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The Most Historic House in Venice Beach, Ca.

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Last updated: 08/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 1905 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 by Abbot-Kinney, Venice's founder, and employed to create the Rialto House.

A 1905 charmer with 2,300 square feet over three floors including a glassed-in foyer, a sun room with leaded crystal and stained glass, a living room and large dining room, large kitchen with butcher block island and bar sink, small back porch with Weber barbeque, and three full baths, one on each floor. Three bedrooms are located on the second floor: a master bedroom with king size bed, and two guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a full twin. A queen air bed is located in the studio on the 3rd floor. 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. The 3rd floor studio opens onto a roof deck. There are televisions with DVD 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 provided throughout the house. 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 for your party.

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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Air bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    With TV...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. On the third floor is a sleeping area with a queen size airbed and attached bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Three full bathrooms, one on each floor.

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:

    A book case filled with novels and detective stories is provided....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

  • Mountain View:

    From the third floor deck one enjoys views of the treetops of Venice, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north and on a clear day the San Gabriel Mountains to the east....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:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall furnaces on the first two floors, a ceiling heater in the second floor bathroom, and an electric heater in the third floor studio....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:

    A roof deck on the third floor....moreless

  • 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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$420 $460
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800 $10,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $400 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $333 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 19, 2015
5 night min stay
$380 $420
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,250 $8,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $321 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $287 Nightly


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
6 night min stay
$450
$2,800 $9,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $400 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $300 Nightly

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$400
$2,600 $9,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $371 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $327 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • 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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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 at properties closer to the Boardwalk). There is a secure garage for guests in an area where parking is in short supply 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

  • Rose garden at front of house.

    Rose garden at front of house.

  • Islamo-Byzantine architectural style originated in the Levant.

    Islamo-Byzantine architectural style originated in the Levant.

  • Photo of the house circa 1915.

    Photo of the house circa 1915.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bedroom with balcony.

    Bedroom with balcony.

  • Upstairs bathroom with period tiles.

    Upstairs bathroom with period tiles.

  • Roof deck with chaise lounge, table and sun umbrella.

    Roof deck with chaise lounge, table and sun umbrella.

  • Bank of windows flood the foyer with sunlight.

    Bank of windows flood the foyer with sunlight.

  • The Rialto House

    The Rialto House

  • View from the foyer into the dining room.

    View from the foyer into the dining room.

  • Living room.  Pocket door closes for privacy.

    Living room. Pocket door closes for privacy.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Front patio in the rose garden

    Front patio in the rose garden

  • View from roof deck looking west,

    View from roof deck looking west,

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