About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury family beach house
Welcome to the the Castle by the Sea, a luxury compound with all the amenities, steps from world-famous Santa Monica beach and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica canyon. A spectacular location that will literally take your breath away.
This very private large home is a 2 minutes stroll from the sand. Stay in a multi-million dollar neighborhood. Watch the romantic sunsets, enjoy the ocean breeze. Climb the famous Santa Monica stairs, located 3 minutes by foot from the house. Plentiful outdoor seating for romantic dining alfresco.
Recently renovated with no expense spared. In the kitchen you'll find a Viking stove and microwave along with a sub-zero fridge, and an espresso machine for the cappuccino lover.
Watch movies on the big screen projector. Enjoy one of the home's well-stocked collection of blu-ray or dvd, order pay-per-view from directv, or just watch a game in HD.
The master bedroom suite features a California King-size temperPedic for long restful nights, along with a steam shower and softub with jacuzzi jets for that private spa experience after a day at the beach.
Walking distance to the best restaurants and shopping. Take surf lessons, walk on the beach, bike along the famous Santa Monica bike path down to the Pier for a carousel ride or a spin on the ferris wheel.
Among the modern luxury amenities:
* Modern, fully-equipped kitchen features Viking stove and microwave, Sub-Zero fridge, fully-automated Jura espresso machine
* Big-screen projector with satellite/Directv, blu-ray DVD, netflix, and more.
* 2 flat screen televisions
* Master bedroom suite features TempurPedic California King, steam shower, 2 person soft-tub jacuzzi bathtub, plasma TV
* Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in the living room as you play your favorite songs on the baby grand piano
* Attic bedroom with sweeping ocean view
* Well stocked with family games and toys and movies
* Romantic outdoor cedar hot-tub.
* Garage Parking
* Private enclosed yard safe for children, or just the ultimate in private outdoor living
* Free high-speed wifi throughout
* Indoor life-fitness elliptical machine
* While staying at the Castle by the Sea you'll enjoy one complimentary maid service per week.
* Local caretaker will assist with reservations, recommendations and more.
* Gardeners will care for the garden once a week
* Email to book this amazing place!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Your hosts include dad, mom, and a fresh faced elementary school-aged young lady.
Sarah purchased this House in 2008
Why Sarah chose Santa Monica Canyon
Live like a local, with the beach, restaurants, nightlife, all within easy walking distance. Enjoy the neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
This is a magical property. From the moment you enter the compound, a feeling a contentment, safety, and magic overwhelms you. With the sounds of the surf at night, you'll enjoy our home as the little slice of paradise that it is.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Classy and Private Beach house
As others have said, amazing location just a block or so from the beach... Owners are super-classy and easy to reach and responsive... Everything was as promised, with lots of extras (like the bottle of wine, big-screen projector, etc.) A really special place. We loved it.
Castle by the Sea is a jewel! The accommodations are wonderful and the location is great. Perfect!
Our family was in LA for the US Amateur at Riviera Country Club. Rather than staying in the usual hotel, we opted for a home...and what a great decision. This home is so rich in character....as well as comfortable. It has a great location in walking distance to some great restaurants. But if you decide to cook-in, the kitchen it well equipped with high end appliances. And your dining experience will be incredible .....in a wonderful private, outdoor courtyard with large oak dining table....what ambiance! It has easy beach access with a tunnel under the highway leading to the beach and a great bicycle path up and down the coast. I would highly recommend this home.....and I didn't even mention the cedar hot tub, baby grand piano for music lovers and easy drive to LAX. Loved it!
Simply magical perfection.
Location location Location! Absolutely unbeatable, just a block from the beach, and at sea level (there is a pedestrian tunnel at the end of the block so you walk safely under Pacific Coast Highway and out onto the sand). So easy to ride bikes or carry boogie boards right from the house to the waves (and in a classy touch, the owner provides their own bikes and boards (3 of each) at no extra charge.)
We've been coming to Santa Monica every year for almost a decade to visit family (usually staying in expensive hotels - well, let's face it, they're all expensive near the beach!) where a single room costs as much as we paid for this entire house. But the comfort of coming "home" at the end of the day is priceless!
Sarah and her family could not have been nicer - this is their home, not a rental property managed by a faceless company, and the personal touches are everywhere - from the personalized welcome letter, a brochure about the house and neighborhood - even a welcome gift of wine, coffee beans (for the built-in espresso machine!), and chocolate for the kiddos... There was even a sweet note written by their little girl to our children to welcome us!
A very nice neighborhood, and the house is enclosed behind a tall wall - so very safe and private. Was stocked with everything we might need (towels linens, condiments, DVD, etc). Kids loved playing in the 'enchanted garden', and we all loved 'al fresco' dinner under the olive trees - a special memory we will cherish.
Beds are extremely comfortable (master has a 5-star hotel quality tempurpedic). Kitchen is all sub-zero, viking etc - and the fresh cappuccinos every morning are a dream.
Thank you Sarah and family for making our trip so luxurious and comfortable. You are so welcoming and kind and thoughtful, and our 2 kids loved every minute of it. We will definitely be back. HIGH recommend.
Amazing spaces indoor and out. With plenty of room for a family of four. Plus grandma😊
Walking distance to the beach and Rihanna's alleged favorite restaurant. Short drive to Malibu and the Santa Monica pier.
Super private, safe and super, super fun.
This home is exactly that, home, it's how you feel when you walk in, comfortable, relaxed. The owners are very friendly and easy to reach, their personality is expressed through out the house. The house has everything you could ever want or need! We traveled with teenagers this trip and the location was perfect. The kids walked to the beach from the house, used the boogie boards and had the time of their lives. My husband never left the couch and the Apple TV!!, which is projected on the wall, he was happy. The location is perfect for Santa Monica, either walking or driving. Although we never did get to the famous steps, with this house you certainly won't miss out on a thing!! If you are going to stay in Santa Monica and want a home walking distance to the beach, and everything else Santa Monica this is the place you want. I even found myself watering a few of the plants in beautiful garden patio! Thank you for sharing your home with us. If ever traveling to Santa Monica again this would be my first choice!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.