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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

(56 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6 with own private patio

Upscale and fully furnished newly renovated home in Santa Monica. 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, sofa converts to a queen size bed, wide screen television in bedrooms and living room, 2 dining areas (inside and patio), an outside BBQ grill, washer and dryer. Internet access via high speed Wi-Fi. Surrounded with trees and a view of water fall, stream and koi pond.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside and away from property. No SMOKING inside that includes Medicinal Marijuana....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only considered: 1. Breed 2. Sex 3. Age - 9 4. Will dog be with you when you leave the house? 5. Is dog allowed on furniture at home 6. Is dog a barker/yapper ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Sofa Bed with Tempurpedic Matteress...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Brand new very comfortable mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Tempur-Pedic Mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, make-up remover, toothpaste...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, make-up remover, toothpaste...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All Direct TV channels...moreless

  • Television:

    3 Plasma TV's with Blu-Ray Players...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air & Heating...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    150 Mbps Down 20 Mbps Up...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    1 Car parking space & 1 Car street parking permit...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi - Got the need for speed...It's here!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Feel at home in this incredible Kitchen. If you need something that's not there, just let us know....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kitchen Aid Microwave with convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Aid with ice maker and water purifier...moreless

  • Stove:

    Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    The city offers bicycles

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 56 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99


Unfortunately the City of Santa Monica has imposed new strict guidelines regarding short term rentals. (

They will not allow anything less than 30+ days to be rented.

This has eliminated the short term market.

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property for 30+ days, please call or email me.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Take care.

Howard & Jacqui Ganz

The Zen Cottage

+1 3106138583

+1 3103848887

Skype hganz56

12. Less than 30 day stay (short term stay): For a 100% refund, cancellation must be made 90 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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14.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Busby's West busbysla
29.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Express
14.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
0.07 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Santa Monica Fwy Interstate 10
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Petite Cafe
95.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mountain High Ski Resort.
4.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica State Beach Park

Centrally located on the westside of Los Angeles where you'll be minutes away from the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, shopping malls, the Getty museums, UCLA, or hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a 'Hooiser' born in Indiana and my wife Jacqui a Filipina raised in Manila, met each other in Los Angeles and married in 2010. We enjoy the Asian motif and warm welcoming, and calm surroundings. We renovated our middle house with this in mind. We designed the layout and functionality with the idea that one day, we will move into this cottage. And providing a space that we can call home has proven to be a winning strategy. We have created a space so comfortable that guests feel at home. The Koi House is your home away from home.

Why the Owner Chose Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
3 unique detached homes on one lot all facing the street. This oasis in the city is surrounded by lush trees. The sound of falling water flowing over rocks into the koi pond instilled a peaceful feeling. Knowing that our friends and family would also enjoy our home we invite you to visit our serene haven providing the perfect place to hang out and relax!

Contact us

Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

  • Diningroom & Kitchen

    Diningroom & Kitchen

  • Dining & Living Space

    Dining & Living Space

  • Living and Dining Space

    Living and Dining Space

  • Kitchen


  • Guest Suite

    Guest Suite

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Suite Bathroom

    Master Suite Bathroom

  • Patio


  • Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

  • Diningroom & Kitchen

    Diningroom & Kitchen

  • House Plant

    House Plant

  • Dining & Living Space

    Dining & Living Space

  • Dining & Living Space

    Dining & Living Space

  • Praying Monks Kitchen Orchid

    Praying Monks Kitchen Orchid

  • Guest Suite

    Guest Suite

  • Guest Suite Bathroom

    Guest Suite Bathroom

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Suite Bathroom

    Master Suite Bathroom

  • Hallway Washer & Dryer

    Hallway Washer & Dryer

  • Patio with WiFi

    Patio with WiFi

  • Koi Pond

    Koi Pond

VRBO #432147

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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