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Hotel 508 a Short Walk to Historic Venice Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a newly remodeled unit located in a quiet central Venice neighbor hood. There is a Queen bed with memory foam mattress and individual reading lights. 600 count sheets are provided.

There is a seating area with a love seat for two. Dining area and a complete kitchen. Outdoor Patio. Marina del Rey is close by as is Santa Monica. Abbott Kinney Blvd. is right next door. Good restaurants and a hot bar scene are within walking distance.

Owners, who live right next door are friendly and very willing to help you experience a great visit to Los Angles in general and Venice Beach in particular.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: Bedroom Suite

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About The Owner

We are your hosts. Sandy Toshiyuki and the husband Frank Soracco. Frank has lived in Venice since 1969 and I have lived here since we married in 1979. We worked at a restaurant we owned in Marina del Rey for many years. We gave up day to day management recently but we still keep our hand in a bit. However we can still make a great Martini. Our Vacation rental is a Father in Law unit, in our house, where my dad lived for 8 years until he died in 2004. After he died Frank remodeled the unit as a guest room for friends an relatives. When so few came to visit and Frank couldn't stand having an idle asset so when friends told him about VRBO, he joined up. Having HOTEL 508 next door has been a great joy for us as we have met many wonderful people from all over the world and we look forward to meeting many more.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1973

Why The Owner chose Venice

When I first moved to Southern California in 1969 to open a restaurant with my bother Peter I rented an apartment in the Venice Canals. Two years later when the landlord raise my rent to what I thought was an amount that might cover a mortgage payment I went house hunting. Venice was an almost a slum back in those days and prices were cheep. Venice is now one of the hippest neighbor hoods in LA.

What makes this apartment unique

We live here all the time and never go on vacation for a change of climate only for a change of scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

3/31 - 4/4, 2017

Dear Sandy and Frank,

Thanks for the unforgetable days in Venice Beach! As well for the hospitality and many advice like UBER "very good".

The accommodation was great as expected. Near the beach and restaurants. We were glad to have met you.



We felt like home. Many thanks!
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Venice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Satellite TV with 50'wide Screen Hd TV, Blue Ray DVD Player, Toster Oven, Blender,microwave, Rice cooker, Two bikes for guest use

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)

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Hotel 508 a Short Walk to Historic Venice Beach
average rating of 4.878788 based on 346 reviews
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5

very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

It was everything advertised and more. I have already recommended to friends coming to LA area. Frank was very gracious and helpful.

Parking was easy. Property was clean. Hope to make it back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week and had a nice stay. Frank's home had everything that we needed, and the street was nice and quiet yet close to so many shops, restaurants, and the beach. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen had pretty much anything we needed to cook our meals. There were plenty of towels and linens as well. We loved the cute little homes and fragrant flowers on the block! The home was (much too) conveniently located next to Salt and Straw ice cream shop and other delicious restaurants including plenty of vegan/vegetarian options. An awesome healthy-eating market, Erewhon, was located a short walk from the home.

The bathroom, kitchen, sheets and towels, etc. were all very clean. The one thing that I'd recommend in the home is a thorough deep clean as many of the fixtures and other non-primary surfaces were overlooked. I'm a stickler for clean, though, but if you're not, you won't mind. My husband doesn't notice that type of thing as much, and he was comfortable with the state of clean. It just depends on your personal preference.

Frank was very friendly and stopped by to be sure that we were well taken care of. He was great at communicating with us upon arrival and during the week. Thanks, Frank!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our short stay at Frank and Sandy's place! So close to everything.Very private, very clean, everything you need and then some.Try to find time to slip on by next door and say hi to your hosts as they are 2 incredible and interesting people! Thanks so much for making our stay in Venice Beach so memorable! Larry and Sheila (your Canuck curlers)

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb location, clean & perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5

Frank was terrific. He lives next door and gave us our walk through. The space is perfect for two people especially if they want to cook. We didn't as we wanted to try the many hipster/foodie places within a mile, but you could if you would. Gelina was overrated but their sister restaurant, Gjusta, and Rose's were downright incredible. The 508 is a 6 min walk from the famous Venice canals and we walked all around there and the shops on Abbot Kinney. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Frank was super nice and its a quick walk to the beach and Abbot Kinney Blv. Perfect place for a short girls getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, great guests. Frank
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5

Great location, great host and great character space.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Frank - see you on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
HALS'
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
PENMAR 9 HOLES
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
HALS'
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
VENICE BEACH
Car: not necessary

Studio is a short walk to the heart of Venice Beach and an even shorter walk the the heart of Abbott Kinney Blvd. There are many good restaurants near by and a couple of very good ones as well as a hot bar scene. Abbott Kinney is a wonderful street to walk while looking at the people and shops. There are very interesting shops offering everything from home furnishings to hip clothes for both men and women. A little longer walk gets you to Santa Monica or Marina del Rey. The Venice Canals with many outstanding contemporary homes is close by.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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