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Venice 'On the Canals' Contemporary

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Venice

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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Venice 'On the Canals' Contemporary
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful house at the Venice canals

  • 5 of 5

To summarize our stay at Josh's house at the Venice canals, we simply need one word: PERFECT!

We stayed in Venice for one week as a family of four. The house provided ample space to spread all over - each of our two grown sons had his own bedroom (the younger one slept in the "media" room with home entertainment system and gaming station, what he loved). The location on the canals was just superb - everything of interest in Venice is in walking distance - we walked to Venice beach in just 5 minutes, also to Abbot Kinney Blvd. with all the shops and restaurants. As much as we loved the ideal location, we loved to stay in the house itself. It provides much more that you'll ever need for a perfect stay. Everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable was just there.

Not to forget Josh as host of the property. He was always accessible - whenever we had a question, he would answer immediately. He helped us with driving directions or trip suggestions and any other questions we had - Josh, thanks for that again!

Should you plan a trip to Venice and consider Josh's home - make sure YOU stay there and no one else - you'll never forget it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special house in an idyllic location...

  • 5 of 5

All of the accolades in the previous reviews are entirely accurate - the house is lovely and immaculate, the amenities are brilliant, the location is spectacular - and Josh, the owner, is fantastic to deal with. We stayed for four weeks and I could not recommend this house more highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: October 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: October 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
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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