Contemporary Architectural Gem

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Luxury, tranquility, and a minimalist aesthetic permeates this recently completed home, designed by the owner/ architect. An open rectangular plan defines the ground level, which passes onto green garden foliage and a fountain through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliders. The house sits like a pavilion within the garden, the actual walls of the house becoming the perimeter hedges, trees, and borrowed views beyond.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Brand new California King pillow top bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bonus space closes off to create additional sleeping area....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 includes a California King pillow top mattress, high thread count linens, custom cabinetry, washer/dryer, radiant heat polished concrete floors, and 9 foot sliding glass wall opening on to covered outdoor 'living room' and garden. Bedroom 2 If desired, a bonus space off the hallway closes off to create an additional sleeping area for up to 2 people. This cozy space can sleep 1 person on a daybed/sofa, or two people on a queen size Aero mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 9 foot ceilings and mirrors define this elegant, minimal and inviting bathroom, complete with custom cabinetry and fluffy white towels....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local and cable access including HBO....moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Fabulous new 54' diameter white Saarinen dining table surrounded by 4 Eames dining chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count bedding linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan with adjacent dining and kitchen, 9 foot glass walls and sliders opening on to the gardens and fabulous water feature....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy white towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new large capacity Kenmore washer/dryer stack....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press, kettle, coffee and teas....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked Kitchen complete with iittala dishes, contemporary styled utensils, and Cuisinart pots & pans....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    24' wide Miele fully integrated quiet dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fabulous contemporary Kitchen with custom cabinetry and top of the line appliances opens on to dining/living room....moreless

  • Microwave:

    24' wide Miele combination convection and microwave oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    24' wide Miele combination convection and microwave oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic staples, condiments and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    30' wide Miele built-in refrigerator/freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner Miele gas cook-top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Duralit 2 sliced toaster...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    10' by 20' outdoor covered 'living room'....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush, green, newly planted gardens that are light at night....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,450 $9,500
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12%


For summer season weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday) only. Check-in at 4 pm at property and check-out by 10 am on day of departure.

Renter must submit signed contract and $1,200 security deposit to secure reservation.

Renter must submit full payment for total rental period (including security deposit and signed contract as noted above) via personal check, money order, or cashiers check 30 days prior to check-in.

Security deposit (less any damages) will be refunded via mail within 30 days following check-out.

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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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Historic Venice Beach and world famous shopping and eateries all within walking distance of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I am both the architect and owner of my just completed dream home here in Venice Beach. I grew up in Menlo Park (the heart of Silicon Valley). I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA degree in English Literature, and later from SCI-Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture) with a Master of Architecture degree. I then worked for Frank Gehry and Associates here in Los Angeles for several years, and later with Ricardo Bofil in Paris and Barcelona, before starting my own practice here in Venice. My studio/ apartment are housed on the second level of the property.

Why the Owner Chose Venice Beach:
Though I purchased the property in 1998, the qualities which originally attracted me to Venice and the Milwood area, stand fully in today's Venice Beach... the town's walk-ability, access to the beach, an artistic, educated and eclectic community, and top, hip eateries, shops and coffee houses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Southern California indoor-outdoor living comes to life in this recently completed unique, architectural gem. 9 foot floor to ceiling walls of glass and sliding doors (some that disappear completely into walls) open onto tranquil gardens, outdoor patios, and a magnificent water element. The Kitchen includes all Miele appliances (refrigerator/ freezer, dishwasher, oven/ microwave, and 4 burner gas stove top) and custom cabinetry with Caesar Stone counter-tops. The garden contains a magnificent covered outdoor 'living room.' The house sits one block from world famous Abbot Kinney Blvd and Gjelina Restaurant.

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Speaks: english, spanish



VRBO #600816

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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