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The Garden Casita | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental

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Luxuriate in your very own shabby chic Garden Casita

Luxuriate in your very own shabby chic Garden Casita Beautifully fully equipped kitchen with Classic Spanish, Delft-inspired tile Bath tub and shower plus all of the linens Only 5 minutes away from the beach by bus or 20 minutes walking

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Monica studio description

**Still contact me if booked during your time frame, have 2 other similar properties! Also open to stays less than 7 days if timing is right**
Take in your own slice of paradise while staying in The Garden Casita, a charming shabby-chic studio apartment full of lush fabrics and polished antiques. This second story apartment boasts a beautiful little balcony with wrought iron table and chairs overlooking the breathtaking garden. Its fully equipped kitchen features classic blue delft inspired tile in addition to every appliance you could want. Stay here and you’ll be welcome to explore the entire garden where you’ll find spots to relax with a glass of wine, sunbathe, barbecue, take in the beauty or even just read a book in the shade.

The Garden Casita is located just behind a breath taking garden on a quiet street in Santa Monica's safest, yet hip, upscale neighborhood. Find yourself a few steps away from Whole Foods organic grocery store, lively restaurants, cafes, bars, trendy boutiques, yoga studios, spas, gyms, antique shops, the local library and more on Montana Ave. Perfect for a solo traveler or couple on extended vacation, beach holiday, or romantic getaway. Looking for a great value in the best location? Book now!

Stay here and you’ll enjoy amenities like:

Non smoking property

Queen size bed (sleeps 2 comfortably)

Free high speed wi-fi

40' Flat screen plasma TV with cable & DVD player

Full kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking & eating utensils

Full bath with tub and towels provided

Sitting/working area

Eating area

Laundry facilities (on property, coin operated)

Patios and quiet spaces right outside in luscious garden with beautiful fruit trees - perfect for reading and relaxing

Free parking available on street or in garage for extra fee

Neighborhood perks:

Easily transit around the neighborhood on the Big Blue Bus just at the corner (50 meters) to access fabulous nightlife, the beach, fishing, shopping, golfing, bike paths, movie theaters, hiking trails, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, a public pool (open seasonally), rides/games and more like the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, Annenberg Community Beach House, Getty Villa, and Palisades Park (all within 5 min bus ride).

Centrally located to all things LA:

Hop right onto I-10 (only 1 mile away) and quickly reach Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA. Only 30 minutes or less by car or taxi to LAX international airport, Union Station, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Staples Center home of LA Lakers, LA Philharmonic, wine tours, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden, world class museums, The Grove, the Getty Center, UCLA and more.

**Still contact me if booked during your time frame, have 2 other similar properties! Also open to stays less than 7 days if timing is right**

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                This unit is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Studio: 1 queen

                Full Kitchen...moreless

              • Queen Size Bed

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

                ...moreless

              • Full Bath with tub and shower

              Other Amenities

                  • There is a Garage available at an extra cost. Please inquire if you would like to use the Garage. Full Kitchen-Stove with warming drawer--Microwave--Frig and Freezer--Table and 2 chairs--all cooking and eating utensils...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Budget

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Attractions

                      • Zoo
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Water Parks
                      • Live Theater
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching

                      local services and businesses

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Near The Ocean

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Local Activities Guide
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Paper Towels
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Linens Provided
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Parking On Street
                                  • Heating
                                  • Garage:

                                    A small garage is available for rent at $10/night...moreless

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Toaster
                                      • Kitchen:

                                        Fully stocked kitchen. Stainless Steel Appliances...moreless

                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishes & Utensils
                                      • Refrigerator
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Oven
                                      • Microwave
                                      • 4 Ring Stove
                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Blender

                                      Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio:

                                        Great balcony with table & two chairs. Also Patios in yard...moreless

                                      • Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Balcony:

                                        Table on two chairs on balcony with view of garden...moreless

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Discover
                                       

                                      Reviews

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                                      • Perfect

                                        Perfect

                                        • Guest Randy G.
                                        • Date of stay 02/14/14
                                        • Review Submitted 03/09/14
                                        The place was perfect. It was clean and quiet, The property is right in the upscale Montana Ave. neighborhood so we felt very safe. Shops and restaurants are within blocks of your door. We had a very relaxing vacation.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                      • Fantastic , cozy, private, and quiet.

                                        Fantastic , cozy, private, and quiet.

                                        • Guest Margie P.
                                        • Date of stay 12/07/13
                                        • Review Submitted 12/11/13
                                        This is our second time staying at Garden Casita. The apartment is small and cozy, making it feel very welcoming. Mary Ann is a delight. We will always stay here when we are in Santa Monica.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                      • We will return!

                                        We will return!

                                        • Guest Anonymous
                                        • Date of stay 07/17/13
                                        • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                                        Very nice, well equipped and clean appartment. Feels like living there. The garden ist beautifull with many options to spend the day on various confortable chairs. We loved the small table and chairs on the balcony - ideal for breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. Landlord and neighbors very nice. Walking distance to Montana Ave with shops, restaurants, cinema etc. WiFi worked ok, but could be a little stronger (good reception only when standing close to the window). Will definately come back (have been there the second time).

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                      • Month long stay in Santa Monica

                                        Month long stay in Santa Monica

                                        • Guest julie s.
                                        • Date of stay 04/16/13
                                        • Review Submitted 05/21/13
                                        What a privilege it was for me to stay in this place. Mary Ann, the owner, takes such pride in her property. She cares deeply about her visitor's comfort. I was extremely comfortable! The bed was great, the bedding was soft, the furnishings were lovely and the garden grounds were amazing! The location allowed me to do things like yoga classes, dining and shopping without a car. I love to walk so walking to the beach was doable as well. I had a fantastic time and will definitely go back. Thank you MaryAnn!

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                      • Month long adventure

                                        Month long adventure

                                        • Guest julie s.
                                        • Date of stay 04/16/13
                                        • Review Submitted 05/21/13
                                        What a privilege it was for me to stay in this place. MaryAnn, the owner takes such pride in her property. She cares deeply about her visitor's comfort. I was extremely comfortable! the bed was great, the bedding was soft, the furnishings were lovely and the garden grounds were amazing! The location allowed me to do things like yoga classes, dining and shopping without a car. I love to walk so walking to the beach was doable as well. I had a fantastic time and will definitely go back. Thank you MaryAnn!

                                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                      • Review of charming studio apt. in Santa Monica

                                        Review of charming studio apt. in Santa Monica

                                        • Guest Chandy (Ottawa, Canada)
                                        • Date of stay 03/27/13
                                        • Review Submitted 04/06/13
                                        Very nice studio apt. in lovely part of Santa Monica, close to the chic Montana Ave. The unit is very clean, nicely appointed, and has everything one needs for a vacation. It is also nice and light and overlooks a lush garden of beautiful flowers, trees, and shrubs, which are very restful and relaxing. there is a washer and dryer on the premises (very convenient) and car parking on the street is free and always available.

                                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                      • Pleasant garden setting

                                        Pleasant garden setting

                                        • Guest Sharon (Kentfield, Ca)
                                        • Date of stay 03/19/13
                                        • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                                        Great accommodations in a great location - in an area with no hotel options. One block walk to Montana. Outstanding garden and beautiful setting. Room is very comfortable and nicely appointed. Fresh and kept up.

                                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                      • Garden Casita

                                        Garden Casita

                                        • Guest Judy B. (Canandaigua,NY)
                                        • Date of stay 02/13/13
                                        • Review Submitted 03/23/13
                                        Our stay at the Garden Casita in Santa Monica was a pleasure again this year. The studio was just as the owner described. It was spotless, comfortable and, best of all, the view from the balcony was lovely to awake to each morning. The gardens are lovely with fruit trees, flowers and even a fountain...........a perfect spot to relax and read in the afternoon sun. Famous Montana Ave. is only a few steps away with its many upscale shops and a variety of restaurants. The owner, Maryann, was helpful when we had questions and available when needed. We'll be back! Judy and Tom

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                      • A Gem!

                                        A Gem!

                                        • Guest Lauren v.
                                        • Date of stay 11/12/12
                                        • Review Submitted 12/06/12
                                        Mary Ann has created a lovely space in which I felt comfortable, cozy, safe and at ease all week. It was a pleasure to come "home" to this space every day. Very good neighborhood and a beautiful garden to enjoy. Just the right amount of room for one or two people. I would definitely stay here again. Being less than one block to the shops and restaurants (including Whole Foods) on Montana was ideal and this is a great value as well. Mary Ann was available to help me with anything I needed, much appreciated.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                      • Charming Apartment

                                        Charming Apartment

                                        • Guest Lexie C.
                                        • Date of stay 07/24/12
                                        • Review Submitted 09/06/12
                                        This apartment exceeded our expectations. The location is fabulous. Right around the corner is Montana St. with all of it's restaurants, shops, and coffee shops. It's a great location for just walking and enjoying that area. The beach is also within walking distance. The apartment itself is charming. You enter through a beautiful garden area with all kinds of beautiful flowers and fruit trees. It has a safe, relaxing and private feel to it. It was clean, comfortable, and well laid out. No details were forgotten...there were plenty of towels, extra sheets, toilet tissue, paper towels, etc. The two closets gave us plenty of space to unpack and store our bags. Internet and TV were very easy to use. We also made use of the washer/dryer while we were there and it was easy and convenient. The whole process of booking and communication was very well done. The customer service was great. We even ran into the owner several times and she was very sweet. She obviously takes pride in her property. I will definitely stay there again and have recommended it to my family and friends.

                                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                       
                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Summer Season
                                      Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      $150
                                      $3,000
                                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                                      Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                                      7 night min stay
                                      $150
                                      $3,000
                                      My Standard Rate
                                      7 night min stay
                                      $130
                                      $3,000
                                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                                      • Cleaning Fee $60
                                      • Taxes Included

                                      Notes:

                                      Taxes are included in the nightly rate. A cleaning fee is additional. It is $60.00 to $150.00 depending on length of stay. A refundable booking/security deposit is charged to reserve the dates. 50% payment is charged 60 days prior to arrival & the balance is charged 30 days prior to arrival.


                                      Cancellation policy:

                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                      Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                                      Location

                                      • Nearest Airport: LAX at 15 Miles
                                      • Nearest Train: Union Station, Los Angeles, CA at 10 Miles
                                      • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 10 at 1 Miles
                                      • Nearest Beach: Santa Monica State Beach at 1 Miles
                                      • Nearest Barpub: R&D at 0.2 Miles
                                      • Nearest Golf: Penmar at 1 Miles
                                      • Nearest Restaurant: 17th Sreet Cafe at 0.1 Miles
                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 1998


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                                      Speaks: english, french, spanish

                                       

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                                      • Luxuriate in your very own shabby chic Garden Casita

                                        Luxuriate in your very own shabby chic Garden Casita

                                      • Beautifully fully equipped kitchen with Classic Spanish, Delft-inspired tile

                                        Beautifully fully equipped kitchen with Classic Spanish, Delft-inspired tile

                                      • Only 5 minutes away from the beach by bus or 20 minutes walking

                                        Only 5 minutes away from the beach by bus or 20 minutes walking

                                      • Bath tub and shower plus all of the linens

                                        Bath tub and shower plus all of the linens

                                      $910 - $1,050 per week (USD)
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                                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 2

                                      View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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