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Newly Modernized 1957 Beach Bungalow 2 Blocks to Ocean!

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Welcome to SM Beach Bungalow heaven! Big garage in front, auto door, easy in/out

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Last updated: 09/14/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Monica bungalow description

Please come! Enjoy this completely renovated midcentury beach refuge, ultraprime location on a one block long quiet treelined canyon street, a very short two block easy walk to the beach. Feel like you have stepped back in time to a gracious, relaxed era when your beach bungalow was your haven. Fully furnished with comfortable period pieces, 1600 cozy sq ft living space includes two bedrooms upstairs (one queen and one full bed) with ocean and canyon views, downstairs living room, dining area (open floor plan), bonus sitting room/guest room with single person sleeper sofa, kitchen and laundry with all new luxe appliances, two car garage. One bath (shower tub) up, one (shower) down. Amazing private backyard meditation garden beautifully landscaped with bonsai trees, stone pathway leading to an ocean-viewing private point. The back-door patio has a picnic table with benches/chairs and two chaise lounges, and in the garden beyond are two large benches. The yard is fully flanked by two channels that meet at its furthest point and jointly flow down the two block stretch to the ocean. Watch the ducks in the daytime in the channels, hear the frogs thrumming at night. Three minute walk to beach, shops, restaurants, and minutes away from the third street promenade with world class shopping, theaters and restaurants, and also the famous SM Pier and the 405 and 10 freeways. Lax airport about 15 miles away. Best of all worlds: secluded canyon setting, private large back yard, ocean proximity, nearby city amenities, easy freeway access, very private street. Wifi and apple tv/satellite included. Bring your beach gear, toothbrush, and relax.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Bungalow
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            26...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Please no children under 13...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • The Master Bedroom is furnished with a Temperpedic queen sized canopy bed with romantic privacy netting and a view of both the ocean and the lovely lush Santa Monica Canyon. Large closet, dresser, desk/chair. Large windows provide lovely light, and the location gives privacy from neighbors. The second bedroom upstairs has a lovely full-size bed, large desk, dresser, and large closet. Generous windows look out into the canyon and overlook one of the channels. The bonus room downstairs has a sofabed that easily pulls out to a size between twin and full size. The room has a dresser, small closet, desk, writing table, and a privacy screen shielding it as needed from the view of the adjacent dining area. The downstairs bathroom is accessible to this room through the little closet, so the guest has almost private access to the shower and facilities there. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • The upstairs bathroom is shared by the Master and the second bedroom. It is quite large, with a shower/tub combination glassed in, and expansive cupboards for everyone's stuff. The downstairs bathroom is compact, with a simple small step-down shower, toilet, and pedestal sink, and a cupboard to put away clutter....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • If you are not familiar with Santa Monica Canyon, Google the area and imagine you are nestled in a lush, green canyon blessed with ocean breezes and windy old roads that discourage traffic or big development. Look up, you will see the famous green parrots of Los Angeles fly by, or seagulls, or hawks, or hummingbirds, or crows or owls or even bluejays and mockingbirds. It is paradise for more than just humans here. The channels flanking this property have families of ducks you can see swimming and waddling most days from the yard, and in the summer evenings, the sound of the frogs make you think you are deep in a magical forest. The weather is its own microsystem here, mild and embracing, clean and rejuvenating. The neighborhood is easy to navigate, a block or two to some of the finest dining in the Los Angeles area, great small shops or mall shopping and amenities in all directions very close by. Life does not get better than what you experience in this canyon....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite with premium package of channels...moreless

              • Television:

                One excellent TV in living room, nowhere else, enjoy yourselves!!! Smart TV that does more than I know how to do, and Apple TV unit also....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    The house is two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, an easy walk on easy streets, and from the back yard and windows the ocean is visible through the trees. Sailboats can be seen moving past....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Lovely dining area looking out large windows into the trees of the canyon, with a channel between you and the next neighbor. Table seats 6 easily....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    new large dryer...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Newly installed gas burning capability in the old time fireplace. Turn a key, light the provided lighter, and enjoy....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Two car garage with automatic door for instant access to house through laundry room...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    New furnace heats the house in minutes if needed. Very temperate climate though!...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    new high speed wifi provided...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Heavy Egyptian cotton sheets, new lightweight comforters and blankets, new pillows, all fresh and waiting for you!...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Living room has a cushy sleepable three cushion couch, a reclining chair that fully reclines, a new Smart TV with Apple TV unit, and a wooden rocking chair with reading lamp....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Limited street parking is available...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Plush new Egyptian cotton towels and plenty of them....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    new large washer...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    The kitchen is supplied with new dishes, flatware, pots and pans, utensils, toaster oven, hot beverage 'pod' machine with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate pods plentifully provided, push-button simple!...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    The original period pecan cupboards were preserved, and all new appliances installed, including state of the art refridgerator, dishwasher, microwave, double convection oven, and four burner cooktop...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Brick patio outside living room glass sliding doors...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Gazebo with dining table, chairs and benches, seats 8, lovely outdoor lights installed for evening meals and relaxation...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large back yard with patio, gazebo, walking path, ocean viewing point, benches and chaise lounges...moreless

                   

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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $395
                  $2,625 $9,750
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                  Notes:

                  Housekeeping by arrangement, not included

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                  Location

                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  LAX
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  a few
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Pacific Coast Highway
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  many
                  0.05 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Santa Monica beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  I love walking, so I walk to the restaurants and theaters nearby for regular entertainment. The Santa Monica Pier is a longer walk or a very short car trip, and it is full of activities being enjoyed by people from all over the world. The Venice Beach Boardwalk is also in longer but easy walking range, all level with great sidewalks, and has that friendly beach-hustle atmosphere that makes you know you are somewhere really different, with an open air marketplace of booths carrying almost anything you can imagine. There are two farmers markets in the longer walk or superfast drive range as well, where I get my produce, eggs, fresh corn tamales, eggs, flowers, and see many people I know along with the occasional Hollywood star with family relaxing with the rest of us. The Getty Museum is just down the Pacific Coast Highway from here, Malibu is a few minutes further down, and if you are adventurous you are in Tijuana in about 2 hours! For a longer visitor, the famous California Missions are a lovely drive away, the closest being in Santa Barbara, less than two hours getting to a destination well worth the time.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: I already live in this canyon, and love it so much that I hope to live here forever. This house is 500 steps from my current house, so I am easy to find if you need anything. I have two sons taller than me now who can help out with any internet or tv questions, too! I moved to California from Northern Virginia in 1972, and never looked back (except to visit).

                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica:
                  This canyon is a very special place, and properties do not come available very often. This particular property is very special, with a unique location not only extremely close to the ocean without the hassle of being actually on the beach, but nestled between two channels that literally run along either side of this long V of a property. The channels meet at the end point of the lot, and you can stand on that point and watch ducks in the channel, sailboats on the ocean, and talk to the neighbors sweet Weimeraner Ina across the channel who likes to gaze lovingly at me when I am there. I bought this house to move into myself once my two sons leave the nest in a couple of years, so all of the renovation, furnishing, appliances and planting has been chosen for best quality for my own eventual use. I love this house, I love its tiny one block street with sweet neighbors, I love the amazing variety of birds overhead, and I especially love this sweet untouched house that I got to rehab and preserve all at once. It feels like a place my grandparents would have left to my parents, with the combined furniture and practical details that they would have brought to it. The house is great for people who appreciate an easy to navigate neighborhood with a beachy casual feel to it, sophisticated surroundings easily gotten to, advanced amenities, but only one TV (in the living room). Disclaimers: The rooms are not as BIG as the fisheye lense makes them look, but they are generous and comfortable. Also, the property is not suitable for young children because of the channels on either side, which involve cement walls maybe 15' straight down to a cement floor. Also, the house is not furnished with twin beds or high chairs or cribs; it is set up for two couples upstairs at most, and one person in the bonus room with the smallish sofabed, and in a pinch the couch is extremely sleepable too.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                  This house grabbed my heart the very first time I walked the exterior. The yard was lovingly planted and developed by the sole homeowner, a landscape architect with a contemplative and conservationist nature, who resided here from 1957 until last year. He maintained the house beautifully, but did not change anything at all, so I had the delightful pleasure of simply working with what was perfectly in place but old. The yard is amazing and sooths you just by walking the old rare green stone he installed as a pathway. The house was built intelligently with every square inch used, pocket doors allowing the kitchen and/or laundry rooms to be shut off from the main house, and big glass doors allowing heart stopping views of the yard and ocean and access to the brick patio just outside. It is just perfect.


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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to SM Beach Bungalow heaven! Big garage in front, auto door, easy in/out

                    Welcome to SM Beach Bungalow heaven! Big garage in front, auto door, easy in/out

                  • Huge squishy couch in living room, deluxe tv opposite

                    Huge squishy couch in living room, deluxe tv opposite

                  • Bonus sitting/guest room downstairs, sofabed, closet, privacy screen, no door

                    Bonus sitting/guest room downstairs, sofabed, closet, privacy screen, no door

                  • Kitchen to laundry. Can close door between; can close kitchen off from living rm

                    Kitchen to laundry. Can close door between; can close kitchen off from living rm

                  • Upstairs: Master bedroom, queen Temperpedic, ocean views from bed

                    Upstairs: Master bedroom, queen Temperpedic, ocean views from bed

                  • Second bedroom upstairs, full sized luxe mattress, canyon views

                    Second bedroom upstairs, full sized luxe mattress, canyon views

                  • Patio seen from living room glass doors, ocean visible between big tree branches

                    Patio seen from living room glass doors, ocean visible between big tree branches

                  • Living room, doors open towards ocean, patio seen outside, working gas fireplace

                    Living room, doors open towards ocean, patio seen outside, working gas fireplace

                  • Dining area looks out to canyon, 6 chairs, table can pull out to seat all

                    Dining area looks out to canyon, 6 chairs, table can pull out to seat all

                  • Kitchen: original cabinets/new fridge/oven/microwave/dishwasher/instahot/burners

                    Kitchen: original cabinets/new fridge/oven/microwave/dishwasher/instahot/burners

                  • Downstairs bathroom with shower, easy access to bonus/guest room

                    Downstairs bathroom with shower, easy access to bonus/guest room

                  • Upstairs bathroom, generous size and cabinets, with shower/tub combo

                    Upstairs bathroom, generous size and cabinets, with shower/tub combo

                  • Backyard patio seen from upstairs Master bedroom; path winds back, ocean visible

                    Backyard patio seen from upstairs Master bedroom; path winds back, ocean visible

                  • Back part of back yard, Buddha and benches and bonsai. Walk further to oceanview

                    Back part of back yard, Buddha and benches and bonsai. Walk further to oceanview

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/14/2014
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