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Venice 'On the Canals' Contemporary

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Discover the quiet and charming Venice Canals in this fully furnished, premium Contemporary Estate. A premiere VRBO destination for over a decade, with dozens of five-star reviews and satisfied guests. Open spaces, decks with views and a private roof deck w/large spa make this a mini-resort all on its own. Perfect for extended vacations, short-term creative retreats or temporary housing for executives looking for a unique Venice experience. The home includes a loft-based premium office setup and relaxing spaces -- perfect for part-time work 'at home' if you need.

One of the three upstairs bedrooms is configured as a full free-weight gym rather than sleeping quarters (the media room downstairs has a comfortable queen sofa sleeper if needed for a 3rd sleeping area). Master bath has a deep 6' long tub, double-headed shower and steam unit. Media room comes complete with HD 52" LED and surround sound system, with a PS3 and tons of games and Blu-Ray movies. Home is fully high-tech with ultra HiSpeed Wifi and music throughout. Even comes with two beach cruiser bikes, a large canoe and a private dock. The perfect turnkey setup!

Grand open plan living room with a wood burning fireplace, wood and stone flooring, even a piano. Modern Stainless and granite kitchen, fully stocked with chef materials. Attached garage, laundry, new bathrooms, plenty of space.

WALK TO THE BEACH AND ABBOT KINNEY... Everything is nearby -- and yet still a quiet and cozy neighborhood. RATE INCLUDES WEEKLY CLEANING, UTILITIES, CABLE TV AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET (100Mb+ WiFi), plus space to park up to 3 vehicles.

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More Details

Joshua Touber
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Joshua Touber

I stumbled onto the Venice Canals in the mid-90s and knew immediately that someday I would build my ideal home here. A decade later, in 2005, I spent a year completing construction of this custom home where my family, relatives and friends partially use the space throughout the year, alongside VRBO guests.

Joshua Touber purchased this house in 2005

Why Joshua Touber chose Los Angeles

This home has been with VRBO since 2007, longer than any of the other wonderful canal homes now also listed - and I believe I set the bar high for quality accommodations and excellent guest care during visits. Guests leave very, very satisfied and eager to return.


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    powder room -
  • Master Bath has dual shower heads and Mr. Steam
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Gym (3rd Bedroom) - Configured as full gym - not for sleeping
    Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Media room downstairs has a queen size sofa sleeper
  • California King in master, Queen in guest bedroom, and Queen sleeper sofa in Media Room downstairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Venice 'On the Canals' Contemporary
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great house, generously equipped with amenities, kitchen equipment and supplies, tv, music, good wi-fi,

plentiful linens, good washer/dryer, heat, a/c, decks, hot tub , garage-- all the comforts. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas Texas

Fantastic Venice Vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the BEST! Where do I start? Locations is great for access to beach and getting around in Venice. House is beautiful and spacious with great decks with magnificent views and just so cool that is on one of the canals! There is a hot tub on the roof deck and lounge chairs for sunning! There are two beach cruisers that come with the house that made getting around so much fun. The kitchen is stocked with great cooking utensils, pot and pans, china and glassware. It was nice that the owner provides soap, paper products and other items if needed. There are plenty of towels and there are great sheets and comforters on the beds. All amenities are updated and modern and most of all the house is sooooo CLEAN! We appreciated that very very much! There is also a garage and the master shower is a steam shower. It was truly the best place to stay! The owners were great to work with and came by to show us how to work everything! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on the Venice Canals

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house is super comfortable, equipped with everything you need, (and even more : a gym and a roof-top hot tub), and the location is excellent, you can walk everywhere (Venice beach, great restaurants, bars, stores, everything is very close). Josh was a great host he always helped if we needed anything. Everything you could ever need in a home has been thought of... tea, coffee and an honour pantry was provided for arrival.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect house, perfect location, perfect decks to enjoy the California sunshine, perfect host and perfectly clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, baby, nanny and I stayed at this home for 3 weeks this summer and we could not have been happier. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures. The setting on the canal is priceless and the location is perfect. Close to the beach, and Abbot Kinney! The house was immaculate and in perfect condition. Josh, the Owner, is an incredibly gracious host. He was very responsive with any questions and was quick to accomodate any needs we had. We have rented homes through VRBO many times before over the years, and I can say wholeheartedly that Josh's home and the experience he created was by far the best we've had. The home felt like a resort with a rooftop jacuzzi, steam shower, and canoe to take on the canals. Venice beach is beautiful, great restaurants, shopping, laid back vibe. I recommend very highly!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, CA, USA

Amazing Venice Canal Stay

  • 5 of 5

Having moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we needed somewhere to stay for a while until we found our feet in this vast city.

We came across this property and fell in love with the pictures, house and location.

Josh, the owner of the property is one of the nicest people we have met. His home is truly awesome.

Everything has been thought of in the property. The kitchen is so well equipped with everything you could need for every eventuality.

A lovely dinning area over looking the canal, sitting room with piano and fire place, and a separate TV room for those cosy movie nights!

The residence of the canals are very welcoming and lovely as well. You do get to meet a lot of people just sitting in the back yard/garden by the canal.

The master bedroom up stairs has a fireplace, and amazing walk in closet and master bath with steam shower. There is also a terrace off the master bedroom with views of the canals.

There is also a guest bedroom, family bathroom and mini gym on the same floor.

For those that need to do a bit of work there is an office area as well, with desk and chair over looking the canal.

The roof deck, great for sunrise and sunset, even better watching them in the 6 man hot tub which is kept at a lovely 102 degrees .

There is ample parking also, enough for 3 cars.

Venice Beach - just over 1 block away! superb beach sunsets...

The house is close to everything as well. Most things can be achieved on foot, but this is LA so everyone drives. You are close the Abbot Kinney - restaurant and shops, Washington beach restaurants and shops, 1 mile from ocean parks Main street shops, and 3 miles from Santa Monica pier.

Recently opened is the new train link which goes from Santa Monica to Downtown LA.

Josh was always on hand if we needed anything, and he always was there to help us out as well. Everything you could ever need in a home has been thought of... tea, coffee and an honour pantry was provided for arrival.I love this place and am sad to leave. For what was only suppose to be a 2 month stay, we will be leaving Josh's amazing home 4 months after we moved in.

I really can not speak high enough of this home, and Josh. The setting, location is truly magical and amazing.

Thank you Josh for letting us use your home while we looked for our oasis in Venice.


  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Many on Abbott Kinney
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Penmar (Rose Avenue)
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Exposition Line - new LA subway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405 / 90
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles

On the unique Venice Canals, just blocks from world famous Venice Beach and Abbott Kinney


Rates & Availability

Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer
May 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Holidays
Nov 11 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Winter Holidays
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Spring
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
May 24 2018 - Sep 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Holidays
Nov 15 2018 - Jan 7 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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