The Most Historic House in Venice Beach, Ca.(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 bdrm, 3 bath, roof deck, sleeps 7; steps to Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Blvd
A 1905 charmer with 2,300 square feet over three floors including a glassed-in foyer, a sun room with leaded crystal and stained glass, a living room and large dining room, large kitchen with butcher block island and bar sink, small back porch with Weber barbeque, and three full baths, one on each floor. Three bedrooms are located on the second floor: a master bedroom with king size bed, and two guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a full twin. A queen air bed is located in the studio on the 3rd floor. The king and queen beds will comfortably sleep two adults; the full twin will sleep one adult or two children. There is a balcony with French doors off one of the guest rooms that catches full morning sun. The 3rd floor studio opens onto a roof deck. There are televisions with DVD players in the living room, the master bedroom and one of the guest rooms. There is a stereo system downstairs that plays FM, AM, CDs and cassette tapes and there are speakers in both the kitchen and living room. Wifi is provided throughout the house. There is a rose garden in front of the house with a patio and two lounge chairs, perfect for sipping a glass of wine and people watching in the evening. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer attached to the garage and one garage space with automatic door for your party.
The house is located in Venice's original canal district, which existed from 1905 to 1926 and we are a short walk from the remaining canals. Abbot Kinney Boulevard is just down the street three short blocks to the east and the beach and Boardwalk are four blocks to the west. The neighborhood is safe and relatively quiet - it is Venice after all. The lot value in this part of Venice is about $1.4 million for a 30' by 80' parcel.
The owner lives in a separate, adjacent apartment and is available to answer questions about the house or about Venice.
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Member since: 2013
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Three full bathrooms, one on each floor.
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
January to April 2017
Jan 18 - Apr 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Apr 8 - Apr 23, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
6 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Taxes Not included
The housekeeping fee is included in the daily rate.
The owner requests that guests not wear pointed high heel shoes in the house. They poke holes in the wood floors.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Venice Beach is renowned for its weather, white sand beaches, surfing, sunbathing, rollerblading and biking, canals, historic Venetian architecture alongside avant garde residences, trendy shopping districts, its artist colony and art galleries, a bohemian vibe, and the nouvelle cuisine of its many popular restaurants. Musts for visitors are a leisurely walk to the Marina jetty along the canals, a stroll on the Venice Boardwalk, biking to Manhattan Beach on the beach bike path, and dining at a few of our innovative restaurants. Close by are Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place, which boast fine dining, and trendy many shops and department stores. The Getty Villa and Getty Museum, UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are just a short drive away. Hikers will find ample trails in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: A semi-retired political and media consultant. Born and raised in Santa Monica. Attended UCLA and Occidental College. Avid hiker, cyclist, gardener and traveler. Served for several years as the honorary consul general of one of the newly independent nations of central Europe. I've had many visitors from Europe and enjoy helping them enjoy their stays here in Los Angeles. I am a student of the history of Venice and as a hiker and cyclist I can advise about hiking and biking trails in the area.
Why the Owner Chose Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
I fell in love with the property's unique architectural style, hardwood floors, 'gingerbread' decoration and stained glass windows. It also has a warmth and charm that I did not find in other properties I considered purchasing.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Rialto House is the only property with four bedrooms this close to Venice Beach at a reasonable rent. It is located at the epicenter of the emerging, trendy Venice. Three short blocks to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, named the 'hippest' in the U.S. by GQ magazine, and four blocks to the Venice Boardwalk and beach. Close enough to enjoy both while also set back enough so the noise does not accost you (as it can at properties closer to the Boardwalk). There is a secure garage for guests in an area where parking is in short supply and hard to find on the street at times. The garage space will accommodate a sedan or small SUV or minivan.
- Primary: 3108716265
- Fax: +1 3103963574
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The Rialto House with rose garden at front of house.
Islamo-Byzantine architectural style originated in the Levant.
View from the foyer into the dining room.
Living room. Pocket door closes for privacy.
View from the foyer looking at the pocket door and stairway.
The kitchen, a natural gathering point in the house.
Porch off of kitchen with Weber grill.
Stained glass window on the stairwell.
Guest room with queen size bed and television.
In guest bedroom looking out to balcony.
Queen bed, love seat in 3rd floor bedroom.
Deck with chaise lounges, table and umbrella.
Bank of windows flood the foyer with sunlight.
Photo of the house circa 1915.
View from foyer into living room and sun room. TV and DVD player in the cabinet.
Sun room with leaded crystal, marble floor and Spanish bench.
View from dining room towards foyer.
Another view of the kitchen.
Downstairs bathroom, just off the foyer.
Master bedroom with king size bed.
Bedroom with balcony.
2nd floor bathroom with period tiles.
Third floor bathroom.
Front patio in the rose garden
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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