This updated home in Santa Monica provides guests with a "home away from home" feeling. Treat yourself to a restorative experience in this eclectic "cottage" in a quiet residential neighborhood. Ideal for a group of business travelers or families/friends wanting privacy and luxury. Just 2+ miles from the beach, there is a refreshing off shore breeze that fills the house with ocean air and multiple skylights, flooding the home with California sunshine. Details include french doors and windows, honed granite, concrete plaster finishes, oak and limestone flooring.
The home has an open floor plan, beautifully furnished, large master suite with linen bedding and Turkish towels. Kitchen has Viking appliances, All-Clad pots, Nespresso machine and pour-over coffee using beans from Philz of San Fransisco. The office space/desk has a view of the sunrise with a gas fireplace nearby for warmth on cool mornings or evenings. A "womb" chair and diffused overhead lighting highlights the area with nearby bookshelves with an array of books. A second fireplace by the sofa and TV provides ambiance in evenings while enjoying a movie or conversations with your group.
Entertainment includes4K Apple TV and a new 55' 4K smart TV with a Sonos sound system which also allows guests to play their own music from their electronic devices. Chromecast Ultra installed for Android users. Games like Scrabble, Chess, Jenga, Backgammon, Exploding Kittens, Cranium, etc are also provided for guest's entertainment.
TV has DISH satellite with HBO.
The home has 3 climate zones for individualized comfort in the bedrooms and living area, with smart Nest thermostats.
Newly refurbished and furnished, amenities include WIFI internet, printer access, work space, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, toiletry essentials, hangers, luggage racks, laundry room, beach towels for 5 people and sand/beach toys.
The home has a master suite with a super comfortable CA king bed. The second bedroom has a twin bed and a futon that makes up into another twin bed and is surprisingly comfortable, sleeping a total of 4 people. An additional 2 guests can stay in the newly converted game room/yoga studio. A Murphy wall bed with the queen tempurpedic mattress, easily folds up during the day so the room can be used for ping pong or yoga. There is a sink in the room, but bathroom facilities are in the main house.
The game room has it's own Sonos sound system for playing music and opens up onto the outdoor dining area and BBQ, creating an intimate environment for evening entertainment. Quiet hours apply. 10pm, please bring the party inside to respect my neighbors.
The home has a decking with chairs overlooking a modest yard, including a hammock for relaxation. There is also a slack line for those skilled at slack-lining.
Centrally located in Sunset Park of Santa Monica, the home is within 3 miles of Downtown Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade, Venice Beach, The Getty Museum, Culver City, Century City and Westwood. Los Angeles is home to wonderful restaurants, museums, shopping and theatre.
Within the Sunset Park neighborhood, the home is walking distance away from coffee shops, restaurants and boutique shopping. Bicycles can be rented from 'Breeze', a block away from the home.
Parking is available in the driveway for well maintained cars without any leaks.
A guide is provided to every guest with a map of Santa Monica and recommendations for activities and restaurants.
Santa Monica requires host to live on property for short term rentals. I live in the guest house with an elderly male cat, who is very shy and hides from strangers. He never enters the home (for those with cat allergies). Host has a separate yard area next to guest house, to maximize privacy for VRBO guests. (The cat does roam the yard.)
Please note: Host's quarters share a wall with the game room/yoga studio. The structure was formally a garage and split into two separate spaces.
Note: Check-out is 11:00 and Check-in is 4:00. I am not able to provide early check-in or late check-out, if your stay precedes or follows another guest on the same day. House cleaning/preparation requires 4+ hours. Thank you for understanding.
***This is a NO PET, NO SMOKING, NO PARTIES and NO children under 6 yrs of age home. Violation of these rules risks immediate termination of rental and loss of security deposit.
This property has a two night minimum stay. :)