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Santa Monica, Super Lovely and Garden!

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Monica apartment description

First season on VRBO. At the back of what many describe as a secret garden is this lovely upper unit. With Venetian plaster walls, hard wood floors, travertine in kitchen and bath, crown molding, recessed lighting, fresh, new linens, queen bed in bedroom, feather pillowed sofa for sleeping for one in living room (if necessary-not a pull-out) it's a hidden jewel. Much more a duplex than 'apartment' as it shares only a kitchen wall with a quiet single neighbor.

A perfect blend of yin and yang, masculine and feminine; a sunny, simple, sweet, completely uncluttered, cozy and quiet unit. Empty closets and chests for short term storage and full bath with tub. Two sided desk, with wifi, garden views, super clean with plenty of charm.

The masterpiece is the Tuscan inspired garden with over 500 flower blooming plants ranging from bougainvillea to sage, lavender, hydrangea and roses and nearly 2500 sq. feet of park-like garden. Perfect for having garden company with local friends or family and then to retire to your own unit. Close enough to downtown to make it easy to walk, far enough away to give a sense of peace; a veritable walker's paradise! Although not a Patrician address, it is a well nurtured, charming property created as a sanctuary.

The garden is yours to explore and enjoy, athough the large table is wonderful, a smaller table is around the corner on a path to the left. Pick some thyme or rosemary for cooking!

Wonderful coffee shops (Funnel Mill, Starbucks, and 18th st. Cafe), health food store (Co-op); all just 3 - 6 blocks from unit. 9 blocks from tiffany's and santa monica place, third st. Promenade, yoga studios, movie theaters, and many of the best restaurants on the west side of Los Angeles, (Melisse, Jiraffe, Capo, Michaels, La Botte) as well as less expensive choices, (Fritto Misto, Mercado, Border Grill, Huckleberry's, Rustic Canyon). 1 block from the Broad Stage for cultural events and 5 blocks from Vons market and of course 12 - 13 blocks from the world famous Santa Monica pier, Palisades Park, and the Pacific Ocean. 5 minute walk to Fred Segal, LA's premier small boutique department store, or 4 minute drive to Montana Avenue, and Main Street for more upscale shopping. Bikes are usually on the property to borrow. Close to Venice, Pacific Palisades, 25 minutes drive from Los Angeles airport, (LAX), a gateway to Malibu (20 minutes), downtown Los Angeles (25 minutes).

First season on short term rental market. Permit for parking available and private parking space or just walk or bike everywhere! You won't need a car! (unless you aren't keen on a walk!)

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Feather comforter with duvet, 700 threads per sqare inch sheets, and embroidered summer blankets. New shades, and curtains. White and neutral colors. Very large closet and empty antique wardrobe. Hard wood floors. Very sunny and breezy. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Full bath; new travertine in bath and floors.

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Basic television and Apple TV to play anything on your Itunes or your subscription Netflix, HBO, ESPN that you may have at home and many TV options as wel as HULUPLUS....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Lots of wonderful movies.........moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Just blocks from downtown Santa Monica, with too many great restaurants and things to do to list, but this property has a rural feel....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Laundry room below stairs....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    one parking space and permit parking as well on street....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry room below stairs. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    spices, honey, tea, coffee....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    There are a couple of very humble bikes! Good for going a few blocks here or there! Let me know in advance so we can spiff them up!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 8 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday
                      Dec 9 - Dec 22, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $155
                      $3,900
                      2015 Rates
                      Jan 10 - Jan 1, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $980 $3,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $980 $3,200
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • cleaning fee $100
                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                      Location

                      • Casa del Mar

                        "When I get to a new city I love to dine or have a drink in at least one or two of the best h..."

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                      • The Market - Santa Monica Place

                        "Forget about it; there is everything you need up here; the coolest little coffee places, raw..."

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                      • Mercado

                        "This place has luscious margaritas; amazing fish dishes, fab kale salad, a wonderful version..."

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                      • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

                        "Come and stay with me at Secret Garden Santa Monica and then join the gym for a month member..."

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                      • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

                        "The Fairmont Miramar has a little something for everyone! If you're young and fun the Bunga..."

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                      • Annenberg Community Beach House

                        "What a great little public resource!! Worth a visit and some beach time. Bring your blanke..."

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                      • The Penthouse

                        "The Penthouse has a five star ambiance and is beautifully decorated. It's a bit pricey but ..."

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                      • YogaWorks

                        "Actually, I am not sure why I cannot find NAAM Yoga for this review but I did find YogaWorks..."

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                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      LAX
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      RED
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      10 (Santa Monica Freeway)
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Melisse, Huckleberry, Pono Burger, Rustic Canyon,
                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      BIG BEAR
                      0.8 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      SANTA MONICA

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      I am not a big mall kind of person but Santa Monica Place has a wonderful and elegant food court market place on the top floor, unlike any I have seen. There are wonderful morning, lunch as well as dinner places up there. Even al fresco dining surrounded with olive trees at Sonoma Wine Garden. I love the beach at the restaurant called 'Back at the Beach' cafe, on the sand just a little down PCH, because I like the services there when you need them, if you're planning on a day at the beach. Besides that there is Will Rogers beach and the #10 life guard station is a great place to swim and check out the wild sea life and not far up the coast. Great hiking all around our Santa Monica Mountains. Shutters Hotel is a great place to have a drink or listen to some piano music. Casa del Mar right next door to Shutters is a great place to eat sushi and have a drink, both world class hotels right on the water. Walking to the pier in the summer and enjoying the free summer Thursday night concerts, bringing a picnic and some hidden wine and sitting on the sand is a lovely evening. For the ambitious ride up the boardwalk on bikes to Venice or for the really, crazy ambitious down to Hermosa Beach or up to Malibu; that's a full day of sunshine and exercise! There are cultural events at the Broad Stage, and movies, and yoga or just take a beach walk or a stroll on Palisades Park. Plenty to do as well as to use it as a base for all kinds of short trips (San Francisco, Vegas, San Diego) all good and possible for one hour or less flights and an overnight stay and back the next day). There are all the other places to check out; The Disney Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios, Disneyland, etc but those are day trips and for the most part in areas you want to leave at night. Beverly Hills, as the crow flies is quite close and an easy jaunt if you avoid traffic hours. Don't forget the Getty Museaum, close to Santa Monica, and the Getty Villa, a must! (call first same day reservations necessary! Happy to help travelers as traveling has always been a passion. God Speed on your journey and looking forward to meeting you!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: I have lived in Santa Monica for several decades and certainly consider it home. It's a lovely place to live, close by the sea and in one of the least densely populated areas of Southern California, and the beach is a cooler place to live in the summer than our valley neighbors. I have been co-owner of several clothing and jewelry boutiques over the years, in fact, we had a Montana Avenue boutique for 20 years and four other retail stores including a Third Street Promenade boutique, one in the Malibu Country Mart, as well as Studio City and Venice Beach. A designer at heart, I have also made baby steps in real estate investment and especially love Santa Monica. While I handle our rentals, design, and paperwork, my husband is the construction and technical brain in the nuts and bolts department. Looking forward to meeting new people through this rental process!

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica:
                      Our property is a few short blocks from downtown Santa Monica; close to a great health food store, (the Co-op), Tiffany's (!) and Santa Monica place, yoga studios, restaurants, markets, the library and great coffee shops. In a few years the new metro will be a ten minute or so walk from where we are and over all it's a place one can find excitement, happiness and tranquility, all rolled up in one. Walking, bike riding, rollerblading; all options for getting around and all in an area that has so much to offer so close by! Inspired by my travels to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Europe, we created our beautiful garden to reflect a place of beauty and peace and are excited to share it with travelers.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      This property brings to mind the historic nature of the City of Santa Monica. The cottage on the property was built around the turn of the century as a beach cottage. (1900's) At one time it was surrounded by groves and open space and had a clear view to the ocean (an elderly neighbor tells us). Over the century the other structures were built and as my husband is a builder we've been able to put a lot of love and attention into the two small homes and the duplex at the back and the garden. This unit was our personal unit and has finishes that reflect that; modern upgrades. Also, it's an urban location with an un-urban tranquility. Close to some of the less corporate small businesses (Funnel Mill coffee shop, the Co-op Health Food Store, Bay Cities Deli, Yoga studios too numerous to list, Fred Segal boutiques & dept. store, Real Food Daily - all blocks away) yet blocks from Tiffany's, Coach, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom's as well. Did I mention close to the beach and the pier? ; )


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                      Photos

                      • The Garden is yours to explore and enjoy.

                        The Garden is yours to explore and enjoy.

                      • Those are fresh flowers from the garden and dimmers on lamps.

                        Those are fresh flowers from the garden and dimmers on lamps.

                      • Cozy garden view and new dishes.

                        Cozy garden view and new dishes.

                      • Desk with Garden view and wifi!

                        Desk with Garden view and wifi!

                      • Sunny full bathroom with tub and Kohler fixtures.

                        Sunny full bathroom with tub and Kohler fixtures.

                      • Fresh cabbage roses.

                        Fresh cabbage roses.

                      • Extra bedding in a pinch.  ($35 per night for sofa sleeper)

                        Extra bedding in a pinch. ($35 per night for sofa sleeper)

                      • The soothing sound of water from the fountain.

                        The soothing sound of water from the fountain.

                      • Cottage is home to an English visitor.

                        Cottage is home to an English visitor.

                      • Stairs up at the back of the property going to the unit.

                        Stairs up at the back of the property going to the unit.

                      • Tara's Pink in the garden; a flower that is a Calif. sustainable choice.

                        Tara's Pink in the garden; a flower that is a Calif. sustainable choice.

                      • View from the landing at the unit.

                        View from the landing at the unit.

                      • Queen bed; lovely linens, white, super clean, uncluttered space.

                        Queen bed; lovely linens, white, super clean, uncluttered space.

                      • Antique wardrobe and large closet in bedroom.

                        Antique wardrobe and large closet in bedroom.

                      • Neutral palette, super clean, simple and comfortable. (feather sofa).

                        Neutral palette, super clean, simple and comfortable. (feather sofa).

                      • Travertine full bath and travertine bathroom and kitchen floors as well.

                        Travertine full bath and travertine bathroom and kitchen floors as well.

                      • Crown moulding and Venetian plaster walls throughout!

                        Crown moulding and Venetian plaster walls throughout!

                      • Lavender in the garden!

                        Lavender in the garden!

                      • Beautiful to photograph.

                        Beautiful to photograph.

                      • The front of the property facing the street has a charming, small Spanish house.

                        The front of the property facing the street has a charming, small Spanish house.

                      • Sweet and tasteful touches

                        Sweet and tasteful touches

                      • Victorian Basket.

                        Victorian Basket.

                      • Hummingbirds and Swallows share the garden.

                        Hummingbirds and Swallows share the garden.

                      $140 - $155 per night (USD)
                      8

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

                      View calendar: Updated 10/24/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/24/2014
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