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Southwestern Zen 3 Blocks to the Beach

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Last updated: 04/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Santa Monica named One of the Top Ten Beach Cities in the World' - National Geographic.
' One of the Worlds Top Ten Cities for Foodies' - Forbes Mag.
' One of Americas Best Farmers Markets' - Travel and Leisure
'Santa Monica Makes Top 10 Piers List .The list, compiled by Coastal Living, rated the best piers in the country for fishing, sightseeing, and other salty pleasures.

March 21, 2013 -- The Pacific Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier has been dubbed one of the “world's coolest” Ferris wheels in the March issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine

This residence (2000 sq. ft.) was completely and tastefully restored in 2003. Located 3 short blocks to Santa Monica Beach this furnished unit comfortably sleeps up to 6 people and is in the center of trendy Ocean Park which boasts many upscale Boutiques and Restaurants.
This unit has 2 bedrooms and a mezzanine/office. The Master suite has a California king size bed, fireplace, 40' LEDTV, and French doors entering the gardens. Relax in the master Jacuzzi bath complete with a spa tub for two and a steam room/shower for two. Fully furnished kitchen the finest. Viking Stove, Viking Refrigerator, Microwave and Miele Dishwasher. Toaster, Juicer, Blender. A chefs set up.
The living room has a 32' HD Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD Player.

A letter of Reference:
Honestly, I can only give John McCormack's house the highest
recommendation. It is a beautiful, spacious, airy, sun-filled,
elegantly-designed-yet-totally-comfortable house with a lovely garden
and charm galore. The architectural work of art--the master bedroom
and bath--is absolutely luxurious. There's a soaking (Jacuzzi) tub
and a large shower that also has a steam room setting. The gas
fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom add so much cozy
feeling to the place, which, in February, could be a plus, since at
that time of year in Southern California, the night air at the beach
tends to get pretty chilly.

John is a gracious host/landlord, who checks in with his tenants
regularly (eager to answer questions about the house or accommodate
any needs--within reason--as they may come up). He is quite
friendly, but respectful of one's privacy, too. He's thoughtfully
stocked his kitchen well (we like to cook/entertain--so that's been a
wonderful bonus), and there are plenty of towels and linens for
myself, my husband, my 9-year-old son, and my father-in-law who is
staying with us for a two month visit, which is the reason for our
having rented this lovely place for a short-term stay.

I don't know how familiar you are with the Ocean Park neighborhood,
but the house's proximity to Main Street can't be beat. I roll out
of bed for a 6am yoga class (at a terrific studio btw, Yoga works) a
half a block away, the hip/organic people-watching hot spot, Urth
Cafe is literally on the corner, a raw food restaurant and Peet's
Coffee (so much better than Starbuck's!) are all within steps of the
house, as well as lots of little shops, a bodega-like grocery store,
a tiny little gelato place AND a Ben and Jerry's. There's a neighborhood farmer's market every Sunday morning, which is also a happenin' event, as well as the historic little library nearby, which is sweet and terribly convenient. There is a $2000 Security Deposit


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 child bed

    Bunk Beds for 2 ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen in Living Room Sofa...moreless

  • Room 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • The master suite has a king size bed, fireplace, TV, and French doors overlooking the gardens. Relax in the master bath complete with a spa tub for two and a steam shower for two The other bedroom has Bunkbeds ideal for children. All bedrooms have Goose Down Comforters...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


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

    Steam Room...moreless

  • Bathroom 3


  • The Master Bath has a Jacuzzi tub for two. The shower is also a Steam room that seats 2 comfortably. Twin sinks and Italian Limestone counters....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    The 2nd Bedroom with the Bunk beds has a closet full of toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking:

    Street Parking with Permits provided by the owner...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided:

    House towels and Beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless available everywhere....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A Chefs Kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Set up for 8 people...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Roof Deck with Teak Table and Chairs and a gas Grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach Chairs and Towels and Umbrellas, Skim Boards and Boogie Boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower

Building Type

  • House


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Cleaning $125
  • Taxes Not included


Cleaning is required every 2 weeks for $125.

$8200. $2000 security deposit required to hold the reservation.

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Last updated: 04/07/2015
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8.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 block
21.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Pedro Ferry to Catalina
1.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Penmar Golf
17.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro LA
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Urth Cafe
113 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: Im a retired actor.I live here and share my home with my son, travelers and vacationers. We are blessed to be living here in this great little Beach side neighborhood. We have Surf Shops, Restaurants and plenty more....and 3 blocks to the beach. People always ask me where Im going to retire....the answer is right here.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica:
First of all I came to LA to be Act. Real Estate came after that. Once I realized I would be here for a while I started looking. To me California was and always will be synonymous with the Pacific. this neighborhood is eclectic. Now 19 years later we are still here.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Can always use 'Google Translate'

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  • South Yard with South Facing Patio

    South Yard with South Facing Patio

  • South facing lawn

    South facing lawn

  • Buddha


  • Bunk Beds in 2nd Bedroom

    Bunk Beds in 2nd Bedroom

  • Roof Deck w/Gas Barbacue etc.

    Roof Deck w/Gas Barbacue etc.

  • South Facing Master Bedroom Patio

    South Facing Master Bedroom Patio

  • Malibu Tiled Staircase

    Malibu Tiled Staircase

  • South Garden

    South Garden

  • Antique Clock  Face next to Entrance

    Antique Clock Face next to Entrance

  • Cow Head

    Cow Head

  • Front Door view Door

    Front Door view Door

  • Looking South from the Ferris Wheel on the Pier

    Looking South from the Ferris Wheel on the Pier

  • From 2nd St.

    From 2nd St.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Minimum stay: 30 nights
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