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Fall Special! Beach Getaway Steps To The Sand & Venice Pier! Free Parking!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Bright beautiful studio situated in the coveted Marina Peninsula on a vibrant walk street. Private balcony with a peekaboo ocean view. Just steps to the beach & 3 blocks to great restaurants, nightlife and the Venice Boardwalk.

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Welcome to your Southern California beach vacation! Live like a local in our inviting studio apartment in the energetic Venice Beach area. The studio is located on a lively, beautiful walk street where you will be 7 houses away from the beach.

Once you're on the sand, you’ll find a gorgeous stretch of beach where you can catch some waves, play beach volleyball, cast your fishing line in the surf or off the pier, or relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and the Pacific Ocean.

Grab our beach cruisers and head down the bike path to the Santa Monica Pier, take a trip around the Marina del Rey harbor, head to hip Abbott Kinney Boulevard, or the enchanting Venice Canals – all are just steps away.

A short 3 block walk brings you to Washington Boulevard where you’ll find great restaurants and coffee shops, fabulous nightlife, local shops and the Venice Pier.

The famous Venice Boardwalk is a short walk down the beach path. The Venice Boardwalk is a great place to people watch, find amazing local art, watch street performers, check out Muscle Beach, browse through eclectic shops, and enjoy a multitude of restaurants and bars.

Marina Del Rey Harbor has kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for rent, as well as harbor tours and a water taxi. Boat and jet ski rentals are also available.

The studio has a flat screen TV with Spectrum cable access and pay-per-view movies, high speed wireless internet, air conditioning and a balcony overlooking the walk street with a peekaboo ocean view. We have a well-stocked kitchenette, full bath, and offer bikes, a surfboard, boogie boards and beach chairs for your enjoyment. A secured parking space is also included during your stay.

The kitchenette includes a small refrigerator, freezer, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker (stocked with complimentary coffee), a toaster oven, hot plate, and all plates, glasses and utensils needed. We provide a welcome basket with wines, snacks and bottled water.

The studio is furnished with a comfortable pillow-top queen mattress and a iPod/MP3 player/clock radio that fills the studio with sound.

The living room area is bright and comfy with a view of the balcony and walk street. The sofa pulls out into a full size bed, and the dining table with seating for 4 is located in the main living area as well.

The studio balcony has a peekaboo ocean view, a gas barbeque and a view of the shared patio, and of the walk street. It's a great place to enjoy the ocean breezes and view while relaxing with a glass of wine.

Our shared patio offers a lovely dining/meeting space and a charcoal barbeque for your use.

We provide all linens and towels, including beach towels.

There are coin-operated laundry facilities on site.

We are centrally located to all the LA area has to offer. Easy access to LAX, Los Angeles, UCLA, museums, and amusement parks

More Details

Shandi Dollman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Shandi Dollman

I was born in the LA area but spent most of my life in Washington State. I moved back to LA about 7 years ago and have never been happier! I love the diversity of LA and all it has to offer. Hiking the Santa Monica Mountains in the early morning, kayaking in the Marina in the afternoon, playing volleyball on the beach with friends or skateboarding down the strand, then heading downtown to a museum or unique event in the evening. What a life! I fell in love with the Marina Peninsula shortly after I returned to SoCal and I’m so happy to live here. I live on the premises and take great pride in this property. It's my pleasure to share the beauty of this area with my guests. I hope you fall in love with it like I have!


Venice Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with shower/tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom Area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size bed with pillow top mattress. Sofa pulls out to a full size bed. Memory foam mattress on sofa pull out. Air mattress also available upon request.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Fall Special! Beach Getaway Steps To The Sand & Venice Pier! Free Parking!
average rating of 4.754717 based on 53 reviews

Brilliant Beach Studio

  • 5 of 5

My little family of 3 (2 adults 1 child) stayed at this lovely studio for 1 week at the end of August 2017.

We wanted somewhere close to the beach - Tick

We wanted somewhere walking distance to food and drink options - Tick

We wanted a quieter spot than the busy Venice Boardwalk or Santa Monica - Tick

The studio was exactly as expected and did not dissappoint.

The use of the beach equiptment was very very handy, and the balcony and outdoor seating space was a nice option for when returning from the day outs.

We had a car for the first few days, and we were grateful for use of the secure parking space.

The studio is in a lovely position for the beach, which had white sand and was quite but accessable to bars and resturants.

It is around a 15 min walk to the busy Venice Boardwalk and around 30 mins or more to Santa Monica Pier. We didnt get chance to use the bikes that were on offer, but we loved the beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels that were provided.

We would not hesitate to stay here if we were to vist again.

Thanks Shandi

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Very close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Comfy studio that is very close to the beach! Well equipped with fan and AC, though we didn't need to use the AC. The kitchenette was perfect for us and the length of our stay. Our host was very friendly and even came out to help us when we couldn't find the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apt is clean, well-stocked and in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated all of the solid communication before and during our stay. Definitely loved that everything we needed for the beach was provided.., and the perfect amount of coffee was provided too. The apt is brighter than it looks in the pictures and is just a great place for 2-4 people.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and stay!!! Perfect for beachtime!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed here at the end of July 2017. We chose it based on the price and the location. From the moment we booked we knew we chose the right place. Shandi was very informative from the get-go about all the details with the studio and our stay. We texted Shandi shortly after arriving to LAX and she let us know that our studio was ready and answered a few questions I had about parking and things there. Parking was very simple and it was nice to have a few reserved spots in the garage to chose from. The studio was exactly like in the pictures. Small but not too small, perfect for a couple and could very well suit more than two people as well. The balcony was nice to sit and have a quick breakfast every morning. She includes bikes and beach supplies with her studio and we made good use of the boogie boards and beach chairs. Nice to have them there rather than have to pay to rent them somewhere else. The neighborhood seemed very safe and quiet. It is close but not too close to the main Venice boardwalk. We also loved that we were just a few minutes walk from the Venice Canals. We knew we were close but not that close! You are also just a few minute walk to a Starbucks and some nice restaurants. Most importantly it was just steps from the beach. The studio also has an air conditioner just in case you need it. We only used it a little bit each night when we got home from our long days. 30 minutes or so and the place is nice and cool.

We loved our stay! If and when we come back we would totally stay here again. We love LA and SoCal! Shandi was a very caring, generous host and just a call or text away if we needed anything or had questions. It was very nice to meet her upon our check-out and wish I could be back there now instead of home here in Michigan writing this review!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable place, perfect size

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for us. It was a small studio that had everything we needed for our weekend stay. The owner had purchased an AC unit for the room which cooled it down as much as we needed. The studio provided us with everything we needed for the beach so that we didn't have to bring anything. There was designated covered and gated parking eight across the street that made it easy to park and come and go when we pleased. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location, perfect for family of three.

  • 5 of 5

Well-stocked with everything from beach towels to a crockpot. Location is perfect for the beach & great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many options 3 blocks away
Nearest Train
5.8 Miles
Expo Line to LA (to Union Station, LA)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many options 3 blocks away
Nearest Beach
Marina Peninsula Beach
Car: not necessary

The studio is located in an active beach community. Our neighbors enjoy the inviting southern California climate, the beach, and our lovely patios. Our walk street is filled with locals and activity. It's a great place to be!

Do you want a laidback, low-key vacation? This is the place. Relax on the beach, enjoy the Venice Canals, or lounge on your private balcony or our shared patio.

Do you want adventure and activity? Surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball, hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, biking and more all await you here.

Do you want to experience great restaurants, nightlife, and people watching? Washington Blvd and Venice Beach offer it all.

LAX is only 10-15 minute taxi ride away. There's LA public transportation 3 blocks away on Washington Boulevard. We have 2 beach cruisers available for biking around the area. And during the summer, there's a free beach shuttle that travels around the Marina and to Santa Monica. Free street parking is available in the area and there is a pay parking lot nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

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.

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