We love our home and hope you will too. We live here and rent it out while we travel. We welcome people that are looking to stay in a place that they can feel at home and treat it that way. Just a mile from the beach, our home is an architectural gem! An open 3-lvl floor plan, high ceilings, roof-deck and large sliding glass doors allow enjoyment of indoor-outdoor living. The area is very walkable, close to restaurants and shopping.
Our 1,300 square foot (121 meters) home is ideal for those desiring a unique architectural experience in the vibrant Venice neighborhood featuring some of the best restaurants, shopping, and beaches in L.A. all within a short walk, bike, bus, or taxi/uber ride. The 3-level floor plan was designed by local Venice architect Bernardo Charca, who brought his experience in custom green residential, themed entertainment, and Burning Man projects to the unique design of our home. Solar studies informed placement of windows and doors to maximize abundant natural sunlight and airflow while subtly maintaining privacy from neighbors. This stand-alone single-family is the back house on a two-house lot with private alley access parking behind automatic security gate. The ground floor welcomes you into the open kitchen, bar, upright grand piano, and dining area with indoor/outdoor living room via large sliding doors and outside deck and garden. A back patio has a kids playhouse and artificial turf to play on, opening up to a parking space for larger play area if desired. Ground floor also features a 3/4 bath "surf-shower". The vaulted ceiling is open from ground through 3rd floors and features a large skylight opening for amazing natural AC. Second floor features living room with television/stereo with streaming video access, a full bath with separate shower and a large stand-alone bathtub, and the two bedrooms. The third floor features a small loft with a third bed and a 500 sq. ft. roof deck with fire pit, deck lounges, an outdoor living room with couches under a cabana with curtains for added privacy, and 360 views and epic sunsets. The home's location makes it a bit warmer and less foggy and windy than the beach, but still only a 15 minute walk to the sand (5 minutes by bike or car). Bus transport to/from airport, Santa Monica, and all of Westside is a breeze on the two Big Blue Bus lines (#1 & #3) with stops within a 2 to 5 minute walk. Enjoy restaurants and shopping on Abbott Kinney, Rose Ave., and the renaissance on Lincoln Blvd., all within 2 to 10 minute walks. Groceries, pharmacies, several restaurants, and a fine wine and spirits shop are all 2 minutes away by foot. Three parks with kids playgrounds are 10 minute walks away.
Two private parking spaces are available, if needed, or to have more back yard space. Wireless internet access, including connection to ground floor stereo by AirPlay. Ethernet cable connections are also available on all 3 floors. We have a tv with Hulu and netflix. Indoor and outdoor toys are available for kids too (e.g., playhouse, trikes, play kitchen, etc.). 100 year old piano is free to use and will fill the house with sound due to amazing acoustics, but the keys do need a little TLC (too many kids have loved it over the years :).
Interaction with guests
We tend to rent out our home when we are traveling, so sometimes I will have the pleasure of welcoming you myself. The other times I will message detailed instructions on how to get to the house and the code for the lock box. I am readily available via email, text or by phone. My brother is a handyman and lives next door and can be available if any problems arise.
Other things to note
Check in 3:00pm
check out 11:00 am
Well behaved pets are welcome at $20 a day. It is an urban setting and neighbors are close, so quieter time begins at 10pm (per city regulations). If you plan on having company besides the guests that are staying with you, please as a courtesy, let us know.