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Cozy Sophistication-2bed 1 Bath Boutique Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bed/1 bath house close to freeway for fast access to popular attractions

Welcome to our charming 2 bed/1 bath house with backyard & BBQ in Santa Monica. A place you can call home away from home. Short 3 miles from beach, Santa Monica Pier, and 3rd Street promenade. 15 min walk to Metro Expo station that can take you to downtown Santa Monica or in the other direction to downtown LA. ( If you don't plan on using a car!)


The Space


If you prefer boutique hotel type spaces with unique, sophisticated decor over the standard options, this may be your choice. My goal was to offer a place that I would be happy to stay in. Wind down in our cozy living room and grab a game or a puzzle, or watch your favorite shows through Amazon Fire TV. Feel right at home in the fully equipped kitchen stocked with basic essentials. Enjoy the Santa Monica sun and breeze over BBQ in the backyard nestled between lemon and persimmon trees.

I look forward to hosting you and hope to inspire you during your visit to Santa Monica :)


- 2 bedrooms, 1st with a queen bed and 2nd with two twin beds.

- Full Kitchen with microwave and amenities listed below

- 1 Full bathroom, with a soaking bathtub

- Sitting / living room with TV, books for children and board games

- Owners live in the unit in the back.



- A set of fresh towels for each bedroom.

- Beds made with fresh sheets/linens (date of arrival only)

- Plates, bowls, utensils, pots, pans, toaster, some spices and condiments

- Coffee maker, coffee

- Soap, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer and sometimes toothpaste

- Ironing board and iron

- Free Wifi (high speed)

- Lockbox key entry

- Portable AC unit and space heaters.

- Amazon Fire TV: Netflix and Amazon Prime channels are available, signed into our account.

- A full thorough cleaning prior to guest Check-In

- Supplies for cleaning are kept in the house (Vacuum, swiffer, trash bags, etc.)

- Baby Items: available upon request: Travel Pack n Play Crib

Guest access


2bed/1bath house and patio area in the backyard only. The unit in the back and driveway are not included. Street parking, the closest being the main street the house is on, additional street parking is available on a side residential street with permit (provided). Please note that the parking pass is irreplaceable and necessary for other guests. If not returned, there is a $250 fine. We ask that guests pay attention to street cleaning signs to avoid getting a ticket.

Getting around


Public street parking is available and a permit is provided for parking on residential side streets. Close to the 10 freeway. Very close to the new Expo Line that connects downtown Santa Monica with Downtown LA. The closest station for the Expo Line Metro is Expo/Bundy.




- 1. Your FULL NAME and total number of guests (adults, children, babies)? What are the ages of the guests? Any smokers?

Please note: No more than 4 guests per booking. Please read house rules below fully. Visitors and unapproved guests are not permitted.

- 2. Arrival Date AND Time of Check In? (Check In after 3PM)

- 3. Departure Date (Check out before 10AM)

- 4. Please tell me about yourselves and the purpose of your trip.


We strive to make our home most clean and comfortable for all guests so PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BOOKING:


** We are happy to host Friendly, Neat, Low-Maintenance Adults & Well-Behaved Children. We appreciate if guests can keep quiet time between 9 pm and 8 am.


** Please abide by check-in/check-out times to allow us thorough cleaning between guests. If guest is not checked out by the time our cleaning staff arrives, they will incur a $30/hour fee. We are not able to hold luggage.

**No smoking or pets allowed

**No parties, events or extra overnight guests

**Do not flush ANYTHING besides toilet paper down the drain. Guest will pay $150 plumbing fee if toilet or sink is clogged due to improper items being flushed such as trash, food, diapers, female products, paper towels, etc.

**Do not plug several appliances in the bedrooms outlets at the same time (hair dryer, iron, space heater, etc..) this may cause the breaker to reset.

** Please do not use linen and towels to wipe makeup or permanent dyes. They are impossible to wash off and will be charged to the guest if stains are found. There are paper towels and cleaning supplies provided in case of spills.

** Please be courteous of the neighbors. No loud music or loud talking outside between 9pm-8am.

** Please turn off air conditioning/heater units when leaving the room and/or checking out.

** Lost key will incur a charge of $90.

** Street parking is available and a parking permit is provided. A $250 fee is charged is parking pass is lost or damaged.

**Please treat the house as your own and leave it the same way you found it without damages.Any damage to house items will be deducted from the security deposit.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Sawtelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Travel pack n play is available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing


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Cozy Sophistication-2bed 1 Bath Boutique Home Away from Home
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comfortable and adequately equipped

  • 4 of 5

Thank goodness for the portable heaters! It was unseasonably cold during our visit and we really needed the extra heat to stay comfortable - especially my 82 year old mother!

Beds were comfy and kitchen allowed us to cook some delicious meals, which saved us time and money during a quick family visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great little place!

  • 5 of 5

This property is lovely! Clean, cozy and very comfortable! Dina is extremely responsive with answers to any questions and strives to make this property a little slice of Heaven! We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house and the location

  • 5 of 5

The house was as charming as the pictures and very comfortable. We were able to host a small group of people for a BBQ with the kitchen items provided. The location was convenient to downtown and to the beach and pier. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary! I'm so happy you had a great time and enjoyed your family gathering. I would love to have you back! Best wishes for you :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

The house has one queen bed and two twin beds, fits 4 people.
No cable TV. No central AC/heater. There is an stand alone AC/heater unit in the living room that cools and heats very well. Bedrooms have ceiling fans and two windows in each room as well as space heater in each room.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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