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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Shandi Dollman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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!

Amenities

Venice Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with shower/tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Special Rates!! Beach Getaway Steps To The Sand & Venice Pier! Free Parking!
average rating of 4.7636366 based on 55 reviews
Sulphur, Oklahoma
5

Relaxation with steps to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This beach studio apartment is perfect for the easy-going beach getaway. With the wonderful balcony, porch area, and kitchenette, this studio beats hotel rooms any day. We loved riding the bikes, playing in the surf, lounging on the beach, steps to Starbucks, eateries and the ocean. There is even a bit of an ocean view from the balcony -- where we grilled hamburgers and watched the many surfers come in each day. It is busy and bustling during the day, but amazingly quiet at night. We practically had the beach to ourselves. Rode our bikes to Ralph's grocery store and walked to the boardwalk in Venice. Felt very safe and relaxed and at peace. The studio has everything one needs, including boogie boards, a surf board, beach chairs and toys. The kitchenette is STOCKED!! There are many beach activities or you can just enjoy lying in the sand less than a block from your condo! We love staying at different LA area beaches every year and MDR/Venice and Shandi's studio apartment gave us memories to last a lifetime. THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in early August 2017 as a family of 4 (2 boys aged 9 and 6), the location was absolutely brilliant, from leaving the studio you had lovely Californian sand under your feet within a minute. The beach at Marina Del Rey is lovely and we found it less crowded than going further up to Venice or Santa Monica. The studio was a good size especially for the area, the bed was comfy, and the boys slept with no problems on the sofa bed. It was extremely clean and well equipped with everything you would need. Shandi was a perfect host, she contacted numerous times before we arrived (including the day of arrival) to check everything was ok, and also brought clean towels half way through our stay. She also gave us some great tips on where to go and things to do locally. We made good use of the 'extras' in the studio such as beach equipment (chairs, umbrella, picnic hamper) as well as the two boogie boards (boys plus dad had great fun on those). We were so busy with other things we didn't get chance to try the bikes, but the fact all this was included and available only made us appreciate our stay more.

Some of the other reviews mention about road noise, too hot, and noise from the bars etc, I can honestly say none of this bothered us, there are two fans in the studio, and an aircon unit, which during a really hot summer kept us all cool. Road noise was minimal (and didn't disturb a good nights sleep), we didn't hear any noise from the bars etc (which were only a two minute walk from the studio - another plus for location).

One major plus was the free (yes free) parking. This was in a secure underground garage next to the studio, on looking at other accommodation before our stay some had no parking, or others charged (we payed upwards of $50 for 2-3 nights in other places we stayed once we left Marina Del Rey).

We used our stay to take in Venice Beach and Santa Monica which was about an hours walk from the studio along the beach or boardwalk. It was also a really good base to go to Hollywood and Beverley Hills (we drove both days and found traffic not too bad and surprisingly parked for $20 a day).

Anyone looking to choose a nice, clean place to stay in this area and wants an attentive host and free parking should seriously consider this studio, we researched loads of places before we booked Shandis and for the price we don't think there is anywhere better. We had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA
4

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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: August 2017
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5

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
90
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $85

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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