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Idyllic Family Compound in Great Santa Monica Location with 100% 5 Star Reviews!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Immaculate Family Home near Beach, Parks, Shops, Restaurants, Yoga and more!

Our meticulously restored, 1930's home features exceptional architectural details throughout including hardwood floors, plaster beam ceilings, original art deco tile, etc... The home also offers a fully remodeled and well equipped kitchen with built-in breakfast nook, formal dining room, large living room with wood burning fireplace, front and back patios, a gas BBQ and gas fire pit and a large, newly landscaped, south facing back yard with Ping Pong table, Bocce Ball court and large courtyard dining area.

We offer 3 flat screen, HDTVs each with DVRs and DVD players. There is also high-speed, fiber optic (FIOS) WIFI with Netflix, Amazon Instant Streaming, Pandora, Spotify, X Box, etc... We also have new, in-ceiling stereo speakers throughout the kitchen, dining, living room and back patio areas.

We are located in a safe, quiet and convenient neighborhood known as Sunset Park which is 1.25 miles from the beach and just one block from shops, cafés, restaurants, yoga, and a lovely grocery store. There are two wonderful parks within walking distance as well as a public 9-hole golf course, a state-of-the art swim center and multiple Breeze Bike-Share locations. We are within 20 minutes from Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Westwood and LAX and even Downtown LA depending on the traffic.

Twice weekly housekeeping can be included during your stay for an additional fee.

Guests can be greeted upon arrival and we will be available to answer any questions and provide information though out your stay. Please call Katherine with additional question 310.801.0344

As this is our primary residence of 20+ years, we take great care of and pride in its upkeep. We expect guests to be respectful and abide by the house rules which include: No smoking, no pets, no parties and no loud noise of any kind.

PLEASE NOTE: “On May 12, 2015, the Santa Monica City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance reiterating its ban on the rental of entire units as vacation rentals. The Home-Sharing Ordinance also legalized the short term rental of a portion of a person’s home when the host lives on-site throughout the visitor’s stay and when the host obtains a business license. Hosts are also required to collect and remit Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) if not collected and remitted by the hosting platform.”

License #218444

Excellent references must be provided. 50% payment due at time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Sunset Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Studio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Guest Studio is included w/ stay of 5 or more guests
  • Full bath has original 1930's art deco tile with separate tub + shower with frosted glass door and operable sky light.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    First Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Middle Bedroom - 1 double
    Guest House - 1 queen , Guest Studio is included w/ stay of 5 or more guests
  • Port-a-crib available upon request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our house is w/in walking distance of two wonderful parks, tennis, golf, a lovely neighborhood grocery store, shops, restaurants, yoga, community pool, etc... We is also near two new Breeze BikeShare locations and the bike lanes and bus routes run right past our house making it easy to get around town without a car. UBER, LYFT and other RideShare services are also abundantly available...


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Idyllic Family Compound in Great Santa Monica Location with 100% 5 Star Reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house was beautiful, comfortable and had a fabulous back yard. The house was in a very convenient location to downtown Santa Monica, Venice, airport and the 10 to be able to get around LA. Katherine was very helpful! It felt like a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Danielle! We hope to have you and your family back someday!
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Santa Monica Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this cottage was absolutely delightful and the location was convenient to everything we wanted to do while visiting Santa Monica. The owner was very helpful and made things easy for us. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this very nice, clean, and well kept house, located in a cool and mellow neighborhood. the house has a nice backyard (great for our 1yr old who crawled /walked around in the grass), a bbq grill with outdoor table (we hosted a group of 10 adults and 3 kids for a bbq one night and sat around the outdoor table comfortably). within a very short pleasant walk from the house the is a grocery store, good little coffee shop, ice cream shop, andand what looked like a good restaurant (although we didnt go). I highly recommend this house. Plus the owners were very nice, easy going, responsive, and made us feel totally welcome. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home rental experience

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with Katherine (owner) and the stay in general was ideal. The home is beautiful, comfortable, and cozy, and the location great. It has an incredible backyard that you would never dream exists in Santa Monica (includes bocce court, bbq, two different outdoor dining areas, and an outdoor fire pit). Our group consisted of three couples, each with one young child and the home accommodated us perfectly, with one couple and child sleeping in an extra studio out back. The owner was very friendly and easy to deal with prior to booking and was very warm and accommodating throughout the process (we arrived to find fresh fruit and cookies waiting for us as well as a fridge and cupboards stocked with staple items, a list of things to do in the area, information on cafes and food markets, etc...). Overall, all three couples were thrilled with this rental. We will definitely plan to stay there again on future trips to L.A.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a perfect location. We loved our stay in this great house. It is clean, tastefully decorated, and perfect for a family. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor fire pit, bocce ball court and BBQ. There is also a public pool a block away. The neighborhood is safe and quite and very close to the great shops and upscale restaurants on Abbot Kinney Street in Venice, or 3rd Street in Santa Monica. There is a wonderful breakfast/lunch restaurant called Thyme Cafe that is right around the corner and a local supermarket that is walking distance. The owners Tim and Katherine were very responsive and helpful through the entire rental and made us feel right at home. Thank you!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luzern Switzerland

Santa Monica bliss

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and shown around the house. Everything was neat and tidy and the house has such a lovely cosy touch to it we felt immediately at home. The garden is a perfect hang-out and the kids enjoyed playing boule. The neighborhood is perfect for a run and the golf course and swimming pool are right around the corner. We took the bikes out to ride to the beach and the nearby restaurants and stores in Abbot Kinney and Rose. The housekeeper is an absolut star and we couldn't have felt more comfortable. Overall the perfect stay!

Thank you Katherine and family

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Katherine

My husband is an architect and I am a graphic designer and co-owner of a local boutique. We have two teenage daughters and have enjoyed living in our home for over 20 years. Our older daughter has recently gone off to college and our younger one is soon to follow thus the decision to share our property with fellow "empty nesters" and other travelers alike.

Katherine purchased this house in 1995

Why Katherine chose Sunset Park

Please read our reviews and you will see what puts this property above and beyond the rest!

What makes this house unique

Our house is clean, safe, quiet and very well located in a family-oriented neighborhood. The property sits within a short walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, yoga, parks and allows easy access to the beach, swimming pools, golf, farmers' markets, museums, summer camps, etc... Santa Monica is also known for its fantastic weather and ocean breezes.


Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Daily Pint
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Thyme Cafe and Cafe Bolivar
Nearest Ski
86 Miles
Mountian High
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Will Rogers State Beach
Car: recommended

"Santa Monica is a beautiful seaside city, with easy access to metropolitan Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. Equal parts coastal getaway and urban center, Santa Monica serves as a perfect base for vacationers and business travelers alike.

Located a convenient 8 miles (13 km) north of LAX and itself a walkable 8.3 square miles (21.5 km²), Santa Monica is comprised of eight distinct districts, each featuring its own character and lifestyle options. Following is a survey of the eight districts and highlights of each of their offerings:

Downtown and Third Street Promenade

Also known as Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., this neighborhood hosts some of the city’s biggest stores and most famous retailers as well as two weekly farmers’ markets. The open-air, pedestrian-only Third Street Promenade is a huge draw for its shopping, dining, street performers, bookstores and movie theaters.

Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue

Offering direct contact with the beach and ocean, the famous Santa Monica Pier houses a Carousel and full over-the-water amusement park, while palm tree–lined Ocean Avenue has an array of prized ocean-view restaurants and hotels.


Mid-City’s wide thoroughfares are home to a variety of shopping, dining and pubs, many major film, television and music companies, as well as the city’s newest performing arts venue.

Main Street

Main Street offers chic clothing and design stores, art galleries and a weekly farmers’ market just two blocks from the ocean, as well as the Santa Monica Walk-In Visitor Information Center.

Montana Avenue

Montana Avenue is a tree-lined shopping area amid a residential neighborhood with casual yet luxurious dining and shopping options.

Pico Boulevard

Pico highlights include Virginia Park, the Virginia Park Farmer's Market, Trader Joe's, Local Coffee, McCable's Guitar Shop, Aca Pillow, the Morgan Wilson theater, Upper West, etc...

Ocean Park

Ocean Park is a friendly neighborhood that is experiencing a bit of a Renaissance with a variety of new, shops, cafes and restaurants including Thyme Cafe and Market, Cafe Bolivar, Love Coffee, Santa MOnica Yoga, Goods, Brooke Rodd, etc...

Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport is a working, private airfield and events space, home to outstanding restaurants, the monthly Outdoor Antique Market and annual Barney’s sale at Barker Hangar."



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.0%

Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 11am.
Exceptions can be made if scheduling allows.
Note: House rules must be followed or some or all of the security deposit may be withheld. Rules include: No smoking, no parties or loud noise of any kind and no eating outside of the kitchen and designated dining areas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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