Located just four blocks from the world-renowned Venice Beach, CA, California, and the famous bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Beach Eco Cottages offers an ideal self-catering vacation option in the form of three fully-equipped cottages. Owned and managed by Cynthia Foster and Karel Samsom, an environmental economist, and actor/artist, these traditional bungalow-style, solar-powered retreats are fully sustainable with solar-powered heating, water filtration systems, organic fabrics and materials, and in-house recycling.

1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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Venice Beach Eco Cottages in California feature three clapboard bungalows, namely Papa Hemingway, Aunt Zoe’s Place and Le Bébé Cottage, each with seaside-inspired décor and comfortable furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living areas and bedrooms with private bathrooms. Modern amenities in each cottage include 42? HDTV televisions, home theater systems with iPod docking stations, EnergyStar washers, dryers and dishwashers in the kitchen and wireless Internet access.

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The Papa Hemingway cottage boasts playful Cuban and Dutch accents and a warm, masculine energy with its cabin-in-the-woods style ambiance. The cabin features cozy wooden accents and finishes, carved wooden stools, and fishing baskets and has a comfortable sitting area with sofas and chairs. The bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed with quality linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a floor made from recycled wine corks, a claw-foot bathtub, and wooden blinds.

Aunt Zoe’s Place is a bright seaside-inspired cottage that has a 1940s lakeside cabin appeal. Decorated with accents of red, white and blue with wooden floors vintage curtains, a fireplace, and simple furnishings, this delightful retreat feels like home-away-from-home. The bedroom has a wrought iron queen-size bed with quality linens, and an en-suite bathroom features a claw-foot bathtub and stained glass windows.

Evoking the opulent decadence of 1960s Paris, Le Bébé cottage is decorated in a sleek ‘candied baroque’ theme with accents of Parisian blue, fire-engine red, and shining chrome. Lacquered woods and mid-century furniture create an inspiring segue, and fully equipped kitchen offers comfortable vacation living.

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Venice Beach Eco Cottages are self-catering cottages, and therefore meals can be prepared in the fully equipped kitchens. The cabins are located just four blocks from the famous shopping district of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which offers a wealth of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from for wining and dining.

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3.Plan this Vacation

Plan this Vacation
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One of the most famous stretches of coastline in America, Venice Beach, is home to a network of beautiful canals and a Venetian-inspired arcade that overlooks the beach. But it’s the eccentric crowd that Venice Beach is best known for and its world-famous boardwalk where wily street performers, muscular bodybuilders, skateboarders and beach volleyball players can be watched from one of the many cafés, bars and sidewalk stalls along the way. The pier at the southern end of Venice Beach is perfect for fishing.

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447 Grand Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, Phone: 866-802-3110, website

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