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The Venice Beach House

The Venice Beach House is a 1911 craftsman-style home located in Venice, California. It has a total of nine guest rooms available for reservation, each with its own unique name and theme that ties to the history of the city. Two of the rooms, the Abbot Kinney and the James Peagood rooms, have private balconies that offer guests the chance to see Venice Beach, which is a short distance from the inn. Additionally, with the exception of three of the guest rooms, all of the units have en suite bathrooms. The Warren Wilson and Speedway rooms share a bathroom, and the Tramp’s Quarters’ bathroom is located in the hallway. The backyard of the property can host a variety of events, such as weddings and dinner parties for up to 100 people. A number of people who have stayed at the establishment have enjoyed the atmosphere of the house as well as the close proximity to other attractions in the Venice Beach area.


A short distance away from Venice Beach is the Venice Beach House, a bed and breakfast with a total of nine rooms available for reservation. Each of the guest rooms has its own unique name and theme that ties back to Venice’s history. The Warren Wilson room, for example, is named after the original owner of the property. Every room aside from two, the Speedway and Warren Wilson, which share a bathroom, has a private bathroom. The Speedway is also the only room to feature two full beds, whereas three of the rooms offer queen beds, and the remaining five provide king beds. Patrons can also request rollaway beds from staff members should they have an extra guest staying with them. Two of the rooms, the Abbot Kinney and James Peasgood Suite, offer private balconies with a view of the beach. Finally, some amenities common to every room include Wi-Fi access, a TV with Netflix and premium cable, and laundry service for an additional fee.

A staff member who works at the Venice Beach House described the interior decor as having a contemporary style with historical details, such as older photographs of the area and pictures of notable people on the walls. Guests have access to the main living room, which acts as the common area of the bed and breakfast, as well as the dining area. Breakfast is served in this living area each morning between 8:00 and 10:00. A continental-style breakfast is served, featuring items such as chia pudding, house-made banana bread, and croissants, among other foods. Those with dietary restrictions are advised to notify the staff in advance of their stay so they can best accommodate their needs.

The other common area accessible by guests is the backyard entertainment space. Patrons can gather on the lawn, sit on the patio, or walk the yard’s perimeter to view the property’s gardens. The building itself is built in a craftsman style and is navy blue in color. A large amount of ivy can also be seen covering much of the first story of the house. Events can be hosted in this outdoor space, such as weddings or family reunions, with a maximum capacity of 100 people.

There are a number of popular attractions surrounding the Venice Beach House. In addition to being near Venice Beach, the bed and breakfast is also a short distance away from Venice Beach Rentals, where guests can rent bikes to make navigating the region more accessible. Surf lessons are also available from a local surf school near the house. Other notable attractions include the Santa Monica Pier, shopping and dining on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, visiting the LA Louver Gallery, and the Venice Canals. The staff of the Venice Beach House recommend that those searching for places to eat try Cafe Gratitude, Gjelina, and Plant Food + Wine.


The beach house’s staff hope that guests who visit the property will feel at home and “enchanted by the history” of the building. Most of the employees are locals of the Venice area and as such can offer suggestions regarding things to do that can help guests “feel like a Venice insider.” One staff member said that the aspect of their job that they enjoy the most was being able to take in “the beauty of the house” and the atmosphere it creates every day when they work. Many guests have left similar reviews of the property, saying that “the Venice Beach House is a warm, cozy stay with the personality of a private home.” Other people have commented that the location is favorable for many activities, saying that “the location is perfect. Just a ten-minute walk to the Venice Beach Skatepark,” among other attractions.

In order to maintain the atmosphere of the property, specifically the homey and private feeling that previous patrons have mentioned, there are some notable policies the staff ask guests to follow. One important policy is that, excluding service animals, no pets are allowed to stay with guests. Smoking is also prohibited on the property and those under 12 years old are not permitted to stay at the bed and breakfast.


The Venice Beach House was originally built and owned by Warren Wilson, a local newspaperman in the early 1900s. The house started as a private residence for him and his family, however, the property has hosted a number of notable people and events over the years. Some of these include hosting Charlie Chaplin during one of his visits to the area and the final leg of the Olympic Torch Relay from Athens, Greece to Los Angeles. The house has also been registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The current owners of the house, the Boesch family, purchased the home in the 1970s. They worked to restore the house and eventually renovated it to become a bed and breakfast. One recent project that was completed was the renovation of all of the guest bathrooms in the building. According to one member of the staff, an important part of the owner’s continued upkeep of the house is preserving the artistic side of Venice’s history, both in the style of the rooms and in the artwork and pictures on the walls. They go on to say that the Venice Beach House strives in that regard to “keep the character of Venice alive” for guests who stay there.

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15 30th Avenue
Venice, California 90291
United States


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