About the property
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Upscale & private. Main House -3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Separate Guest Apart.King bed
We've tried to think of everything; as a result our guest are raving and we love that they are. What we hear most when travelers arrive is 'It is so much bigger than it looks in the photos'. What we read in our guest book most often is "we don't want to leave"
Ideally located on one of the best Venice beach walk streets a few steps from the beach and the iconic Venice Boardwalk, this casually elegant, two story, designer’s home will enchant you. Enter the private front courtyard and you will find an inviting outdoor living room to enjoy the sea breeze or get warm around a large fire pit. Inside the house details abound. An open floor plan with soothing colors, comfortable seating arrangements and bold striped rugs enhance elegant living at the beach. An eat in kitchen with a rustic farmhouse table suitable for large gatherings, meals or meetings, shares space with a cozy TV area, fireplace and flat screen tv. A full bathroom on the first floor is accessible from outside for after returning from the beach. Upstairs the enchantment continues with 3 light filled, tastefully furnished bedrooms: 1 cal king, 1 full bed and 2 twin beds. A vintage bathroom on the second floor has a separate shower room, freestanding tub with a full surround shower drape for privacy, WC toilet room, sinks and plenty of counter space and storage. The back patio directly off the kitchen brings the outdoors in. It is tastefully landscaped and perfect for alfresco meals or barbecues. For larger groups (over 6 adults) a flight of stairs leads you to the guest apartment located on the second floor above a two car garage. Its wood beamed vaulted ceilings and unusual details add to the comfort and unique feeling of this one of a kind, luxury home. This ensuite studio apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, (bar refrigerator, sink and microwave), and a California king bed. It is private and ideal for larger families or multiple families vacationing together. For parents, a getaway from a getaway! Free hi speed internet is included in both the main house and apartment. Apple TV and Netflix are available in the main house. Throw a towel over your shoulder for a short walk to a great beach perfect for swimming, surfing and boarding. You will find surf boards, boogie boards, beach toys, beach towels and coolers for your use in the garage. Leaving the hubbub and rich color of the boardwalk behind and upon your return to the oasis, an exterior garden shower with hot and cold water is available for rinsing off after your relaxing or energetic day in the surf and sand. You may never want to leave this barefoot luxury compound, but when you tear yourself away you will find yourself a short walking distance to world class shopping, galleries and dining on Abbot Kinney. Bike ride on one of the 4 beach cruisers we provide or walk to the amusement park on the Santa Monica pier where Historic Route 66 ends. Marina del Rey with sailing and boating opportunities is a bike ride or short car drive away. Easy access to lax airport.
Don & Grace
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Don & Grace
We are local homeowners who have lived in Southern California for over 25 years and the proud owners of a newly renovated Venice beach house. We recognized a great house from pictures posted on the internet and purchased the house 5 days after seeing it. We have been in love ever since. Transplanted from the east coast, we love the mostly bug free environment of California and the incredible weather at the beach that allows us to live outdoors for many months of the year. We are parents to two teenagers who love to bring their friends to the beach. We want ours to be the home that they continue to visit and bring their friends from college.
Don & Grace purchased this House in 2013
Why Don & Grace chose Venice
As an interior designer I wanted to make the house both comfortable, luxurious and unusual. After renting the same beach condo in Laguna Beach for 15 years I knew what I liked and expected and what kept us going back each year. I have tried to create the same high level of living in our beach home. We have furnished it like a private home not a rental. The house has charm galore from the location on a walk street, to the Dutch door in the front and finally to the optional, airy, spacious, separate guest apartment over the garage. And then there is the location. Renegade Venice Beach and the contrasting upscale Abbot Kinney Boulevard has something for everyone yet the house escapes it all and is its own tranquil, private escape. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.
What makes this House unique
We have maintained the unique character of the house built in 1904 and furnished it in rustic modern. The kitchen is well equipped with a generous supply of pots and pans and attractive tabletop items. The linens are luxurious and each room is unique with unusual whimsical features. The firepit in the front courtyard is perfect for the cool beach nights and being able to park two cars tops off the Venice experience. We accept most credit cards. Limits and fees apply.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything we could have hoped in a beach home away from home!
We just returned from a four day mini-vacation at this wonderful property. From the moment we arrived and met with Don, the owner, we felt at home in their beautiful beach home. They have literally thought of everything, which made our stay so special and worry free. Besides the gorgeous decor and the perfect room set up, the beds were some of the most comfortable we have ever slept in! We loved time talking around the outside fire pit in the evening and meals around the beautiful kitchen table. Six bikes were provided which allowed for fun rides down to the Santa Monica Pier. Only one block off of the colorful Venice boardwalk, it was the perfect quiet getaway from the crazy atmosphere of Venice Beach. The owners provided a fabulous book with easy instructions about the home along with restaurant and activity information in the area. We felt like we were staying in a friend’s home! Hands down one of the best properties we have ever rented on VRBO, and we will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us.
Weekend family gathering
Owner very accommodating, instructions for all equipment easy and accessible, convenient location, lovely kitchen.
Like a 5 star boutique hotel.....
All 8 of us from Texas savored our escape to this lovely home to get away from our troubles caused by Hurricane Harvey. It originally was a long planned trip to a football game with our friends and family to watch the University of Texas Longhorns take on USC, and wound up being much more than that-- a much needed relaxed gathering.
The location was perfect-- we took Uber to the UT events, walked to lovely meals in the neighborhood, strolled and rode bikes on the beach. (We also used UberEats to bring in pizza and salads one night when we couldn't find a table for 8 nearby)
Don and Grace are gracious hosts--the house is perfectly outfitted and we had plenty of space to spread out. (Our only fear was laughing too loud and scaring the close proximity neighbors- but we were careful) The bed linens are gorgeous...every need was anticipated and very carefully thought out in advance.
We have a HomeAway historic property in Rockport, Texas and know how hard it is to trust our guests will treat our home gently. This is truly a beautiful home and we are so grateful to be entrusted with it's care over a long weekend. Thank you Don and Grace for a wonderful stay. We hope to find another excuse to come back.
An oasis in the middle of busy Venice Beach
We fell in love with the house. Perfect size, lovely decor with attention to detail throughout the property, great location a block from the beach and close to the main strip. We truly felt at home, every single need is catered to, incredibly comfortable beds, airy full size bathroom upstairs and a perfect downstairs shower that the kids used coming in from the beach. We had a great barbecue evening and most meals at the house as the kitchen is fully equipped. The property is the perfect size for a family vacation, tv's with Netflix, bikes, firepit, beach apparel..... everything! Spacious living and dinning area, a gorgeous guest apartment over the garage and the garden has incredibly exuberant plants that make you feel as if you were in the tropics. A home away from home. Thank you Don and Grace for your wonderful hospitality.
Great hosts and great place would highly recommend to anyone
Don and Grace were fantastic hosts house was perfect amenities were perfect I would highly recommend to all my friends and family
If you love Venice Beach......
You can stay here and make the very best of it. Don and Grace are excellent hosts and every facility was provided. A lovely house, perfect for a full family-5 adults and 2 children. All the beach stuff you can imagine and the house is organized, well maintained and just, well, lovely. Close to everything Venice has to offer and with children a short walk to the beach made things so easy. Thanks Don and Grace, we're very happy.
The property is located one block from the Venice boardwalk. Steps beyond that is the beach and great surf for boarding, swimming or surf fishing. The Santa Monica pier is located a short bike ride away with a lively arcade, restaurants, rides and games or pier fishing. The Getty Villa is a short drive up the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or a bike ride on the beach front bike path. The Annenberg Beach House with a large public pool is located nearby. Walk or bike to Abbot Kinney Blvd. for great restaurants, art galleries and boutique shops. Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade shops are a few minutes away. Join the locals at the weekly Farmers Market on Main Street on the weekend. Marina activities include kayaking, sailing and boating. Beverly Hills and Malibu are located 20 minutes by car. Hollywood is approx 30 minutes away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Total occupancy is 8 people with a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children 17 and under. Owners must be notified if there is a change of registered guests. Only persons who are on the check in paperwork are permitted to stay at the house. Any additional persons are strictly by owner's consent, subject to an additional fee and must be disclosed at check in. We do not allow parties of any kind at the house. Filming or videotaping (commercial or otherwise) or posting the interior or exterior of the house on social media is forbidden.