Venice 2 BR Tuscan Cottage in Monet Gardens
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Venice Beach cottage description
This charming Tuscan Cottage is serenely tucked in the midst of romantic gardens Monet would have loved. Flowering butterfly bushes and blue hibiscus trees make the cottage completely private, and also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Roses and all manner of flowers abound, as well as fruit trees: loquats, Meyers lemon, pineapple guava, Black Mission figs, and nectarines. Please pick oranges for juicing or just to eat from our prolific orange tree.
Hardwood floors are throughout except for the saltillo tiles in the kitchen and bath. French windows open out onto the garden patio where you can sit under the shade of flowering trumpet vines, jasmine and roses. The kitchen is outfitted with a restored O'Keefe and Merritt vintage stove. The newly renovated kitchen has butcher block counter tops with craftsman style cabinetry, and dishwasher. The kitchen is totally equipped from salad bowl to garlic press, toaster oven to microwave. There is also a washer/dryer for your convenience.
For dining, there is the formal dining room or the large patio with a nice big table.
Keep cozy in the sunken master bedroom watching the fire in the castiron/brass wood-burning stove. The wooden sliding glass doors open onto rose gardens.
Though located on a quiet residential street, you have easy public transit access to everywhere. Walk or bike to the nearby shopping center: Starbucks, Albertson's, Costco etc. Famous Venice Beach is a 10 minute bike ride(2 beach cruiser bikes are provided, one with a basket and bell). Though located on a quiet residential street, you have easy public transit access to downtown LA and art and entertainment venues.
We will consider lower rates for longer stays.
Keywords: Garden, Quiet, Studio, Furnished, Furnished Studio, Cottage
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2) Pillow top mattress. Non-allergenic comforter.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Stove:
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room seats 7
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
Deck / Patio:
The patio has two comfy rattan chairs for lounging while watching the hummingbirds visit the pineapple sage blossoms. Jasmine, trumpet vines and roses abound. The table will seat 4 for dinner...moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Whale Watching
- The shopping center for Starbuck's and Albertson's is within walking distance. The fabulous Abbot Kinney Blvd. with its designer shops and restaurants, a scant 5 minute bike ride. Venice Beach is 10 minutes by bike, or catch the bus (much better than driving) at the end of our street. The Metro subway is 3 miles away, where you can park your car for free and ride the metro to just about anywhere imaginable:Hollywood, Downtown, Pasadena... ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
A little piece of heaven
A little piece of heaven
I spent two weeks at Michael and Laura's cottage and couldn't have been happier! It's so lovely, with a comfortable and homey vibe. GREAT bed/bedding, well-equipped kitchen with lovely dishes, extremely spacious, private and quiet. The garden is lovely. I picked oranges for juice! It's so convenient to all the hot spots in Venice and Santa Monica, yet very tucked away. The area is very safe. I walked at night. The gas-fired heating stove made it so comfy and cozy on cool nights. This place is a total winner!
- Guest Rebecca (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 11/02/11
- Review Submitted 11/17/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
perfect place, wonderful hosts
perfect place, wonderful hosts
Look no further for the perfect place to stay, not just in the Venice area, but Los Angeles in general. The cottage is within easy access to major freeways, though once you step into this wonderful oasis, you may not want to go anywhere! Laura and Michael have thought of everything, the pictures and the description are 100% accurate. We made many fabulous meals and rode the bikes every single day. Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney, Santa Monica, and Marina Del Ray are all just a quick bike ride away. And when you get back to the cottage, you really feel like you're home again. A fabulous find, and we will definitely be back.
- Guest love2travel ( USA)
- Date of stay 05/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/01/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Great place to stay!
Great place to stay!
My review is way overdue since I stayed at the studio cottage in August 2008, but I remember it fondly, often think of it and I'd love to stay there again. Laura and Michael are the perfect hosts who have thought of everything, the place is immaculate and stocked with all that you'll need, and the location is ideal. I love the Venice/Santa Monica stretch of L.A. and I usually stayed at a hotel prior to this visit but from now on I'll always ask if the cottage is available before seeking any other accomodations. You'll love it!
- Guest Jack D (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 08/11/08
- Review Submitted 05/16/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Jack....so very very sweet. Thank you. Reviews are worth their weight in gold, especially when they are so good. We have just registered with Flipkey to see how that goes. Actually a very well-known director stayed in the studio and it suited his sensibilities to a tee. Loved all of the light! We are now renting the front 2 br house as well and we are just rocking....We like hosting very much...We're off to San Juan Capistrano tomorrow for a week. The gardens are amazing...please come and see us again. Again, thanks so much. Laura and Michael
Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for the lovely space...it is an oasis within the larger whimsicality of Venice. I really loved my stay. You thought of everything!
- Guest Shar
- Date of stay 06/17/10
- Review Submitted 06/26/10
We enjoyed our stay at the lovely studio cottage - the location was in a nice residential area but close to everything. A very nice touch was the use of the computer that we used to look up directions. We also enjoyed the two bicycles that were provided - we used them to bike to the beach for an excellent lunch one day. The cottage was well equipped for cooking and relaxing. We also loved picking fresh oranges for our juice every morning. This is a great spot for a getaway from the long new england winters. Thanks Laura & Michael.
- Guest sandra johnson (Arlington, VT)
- Date of stay 02/14/09
- Review Submitted 02/14/09
My daughter & I stayed at Glydon House in June & absolutely loved it!! It was PERFECT for our needs. The location is close to everything. We loved the gardens & the privacy. Laura & Michael were wonderful hosts! We hope to return & highly recommend Glydon House for those who wish a vacation of pease & serenity.
- Guest Heidi Williams1 (Erie, PA)
- Date of stay 11/07/08
- Review Submitted 11/07/08
$1200/week for 2 people; $100 per extra guest Fully refundable sec. deposit of $400 $100 Cleaning fee and Taxes
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- Nearest Airport: LAX at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Metro Line at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 405 Freeway at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Venice Beach at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Cafe Prebica at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Big Bear at 40 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Penmar Golf Course at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Celadon Thai at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: Michael and I are artists...Michael is a painter and you will find much of his work on the walls of the house. I am a writer...We have lived in this area of Venice for almost 20 years, and we love it. I have become so enamored with Venice and its history, I am working on Destiny's Consent, a quartet of books taking place in Venice from the years 1918 to 1970. We love to bike around Venice (I think it's the best way to experience the area) and we are big beach enthusiasts. (we'll tell you about the best places to go in Southern California for body surfing and snorkeling)
Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
We love the idiosyncratic nature of Venice and have lived in the house and in the studio for over 15 years, That being said, we love the location of our house -- there is easy access to the beach (Michael and I are beach fanatics and if you ask for beach suggestions, we will gladly supply them), but we can get out of the area when we want to. Many people don't realize how busy Venice is--Venice Beach is the 2nd biggest attraction after Disneyland, and can be very difficult to navigate, both in terms of LA traffic, but also in terms of parking. From the end of our street, you can hop on the bus to the beach, and leave the driving to them. Or we love the 10 minute ride on our bikes down to one of two beaches. As we have begun retirement, it has been our pleasure to provide a home to so those visiting Venice, and we so enjoy meeting people from around the world and the United States.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Among real estate agents, Glyndon Avenue has been nicknamed, 'million dollar Glyndon Avenue', and while this nomenclature makes Michael and I laugh, we also understand it. While movie stars have lived on this street, more importantly for Michael and I, this is a neighborhood, where people walk their dogs and their children around the block every evening, and if we're working in the garden, we get to catch up on all of the neighborhood news. This is a very safe area of Venice--since we have lived here there has not been a break-in or robbery. For us, the best part of this area, is that from our location we have all the convenience of the beach as well as Abbot Kinney Blvd., readily accessible with our bikes, but without the beach traffic. While Venice Beach Boardwalk is fascinating to stroll, it is the 2nd biggest attraction after Disneyland, and becomes jammed in the summer and during weekends. This is not only because of tourists, but because our fellow Angelinos come here as well to cool off. Meanwhile, the temperatures in Venice remain cool, especially at night. Our neighborhood is amazingly easy to access to the rest of Los Angeles with all of its incredible places: Malibu, Hollywood, LACMA and the Getty Museum. But also the fantastic shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney, as well as the Rose Cafe for breakfast Right behind us, is a shopping center with an Albertson's and a Costco. Also Starbuck's and In-and-out-Burger. Or for affordable organics, a mile away down Lincoln Blvd. is Whole Foods. Gelson's is a mile away in the other direction.
- Primary: (310) 301-8385 (California, USA)
- Secondary: +1 310 591-9551
House thru arch
Angel Trumpet and Bouganvillea greet at entrance into house
Living Room and Windows
Kitchen from living room
Patio from kitchen
Sleigh Bed in Master Bedroom
2nd BR armoire and window
The Fabulous Venice Beach
Garden from the front porch
Living room with armoire for TV with all channels
Kitchen from the dining room
Vintage O'Keefe Stove
Dining room...has seating for 8
Patio chair for relaxing
Master Bedroom stove, dresser, mirror
2nd BR at night
View to get the bikes
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