Built while Venice’s founder, Abbot Kinney, was dredging canals and building boardwalks and piers, this two-story, National Register-listed Craftsman home is draped in ivy as if trying to ward off the cacophany of today’s Ocean Front Walk, a block away. But history and character trump sound-proofing and constant refurbs for legions of repeat guests. As one of Venice’s first mansions, it was plenty luxurious for 1911. Retaining the dark wood, latice-framed portico and other Craftsman hallmarks, it’s palpably lived in, as antique furnishings, shelves of vintage book and faded Oriental rugs attest. The least expensive rooms share a bathroom with his-and-her clawfoot tubs; “deluxe suites” are really large rooms with a sitting area and private bath. Of these, the Aimee MacPherson also has a separate entrance, while the bright, airy James Peasgood has a cathedral ceiling, double-size Jacuzzi and private balcony. The “super deluxe” Venice Pier is a true suite with a separate sitting room and a fireplace.
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Venice Beach House
15 30th Ave (at Speedway, 1 block west of Pacific Ave), Venice
Our Rating Neighborhood Santa Monica and the Beaches Phone 310/823-1966 Prices $150–$170 double with shared bath; $210–$305 double with private bath; suite $355–$375. Extra person $20. Amenities free Wi-Fi Units 9 units, 5 with private bathroom Web site Venice Beach House Other Rates include expanded continental breakfast. Parking $14/day.Book a Room Now
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