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Modern Apartment Close To The Beach And Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Gary Allen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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.

Amenities

Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 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 ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Porcelain tile, glass enclosed shower, river rock shower floor, sink, skylight, blowdryer, cabinet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large Bedroom with queen size bed, large closet, hardwood floors, nightstands and small TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Modern Apartment Close To The Beach And Abbot Kinney Boulevard
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Baton Rouge, LA
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Clean, quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely apartment close to everything Venice has to offer. The owners are great and I look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, CA
5

Lovely, clean beach loft

  • 5 of 5

The beach loft is just as pictured and advertised - clean, bright, well-equipped and a very pleasant place to come "home" to at the end of full days. The décor is modern and minimalist and the location is close to so many things to see and easily accessible to places not as close. We really enjoyed our time at the loft - rain and all - and Toni can be relied upon for great restaurant suggestions!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this loft apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our weekend getaway. Everything we needed and more. So comfortable. Enjoyed the area, loved having the beach bikes available and the owners were great to work with. Would definitely recommend this unit and hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 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
Gjelina
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
0.7 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

Rates are subject to change.

We bill through Paypal. 20% of all fees plus the security deposit at time of booking and the remainding balance 10 days prior to arrival.

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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