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Awake to birdsong in this light-filled space that's as calming as it's charming. Catch the sun on the patio with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
450 Sqft Cottage hosted by Suzan
3 Guests . 0 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom


The Space

The Garden Cottage was painted and updated this past summer. It is well cared for and extremely clean (see the reviews). Enjoy your stay with a comfortable bed and linens. A futon couch turns into a full sized bed for an additional guest to sleep. Guests have their own entrance into a lovely patio area where you can sit and read or enjoy a meal. There is a fully equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs (the oven is a counter top one) . There is plenty of closet space to put your suitcase away and get comfortable.

This is a family friendly neighborhood with a park just a few doors down. There are tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts and a playground. Penmar Golf Course is just across the street from the park (Harrison Ford made it famous by crash landing his plane into the golf course - no one was hurt!)

This is a safe neighborhood to walk in. It is about a 12 minute walk and a 6 minute bike ride to Lincoln Blvd where there are plenty of grocery stores, restaurants and shops. Just 1.5 miles from the beach and even closer to Main St. Santa Monica, Abbot Kinney and Rose Ave where plenty of day and nightlife action happen.

Easy street parking is available.

Public transportation is available off of Lincoln Blvd which is about a 10 minute walk and another bus line that takes you to Santa Monica is just a block away.

Uber and Lyft and easy ways to get a to anywhere in L.A. you need to go.
LAX is conveniently located 7 miles away.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to the cottage and the patio/ garden sitting area.
am available to assist guests as needed and I am home most of the time.

The Neighborhood

This is a great Venice neighborhood. You are close enough to all Venice has to offer but not stuck in the middle of it. Many guests comment how nice it is to come back to the cottage after a day out in the hubbub of Los Angeles.
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Sleeping Configuration
  • Queen
2We get many compliments about how comfortable the bed is - and the sheets and comforter are 100% cotton
  • Sofa bed
1The futon couch folds down to a double bed. Make it up with the feather bed, you will have a good nights' sleep. (two children can sleep here)
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Allowed
Smoking allowed outside on the patio only, please.
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Free street parking is available.

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Excellent based on 216 Reviews
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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
What we supply
Italian amenities are supplied - I found them on my own vacation and think they are great!
The french doors to the cottage open up to the patio - so you can enjoy the outside even when you are inside.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Alexa to play music, or set alarms is provided.
Full Kitchen
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
There is a counter top stove, but not a full fledged oven.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher



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I have lived in Venice for about 17 years. I work out of my home, but spend time with friends rollerblading, seeing movies and going to happy hour. I am a member of the Santa Monica Rotary Club. We do good works both locally and internationally - which is very important to me.

I love to travel, but don't get to do it as much as I would like, so meeting wonderful people from all over the world is a perk of being a host - and I thoroughly enjoy it!

Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

A keyless gate gets you access to the cottage whether I am home or not. I will ask you for a 4 digit code of your choosing and provide the access instructions a few days before your arrival. The code will become active at check in and be deleted at check out time. If the cottage is ready before 4 PM, I am fine with an early check in. We can communicate as your arrival date nears, though I often won't know for sure if the cottage will be ready early until the day of your arrival.

Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Must be 21 or older. not necessarily "above" 21.
Payment Policy
I will collect the first night's payment shortly after a reservation is made. The balance will be charged approximately three weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel 30 days prior to arrival, only the first night will be due.

Please consider getting trip insurance in case you have a last minute emergency and cannot complete your trip.
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Getting around

The bus line runs to the metro just a block away. If you rent a car, consider taking a car service (Lyft or Uber) to a non-airport location. Bikes and scooters are available to rent with your smartphone.

Driving Direction:
Coming from LAX, follow the exit signs to CA-1 N / Lincoln Blvd and turn right onto Venice Blvd (about 10 min /4.9 mi). In 0.4 miles turn left onto Walgrove (which is a left hand turn light). In 0.8 miles turn left on Lake Street. Destination will be on the right ~ 3rd house in from Walgrove with a row of trees in front.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Peaceful, Light-Filled Garden Cottage Venice Beach is a Cottage located in Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 3 guests
Peaceful, Light-Filled Garden Cottage Venice Beach has 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Feb 2019