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The cottage is a one bedroom with a King size bed.

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Last updated: 08/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The cottage is back on the market after one long term guest took it for a year and a half! June, July booked August 15 now available (January February March 2017 booked!) Endless charm and unique garden make this property highly desirable !! Parking! Our garden property cottage is a well loved and adorable space; and it books up well in advance. This home has turn of the century charm and is perfect for work/play/retreat/life/transitioning guests. Now surrounded by a truly magical garden it's a one bedroom with a King size bed, and although small it has its own private front garden space and eating area that helps it feel expansive for its size. It's a stunning garden property with rural personality situated just blocks from downtown Santa Monica, central to markets, restaurants, theaters, yoga studios, and again just blocks from the beach! And a coveted and dedicated parking spot for a compact car! Considered a Walker's Paradise location by third party raters. One guest called it "like living in a magazine." This address is a well-located, well-nurtured, historic and romantic property; with wifi, HBO and cable it is a perfect space for writers, snow-birds, corporate and other folks who know how to bide their time. Popular with return visitors since 1999 it's reputation as a wonderful home away from home is well established.
This cottage is freestanding in a central and beautiful garden and also has a private garden of its own. The location is perfect for fit guests who enjoy walking only 4-12 blocks to anything one has come to Santa Monica to enjoy. Sunshine, beach, shopping, great restaurants, markets, farmer markets, the main library, yoga studios, etc. It's a fabulous launching pad to all places in Southern California, the Getty Museums, the Pacific Ocean, Venice Beach, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, the Santa Monica Freeway, Beverly Hills, Disneyland, Hollywood, the Valley, etc. While not a Patrician address it is a super clean, uncluttered, simple, charming living space in a magical garden that presents tranquility, safety and peace.

As far as reviews please check my other listing for 60 - 5 star reviews on the same property.

I am a discreet presence on the property, occasionally working in the garden, or fussing with this or that. You won't even know I live there. ; )

Everything is here, or super close to here. In spite of its proximity to the city center this property is a quiet oasis with an enchanting vibe. Your time in Santa Monica can shape up however you want it to; after work or play, plenty to do here or with side trips via car to all kinds of places, even a quick trip Vegas or San Francisco.

Please be aware that for monthly stays utilities over $20 for each utility (gas and electric) are the responsibility of the guest. (mostly to encourage conservation.) Additional information may be requested as well as other agreements signed.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Sunny bedroom with custom painted walls, black out shades and a King size bed with organic cotton sheets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Updated bathroom, new vanity and toilet, Kohlers fixtures, claw-foot bathtub and shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just blocks from the center of downtown Santa Monica but the beautiful garden settings makes it feel rural. Close to everything but in the middle of the courtyard of the garden and off the street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen counter and outside garden table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    coin operated washer and dryer room off back porch....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated washer and dryer room off back porch and an iron is also provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper, coffee and tea, honey is usually there....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    gorgeous private garden with table and chairs.......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015/2016
Oct 1 - Jun 30, 2017
31 night min stay

$3,400
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • cleaning fee $100

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is booked. Full refund for cancellations made 60 days before arrival. For stays of 31 days or more utilities are paid until 20 dollars per utility (gas and electric) and billing may be delayed. Paid maid service bi weekly is necessary (once a month) Additional $100.00 due upon cleaning for outside maid service.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
LAX
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Michaels
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Brentwood
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Light rail coming to the neighborhood soon
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 (Santa Monica Frwy)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Michael's (French, one of So. California's best)
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
0.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Not Necessary

Everything is here, or close to here. In spite of its proximity to the city center this property is a quiet oasis with an enchanting vibe. Your time in Santa Monica can shape up however you want it to; after work or play, plenty to do here or with side trips via car to all kinds of places, even a quick trip via plane to Vegas or San Francisco or stay right here at home, if you are a fit person just walk, drive or taxi everywhere.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I have lived in Santa Monica for several decades and certainly consider it home. It's a wonderful place to live, close by the sea and in one of the least densely populated areas of Southern California and a much cooler place to live in the summer than our inland neighbors. I have become a passionate advocate for vacation rentals and think it's a shame that hotel lobbies have partnered with affordable housing folks and housekeeping unions (strange bed-partners) to create an all-out assault on a process that has been embraced by millions and millions of folks around the world. Our taxes should be put toward affordable housing and homelessness and responsible and considerate management of our own vacation rentals should be key. Please Speak up and Stand up for Vacation Rental Rights whenever you can! Our property is a few short blocks from downtown Santa Monica; close to a great health food store, (the Co-op), two Whole Food Market's, two Vons, Tiffany's (!) and Santa Monica place, yoga studios, restaurants, markets, the library and great coffee shops. In a few years the new metro will be a ten minute or so walk from where we are and over all it's a place one can find happiness and tranquility. Walking, bike riding, rollerblading; all options for getting around and all in an area that has so much to offer so close by! A designer at heart, I have also made baby steps in real estate investment and especially love Santa Monica. Inspired by my travels to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Europe, we created our beautiful garden to reflect a place of beauty and peace and are excited to share it with travelers. Looking forward to meeting new people through this rental process!!!!! Godspeed on your journey!!!! xoox

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
Close to all, in the line of beautiful city improvements, yet still residential, and blocks from a zillion restaurants and shops, and blocks from the water!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a one of a kind property and as it is the size of a small park it's been a dream realized to create a beautiful garden and sanctuary for our guests, birds and plant life.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The cottage is a one bedroom with a King size bed.

    The cottage is a one bedroom with a King size bed.

  • The freestanding cottage has its own private garden space.

    The freestanding cottage has its own private garden space.

  • A full size kitchen with a back door and office space off kitchen...

    A full size kitchen with a back door and office space off kitchen...

  • A work space is off the kitchen.

    A work space is off the kitchen.

  • This is taken from the back landing, the cottage is on ground level to the left.

    This is taken from the back landing, the cottage is on ground level to the left.

  • A five minute drive to the beach, 12 blocks or so.

    A five minute drive to the beach, 12 blocks or so.

  • Cottage surrounded by a magical garden..

    Cottage surrounded by a magical garden..

  • It's an elegant space with tasteful neutral design elements.

    It's an elegant space with tasteful neutral design elements.

  • The private garden is a perfect place to relax and have coffee or breakfast.

    The private garden is a perfect place to relax and have coffee or breakfast.

  • Third Street Promenade is only 9 blocks from Secret Garden Santa Monica.

    Third Street Promenade is only 9 blocks from Secret Garden Santa Monica.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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