About the property
- 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
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- 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!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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
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!
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!
Happy you loved the cottage! It was pleasure hosting your family!
Quiet Neighborhood and Yet Convenient to Beach
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
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 ....
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.