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1940's Classic Santa Monica

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Old world allure in a modern town! Located steps from Montana Ave -- the most desirable neighborhood in Santa Monica -- this 1940's mostly remodeled, 2 story, 2 bedroom, is more like a home with a custom mahogany door entrance and a private back entrance with a charming patio that leads you into the property through French doors.

This property of 1500 square feet is adorned with museum quality antiques, rugs and art. It has 2 bedrooms and a large bath upstairs with a separate bath and shower with colorful, octagon shaped tile and lots of cabinets. A quaint 1/4 bath off the kitchen/laundry with state-of-the-art washer/dryer, chef quality, gas oven range, side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher all in stainless steel, gorgeous Golden River granite counters, with a large farm house sink and Waterworks nickel fixtures.

The exterior boasts a white picket, fenced in, lush green lawn, colorful flowers and beautifully landscaped yard. Darker, refinished wood floors throughout and new window coverings. Convenient little touches like built-in shelves, bay windows and custom doors. The common area has a custom arbor bench with red trumpet vines growing overhead and mature trees and a one-car private parking garage is included.

Walking distance to all that Santa Monica has to offer. The quaint, yet sophisticated, tree lined Montana Avenue with its variety of restaurants and boutique shopping. Only a few blocks to Palisades Park for a lovely walk and views of what the locals call the Queen's necklace view, Santa Monica Bay to Malibu. 3rd Street Promenade is close by with its great shopping and weekly farmer's market, Santa Monica Place and the world famous Pier.


My family and I stayed at this lovely property for a month. It was old world charm in a modern town! We enjoyed making meals at home in the upgraded kitchen…wow! We were able to walk to Montana Avenue and enjoy the many restaurants and boutique shops. I highly recommend this property and hope to be back soon. Mina, New York

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

Why Manager chose Santa Monica

This charming property was built in the 1940's and is one of the few properties in the area that remains an original. But don't let the age fool you. The owner has upgraded most of the interior and the property grounds.

What makes this apartment unique

I'd be delighted to recommend a couple of great spots for great food and drinks all of which are within walking distance from the property. Coffee: Gourmet - Cafe Luxe at Montana/12th; Starbucks at Montana/7th. Breakfast or lunch - Marmalade just 1 block away. An amazing burger and artisan beers on tap - Father's Office at Montana/11th. Green's Up for a healthy GIANT salad at Montana/7th. Spumoni for a romantic Italian lunch or dinner. R&D for lunch or dinner and a full-bar at Montana/14th. I can recommend more...just ask!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I stayed at this lovely property for a month. It was old world charm in a modern town! We enjoyed making meals at home in the upgraded kitchen…wow! We were able to walk to Montana Avenue, only steps away from our front door, and, enjoy the many restaurants and boutique shops. I highly recommend this property and hope to be back soon.
May 2013
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1940's Classic Santa Monica
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Lovely stay in Santa Monica

  • 4 of 5

We so loved the location of this charming house… Convenient to restaurants… The beach… Very pleasant outdoor space… We had The comforts of large grocery store shopping… As well as all of the boutiques lining Montana Avenue… From spa services and hairstylists..

To the Hulu bikes at the ny citibikes.....

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

We love visiting Santa Monica, and this is our new favorite place to stay. Lovely decor, comfy beds, generous welcome basket, tasteful flower arrangements--Cynthia made us feel at home. The location is perfect--just a few blocks from the ocean and in a great shopping district with grocery store, Starbucks, banks, cleaners, cobblers, cheese shop, etc. We were happy that we could entertain friends in the area--the kitchen is fully equipped with a terrific Thermador stove. We also grilled on the back patio. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for two months at this great house. The location is perfect. It is close to the restaurants, supermarket, shopping area, and beaches. The place is well maintained. You have everything you need. The kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances. The wi-fi works well. Cynthia is very responsive. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in Santa Monica.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this location and our fourth with Cynthia as our agent. She is great in selecting exactly the property we were looking for.

The location is perfect, close to shopping, beaches, restaurants and public transportation, if required. The property epitomizes Santa Monica living. The apartment was roomy, quiet, clean, extremely well appointed (didn’t miss any amenities) and well maintained. Parking was out in back in a private garage.

We have and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Santa Monica

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our West Coast Home

  • 5 of 5

We have finally found a west coast home when visiting our kids and grandkids. We have stayed in everything from high end to small boutique hotels and even stayed in another apartment last year. We were looking for a place that we could settle into for a month or more and feel like a part of the community, close to family and all their activities. The location is outstanding. We walked everywhere, to the supermarket, restaurants, shopping,the farmers market.

This place has fulfilled all of our needs. It is well appointed with lovely antiques. The kitchen is fully equipped for any cook and the high end appliances make preparing meals real easy. The convenience of a great full size washer/dryer is a plus. The wifi works!!!!! We had family cookouts on the patio which is also a good spot for quitely reading. The property manager was an absolute joy to interact with. She is very responsive and she anticipates what would make your stay comfortable. She just make things happen. We plan on returning each year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica Style

  • 5 of 5

So you want a taste of the California lifestyle, Santa Monica bungalow style. This is the place for you.

I enjoyed the classic antiques of great taste combined with all the modern amenities from a wonderfully equipped kitchen to great washer/dryer to wi-fi. But all of the bells and whistles aren't worth anything without the charm of Cynthia. She is present and prepared for your stay both as a local woman and as a world-traveller.

The house is set on a beautiful property within walking and biking distance to the ocean and town. The plantings on the property are gorgeous, mature and well-maintained.

My wife, son and I were wanting for nothing at this classic Santa Monica bungalow.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Montana Avenue is a quaint, sophisticated street that stretches from the West...Ocean Avenue where you can stroll along the beautiful Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific ocean with views of what the locals call the Queens Necklace from mountainous Palos Verdes to totally cool Malibu. Head East towards Brentwood and you’ll find all of the charm and conveniences of a neighborhood village with everything from gourmet coffee shops to Starbucks, fine Italian cuisine to a mom and pop artisan cheese shop and shopping...

...did I mention the shopping? Montana Avenue has the most fashion forward boutique shops in Santa Monica. You won’t find a Banana Republic here but if that’s what you are looking for, mainstream retail stores and restaurants are within walking distance at the world famous 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier.

Ask me about Perry's Cafes Eat. Bike. Play. and their many locations along the beach where you can rent bikes, enjoy a 'Beach Butler' day on the sand with full service including beach chairs, an umbrella, towels and a food/beverage service at your chair.


Rates & Availability

Wilshire Montana Apartment Rental Rates

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Property Damage Protection $59
Exit Cleaning $150

High Season rate : New Year's, Spring, July 4th, Thanksgiving are at the high season rate. Other high season dates may apply in Jan, Feb and March, and, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Wilshire Montana Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Antique sleigh bed w/fine linens and new mattress.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Qn size Italian bed alcove, mini chandeliers & new mattress.
    Sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Brand new sofa bed in living room that sleeps 2 adults.
  • West bedroom (Bdrm 2) with sleigh bed has a wall mounted 36' flat screen TV with DirectTV Premium package. East bedroom (Bdrm 1) does not have a TV.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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