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Luxurious & Peaceful Home located 2.5 miles from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Santa Monica 3 Bed/2 Bath House on Quiet Tree-lined Street: BBQ, Ping Pong, Yoga

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.

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. :)

More Details
Registration Number : 226739

Meaghan Ryan
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Meaghan Ryan

A former ICU, ER and International travel nurse, whose favorite part of my job was hearing my patients' stories about themselves. We are all connected and learn from one another. This is my first time being a host for VRBO and look forward to meeting my guests and hearing their "stories". I'm currently working towards another degree, writing many papers on line. Then plan to pursue alternative healing modalities such as cranio-sacral therapy, or perhaps starting my own foundation for disadvantaged children.

When I travel, I avoid hotels and prefer staying in B and B's. I'm highly respectful of other's space and property and expect the same treatment towards me.

I love nature, skiing and rock climbing. Helping animals and children is my passion in life.

I look forward to meeting you. :)

Meaghan Ryan purchased this house in 2007

Why Meaghan Ryan chose Sunset Park

I was born in Santa Monica, but never lived in the town, having moved around a fair amount with my parents (in various areas of CA). I decided to move my children here in 2007 and have never regretted it. It was the first home I looked at when I began looking at homes to buy, and it was the last! I bought it on the spot. It has amazing energy and there isn't a person who visits, who doesn't fall in love with the home. Long term tenants were in the house the last 4 years, while I traveled as a nurse. Having returned to my roots, I now live in the guest house, so I can share the home with travelers, seeking a restorative experience.

What makes this house unique

Centrally located to many activities throughout Los Angeles. The house is situated on a beautiful tree-lined street. It is far enough away from downtown Santa Monica and the beach, that privacy and quiet are key points, yet close enough that you can be in the center of everything within a 10 minute drive.

Housekeeping services are provided for long term guests staying more than 5 nights. Cleaning includes dust mopping hardwood floors, empty trash, and tend to watering plants/flowers. There is an aromatherapy essential oil diffuser that can be used to freshen the house.

BBQ, outdoor dining with overhead patio lights and shade sail, yoga studio that transforms into a ping pong room that transforms into a 3rd bedroom!

Coffee and Tea are provided, along with basics such as cooking oils, vinegars, and seasonings.


Sunset Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes to be worn in house. Quiet hours 10pm. (Come inside the house if on the decking or in the game room.)
  • Carry rolling suitcases. No wheeled accessories, including wheelchairs and assistive walkers that damage flooring. Not an ADA property.
  • Please squeegee shower surfaces after use, to prevent water stains. Please leave home as you found it :)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Concrete plaster finish with limestone flooring.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/Game Room - 1 murphy bed , Queen mattress in the game room. Has sink in room.
  • Master opens to decking. Amazing mattress with Belgian linen sheets. Game room/yoga studio has Murphy bed with tempurpedic mattress.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious & Peaceful Home located 2.5 miles from the beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Serene & tranquil gem in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying at Meaghan's house from July 10th-14th. The house is even prettier in person. Lots of natural light, very comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, excellent showers, etc. Meaghan's back deck and garden are very lovely as well. The home was a great retreat after our active days taking in the sights. We appreciated the detailed house manual. Meaghan was a perfect host, communicated well and was available with any questions. It is without hesitation that I would recommend this rental and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you and your family felt so comfortable and enjoyed the home. You are most welcome to stay anytime!
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A beautiful home, with everything you needed & excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Meaghan has thought of every little

detail for your stay in her exquisite home. She is very accommodating and goes out of her way to help you if she can. We had an amazing 12 days and would definitely stay here again. Meaghan gave us some great advice when the next part of our trip had to be rearranged and her suggestion of Mammoth turned out to be amazing... staying 2 days not the 1!! Thank you! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were very happy to fine this beautiful house in Santa Monica. Everything was very well thought out to the finest details. Wonderful location with easy access to everything but in a quiet neighborhood. We will definitely see if it is available again the next time we come to Santa Monica.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bob. You and Belinda are welcome any time. Noodle and I look forward to it! :)
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Hard to feel comfortable

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful home, but.....

Meaghan is very nervous about having people in her recently renovated home. I wonder why she would want people renting her house, if she is so worried about normal wear and tear? (Full disclosure — my elderly father’s walker scuffed the wood floors, hence her new rule that there can be no assistive devices!) The house was covered in small laminated notes telling us what we could touch and could not touch, where to put things down and where not to, how to clean individual spaces, and so on. It is not a relaxed comfortable space.

I feel terrible writing anything negative because Meaghan is a lovely host otherwise. But if you want a comfortable easy stay without worry, this might not be the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home is new to VRBO in February and has experienced some wonderful guests, including the family who wrote the above review. Common to most travelers is a propensity to book the property without fully reading the house rules, which are clearly posted on the listing and repeated in the house manual which provides instructions to all guests on how to operate appliances, etc. The home is stunningly beautiful and photographs well, and attracts many requests/bookings. In the short 5 months that I have been on VRBO, I have had guests smoke, bring pets, bring children under the minimum age, roll suitcases on the floor, and wear high heeled shoes in the house, all of which are against house rules. Because numerous guests have ignored the house rules, I have a sign at the front door stating the policies and one sign in the house, as a reminder to guests. There are indeed signs instructing how to operate window shades and to refrain from placing items on 2 pieces of delicate furniture. I do not ask my guests to clean, nor do I dictate what guests can and cannot touch and where to place their personal belongings. Sadly, these are exaggerations and most certainly, there are no signs asking guests to do those things. I do ask my guests not to roll suitcases on the hardwood floor so that the home remains nice for future guests. A walker does more damage than a rolling suitcase and for a guest to book the home without discussing with the owner if a walker would be acceptable, is disrespectful and naive, to believe that the owner would not take issue. The floors sustained substantial damage, all cosmetic and can be remedied. I simply wish I had been told that one of the guests used a walker, so that I had the opportunity to decline the booking. I ask for transparency from guests when they book or inquire. Besides this review, this property has received several outstanding reviews from very content travelers. Clearly, this property is not for everyone. Please review the house rules prior to booking. It will serve both you and the host! :)
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a wonderfully equipped kitchen, beautiful furnishings and lovely deck and yard. Easy street parking.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home, plenty of room for the 4 of us. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen. Really loved the shower in the Master Bath. Meaghan was a gracious host.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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