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Adam Shaffer

Member since: 2007
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Extraordinary Balinese 4-Level Home at the Beach!!!

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 31 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Venice holiday townhome

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Escape to a tropical Balinese paradise 50 steps to the ocean on the exclusive Marina Del Rey Peninsula. Adjacent to Venice Beach, this four-level beach home getaway is furnished with original Balinese pieces, contributing to the space's overall zen-like atmosphere. The sleek architecture encompasses strong plains, sleek lines, and articulated forms to create a unique interplay of light and air. 45-foot beam wrapped in Balinese stone towers through all four levels of this tropical paradise and is the backdrop of an open skylight, which cuts through each level and is outlined with curved walls. Natural materials are employed and the combination of wood and stone with fabrics such as silk and linen contributes warmth and texture to the rooms. Embellished with beautiful original artwork from around the world, focusing on East Asia and South America.

FIRST LEVEL

The grand entrance of this four-story beach home welcomes visitors into a lavish guest suite.

This suite comes equipped with contemporary custom daybed and a plethora of silk and suede fabricated pillows sprawled about with room for additional bedding. The highlight of this floor is the back wall of sliding glass doors which disappear and reveal outdoor access to a beautiful tropical garden. The perfect rectangular shape of this space is intercepted with a beautiful curve of what makes up the first floor lavatory, all-embraced with original glass mosaics from Italy, Turkish limestone, exotic Japanese wood, Balinese stone, and a waterfall rain shower.

This floor designed especially for a home-theatre experience, comes fully equipped with entertainment center comprising of a 42-inch plasma tv, dvd player, surround sound, multi-disc stereo system, and satellite radio.

SECOND LEVEL

Walnut steps, lined with lustrous glass panels, make up the flight of floating stairs that lift you to the second floor main living and dining area. Experience the grandeur of a seaside lifestyle with clear glass walls and expansive skylights that illuminate this sphere with soft natural sunlight. The transparency of this architectural breaking element not only allows light to enter but affords a rare sky view from the internal mezzanine situated directly below. Elevated vaulted glass ceiling soaring over 20 feet high adds to this breath-taking affair, while simplistic décor produced by the combination of modern architecture, antique furniture, and primitive objects is refined yet comfortable. Glass walls open up to reveal a private balcony sitting amongst the trees and overlooking the garden below, creating an indoor-outdoor effect.

A state-of-the-art modern kitchen comes equipped with Viking appliances and Caesar stone countertops. An expansive rectangular floating island compliments the repeated theme of parallel lines in this space. A grandiose dining table hosts six people luxuriously with comfortable leather seats. Nearby is a spectacular modern Balinese wood-burning fireplace. Two large contemporary sofas ideal for lounging surround a 10-foot long teak coffee table, which acts as the focal point of the room. Yet another entertainment center

including a 42-inch plasma tv, dvd, satellite and surround sound system offer additional entertaining.

A stunning powder room with a sweeping stone mosaic wall and Balinese fixtures complete this floor.

THIRD LEVEL

Continue up the stairs and stumble upon an incredible hand-carved Balinese wooden door that guards the master bedroom suite. King-size bed oriented in the center of the room, and meticulously placed furnishings create sharp angles and interesting composition. The deliberate color palette amongst the curved walls and deep dark undertones in the furniture begets relaxation and tranquility for easy rest. This loft-style suite overlooks the main living area with a 180-degree scene of the skylight view. Master bathroom is free from enclosure and also provides a bird's eye view into the main living area.

FOUTH LEVEL

Yet another climactic trip up the last flight of stairs reveals a

grand landing area that leads you out to the intimate sky lounge.

Private rooftop access with picturesque views overlooking the Marina

Canal and Pacific Ocean adds an element of chic relaxed luxury to this island getaway experience. Relax above the trees and enjoy the scenic beauty. Featuring an outstanding authentic Balinese cabana that frames a king-size bed ideal for lounging and entertaining sits

proudly in the center of the rooftop patio. The columns are made of

coconut wood and are shaped like bamboo stalks with intricate Balinese carvings and a grass-thatched roof top. To complete the experience, a glass skylight with views through all four levels of the house acts as a bar for entertaining.

Keywords: beach home, condo, house, town house

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Adam Shaffer (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks english

About Adam Shaffer

Hi. My name is Adam Shaffer. Welcome to the Bali Beach Paradise! I spent two years creating this home. It is my masterpiece! My inspiration was Bali. I fell in love with the architecture and beauty of the place from looking in books of wonderful home and villas. After designing the home, I decided to go to Bali and hand pick all the furniture, decorative pieces, art,statues, and a lot of the stone. The result was spectacular! Although I designed it for myself, I decided a while ago to rent it as a vacation home for others to enjoy. I have received letters, gifts, and heartfelt thanks for the wonderful moments that they have had. I look forward to meeting you and hope you too get to experience this truly magical place!

Adam Shaffer purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Adam Shaffer chose Los Angeles

I decided to purchase this home because of the location. The area is fantastic! It has one of the nicest beaches in Southern California and is in an exclusive neighborhood called 'The Marina Peninsula'. It is steps to the sand and minutes to Venice, Santa Monica, and the airport.

What makes this townhome unique

What's great about this home is that you feel like you're at a tropical paradise in some other country! The walls open up on two floors creating an indoor/outdoor experience. The fourth level has a huge patio, which boasts a king-size cabana and overlooks the Venice canal, Playa Del Rey, and the ocean. Although you may never feel like leaving this place, you should go for a bike ride along the beach, walk to the many cafes and restaurants down the way, and go for a swim or surf in the ocean! There are two piers on either side of the home. One is the Marina pier, which stretches into the ocean and enables you to watch the boats sail by. The other is the Venice Pier, where the surfurs like to go and is fun to walk out to. As many have said, there is no better place they have been! Come and see for yourself!

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveller reviews

Extraordinary Balinese 4-Level Home at the Beach!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Culver City, CA, USA
5

Bali Paradise in Exclusive Peninsula of Marina Del Rey

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous beach home tucked in a zen garden. Loved biking daily to Santa Monica pier and back for sunset. The rooftop cabana will inspire me forever. You can stretch your toes in the tub it is so long! Just book it- it will be an incredible experience. The design and Balinese furnishings elevate the experience to extraordinary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

winter escape

  • 5 of 5

We spent a beautiful February in Adam's lovely home, enjoying walks on the beach instead of shoveling snow back home. Visually unique, with great common space inside and out. The roof deck patio is out of the ordinary, functional and provides a sheltered outdoor space with views. The location is in convenient walking distance to the marina and Venice pier restaurants, and a short drive to all Santa Monica has to offer. A great base for day trips, or doing nothing. No real problems with the property, but Adam was extremely responsive to a few minor issues and questions. Can't say enough good things about this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ceci Dean

  • 5 of 5

We just spent The month of August at Adams extraordinary home! It was everything we expected and more. He really went to great lengths in decorating it in true Balinese style! The attention to detail in the decor was amazing... Truly stunning!! It was so peaceful and relaxing, we absolutely loved the rooftop patio and Bali bed where we relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful views of the canal. The home was close proximity to the beautiful white sand beach, which was never crowded, it was like your own private beach! We really enjoyed the evenings watching the sunset from the shoreline with a glass of wine. We also loved walking to Washington Boulevard where there are an assortment of great restaurants. Pretty much anything you would want; Greek, Mexican, Thai, sushi, Italian, A Starbucks even a Cold stone creamery! its really an ideal location in every way. I would highly recommend Adam's exotic Balinese escape on the beautiful Marina Peninsula!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking property right beside the beach

  • 5 of 5

Its rare a place actually matches it description, rarer still it exceeds it but this property did just that. We stayed as a family with 2 young kids and the (literal) 60 second walk to one of the most tranquil parts of Marina del Rey's beach proved priceless. Further, it's situated close enough to Washington St and Venice that we were close enough to enjoy all the amenities these areas had to offer.

The property itself is pretty stunning. Our favorite beyond breakfasts on the balcony were the roof where a 4 poster Cabana and gas fired BBQ with views of the ocean meant many an evening was spent grilling anything that used to move and sipping down cocktails as the sun set. The master bedroom overlooks the main living room and the Balinese theme has been elegantly cascaded across the original pieces and furniture on every level.

Lastly to the owner, who was tireless in his meeting our (multiple) requests. Instead of lip service, he showed genuine concern in making our stay as good as it could be. He more than succeeded.

We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't Go Wrong

  • 5 of 5

This really is all that and more than the description . Not only is it the most unique vacation property available at these rates, it's proximity to an incredible section of the beach cannot be beat. It is the perfect distant from, and close to Venice beach and the local restaurants and bar scene at Washington and Pacific is a short walk away. Highly , highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texas
5

Fantastic in many ways!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have lived in this fantastic property the last 4 months while exploring the West LA area for a permanent home. It has been even a better rental than we had imagined. The pictures look great, but don't really convey the relaxing "feel" that has been created in this space. The owner, Adam, has been ideal to work with and the neighbors have been very welcoming. We have 2 large dogs, and they love it. The 2 open balconies, not to mention the roof deck, are their favorite places. Dogs must remain on leashes in this area, but adequate "green space" is very close. We fell in love with this part of Marina Del Rey, and have now chosen to make our permanent home very close by. From now on, when we walk the dogs by this building, we'll have memories of a great 4 months.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
405
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
MARINA /VENICE

Other Activities: parasailing, basketball, shopping, boating, health/beauty spa, kayaking, rock climbing, racquetball, mini golf

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Venice, California

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31 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$669

There is a 50% cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Venice, California

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing