April Early Booking Special Walk to the Beach
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1100 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Casita, House, Cottage, Villa, Home
April Early Booking Special Walk to the Beach
Santa Monica, California
Additional Location Information
Location, location, location! Extraordinarily charismatic, romantic, sunny and airy Mediterranean-style 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in the heart of Venice/Marina del Rey sleeps up to 8 and is just a short walk to the beach. This is the ideal and utterly charming vacation getaway for a couple, family or business group. Located on beautiful Howard Street, we affectionately call it "Howard's End."
Our sunny casita welcomes you on a beautiful and quiet residential street just blocks from the Marina. Unrestricted parking. Open living room and dining area with skylights and hardwood floors. The spotless and airy kitchen is fully equipped with all amenities, perfect for preparing fresh organic produce from one of the many local farmer’s markets in the area. Enjoy breakfast on our front balconette, and lunch or dinner al fresco on our backyard terrace where 8 can comfortably gather around the table.
Howard's End also includes widescreen HD premium cable TV and high-speed broadband internet and Wi-Fi. Both bedrooms feature queen-size beds looking out into the backyard gardens, with the master bedroom’s French doors opening up onto a lovely Mediterranean patio that leads to our backyard terrace. There are two full bathrooms adjacent to each bedroom. Our den offers a comfortable desk and working area, with a sofa bed that comfortably sleeps two, with another queen-size sofa bed in the living room.
We’re just a short stroll to the surf and sands of Venice beach where you can bike, swim, skateboard, explore, shop and dine casually or elegantly, and the famous Venice Pier and the Venice Canals are just a 7-minute walk down the street. Just three blocks away is the exceptional Abbott Kinney Blvd. known for its charming boutiques, antique stores, fine restaurants and shopping. There are literally dozens of fine restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in our very walkable – a gastronome’s delight!
We also offer complimentary bicycles for our guests' use to explore this vibrant and colorful "little pocket of paradise."
How convenient are we to all the must-see destinations?
Abbott Kinney shopping district is 1 minute away
The famous Venice Canals are 2 minutes away
Venice Beach is 3 minutes away
The Marina is 3 minutes away
Santa Monica is 5 minutes away
The freeways are 5 minutes away
Penmar Golf Course is 6 minutes away
Santa Monica Promenade is 8 minutes away
LAX airport is 15 minutes away
Beverly Hills is 20 minutes away
Hollywood is 30 minutes away
Universal City is 40 minutes away
Disneyland is 45 minutes away
We look forward to welcoming you to Howard's End soon!
Location Type Beach
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$295 - $325||$295 - $325||$2,220||$8,100||3 nights|
|Jan. 6 2012 - May. 15 2012
|May. 16 2012 - Sep. 5 2012
Peak & Holiday
|Sep. 6 2012 - Dec. 19 2012
|Dec. 20 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
Peak & Holiday
|All Other Dates||$325||$325||$2,220||$8,100||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional Person Fee - $25 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee apply for each extra person after 4 guests
- Security Deposit - $300 / stay - Security Deposit - Security Deposit will be returned 2 days after the guests leave
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 03, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Cute cottage, well-appointed and clean
My family stayed at this cottage for 5 nights while we visited the area and enjoyed the convenience of the well-appointed kitchen. The owner was very accommodating and even brought some items that we needed during our stay. The house is super clean and sweet-smelling. We enjoyed the free parking, the open and airy den and kitchen, and especially the sweet-smelling flowers surrounding the house
This home is such a beautiful home with unique character. It is located in a very nice neighborhood and convenient distance to various beaches, shopping area, and entertainment. The owner, Ross, was extremely helpful and responded to all our inquiries in a timely manner. He made us feel comfortable and we felt like we here at home away from our actual home. The house was very clean and equipped with all we needed. Even when we requested an item, Ross arrived extremely quickly. We will definitely keep you in mind the next time we visit Los angeles area.
The only reason why I gave the place 4 stars out of 5 was because of the way the rooms were set up. You had to walk through one room to get to the master bedroom which was a bit of a problem for us.
A lovely place to stay; short or long term.
We were greeted by the owner on arrival and made to feel very welcome. The house looks small from the street but is spacious inside and very comfortable. The bed linens were beautiful and there were plenty of towels and supplies all laid on. The beds were superbly comfortable.The kitchen is lovely and well equipped and if you go shopping go to Good Foods or Whole Foods supermarket 1 mile away, it is sensational!
Ross had even put up Christmas lights along the front path and front of the house.The house is located on a very quiet street with little traffic so we slept well.
There are three bikes available so we cycled around Marina del Ray and along Venice beach, It is suprising how much sightseeing we fitted into two and a half days ( with a car) so don't think this is too short a time to book a vacation rental. It is so much nicer than a hotel room or two!. we look forward to returning again one day.
Wray Family Grafton, NSW, Australia
5 out of 5
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Recommended for: Age 55+ , Girls Getaway , Sightseeing , Families with Teenagers , Families with Young Children , Romantic Getaway
Great house! Exactly as described. Plenty of comfortable quilts which we enjoyed; very clean; comfortable living room; nice backyard space. Great spot to spend w a few friends or family.
The Thankful Thanksgiving travelers
We arrived for a weeks stay and found our little house to be exactly as we had hope, charming, well equipped, comfortable and clean. We met with Ross and he made us feel very welcome and that if we needed anything just let him know. We spent three wonderful days enjoying walks in the area and a great meal at a yummy local restaurant near by, looking forward to sending Thanksgiving with family. Unfortunately due to a family emergence we ended up needing to leave two days early. We called Ross and explained our situation and he wished us well and to our surprise he gave us a refund for the two days we could not stay. This was unexpected and truly appreciated. Howards End is a wonderful place and Ross is a wonderful person with great integrity. We highly recommend this rental.
Perfect Westside Location
Lovely home in perfectly situated westside location. Hardwood floors, nice decore, quiet street, nice patio area, and all the amenities you might want. Very easy to access to/from the airport, and everything that L.A. has to offer. Note that bedroom #3 is accessed through the office/bedroom #2 - this was a small inconvenience for my group of three business travelers - but certainly not an insurmountable hurdle. I will definitely stay here again!