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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pacific Palisades house description

Gated, secure and quiet, with a gorgeous lake and towering trees this vacation spot has been designed for relaxtion and good times.
Located just 5 minutes from Santa Monica and the beach, and directly across the street from Will Rodger's State Park. The house sleeps up to 12 (10 in real beds and 2 on convertible sofas) with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, huge sunny kitchen, breakfast room and lanai, spacious dining room and living rooms. Outsidebrick patio with large fire pit, sun loungers and an amazing terrace to take in the lake views. Free Wi-Fi and Direct TV with HBO, CINEMAX and SHOWTIME are included.

The Lake House is the ultimate property for entertaining. While we are happy to accommodate requests for larger events and parties with outside guests, please note that additional fees will apply. Give me a call to plan your event.


Filled with beautiful gardens, mature trees and lush greenery, the serenity and beauty of this hidden oasis is made complete by a stunning lake which is shared with the owners who live next door.

'We wanted the beauty of the beach and the ease of living in a lake side cottage but with a fun modern vibe. So when we renovated and decorated the house we went with serene whites and splashes of vibrant color. Many of the walls are covered with larger than life, high definition photographs of flowers and animals, shot by a sought after modern photographer.'.

The Master bedroom has a king bed with a feather topper, down comforter, and 1200 count luxury sateen sheets. Divine.

The Green bedroom sleep 4 with a bunk bed and a twin bed all made with 800 count sheets and soft down comforters. Fun.

The Tropics bedroom has a queen size bed, 1400 count silky sateen sheets, a large dresser, glider rocker and a private entrance to the patio which looks out over the lake. Quiet.

The Sting Ray Room features a king size platform bed with 1200 count sheets and duvet, feather bed topper and down comforter. Flat screen TV with Direct TV premium package. Sweet.


The large kitchen is fully appointed and is a baker's dream with a big refrigerator, four burner gas stove with griddle, Bosch dishwasher, double Thermadore convection oven, toaster, microwave, blender and coffee pot.

The back patio and terrace look out over a grove of redwoods, huge sycamores and the lake. The patio features a large gas fire-pit circled by adirondacks for storytelling and smores. Chaise lounges and a sun umbrella make for a lovely spot to read in or out of the California sun!

The back yard is vast with towering trees that shade secret paths and a small stream that meanders under little wooden bridges. Waiting by the lake is a little rowboat that you are the captain of. Fish for bluegill and large mouth bass from the rocky shore, hand feed the friendly turtles(who think they are dogs) or step through the swing gate and explore one of the last natural creeks in Los Angeles, a spring fed stream that runs year round! Salamanders, tadpoles and tree frogs abound. This is a quiet and safe haven where children can play, discover and revel in nature all day long. If you can pry yourself away from all this, the famed white sand beaches of Santa Monica, The Pier, fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you, a mere 5 minutes away!

Guests are welcome to use boogie boards, skateboards and scooters and to enjoy a game of croquet or bocce ball. The owners are right next door and can be as helpful or as invisible as you wish.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                All children need to be good swimmers. This is not a good property for toddlers due to the natural environment that features a lake. Children under between 5-8 need to be supervised on the premises and must know how to swim....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                30...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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              • lanai: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) We can add rails on the bunk bed for safety., Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib for your baby. Please request in advance and we will have it sterilized and set up in the master suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two convertible sofas are available for guests in the lanai. They each sleep one adult., Bunk Beds (1) This bed features a double below and a twin on top! FUN!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everyday flatware and dishes for 12. One set of fine china . service for 12. ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, flour, sugar, oils, teas, condiments and salad dressings....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                !2 cup Cuisinart coffee maker. Electric hot water carafe for tea....moreless

              • Oven:

                Double Thermador oven with convection....moreless

              • Dining:

                Eat in kitchen area seats 5-6....moreless

              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Large bay windows with views to lake and gardens. French doors to patio. Sony TV with premium Direct TV package. Large collection of photography books, reading books and games....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                On the back terrace there is a large brick firepit, where many smores and pow wows have been had....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                The livingroom has a wood burning firplace....moreless

              • Parking:

                There is parking for 10 cars...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Linens Provided
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Bocce Balls and Croquet.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    We have a lovely assortment of cocktail table books. Topics include photography, gardening, Hollywood, local history and much more....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Our cabinet in the entryway is packed with games for adults and children. A chess game is ready for you in the lanai!...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Living room,master bedroom, and Sting Ray room have Direct TV, HBO, CINEMAX and SHOWTIME....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (3) Sony TVs in Master, Sting Ray room and living room....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Dvd player in livingroom and master....moreless

                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        You want it? We have it and it's free!...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Gardens surround the house and a perfect golf style green is yours to play croquet on in the front yard....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Hooked up to natural gas for stress free grilling anytime!...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        We have a lovely row boat on the lake for you to enjoy!...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Sunny and warm year round....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Spa
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        Our third of an acre lake is serene and beautiful, stocked with bluegill and large mouth bass and is home to 9 turtles and several mated pair of mallards. The lake is often visited by owls, cranes, blue herons and kingfishers. ...moreless

                      • Lake View:

                        Lake views are enjoyed from the kitchen, breakfast room, lanai, livingroom and two bedrooms....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Medical Services
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Rate
                      Jul 12 - Jul 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $750
                      $5,075
                      August Holiday
                      Aug 1 - Aug 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $750
                      $4,200
                      Labor Day
                      Aug 31 - Sep 6, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $750

                      Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $750

                      Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $675 $750
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $4,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • $250 cleaning fee $250
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      There is a $250 cleaning fee for The Lake House property.


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                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                      Location

                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      LAX
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Long Beach Ferry
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Universal City Station
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      10 freeway
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Will Rogers State Park Beach
                      1.6 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Shore Bar
                      52 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mountain High Resort
                      0.6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      The Riviera Golf Club
                      0.8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Sushi Don

                      A mile up the street are the pier and the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica. Twenty minutes up the coast and you can surf Malibu's world famous pointbreak, Surfrider! This house is nestled in a neighborhood called Rustic Canyon which is just across the street from historic Will Rodgers State Park, where you can horseback ride, mountain bike and hike. A five minute drive up Sunset Boulevard brings you to charming downtown Pacific Palisades where great restaurants, fabulous boutique shopping, coffee and yogurt shops, grocery and drug stores, a weekly farmer's market, and other small town pleasures await. The town library and park are there too with great play structures, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts and basketball for all to enjoy.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: My husband and I have been married for 17 years and live here in the Palisades with our two girls, ages 9 and 11. We love our little community where we are fortunate to work and play. Our children attend public school, we go to church on Sundays, and can't imagine living any where else. Mark and I are both Midwesterners, I come from a rural part of Peoria, Illinois and Mark is from Chicago. I love having guests and enjoy creating an atmosphere where people can relax, feel welcome and have a wonderful time.

                      Why the Owner Chose Pacific Palisades:
                      Before we bought this property we used to drive around the neighborhood and imagine that we lived here. We just loved the rustic feel, the closeness to nature and the farm freshness of the whole area. Once we had a picnic near the creek behind the very house we would later buy and I remember Mark and I looking up at the giant sycamore trees and feeling like we had found our dream home at last.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      There is a lushness, a greenness to this place that feels very much like Costa Rica. Yet, the pond, with it's banks covered with boulders and rocks, surrounded by redwoods and fields of blooming flowers, makes us feel like we are in the Colorado Rockies. There are rope swings and hammocks, paths to explore and grassy knolls to picnic on. Concord grapes and blackberries fruit in the summer as do strawberries, blueberries, lemons and limes. Fresh mint and watercress are available year round in the creek. The slate walls that meander through the property are a great place to sit quietly and take in the sun rise over the canyon and a treehouse sits high above the pond in a giant sycamore tree waiting for adventurers to visit. My husband Mark is an amazing gardener and he has had planted thousands of blooming flowers and trees. In March over 6000 giant daffodils bloom covering the banks around the lake in a carpet of bright yellow. In April and May the white dragon wisteria is blooming. It makes a tunnel of scented white flowers as it trails down from the 15 foot trellises. In June the orange day lilies fill the fields. July and August the cobalt agapanthus are exploding everywhere. Pink, purple and magenta cosmos bloom and wave around the lake in July and August. Every season has its beauty here. Even in the fall, Mark has carefully selected oaks, sweet gum, pistachia and hickory trees that turn bright orange, red and gold. It's beautiful to see their colors mirrored perfectly in the lake's water.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to your vacation paradise. Settle in and unwind.

                        Welcome to your vacation paradise. Settle in and unwind.

                      • Living room with fireplace and Direct TV. Fab lake views through bay window.

                        Living room with fireplace and Direct TV. Fab lake views through bay window.

                      • Sunny breakfast area. Take your coffee outside and enjoy view.

                        Sunny breakfast area. Take your coffee outside and enjoy view.

                      • The Lanai. Sunny, warm, the perfect hang out spot.

                        The Lanai. Sunny, warm, the perfect hang out spot.

                      • Green Bedroom: twin bed, bunk w/ dbl & a twin. 800 ct. sheets & down comforters.

                        Green Bedroom: twin bed, bunk w/ dbl & a twin. 800 ct. sheets & down comforters.

                      • Terrace room, queen bed 800 ct. sheets, down duvet, sliding door to patio.

                        Terrace room, queen bed 800 ct. sheets, down duvet, sliding door to patio.

                      • Morning on the terrace. Coffee or Tea?

                        Morning on the terrace. Coffee or Tea?

                      • Gather around the fire pit for smores and stories.

                        Gather around the fire pit for smores and stories.

                      • In late March the wisteria bloom. An amazing place for a special dinner party!

                        In late March the wisteria bloom. An amazing place for a special dinner party!

                      • You have almost a full acre to enjoy!

                        You have almost a full acre to enjoy!

                      • A path to the Vacation House from the owners property. Flowering gardens.

                        A path to the Vacation House from the owners property. Flowering gardens.

                      • We are celebrating the end of our first year as VRBO hosts. We love it!

                        We are celebrating the end of our first year as VRBO hosts. We love it!

                      • Welcome!

                        Welcome!

                      • Great kitchen, Bosch DW, Thermadore dbl convection oven, microwave, gas stove.

                        Great kitchen, Bosch DW, Thermadore dbl convection oven, microwave, gas stove.

                      • Chic dining room seats 10 delighted guests.

                        Chic dining room seats 10 delighted guests.

                      • Master suite. King bed w/ feather top, 1400 count sateen sheets, down comforter.

                        Master suite. King bed w/ feather top, 1400 count sateen sheets, down comforter.

                      • The Sting Ray Room features a king size platform bed with 1200 count sheets and duvet, feather bed topper and down comforter. Flat screen TV with Direct TV premium package.

                        The Sting Ray Room features a king size platform bed with 1200 count sheets and duvet, feather bed topper and down comforter. Flat screen TV with Direct TV premium package.

                      • Garden bathroom with soaking tub for two and rain shower faucet.

                        Garden bathroom with soaking tub for two and rain shower faucet.

                      • Catch some California sun on the patio.

                        Catch some California sun on the patio.

                      • Twilight under the redwoods, bring a book or a glass of wine. Chill!

                        Twilight under the redwoods, bring a book or a glass of wine. Chill!

                      • The cosmos bloom around the lake in August.

                        The cosmos bloom around the lake in August.

                      • Tropical plants fill the gardens.

                        Tropical plants fill the gardens.

                      • A treehouse sits high in the sycamores... a perfect hideout for adventurers.

                        A treehouse sits high in the sycamores... a perfect hideout for adventurers.

                      • A giant sycamore in the front yard has an amazing rope swing.

                        A giant sycamore in the front yard has an amazing rope swing.

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