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Sleek, recently renovated mid-century modern house in Venice/Mar Vista

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy the laid-back Venice lifestyle in this uber stylish mid-century mod home

Step back in time Mad Men-style in this sleek, recently renovated mid-century modern house in Venice/Mar Vista. Tastefully decorated with period-specific furniture and antiques as well as rare, original music and film memorabilia, this unique home is like a living museum of 20th century pop culture. Property is two miles to the beach.

Hardwood floors, new casement windows, long, galley-style kitchen. Newly remodeled bathroom with beautiful glass tile, spa tub, rain shower, and vanity with double sink. (Bathroom fan even has bluetooth capability if you want to listen to music while you take a shower.) Backyard features an outdoor deck, tea table, a cactus garden, a small fountain and a fire pit.

Get in touch with your inner Danny and Sandy as you walk by world-famous Venice High School where they filmed the movie, "Grease", a mere half block away. A stone's throw from everything - the trendy restaurants and shops on Abbott Kinney, the beach, even Costco!

Parking. Cable and wireless internet. Laundry facilities. Even comes with a beach cruiser bicycle! What more can you ask for?

Feel free to contact me with any questions about this amazing space or for any suggestions about the local area!!!


More Details

Spencer Aaronson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Spencer Aaronson

I'm a long-time Venice resident. I'm a traveller myself and have been the benificiary of incredible hospitality in the many places I've had the good fortune of visiting, so I'm only too happy to share whatever local wisdom I have with you. In my opinion, the Zanja Shangri-La provides the best of both worlds for the visitor - relative privacy and respite from the hustle and bustle of Venice/Santa Monica proper, but close enough to the beach and all the other fun stuff.

Spencer Aaronson purchased this house in 2008

Why Spencer Aaronson chose Culver - West

A lot to love about this neighborhood. The place is a stone's throw away from everything - the trendy restaurants and shops on Abbott Kinney, pretty Marina Del Rey, hip, historic Venice beach, even Costco! And now there's a lot of activity around neighboring Mar Vista as well. Lots of new restaurants and night spots cropping up on Lincoln and Washington boulevards. You won't be lacking for things to do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Culver - West in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A copy of the renter's photo ID must be provided prior to booking.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Room also has air mattress (sleeps one)
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sleek, recently renovated mid-century modern house in Venice/Mar Vista
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great house for Thanksgiving week!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic space, kitchen and location. Even an easy to use television. I made a Thanksgiving turkey to bring to my daughter's in this great kitchen and it was delicious! The owner is helpful and gracious. Very well stocked house. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Margot. It was a pleasure having you. You're welcome back anytime!
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San Diego, CA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic VRBO experience at this property. The landscaping is gorgeous in the front and back of the house. The home interior is beautiful and we all loved the decor. The house was spotless when we arrived, which is always a big plus. Beyond all that, the instructions for entry were excellent and fool proof, as were the instructions for where stuff (like toilet paper) was stored, or how to operate the dishwasher. Nothing was left to chance. We would stay at this property again in a heartbeat! One thing I'd like to pass on to future renters is you should check out the "26 Beach Restaurant". Fantastic food!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Ellen. So glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime.
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Peoria, AZ

Great location, fun decor and beautiful kitchen and bath

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice 3-night stay...house is in a great location, barely two miles from Venice Beach and all it has to offer. The house is set up well for two to four people, I would say. The décor is a lot of fun, with a lot of good-natured kitsch, music memorabilia and classic cinema posters.

The amount of care that went into the kitchen and bath remodels is obvious, with high-quality surfaces, fixtures and appliances that I would be happy to have in my own home. The bedrooms are more ordinary but perfectly serviceable...we didn't come here to hang out in the bedrooms, so to speak, so not a big deal to us.

Backyard and landscaping are very attractive, though we didn't spend much time there. Spencer was in the guest house during our stay, and he was a very friendly and gracious host...our only regret is not getting to meet Mijo, his famous canine sidecar-riding partner! We would definitely stay here again the next time we're in the area, thanks for sharing your house with us!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed, Patrick. Was a pleasure hosting you. Come back and I'll set up a private lunch - just you and Mijo. :)
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, just as pictured and so close to everything we needed. Spencer is an amazing host. He is so friendly and helpful with anything we needed and travel ideas. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento CA

Cute bungalow close-ish to Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for someplace to have casual debrief time after meetings in Los Angeles, and this was perfect. 3 of us stayed in 2 bedrooms and we were able to have other people over to visit. Place felt very airy and spacious even though it wasn't huge. Very thoughtfully stylish and well maintained. Great little backyard with hammock and chairs for yet another area of us to hang out. Master bedroom had queen bed for two, I slept in 2nd bedroom and slept on the futon, which was a bit hard on the hips. Should have not been so lazy, and should have set up the air mattress instead, so that's on me. Very close to lots of great restaurants, shops and not too far (mile-ish?) from Venice Beach. We'll come again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful and Spencer is a great host. House was very clean, comfortable and equipped with all we needed. Property is indeed very quiet. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
2.1 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Culver - West, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £74.57
Pet Fee £55.93
Property Damage Protection £44

Photo ID must be submitted prior to check-in.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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