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

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 bedroom or 1 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, Modernica Furniture throughout. It gives you the seclusion and privacy you so desire. It can be rented as a one or two bedroom, depending on your needs. The one bedroom portion rents for $200 per night and the two bedroom rents for $300 per night. 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

Keywords: House

More Details

Denny Kennedy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

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 Venice

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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Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 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
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


Rest and recharge yourself at Glencoe Retreat!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Mar 27, 2016

From the gorgeous sunlight that flooded the bedroom to the lush greenery surrounding the property, the VRBO Bear felt right at home at this retreat. The quiet neighborhood is just biking distance to the party scene of Venice Beach, and our gracious hosts greeted us warmly, even with our late check-in. As we walked through the patio that separates the main house from the cottage in the back, we were mesmerized by the hanging lights, luxurious outdoor pizza oven and enchanting garden statues. They have captured the Venice aesthetic in their own back yard. The cottage itself is modern and spacious: high ceilings allow the light to fill the rooms and the clean lines of the furniture and appliances magnify the “zen” we felt as soon as arrived. But don’t let the minimalism fool you—the cottage amenities were above and beyond our expectations. One afternoon, we used the washer and dryer after a ride to the beach (bikes provided!); then enjoyed the cable TV so we could rest up for our next adventure. The Glencoe Retreat even boasts an outdoor soaking tub in the cottage’s private porch. The VRBO Bear visited great restaurants and bars in the surrounding areas (and is still dreaming of Abbott’s pizza, days later). In retrospect, we wished we spent more time at the cottage but its central location made it so easy to explore Venice and Santa Monica by bike and by foot. So whether you’re looking for a staycation or a homebase to explore West LA, Glencoe Retreat is a great place to recharge.

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Glencoe Retreat - A home away from home, close to many Venice Beach attractions
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A fantastic experience- again !

  • 5 of 5

Denny & Stuebe are the ultimate hosts, they are the most generous and considerate people you will ever encounter. My family and I have been to Glencoe Retreat four times now and nothing changes - the experience just keeps getting better!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Glencoe retreat is always amazing. Denny and Stubby are welcoming and warm and the space is bright and cozy. Love the place

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

Whenever we come to Venus Beach we always stay at Glencoe Retreat. It’s close proximity to restaurants, shops, bars and the beach make it the perfect home away from home. The hosts are very friendly and hospitable, even taking us for a tour of Venice Beach and Santa Monica in their vintage convertible. The cottage is clean and very well appointed. We try to visit LA every couple of years and Glencoe Retreat is our preferred accommodation.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here numerous times...great setup/great location!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Every time I'm in LA I try and stay at the retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this cottage and the hosts! It is beautiful here. Design details are lovely, the patio is perfect and everything sparkles.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

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