1 BR Tuscan Cottage in Venice Beach
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||800 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Other, Beach, City, Town|
Description from the owner
You enter an arbored romantic garden to the charming Tuscan cottage serenely tucked in the midst of gardens Monet would have loved. Flowering butterfly bushes and blue hibiscus trees make the cottage completely private, and also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Roses and all manner of romantic flowers abound, as well as fruit trees: loquats, Meyers lemon, pineapple guava, Black Mission figs, and nectarines. The plaster walls of the cottage are sun-splashed with color to keep your vacation days breezy and fun. On the pragmatic side, Michael and I wish to make your trip to Venice wonderful and have tried to think of everything that wil...Read more
1 BR Tuscan Cottage in Venice Beach
Venice Beach, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Our house is on a tree-lined road adjacent to the idiosyncratic Venice Beach, a 10 minute bike ride away. Many people don't realize how busy Venice is--Venice Beach is the 2nd biggest attraction after Disneyland, and can be somewhat difficult to navigate, both in terms of LA traffic, but also in terms of parking. From the end of our street, you can hop on the bus to the beach and Boardwalk, and leave the driving to them. Abbot Kinney Blvd's shops and restaurants are coming into their own, and we are just 5 minutes by bike or bus to them as well.
While there is easy access to the beach (Michael and I are beach fanatics and if you ask for beach suggestions, we will gladly supply them), but we can get to any place we want to go including the museums, Malibu, Laguna. There is so much to see and do in Southern California, but the house supplies a wonderful patio to just hang out and rest if that's what you want to do when you're on vacation.
For us, the best part of this area, is that from our location we have all the convenience of the beach as well as Abbot Kinney Blvd., readily accessible with our bikes, but without the beach traffic. While Venice Beach Boardwalk is fascinating to stroll, it is the 2nd biggest attraction after Disneyland, and becomes jammed in the summer and during weekends. This is not only because of tourists, but because our fellow Angelinos come here as well to cool off. Meanwhile, the temperatures in Venice remain cool, especially at night.
Our neighborhood is amazingly easy to access to the rest of Los Angeles with all of its incredible places: Malibu, Hollywood, LACMA and the Getty Museum. But also the fantastic shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney, as well as the Rose Cafe for breakfast
Right behind us, is a shopping center with an Albertson's and a Costco. Also Starbuck's and In-and-out-Burger. Or for affordable organics, a mile away down Lincoln Blvd. is Whole Foods. Gelson's is a mile away in the other direction.
Among real estate agents, Glyndon Avenue has been nicknamed, 'million dollar Glyndon Avenue', and while this nomenclature makes Michael and I laugh, we also understand it. While movie stars have lived on this street, more importantly for Michael and I, this is a neighborhood, where people walk their dogs and their children around the block every evening, and if we're working in the garden, we get to catch up on all of the neighborhood news. This is a very safe area of Venice--since we have lived here there has not been a break-in or robbery.
Location Type Beach, City, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$155||$155||$900 - $1,100||$0||7 nights|
|Mar. 11 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 8 2013
|All Other Dates||$155||$155||$1,065||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $100 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $400 / stay - Security Deposit
- Taxes and cleaning - $100 / week - Other
Additional notes from owner
We require a fully refundable Security Deposit of $400. Sometimes we are able to accommodate less than a week's rental if it fits into our schedule, so please do ask.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
I am an avid and accomplished cook, and when I travel, I pack my chef's knife and an apron. I've cooked in kitchens across the us and in Europe, and this house had one of the best kitchens ever. And it is within walking distance of four grocery stores! For a cook, this house is a treasure. For the non-cook, all I can say is: pour yourself a drink, fire up the gas BBQ and grill yourself a pork chop or something. You don't have to drive somewhere, find parking, worry about having too much to drink, deal with taxes, tips, surly waiters, disappointing food, etc. Make yourself at home! But enough about food and drink and just one final comment: I really have to mention the nice firm bed, the great water pressure in the shower, and your two cordial and helpful owners. On a scale of 1-10, I would give this place a 14.8!
West Coast Vacation in Venice
Had a wonderful stay at the house in Venice. Very much enjoyed the spacious accomodations, the garden, patio and hummingbirds. our son-in-law who is a professional chef prepared a wonderful meal in the large kitchen and grilled a pork loin on the patio grill.
The owners, Michael and Laura were very pleasant. We look forward to coming back sometime in the future.
Un endroit merveilleux
Glyndon House est un endroit merveilleux, plein de charme, rempli d'antiquités et d'objets d'arts. Les propriétaires étaient très aidants tout en étant discrets, ils ont répondu rapidement et clairement à toutes mes demandes. Ils ont même poussé la gentilllesse jusqu'à venir me chercher à l'aéroport! Le jardin est magnifique, c'était génial de ceuillir des oranges le matin pour le déjeuner en plein hiver. La maison est très bien située à la fois pour les transports en commun et les commerces de quartier, et les deux vélos fournis avec le studio permettent de se rendre à la plage en 10 minutes. Cela a été une de mes meilleures expériences de location, et je recommande Glyndon House (et ses propriétaires!) sans aucune hésitation.
Los Angeles, CA
A little piece of heaven
I rented Michael and Laura's studio for two weeks and just loved it! It is spacious and lovingly appointed with art, books, great dishes, a wonderfully equipped kitchen, and a bed/bedding that is to die for. The location is just minutes from the Venice/Santa Monica scene, but is tucked away on a quiet street, so it feels like you're in the country. The garden is heavenly with orange and lemon trees, and many flowering plants. The cottage has a very homey, comfortable vibe -- especially love the gas stove for heat, that made it so toasty and cozy in the cool evenings. I couldn't have been happier!