About the property
- Cottage400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
A safe and comfortable vacation setting.
The compound itself is made up of seven units, four of them 40’s cottages one of which is now offered as a vacation rental. The owners, Allan, a Canadian film-maker and Chiyoko, a Japanese writer live on the site and have created a way of living they are happy to share.
Each unit overlooks a small private sitting garden and larger common gardens are nearby. Various tables and fire pits invite intimate or expansive al fresco dining. A Balinese daybed is for chilling or outdoor sleeping.
The compound was recently on the famous Venice House & Garden Tour and the local newspaper called it ‘most enticing’. Various areas were also used as locations for several films.
$130/night (minimum 2 days) 10% discount by the week and 15% by the month. 50% payable upon booking, 50% upon arrival, $60 one time cleaning fee. After 2 adults $40/night per extra adult ( over 17 years old)
Fully furnished for elegant living, the kitchen is fully equipped with an espresso machine, filtered water, etc. A queen sized bed, linens and towels are provided, free do-it-yourself laundry, free internet and cable, free loan of bikes, free fully enclosed parking for one car, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and DVD and book library. Friendly and arty neighbors. Friendly animals are welcomed and can safely run free in the compound
The property is in the center of Venice’s semi-secret Oakwood area which has the highest number of artists per capita outside of NYC's Soho area. It is a neighborhood where locals have pride of place and greet each other as they walk, skate and bike around.
What else? Venice Love is a certain relaxed funkiness, it’s ten kinds of fruit trees, nine chimes, six kinds of bamboo, six fountains, two portable Weber BBQs.
It’s pretty authentically Venice Beach so it may not be for everybody but perfect for the right person.
For more call us directly with any questions. Allan or Chiyoko 310-581-7951
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- french, Japanese, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We live on the compound and our day-to-day life has become blended with cottage life. Basically our whole plan is to live life fully and beautifully. Add to that Chiyoko's fervent wish to make our tenants and guests as comfortable as humanly possible.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Owner chose Oakwood
Venice Beach has the best air in LA since it is within the coastal fog cover. It never gets unbearably hot even in summer. It also has a real sense of neighborhood. It has attracted creative people from all over the world as evidenced by the number of galleries and the popular 'art-crawl' every month.
What makes this Cottage unique
The compound is securely and completely fenced in. Visitors and residents feel they have entered another world when they come home. The 2010 Venice Garden Tour called it 'a little piece of paradise'.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable and convenient
This is a comfortable one bedroom cottage located close to everything in Venice Beach.
Great Location and a beautiful garden
This rental has the most convenient location near Abbot Kinney street, the canals, and the beach. We were able to walk everywhere. We loved the off street parking and the garden. It was especially nice returning to the peaceful garden after visiting the crowded tourist areas. Chiyoko and Allan are very kind and helpful. We look forward to another stay.
clean, cozy cottage in secure compound
We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage. The location is perfect for walking to Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants. We appreciated the secure off street parking and the security of the location of the cottage. We had everything we needed (except dishwasher) and the bed was very comfortable. Thank you to our hosts for the wine and treats. We hope to stay here again when we're in Venice.
like being with family
Allan and his wife have created a serene and vibrant environment in the multi residence block in Venice. They are generous and offer many extras like laundry and bikes. It is located in an area which is hip and also chill. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a home and a community, will go there anytime I am in the area...Thank you Allan for creating this sanctuary.
Stunning property & Location
Safe, spacious, warm & friendly. Loved every minute, no need to leave Venice just stay and enjoy your time.
please come back some day
allan and Chiyoko
Great location, helpful owners, nice clean property. Would come back again.
Overall we had a great time in Venice Beach. The property was in an excellent location, was clean and the owners were helpful with information about the area. The unit has everything you need. We would come back again.
Hope to host you again
Local attractions are Gold’s flagship gym, Google's new headquarters. Dozens of yoga and Pilates studios are within stretching distance. Don’t miss what’s left of the canals which gave Venice its name. Find a brand new skateboarding park next to the original Muscle Beach. Some say the biggest local attraction is the beach others say it’s the swarming bikini boardwalk next to it. Both are five blocks away. Our neighborhood, Oakwood, is anchored by Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named after the turn of the century visionary who built Venice as a summer get-away from Los Angeles.) This strip was recently called ‘the hippest street in America’ by GQ. The ‘next big thing’ is nearby Rose Avenue where healthy food and wine are on the agenda.
Neighborhoods to the north are trendy Santa Monica, laid-back Malibu and rustic Topanga. To the east is Lincoln Boulevard with ‘the sexiest Whole Foods on planet earth” sez the LA Times. Also a plethora of pot shops and tattoo emporiums. To the south are Marina Del Ray for sailing and Culver City for galleries. The Santa Monica Freeway takes you downtown in 25 minutes and the Pacific Coast Highway can drop you at the airport in 15 minutes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit of 50% of total at time of booking. Remaining 50% 15 days prior to arrival $60 one time cleaning fee. No other taxes, charges or fees. Cancellation policy is 100% return of deposit if more than 6 weeks before arrival. 75% more than 5 weeks, 50% if more than 4 weeks. 0% if less than 4 weeks. $45/night for each extra adult (age 15 plus) over three persons