About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family and dining room, walk to beach and restaurants
This 4 bedroom home located on exclusive Amalfi Drive in coveted Santa Monica Canyon is in close walking distance (less than 5 mins via the famous canyon stairs) to the beach and sleeps 8-10 (8 adults + 2 children).
The Master Bedroom with a Kingsize bed is connected to a tranquil sunny outdoor space where you can find quiet and relaxation in full sun or partial shade. There are 3 additional bedrooms which each have queen size beds.
The well appointed chef's kitchen features top of the line appliances and a large peninsula for entertaining and casual meals. The open kitchen is connected to a dining room and cozy den with high ceiling. French doors lead you from the den to a beautiful outside deck and garden area for dining, lounging and informal gatherings.
The home is equipped with a whole house water filtration system plus an additional filter for fresh drinking water. For surfers and beach lovers we provide body boards and surf boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, ice chests for picnics and bicycles.
Santa Monica Canyon is located off of PCH Pacific Coast Highway and is one of the finest residential areas of Los Angeles. Malibu with its world famous Surfrider Beach is just 15 minutes North by car. Enjoy the Santa Monica Mountains with scenic hiking trails overlooking the ocean. Santa Monica Downtown is within less than 5 minutes driving time and exclusive Montana Avenue, Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Malls and the famous landmark, the Santa Monica Pier are all within half a mile access.
Enjoy your vacation in beautiful Santa Monica Canyon, steps away from the ocean in an elegant yet causal home perfect for a family stay.
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- english, french, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Maria Reimers
We frequently travel and make our home available to guests from around the world.
Maria Reimers purchased this House in 2003
Why Maria Reimers chose Santa Monica Canyon
We bought this home from my husband's family. It was built by his grandmother. The home's location in the Santa Monica canyon within walking distance to the beach; is truly superb. You can leave your car in the driveway, grab a towel, may be a surfboard, and just walk the famous canyon stairs down to the beach. That is priceless! At least in Los Angeles.... :-)
What makes this House unique
Our home is in walking distance to Santa Monica Beach and the Annenberg Beach House with olympic size pool https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com and Back to the Beach Café and restaurant!! http://www.backonthebeachcafe.com Another destination within walking distance is Rustic Canyon Park with seasonal swimming pool and play ground for summer time fun for families and children. Summer camp for children is offered here as well. https://www.laparks.org/reccenter/rustic-canyon Everybody comments on the amazing light we have as our house faces the ocean to the West. The gentle ocean breeze keeps a hot summer's day cool and the tranquil serenity of the home and gardens are inviting and relaxing.
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Excellent house in a great location
This house is very confortable, in a great location, very close to most attractions in LA, to supermarket, shops and restaurants. We were a party of 7 (2 kids) and have a great time in LA. Maria left the house in perfect conditions, with all the toiletries, nice linens and towels.
The house has all the amenities required to have a great stay. We cooked every night and had great barbecues in the patio.
We loved the house and recommended to any family travelling to LA!
Thanks Maria for sharing the house with us.
Thank you Luciana and Marcos for your kind review. I very much enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family! I am happy you had a good time visiting Santa Monica and staying at our beach house. I am looking forward to hosting you again in the future!
Superb Stay - Grab it if you can!
My family rented this property for 5 nights over Thanksgiving. We were three couples with a one night stay by one more couple. We were delightfully surprised by the beauty and quality and ease of living in this home. And it really is a home. Furnishings and art work are exceptional and of the highest quality without being fussy or feeling "hands off". The house is hip, charming, comfortable, accommodating, well equipped - just wonderful! We prepared most of Thanksgiving dinner in the well appointed kitchen. With the island and stools, 8 people can easily cook, chop, bake and hang out together. The dining room opens to a private teak deck with a table and umbrellas and a pretty sitting area yard. The yard is on a street but was generally quiet . The outdoor area is a perfect size and an oasis only outdone by the private meditation garden off the master bedroom. This area is totally private and lovely.
Bedrooms are wonderful with style and plenty of light. Beds are very comfortable and linens and towels are luxurious. Master bedroom shares a very large double sinked, double shower head over tub with the front bedroom. Couple in the front bedroom which faces the street was only disturbed once by a woman shouting on her cellphone - but that can happen anywhere at anytime.
The third bedroom is smaller but has it's own bathroom. This bathroom is long and narrow but quite adequate for two people to share.
It was only when a fourth couple joined us that the main bathroom had to accommodate 6 people. We're all family and it wasn't an issue since we could always use the toilet in the second bathroom.
Tons of comfortable seating in the family area and the living room. Fireplaces are gas and work to make the house so cozy.
Everything in this house has been carefully selected and placed. The design and care that went into remodeling this house is evident. Truly a delight to be guest here.
Pretty quick walk to the beach though there are steps - shouldn't be a problem for the average person.
Quick drive into Santa Monica for shopping or going to the beach. SO close to Pacific Highway.
Owners are incredibly responsive and caring.
We all felt at home and I picked up some design ideas.
What a lovely review, Aliza! Thank you!
Stop Searching and just Book it.
This house allows you to combine the excitement of LA with the relaxation of feeling truly at home. I was in LA for work and took my 4 kids with me since they were on Spring Break. While my company was paying, we stayed in an over-the-top hotel and when I was paying, we switched to Maria's. Guess which place we loved more? Maria's. It was so nice to have a driveway and good beds and lots of space. At first we were driving to the beach but soon ditched the car to bike there. We biked to the Pier, to restaurants (bring a bike lock) to the beach. We loved the piano and the kitchen though mostly ate out. We opted for Giorgio's over Hungry Cat and probably made a mistake with that one. Anyway, the house has everything you need and uses space incredibly well. I"m scratching my head trying to think of anything negative to say here...maybe the front door lock needs a squirt of grease. Yup, that's about it. Great light, great karma...just do it!
Our gang of 7--three adults and four teens--stayed for three days and two nights. It was a calming retreat, just a short walk from the beach or a short drive (or walk or bike ride) to Ocean Avenue. We had everything we needed: a kitchen for the cooks; room inside and out for adults and kids to have their own space to hang out; 2 adult bikes; a ping pong table; a piano for our music lovers. We wished we could have stayed all week and would definitely come back for a longer stay.
Beautiful home, gracious host and perfect locale!!
My family and I attended my niece's graduation at Pepperdine U and stayed for 5 nights. We had arrived very late in the evening, much later than our scheduled time and upon arrival realised that we needed an additional futon for my father. Our host Maria had the futon delivered immediately the next day and ensured it was appropriately set up for maximum comfort. The house could not have been more perfectly situated --- minutes from the Malibu campus, Gladstones and a short distance from the Promenade. We even managed to work in a spa day after the graduation and had some great runs/walks along the beach.
The house was elegantly designed and well-maintained but more importantly felt warm and very functional. The outdoor space was such a bonus for our big family (total of 8 adults, 2 children) especially off the dining room/kitchen area and we even had a ping-pong tournament!!
Overall, Maria was flexible, professional and very accommodating with all of our family's needs. She made us feel right at home and we had such a memorable time.
Thank you Maria! We hope to return some time in the future.
Thank you, Yvette for your kind review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our house by the beach. Best wishes to you and your lovely family!
Our daughter awoke to a bed full of ants! The house had a significant infestation in the bedroom, master bath and kitchen. We emailed the owner and she sent out pest control, but then she told us we had to stay away from the house all day until 6:30pm. We have younger kids who were exhausted and would have really benefited from being able to come home and take a nap! The owner also asked if we would be checking out early so the pest guy could come back for a second round since the first didn't get it. The were other minor issues like cleaning wasn't finished until 5pm day we arrived, no hair dryer, missing remote, but these were a lot of issues with a 3 night stay. We really thought the owner should have refunded a night due to all of this but she made no concession.
The house is beautiful. If there aren't any problems you'll probably enjoy your stay.
Dear Elaine, I sincerely apologize for the ants and any inconvenience this has caused you! Once you had informed me of the problem, I immediately called pest control and since you had indicated you and your family would be at Disneyland all day I was unaware that this interfered with your timing. Fortunately pest control was able to eliminate the problem within hours of your call. Due to the severe drought in California ants can surface and I will be diligent to prevent any future situations. This is the very first time that we had this problem. I have a beautiful property and I can honestly say that I do my very best to provide each guest with the best possible experience while staying at my house. I live close by and respond to my guests' requests immediately.
As far as the hairdryer and the TV's remote control in the master bedroom, my housekeeper came over the same morning you called to help you locate the items you were looking for.
On the day of your arrival, please note that you arrived half hour before the agreed check-in time and my housekeeper was still finishing the laundry. I always try to accommodate my guests' early arrivals as many visitors arrive by plane and I let them drop off their luggage and personal belongings at the house before check-in time.
I did enjoy meeting you and your family and invite you to stay again in our beach house in the future.
Our house is located in the exclusive Santa Monica Canyon off of Pacific Coast Highway. Walk to beach and restaurants via the famous canyon steps in less than 5 minutes. Annenberg Beach Club with Olympic size pool, beach volleyball, yoga and Rustic Canyon Park with tennis and basketball courts and playground within walking distance. Malibu with its world renowned surfrider beach is just a 15 minute drive North. We provide surfboards and body boards!! Miles and miles of bike path along the ocean, breathtaking sunsets, endless strolls along the water and of course a MUST SEE family attraction, the SANTA MONICA PIER with entertainment, spectacular rides (rollercoaster!) and dining.
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