Sunday, April 21, 2019

Venice Photographer Leases Out Two Campers Parked on Venice Streets as Airbnb Units

Residents in the eastern walk streets of Venice have just this weekend uncovered two campers that are stationed on their residential streets and rented out as Airbnb accommodations.

Joseph Levy, a walk street resident, initially found that a camper squatting on Linden just south of Superba was leaking sewage into the gutter and taking up two parking spaces where there is not enough parking for residents.  Linden is also sub-standard in width so the width of the camper made it very awkward for cars to pass each other on the street.

As a residential area, this location is off-limits to vehicle dwelling under city law, but the Airbnb guests initially refused orders from the LAPD to leave the area - probably because it was not their vehicle.

Below is the Airbnb advertisement for the camper.  It was being rented out for $54 a night.  I have underlined the warning about maxing out the sewage holding tank.  This suggests that at over 75% capacity the tank leaks sewage into the street, which is what Mr. Levy witnessed.

Eventually the camper was removed from Linden, but watch for it to show up elsewhere in Venice, since its owner lives here.  (We know his name and profession from the Airbnb ads, which have been given to the LAPD.)

 

LAZY DAZE 22' SOLAR MOTORHOME RV TWO OR THREE BEDS SUPER COOL 70’s STYLE
PRIME VENICE LOCATION NEAR DEUS EX MACHINA, 1/2 Mi TO SHOPS/RESTAURANTS ON ABBOTT KENNEY, 1 Mi TO ROSE AVE, 1 MI TO VENICE BEACH AND BOARDWALK
The 70's interior is an open and bright layout that sleeps 4 Full size bed over the cab and there are two more twin beds (32"x79") in the rear that can fold into a luxurious king size bed (72"x79") with large wraparound windows. Kitchen-Bathroom-Shower-Furnace-Dining Area
 
The space

Cheap, bright, and airy 70's Style Space:

Venice Beach is an amazing location and This Solar RV is Super Cool if you like vintage style. He comes loaded with Jackery 240 Lithium Power Station with 110V Outlet and (2) 2.4A USB Outlets for Charging your devices, 24" Smart TV With Roku (Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime Movies Available), Kitchen Utensils, Cookware, Board Games, Bedding with Pillows and Sherpa Throws, 200W Solar System, Pelican 30qt Extreme Cooler, Bluetooth Speaker, French Press, Fresh Coffee, Tea and More! He is currently parked about a mile from the sand, near Lincoln Blvd and Venice Blvd but I can deliver to Parking Lot at Venice Beach for $25 Daily (No Overnight Parking at Beach).  The 70’s style interior is in good shape but is not perfect and has a few tears in the sofa. The RV is loaded with Solar, Kitchen, Furnace, Shower, Toilet and More! The outside is not perfect but is presentable...

Guests must not allow holding tanks to get over 75% capacity under any circumstances. The water tank is 25 gallons so you will need to try to conserve water whenever possible. The hot water heater is 6 gallons so you have to be very efficient when showering, etc. if you run out of water during your stay I need to dump the first water tanks and fill them with fresh water. Dumping can only be done at certain times and requires briefly moving the rv to the dump station. Power is provided by solar so you also have to watch your energy consumption, as well. There is a Bluetooth app and meter to watch the battery level but I might need to start the rv and charge the batteries during your stay, as well. It is a little tricky if you have never stayed in an rv before but it is easy once you figure it out. I am happy to help with whatever you need during your stay.

The same photographer also rents out this camper van on Venice streets:


1987 SOLAR DODGE CAMPER VAN TWO BEDS LOADED WITH EXTRAS
PRIME VENICE LOCATION NEAR DEUS EX MACHINA, 1/2 Mi TO SHOPS/RESTAURANTS ON ABBOTT KENNEY, 1 Mi TO ROSE AVE, 1 MI TO VENICE BEACH AND BOARDWALK
Full size bed with folding memory foam mattress on top and the Sofa folds into another full-size bed Solar Nespresso Machine, 24” Smart TV with Roku, Solar Fan, Bluetooth Speaker, Lithium Power Pack with 4-USB and 2-110v Plugs, Sink, 2-Burner Stove and more!
 
The space


Venice Beach is an amazing location and This Solar RV is Super Cool if you like vintage style that is non-luxury. He comes loaded with Jackery 240 Lithium Power Station with 110V Outlet and (2) 2.4A USB Outlets for Charging your devices, 24" Smart TV With Roku (Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime Movies Available), Kitchen Utensils, Cookware, Board Games, Bedding with Pillows and Sherpa Throws, 200W Solar System, Ice Cooler, Bluetooth Speaker, French Press, Fresh Coffee, Tea and More! It is currently parked about a mile from the sand, near Lincoln Blvd and Venice Blvd but I can deliver to Parking Lot at Venice Beach for $25 a night (emphasis added).

These clearly illegal appropriation of public parking for personal profit raises the question if there are other vehicles used as dwelling units in parking-short Venice for personal gain.  There have been reports for years of several mobile Airbnbs around the Venice Post Office.