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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Myself and my friends really enjoyed our stay in the Eco Cottage. We stayed in the front/first cottage and it was beautiful both inside and out. We really enjoyed being able to cook and chill in the house as we normally stay in hostels. Would recommend.

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York, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

It was the last night of our California trip. We stayed at Le Bebe, the decor is retro chic. We found the cottage cozy and thought the location was great. However, the cleanliness upon arrival was poor. There was a wet washcloth on the bathroom counter and spot marks all over the mirror. The stove had spattered grease all over... More 

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Christchurch Dorset
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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in "Zoe" and "Papa Hemingway" ...These were ideally situated opposite each other ..so was good god socialising at the end of the day .. Zoe was just absolutely charming ..The detail of 5 o's retro was just so atmospheric , and I truly loved it ...great comfortable bed ..fabulous powerful shower ..could have done with some more and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

We stayed in the middle cottage (Aunty Zoe's) in November on a quick trip to LA to dry out after our rainy weather. The property was exactly as promised. Close walking distance to the beach (we also had our bikes), Abbot Kinney Blvd, the Canals, Marina Del Ray and Santa Monica. We ate outdoors several evenings at an Italian restaurant... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Of ALL the places we had considered to stay on our vacation, we decided on the Aunt Zoe Cottage because of its beautiful jacuzzi, which the other cottages didn't show they offered. Upon our attempted relaxing vacation arrival, lo and behold, there was no jacuzzi! I called the manager/owner and left a message regarding the possible confusion, but never received... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed several days at the Venice Beach Eco Cottages in the Aunt Zoe's Cottage. It worked perfectly for our needs while visiting LA. Even though it is just a few blocks from the craziness of Venice Beach it is in a quiet neighborhood that feels like home. It is just a couple of blocks from bustling Abbott Kinney and... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

I stayed in the Eco Cottages prior to the sale. My local friend sent me the listing after I stayed there. I am glad to see that the new owners decided to keep it as a vacation rental business. It is really such a gem of a place. I spent a week in the Aunty Zoe's Cottage. (The middle one)... More 

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maryland
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

We had a good time staying in this nifty little cottage. This is the first time I haven't stayed with family on a trip to Venice so I have no other hotels or B&Bs to compare it to. I personally didn't meet the owners, who are new. We had booked months ago while Cynthia was the owner but when I... More 

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portland
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

I've been meaning to write a review for a while now for the Venice Beach Eco Cottages. I have stayed with them twice for business and love having a home away from home. The good - - Easy to arrange a stay. The owner was friendly and gracious. - Everything you could need at your fingertips. Washer and dryer, little... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Our family of four had a great week in the Papa Hemingway cottage. I would recommend this one because it got a great breeze. It's so nice to be at a place where you don't even want, let alone miss air conditioning. The location is great. You can walk to the beach or to shopping on Abbot-Kinney or Main. Renting... More 

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Staying in Venice

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Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Venice Beach Eco-Cottages, which offer visitors to Los Angeles the chance to live like a local, while enjoying an inspired, cozy, healthy and green alternative to the standard hotel experience. These three solar-powered urban retreats are only four blocks from the beach and the hip shops and eateries of Abbot Kinney Blvd. The cottages may be booked for short or long term stays; private events and location shooting. Choose from the sleek candied baroque feel of the Le Bébé Cottage, to the cozy lakeside cabin kitsch of Aunt Zoe’s Place to the warm, woodsy feel of the Papa Hemingway Cottage. A visit also offers guests a chance to do good while feeling good at VBEC, 3% of the revenue from each visit goes to charity. Each of the one-bedroom retreats was restored from the ground up using earth friendly, organic and re-purposed materials – from a flea market find bugle turned into a pot rack; to a vintage record cabinet turned into a bathroom vanity to a large bird cage turned into a cozy swivel chair. Modern conveniences blend beautifully with vintage accents at VBEC. Each cottage features EnergyStar washer, dryer and dishwasher, WiFi, 42" HDTV and a discreetly placed home theater system. In addition to the beauty and comfort of the cottages, they're also extremely healthy for you and the planet. All building materials are sustainable and non-toxic, all paints and finishes have no/low VOCs, linens and mattresses are organic, cleaning supplies are all natural and fragrance free. The whole house water filtration system means you'll draw drinking water from the faucets and even be showering in purified water. The cottages are the entrepreneurial dream-come-true of husband and wife owners, Cynthia Foster and Karel Samsom who blended their respective backgrounds as an environmental economist and an actor/artist to create the cottages as a beloved art project. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Venice Beach Eco Cottages

Address: 447 Grand Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Venice , Westside
Price Range: $430 - $649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Middle cottage is marginally more private than the two outside cottages, but I think all three would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles 09121921, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“As a solo woman, I was happy being in the middle (Aunty Zoe's Cottage), it felt safer.”
 of 5 bubbles Here_in_SF, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
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