even provided s'more's makings), attentive and very helpful. Will stay here again and HIGHLY recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, So glad to hear that you enjoyed the house and the area. Bikes are the way to travel for sure. We love being so close to everything and still being able to get away from it all when we close the garden gate! We hope you will include us in your future travel plans. Thanks for staying with us. Don & Grace
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Beautiful Home - Close to Beach

  • 4 of 5

This property was just what we were looking for, it was comfortable and had a great layout for our group of 8. We loved that we were 2 blocks from the beach and the craziness of the Boulevard but could retreat home to the peace and quiet of this property. (loved the fire pit) Don and Grace did a great job designing and furnishing the property with everything you will need from wonderful beds, soft towels, fully equipped kitchen, bikes, boards etc. Parking is tight but this property comes with a 2 car garage (no vans) which is definitely a plus. The property is secure with locking gates and keyless entries which were a wonderful feature. We would definitely rent this property again when coming to Venice Beach as this property was a well cared for home not just a vacation property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Venice, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,200
Cleaning Fee £160
Pet Fee £160

Maximum occupancy is 8 people. We will consider groups of 10 if the group consists of both 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. Owners must be notified if there is a change of registered guests. Any additional persons are strictly by owner's consent, subject to an additional fee and must be disclosed prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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