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Kirk Zipfel

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Right On Abbot Kinney Blvd

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Los Angeles area - Bright & Spacious Venice Perch

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Located ON Abbot Kinney Blvd (not “adjacent to” or “steps from”), our house is a spacious, comfy perch from which to explore Venice. Drenched in natural light and open to the cool breeze off the Pacific, you’ll feel like a local as you take to the two beach cruisers we’ve provided for you. The private front patio is perfect for grilling out, having a cocktail, or even sparking a little fire in the fire pit. Three big bedrooms make our house roomier than most, with a queen in the master and 2nd bedroom, and twin beds in the 3rd. Two bathrooms, one with a tub, a refinished kitchen and a spacious living room with exposed beam ceilings make this groovy, bright beach pad a total charmer for friends hitting the town or families wanting to kick up their heels.

Some wag just dubbed Abbot Kinney “The Coolest Street in America” (barf). I would say the street Danny Zuko grew up on is the coolest in America, but that’s just me (Rydell High from “Grease” is none other than Venice High School. Still looks the same! Check it out on Venice Blvd at Walgrove Ave). Our house is a five-minute walk from the explosion of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, pilates studios, vintage birdfeeders, fixed-gear, difficult-to-stop bicycles ridden by people in oxford shirts and skinny pants… A few of our Venice faves: Hal’s Bar & Grill. Been there forever. Get the spicy penne pasta. Abbot Kinney Pizza is good for a slice on the sesame seed crust. Best non-trendy sandwich in Venice: tuna with jalapeno from Winward Farms on the circle. They also make the freakin hugest quesadilla you’ve ever seen. Zinque at Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd is a great spot for a drink. The French Market has the best breakfast in Venice: le cheval. The owner is 100% French; she doesn’t so much help you as she endures you. And you wouldn’t be in Venice if you didn’t have a hefeweizen at a picnic table and watch the clouds roll by at On the Waterfront Café at the north end of the boardwalk.

Venice is a special place, despite the recent hype about how hip it is. It’s complicated and simple at the same time, and it’s so small, the best way to see it is definitely on a bicycle. There’s the beach, Abbot Kinney, Main St, and you’re a quick car or bus ride to Santa Monica, Culver City, the Getty Center, LAX and more. Our cozy house couldn’t be more perfectly located for you to explore Venice and LA. Consider yourself invited!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kirk Zipfel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Kirk Zipfel

Like most Angelinos, my wife Kristy and I hail from somewhere else (East Coast and Midwest, respectively). But we have called Southern California home for more than 15 years, so we're almost locals (by the standards of locals). We have 3 children: a tween and two under 4. It's kind of like living in a circus.

Kirk Zipfel purchased this house in 2004

Why Kirk Zipfel chose Los Angeles area

Venice is one of the most unique places in LA. The surf, the beach, the culture, the food; it's all here. Venice is also more accessible by bike than by car. In car-crazy LA, that's truly something special. For us, there were no other options

What makes this house unique

The light makes this truly a special place. With the windows open and the ocean breeze drifting through, even checking your email from the couch will seem like a treat.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Right On Abbot Kinney Blvd
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The house felt homey yet modern. The beds were super comfy.Loved the location of the house , it was in driving distance to the pier and shopping.definitely made some amazing memories in this lovely place ! We will be back next year! Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 6 recently stayed here for 2 nights to enjoy some much needed beach time after 5 days at Disneyland. It was close to all the major beaches and had some really great shops near by. Our favorite was N'Ice Cream (they make homemade gelato and frozen yogurt).

We all enjoyed the comfortable living room area and kitchen. Although we didn't cook anything there is everything you need if you wanted to. The kids loved the closet in their room full of toys and books and the beds were super comfy. The beds in the other rooms were a little hard for me but my husband loved that. All rooms had plenty of space for our stuff and are decorated nicely.

Parking was fine on the Thursday night we were there but was a bit harder on Friday. There was a food truck festival and the road was crazy busy, but I normally wouldn't see it being an issue. Also, the whole house was wide awake at 6am on Friday morning due to the very loud garbage truck that came by and stayed for what seemed like 20 minutes. All the windows were open due to it being hot outside and if they were closed I'm sure it wouldn't be so bad.

Overall, the place is a sweet little beach house on a great street and we felt safe and comfortable. Kirk was helpful and fast at replying to emails and we would totally stay here again, thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this place to stay! We stayed for 2 nights during our daughters wedding weekend in LA. She wanted a great vibe the morning of her wedding for pics, and this place was perfect! Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and beach. Nothing negative to say. Easy to get to. We loved it! Would love to come back and stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christchurch, New Zealand

On Holiday from NZ

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 9 nights with our teenage/adult family and found this to be an excellent base for our holiday. The apartment is as depicted in the internet photos, spacious, clean, and nicely appointed with everything you need. We found the location excellent, close to LAX, beaches, cafes and restaurants. Parking was easy, 2 bikes were included which was great. Kirk was very helpful and responded quickly to anything we needed. We would definitely stay here agaian & recommend it to anyone looking for comfortable accommodation with good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA, USA

Lovely home, pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

The home is as depicted in the photos: charming, bright, clean, and cozy. The location is great for accessing the Venice area, parking is easy, and LAX is close. I would highly recommend staying at this property/renting from this laid-back, reliable owner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable stay!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with some relatives, we met in LA for Thanksgiving. Very bright and airy place, comfortable and nice. Convenient to the beach and easy parking on the street. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £102
Property Damage Protection £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Angeles area in California

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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