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Bedrooms 1
Space 890 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

With the ocean two blocks away...

Come enjoy one of the most beautiful, artistic and eclectic neighborhoods in southern California, the Venice canals are a hidden gem.

This unique property gives you full access and enjoyment to two separate bungalows separated by a private outdoor patio.

The front bungalow consists of a dining area, a living room area with fold out queen size bed with very comfortable air mattress, a fully equipped kitchen... and a deck overlooking the tranquil waters of the canal, giving you the ultimate Venice beach living experience.

The patio area between the bungalows offers sun and privacy, along with a high-end barbeque, that makes any summer day or evening just a little more special.

The back bungalow has a master bedroom with skylight, a reading area, and a separate room with television, complete with a large sofa that can comfortably sleep an average size adult.

The calming ocean breezes create the perfect beach environment for relaxing, intimate dinner parties. Abbott Kinney Blvd, described as the "coolest street in the US," is a short 8-minute walk away where there are unique dining experiences along with a multitude of world class shops.

The property, wired for a strong wi-fi signal and complemented by Direct TV and Apple TV, accommodates up to four vehicles, and there are two bike to help explore the neighborhood. And if you'd rather stay home for a lazy afternoon, a canoe (complete with middle seat cooler) is at the ready.

If Venice is where you'd like to do your California dreaming, there is no better spot than this.

More Details

Steven Pearl
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Steven Pearl

I'm a film and TV writer/producer who has lived in Venice for 30 years and wishes that all the destinations I've traveled to excited me they way my neighborhood does.

Steven Pearl purchased this house in 2012

Why Steven Pearl chose Venice

I was looking to buy a home in Venice, having rented here for years. I looked and looked and looked some more, but never found the house that said "home" to me.

Then one evening as I was walking through the canals with a woman I was dating, we passed the house which I was giving string consideration to. She (of great taste) saw the 'for sale' sign and without prodding said, "this place is perfectly you." And it was. And still is. And I thanked her by (no, we didn't get married) celebrating my purchased over a terrific dinner at James Beach (highly recommend!) which is literally a two minutes walk from my door.


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom / living room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom / master - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pullout with inflating mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Comfy and a perfect location on the Venice Canals!

  • 5 of 5

If you’d to experience what it would be like to live on the canals in Venice, in an adorable, well stocked, comfy home, in a great location, then checkout Steven’s place! He was quick and responsive when we needed to communicate with him. We’d definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great locations!

  • 5 of 5

Steven was a great host, easy to get hold of and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed staying here.

Our family gathered together for some wonderful meals and memories in this lovely, cozy space! It had all the "comforts of home" for us to enjoy. We loved the equipped kitchen, great views and of course location!

Thanks Steven

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb - You and your family made for terrific guests! So happy for the great news you shared with me, and I welcome you back for more good times and memories whenever you like. :-) Steven
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Gem of a property, right on the venice canals

  • 5 of 5

The property was even more lovely than we expected. During the day we got to enjoy the canal side living area and deck, with light streaming in through the big sliding glass doors. We got a great sense of the community on the canals, and really enjoyed the energy and beauty of canal life. Even more impressive perhaps to us, was the total privacy we could enjoy on the back deck and in the back (street side) bungalow. Even over July 4th weekend, we were able to sleep in with the windows open - we are still amazed at how quiet and tranquil the back bungalow felt. This was all topped by the great hospitality of our host Steven, who was generous and communicative throughout our whole stay.

Not to be missed if you stay here: a canoe ride on the canals, blue star donuts on Abbot Kinney, the pizza at Gjelina, and the heat lamps in the bathrooms (my wife gets cold easily)

We are looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James! I could not have asked for better, more enthusiastic and respectful guests, especially for my first VRBO/HomeAway experience. Please come back any time!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
James Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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