Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.


Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Location, location, location! Extraordinarily charismatic, romantic, sunny and airy Mediterranean-style 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in the heart of the westside beach area (MSanta Monica/Marina del Rey) sleeps 2-6 guests 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.

The two main 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. The third bedroom, which also may be used as a den and has a woirking desk, features a new trundle bed with two twin mattresses, perfect for children or adults. There are two full bathrooms adjacent to the two main bedrooms. The living room features a new queen-size sleeper sofa, which sleeps two.

Howard's End also includes complementary phone, high-speed broadband internet and Wi-Fi, and widescreen HD premium cable TV.

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!

How convenient are we to all the must-see destinations?

Abbott Kinney shopping district is 1 minute away

The famous Venice Canals are 3 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!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks:: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

68 Reviews

based on 68 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
edenton NC USA


  • 5 of 5
My husband and I came from North Carolina to visit our son and girlfriend in LA. We were exhausted from traveling and fell right into bed with a wonderful breeze flowing through the house. We woke to coffee supplies which was a nice treat as we had not been shopping yet. First comment from all four of us- everything smells so fresh and clean!!! darling house and has everything you need. We used outdoors for dining and cocktails!! Laundry is a nice bonus! The gardens and trees on the property are spectacula!' We could not have been more comfortable!! Ross made a special point to come meet us and share ideas for dining out etc. You can walk to everything. The boys went kayaking at the marina - cocktails and happyhour there as well. Favorite restaurant - Dukes at Malibu!!! The waves crash right up into the porch windows!! 16 dollar uber!! Ross is only a phone call away if you need anything - but never necessary as the house was quite perfect!! Great getaway near so many beaches!!!! Layne And Brain
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Lovely bright house, good situation

  • 5 of 5
Well kept, clean house; lovely garden filled with fragrant flowers and humming birds! House is a bit of a 'tardis' - small frontage, but stretches back and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us.
Owner extremely attentive, house very well stocked with soap, washing powder etc etc. Easy to park in quiet residential street. Good selection of restaurants within walking distance. Not far from Venice canals and beach. Plenty of shopping nearby.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Great House-very clean

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house so that we could vacation in Los Angeles and spend time with friends who were vacationing with us. We had a great experience staying here and having fun hanging out on the back patio and in the living room. The location was great, we found parking close to the house, and everything was very tidy and clean. The owner was quick to respond to us and very helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will rent it again when we return to Los Angeles.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
We (two couples) stayed at Howard's End for a long weekend while in LA for the Northern Trust Golf Tournament up at Riviera. Everything was perfect. The house is quite comfortable and very clean, located just a mile from Venice Beach. We walked to a couple of great spots for dinner and were surprised how quiet the neighborhood is given its proximity to the main street to the beach. The owner Ross was also very helpful and responsive during the set up process. We didn't have any issues and he promptly returned our cleaning deposit. Thanks Ross for being such a great host!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Prague, CZ

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5
We rented a Howard Ends for our Christmas holiday. When we got into our rented house, we were pleasantly surprised and abnormally pleased. The house stands on a very quiet street with a more than sufficient parking in front of the house. Inside the house was everything perfect. Everywhere very clean, I would say to abnormally clean. The kitchen has all what you need. Comfortable seating in the living area was entertainment by television. All beds were clean and we had a very good and comfortable sleep. The house has two very nice and clean bathrooms. One bathroom has a shower, and the second has a bath, which allows comfortable relaxing in the bath and also suitable for small children. Ross was waiting for us and explained everything we needed and answered all our questions. I have to say there is nothing negative about this property!!! Ross, I wish you an early move into your beautiful house and once again thank you !!! We will be back soon !!!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Great place, great location

  • 4 of 5
My family and I had a great time during our visit to Howards End. It is in a very convenient location to the Marina, beaches and restaurants of Marina Del Ray and Venice. Street parking near the house was available thru-out our stay. The kitchen was very well stocked with all the necessary utensils to cook our Christmas dinner. The bedrooms were spacious and the mattresses were very comfortable. If I could think of something small to recommend to the owners would be to find a little more comfy sitting arrangements in the living room and new caulking in the bathroom shower. Otherwise a perfect little retreat. Love it!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

* Golf

* Tennis

* Theme Park (Amusement Park)

* Shopping

* Sightseeing

* Restaurants

* Sailing

* Boating

* Waterskiing

* Parasailing

* Jet Skiing

* Swimming

* Snorkeling/Diving

* Surfing

* Windsurfing

* Biking

* Mountain Biking

* Wildlife Viewing

* Hiking

* Fishing

* Fitness Center/Gym

* Health/Beauty Spa

* Racquetball

* Basketball Court

* Antiquing

* Cinemas/Movie Theaters

* Live Theatre

* Museums

* Horseshoes

* Horseback Riding

* Hot Air Ballooning


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $300 - $335

    Weekly Rate: $1970 - $2220

    Monthly Rate: $7800 - $8600

  • Peak season (May 16-Sep 5 2011; Dec. 20-Jan 3 2012): $335/nt, $2220/wk, $8600/mo.
    Off-peak (Sep 6-Dec. 19 2011; Jan 4-May 15 2012): $300/nt, $1975/wk, $7800/mo.
    Above rates are for 1-4 guests. There is a $25/night charge for each additional guest.
    Maximum 6 guests. Minimum stay 3 nights. There is a $100 cleaning fee.
    A $300 refundable deposit is required to book the property. We accept cash,
    Paypal travelers checks, personal checks (major US banks only) & money orders.
    Rent is due in full upon arrival. No smoking inside, and no pets please.

Enter your travel dates
Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * Washer/Dryer on premises. * Full sunny & airy kitchen with all utensils, silverware and cookware provided. Large stainless steel refrigerator. Four-burner tove and microwave. Dishwasher and garbage disposal. * All Linens and bedding provided. * Covered reserved parking and plenty of curbside parking. Extremely quiet street. * Complementary high-speed broadband internet & Wi-Fi, cable/satellite TV, DVD and CD player with music library. * Charcoal BBQ Grill * Italian tiled backyard patio for al fresco dining * Small front porch * Handicapped/Wheelchair accessible * Kid Friendly * Smoking Not Allowed * *

Partner Offers

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.