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Venice Luxury Overlooking Canals

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, Fireplace, Hot Tub, 360 views, overlooking Canals

For those who enjoy surrounding themselves with great architecture, romance, art and history this is your home away. Overlooking the historic Venice Canals, steps to the beach and Abbott Kinney, this custom built home is a new, modern architectural mansion in a very unique and convenient location.

Did we say location? The canals have always been the center of it all in Venice. You can take a 5 minute stroll from our back door through the historic canals of Venice, walking by amazing gardens and incredible multi-million dollar homes by some of LA's hottest architects, and wind up on the white sand and blue ocean of the Pacific.

Or walk out the front five minutes and you'll find yourself on Abbott Kinney, recently given the distinction as the 'Coolest Block in America' in GQ Magazine’s April issue, with amazing new shops and some of LA's hippest restaurants & bars. Walk or bike to Marina Del Rey, Main Street Santa Monica and Rose Avenue which are all blossoming with new shops and restaurants are also just minutes away. (Check this: Our home comes with free use of two Venice cruiser bikes, two skateboards, three surfboards and two bodyboards ++ ) Stock up on wholesome essentials at the neighborhood Erewohn and Wholefoods; take a ride to the Santa Monica Pier and watch a concert in the summer; splurge at the Third Street Promenade; catch the latest flick at Theater Marina del Rey! Its all so near.

Our architect designed the home specifically with the main area above on the third level to offer the best views of the neighborhood, canals and mountains.

Entertain in our spacious and light loft style living room, floor to ceiling windows, open staircase, hardwood maple floors, contemporary California paintings, a dining room which seats 8, and a huge kitchen all under amazing skylights and soaring ceilings. It features a huge comfy couch, a cozy gas fireplace, an HD TV, and a retractable 120 inch movie screen that recedes into the 14 foot ceiling with projector and a dolby surround system for that perfect movie experience after dark.

For our culinary guests, our modern stainless steel kitchen has everything you need including two sinks, a dishwasher, microwave, a four fire burner cook top, a large built in refrigerator & freezer, and a breakfast bar. And every Friday there is a Farmers Market two minutes up the road with the freshest organic vegetables and fruits.

One level up from the living room to the fabulous roof can lounge or entertain in this amazing space with incredible views. It is set up with a barbecue grill, lounge furniture, umbrella, heater, private sun deck and the worlds best Jacuzzi by Sundance Spa. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises while drinking your morning coffee from our new Keurig coffee machine, sunbathe on our private sun deck, or relax in the Sundance Spa Jacuzzi, while watching the some of the most spectacular sunsets and 360 degree views of Los Angeles.

One level down from the living room you'll find three grand bedrooms, decked with luxurious brand new beddings, soft clean linen and towels. The master bedroom has a huge California king sized bed, a 52 inch HD Flatscreen equipped with DVD, DVR and Cable TV with three free movie channels and hundreds of channels, and a private master bathroom with whirlpool tub and double size shower with three massaging shower heads.

Two other uniquely decorated guest bedrooms are on the same floor as the master bedroom, each have a soft queen bed and share a bathroom with shower/tub combination.

Super High Speed Internet and cable T.V. are included.

The bedrooms sleep 6 in total but if requested we can set up a queen size air mattress in the living room for 2 more.

The living quarters are located above the first floor parterre and the property is enclosed with an 8 foot fence which provides maximum safety.

The canals are a very quiet and peaceful community. This house is ideal as a retreat for couples, families, small groups, and individuals looking for an unforgettable vacation in a place with exquisite taste located in the heart of Venice.

Parking is available for an $15/day in a garage. The garage will fit most cars up to an SUV but please check with us before. Some large vehicles might not fit ( like a Lincoln Explorer).

Heating/Cooling: This home has central AC and heating and a grand and cozy fireplace. (Most of the older places can get really chilly during a night in winter or easily overheat in summer so you'll appreciate it.)


• Overlooks Venice Canals

• 5 min walk from Venice Beach

• 5 min walk from Abbott Kinney with its world class restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries

• 5 min from the Marina where you can paddle board or sail

• 10 min bike ride to Santa Monica and 3rd Street Promenade

• 45 min by car to Disneyland

• 30 min by car to Downtown and Hollywood

• 90 min by car to Sun Valley and Big Bear ( Yes, you can ski in Southern California)

• 2 1/2 h by car to Joshua Tree National Park


• Surfboards, longboard, skateboards, beach gear, bodyboard and fins

• Linens, sheets, towels, cookware, dinnerware, spices, coffee, tea and a little guide to the neighborhood

• 2 bicycles, a necessity here in Venice and it will save you $70 a day for the rental.

Palos Verdes is only 30 miles south and en route you will pass Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa and Redondo Beach. To the North Malibu is only 26 miles and you will pass Santa Monica and the 3rd Street Promenade and Pacific Palisades.

If you want to go past Malibu and drive up the coast you can visit Ventura, Santa Barbara and Solvang which are part of the wine country.

The unit is located 10 minutes from the 10 freeway and 8 minutes to the 405. Hopping on the 10 freeway you can be downtown very quickly.

We want you to feel like home in our place. If not traveling we will be staying in a separate house at the street front and be available for questions not only before but also during your visit.

LAST MINUTE: No problem, just ask

Different holiday pricing may apply.

On a site note - I'm originally from Germany. So if traveled from far abroad you'll be in good hands.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrea Schoening
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Andrea Schoening

My husband and I love meeting new people and sharing the great experience that Venice has to offer. We're glad that HomeAway gives us the opportunity to travel and connect in a very unique way.

We are both creative design professionals and would love to give you tips of what to see and do in LA.

You will, as we do, love strolling on Abbott Kinney ( which GQ rated as the coolest block in America ), go surfing or sunbathing at the beach and explore the world famous and highly entertaining Venice Boardwalk.

I'm originally from Germany and always looking forward to meet other fellow Germans.

Andrea Schoening purchased this house in 2001

Why Andrea Schoening chose Venice

Venice is a small beach community located west of downtown Los Angeles, just south of Santa Monica and north of Marina del Rey. Centrally located, Venice is 16 minutes to Los Angeles International Airport and 20 minutes to Beverly Hills and, although very close to major freeway access, most close-by areas are best reached by surface streets.

Originally developed in 1905 as 'Venice of America,' it offers a wide and diverse range of living opportunities ranging from stately Craftsman built just after the turn of the century and little 1920's California bungalows to avant-garde contemporary homes and loft-style residential studios.

Many of the neighborhoods of Venice are like smaller communities unto themselves, each with its own flavor and style. Many have active neighborhood groups, including organized neighborhood watch associations.

What makes this house unique

This is a custom, modern home that was built in 2007 and for us it is all about the 360 degree views. During the early mornings you can catch the most marvelous sunrise while drinking your coffee and during the evening you have these breathtaking sunsets and can relax in the Jacuzzi while you watch the world go to sleep.


Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO PARTIES, EVENTS. Max 12 allowed in the house, unless explicit permission. Violation of this rule will result in the forfeit of $500 of your deposit
  • QUIET HOURS 10pm - 8am. No guests on the roof deck after 10pm.
  • HOT TUB: No drinks, glasses or street clothes allowed while using the Hot Tub.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Living Area Bathroom
  • The master bathroom has a whirlpool tub and double size shower with three massaging shower heads. The guest bathroom has a shower/tub combination and the dining area bathroom is adjacent to the living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom, sleeps two
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master Bedroom, sleeps 2
    Living Room - Optional - We can provide queen size air mattress that sleeps 2 more
  • The master bedroom on the second floor has a California king bed, a 52 inch HD Flatscreen equipped with DVD and Cable TV, and a private bathroom with whirlpool tub and double size shower with three massaging shower heads. The two guest bedrooms which are on the same floor as the master bedroom have both a queen bed and share another adjacent bathroom with shower/tub combination. WiFi High Speed Internet and cable T.V. are included.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Venice Luxury Overlooking Canals
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home after an 8 night stay. The location is perfect for walking to the canals, Marina Del Ray, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Abbott Kinney, many restaurants and much more. The house was comfortable for our group of 6 (4 adults and 2 teen boys). It was fully stocked with sheets, towels, everything you would need in the kitchen and even towels for the hot tub. The owners are nearby and very helpful if you have any questions during your stay. We would definitely rent again if we plan another vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was spacious and had everything we needed. The neighborhood was quiet and street parking was easy even with a Suburban-sized SUV. It was a short block to the Venice Canals and a short walk to Venice Beach.

The shower in the master bath was amazing with three shower heads! The rooftop deck with the hot tub was a great place to hang out and enjoy the LA sunsets.

The only minor adjustment I would suggest is more (overhead) lighting on the deck. Some of the art was “interesting,” but art is in the eye of the beholder and it definitely sparked conversation.

We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stylish Venice canal getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don’t even do this place justice! Very cool interior design. All the rooms are spacious the beds are super comfy. Very cozy and inviting home. My favorite part was watching the sunset from the rooftop hot tub. Will definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great location and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a couple colleagues on a business trip. The location was great and the house is very cool. The rooftop is excellent. Heads up - Parking in the side alleys can be tight especially if you have a larger car but we never had trouble finding a spot.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and comfortable. The owner was wonderful and responsive! Great house we will be back

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Resort in Venice Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our girls' trip to Venice Beach was completely enhanced by this beautiful home.

Everything about the house is accurately described and pictured. The furnishings, artwork, equipment, and unique rooftop escape were perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
James Beach Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located right next to the world famous Venice Canals Historic District which draws thousands of tourists every year.

In 1905 Abbot Kinney wanted to recreate Venice, Italy in California and he created a real beauty. In the early morning you can see cranes and rare birds on your 5 min walk to the beach since it is also a bird sanctuary. Many famous writers, actors, and creatives have houses here like Matt Groening ( Simpsons ) , Ken Kesey ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and Orson Bean.

Abbott Kinney Blvd with its galleries, restaurants and exquisite boutiques, the street they named after the builder of the canals is now considered 'the coolest block in America' according to QO magazine and only a 5 min walk away as well.

Last but not least, check out the Venice Boardwalk which is the most visited attraction in LA and only 15 min away. The boardwalk is a 2.5 mile stretch on the beach lined with Vendor booths, cafes, shops, street artists and each volleyball fields.

Street parking is easy in our area since we are in a low rise residential only neighborhood.




Additional information about rental rates

one-time cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $40

When not traveling/working the owner stays in a separate house on the street front and requires occasional access to the vacation rental during daytime hours for maintenance of the Jacuzzi and plants if you stay more than a week.

Manager'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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