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Venice 2 BR Tuscan Cottage in Monet Gardens

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • 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 enclosed patio with a gas grill and big table for 2-6 people.

Keep cozy in the sunken master bedroom with it's large double closet, castiron/brass wood-burning stove, and comfortable chairs for sitting. The wooden sliding glass doors open onto rose gardens.

Though located on a quiet residential street, you have easy access to all public transit including the LA metro rail line, to everywhere in the L.A. area. Walk or bike (two beach cruisers are provided) to the nearby shopping center: with Starbucks, Albertson's super market, Costco, In and Out Burger, etc. A 5-10 minute bike ride will take you to the famous Venice beach and Boardwalk with it's shops and street performers and a bike path running along the sand. For a more upscale but very Venice experience, you can walk or ride the bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd with interesting shops good bars and great dining. A two block walk takes you to a terrific local Thai restaurant and also a wonderful old breakfast cafe called 'Maxwell's Diner' that's been a Venice staple for 40 years.

We will consider lower rates for longer stays.



Keywords: Garden, Quiet, Monet, Furnished, Furnished Studio, Cottage

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1

                    ...moreless

                  • Venice bathrooms are small...but we have a gorgeous 1930''s claw foot bathtub with charming brass fixtures. Soaking in the porcelain tub is a pleasure..with a pedestal sink appropriate to the period...moreless

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    French style butcher block island with stools for casual morning coffee, French Press (if desired), Coffeemaker, Blender, Juicer, Toaster, Microwave,...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    A vintage O'Keefe and Merritt with functioning griddle for pancakes and an incredible broiler...moreless

                  • Dining:

                    The oak table seats 8...and candlesticks for formal or romantic dining...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Electric automatic coffee maker and 'French Press' style coffee maker....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, spices, coffee, sugar, teas...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Charming, not usual...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    8...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Oven
                  • Freezer
                  • Toaster
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  Amenities

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Maytag...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Living Room seats 7
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  Other Amenities

                      • Fruit laden orange tree and lemon tree in a lush garden around sitting area. In the spring a loquat tree and in the late summer a Mission Fig tree. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Large well stocked book shelf. Coffee table picture books. ...moreless

                      • Stereo:

                        CD or MP3 Player for your music, FM tuner, I-pod dock....moreless

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Broadband Access

                      Outdoor Features

                      • 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 seats 4. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Extraordinary garden of basil, rosemary, lavendars, oranges, loquats, figs, and all manner of flowering shrubs and trees....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        The spacious, enclosed patio is covered by and surrounded by a trumpet flower covered Lanai....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        A nice Nine hole..at the nearby Penmar Park about 1 mile away. Great breakfasts!...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Two beach cruisers, one with a basket and bell...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        At the nearby Penmar Park, about 1 mile away...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Groceries
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Zoo
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Sailing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 19 - Sep 10, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,300

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $100
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      There is a $100 cleaning fee


                      This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 07/16/2014
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                      Location

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                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      LAX
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      L.A. Metro Line
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      405 Freeway
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Venice Beach
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Hal's
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Big Bear
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Penmar Golf Course
                      0.3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Celadon Thai

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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...

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


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                      Photos

                      • Full House

                        Full House

                      • Living Room from entry.

                        Living Room from entry.

                      • View of front entry from living room.

                        View of front entry from living room.

                      • Entry way

                        Entry way

                      • Into the Kitchen from the living room.

                        Into the Kitchen from the living room.

                      • Patio from kitchen

                        Patio from kitchen

                      • dining room with door off kitchen.

                        dining room with door off kitchen.

                      • Sleigh Bed in Master Bedroom

                        Sleigh Bed in Master Bedroom

                      • Second bedroom evening.

                        Second bedroom evening.

                      • 2nd BR armoire.

                        2nd BR armoire.

                      • View to rear garden shed for your bikes.

                        View to rear garden shed for your bikes.

                      • Venice Beach from the boardwalk.

                        Venice Beach from the boardwalk.

                      • Garden from the front porch

                        Garden from the front porch

                      • Living room with armoire for DirectTV with HBO and SHO. DVD player. CD/tuner/mp3

                        Living room with armoire for DirectTV with HBO and SHO. DVD player. CD/tuner/mp3

                      • View of kitchen from living room.

                        View of kitchen from living room.

                      • Into the front room from the kitchen.

                        Into the front room from the kitchen.

                      • Vintage O'Keefe Stove

                        Vintage O'Keefe Stove

                      • Private enclosed patio with BBQ gas grill and outside eating area. seats 4-6.

                        Private enclosed patio with BBQ gas grill and outside eating area. seats 4-6.

                      • Kitchen from dining room.

                        Kitchen from dining room.

                      • Master Bedroom stove, dresser, mirror

                        Master Bedroom stove, dresser, mirror

                      • 2nd bedroom at night

                        2nd bedroom at night

                      • Bathroom Sconce

                        Bathroom Sconce

                      • Angel Trumpet and Bouganvillea greet at entrance into house

                        Angel Trumpet and Bouganvillea greet at entrance into house

                      • On the Venice Boardwalk.

                        On the Venice Boardwalk.

                      VRBO #130161

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                      $1,200 - $1,300 per week (USD)
                      5

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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