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Adorable Venice Canal Home, Sleeps 6! Boats + Bikes,

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Nicely Laid Out For Family Or Couples Splitting Costs, Right On The Water!

This classic Cape Cod style home features classic cottage details such as distressed hardwood floors, dutch doors, raised beam ceilings, river rock fireplace, sky lights, ceiling fans, outdoor deck for dining, lounging or people watching. King bed in bedroom + two separate twin daybeds in Living room + a Queen sleeper sofa bed = 6 people. Have a unique experience and row around the canals in your very own row boat that comes with the cottage! 3 beach cruiser bikes are also included and more bikes can be rented within walking distance. Also includes shared laundry facilities with other vacation rental unit and free off street parking. Note- picture of Queen Sleeper sofa is coming soon! It is in the living room.

Close to everything: 1.5 blocks to the beach, walking distance to Abbott Kinney but located in Venice Canal neighborhood- THE BEST part of Venice, bar none. Both units can be rented out for multiple families. However, THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE- If you plan to party, look elsewhere please! This is a very quiet and high-end neighborhood and residents do not appreciate loud music, drunken voices, etc. Owner lives nearby.

You can walk or bike everywhere, (but free off street parking is included) as well as HDTV with premium channels, Hi-speed WiFi Internet, 3 Beach Cruiser Bikes, a Canoe, a row boat, 4 beach chairs, all utilities, linens and all kitchen utensils, plus a laundry room with washer & dryer. You seriously won't want to leave. You can even get by without a car by using Uber.

One Mile to Santa Monica, 40 minutes to Disneyland, 15 minutes to Malibu (depending on traffic), 14 mins to LAX, Great location! All furnishings brand new, beautiful, clean, light and bright.

.......it really is as cute as I say it is!!

More Details

Owner
Carol Hurwitz
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Carol Hurwitz

I have lived in the Marina Venice area for over 20 years and have owned this property since 2006, when I totally renovated it and brought it back to it's Cape Cod architectural origins. I am a real estate agent and have enjoyed making this place as pretty as it can possibly be. I love that this place is magical- I've been told the charm factor is off the charts. If that's what you are looking for- look no further.

Carol Hurwitz purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Carol Hurwitz chose Los Angeles

When this property came on the market in 2006 I realized these canal homes were precious and too cute to pass up. Even though this place needed a thorough remodel when we bought it, I saw the potential. This was one of the original bungalows built back in the 1920's when the Venice Canals were first developed by Abbott Kinney. By 2006 it had been changed over the years from it's original beach bungalow roots. It had taken on an unfortunate conglomeration of styles. Needless to say, I took it back to it's beachy Cape Cod origins and have never looked back. It fits so nicely into the Venice vibe. People love it!

What makes this cottage unique

Being right on the canal is about as rare as it gets in LA. Even locals don't all know that the Venice Canals exist. The boats at this property give you a chance to see Venice like you've never seen it before, from a canoe! You are only a block and a half from the beach, yet surrounded by multi-million dollar estates as well as cute beach bungalows cottages like this one. Another unique advantage of this property is it's proximity to it's little sister cottage next door which sleeps 4. Several families could vacation together for a lot less than the cost of several hotel suites. If you rent out both cottages you can sleep a total of 10 and have two kitchens, 2 bathrooms, laundry facilities, 5 bikes and 2 boats. All for under $600/night. It would be a great place for two families or several couples. But this is not the place for party animals- it's a quiet neighborhood so party animals, please keep looking, this is not the place for you.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • tub and shower combination
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a king bed, there are also two separate twin daybeds in the living room that sleep two more people. There is also a Queen sofa sleeper in the living room for another couple. Total sleeps 6.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Adorable Venice Canal Home, Sleeps 6! Boats + Bikes,
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews
Miami Beach
4

Canal Cottage is perfect for Venice CA getaway

  • 4 of 5

A lovely 1 BR+ cottage right on the Grand Canal in Venice. Bright and airy, with white and blue decor, we fell immediately in love with Carol's lovely canal cottage. Spotless with updated bathroom and kitchen and a lovely back deck where we enjoyed a glass of wine every night while overlooking the other houses on the canal. We biked to Gjusta or Rose Cafe for breakfast, shopped and dined on Abbott Kinney, and strolled thru Venice and to Santa Monica and enjoyed the Friday am Venice Farmers Market. A lovely week in Los Angeles... and we didn't even need a car!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to see yet another great review. This cottage is a hot item so if you want dates- its never too early to start planning now.
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5

Great spot to see LA

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean and comfortable. Perfect spot to explore Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney. After a day of sight seeing it was so nice to come home and relax by the water. Heads up to future renters: just confirm the number guests as the linens were not on all beds prior to our arrival. Also we thought adding a yoga mat and possibly a paddle board would take the place from great to awesome. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a pleasure hosting people for special occasions!
1

Horrible host, mean spirited, rude and vulgar.

  • 1 of 5

A beautiful location will never trump a horrible and unprepared host. Upon arrival, stains in carpet, a broken tile in kitchen, unsealed bathtub begin to describe our experience. The host was confrontational and rude from the first dialogue and email. Guest services is not her strength and I should know having been in this business five years. Read my reviews and be your own judge. Good luck Carol.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guy broke the rental agreement by throwing a large party. I had to come over in person that night, after getting complaints from neighbors, as well as the president of the Venice Canals Association. It's stated clearly in the rental agreement, as well as several places during the booking process, as well as in the guest information booklet that this is not a party house and breaking that rule, as well as the No Smoking rule (which they also broke) can result in total forfeiture of the deposit. The next day he also asked to stay an extra day which I said no to, then he asked to have a late check out which I also said was not possible. About an hour and a half after the normal check out time I finally told this guy that I was sending my security guard over and he had better just get out. I was over this guy. He lost his deposit, and was not granted any extra favors by me and that is why he is mad. I have no problem granted late check outs if I can- I do it all the time. But not to someone like this. He broke clearly posted rules, suffered the consequences, then tried to besmirch my good reputation with this scathing review. But he's my first "bad apple" in about 10years. I hope the rest of my reviews speak for themselves. I only post this rebuttal so that other owners know not to rent to this guy, as he seems to not be aware that rules mean something.
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5

California Dreamin'

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous stay on The Canals. The house was the perfect size for the two of us. There is room for 4, but I personally wouldn't be comfortable because I'm a private person and this is truly open concept.

It was stocked with all you might need, including a hair dryer, fans, beach supplies and bikes, which we took advantage of.

We loved sitting on the front deck and relaxing in the morning and night time. We felt very safe, even as it was getting dark. It is truly quiet at night and is not an area to be if you plan to party. People are very respectful of their neighbors.

Be sure to take advantage of the boats and see the canals' houses this way. It was so much fun!

Several eating establishments are in walking distance, as is the beach, and there are stores for any items you might need.

Highly recommend Tratorre's for an outstanding Italian dinner and atmosphere. Go later so that you can sing and toast while singing, That's Amore with the staff and patrons!

We enjoyed the house and area with all the activities so much we will definitely go back again when we visit - if Carol will have us! Don't pass the place up, it's worth every penny and every moment. Thanks, Carol!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the details! People love that. Also thanks for pointing out that I need to make it very clear about the open floor plan. It does work fine for families or groups of friends who don't mind sleeping in the same room, but not so great for 3 romantic couples who might need total privacy- I agree! I will amend my description so people are clear on that. Thanks for the heads up.
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5

clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Management was very responsive and accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us- come again anytime.
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5

Wonderful, Calm, Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I know the area very well - it's like a 2nd home, so it so was lovely to discover Carol's place... wonderful location, beautifully decorated and perfect for a getaway ... it's the perfect spot from which to enjoy and discover Venice ... and her place is romantic, lovely and very clean... it feels new, with great light... Carol is very sweet and helpful and couldn't make it easier to visit and understand the highlights of Venice!!! I didn't have a chance to use the boats or bikes but that is a huge plus (I was in town for business). I can't wait to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you had a great time!!!
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Ralphs
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Baja Cantina
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
http://moreexpo.metro.net/
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Leona's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Venice, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 3 nights
From
£325
 
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£618
for 2 nights
From
£271
From
£308
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter Holidays 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 3 nights
From
£325
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£290
for 1 night
From
£213
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

We prefer payment via E-check as there are no fees, but credit cards are accepted too. Also cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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