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Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Walk to beach & relax on private patio with gardens, fountain, private entrance

- 1B plus futon

- Sleeps 4 comfortably, bed plus futon

- HD TV premium cable (Showtime/HBO) on large, wall mounted TV

- Private wi-fi network

- Full kitchen including full size refrigerator, brand new full size gas stove & oven, dishwasher & equipped with a microwave, toaster oven, blender & French Press coffee maker

- Washer & dryer

- Air conditioning & portable heater

- Queen size bed with high quality memory foam mattress

- Full size futon with high quality memory foam mattress

- Ample closet & dresser space throughout

- Complimentary high end, all natural body products

- Ample street parking right in front & I give you a free parking permit

- Security system at the front of the property, with code

- Private outdoor space with spectacular foliage, garden with 5 different fruit trees, cushioned outdoor seating & fountain

- Beach is a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride/drive away

- Bike rental one block away

- Walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment

- Near the border of Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard

Guests will have private gated access to house & private outdoor space, full use of washer & dryer, parking permit, Wi-Fi, large wall mounted TV with premium HD cable.

Cottage is walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment.

The beach is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive/10 min bike ride.

The cottage is a short drive from Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard. It is located on a quiet, residential street and is within walking distance of many cafés, restaurants, shops, etc.

My Santa Monica business license number is: 217383


Cathy Arden

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Cathy Arden

I am a native New Yorker who moved out to Santa Monica, CA in 2010. I'm a published writer, actress and Life Coach. www.cathyarden.com/lifecoach

Cathy Arden purchased this House in 2011

Why Cathy Arden chose Sunset Park

When I was looking to buy a home in Santa Monica, I walked into this one and couldn't leave. I knew I had to live there. The house was like a fairy tale land. Travelers have dubbed it their secret garden! It feels and looks magical.

What makes this House unique

The private cottage is quiet and secluded and private with beautiful gardens surrounding it. Twinkling lights abound at night and it can easily be mistaken for the French countryside or Spain or Italy. I've lived in France and traveled extensively through Europe and this property has a European ambiance with the beautiful weather of southern California. Not to mention the Santa Monica ocean breezes!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Queen size bed, memory foam mattress., full closet, dresser.
      • Living Room
        1 double, Futon couch becomes full size bed with memory foam mattress.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Newly renovated tiled bathroom with walk in shower.

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              The cottage is a 15 min walk, or 10 min bike ride, or 5 min drive from the ocean. It's approximately 7/10 of a mile.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioner in bedroom.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Two portable electric heaters in cottage, even though it's California and you'll rarely need them! There's one in the bedroom and one in the main room.
                    • Internet
                      Private Wi-Fi in cottage.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Your own private washing machine and dryer are right outside the cottage in the laundry closet.
                    • Linens Provided
                      100% cotton linens, blankets & comforters for both the bed and the futon -- the futon opens up into a bed. Two down comforters and cotton blanket.
                    • Living Room
                      The living room is the main room which has the bathroom off of it and the kitchen as well.
                    • Parking
                      Parking permit provided for the duration of your stay at no cost. It is a residential street and there is always parking. No permit necessary after 6PM if you have an evening guest.
                    • Towels Provided
                      100% cotton bath & face towels, & washcloths. Beach towels are also provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Your own private washing machine and dryer are right outside the cottage in the laundry closet. Detergent is provided.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          French Press coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped kitchen with full service dishes, cups, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, bowls, serving utensils, eating utensils.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Newly renovated kitchen, fully equipped, everything new. Includes new gas stove with oven, French Coffee Press, blender,microwave, toaster oven, toaster oven, electric and stove top kettle.
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new microwave.
                        • Oven
                          Brand new stove with oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Guests sometimes leave non-perishable foods, so any foods you find in refrigerator, freezer or cupboards you are welcome to eat/drink!
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          Brand new stove.
                        • Toaster
                          Brand new toaster oven.


                            • Dining
                              Folding table can seat 2, or open up to seat 4. 4 dining chairs. Comfortable seating outside on private patio as well so you can enjoy the beautiful garden and the soothing fountain while you eat.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Verizon Fios provides service to both the TV and Internet. Premium cable channels including HBO, Showtime, and more.
                                • Television
                                  HD TV premium cable (Showtime/HBO) on large, wall mounted TV in bedroom.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Your own private patio with seating area and lush gardens has wicker loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table, and fountain.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          63 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Charming Cottage

                                                          Lynda T.

                                                          My teenage granddaughter and I spent five nights at the cottage the first week of April, 2018. We found the cottage to be exactly like the photos: charming, bright, very clean and comfortable! I'm a realtor for Sotheby's International Realty, so I understand that photos can be very misleading!! The property was so convenient to many restaurants and shopping as well as freeways to see LA. Cathy welcomed us upon arrival to help us get familiar with our surroundings, and explained the parking, which was very easy. Much more fun than staying in a hotel; we looked forward to getting back to our home away from home.

                                                          LA marathon trip

                                                          laura W.

                                                          Very clean and well stocked. The landscape and grounds are fantastic. Cathy was very helpful. Would stay here again.

                                                          Cozy cottage in a great location!

                                                          Lisa Y.Atlanta, GA

                                                          Our family recently traveled to LA for a wedding and this Santa Monica cottage was the perfect retreat and location for us. It's exactly as described i.e. nestled in a lovely garden with amazing aromas, quiet, cozy yet the space worked for our family of four. Cathy is a gracious hostess and quickly responds to any requests. Highly recommend this little gem!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Happy you loved the cottage! It was pleasure hosting your family!

                                                          Quiet Neighborhood and Yet Convenient to Beach

                                                          Caryn P.

                                                          Excellent location off Lincoln blvd and within walking distance to beach. Lovely setting with a private patio right off the front door to the separate cottage gave us a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine before heading out to dinner at the local restaurants. Owner was very nice and we enjoyed our 10 day stay. Bed was very comfortable too. Would definitely come back again. Doug & Caryn Paul

                                                          A lovely cottage for our weekend visit in Santa Monica

                                                          Margo S.New York, NY

                                                          The cottage was exactly as pictured/described. Cathy makes every inch of space (and it is a tiny space -- I can't imagine 4 guests occupying it!) With the unusually cold weather in LA/Santa Monica, it was great to have space heaters for both rooms.... The only constructive criticism -- Cathy's a wee bit "heavy handed" with the reminders about the check out protocol -- I like to think we're good "guests" and respect what is said/written one time ....

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Because so many guests tend to be busy and not look at the Cottage Manual inside the cottage, they are grateful I email them checking out instructions the night before their departure, especially since the instructions include the lockbox combination for the key and where to put the parking permit every guest is given for the duration of their stay. An email with checking out instructions has never before been considered a bother or "heavy handed." As for the size of the cottage, group and families of 4 have been repeat customers and are grateful for not only the bargain the cottage affords for 4 people, but the very comfortable beds and the spacious private patio and gardens.

                                                          Quaint, nice, cosy, private.

                                                          Great place. Everything you need. Quaint, nice, cosy, private.


                                                          Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA, USA

                                                          An ideal location for walking, biking and relaxing on the beach.The cottage is a 15-20 minute walk to the beach, or a 10 min bike ride, or 5 min drive. The cottage is within walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment. There is also a brand new Gelson's market a couple of blocks away from the cottage. The beach is a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive/bike ride. The cottage is a short drive or bike ride from Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard. You are also a short walk from shops and restaurants on Main St. in Santa Monica, and near as well to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. The house is located on a quiet, residential street and is within walking distance of many cafés, restaurants, shops, etc.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          No refunds once cottage is booked. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There is an additional guest charge of $20/night after 2 guests. Any and all bookings require that a copy of government issued photo identification be provided prior to and at arrival.

                                                          63 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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