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Modern Apartment Close To The Beach And Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern Loft Apartment With Private Secure Entrance

Our 2nd story stand alone loft apartment has a secure gated entry with private spiral staircase which leads to the modern open plan bright and airy apartment with a private bedroom and bath, open plan living area and kitchen with stainless steel appliances including stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. All dishes and cooking utensils are included.

The bedroom has a warm inviting feel with a queen size comfortable bed, a large closet and plenty of room to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Double pane windows make for a quiet good night's sleep.

There are hardwood floors with some porcelain tile throughout. There is a river rock shower floor with glass enclosure in the private bath.

There are large French doors and windows with views to Marina Del Rey and the beach area. There are skylights in the living area and the bath.

There is a small private patio and access to bikes and boogie boards.

All linens and towels are provided.

Wireless internet - Wifi is included

Flat Screen TV with DVD player and satellite television is also included.

Large library of books, games, and movies available.

A main house is situated at the same address with the owners on premises.

More Details

Gary Allen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Gary Allen

I'm a retired police officer and my wife is a teacher. We have two children and two grandchildren.

We both grew up in California and have lived in Venice Beach for over 30 years.

Our interests include travel, art, remodeling properties and our kids and grandkids.

Gary Allen purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Gary Allen chose Venice

We have lived and raised our children in this unique beach community. When we moved here from greater Los Angeles 32 years ago, we knew we would stay. We had found our home. There is no more unique beach city in California than Venice. It is both eclectic and chic. It has casual eateries and '5 star' restaurants. It has street artists and posh galleries. It is the home of movie stars, musicians, surfers, artists, families, and lots of dogs. Our nickname is 'Dogtown'.

The walk street community is special because of its proximity to everything related to the beach cities yet the walk streets provide a private, green, tranquil setting.

First there is no street traffic. There are only alleyways for owners to access parking and sidewalks in the front of the homes for leisurely walks and quiet ambiance.

Next, Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Marina Del Rey, and Santa Monica are all within walking distance or a short bike ride away.

We have a parking place for guests but it's so easy to get around that many people don't bother renting a car. Plus there are car services like 'Uber' and 'Ride' which can be utilized instead of taxis.

What makes this apartment unique

Our property is unique because it has a rare private stand alone loft. The homes on the walkstreets are usually single family. A few homes have guest houses on the ground floor, but our modern loft sits alone above the garage. We call it the 'treehouse' because of the sense of floating above the ground.


Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking anywhere on the premises. No parties Please respect the neighbors
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Porcelain tile, glass enclosed shower, river rock shower floor, sink, skylight, blowdryer, cabinet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large Bedroom with queen size bed, large closet, hardwood floors, nightstands and small TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Gary & Toni were excellent host. They were very gracious in allowing me to check-in early. Thanks guys I really appreciate the hospitality. The loft was very clean, pleasant, well maintained. Very home-like environment. I was thoroughly impressed. Nice, friendly, quiet neighborhood. Easy access to many attractions. Would love to visit again when I return to the Venice Beach area. You guys are awesome.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edwards, CO

I like it so much, I booked it 3 more times. Great place in great location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice 1 bedroom apartment in a great location. Easy walk to beach, restaurants, shopping and most anything you would want to do in Venice. I like it so much, I booked it 3 more times. Apartment finishes and furnishings are new, modern, clean and very comfortable. Full very functional kitchen. Only negative is it has a queen bed instead of a king which my wife prefers. I have stayed at other rentals in Venice and looked at a lot of other rentals on VRBO and this is the nicest place I have found for a great price.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for more from this apartment. Super roomy, super comfortable and really great location. Great kitchen with a wonderful welcome basket with goodies and wine! Really comfortable bed, and I loved having the window open to allow the fresh ocean air in. Everything you need while in Venice. As a matter of fact, I ended up spending some time in the apartment during the day because it was super chill and relaxing.

The location is great - about a 10 minute walk to Abbot Kinney and 20 minutes to the boardwalk. Very easy access to the apartment and the owners were very accommodating and responsive.

Can't wait to come back and enjoy this apartment and Venice Beach again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA

Wonderful getaway in Venice

  • 5 of 5

This loft apartment is the perfect place to stay in Venice! It is spacious, clean, and comfortable. We stayed here 5 nights to celebrate our anniversary in LA. The place is well-stocked and the selection of snacks, wine, and water bottles was much appreciated! The apartment had all the basic necessities needed for a comfortable stay. The home itself is in a great location - a quick walk to Abbot Kinney and all of the nearby restaurants and shops. The beach is also close - the two bikes included with the rental were PERFECT! We got to see so much and really enjoyed being able to bike all over Venice and Santa Monica. The apartment is in a quiet residential area, so you feel secluded and not so touristy - walking around the streets and admiring the beautiful homes and gardens is a plus. We used Uber and Lyft to get to other parts of the city, and it was super easy. Gary and Toni were very friendly but not intrusive - always there to help and say hi! What a lovely home! The dogs on the property were super cute, and we never had to leave or arrive without getting sweet puppy greetings from Louis. He is the cutest. Overall, we couldn't have asked for anything else. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and great location with great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week and absolutely loved the property. It is centrally located and just a short Uber ride away from everything. From the popular Venice beach and boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier, Marina Delray, to the less crowded beaches on the "ABC" streets which we enjoyed the most. We did our grocery shopping at Ralphs so we did not have to eat out every night, but the property is only about a 3 minute walk from iconic Abbot Kinney Blvd which has most any kind of dining you could want. Our hosts Gary and Toni were the best. Always out of sight but always handy when we had any questions. The only problem we had was my wife fell in love with one of their dogs "King Louis" and I had to convince her we could not pack him in our suitcase to take home. :) Overall one of our best experiences and would definitely stay here again. Thanks again Gary and Toni.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 5 day stay. It's quite spacious, more than the pictures describe. The kitchen has the basic salt/pepper, oil, tea etc. types of condiments. The basket of goodies and wine were appreciated especially after our long travel day. We walked to Costco and organic grocery store so that we could make breakfast in the mornings, and ate in the sun on the deck. Otherwise there are some great restaurants on Abbot Kinney, which is a short walk away. The cruisers were perfect on the Santa Monica/Venice boardwalk. Only thing that could be added is a little BBQ on the deck. My husband is taller and would've preferred some privacy on the windows in the shower & living room. It's a nice safe neighbourhood. Definitely recommend and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Brandelli's Brig
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Penmar Park - Executive Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
10 Freeway and 405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

Our loft apartment is located just a short walk to the famous Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

At Venice Beach, visitors can shop, swim, dine, workout, bike, surf, para-glide, or just watch the various street performers.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard bustles with activity. Abbot Kinney has 5 star restaurants including the local favorite, Gjelina. There are art galleries, antique shops, treat shops, clothing stores, home stores, bars, juice bars and restaurants. The first Friday of every month the stores stay open late and Abbot Kinney Boulevard becomes a kind of outdoor party scene with some 30 gourmet food trucks, live music and people watching galore.

Be sure to visit our open air fresh produce market every Friday morning just a 0.4 mile walk toward the ocean on Venice Boulevard. 100+ vendors from as far north as Santa Maria (central California) bring their farm fresh organic products to the parking lot just west of the library from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Get a fresh pastry and coffee, juice, or tea while you peruse the fresh goodness.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Rates are subject to change. Does not include parking. Parking is optional for a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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