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Glencoe Retreat - A home away from home, close to many Venice Beach attractions

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom or 2 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This quaint, newly rebuilt secluded cottage is a home away from home. It sits in a trendy neighborhood that is just 12 minutes away from Venice Beach and 5 minutes away from Abbot Kinney by bicycle. It has up to date living delights with a bright, airy and clean atmosphere. It gives you the seclusion and privacy you so desire. It can be rented as a one or two bedroom, depending on your needs. Please know that the rate is higher for the two bedrooms. Landscape designed by Venice local, award winning Russ Cletta. For more information on Glencoe Retreat, click on the link below on this page under 'Links to more information' to navigate through more photos and rental information. You can also follow us on Instagram: @glencoeretreat

What is available:

A private tour of Venice and the surrounding area in a 1964 Convertible Buick Special. Cost TBD, determining area to be covered.

Two bikes to ride to the beach, grocery store, library, Abbot Kinney

Two boogie boards to surf the waves

Two beach chairs to soak up the sun

Two beach towels to dry off after that dip in the Pacific Ocean

Cooler to keep the picnic cool

Wireless Hi-Speed Internet, FIOS TV

iTunes Compatible

32' Samsung LCD TV

In room safe for laptops, passport, jewelry

Private entrance

Outdoor tub to soak and relax your cares away

Brand new Miele stackable washer/dryer unit, detergent included

Brand new Gaggeneau appliances in kitchen

Private parking in addition to street parking

One queen size bed with linens and towels in master bedroom

One full size bed with linens and towels in 2nd bedroom (if rented)

Bamboo flooring through out the house, tile in the bathroom

Fully furnished

An electric charging station (240 volt) on premises to charge cars

Smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit

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Denny Kennedy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About Denny Kennedy

We are both in the film industry which brought us to beautiful state of California. I came from Canada 12 years ago and Stuebe from Chicago, 30 years ago. Given our lifestyles, we both ended up living in Venice which we love. We love getting on our bikes and cycling down to the beach/boardwalk or Abbot Kinney Boulevard where you are bound to run into someone you know. That is the beauty of Venice. When we are not working or looking after Glencoe Retreat, we love to hook up our Holiday House to our 64 Chevy and travel up the coast to enjoy the California coastline.

Denny Kennedy purchased this house in 2001

Why Denny Kennedy chose Los Angeles

We love the fact that the property is just far enough away from the beach where you will have quiet, serene nights without the noise of beach traffic. You will not have to fight to find parking and you can get on a bike to be at the beach in 10-15 minutes.

What makes this house unique

The owners have an outdoor pizza oven that they are sure to start up when you stay! And the pizza is divine!

There is also a charging station on the property for electric car users.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This guest emailed us upon his return to his home and wrote this lovely note.

"I just got back from an amazing stay at the glencoe retreat in venice, it was

the perfect lodging for my business trip. the retreat is this quiet little green

oasis, sheltered from the everyday stress. the house is spacious, uncluttered

and equipped with everything you could possibly need, so you can rest,

reflect and do what you need to do. the bathtub out in the courtyard was a sublime experience, especially as a pre-dawn meditation. starting my day there was a rare treat. every day i woke up refreshed and ready

for work. my only regret is that i couldn't stay longer."
Dec 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Glencoe Retreat - A home away from home, close to many Venice Beach attractions
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Stylish home base when in LA...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Glencoe Retreat - every detail, and I mean EVERY detail, has been so thoughtfully considered for the ultimate comfort and style. We had cooler climes than normal for LA and our vacationing spirits were not dampened, in part due to our warm welcome by Denny and Stuebe and also because the cottage became a cozy home base that we were happy to return to at the end of a day exploring. We loved the location - felt like locals in the hip hood - with Venice Beach a quick drive/bike ride away, and lots of insider reccos from our hosts for dining and coffee-ing.....we can't wait to return! Thanks, D & S!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Quaint oasis

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Glencoe. Beautiful neighborhood and an awesome location. The owners are gracious hosts. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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California Dreaming truly at its best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Back to our hometown for not quite a week, and I'm feeling homesick for The Glencoe Retreat. Wow!! What a great find and great location this was. After a rocky start to our vacation, and having not-so-fun experiences with other properties we booked for the trip, we stumbled on to the Glencoe Retreat in a beautiful Venice neighborhood. It was love at first sight, and I felt positive vibes instantly. Settling in made the early days of our trip a complete blur. Thank God for that! It's as if we were supposed to be there all along. Thank you Denny and Stuebe! You were the perfect hosts, and you both made our experience in your beautiful space even that much better. I said it during our trip, and I'll say it again: that walking through that gate every day felt like home. The cottage has all the comforts you could want, and was welcoming in every way. The bottle of Culton wine, and the warm welcome note was such a wonderful touch on arrival too!! That wine was FABULOUS, and how fun to now be part of the "Cult". We're looking forward to our first wine shipment. :) From the well stocked kitchen, to the comfy bed and linens, to our bikes rides during the day, and the backyard bubble baths at night, we couldn't have asked for anything more. I can't wait to come back. Your retreat truly saved me, and our vacation! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sending you two beautiful souls a big hug from Buffalo, New York.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the 1 bedroom and it was perfect. The cottage is beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and super comfortable. We all wanted to make it our permanent home!

Denny is delightful! She was easy to reach and communicate with during the whole process.

The Glencoe Retreat was all that we hoped for and the surprises were fun ones-like the lovely bottle of wine and welcome note!

The queen bed was very comfortable. The bedding was high quality and in perfect condition. We had one family member sleep on the couch and he found it very comfortable as well. We slept with the windows open and--as Denny promised—the evening breeze was cool and the sleeping temperature was perfect.

One of our highlights was using the beach cruisers to bike along the coast from Venice Beach to Santa Monica and back. It felt magical.

Parking in front of the cottage was easy and always available. The neighborhood felt safe. The neighbors were welcoming and greeted us warmly.

The private garden was a beautiful and peaceful place to begin and end each day.

We highly recommend the Glencoe Retreat and look forward to our next visit.

Thank you, Denny and Stuebe for all the little and big things you did to make our vacation wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Summer was closing in on us and I needed something quick that was far enough away from home but close enough to drive so we went to VRBO in search of an appropriate place to settle for a few days in Venice.

I came across the Glencoe Retreat and immediately felt a good vibe from the reviews that were written. My emails were promptly answered and the communication was quick and thorough. Our hosts weren't just hosts. They made this mom who had driven six hours straight with two kids in the car feel like we were coming home. Denny and Stuebe waited us for us to arrive, showed us right in and put us quickly at ease. (at midnight on a work night!)

We loved it so much there that we took advantage of the fact that the space was available for two more nights and stayed a little longer than planned when my husband flew down to join us. The accommodations are perfect...clean and tidy, everything one could need tucked thoughtfully away. As an interior designer by trade I appreciated the thoughtfulness of the layout and how they fit so much into one small place. The cozy court yard with an outdoor bathtub which my daughter and I thoroughly adored, was used for morning pages and meditation by me. The cottage deck is semi private with the main house up front and an outdoor kitchen and deck in between. We were lucky enough to be included for a meal and LOVED it!

And getting around Venice on bikes was fun. We decided just to explore and go where the bikes took us. Denny and Stuebe and their darling cottage are the perfect get away to experience Venice as a local and we can't wait to go again. Perfect for couples, singles or family with no more than two kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Details, details, details

  • 5 of 5

So many great things to say — the design is clean, modern and cozy, the private yard is heaven, the landscaping to die for. Visiting Denny and Stuebe is like staying with your hip aunt and uncle, who live in California. Kind hearted and fun, they are quality folks. The location is in a lovely neighborhood, tons of stuff to do a short drive away. Great restaurants, something for everyone, great for veggie heads and gluttons. A unique experience, and so relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Pen mar Golf Course
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Two Bedroom
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.
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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Bed (1) Full size Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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