The Venice Beach House was one of the best places I have stayed in L.A.. - TravelPost
The breakfast was tasty and the ambiance was just perfect. It is my new home when visiting L.A. - Fodor's
The Venice Beach House is that wonderful, most unlikely kind of place rarely found in Southern California. - TravelPost
the James Peasgood Suite

the James Peasgood Suite King Size Bed / Cathedral Wood Ceiling / Double Jacuzzi-Bathtub

Room Features
  • King size bed
  • Double jacuzzi-bathtub
  • Cathedral wood ceiling
  • Private balcony
  • Private bath
  • Full cable included
  • Wi-Fi internet included
  • Full Continental Breakfast included
Availability and Pricing
  • Nightly Rate / $325
  • Weekly / $1,950
  • (Stay 6 get 7th night free!)
  • Reserved Parking / $15

No one, not even City Father Abbot Kinney, left a more lasting impact upon Venice than James Peasgood. Mr. Peasgood, by all descriptions a dull accountant, was elected and re-elected Venice City Treasurer during the city’s independent years from 1915 to 1922.

Overwhelmed by the fast pace and Hollywood, California glamour of his new ocean resort, Peasgood learned to pick up tabs more that he could afford on the modest salary of a city official. In the spring of 1922, at the peak of his career, Peasgood disappeared with the entire city treasury, leaving on his office door the sign “Gone Fishing”.

Understandably upset with their city government, disenchanted Venice citizens voted by a thin margin to accept annexation by the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles promptly paved over most of Venice canals and then leased oil-drilling rights along the beach. Although Peasgood never returned to the City of Venice, the legacy left by James Peasgood is still with us today.