A Swimmer's Paradise in a luxurious, lushly landscaped and completely private compound in the happening heart of Venice, California, just steps to Abbot Kinney shopping and a short walk to the beach!

The House

This historic Spanish Colonial Revival home offers 3,000 square feet of old world charm and easy living. Built in Brentwood in the 1920s, the house was moved to Venice in 1950 and is unique in this area. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms spread over two floors. Currently one bedroom is set up as a family room, another as a guest room, and the third is a sitting room with a queen-sized "Hide a bed". Special features in the house include a Classic Kawai grand piano, gourmet kitchen, a state-of -the-art big screen HD TV and an integrated "Component" Stereo System, allowing you to play CDs or an Ipod on the main stereo, or throughout the house, or to play different components in individual rooms: while you watch a DVD on the big screen HGTV in stereo, the chef preparing dinner on the Wolf range in the kitchen can listen to his or her own TV or stereo, ditto in the dining room and in the Master suite. Wifi available throughout the house and garden where full electrical lighting and outlets for your computer are available- check your emails or listen to music under the stars. Washer and dryer are on site in a fully independent laundry room off the garage.

The Grounds

The beautifully landscaped yard is completely fenced and gated, offering an oasis of calm, luxury and comfort in just about all kinds of weather. There's a private outdoor hot water shower and a Jacuzzi with a separate "pool spec." heater that's ready in only 15 minutes, to warm you up before diving into our extraordinary heated 60 foot (18m) lap pool, arguably the longest non municipal swimming pool in the area. After your swim, relax in the sun or amongst the mature plantings under the pergola. If it gets too chilly, turn on the two propane gas space heaters; if it gets too sunny, just pop open one of the two large outdoor parasols. Cook al fresco on the integrated natural gas grill and enjoy your meal at the pretty outdoor table. The "Master suite" balcony enjoys lovely views of the gardens and pergola, pool and patio areas. Garage parking is available upon request.

Downtown Venice

The Location

The location can't be beat- we're only two minutes' walk to lively Abott Kinney Boulevard and only a seven minute walk to Venice beach. Live the way we do and never get in a car! You can walk to the library, beach, restaurants, banks, and grocery stores-–you name it we are walking distance to it! Yet we are far enough away that we don't have an off street parking problem.

We are looking for a rental from Mid May to Mid September until the 3rd week of January every year.

Please contact us for more details.