Penthouse Share at Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Artist's condo in world renowned Venice Beach Artist's Colony. Surrounded by Art & handmade furniture, you will feel like you are staying in a museum! Everything is beautifully appointed & you will feel like you could look forever & not see it all!

2 bedrms, 2 bths, I occupy one bedroom, and one bathroom.

This condo is at the beach, with great Pacific Ocean views & breezes!

Venice Beach is an eclectic world-renowned artist colony known for unusual people, bike paths, walking path, canals, restaurants, & fun. This is an artist's home, warm, & full of interesting things reminiscent of a museum. The view is spectacular, literally at the beach, & it's always about location.

The condo has great views, & is literally at the beach & Venice Boardwalk. The room, & closet, are large & spacious, & can easily accommodate 1-2 people. There is lots of natural light, wood, concrete floors, & ocean breezes. Most everything in the home is handmade. It is like staying in a museum.

You have a private room & private bathroom (when there is not an air mattress guest in the front room area), with a mini fridge in the room, & it is handicap accessible, with Wifi. If there is an Air Mattress guest, the bathroom is shared. Breakfast will be left in your fridge for you. There is Kangen Water® in the unit.

You have a private large bedroom, with a huge closet, king size bed, & a bathroom that might be shared with the hallway guest, if there is one. There is a fridge in the room & the kitchen is available for using the plates, cups, silverware, etc. If you use it, clean it.

I interact a little with guests because I provide a green drink each morning.

Venice has bike, boogie board, surf, & kayaking rentals shops steps away, & of course, there is plenty of sunbathing. There are surfing classes & tours to be able to take full advantage of Venice. There are free concerts during the summer on Thursday & Saturday evenings. There are 3 galleries on this block, & hundreds more all over Venice.

I make breakfast; breakfast is a healthy green drink. Vegan meals are available for lunch &/or dinner, & you can schedule a cooking class, by request for an additional charge, but inexpensive. I can tell you what is worth seeing in Los Angeles if you want to visit more areas. Y yo hablo espanol tambien.

Schedule a cooking, or sprouting, class with me. Pick an area in which you want to learn. Include green drinks, sprouting, raw food, raw bread, dressings, Longevity Cooking, or customize your class or classes!

If you need to ask for a discount, then this is NOT the right place for you. I will not consider it, and I take it as an insult; this is an amazing price/place.

Venice is a world-renowned art colony, & I can attest to why! I have lived all over the world & this is where I choose to be! It is the happiest place on earth. All day I hear people laughing, playing, & having a good time. It is the most diverse place I have ever lived, & I love that! There are 2 major galleries across the street & smaller galleries to explore all over Venice.

It is at the beach, so getting here is simple. Take Venice Blvd. all the way West to the beach, & then you are here.

Things to Do in Venice Beach, CA
From its world famous boardwalk & beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique & vibrant mix of activities & attractions. Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney’s initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, & Venice became the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” complete with an amusement pier & a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals & imported gondolas & gondoliers from Venice, Italy.
Today, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitors & locals alike. From its days as home to Beat Generation poets & artists, Venice continues to be an important Los Angeles cultural center. Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, or a sophisticated evening of art music, find out more about one of LA’s top neighborhoods.

It has 75 miles of county coastline & numerous world-famous surf spots, Los Angeles is the quintessential city of the Endless Summer. Venice Beach is one of many great LA beaches, & the only one where the lively boardwalk upstages the Pacific Ocean. The acclaimed Venice Breakwater is a favorite local surf spot, built by Abbot Kinney in 1905 to protect his amusement pier. The artificial barrier is located north of the Venice Pier & Lifeguard Headquarters, & south of the Santa Monica Pier. The breakwater is the only place on the beach where waves break on both sides, while the sand is reportedly the finest for creating sand sculptures. Go Surf LA offers beginner & intermediate surfing lessons all year long at Venice Beach, as well as Zuma, Malibu, Santa Monica & Manhattan Beach. Lessons are offered seven days a week, & run 90 minutes. Wetsuits & soft-top surfboards are included with each $80 surfing lesson.
Venice certainly marches to the beat of its own drum. On Saturdays & Sundays, that beat is heard loud & clear at the Venice Beach Drum Circle, an improvisational jam session that takes place on the sand where Brooks Avenue meets Ocean Front Walk. Hundreds of people from around the world gather to play their drums, shakers, congas & more, while others dance & chant. The drum circle begins around noon & lasts until sunset. The event is free & open to all ages. Please note that smoking of any kind, alcohol consumption & glass bottles are not permitted.

The world famous Venice Ocean Front Walk (aka “the boardwalk”) The boardwalk is one of the best places in LA for people watching—everyone from colorful locals to visitors from around the globe. There’s something for everyone on the concrete boardwalk: on one side there are specialty shops, restaurants & uniquely designed residences, & on the other a myriad of street performers, artists, fortunetellers & much more.
Venice is a residential, commercial & recreational beachfront neighborhood in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Venice began in 1905 as a seaside resort town & was a separate city until 1926, when it consolidated with Los Angeles. In 1925 oil was discovered, & the wells kept pumping until the 1970s. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches & circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-&-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, fortune-tellers, artists, & vendors.[2] According to the 2000 census the population is ethnically diverse but dominated by whites. Most residents are affluent, highly educated & have a low number of people in each household.

Venice, originally called 'Venice of America,' was founded by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a beach resort town, 14 miles (23 km) west of Los Angeles. He & his partner Francis Ryan had bought two miles (3.24 km) of oceanfront property south of Santa Monica in 1891.
They built a resort town on the north end of the property, called Ocean Park, which was soon annexed to Santa Monica. After Ryan died, Kinney & his new partners continued building south of Navy Street. After the partnership dissolved in 1904, Kinney, who had won the marshy land on the south end of the property in a coin flip with his former partners, began to build a seaside resort like its namesake in Italy.

When Venice of America opened on July 4, 1905, Kinney had dug several miles of canals to drain the marshes for his residential area, built a 1,200-foot (370 m)-long pleasure pier with an auditorium, ship restaurant, & dance hall, constructed a hot salt-water plunge, & built a block-long arcaded business street with Venetian architecture. Tourists, mostly arriving on the 'Red Cars' of the Pacific Electric Railway from Los Angeles & Santa Monica, then rode Venice's miniature railroad & gondolas to tour the town. But the biggest attraction was Venice's mile-long gently sloping beach. Cottages & housekeeping tents were available for rent.

Besides surfing, other iconic Southern California activities can be found at the nearby Venice Beach Recreation Center, which features a number of facilities located between Ocean Front Walk & the bike path, Horizon Ave. to the north, & N. Venice Blvd. to the south. The center includes several children’s play areas with a gymnastics apparatus, as well as handball courts, tennis courts & volleyball courts, all unlighted. The outdoor basketball courts are renowned for games that feature some of the best streetballers in the country, as depicted in the 1992 film White Men Can’t Jump. Numerous NBA players developed their games or were recruited from these courts, yet another example of why Los Angeles is Hoops Heaven.

Some claim that bodybuilding started here, at any rate its still going on. Watch bodybuilders pump iron from benches & bleachers. There's also basketball & handball courts, as well as paddle tennis. After working-up a sweat, there are many places to find refreshments, food, & many other items for your shopping enjoyment!

The $2-million Venice Beach Skatepark opened in 2009, & is one of LA’s many excellent skateparks. Located on the sand near Windward & Ocean Front Walk, the 16,000-square-foot facility features a variety of street skateboarding elements. A concrete bowl evokes the empty Venice & Santa Monica swimming pools where the legendary Z-Boys would skate & revolutionize skateboarding in the 1970s. The Venice Beach Skatepark is free & open from 9 a.m. to sunset. Safety gear is required.
You can’t miss the outdoor weightlifting area at Muscle Beach Venice: just look for the giant concrete barbell atop the roof. Hardbodies & spectators alike congregate at the workout mecca, located at the south end of the Venice Beach Recreation Center. “Muscle Beach” also refers to the numerous gyms


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1549 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • This bathroom might be shared with a hallway guest, although I don't usually have a hallway guest....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is an artist's home in the venice Art Colony, at Venice Beach, on the Venice Boardwalk. ...moreless


  • Games:

    There is a large selection of board games. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    open the windows, this is the beach! ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided:

    I do not provide beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and utensils, please clean up after yourself. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    This is a raw vegan Kosher kitchen, so please check with me, and if you do use it, please clean up after yourself, including sweeping. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    There is no oven, this is a raw vegan kitchen, but there is a toaster oven. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a fridge in your room....moreless

  • Stove:

    There is a stovetop, but this is a raw vegan kitchen. ...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    There is a rental place just down on the beach. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    You can rent boats in the marina....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Penmar golf course is just about a mile from here. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent in the marina....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are paddle tennis courts on the beach. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$89 $98
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Weekly Cleaning Fee $135
  • Tax Rate 14%


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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
26.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port of San Pedro Catalina Express
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Los Angeles Train Station

Car: Not Necessary

Famous Venice Beach, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Skatepark, Artists, Surfers, Galleries, Restaurants, Venice Boardwalk, Venice Pier, and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I am an artist, arts teacher, and health coach. I live in a 3rd floor penthouse, above my storefront, which is on the first floor, right off Venice Beach! We health coach using Kangen Water, the Excalibur Dehydrators, VitaMix, Spirooli, and more. I hold 8-credentials, speak Spanish and English. BFA, California College of Arts MFA, Otis Art Institute, Painting and Drawing MFA, University of California Los Angeles, Interactive Multimedia EdD, NOVA

Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
Staying with an artist, in an Artist's home, in and Art Colony is so much fun, and if you were to read my reviews from the other BnB sites, everyone raves about my health store, how much I know, and how much they learned. Everyone loves being my guest! I offer this shared space at an amazing price, so please do not ask for a discount, the price is half of all comparables; there's your discount, I keep my prices fair.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
It's always about location, location, location, and being a penthouse at the beach, on the Venice Boardwalk, in an Art Colony, with a health store, you could not ask for more!

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Venice Beach, Boardwalk, & Art Colony

    Venice Beach, Boardwalk, & Art Colony

  • Venice Sunset

    Venice Sunset

  • Entrance


  • Livingroom


  • Livingroom.


  • Kitchen is raw vegan.

    Kitchen is raw vegan.

  • Bedroom.


  • Bedroom.


  • Bedroom.


  • Shower.


  • View of a sunset.

    View of a sunset.

  • Venice Boardwalk.

    Venice Boardwalk.

  • Venice Beach

    Venice Beach

  • Venice Boardwalk with my place in the background.

    Venice Boardwalk with my place in the background.

  • Balcony


  • Entryway.


  • Dining Area.

    Dining Area.

  • Kitchen is raw vegan.

    Kitchen is raw vegan.

  • Bedroom.


  • Bedroom.


  • Bathroom.


  • Your bathroom Shower.

    Your bathroom Shower.

  • Venice Bike Path.

    Venice Bike Path.

  • Venice Skate Park.

    Venice Skate Park.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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