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Relax on Casa Karmin's roof deck, with hot tub (on 24/7), BBQ, & lounge area

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Venice Beach house description

Casa Karmina

Are you run down, exhausted and wishing for a way out? Have you been ground down by the daily grind? Are you sick and tired of being bossed around by life?

Picture yourself lounging on a beautiful covered balcony watching the sun set below the horizon with warm skies of blue and the cool purple hue of the Santa Monica/Malibu mountains melting away in the distance. Imagine the wind in your hair and the fresh salty air, and the comfort of knowing that you've arrived at one of the few Venice Beach vacation treasures literally right on the sand. Believe that you're in the most relaxed and peaceful state of mind you can remember, and know that we want to make your stay in our home the most memorable and special experience you've eve had on a vacation. This is our dream for you: that you become so in love with being...just being here and now in this magical escape from the daily cares of life, that you return again and again to our home, making her your home away from home. We're in the stunningly beautiful quiet season now, with quiet rates as well. From three day weekends to month long adventures, we'd love to help you plan your time away from time. Let us make this the dream vacation of your life! We'll let the waves wash your worries away!

We've spent years in the trenches working 60-80 hour weeks grinding away and knowing to our cores the longing for a way out. We know first hand the struggle and the pain of not having enough time for family or even to catch your breath. So after years of hard work and dedication, we've enjoyed enough success to build our dream home on the sands of storied Venice Beach, and because we know first hand how precious, special, and necessary a true escape can be, we decided to share our good fortune with others, and offer Casa Karmina to you as a sacred space to rejuvenate, unwind, heal, and became human again.

Being right at the beach immerses you in negatively charged ions which help to de-stress, enhance breathing and meditation, and detoxify your body physically and energetically.

We keep your hot tub at a constant 103 degrees which is the optimal temperature for maximum relaxation, and combined with the most amazing views in Venice Beach, you'll create perfect serenity and have deep healing sleep.

Casa Karmina's main unit sleeps up to eleven, and our Tower unit at the back of the roof deck easily accommodates 4-5 more if you have a large family or group, and the roof deck is so spacious, it's easily enjoyed by tenants in both the Tower and the main unit.

We even have two pianos, and antique upright in the main unit, and a Steinway baby grand in the Tower, and let's face it, music is one of the most powerful healing forces on earth, and Casa Karmina, or House of Song, is an incredible place to create music!

We even offer a custom menu of healing workshops, creativity work shops, and all kinds of musical workshops, so you can truly customize your experience to fit your needs.

We'd really love to have you visit us, so please call Noel at 310-625-1157, and let us create an amazing vacation experience for you!

Here's a little more about Casa Karmina!

One of the few Venice Beach Houses right ON the sand, Casa Karmina is the perfect spot for your Venice Beach or Los Angeles vacation! Maximize your enjoyment and stay right on the sand. The unit was remodeled just a couple of years ago. Watch the ocean, surfers & sailboats from any room of the house. Dine on your covered balcony/lanai or on the lower patio, right next to the sand. Or just enjoy the view!

Additional Information : There are numerous fun and easy activities just outside your garden gate. Take the six minute walk to colorful central Venice, Muscle Beach, street vendors, artisans & performers. Or take the short ride to Santa Monica Pier & ferris wheel/arcades. And be sure to enjoy historic Venice Pier: make it your morning or evening walk and even teach your kids to fish, just a few steps from the house. You can also take a walk in the Historic Venice Walk Streets and the Venice Canals (yes, Venice was originally modeled after Venice, Italy!) or stay along the beach and walk up to the colorful 'Venice wall' or south to the Marina jetty and watch the boats come and go. And finally, enjoy the fine dining, Italian family style (famous for their 'killer garlic rolls'), the highly rated Naked Sushi bar, your choice of three Mexican restaurants, or simply Starbucks or the local coffee house/deli, 'The Cow's End', all just literally around the corner.

Amenities : Come in from the beach and use our hot/cold outdoor shower. We have lots of beach toys (including a Gigaball for the kids!!), 5 bikes, two skim boards, a few boogie boards, skate boards, surf boards, and rollerblades. In the winter months (sorry, no longer available as of March 2), ride our sled/saucers down the nearby sand dunes (a favorite for the kids!). As important as your fully equipped kitchen is your desk, with all the essential supplies (don't bring anything!), including wireless internet & shredder (wireless printing also available)--and no guilt as you will be able to multi-task by gazing out onto the beach and the surfers as you work! You may even want to spend a night out on the covered lanai (so you can tell everyone you slept on the beach, under the stars)--yes there are NO mosquitoes here! All linens, as well as beach towels and blankets, rubber slippers and beach carrying basket, are provided.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Concierge
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Child or small adult wheelchair available. However, there are stairs up to the unit as it is on the second floor, so will need to be able to walk up stairs. I can arrange for rental of a larger wheelchair....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in unit or on property, including roof deck, balcony, lanai or side yard patio....moreless

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • Living room couch pull out: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

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          • Queen Bed: Olympic Queen--extra wide. Twin/Single Bed: Loft type 'bunk room'. Bunk Bed: Double bed on lower level. Convertible Bed: Living room couch converts to queen bed (right in front of fireplace and big screen TV, with ocean and beach view! Small child can sleep on adjacent living room love seat. Also have cots, foam pad and blow up beds. Crib: Happy to arrange a rental at cost of rental charge....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

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          • Outdoor hot/cold shower

            for coming out of the ocean!...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cooking Utensils Provided: Includes crock pot and picnic basket! Lanai: Covered patio, just outside living room, overlooks the pier and beach. Views from Marina del Rey to Malibu. Fans and heaters in each room. ocean views from each room. bikes & other beach toys available. Great restaurants 1 block. 5 minute walk to colorful central Venice. Wheelchair Accessible: Child or small adult wheelchair available. However, there are stairs up to the unit as it is on the second floor, so will need to be able to walk up stairs. I can arrange for rental of a larger wheelchair. Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking in unit or on property, including roof deck, balcony, lanai or side yard patio....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Denon Stereo Receiver...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Brand new Sony BluRay Player...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                43' beautiful plasma, with innumerable channels!...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                Extensive library of books, CD's and rhythm instruments....moreless

              • Piano
              • Toys
              • Video Library:

                Extensive video/DVD collection....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Marina
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Zoo
              • Recreation Center
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Shelling

              local services and businesses

              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront
              • Beachfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Hiking
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Garage:

                            Maybe some room to store items for you....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            Depending on size & length of stay....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Fans in each room. No need for air conditioning....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Computer Available
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Safe
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Large, new, front loading, family size....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Large, new, family size....moreless

                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided:

                            Sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels, 10 beach towels....moreless

                          • Secure Parking
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Parking is available, but limited, on the street or in nearby Venice Beach parking lot, 1 block away (day use only). ...moreless

                          • Parking On Street
                          • Study Room
                          • Gas Heating
                          • Workshop
                          • Floorboards
                          • Rumpus Room
                          • Alarm System
                          • Vacuum System
                          • Carport
                          • Living Area
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Bottled Water
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Thermos Bottle

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Includes crock pot and picnic basket!...moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Balcony:

                                1,500 square foot roof deck which may be enjoyed by both tenants of the main unit and the Tower unit which sits at the back of the roof deck....moreless

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                Covered patio, just outside living room, overlooks the pier and beach. Views from Marina del Rey to Malibu....moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Outdoor patio table, next to the sand....moreless

                              • Sand Box
                              • Tennis Court
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue
                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Courtyard
                              • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Crow's Nest
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Bicycles
                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Payment Type

                              • Mastercard
                              • Carteblanche
                              • Amex
                              • Dinersclub
                              • Visa
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Shared Hot Tub:

                                New, very high end, 6-8 person round hot tub, always at 103 degrees, overlooking pier & beach, with lots of jets & controls!...moreless

                              • Jetted Tub
                              • Whirlpool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Jacuzzi
                              • Hot Tub
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Peak Summer
                              Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $1,000
                              $6,300 $22,500
                              High Season 2
                              Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $825
                              $5,250 $17,700
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                              22 Today
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                              Location

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              There are numerous fun and easy activities just outside your garden gate. Take the four minute walk to colorful central Venice, Muscle Beach, street vendors, artisans & performers. Or take the short ride to Santa Monica Pier & ferris wheel/arcades. And be sure to enjoy historic Venice Pier: make it your morning or evening walk and even teach your kids to fish, just a few steps from the house. You can also take a walk in the Historic Venice Walk Streets and the Venice Canals (yes, Venice was originally modeled after Venice, Italy!) or stay along the beach and walk up to the colorful 'Venice wall' or south to the Marina jetty and watch the boats come and go.

                              Other Activities: Biking, boating, basketball

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About: Robin Best is owner and manager of Casa Karmina. Robin and her family also live on the property. This is a part time business, with the entertainment business being her primary vocation. Your host is a former banking/finance executive who now runs KKR Productions and manages the pop duo Karmina. She is dedicated to assuring you have a great time!

                              Why Venice Beach:
                              I bought this property because the location is absolutely ideal. It is at the end of a block, which means more space in between the property and the next building, a nice side garden, and great views to the north! Also, the view line is directly towards the ocean, with the Venice Pier just to the left, which is lit up at night and beautiful day or night! There is also a stunning view to the left, of the Marina Jetty and the boats coming and going, and to the right, of Santa Monica Bay, Santa Monica Pier and the Malibu coastline and mountains behind. The property is also close to 'Washington Square,' with its many restaurants and shops. The area has a great, positive energy.


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                              Speaks: german, english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Relax on Casa Karmin's roof deck, with hot tub (on 24/7), BBQ, & lounge area

                                Relax on Casa Karmin's roof deck, with hot tub (on 24/7), BBQ, & lounge area

                              • The sunset from the lanai is extraordinary every night!

                                The sunset from the lanai is extraordinary every night!

                              • Rooftop Deck, newly decorated in summer 2010!

                                Rooftop Deck, newly decorated in summer 2010!

                              • Wading pool & sitting area on roof deck for our younger guests!

                                Wading pool & sitting area on roof deck for our younger guests!

                              • Casa Karmina used as the set for recent episode of Bones (FOX)!

                                Casa Karmina used as the set for recent episode of Bones (FOX)!

                              • Balcony/lanai/beach from living room-bike path & ocean front walk below railing!

                                Balcony/lanai/beach from living room-bike path & ocean front walk below railing!

                              • Spacious and cozy living room with antique piano and fireplace.

                                Spacious and cozy living room with antique piano and fireplace.

                              • 2nd bedroom has three twins and a double

                                2nd bedroom has three twins and a double

                              • Kitchen with gorgeous hard wood counter tops and breakfast nook.

                                Kitchen with gorgeous hard wood counter tops and breakfast nook.

                              • Climb into your cozy full twin bunk in the nautical 3rd BR

                                Climb into your cozy full twin bunk in the nautical 3rd BR

                              • Rent a rickshaw to ride along the awesome beach bike path (in front of Casa K)!

                                Rent a rickshaw to ride along the awesome beach bike path (in front of Casa K)!

                              • Warm in the sun, while sledding on sand dunes on the beach (winter only)!

                                Warm in the sun, while sledding on sand dunes on the beach (winter only)!

                              • CASA KARMINA, on the sand!

                                CASA KARMINA, on the sand!

                              • Beautiful Sunsets every day, from Casa Karmina's roof deck!

                                Beautiful Sunsets every day, from Casa Karmina's roof deck!

                              • Hot tub fits 6-8 comfortably!

                                Hot tub fits 6-8 comfortably!

                              • Party set up on roof deck, overlooking white sand beach & Venice Pier.

                                Party set up on roof deck, overlooking white sand beach & Venice Pier.

                              • The view from CASA KARMINA's balcony/lanai--sand dunes in view (winter only)!!

                                The view from CASA KARMINA's balcony/lanai--sand dunes in view (winter only)!!

                              • Lanai/balcony faces the beach/sand/surfers & bike path, Malibu Mts behind.

                                Lanai/balcony faces the beach/sand/surfers & bike path, Malibu Mts behind.

                              • Master bedroom has private balcony with ocean view

                                Master bedroom has private balcony with ocean view

                              • Extra long king bed with two twin option in 2nd bedroom.

                                Extra long king bed with two twin option in 2nd bedroom.

                              • Beachy guest bathroom, with whirlpool bathtub!

                                Beachy guest bathroom, with whirlpool bathtub!

                              • Side yard/dine by the sand in Casa Karmina's beautiful garden area.

                                Side yard/dine by the sand in Casa Karmina's beautiful garden area.

                              • Surf lessons, right out front of Casa Karmina!

                                Surf lessons, right out front of Casa Karmina!

                              • The most incredible views in town from Casa Karmina's 1,500 square ft roof deck!

                                The most incredible views in town from Casa Karmina's 1,500 square ft roof deck!

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                              Date last modified - Sunday, March 02, 2014

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                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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