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Fantastic tree top and whitewater ocean views are yours for the asking. Our 2 level family home is nestled in the exclusive Santa Monica Canyon known its tranquility and fabulous flora and fauna just a short walking distance to the Pacific Ocean. Only minutes away from downtown Santa Monica with incredible, shopping, farmer's markets, theaters, restaurants, and pier. This charming house is perfect for entertaining with an open flow feeling and lots of natural light and a cool ocean breeze that keeps the temperature comfortable all year long. There are five Redwood trees on the property and an enormous deck that is furnished with tables and chairs for outdoor dining as well as lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun. Each room has French doors opening out to either the garden or deck with canyon and ocean views. About 5 houses away in either direction are hidden steps leading down towards the beach (a 5 minute walk) and wonderful local restaurants. The other set leads up one more level towards Rustic Canyon Park which boasts a shaded playground, tennis courts, basketball, baseball and a local pool. This cook's kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a Sub Zero refrigerator. There is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer plus gas burning fireplaces in both the master and living room. This is a very child friendly home with a tree house in the garden. Utilities, Satellite TVs with DVRs and prime movie channels, stereo, phone service, WiFi, gas BBQ and garage parking.
Keywords: blocks to beach, canyon and whitewater views. retreat.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$750
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa,beach, bike riding, amusement parks, movie studio tours.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: I'm a studio photographer with two sons, one who is in college and the other is still in elementary school . We are extremely fortunate to live in such an ideal location next to the beach. I spend a lot of my free time playing tennis, beach volleyball, and entertaining in my home.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica: When I first discovered Santa Monica Canyon I knew that I could live here forever. It is a small and friendly community surrounded by greenery with hidden steps and various levels of the small canyon to explore. It is completely unlike any other area in Los Angeles. It feels very remote tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet Downtown L.A.and Hollywood are only 30 minutes away. Truly the best of both worlds!
The Unique Benefits at this House: On certain days one can hear the sound of waves breaking as they roll up the canyon. Other unique benefits are the tropical parrots singing in my trees and as well as hawks soaring above. I love that we can walk or bike to great restaurants and pubs and Santa Monica has a fantastic bus system for those who don't have access to a car.