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Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney

Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney


Property Details

Updated: Feb 26, 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

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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
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Brooklyn, NY

Lovely home, very positive experience

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here when we needed to come to LA for a family event. We wanted to be on the west side - and the location here worked well for us. The house was neat and clean - everything was as advertised. It really suited us perfectly!

Best of all, the owner Ross was very attentive and helpful. We needed to adjust the crib to fit our toddler (lowering the mattress so he couldn't hop out) and Ross came over to help us with that. He also responded immediately to a small question about the bathtub - and made sure everything was working well. I really appreciate the effort he made to make sure we were happy and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
Ross was definitely the most helpful person I have worked with since I've started using VRBO! He went out of his way to make sure everything went perfectly. The home is lovely, it was cozy and nicely decorated. The pictures don't do justice to the lush landscaping. We had a dinner under the stars on the picnic table out back, surrounded by a beautiful yard. Our guests were quite impressed. The sleeping accommodations were very comfortable as well and the kitchen well stocked. Would love to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Stunning Mediterranean Villa Close to Beach & Abbott Kinney
+1 -(310) 403-7666
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fabulous Stay at Greatest VRBO residence

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at many VRBO homes over the years. This one was by far the best. The location is perfect and we felt right at home. As everyone says, Ross the owner, is a delight. But most importantly, he takes the care of his home very seriously. The place was spotless. It is the cleanest, most well stocked home we have ever stayed in. At the end of our 8 night stay, our teenage son asked if we could move in permanently! We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
North East UK

Our Great American Road Trip

  • 5 of 5
We had decided to have a last massive family trip ( 5 of us ) as our daughters are now reaching the age where parents are excess baggage!!!!. So we decided on a triangular trip starting and finishing in Las Vegas. After the first 5 days of constant travelling and long road journeys we reached Howard street and arrived outside what can only be described as a Hansel and gretel type house ( for a 6 night stay ). It really is a postcard picture and very pretty ( my girls view ). When you first see the house surrounded by the other imposing properties around it you think " No way it is too small for us" Do Not be put off by the initial impression of size. Once inside it works, it is perfect. The open plan kitchen, 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms were perfect for us and it really was a home from home. Ross is superb and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area. You can walk to Venice Beach in 20 mins and there is a superb Italian restaurant just round the corner on Washington Pl. You have great access to the Freeway which will take you Wilshere Blvd and Beverly Hills etc.. As a family we all agreed it was a fantastic place and were sad to leave the relaxed way of spending your holiday rather than looking at your suitcase in the corner of a hotel room everyday. Would stay again 100%.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


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.

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Updated: Feb 26, 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 * *

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