Front patioKitchen from dining room
Venice Beach Craftsman Oasis

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Just steps from the famous Venice beach and boardwalk, this special home is an amazingly tranquil oasis in the middle of all that Venice beach has to offer. All of it within walking distance. And from the patio you'd never know it!


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £96
Security Deposit: £400
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

Situated on one of Venice's walk streets that leads to the beach, this beautiful African safari style house (I'm from South Africa) is the perfect stop for travelers wanting something a bit more special for their vacation in Los Angeles.

The house features an open plan design with raised wooden timbers for the roof and skylights in both the main living space and the shower. There are 2 out door courtyards for entertaining and BBQ'ing on the well endowed grill. There is a garage for parking. One spot inside and one outside. The house is well appointed with a big flatscreen TV, full cable and a great surround sound system with a DVD player and Apple TV. There is a fireplace and the kitchen is outfitted with top grade appliances. There is a gas wall heater and a portable air conditioning unit but it's unlikely you'll ever need it at the beach. We also have a washer and dryer.

The house is steps away from the famous Venice boardwalk on the part just before it gets really busy. Within walking distance are tons of great restaurants, bars and shops but you'd never believe it as the house is very secluded and quiet. You can even hear the sea on many nights. The Venice canals are just on the other side of the road.

Guest access

The house is completely separate and self contained. But please note that as it is 'open plan,' only one of the bedrooms is it's own room. The other bedroom is open to the rest of the house and so not a private bedroom. While this is obviously no problem for couples or singles, it might be more of an issue for friends or co-workers. Families with relatively young kids also seem to have no problem with this arrangement but if the kids are adults it also might not work for you. It's quite easy to see from the photos how this is laid out.

Interaction with guests

I usually don't meet guests unless requested and I won't come to the property unless there is a problem. Your stay will be private and the only person coming to the house will be the gardener on Thursdays and the cleaning lady if you request one. I live close by so any issues can usually be dealt with quickly.

The neighbourhood

I've been in Venice for 19 years as I just love it here and so will you. You can get around on foot or bike and don't have to use a car for anything if you don't want to. The neighborhood is very arty and bohemian but also has some of LA's best restaurants and bars. The beaches are awesome and you can swim and surf and rent bikes right on the beach near the house.

Getting around

Santa Monica is close by and getting around to other parts of the city is easy as the freeway is close by and there is a good bus system here with stops very close by. There is also a tram that goes from Santa Monica central to downtown LA.

Other things to note

We have a pack & play and also a baby car seat for guests to use.

There is a piano in the house that loves to be played.

We have a beach cruiser bike which you're welcome to use.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Please ask if you want to bring a pet. I usually don't allow that but will consider it on a case by case basis.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

45 Reviews

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Georgina User Profile
April 2017
We had a great stay at Mark's place. It's very close to the beach, near the canals which are worth a stroll around and within walking distance of some great places to eat on Abbot Kinney road. Check in was easy & Mark was responsive. Would recommend a stay here for sure.

Jesson User Profile
April 2017
Great house. Amazing location. Clear communication. Loved it!

Jenny User Profile
March 2017
Such a great place! We were very careful in choosing a rental for our week in LA with our 2 kids (age 7 and 4) We love Venice beach and have family and friends nearby and Mark's house is in a great location. A couple minutes walk down a private walk street, and your on the sand of Venice beach. It's a short walk to the famous boardwalk as well but the house is far enough into a residential neighborhood that it feels very private and safe. Parking is a major bonus, full kitchen is nicely equipped, separate bedroom, washer dryer and outdoor space. Home run! We will be staying again!

Ron User Profile
March 2017
Great location and the layout and space worked well for our family. The place has a nice old bungalow charm with some great modern updates. The high end appliances were a nice bonus in the kitchen. The beautiful outdoor garden and patio work well as an extension of the indoor living space. The location is really good close to the beach, canals, restaurants etc. Overall an enjoyable stay!

Claudia User Profile
March 2017
This was a real great place, we felt like beeing locals. Hopefully we can come back one time. Communication with Mark was always very quick and easy. Thanks for everything, Mark!

Frida User Profile
March 2017
Great in all ways!

Shannon User Profile
February 2017
A clean and lovely home just steps away from the beach. We had a great stay, and Mark was a very conscientious host. Would absolutely stay here again.

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in April 2013
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.

Originally from South Africa. Have been in LA 23 years. Also have a house in Mexico occasionally available on AirBnB. I am a film composer.

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