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150 Steps to the Sand -- Sleeps 6 People!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment by the Beach, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Casa de Tina at Venice Beach. Just 150 Steps to the Sand!!!

Live with the locals. This is a perfect spot for those who want to be near the action. Located just 150 steps away to the sand and the World famous Venice Beach Boardwalk in a tree lined residential walk street area of Venice Beach.

Walk or bike to everything. Loads of wonderful restaurants, bars, cafes, fitness centers and spas within minutes from our property. For those wanting locally grown produce and locally hand made products, we have 3 weekly Farmers Market within a walking or biking distance from our property...this is a great way to meet locals.

We are centrally located to all that Los Angeles has to offer. Five minutes to Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Venice Pier and the Hip and Chic Abbot Kinney Boulevard with over 90 unique shops and restaurants. We are only 20-30 minutes to the Mecca shopping center of Beverly Hills and Hollywood's walk of fame, 45-60 minutes to Enchanted Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain.

....and importantly, we are just 15 minutes drive to LAX.

Partake in surfing, body boarding, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, biking, skating, strolling… or just listening to the waves while enjoying the beautiful sunset. This is Venice Beach living at its best.

Surf boards, boogie boards, bike and other rentals available just minutes away. If interested in surf lessons or stand-up paddle boarding, please inquire.

Our home is equipped with HDTV with cable, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Bluetooth Speaker that's tastefully decorated with modern appliances, bamboo flooring and carpeting throughout. Fully furnished with all the kitchen and dining utensils, bed sheets, blankets, bathrobes and towels. For your convenience we provide coffee and tea, beach accessories, iron and ironing board, blow dryer, shampoo and conditioner.

When booking 5 days or more, enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine and a $25.00 gift certificate to “The Cow’s End Cafe”, the most popular Coffee House in Venice and a great place to people watch. Our “Welcome Home” gift to you.

Sleeps 6 People:

3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom: 1 Queen Size Bed

Bedroom #2: 2 Twin Size Beds

Bedroom #3: 2 Twin Size Beds

Coin operated Washer and Dryer in the first floor.

NO Smoking inside the Apartment.

NO Smoking in the Hallway Outside.

NO Smoking in the Patio Area.

Smoking allowed Outside Sidewalk area only or the back alley.


We provide ONE Parking space in the back of our building, Space #1 or #2.

Check-In Time: 4:00pm or later --- Check-Out Time: 10:00am or earlier

Early Check-Ins or Late Check-Outs...Please Inquire.

Please provide us with your Check-In and Check-Out time. We will try to accommodate as best we can with your check-in and check-out time request.

"Guest Access"

The Patio is shared with the other guest in our property. Please take your personal belongings with you upon leaving the patio. Please keep the patio cleaned at all times and NO SMOKING allowed.

"Interaction with Guests"

You have the utmost privacy! The entire apartment is yours to enjoy. You may see me around the property from time to time.

"The Neighborhood"

Venice Beach is an eclectic neighborhood! People from all walks of life commingle amongst the sea of locals that reside in Venice, tourist and artist visiting from all over the world and street performers. Venice Beach is also known as the heart of Silicon Beach which extends to Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles, with a focus on the community of entrepreneurs, startup companies (whether it's creative, tech, etc.), accelerators and venture capital companies. We hope that when you visit our beach community that you will embrace Venice with an open mind and that it truly is one of a kind place to visit.

"Getting Around"

If you plan to stay in Venice then you will not need a vehicle, but if you plan to visit outside of Venice, we do recommend having a vehicle. Uber and Taxi are also available and the bus stop is in the corner of Pacific Avenue and Venice Boulevard as well as Windward Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The Metro is also available which will take you Downtown L.A. Nearest stop is in Santa Monica and Culver City.

"Other Things to Note"

Please do read the full description about our property listing before booking. Please be aware that we do not have Air Conditioning unit, but we do have fans. This listing is on the second floor and our property has no elevator.

**My building is a 3 unit building and all are vacation rentals. If you would like to book all 3 units, please inquire. For more information or to read more reviews on our vacation rentals and to view additional photos please check our website below.

More Details

Thea Hartley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Thea Hartley

Been a vacation rental host since 2009. Grew up in California and have been a Local Venetian for over 20 years. I'm a mother and wife and I love what I do and enjoy meeting new people through our vacation rentals and our Cafe...The Cow's End Cafe. Our cafe is only a 10 minute beautiful walk along Ocean Front Walk, stop by and say hello to me, my husband Clabe and the Locals that hangs out at our Family Owned Cafe for over 25 years. I hope you will love Venice Beach as much I love my home and community. If you have any questions or need recommendations, I am here to help and guide you through your vacation planning. Enjoy your stay!

Thea Hartley purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Thea Hartley chose Venice

Casa de Tina at Venice Beach caters to vacationers and extended stay visitors from all over the world and from all walks of life. A perfect home away from home. Venice Beach is the Best Beach Community in the World. Hope you enjoy your stay here in Venice Beach!

What makes this apartment unique

Feels like HOME away from HOME.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Galician people living here. This is a wonderful place whre we spent these last amazing weeks. At first, we want to say that it was magnific to arrive and find this comfortable, well-equiped and delighting decorated place to live. All we needed was already at home. This house was perfect to prepare and to rest after the several tours we went on. Without any doubt, Venice Beach is unique. Huge beach and funny shows...definitely very special people.
Sep 2009
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Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the Hallway next to Bedroom #2 and #3.
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Bathroom in the Master Bedroom.
  • BBathroom Amenities: Bathrobe, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Washcloths, Hand Soap, Hand Lotion, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow Dyer, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom.
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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150 Steps to the Sand -- Sleeps 6 People!!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 27 reviews
Old Greenwich, CT

A gem

  • 5 of 5

This apartment captures the essence of Venice Beach - its the perfect place here - and a perfect location (right next to the boardwalk and beach). Everything here is simply nice - nice bedrooms, nice living room, nice TV. It's so well cared for - you can tell the owner takes pride in her apartment - - and the place is equipped with an abundance of towels, kitchen appliances and utensils, fans, well stocked bathroom supplies. And the price is so reasonable. Very grateful we got to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location ...

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is in a fantastic location, so close to beach. Felt safe and secure always. With 3 teens we still had plenty of space. The apartment in August was so hot though even with fans as no air con. We were upstairs and there was a patio table downstairs which the family in the downstairs apartment seemed to think belonged to their apartment, even though on our information it said communal, they left towels and clothes all over the table and chairs at all times which made it awkward for us to try and use it. This didn't spoil our stay at all though as we ate out most of the time, but maybe should be made clearer to the downstairs apartment users. The apartment is so well equipped there was nothing you couldn't find in one drawer or another. We were from Uk and couldn't figure out the tv so maybe a small guide would be useful. Overall a great spacious apartment in a great location. Would recommend to anyone looking for a base close to beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our property. I am sorry that it was too hot and the fans didn't help you out. Most Condos and Apartments in Venice don't have an AC, we pretty much rely on the ocean breeze and fans, but I guess there was were no breeze during your stay, so sorry about that. I also want apologized for the guest taking up the space in the patio area. It is duly noted for the next guest to be courteous to the other guest in the building. Thank you for again for staying with us. Cheers.
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a vacation property & my husband was very concerned, especially after seeing a program about rental scams. We were very relieved when we arrived. The rental was exactly as it is listed & the owner was wonderful to work with. We were in town for a family wedding so both units were rented. I would highly recommend both of these rentals. It was great being so close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were such a lovely family. Thank you for staying at our place. We hope you come back in the near future. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom! Cheers!
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Seattle, Washington

Best Thanksgiving Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

I had the best stay ever here in Venice Beach! It was impeccably kept and it was extremely convenient in terms of location. The owner was accommodating, professional and truly lovely to deal with. I have already rebooked and friends recently stayed at Casa de Tina and loved it!

It was absolutely PERFECT! If you choose this tastefully decorated property that's a home away from home, you WILL NOT be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, Connecticut

~Stress Free Vacation~

  • 5 of 5

Reservation for this apartment was without any stress. The owner was very friendly and informative. I received responses very timely, which made booking my stay smooth and easy. The property was great, very clean and welcoming. It was exactly as it was described and the pictures were right on. The kitchen was well equipped to prepare meals. The location was AMAZING! You are right there in the heart of Venice Beach. Everything is in walking distance, perfect for those without a vehicle. The wine, coffee n' tea and the $25.00 gift card from a really cool coffee shop presented to us upon our arrival was a special touch.

Thank you for everything. We had a great vacation. We look forward to renting your apartment again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Copenhagen, Denmark


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I live in Denmark, but decided to get married in California, - our favourite holiday destination. We’ve stayed in Venice Beach on many occasions and love it! We were looking for a nice and affordable place in Venice to stay with our wedding guests and discovered Casa de Tina.

We rented Casa de Tina I+II for 1 week and had an AMAZING time with our friends and family. The apartments are gorgeous and beautifully decorated with so many nice details and a great atmosphere; you’ll find absolutely everything you’ll need here. All was fresh and clean - spotless, and

The patio with BBQ is so cosy and nice, and the location couldn’t be more perfect. Casa Tina is located on a quiet walk street literary step from the sand and you can actually see the sea from the upstairs apartment (Casa de Tina II).

Thea was ever so helpful all through the process and we are so happy that we found Casa de Tina. We truly recommend Casa de Tina and also a trip to The Cow’s Nest Cafe where you get the most delicious salads, shakes and sandwiches.

We had an unforgettable wedding and would love to come back. Thank you so much Thea!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Penmar Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Cow's End Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Venice Beach

Mixed Martial Arts / Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Available for Private Lessons or Open Class. Paddle Tennis Court and the World Famous Muscle Beach is just 100 steps away from our Property!! Enjoy the full flavor of California's own grown, check out the Local Farmers Market and create a Fresh Organic Meal for a Perfect Picnic on the Beach, only 5 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates


Please note that the Rates and Calendar may not be accurate or up to date, so please inquire for the accurate Rates and Availabilities as well as any Special Rates that we may offer.

$125.00 Exit Cleaning Fee.

Daily Cleaning Service Available upon request.

There is a 3 night Minimum Stay on Weekends and on major Holidays.

Holiday Rates Differ from our Seasonal Rates.

Weekly Discount Rate: 10%

Monthly Discount Rate: 15%

*Acceptable Payments*

-Visa or Mastercard- 4% Processing Fee

-PayPal- 4% Processing Fee (RECOMMENDED)

-Personal or Cashiers Check- (RECOMMENDED)

-Wire Transfer- US Transaction $20.00 Fee

-Wire Transfer- International Transaction $40.00 Fee

-Direct Deposit- No Fee

-Western Union- $20.00 Fee


●If you cancel 30 Days or more before arrival date, 100% of Reservation Payment Deposit will be returned

minus any form of Transaction Fees.

●If you cancel less than 20 Days before arrival date, you will forfeit 100% of your Reservation Payment Deposit + Transaction Fees.

●If you cancel less than15 Days before arrival date, you will forfeit 100% of your Reservation Payment Deposit, Final Payment and Transaction Fees.

●No credit will be given for shortened stay due to late arrival or early departure for any reason.

●No last minute cancellations will be accepted of any kind.

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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