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Enjoy the Most Historic House in Venice. Built in 1907, Lovingly Restored.

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Venice Beach house description

Local legend says 'The Rialto House' was designed and built by one of Abbot Kinney's senior craftsmen, who had been brought to Venice to help build Kinney's 'Venice of America.' The structure has been restored in stages by the current and three previous owners, resulting in one of the most visually stunning houses in Los Angeles. It was repainted in yellow and green, approximating its original colors. The hardwood floors have been refinished throughout. The extensive use of carved wood facia and stained glass and leaded crystal reflects the Islamo-Byzantine style, which was first imported to Venice, Italy from the Levant and then brought to Venice Beach and employed to create the Rialto House.

The space available for rent is 1,800 square feet over two floors and includes a glassed-in foyer, a small sun room with leaded crystal and stained glass on three sides, a living room and large dining room, large kitchen with butcher block island and bar sink, small back porch with Weber barbeque, and two full baths - one downstairs and one upstairs. Also on the second floor is a master bedroom with king size bed, and two guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a full twin. The sofa in the living room also folds out into a queen bed. The king and queen beds will comfortably sleep two adults; the full twin will sleep one adult or two children. There is a balcony with French doors off one of the guest rooms that catches full morning sun. There are televisions with DVD and/or VHS players in the living room, the master bedroom and one of the guest rooms. There is a stereo system downstairs that plays FM, AM, CDs and cassette tapes and there are speakers in both the kitchen and living room. Wifi is available. There is a rose garden in front of the house with a patio and two lounge chairs, perfect for sipping a glass of wine and people watching in the evening. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer attached to the garage and one garage space with automatic door is available upon request.

The house is located in Venice's original canal district, which existed from 1905 to 1926 and we are a short walk from the remaining canals. Abbot Kinney Boulevard is just down the street three short blocks to the east and the beach and Boardwalk are four blocks to the west. The neighborhood is safe and relatively quiet - it is Venice after all. The lot value in this part of Venice is about $1.4 million for a 30' by 80' parcel.

The owner lives in a separate, adjacent apartment and is available to answer questions about the house or about Venice.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Television and DVD player in cabinet over closet....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                With TV and VHS player...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                With balcony and chaise lounge, catches full morning sun....moreless

              • There is a master bedroom with bay windows, king size bed and large screen television. Also two guest bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and television and the other with a full twin bed and balcony....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Two full bathrooms, one downstairs, one upstairs.

              Other Amenities

                  • The Rialto House is one of the most inviting spaces you will ever visit. It has an unusual warmth and charm....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Book cases filled with novels and detective stories....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    Downstairs with speakers in the kitchen and the living room....moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • 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
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    You will be four short blocks from Venice Beach and the Venice Boardwalk....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Venice of America was built 1904-5 as a recreation of Venice, Italy, complete with canals, gondolas, a replicas of the buildings that line Pizza St. Marco. Much of the Venetian charm survives....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • 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

                  • Dining:

                    12 people can be seated by adding a table to the existing dining table. Linen is available on request....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    In one bedroom only. Usually it is not required....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Garage parking behind the house is available and can accommodate a sedan, or small SUV or minivan....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Wall furnaces on each floor and a ceiling heater in the upstairs bathroom....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Garage parking behind the house is available and can accommodate a sedan, or small SUV or minivan....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles:

                    Available for rental on the Boardwalk....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    Can be arranged at the nearby public Penmar golf course....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Small rose garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    Can be arranged on public courts....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Surf boards can be rented....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall
                      Oct 1 - Nov 20, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $375 $400
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,500 $9,500

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,800 $9,500
                      Winter
                      Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $375 $425
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,500

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Holidays
                      Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $475
                      $2,900 $11,000
                      January to March
                      Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $390 $400
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,750 $10,000

                      Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      The housekeeping fee is included in the daily rate.

                      The owner requests that guests not wear pointed high heel shoes in the house. They poke holes in the wood floors.


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                      Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Venice Beach is renowned for its weather, white sand beaches, surfing, sunbathing, rollerblading and biking, canals, historic Venetian architecture alongside avant garde residences, trendy shopping districts, its artist colony and art galleries, a bohemian vibe, and the nouvelle cuisine of its many popular restaurants. Musts for visitors are a leisurely walk to the Marina jetty along the canals, a stroll on the Venice Boardwalk, biking to Manhattan Beach on the beach bike path, and dining at a few of our innovative restaurants. Close by are Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place, which boast fine dining, and trendy many shops and department stores. The Getty Villa and Getty Museum, UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are just a short drive away. Hikers will find ample trails in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1989

                      About the owner: A semi-retired political and media consultant. Born and raised in Santa Monica. Attended UCLA and Occidental College. Avid hiker, cyclist, gardener and traveler. Served for several years as the honorary consul general of one of the newly independent nations of central Europe. I've had many visitors from Europe and enjoy helping them enjoy their stays here in Los Angeles. I am a student of the history of Venice and as a hiker and cyclist I can advise about hiking and biking trails in the area.

                      Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
                      I fell in love with the property's unique architectural style, hardwood floors, 'gingerbread' decoration and stained glass and leaded crystal. It also has a warmth and charm that I did not find in other properties I considered purchasing.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The house is located at the epicenter of the emerging, trendy Venice. Three short blocks to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, named the 'hippest' in the U.S. by GQ magazine, and four blocks to the Venice Boardwalk and beach. Close enough to enjoy both while also set back enough so the noise does not accost you (as it can for properties closer to the Boardwalk). The owner has recently provided a secure garage for guests. Parking is in short supply in Venice and hard to find on the street at times. The garage space will accommodate a sedan or small SUV or minivan.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french

                       

                      Photos

                      • The Rialto House

                        The Rialto House

                      • Bank of windows flood the foyer with sunlight.

                        Bank of windows flood the foyer with sunlight.

                      • View from the foyer into the dining room.

                        View from the foyer into the dining room.

                      • View from foyer into living room and sun room. TV and DVD player in the cabinet.

                        View from foyer into living room and sun room. TV and DVD player in the cabinet.

                      • Sun room with leaded crystal, marble floor and Spanish bench.

                        Sun room with leaded crystal, marble floor and Spanish bench.

                      • The kitchen, a natural gathering point in the house.

                        The kitchen, a natural gathering point in the house.

                      • Downstairs bathroom, just off the foyer.

                        Downstairs bathroom, just off the foyer.

                      • Stained glass window on the stairwell.

                        Stained glass window on the stairwell.

                      • Master bedroom.

                        Master bedroom.

                      • Bedroom with balcony.

                        Bedroom with balcony.

                      • Balcony with chaise lounge, attached to bedroom.

                        Balcony with chaise lounge, attached to bedroom.

                      • Front patio in the rose garden

                        Front patio in the rose garden

                      • Islamo-Byzantine architectural style originated in the Levant.

                        Islamo-Byzantine architectural style originated in the Levant.

                      • Rose garden at front of house.

                        Rose garden at front of house.

                      • View from the foyer looking at the pocket door and stairway.

                        View from the foyer looking at the pocket door and stairway.

                      • Living room.  Sofa folds out into queen bed and pocket door closes for privacy.

                        Living room. Sofa folds out into queen bed and pocket door closes for privacy.

                      • View from dining room towards foyer.

                        View from dining room towards foyer.

                      • Another view of the kitchen.

                        Another view of the kitchen.

                      • Porch off of kitchen with Weber grill.

                        Porch off of kitchen with Weber grill.

                      • Master bedroom with king size bed.

                        Master bedroom with king size bed.

                      • Guest room with queen size bed and television.

                        Guest room with queen size bed and television.

                      • In guest bedroom looking out to balcony.

                        In guest bedroom looking out to balcony.

                      • Upstairs bathroom with period tiles.

                        Upstairs bathroom with period tiles.

                      • Photo of the house circa 1915.

                        Photo of the house circa 1915.

                      VRBO #504666

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

                      $375 - $475 per night (USD)
                      5

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french
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