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The Cottage Santa Monica, Enjoy Privacy and Service in an Historic Setting.

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Beautifully decorated 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath house for special family vacations

2,000 square foot beach house offers the most captivating Santa Monica urban beach experience available in complete privacy with parking. The rental includes perfect beach decor, unobstructed ocean views, sauna, Jacuzzi, daily breakfast, daily maid service, daily concierge services and onsite management from super modern copper structure located behind the property. Two car parking is included and conveniently located behind the cottage.
1,000 feet of sand between the water and the house make for beautiful walks along the beach.

The historic landmark from the turn of the century preserves the architecture but has all modern luxuries. The Cottage is in an incredible location and offers views of one of the finest white sand beaches in the world. Walking distance to the best restaurants and shopping in Santa Monica. From your doorstep, you can walk, swim, bike, grab a surf lesson, cycle or roller-blade on the famous Santa Monica bike path. Walk to the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy a carousel or Ferris Wheel ride, attend a summer twilight concert or simply spend time watching sailboats and sunsets from the lovely sun-room or front garden of The Cottage.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There is an ADA lift to the side of the patio near the parking area for access to the cottage....moreless

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible beach loving adults sometime with children is the predominant profile of our renters...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    New ADA lift with weight capacity of 550lbs....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Captain: toilet, shower


  • First Mate: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Handicap Accessible...moreless

  • Admiral: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Mariner: toilet, shower

    Step-down shower with access from walkway on side of house...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Verizon FIOS fiber optic connection to internet, TV and phone....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Very comfortable living room with large screen TV and surround sound. Admirals Room has small TV as well....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many beach toys for children...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Camera on house allows you to check the beach....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Walk straight out from cottage to the beach. Views of the Santa Monica Pier, Malibu and Point Dume plus A+ rated water for body surfing all watched by Bay Watch Lifeguards....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Close to downtown and cross country highway Interstate Highway 10....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Unobstructed, unique and fabulous ocean views through Southern California palm trees in the park in front of beach. Work out and/or stretch in the park and love live....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Cottage is an oceanfront property....moreless

  • Resort:

    The area has many resort hotels within three blocks....moreless

  • Village:

    Main Street is an easy walk one block to the east from the block in which the cottage is located....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Body surf in front of the house with lifeguards nearby or watch the sail boats go by and take a walk. Don't forget your water! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Brand new dinning room table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each room has its own air conditioner....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Elevator:

    There is an ADA lift to the side of the patio near the parking area for access to the cottage....moreless

  • Garage:

    Yes but we make the garage available only to our guests that have rare collectible cars. The manager uses the garage for staging and secure deliveries....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has its own heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed FIOS wireless network....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are 800 thread count luxury linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very comfortable living room with large screen TV and surround sound....moreless

  • Parking:

    Yes, two car parking and additional parking available upon request....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Calls can be made anywhere in the continental United States as part of the rental fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Egyptian cotton towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:




  • Bicycles:

    Bike rental directly below the cottage due to famous north/south bike path next to the beach....moreless

  • Boat:

    Nearby in Marina del Rey...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Nearby to the south of the cottage at Ocean Park Boulevard...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Amazing beach directly in front of cottage with lifeguard protection during the day until sunset. Fishing off the pier. Boating out of Marina del Rey....moreless

Pool / Spa



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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$14,000 $60,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 14.3%


Please note that the City of Santa Monica has a Tourism Marketing District Tax (“TMD”) in Santa Monica which is payable as a daily rate during your stay. This tax is calculated at the rate of $5.00 per day in 2017. TMD will be paid to the City of Santa Monica along with the Transient Occupancy Tax (“TOT”) delineated hereinabove.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/05/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
M Street Cafe
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Super Yachts moor near fueling docks in M. del Rey
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Park
16 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Transcontinental 10
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to mention
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Waterman (45 minutes away)
Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Historical Landmark and first legal short term rental/beach house in Santa Monica. The Cottage is a beachfront home with sauna and Jacuzzi within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions--3rd Street Promenade, famous bike path, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Owner, John K. Heidt, grew up in California with a deep appreciation of the ocean having surfed since the age of 10 and sailing since the age of 16. John is a UCLA Alum, Father, Grandfather and has been a professional in real estate for the last 38 years. He is President of the Heidt Torres Co. which manages and develops commercial properties in the greater Los Angeles area. When Donna and John first discovered The Cottage they recognized the potential and beauty of the property immediately, despite the fact that at the time it was a wreck. John purchased the property on May 1, 2008 as a gift for his wife's 50th birthday. Extreme renovations to the tune of $1,500,000 began after extensive planning three years later and were completed in 2014.

Why the Owner Chose Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA, USA:
Santa Monica offers a unique active beach lifestyle in an atmosphere of trendy retail shops and great restaurants. The property provides the same type of atmosphere that inspired the Beach Boys to sing in the 1960s. The Cottage building permit was issued in 1898. Representative of massed-plan vernacular cottages with hipped roofs, this building type and style lined Ocean Avenue at the turn of the Century. Today, it is the only surviving single-family home of its type along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica and was designated as Historic Landmark #74 by the City of Santa Monica.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Location Location Location! The Cottage has the unique characteristic of being the only one of its kind in Santa Monica! It is close to all Santa Monica has to offer plus you will enjoy the on-site Jacuzzi and sauna. Privacy & Flexibility: 2 car parking in the rear of property. You can walk, bike or drive conveniently throughout Santa Monica.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/05/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Sun Room

    The Sun Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Admiral Room

    Admiral Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Mariner Room

    Mariner Room

  • Welcome to The Cottage

    Welcome to The Cottage

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • Bathroom off study/convertible bedroom

    Bathroom off study/convertible bedroom

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

VRBO #562613

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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