Venice Canal Deck Bungalow+Parking~Walk 2 Abbot Kinney, Venice Pier Boardwalk

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Last updated: 11/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Orchid Bungalow is a little sanctuary on the tranquil Venice Canals!
This is theee very best place to stay on the Westside…but shhhh as we don't want the word to get out!

A block & half walk to Venice Beach, Venice Boardwalk, Venice Pier & Abbot Kinney Blvd.
This original bungalow built was 1950 & renovated extensively.

Situated on what 'they' say is the most beautiful canal due to its mature trees, the house is tucked in between a large Chinese Maple & Eucalyptus, almost @ a 'T' view where the canal connects with Eastern Canal.
Other than the occasional duck fight, you will sleep peacefully at night as there is no through traffic.

French doors open out onto your private stone deck & the quiet canal, while a side dutch entry door adds to the open airy feeling. The apartment is the self-contained canal front unit of a duplex.

A full kitchen looks out onto the canals with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove, garbage disposal & roomy fridge with ice maker. Windows open onto deck for ease in passing food or drinks if entertaining.

Full bathroom with comfy soaking tub.

Sleeping arrangements:
Bedroom has a large very comfortable Calif. King bed with tufted headboard, forced A/C & Heater unit & skylight with shutter for darkness.
Couch / Tiny Futon suitable for a small child.

Full futon in living room becomes chaise or comfy full bed and easily clicks back into sofa for day (suitable for 1-2 adults depending on size or 2 children).

Skylight in recently renovated marble bathroom gives great day light throughout.

Comes with one dedicated parking spot...very important on the canals!
(As the Canals themselves are unfenced, parents may wish to consider if bringing small walking children.)

All gates lock to provide security & the boat dock from which to dangle your feet completes the experience!

A magical rejuvenating space. ;-)


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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not even on the deck. No smoking of cigarettes or cigars anywhere on the property premises or full security deposit will be forfeited...sorry!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Animals not allowed or considered. No matter how small & perfectly behaved your furless, bark-free little friend is or how big of a deposit you kindly offer, please, even though we love them, we can't accept pets due to other guest's allergies. ^..^...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen bed in the bedroom. In the living room there is a convertible futon/couch/chaise that would be comfortable for 1 or 2 small children. To rent the 2 full bedroom go to VRBO #633034...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathtub with shower & handheld

Other Amenities

  • We welcome any still or video photography shoots. Please inquire as to our location rental rates. House & property is shoe, smoke, & pet free. We use mostly organic cleaning products. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Look out over the canals while you sip your coffee or wine!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the historical Venice Canals!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    There are also 2 barstools as pictured....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 dedicated parking spot...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen with dishwasher, stove etc.....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    This is the most magical part of the property, you will not want to leave! Eat, dine, work, snooze & canoodle on the opium bed built in platform......moreless



Write a review 5
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


Please note that +$25- per person person includes walking children. Please note that the property has locked periphery gates but the canal itself is unfenced. Any bike rentals are to be locked onto the west side of the property,out of common area. Owner will not be help responsible for loss or damage of anything left outside. All transaction fees will be deducted from refundable security deposit upon return. Once booked, guests will be sent arrival info & house rules approx. one week prior.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/05/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Not Necessary

Our Bungalow is located on what is left of the canals Mr. Abbot Kinney created when he built Venice in the early 1900s.

When the city acquired Venice in 1933 the canals had fallen into disarray & all of the canals were filled in save for the 6 that remain here today. In 1990 the entire canal area was beautifully renovated and is now one of the most valuable areas in LA County.

We are an easy walk to Abbot Kinney Blvd. which is becoming trendier by the day with it's fabulous restaurants & shopping. Easy walks to the beautiful Venice Pier and crazy Venice Boardwalk with all of its famous street performers, etc.

Bike rentals are close by and we are 10 minutes to LAX, right off Venice Blvd. with ease to Beverly Hills, Hollywood & downtown LA.

You can walk or bike most anywhere for whatever you may need~ store, bank, dry cleaners, etc..

So close to all but so far from the maddening crowds...a true sanctuary from busy L.A. after working or sightseeing.

Important note for visitors not from the area: There is a big difference between places actually on the canals vs. Venice Beach, the walk streets or off Abbot Kinney Blvd. which we call 'the hood'.

The canals is a small self-contained area with limited car access which creates a noise buffer & makes it more difficult for the general craziness of Venice to intrude. Hence the price difference from other Venice rentals that may be grouped together here. We have tried to alert VRBO as to the vast differences in the neighborhoods in the Venice area but their logarithm can only discern so much... The vacation renter is highly advised to run a quick safety check on the area in which they are renting. If you want to stay on the canals, check carefully that the listing is actually on one of the Canals: Eastern, Grand, Howland, Sherman, Linnie or Carroll Canals or the east side of Strongs Dr.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
You cannot be anywhere quieter & more beautiful and still be soo close to the beach & a happening scene. period. :-)

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Our deck provides an amazingly rejuvenating view of the canals along with cushions for comfort and relative privacy due to its slight elevation.

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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Our lovely canal as seen from the water..

    Our lovely canal as seen from the water..

  • Newly renovated bathroom

    Newly renovated bathroom

VRBO #409861

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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