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Ocean View Santa Monica Canyon Home -Walk to Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Fantastic tree top and whitewater ocean views are yours for the asking. Our 2 level family home is nestled in the exclusive Santa Monica Canyon known its tranquility and fabulous flora and fauna just a short walking distance to the Pacific Ocean. Only minutes away from downtown Santa Monica with incredible, shopping, farmer's markets, theaters, restaurants, and pier. This charming house is perfect for entertaining with an open flow feeling and lots of natural light, hardwood floors and a cool ocean breeze that keeps the temperature comfortable all year long. There are four Redwood trees on the property and an enormous deck that is furnished with tables and chairs for outdoor dining as well as lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun.

Each room has French doors opening out to either the garden or deck with canyon and ocean views. About 5 houses away in either direction are hidden steps leading down towards the beach (a 5 minute walk) and wonderful local restaurants. The other set leads up one more level towards Rustic Canyon Park which boasts a shaded playground, tennis courts, basketball, baseball and a local pool.

This cook's country style kitchen is fully equipped for entertaining with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer plus gas burning fireplaces in both the master and living room.

This is a very child friendly home with a tree house in the garden. Utilities, Satellite TVs with DVRs and prime movie channels, stereo, Sonos hookup, WiFi, gas BBQ and garage parking for one vehicle ( sedans and average size SUVs).

Keywords: blocks to beach, canyon and whitewater views. retreat.

More Details

Bader Howar
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Bader Howar

I'm a studio photographer with two sons, one grown and living in the Pacific Northwest and the other is in middle school here in the area. We are extremely fortunate to live in such an ideal location next to the beach. I spend a lot of my free time playing tennis, beach volleyball, and entertaining in my home.

Bader Howar purchased this house in 1997

Why Bader Howar chose Santa Monica Canyon

When I first discovered Santa Monica Canyon I knew that I could live here forever. It is a small and friendly community Surrounded by greenery with hidden steps and various levels of the small canyon to explore. It is completely unlike any other area in Los Angeles. It feels very remote tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet downtown Santa Monica and Venice are minutes away and downtown L.A.and Hollywood and all the city has to offer is within a hours drive. Truly the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

On certain days one can hear the sound of waves breaking as they roll up the canyon. Other unique benefits are the tropical parrots singing in my trees and as well as hawks soaring above. I love that we can walk to the beach and great restaurants and pubs and have such easy access to some of the best hikes in the area. Santa Monica has a fantastic bus system for those who don't have access to a car or use Uber or Lift.


Santa Monica Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has twin sinks and separate walk in shower and an extra deep tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk bed with Queen on bottom & twin on top (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kid's tree house.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View Santa Monica Canyon Home -Walk to Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Feels like home but better.

  • 5 of 5

The beds are amazing and I the sheets are too! A real cooks kitchen and Ocean View.. I never want to leave. Love this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheelchair accessible!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 9 nights at this lovely home! We required a wheelchair accessible living space for my daughter, and this home definelty met our needs! Ev

Everything was clean, and tidy, and any questions we had, were responded to quickly.

The location is more centrally located, than one would think (due to the windy roads). It just takes a moment to get one's bearings. The neighbourhood is pretty, and peaceful, and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable, yet, upscale place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding rental in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

we stayed here for four nights in may - 2 adults and 4 children - and we all loved this place. Lots of space for everyone - beautiful gardens and two decks - plus a view of the ocean. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, but a short drive (or a not-to-far walk) to the beach. The owner was very helpful with anything we needed. Highly recommended. We would come again (and hopefully stay for a longer time).

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect Place to Rendezvous

  • 5 of 5

With half the family living in London and the other Sydney we were looking for the home away from home which was half way between the two. We certainly found it, as soon as we entered the front door we immediately felt comforted and relaxed and like we had always been together. This home away from home was ideal to support a long overdue family catch up.

The house is wonderfully equipped. There is very possible utensil etc you could want in the kitchen to make perfect family meals. The laundry and drying facilities are big enough to fit huge piles of clothes in. The beds and bedding are lovely and comfy - no problems sleeping.

As for location for us it was ideal. Although a car might make it easier if you plan on doing all the LA sites, for us our holiday was about spending time together. Walking to the beach is nothing and the buses in the Santa Monica a breeze. There is actually a lot to see and do around Santa Monica so we never felt the need to head far away.

Lastly dealing with Bader was excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble and everything was done as she said it would be.

All up the most perfect stay and certainly a place to highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Paradise! Close to everything, but private for quiet time!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so much more than expected. The picture doesn't do it justice. The linens were high quality, the kitchen had everything you need to prepare multitude of meals, and the view is spectacular! The beach is a great walk away as well as restaurants! Check out all the shops on Montana St. If you are a Santa Monica vacationer, I promise that this house & it's location will give you a new perspective on the area. Our 9-month old loved it and she's very picky ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bliss! A beautiful & tranquil oasis in SM Canyon

  • 5 of 5

I'm a local SM gal who had to have a bit of surgery & my family came in from NY for a week to help me recoup. We all stayed at Bader's gorgeous home - 4 adults/2 children (kids ages 7& 5). It was absolutely perfect. The kids loved the tree house, the bunk beds & all the fun games & toys Bader provided, which even included bikes & scooters!! We walked to the beach & all through the beautiful canyon streets. It's such a peaceful, private, lovely spot... I know that I was able to rest & start feeling great again so much more quickly as a result of being there. Magical place!! We had the best time. Bader is a wonderful host, was incredibly thoughtful & attentive to needs/likes of all of us (grandma to little ones). Staying here was one of our family's greatest summer highlights! I would highly recommend this amazing home to anyone. Thank you, Bader!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Will Roger State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
restaurants and pubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Annenberg Community Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Rustic Canyon Park
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa,beach, bike riding, amusement parks, movie studio tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 14.0%

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