Cosy Cottage in Venice Beach Compound

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Property description

The compound itself is made up of seven units, four of them 40’s cottages and two of those are now offered as vacation rentals. The owners, Allan, a Canadian film-maker and Chiyoko, a Japanese writer live on the site and have created a way of living they are happy to share.

Each unit overlooks a small private sitting garden and larger common gardens are nearby. Various tables and fire pits invite intimate or expansive al fresco dining. A Balinese daybed is for chilling or outdoor sleeping.

The compound was recently on the famous Venice House & Garden Tour and the local newspaper called it ‘most enticing’. Various areas were also used as locations for several films.

$3000/month, $840/week. $130/night (minimum 5 days) 50% payable upon booking, 50% upon arrival, $60 one time cleaning fee. $40/night per extra adult (over 18) sleeping on the sofa bed.

Fully furnished for elegant living, the kitchen is fully equipped with an espresso machine, filtered water, etc. A queen sized bed, linens and towels are provided, free do-it-yourself laundry, free internet and cable, free loan of bikes, free fully enclosed parking for one car, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and DVD and book library. Friendly and arty neighbors. Friendly animals are welcomed and can safely run free in the compound

The property is in the center of Venice’s semi-secret Oakwood area which has the highest number of artists per capita outside of NYC's Soho area. It is a neighborhood where locals have pride of place and greet each other as they walk, skate and bike around.

What else? Venice Love is a certain relaxed funkiness, it’s ten kinds of fruit trees, nine chimes, six kinds of bamboo, six fountains, two portable Weber BBQs and a little white hen who lays tasty eggs. It’s pretty authentically Venice Beach so it may not be for everybody but perfect for the right person.

For more call us directly with any questions. Allan or Chiyoko 310-581-7951


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    children over 15 years and adults are $40 per night extra...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Most pets are welcomed. One cottage has a small doggie door...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • living room

    the living room sofa folds out to become a queen sized bed...moreless

  • queen size bed in bedroom queen sized fold out sofa in living room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bath (tub and shower), luxury towels, beach towels

Other Amenities

  • Occasionally used as a location for event dinner parties and films or commercials requiring a Venice Beach vibe. Chosen twice for the Venice House & Garden Tour. ...moreless



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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) no coins needed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    love sofa and chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    one off street secured spot operated with clicker....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    you can always find a spot...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels too....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) no coins needed...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Excellent WIFI...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Three outdoor fire pits available, carry one to your patio. Free firewood....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee/espresso machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with the breakfast bar. Filtered water, toaster oven, coffee/espresso machine, blender, herbs and spices, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Free loan of 3 bikes and locks....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each cottage has it's own private garden sitting area and guests have access to two large communal gardens....moreless

  • Golf:

    Penmar Park 1/2 mile away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Each cottage has a tiny private garden and access to larger gardens for dinner parties....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    two fully equipped Webers to roll to your door, free charcoal...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Special offer: last minute rate

I just had a cancelation for these six days So I'm offering this cottage at a discount. It was $130/night now it is $110/night

Offer for: Dec 1, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
all seasons
Apr 8 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$820 $3,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$820 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $60
  • Taxes Not included


Deposit of 50% of total at time of booking.

Remaining 50% upon arrival.

$60 one time cleaning fee.

No other taxes, charges or fees.

Cancellation policy is 100% return of

deposit if more than 4 weeks before

arrival. 75% more than 3 weeks, 50%

if less than two weeks.

$40/night extra for each extra adult over 16

50% to secure the reservation

50% upon arrival

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International (LAX)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
two minute walk to a dozen bars
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Penmar Park
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
The One to Malibu and the airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
two minute walk to a dozen restaurants
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 minute walk to Venice Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Local attractions are Gold’s flagship gym, Google's new headquarters. Dozens of yoga and Pilates studios are within stretching distance. Don’t miss what’s left of the canals which gave Venice its name. Find a brand new skateboarding park next to the original Muscle Beach. Some say the biggest local attraction is the beach others say it’s the swarming bikini boardwalk next to it. Both are five blocks away. Our neighborhood, Oakwood, is anchored by Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named after the turn of the century visionary who built Venice as a summer get-away from Los Angeles.) This strip was recently called ‘the hippest street in America’ by GQ. The ‘next big thing’ is nearby Rose Avenue where healthy food and wine are on the agenda.

Neighborhoods to the north are trendy Santa Monica, laid-back Malibu and rustic Topanga. To the east is Lincoln Boulevard with ‘the sexiest Whole Foods on planet earth” sez the LA Times. Also a plethora of pot shops and tattoo emporiums. To the south are Marina Del Ray for sailing and Culver City for galleries. The Santa Monica Freeway takes you downtown in 25 minutes and the Pacific Coast Highway can drop you at the airport in 15 minutes.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We live on the compound and our day-to-day life has become blended with cottage life. Basically our whole plan is to live life fully and beautifully. Add to that Chiyoko's fervent wish to make our tenants and guests as comfortable as humanly possible.

Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
Venice Beach has the best air in LA since it is within the coastal fog cover. It never gets unbearably hot even in summer. It also has a real sense of neighborhood. It has attracted creative people from all over the world as evidenced by the number of galleries and the popular 'art-crawl' every month.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The compound is securely and completely fenced in. Visitors and residents feel they have entered another world when they come home. The 2010 Venice Garden Tour called it 'a little piece of paradise'.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Japanese

Links to more information:



  • kitchen


  • living room towards door

    living room towards door

  • clawfoot tub

    clawfoot tub

  • tiny table

    tiny table

  • Japanese lantern w tub fountain

    Japanese lantern w tub fountain

  • round lamp, round fountain

    round lamp, round fountain

  • red alcove w mirrors

    red alcove w mirrors

  • picnic table

    picnic table

  • Hope on Bali bed

    Hope on Bali bed

  • The Buddah in jade plant

    The Buddah in jade plant

  • private sitting area

    private sitting area

  • living room towards sofa

    living room towards sofa

  • bed with lamps

    bed with lamps

  • stone bar

    stone bar

  • compound logo

    compound logo

  • detail of Japanese fountain

    detail of Japanese fountain

  • bali flags

    bali flags

  • detail of red alcove

    detail of red alcove

  • 'now serving'

    'now serving'

  • sconce with lizards

    sconce with lizards

  • detail of shoji fence

    detail of shoji fence

VRBO #229391

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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