Gorgeous Getty House by the Beach
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santa Monica house description
This spacious, Modern architectural masterpiece is spread over two levels set in a tranquil bamboo garden. The first level features a massive open-plan space encompassing kitchen, dining, lounge and entertainment areas. There’s also a bedroom, office space, laundry and toilet in the downstairs area. The second level has a master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, walk in robes and a private deck where you can enjoy the Santa Monica sea breezes. Also, there is the highly desirable gated parking for your vehicle access inside the compound grounds. Ideally located only six short-blocks from the beach.
The home was designed by Chu+Gooding Architects, known for their work on the Getty Museum. It features exclusive design elements throughout, highlighted by superb finishes and glamorous detailing in each room. Elegant art and design, sheep skin rugs, polished concrete floor and modern lighting create the perfect environment for your stay.
The open-plan living room features a sunken dining area, comfy couches, media center and gas fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors infuse the house with natural light and lead out to the tranquil zen-like bamboo couch area with fire pit creating a seamless marriage of indoor/outdoor living.
Enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen with Asko dishwasher and All-Clad appliances; all the luxuries of a chef’s kitchen (blender, toaster, extra virgin olive oils and spices to boot.) Everything you need to cook up a storm and serve your guests in style.
The master bedroom upstairs opens to a spacious roof top deck where you can enjoy the ocean breeze and hilltop view. Retreat to your luxurious sexy master suite overlooking Santa Monica and beyond with an enormous his and hers bathroom.
The downstairs bedroom features a double-size bed and wrap around desk, with wall to wall windows over-looking the Zen-inspired front garden. It converts into an office space, with photo-copier and fax at your service. The bathroom hosts its own bathtub and shower.
BATHROOM & LAUNDRY
The bathrooms are equipped with fresh towels, soap and hidden in the cupboards you will find a washing machine and clothes dryer, iron and ironing board.
The day bed in the open-plan living room converts to a single bed.
A single pull-out bed is available for use in the upstairs master bedroom, perfect for a child to sleep close to the parents.
- Wifi, lightning fast FiOS with Cable TV, Netflix, etc.
- Playstation 3, vhs deck, dvd deck.
- Apple Cinema Display Monitor with high-end Sound System.
- Bike (on request).
- Surfboard (on request - a good surf break is 6 blocks from the house).
- Guest Book listing local restaurants and entertainment.
- Solar power, 18 rooftop eco panels.
- Environmentally friendly cleaning products.
We are ideally situated, only 6 short blocks from the beach, among one of the world’s most vibrant and creative communities. The lifestyle of sunshine, beachside glamour and the colorful parade of people, world class coffee and dolphins on the horizon that have made Venice and Santa Monica beachs famous all over the world.
Other nearby attractions include:
- Venice with its famous Muscle Beach and artsy Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
- Santa Monica is popular for Main Street, Third Street Promenade, Beach and Pier.
- Wholefoods Supermarket, the largest in Los Angeles.
- Ocean speedway for bicycling, running, walking and free use of ocean front tennis courts during the week.
- 20 minutes drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
- Farmer’s Markets throughout the week.
- GJelina and Axe for yummy casual fine dining.
- Euphoria Loves Rawvolution and Café Gratitude for some raw, vegan & organic food.
Enough yoga schools and juice bars within walking distance to spark your enlightenment.
GUEST HOUSE: Completely separate all new Modern, compact - 400 sq. ft. high ceilings, 4 Skylights, 2nd level Loft, Living, Office, Kitchen, Washer/dryer, Cable, Wifi, Telephone, separate Exit / Entrance. Sleeps two.
Eco GUEST HOUSE RENTAL $ 190 a night. CALL for Studio Guest Long Term Rates - Robert 323 656-7979
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Available
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Primary Upstairs Bedroom includes the entire Second Floor of the House. Large tiled sunny and bright walk-in Shower with His and Hers bathroom.. Sliding Glass Doors with Curtains to Roof Deck. California custom made King size Bed. Second Office / Bedroom downstairs with Full Bathroom, Washer & Dryer and a custom double bed and or couch. House ideal for Single, Couple, or Couple with Child, or children for can sleep up to 6 people. Weekly Maid Service available....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Computer Available
- Parking On Street
- Laundry Soap
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Broadband Access
- Water Cooler
- Parking Off Street
- Mobile Phone
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Filtered Water
- Paper Towels
- Wireless Internet
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Toilet Paper
- Housekeeper Optional
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
ReviewsWrite a review
Modern design, great location, and great service
Modern design, great location, and great service
This beautifully designed modern home is conveniently located six blocks from the Main Street retail district, beach, and Santa Monica farmers' market. Convenient access to the Santa Monica Promenade and the 10. The house is sited on the lot to provide front and side yards, with windows carefully placed to provide daylight and sightlines of the sky and bamboo around the perimeter of the property. The living room and attached side yards provide a wonderful space to relax in or entertain guests. Wonderful architectural details throughout the house. The house was very clean and well maintained. Robert (the property manager) was very helpful in showing the home, handling the deposit and payment, and delivering the keys. We enjoyed preparing meals in the kitchen, but note that there's no microwave or coffee maker. Highly recommended!
- Guest yeswecan (Northern California)
- Date of stay 12/24/08
- Review Submitted 02/03/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+.
a| This house is absolutely gorgeous. I was torn at times between going to the beach (which is literally 6 blocks away), heading to the shops+cafe which are 5 blocks away and lounging at the house. It's the perfect combination of contemporary zen+cozy. Very tasteful and elegant. b| The location is fantastic. Grocery stores, shops, boutiques, restaurants are within 5 blocks. b| I appreciated the precision in detail - custom made kitchen table, extra outlets for chargers, netflix ready to go, HBO films, beautiful landscaping and an extraordinary library of books to flip through. c| Robert was very thorough with us and very kind about working with us to meet our needs and even reminded on Monday morning about street cleaning and where to move the cars. d| Parking is included. There's a spot for two cars to park next to the house behind a private gate. e| The home is private and surrounded by beautiful bamboo. There's a lovely outdoor space where one is able to practice yoga, exercise or meditate in seclusion f| Finally, the master bedroom is stunning and open. There's a custom made bed and the large windows allow for sunlight to stream through in the morning.
- Guest sona s.
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
Review from Alex and John: 5 out of 5 stars :)!!
Review from Alex and John: 5 out of 5 stars :)!!
God, I wish we lived in Southern California. Our stay at the Getty designer house in Santa Monica was amazing and we can't wait to come back. The beach, the yoga, and the farmer's market are all in within walking distance of the house... didn't realized we were staying in such a great neighborhood! Great X'mas shopping and restaurants on Abbott Kinney in Venice. And a fantastic $ 50 massage, just walking distance from the house. At night we dined at the Venice Ale House and watched the sunset. When we got back John and I really enjoyed the fireplace, sipping wine and watching movies on the flat sceen. The upstairs / downstairs house design was perfect for the two of us. We even used the office and wifi throughout the house. The manager, Robert, was very helpful. He told us about so many different and interesting places to visit. Only wish we were able to stay another week!
- Guest Alex (New York, NY USA)
- Date of stay 12/15/10
- Review Submitted 01/08/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our recent stay at this property was our worst experience so far in our experience of vacation rentals. First, there are some positives: The house is centrally located and in a safe neighborhood; Whole Foods, the Santa Monica Pier, Montana Avenue, other attractions and major freeways are minutes away by car. There is on-site parking. The actual structure that is the house and its landscaping are very nice. Now the many negatives: The photos do not show any of the stained, ripped or broken furniture that greeted us on our arrival. After being told by the agent Robert that the bed we would be sleeping on was brand new (we hadn't asked, he just offered this information), we removed the sheets for a washing and discovered a filthy mattress. Personal items belonging to the house's owner such as toiletries, food, magazines, etc. littered the counters, shelves, drawers and cabinets in such abundance that we felt like we were trespassing. It was the sort of disarray that might be okay if staying with a friend or relative for free but not if you're paying for accommodations. The house advertises as a two bedroom. Instead, a bed has been placed in the living room across from the couch. As I told the agent Robert in an email sent after we returned home: Just as I'm sure owners hope that renters won't mistreat their homes, we would hope that our comfort, peace of mind and health are being looked after, too - if for no other reason than that it is the right thing to do. The best places that we have stayed, the places that we would happily return to and refer to others, are places where the owners have done just that. We would never recommend this house to anyone.
- Guest Traveling Family of Three (San Francisco )
- Date of stay 07/11/09
- Review Submitted 07/21/09
Owner response: We are sorry to hear our last guests were unhappy with their recent stay at the Retreat House. The owner just purchased and had delivered a beautiful custom made Japanese style, maple wood bed to match the new maple wood floors throughout the master bedroom upstairs. The House was completely cleaned by our maid, including all linens, and we even left the guests a complimentary welcome fresh fruit bowl and bottle of wine. We believe she did miss cleaning the new mattress cover when it was delivered, but of course the bed linens & duvet cover were freshly laundered. Yes, some of the owners personal items were on several shelves, but there was ample clear shelving for guests, plentiful walk-in wardrobe space, and sufficient empty drawers for short term visitors. I did advise the guests in advance and it is on our website that the second bedroom listed is actually a separate office / also sleeping area with a cot, which then can be used if so desired as a bedroom. This office area also has a separate full bathroom, new washer and dryer, plenty of linen closest shelving and glass doors which open to the secluded wall / bamboo covered front yard. Guests often use this area as space to work with their computers ( shades are on all windows ) on our high speed wireless DSL service. And there also is large pillow / duvet covered floor mattress in the open air loft living room which many guests have also used for sleeping or watching television. We've had many happy guests before, but will take these recent guest criticisms in a positive light and will make every effort to improve the House for future visitors.
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Jan 13 - Jan 14, 2015
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Weekly Housekeeping $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Taxes Not included
$1,000. security deposit
$ 8,800 - A Month
$ 3,200 - Weekly
$ 500 - Nightly
$ 100 - Weekly Housekeeping
$ 75 - extra per person per night, beyond four people
* A Security Deposit is required and has always been fully returned to date.
Guest house is separate and rents for $ 180 a night plus cleaning fee.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International at 12 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Union Station at 20 Miles
House Gated Entrance - compound surrounded by Bamboo Grove.
House 1st floor with Office Bedroom & Master Bedroom upstairs.
Glass Walls Open to secluded Porch Area.
2nd Floor with custom Japanese-style maple California King Bed.
Office / Bedroom w custom Couch Sleep Double Bed, full Bathroom, Washer Dryer.
Kitchen with Dishwasher.
Energy and environmentally conscious Solar for electric and hot water thermal.
Guest House - imported German Kitchen modules. also with Washer / Dryer.
Guest - Sliding Doors.
Guest - 2nd Level Loft.
Guest - All in one Shower / Bathroom with Skylight overhead.
Fabulous ocean beaches just 6 blocks away.
High Vaulted Ceilings with Skylights.
Kitchen with Full Amenities and alkaline purified water system.
2nd Floor to Master Bedroom, now glassed in for safety.
Sliding Doors / Curtains to Rooftop
Quiet Seating Porch Area with Firepit.
Getty Architect Designed the 2 story Gated Private House.
Guest House at back of the compound.
Guest Couch adjusts to full couch, double bed or 2 single Beds, located upstairs
Guest - Sleeping Loft with Office and Skylights.
Guest - Kitchen / Dining area / Front Door entrance.
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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