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The Buddha House - Zen in Venice

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Come experience total bliss in Venice, California. The Buddha House, a Venice landmark for many years, is located just steps from the ocean and right on the sand and the Venice Bike Path. The Buddha house is a tri-plex, with a studio in the back and two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom units in the front. The two units “Zen” and “Nirvana” Can be rented individually or combined. Together they can accommodate up to 12 guests. Zen is the lower unit.

On the ground floor of the Buddha House you will find the magical Zen home, which with large sliding doors has direct access to the beach from both bedrooms. Enter through the foyer to the living room and dining room to discover a direct, unobstructed ocean view from windows on three sides. The suite is bright and airy with cream tiled floors, white walls and imported furniture pieces from India and Thailand, combined with contemporary pieces to create a cozy and serene mood. Walk through sliding glass doors out to a large and lovely tiled patio with outdoor seating for four, BBQ as well a lounge chair to bask in the sun next to the famous oversized Buddha, himself.

At night, relax in the cozy living room with a large and comfortable L-shaped sofa in front of the Italian marble gas fireplace. You’ll have front row seats for watching a magical sunset, right outside your door. The living room also has a 42” flat screen LED television with DVD player and Surround Sound system. Sofa folds out to a queen size bed to accommodate additional people.

The beautiful and one-of-a-kind hand carved dining room table seats six, and the kitchen has all you need for cooking and entertaining, including stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender and coffee maker.

Off the hallway from the dining room is a 1/2 bath, as well as a washer/dryer and a large linen closet. The first bedroom has a queen sized bed, large sliding doors opening up to the outside private walkway to the beach, lots of closet space, a 20” flat screen LED television with DVD player and a private bath with a jacuzzi tub/shower combo. The private view from this bedroom is of a lush tropical garden, and the bathroom has direct outdoor access to the beach and patio.

The master suite has a queen sized bed and two large closets as well as a private bath with walk in shower. Sliding glass doors view a tropical garden and have direct access to outdoor patio and the beach. The master suite also has a 32” flat screen television and DVD player and a mini fridge.

The Zen home also has wireless internet access, electric heat with individual controls in every room, and one assigned parking spot, which is directly accessible from the private walkway along side of the unit.

Nothing will put you into a Zen state as quickly as a visit to this lovely property right on the sands of Venice Beach.

condo rental amenities

  • Two independent two-bedroom units
  • that can be combined into a one four-bedroom unit or rented separately.
  • Zen is the lower unit.
  • Ocean front
  • Two bedrooms, two bathrooms each unit.
  • Each unit can sleep up to five people comfortably
  • Wireless Internet.
  • Cable TV + HBO
  • Fully equipped kitchens.
  • Fireplace
  • Zen: Private parking for one car

activities and attractions in Venice Los Angeles Area

City Highlights

Located in western Los Angeles, Venice Beach is a wildly popular draw for individuals looking for a good getaway spot. Selecting Venice Beach vacation rentals puts visitors in one of the prime vacation destinations in California. The town was founded in 1905 and was marketed as the Venice of California. Since then, Venice Beach has only grown in popularity, and over the years it has been well built up with beaches, canals, boardwalks, and more. Venice Beach vacation homes are fantastic options for those who are looking for nonstop entertainment and sun during their getaway. 

Attractions

Those who choose Venice Beach vacation rentals never have to wonder if they will have enough to do. Venice Beach is arguably the perfect vacation destination thanks to its multitude of attractions, many of which appeal to a wide range of guests. At the top of the list is the Ocean Front Walk. For those who plan a Venice Beach vacation, the Ocean Front Walk is the first place to visit. With live musicians, fortune tellers, and distinctive products, there is something for everyone at the Ocean Front Walk. 

Beyond the Ocean Front Walk, some people may be drawn to Muscle Beach. Though the original Muscle Beach was located north of Santa Monica, the modern incarnation is at Venice Beach. This unique gathering place focuses on body building and weightlifting, and celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger have trained there extensively. Muscle Beach features weightlifting equipment and space for gymnastics and other physical activities.  

One of the newer attractions that those looking for a Venice Beach vacation condo may be interested in is the Venice Beach Skate Park. This state of the art facility features a variety of obstacles, making it the perfect place to enjoy a skate or to just appreciate the tricks of others. The park is located just next to Muscle Beach and is on the beach. 

Activities

Venice Beach vacation rentals are also close to a number of wonderful recreational activities. Some guests may be interested in the wealth of golfing opportunities near Venice Beach. Another relaxing activity can be a spa getaway, with plenty of unique massages and skin treatments to choose from. 

If guests wish to enjoy a bit more action while staying in a Venice Beach vacation home, it is also good to remember that Venice Beach is renowned for its intense pickup basketball. There are a variety of courts in the area, and some famous players have been known to hone their skills on the streets of Venice Beach. Other sporting opportunities in Venice Beach include tennis, volleyball, bicycling, and more. 

For beach lovers, Venice Beach not only has ready access to the water but is also close to some of the other popular California beaches. In fact, those who choose a Venice beach rental are only five minutes away from both Santa Monica and Marina del Rey. 

Shopping

In addition to the other leisure activities available at Venice Beach, those who choose Venice Beach vacation rentals can expect a solid shopping experience. There are four distinct shopping districts in Venice Beach, the first of which is along Ocean Front Walk. This unique stretch has a number of unusual vendors among the other performers and restaurants. The offerings here are eclectic and changing, so it is always worth a look. 

For a bit more upscale experience, many guests prefer the shopping along Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Between antiques and boutiques, the selection on Abbot Kinney is sure to appeal to a wide range of shoppers. Shoppers should also be sure to check out some of the vintage clothing stores on Abbot Kinney, which are considered to be some of the top shops in the entire Los Angeles area. 

Dining

Venice Beach vacation rentals are also within close distance to some fine dining experiences. Of particular note are the restaurants along Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This thriving street even features Abbot's Pizza, which is well known for its salad pizza. Because Venice Beach is such a popular destination, guests can expect to find restaurants of all styles and price points. 

vacation rental rates

Shoulder Season: September 13 - April 30

$299 - $359/ night, $1,795- $2,154/ week, $6,283 - $7,540/ month

Mid Season: May 1 - June 30

$329 - $395/ night, $1,975 - $2,370/ week, $6,913 - $8,296/ month

Peak Season: July 1 to September 12

$385 - $462/ night, $2,310 - $2,556/ week, $8,085 - $9,702/ month

Higher rates may apply for holiday and special events

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