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Venice, CA
Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Coastal getaways: Venice, CA

Just like home

The Venice Beach Eco Cottages have a sweet spot on a leafy street between Venice’s famous beach and the shops and restaurants along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

We felt right at home basking in front of the Victorian fireplace, sipping coffee at the sunlit breakfast banquette, and soaking in the red claw-foot tub. From $215; 3-night minimum; 866/802-3110. –M.G.

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