Famed for such diverse offerings as Muscle Beach and Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice Beach is a delightful enigma. South of Santa Monica, Venice Beach is another of those iconic locations that truly has something for everyone.

For the sophisticates in the group, take a stroll along the aforementioned Abbot Kinney Blvd. With some of the city’s best boutiques, trendy eateries, and popular galleries, you’ll enjoy the cosmopolitan ambiance of this charming enclave.

 

Mosaic Tile House of Venice - Photo credit www.atlasobscura.com

 

The Mosaic House provides both a bit of levity and a sense of fun. Over the course of a full decade, occupants Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran transformed a nondescript home into a kaleidoscope of colorful tiles, stone, and clayware. You may visit on weekends with an appointment.

 

One of the most well-known and loved spots in Venice is the Venice Canals - so-called for city blocks constructed along the watery thruways. Here, you can casually stroll as you take in the various architecture of the beach homes lining the canal, stop across one of the arched pedestrian bridges to feed the ducks below and even watch the occasional non-motorized watercraft idling by.

 

No mention of Venice would be complete without the wildly famous Venice Beach, home of people watching at its finest. As you walk down the winding Venice Boardwalk, you’ll see street performers of all kinds, in addition to skaters, other walkers just like you and magicians. Don’t forget to stroll by Muscle Beach - you’ll recognize it by its dumbbell-shaped buildings and throngs of onlookers.

In order to truly get your people-watching on, head over to the High Rooftop Lounge, atop Hotel Erwin, the only rooftop bar and lounge in Venice Beach.

 

One of luxury vacation properties will set the mood for your Venice Beach adventure. Choose from any of the following or many more on our website.

The Modern Luxury Villa ensures your privacy with a gated entry and tall foliage around the home. Five bedrooms and 5 baths accommodate up to 10 guests. Enormous glass doors create a magnificent expansion of living space. The group is sure to be thrilled with a sparkling inground pool, a bubbling hot tub and perfectly manicured lawn. A sizable party can easily be comfortably accommodated at the outdoor lounge and bar/outdoor kitchen area, while the formal al fresco dining table can seat 8.

An industrial interior, with fun and surprising pops of color, the Modern Beverly Grove Villa accommodates a party of up to 10 in style and grace. Five bedrooms suites offer evening sanctuary while an open concept main floor provides abundant room for socializing with the group or a quiet conversation. The chef will adore the gourmet kitchen and the whole group will appreciate indoor/outdoor living, with additional large lounge, eating and recreation areas outdoors. The rooftop deck is sure to be a favorite.

A kitchen fit for only the most discerning of chefs is found at the Melrose Modern Oasis, with brands such as Miele, Brizo, Airel and Miton Cucine. Marble floors keep you cool during the warm California days. High ceilings provide an already elegant home with an even greater sense of space and light. Four bedrooms and 4.5 baths provide elegant accommodations for up to 8 guests. The ease of indoor/outdoor California living is apparent in the large sliding glass doors leading out to an outdoor lounge, dining area and inground pool, all steps from an interior living room complete with linear fireplace and HDTV.

Privacy fencing and mature foliage provide a feeling of serenity at the Beverly Grove Luxury Villa, where you can escape from the world to your own oasis in the middle of LA. Indeed, as you lounge in one of the sun chairs or float around in the tempting water of the inground pool, you may feel that you’ve found nirvana. The home’s interior is filled with light, space and the occasional flight of fancy, just whimsical enough to imbue a sense of fun and wonder. Four luxury bedrooms and 6 baths make create a feeling of welcome and tranquility.