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Venice Canals Bungalow~Sexy Deck, walk 2 Abbot Kinney,Venice Beach,Pier,Boardwlk

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Orchid Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + 1 Convertible futons, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Thank you so much for your interest in the Orchid Bungalow!

**Please note that this steeply discounted rate (normally $325-/night) is due to our neighbor's construction which may start end of Sept. / beg. Oct. 2017. This may mean that there is construction work going on next door (during legal LA building hours) and no parking available. No further discounts or cancelations past regular cancel policy listed here will be offered.**

A very special space on the Venice Canals, we are a block & half walk to Venice Beach, Venice Boardwalk, Venice Pier & Abbot Kinney Blvd.

This original bungalow built was 1950 & has been renovated extensively.

Situated on what 'they' say is one of the most beautiful canal due to its mature trees, the house is tucked in between a large Chinese Maple & Eucalyptus, almost @ a 'T' view where the canal connects with Eastern Canal.

Other than the occasional duck fight, you will sleep peacefully at night as there is no through traffic.

French doors open out onto stone deck & the quiet canal, while a side dutch entry door adds to the open airy feeling. The apartment is the self-contained canal front unit of a duplex.

The canal front deck is a magical transformational refuge where you'll want to sip coffee, wine or simply relax.

A full kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas stove/oven, garbage disposal & roomy fridge with ice maker, looks out onto the canals & windows open onto deck for ease in passing food or drinks.

Full stone bathroom with comfy soaking tub. Skylight gives great day light throughout.

Sleeping arrangements:

Bedroom has a Queen bed with tufted headboard, forced A/C & Heater unit & skylight with shutter for darkness.

Full futon in bedroom becomes chaise or comfy full bed and easily clicks back into sofa for day.

We only rent this space for guest's quiet enjoyment of the canals & each other. For day guests kindly please look at the full house version :

A magical space. ;-)

**Please be advised that our neighbor may be doing construction starting end of Sept. 2017. The 40% discounted rate here already reflects huge a construction discount. No further discounts will be offered.**

Location, film shoots, parties or events are to be arranged prior to arrival with separate location/event agreement depending on crew, equipment or # of people involved. Legal action and/or fines will will be levied for any unauthorized filming or commercial shots of the property or use of the property for commercial purposes.

More Details

M. & M.
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Why M. & M. chose Los Angeles

You cannot be anywhere quieter & more beautiful and still be soo close to the beach & a happening scene. period.


What makes this bungalow unique

Our deck provides an amazingly rejuvenating view of the canals along with cushions for comfort and relative privacy due to its slight elevation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Orchid bungalow is an absolutely adorable place. We loved the colors and style of the place immediately. The deck was so inviting and wonderful-perfect for morning coffee and evening wine. Since the canals are a tourist attraction as well as a neighborhood, friendly people do walk or jog by on the sidewalk next to the deck. It's centrally located to Abbott Kinney, the Boardwalk and Marina Del Rey-the location and ambiance couldn't be better! And M. was terrific. Very available and responsive by phone and text and her directions were thorough. I am always very happy to have an actual person involved and available with any online rental we do. Thanks M! We enjoyed your sweet place.
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our Bungalow is located on what is left of the canals Mr. Abbot Kinney created when he built Venice in the early 1900s.

When the city acquired Venice in 1933 the canals had fallen into disarray & all of the canals were filled in save for the 6 that remain here today. In 1990 the entire canal area was beautifully renovated and is now one of the most valuable areas in LA County.

We are an easy walk to Abbot Kinney Blvd. which is becoming trendier by the day with it's fabulous restaurants & shopping. Easy walks to the beautiful Venice Pier and crazy Venice Boardwalk with all of its famous street performers, etc.

Bike rentals are close by and we are 10 minutes to LAX, right off Venice Blvd. with ease to Beverly Hills, Hollywood & downtown LA.

You can walk or bike most anywhere for whatever you may need~ store, bank, dry cleaners, etc..

So close to all but so far from the maddening crowds...a true sanctuary from busy L.A. after working or sightseeing.

Important note for visitors not from the area: There is a big difference between places actually on the canals vs. Venice Beach, the walk streets or off Abbot Kinney Blvd. which we call 'the hood'.

The canals is a small self-contained area with limited car access which creates a noise buffer & makes it more difficult for the general craziness of Venice to intrude. Hence the price difference from other Venice rentals that may be grouped together here. We have tried to alert VRBO as to the vast differences in the neighborhoods in the Venice area but their logarithm can only discern so much... The vacation renter is highly advised to run a quick safety check on the area in which they are renting. If you want to stay on the canals, check carefully that the listing is actually on one of the Canals: Eastern, Grand, Howland, Sherman, Linnie or Carroll Canals or the east side of Strongs Dr.


Venice Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO smoking, pets, street drugs, or firearms. No shoes inside please.
  • No day guests without notice at booking.
  • No loud activity on deck, in common & parking area.Thank you for please being considerate of our neighbors...! :-)
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathtub with shower & handheld To rent the 2 full bathroom go to VRBO #633034
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen bed in the bedroom. Convertible futon/couch/chaise that would be suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children. Couch in living room could be a comfy sleeping space as well. To rent the 2 full bedroom go to VRBO #651506 Or the 3 bedroom version go to VRBO #633034
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
We welcome any still or video photography shoots. Please inquire as to our location rental rates. House & property is shoe, smoke, & pet free.


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Venice Canals Bungalow~Sexy Deck, walk 2 Abbot Kinney,Venice Beach,Pier,Boardwlk
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 94 reviews

Perfect, just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly the perfect place to stay. The location couldn't be better and the bungalow is beautiful. Venice is such a special place and staying in this bungalow made it feel truly "magical"!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your infectious happiness!!!
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Jacksonville, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, well-stocked one bedroom home. Extremely comfortable. Most perfect location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be travelling from Kent via San Francisco, Mendocino & Monterey.

Venice, California Style

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property set on one of the tranquil, scenic canals. We sat out on the deck to breakfast whilst watching the ducks, cormorants & egrets, and the occasional squirrel too. The owner could not have been more helpful & thoughtful to make our stay a memorable one; we only wish we could have stayed longer. A whole world away from the quirky liveliness of Venice Beach & yet within easy walking distance; great dining opportunities at Abbot Kinsey Blvd are not to be missed.

Would recommend to anyone who enjoys an individual approach to a holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical space!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here...

Luckily the weather was wonderful and we just hung out on the deck and did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wow! Amazing..

  • 5 of 5

What a sanctuary...what a neighborhood...what a fab little place to stay to enjoy all!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility on the Canal

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this charming bungalow which is in an idyllic location. It was even better in person. The cottage and kitchen are well-stocked with everything needed to prepare food and for a comfortable stay. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the patio area overlooking the canal. It is a special place -- we hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $150

All VRBO fees for CC payments will be deducted from refundable security deposit upon return. (To avoid VRBO CC fees use other payment options like paypal or E payments instead.)
All quotes are good for 24 hours & subject to change. Receipt of rental agreement here implies acceptance.
$250- last minute same week booking fee may apply.
2 WEEKS + quote will incur larger sec. dep. & cleaning fee.
Smoking, pets, illegal drugs, firearms are not allowed by guests or guests of guests, neither inside nor anywhere within the perimeter of the property @ any time, under any circumstances. This includes the deck and parking area. Full security deposit will be forfeited & guest will be asked need to leave immediately.
Third party bookings must disclose & provide name, number & email of guest @ time of booking. Occupant will be required to sign electronic rental agreement. Any day guests must be disclosed @ time of booking, providing full name.
Non-Registered guests not allowed onto the property unaccompanied.
No access onto the property prior to check in. There will not be the opportunity to park or leave luggage prior to 4pm.
Guest is to provide cell phone # that will be used while on property for emergency purposes & to contact owner immediately of any issues with the property and not ignore something that needs to be fixed or attempt to fix themselves.
Check in is 4 p.m. Check out is 11 a.m.Owner reserves right to charge $100- fee per any portion of hour, per hour, past check out time guest remains on property.
Location shoots or any events will require full disclosure at the time of booking as well as signature of location rental agreement & additional location fee. Any commercial photos taken here remain the property of the owner unless otherwise specified in location/event agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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