10 Best Places To Surf And Stay In Venice, Los Angeles

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Founded in 1905 by Abbot Kinney, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles today. One of its important attractions is Venice Beach. It has everything one could want from a beach experience including an eclectic boardwalk, volleyball, biking and rollerblading. It is a must-visit for surfing enthusiasts regardless of whether you are a novice or a pro. Dubbed the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” Venice has a lot of cool attractions for tourists. Venice Ocean Front Walk has shops and restaurants on one side and street performers on the other. You can also visit Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Beach Recreation Bentre or Venice Canals. You can also admire the neighbourhood’s murals. For an exciting beach holiday, head on to Venice and select your accommodation from these best places to surf and stay in Venice, Los Angeles.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (whenever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The gallery is refreshed with the latest information on January 12, 2024 .

1. Beautiful carriage house with private entrance (from USD 332)

An original 1911 carriage house, this house is a beautiful, zen-like space for you to have a relaxing vacation. Its high rafters and vaulted ceilings with skylights ensure the house is a bright space. It has two queen beds, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. The house has a TV, Wi-Fi and a private garden with banana trees.

A beach umbrella and towels are available when you want to head to the beach for surfing. There are beach cruiser bikes that you may be able to use for travelling if you check with the host beforehand. An outdoor shower is available for use after a day at the beach. The property also has a private entrance and video and audio for security.

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Venice, California, United States
305 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice and comfortable “zen” carriage house
the fact that it had a/c and a parking made it just that much better
cute studio apt in an old carriage house
the cottage itself was comfortable charming and had a lovely outdoor space
trisja’s cottage was the perfect place for our weekend girls trip it’s so quiet and comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and up to date
what a fabulous little cottage - very clean and easily accessible
it was easy to access clean and had everything we needed
trisja’s place was absolutely lovely — comfortable clean and exactly what we had hoped for
zen clean and close to the beach
Host:
she was quick to communicate and helpful
trisja was a wonderful communicative host
trisja was super responsive and a lovely host to work with
trisja is a wonderful host - description was accurate
trisja is very attentive and thoughtful
Location:
great location walking distance to abbott kinney
the location was perfect and walking distance to everything we needed
perfect location close to abbott kinney
cute tranquil space in a great location
love the location (my former neighborhood )
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2. Eclectic and modern two-bedroom house (from USD 183)

This two-bedroom house is an eclectic and stylish beachfront property that has been newly updated with new furnishings and polished concrete floors. The large common area comes with a Smart TV, a six-seater dining table and a fireplace. For lazy days, there is an outdoor space with a barbecue and a hammock. Pets are allowed for a fee.

The house is located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of Venice Beach Boardwalk if you are willing to spend a day riding the waves.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
343 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and mattress was marvelous
nice kitchen and hangout/dining area
very unique space including a cool outside large table / sitting area
Cleanliness:
great spot very walkable and super clean
everything was clean and clear when it came to staying here
a colorful clean comfortable haven in venice
Host:
great host and wonderful bungalow
awesome host- super responsive
great spot great host
hosts are quick to respond and friendly
frank is a communicative host and very friendly
Location:
close to and walking distance to all the great shopping and dining venice has to offer
great place to spend a few nights near venice beach great location and host
it’s a great location close to abbott-kinney
great location to visit venice and check out the area
frank’s place is wonderfully located and a really comfortable stay
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3. One-bedroom home with charcoal grill (from USD 196)

This one-bedroom rental is a cool and comfortable place to stay for your vacation. Ideal for single travellers or couples this house has a minimalist feel to it. It also has a baby crib. The guesthouse is detached from the main house and guests are allowed full access to all amenities including cruiser bikes. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, an open living space and a Smart TV.

There is a patio with a gas and charcoal grill if you want to whip up something. You will be residing near Venice Beach, which is a perfect location for surfing enthusiasts.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
238 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable bed and great outdoor space
Cleanliness:
super clean and nicely supplied
very clean and organized space
the area was very clean and well stocked with supplies
we had an excellent stay clean and comfortable
the area was safe clean and walkable to everything
Host:
the host is nice and convinient
russel was an excellent host and we had a wonderful stay
hosts are perfect and communicate quickly
perfect stay host was also very communicative and accommodating
russell is a good host and responded quickly when i had a few questions
Location:
great quiet location in a nice neighborhood
beautiful airbnb in a perfect location
perfect location for exploring venice nice and tucked away
the location is fantastic and parking was very easy
easy to get to and close to beach and other things to do
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4. Beautiful bungalow near Venice Canals (from USD 431)

Situated just a 5-minute walk away from Venice beach, the property is a spacious, bright and airy space perfect for a surfing holiday. There is abundant space outdoors, ideal for children and pets. It is located 10 minutes away from Abbot Kinney and a 2-minute walk away from Venice Canals.

If you want to stay in, there is a fully equipped kitchen for all your needs and a Smart TV with streaming services. There is an outdoor lounge area with a dining table for an outdoor dining experience.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
211 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the patio with grill and heater provided an excellent setting
the full kitchen was perfect for cooking breakfast and other meals
we enjoyed the yard most of all - a little oasis fully-fenced and with comfortable seating
Cleanliness:
it was clean and as advertised
everything was very clean and exactly as described
the house was very clean and stocked with essentials
the house is very clean and had everything we needed
overall pretty clean and oded responded very quickly
Host:
the host is super responsive
oded is a great host
she was super helpful and accommodating in every aspect
oded is super responsive and helpful throughout the stay
oded was kind helpful and responsive
Location:
the location is ideal
great location walking distance to the beach and canals
we all loved the location
we were within walking distance to great restaurants
the location of this house was great just minutes to the beach
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5. Gorgeous seaside home with hot tub (from USD 527)

Located in South Venice/Marina Del Rey border, this gorgeous three-bedroom seaside house is an excellent choice if you want a private and beautifully furnished space for your stay. For days you want to stay in, there is a Smart TV and Wi-Fi. There is a back deck with Papasan seats and a hammock while the front patio has a barbecue and fire pit along with a dining table and lounge seating. A hot tub is also available.

Venice beach is only a one-minute walk away from the house - suitable for surfers. Additionally, guests have access to beach essentials such as a beach umbrella, towels, blankets and snorkelling gear.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 8 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
additionally the kitchen is nicely stocked to cook and serve the amount of people allowed to stay
the outdoor patio is comfortable and the hot tub clean
comfortable place with nice hot tub
Cleanliness:
place needs a deep clean
the house was also clean
the rooms were meticulously clean spacious and the kitchen was well stocked
the house was well set up exactly as listed was clean and had a great mellow vibe
incredible host clean house has everything you need
Host:
the host was communicating great
i mean what else can you ask for host was fabulous
very responsive and accommodating and so easy to work with
Location:
so close to the beach in a beautiful location
nice location as well
great place in a great location
perfect location to walk to the beach
great place and perfect location
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6. Charming airy bungalow with a patio

This bungalow is a standalone property, just a two-minute walk away from Venice beach. It is a wonderful option to stay for surfers, being so close to the ocean. This is an open and airy space that has skylights ensuring the space remains cool from the coastal breeze. It is a one-bedroom bungalow with a fully equipped kitchen, a great choice for solo travellers.

The property comes with Wi-Fi and a patio with a bistro table and two chairs.

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Venice, California, United States
207 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cons: no ac was very hot in the room although fan helps
wish we would’ve brought coffee for the mornings and the bathroom was particularly small and dark
the bed is comfortable and the space functional
Cleanliness:
clean comfy and simple
the apartment is clean and welcoming
the bedding and towels are plush and the place was spotlessly clean
the place was clean and cozy and had all the essentials
clean cute & stocked with everything i needed for a 5 day stay
Host:
the host was super helpful too
hosts: delightful and welcoming
appreciated the friendly hosts as well
fabulous place and great hosts
kelli was a great host kind and accommodating
Location:
super close to beach
great location super close to the beach
perfect location for our trip
great location right in the heart of everything
fantastic walkable location tucked away from the bustle of the strip
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7. Lovely vintage beach house (from USD 254)

This two-bedroom 1950s beach house is tastefully decorated and has a vintage charm to it making it an excellent choice for a memorable stay in Venice. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a fireplace. Guests can check in by themselves. They also have access to beach essentials for an outing at the beach or if they feel like surfing the waves.

Free parking is also available, along with a TV and high-speed internet access.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
439 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also appreciated paul and jenn’s efforts to keep us comfortable
we especially loved the kitchen (fabulous appliances and great counter space)
comfortable beds and pillows
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and fresh
the house was well stocked clean & the beds were very comfortable
overall it was fantastic: artsy nicely appointed clean comfortable beds and excellent location
adorable house in a great location we loved staying here it was very clean and comfortable
Host:
paul & jenn were amazing hosts
paul & jenn are great hosts
paul and jenn are wonderful hosts
paul and jenn were absolutely amazing hosts
super nice hosts :) would definitely recommend and visit again
Location:
great location close to central venice
excellent location with walking distance to venice beach
it was the perfect location in venice
perfect location in walking distance to abbott kinney and the beach
the location is ideal and walkable to just about everything we had interest in seeing
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8. Modern rental with outdoor furniture (from USD 499)

This two-bedroom house is a stylish and modern space with a minimalist aesthetic with floor-to-ceiling windows giving you access to stunning views of the beach. The house comes with a kitchen that is spacious and fully equipped along with an outdoor space featuring a barbecue, fire grill and outdoor furniture.

If you stay in, there is a freestanding tub or you can enjoy the ocean breeze by opening the window wall. A TV and Wi-Fi are provided as well. The house is a 10-minute away from Venice beach, which is a must-visit spot to spend a day surfing in the ocean.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was well stocked with the essentials and with comfortable beds
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
5 stars absolutely stunning clean and in a quiet neighborhood in venice
the house itself was beautiful and very clean
house is stunning extremely clean and the host was very prompt
Host:
farbod the host was super responsive when i had questions and friendly to boot
our host farbod was excellent and easy to communicate with
thank you great host and place was solid
was very helpful and courteous
farbod is a responsive and gracious host of an architectural gem
Location:
located on a quiet street in a great location
also a great location just a short walk from the main strip of venice
great house in a great location
neighborhood felt safe to walk around
great place and good location
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9. Beach House (from USD 324)

Located just 10 minutes away from Venice beach, this two-bedroom beach house is an ideal option for surfing enthusiasts. This tastefully decorated house is a child-friendly space with amenities such as a cot, high chair, children’s tableware and plug socket covers. For some family-friendly fun, there are children’s books, toys and board games.

There is also an outdoor dining area with a grill.

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Venice, California, United States
105 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean nice linens and beautiful clean contemporary design
the house is very clean and has everything you need to have a great time
the shower has great water pressure and house is cozy and clean
Host:
karma was super friendly and very communicative
excellent location very clean and karma was very responsive and overall a great host
Location:
great location awesome stay overall
cute house in a nice location central to the beach and getting around la
awesome airbnb in a fantastic location with great appointments both inside & out
elegant 2br 1ba airbnb with a great location (8 minute walk from gjusta and 10 to abbot kinney road)
the full kitchen was perfect for cooking breakfast and the location was ideal for going just about anywhere
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10. Stylish beachfront apartment with beach essentials (from USD 401)

This one-bedroom beachfront apartment is a great choice for solo travellers. This accommodation has a bohemian vibe. It features a 1970s pinball machine, turntables and albums. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a TV and Wi-Fi.

There are two cruising bikes and beach essentials for when you want to head out to the beach and ride the waves.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
195 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
immediate beach access thoughtful decorations comfortable furniture and bed super clean
i appreciated the high quality bathroom products and also the nice coffee
the bed is comfortable the furniture is relaxing the place is clean
lady michael’s place was great it’s a lovely apartment with amazing views
the linens were soft and i love that they had full size keihls products in the bathroom
Cleanliness:
the space is great - clean well-decorated and had everything we needed
the apartment was also very clean but the best part about this apartment is the location
Host:
warm and friendly thoughtful host
we loved our stay - lovely home great hosts everything was perfect
the host was super helpful and responded to text messages within moments
lady michael was available kind and accommodating for any questions we had a wonderful host
great host and great spot right on the beach
Location:
the location is awesome
perfection ideal location and beautiful space
perfect location to bike to all the best restaurants and shopping
fantastic location and very well decorated
beautiful in the beach close to restaurants and stores in venice
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Have an unforgettable vacation in Venice

From the beautiful beach to its many other attractions, Venice is an exciting place for a fun beach-filled holiday. So choose this surfing paradise as your next holiday destination and book your stay in one of these gorgeous rentals.

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