About the property
- House1 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
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). As we only rent four months of the year I don't like to do the auto booking. I like to chat with potential renters directly before all bookings either on the phone or via email.
Keywords: blocks to beach, canyon and whitewater views. retreat.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Feels like home but better.
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.
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.
Outstanding rental in Santa Monica
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).
Perfect Place to Rendezvous
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.
Paradise! Close to everything, but private for quiet time!
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 ;-)
Total House Envy!
It is not often that you find a house like this to stay in. I say this because when I travel with my two boys, we enjoy staying in private homes instead of hotels, because it feels more like home and we are not a big restaurant family. But sometimes it feels like we are intruding, but not here. To be able to stay in this lovely, tranquil, beautifully appointed home was great, but to feel perfectly at home was a real treat for us. The moment we walked in the kids felt at home and I relaxed. The furnishings are crazy comfortable, the bed linens and towels were exquisite and the owner's kitchen is so well-stocked, I was actually a bit jealous that she gets to cook in this kitchen everyday. Oh did I mention the bathtub, no crazy bubbles or jets, just deep and long, perfect for our tall family. Two outdoor spaces with terrific views gave us the chance to chat late into the night and have fresh Cali breakfasts while watching the hummingbirds buzz around and the mist roll off the Pacific. The walk to the beach is a breeze, even with a somewhat cranky six year old. The market on Montana is a short drive and has everything you'll need. Finally, her selection of books for adults and kids was a perfect fit for my family and she even left us the Wii,which I am eternally grateful for. An intimate, canyon experience not to be missed. We can't wait to book here again.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa,beach, bike riding, amusement parks, movie studio tours.