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One of two dwellings on the garden I have on VRBO but this one was listed and just rented for one year; available again September 2015 !! Let's talk! Our garden property cottage is a well loved and adorable space; it has turn of the century charm & at one time had a clear view to the ocean off the back porch (an elderly neighbor tells us). Now surrounded by a magical garden it's a one bedroom with a King size bed, and although small it has its own front garden space and eating area that helps it feel expansive for its size. It's a stunning garden property with rural charm situated just blocks from downtown Santa Monica, central to markets, restaurants, theaters, yoga studios, and 12 blocks from the beach! Considered a Walker's Paradise location by third party raters. This address is a well-located, well-nurtured, historic and romantic property; with wifi, HBO and cable it is a perfect space for writers, snow-birds, corporate and other folks who know how to bide their time. This cottage is freestanding in a central and beautiful garden and also has a private garden of its own. The location is perfect for fit guests who enjoy walking only 4-9 blocks to anything one has come to Santa Monica to enjoy. Sunshine, beach, shopping, great restaurants, markets, farmer markets, the main library, yoga studios, etc. It's a fabulous launching pad to all places in Southern California, the Getty Museums, the Pacific Ocean, Venice Beach, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, the Santa Monica Freeway, Beverly Hills, Disneyland, Hollywood, the Valley, etc. While not a Patrician address it is a super clean, uncluttered, simple, charming living space in a magical garden that presents tranquility, safety and peace.
As far as reviews please check my other listing for 11 nearly perfect reviews of the other unit on the same property called 'Super Lovely and Garden'!
I am a discreet presence on the property, occasionally working in the garden, or fussing with this or that.
Everything is here, or super close to here. In spite of its proximity to the city center this property is a quiet oasis with an enchanting vibe. Your time in Santa Monica can shape up however you want it to; after work or play, plenty to do here or with side trips via car to all kinds of places, even a quick trip Vegas or San Francisco.
12 blocks from the center of downtown Santa Monica but the beautiful garden settings makes it feel rural. Close to everything but in the middle of the courtyard of the garden off the street....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Kitchen counter and outside garden table and chairs....moreless
coin operated washer and dryer room off back porch....moreless
Coin operated washer and dryer room off back porch and an iron is also provided....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Salt and pepper, coffee and tea, honey is usually there....moreless
Holiday/Snow Bird Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2015 31 night min stay
My Standard Rate 31 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$600
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Everything is here, or close to here. In spite of its proximity to the city center this property is a quiet oasis with an enchanting vibe. Your time in Santa Monica can shape up however you want it to; after work or play, plenty to do here or with side trips via car to all kinds of places, even a quick trip via plane to Vegas or San Francisco or stay right here at home, if you are a fit person just walk, drive or taxi everywhere.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: I have lived in Santa Monica for several decades and certainly consider it home. It's a wonderful place to live, close by the sea and in one of the least densely populated areas of Southern California and a much cooler place to live in the summer than our inland neighbors. 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 happiness and tranquility. Walking, bike riding, rollerblading; all options for getting around and all in an area that has so much to offer so close by! 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. 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. 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!!!!! Godspeed on your journey!!!! xoox
Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica: Close to all, in the line of beautiful city improvements, yet still residential, 9 blocks from a zillion restaurants and shops, 12 blocks from the water!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: This is a one of a kind property and as it is the size of a small park it's been a dream realized to create a beautiful garden and sanctuary for the birds and plant life.