charming old world spainish home steps from venice pier/beach
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We just spent over 4 months at villa cielo as we moved to los angeles from Europe last summer.
The location of the house is great, only 100 yards from the parking lot of the beach and a few steps from the restaurants and bars of the touristy venice pier area. The downside of the location is that we slept with earplugs each night and that garbage and delivery trucks at 6am are in the alley behind the house almost every morning. A chef of an adjacent restaurant got stabbed to death at the end of the alley while we were there with our walk street cordoned off as part of the crime scene. With young kids that was not very reassuring for us, plus the killer never got caught
The house itself is charming if somewhat outdated and a bit somber. I would say without kids and to party in venice beach it would be great. Be aware though that the other tenant above the garage will hear your every word as her bedroom is right above the outdoor patio area while another neighbour 2 yards to the left is a newborn baby so evening noise is not ideal.
The house only has one central furnace heater in the floor of the living room which seemed to date from when the house was built in 1920 so it did get rather chilly in the colder months with gas fireplace not helping much, however there are small portable electric heaters for the bedrooms.
I would recommend a few streets further in from Washington blvd or the venice canals -where we are renting now - they are more quiet yet still close to all the action and feel more kid-friendly.
Guest Reviews from Homeaway (3)
- Peter O.
Great Rustic HomeThis is a great rustic, home-charm house in an amazing location tucked away, yet a minute from the beach and fishing pier. You can see the beach from the upstairs balcony sitting area. The house is filled with antiques and full of old charm and i... ...read more
- Julie E.
rented Old World Spanish homeWe rented this home in early December 2011 and it was exquisite. It is a beautiful home with a great roof-top deck and very comfortable living space along with a nice backyard fire pit area. All the beds and bathrooms were in perfect shape and w... ...read more
- Rebecca G.
Gorgeous house, perfect location!We stayed in Villa Cielo over the 4th of July weekend. It was absolutely perfect for our group of 6 (my husband and I, our two small children and my parents). The location was absolutely ideal - just one block from the beach and less than one bl... ...read more
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