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Santa Monica Canyon Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath cottage walking distance to beach

Retreat to this cozy cottage nestled in the hills of Santa Monica Canyon blocks from Will Rogers State Beach, nearby restaurants & the world famous Santa Monica Stairs. Located a short distance from Brentwood, Santa Monica Pier & Venice. Features include an open living room & dining area, bright & airy kitchen, wrap around deck & patio, gas grill, washer/dryer, cable tv, wi-fi. Experience life as a Canyon local. This listing is not suitable for pets or parties.

Ron Balatbat
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Santa Monica Canyon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • newly remodeled bathroom with carrera marble counter & tile floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen memory foam bed, cable TV, door to living room & door to back patio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Santa Monica Canyon Cottage
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Graduation and Visit

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to visit LA for our son's significant other's law school graduation but hotel prices for the area were through the roof. We found this lovely, quiet, and cozy cottage on VRBO for a reasonable price and it was just perfect! Although there is no AC, we certainly did not need it for this time of year and this close to the ocean. The cottage is nestled in the Pacific Palisades and actually gets quite cool in the evening. The bedding was just right! My husband has lots of allergies back east in PA at this time of year, but it was delightful that all was good in the cottage! Wonderful books and plenty of info for the area is provided. It was very private and yet Ron and Kate were close by and available as needed.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and charming sanctuary in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

The SM Canyon Cottage is a comfortable and charming sanctuary after busy days of activities in Santa Monica. With an elegant and eclectic décor, it has a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and fascinating books. The hosts could not be more gracious or thoughtful. We will return every time we can.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, New York

Cozy Cottage in Quiet Hillside Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ron and Kate's cottage for 5 nights while visiting our daughter in Santa Monica for the Easter weekend. We found the property to be very functional and well thought out for meeting our needs. Very clean, quaint living room with nice TV and well stocked bookshelves, comfortable bed, functional kitchen, and impressive storage space for a small overall unit. We enjoy our morning hikes, and found it was easy to navigate on foot from the cottage to downtown Santa Monica, which was great exercise! Ron and Kate were extremely responsive to our inquiries and terrific hosts. We hope to be back on future visits to the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steamboat Springs, CO USA

Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

Honestly I have stayed in too many VRBO places to count but this is the first place that I have ever just wanted to move right in to. Excellent location is only the beginning. Great kitchen, laundry, closet, wifi, tv with cable, books even...everything!! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in the Santa Monica Hills

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited for a three night stay as we visited the area for the first time coming from South Carolina. We love being able to experience new places by staying away from the crowds and tourists. Ron and Kate's cottage provides that perfect escape. We had a rental car so the location allowed for easy access to anywhere in the Santa Monica area. Also, Malibu is a short and very scenic drive away. LA, Hollywood, Westwood, Beverly Hills are all also very close and easily accessible if you manage your timing and don't hop on the interstates when they are backed up.

The cottage itself is very clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. It was exactly what we hoped and expected it would be. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish our stay at the cottage was just wonderful. When I first inquired about availability and cost, I got a reply within a couple of hours. I really appreciated the quick response and was able to review the details with my husband and reserve the next day.

It's a lovely little neighborhood and a bit tricky to get around the first time but after that we figured out how the roads connected and it was quite easy. The cottage is an easy 1/2 mile walk from the beach, with several good restaurants nearby. It was easy to get over to more commercial areas for sightseeing, shopping and dining. We appreciated the location being away from all the typical tourist traffic. The back patio area is very secure and provided a nice location to store the bike and surf board we had brought with us.

The cottage is lovely. It was clean and fresh for our arrival, and the furnishings are attractive and comfortable. We had fun looking through many of the books available on the shelves and tables and my husband appreciated the cable TV. Ron and Kate have done a great job with making it feel like home away from home. They even included some thoughtful touches like roses on the table, toiletries in the bathroom, and a nice bottle of wine in the kitchen. I was in the area for a trail run, and when I went to shower after my event I discovered I had forgotten my soap. I really appreciated finding a fresh bar of Tom's in the bathroom I could use.

Sitting on the front porch in the evening enjoying a glass of wine and listening to the birds chirp was really delightful!

The only negative we experienced was one of the neighbors having a late party one night. My husband sleeps with earplugs so he didn't really notice it but I woke up several times. The other nights were very quiet and we slept well. Clearly this neighborhood is typically quiet. Apparently this neighbor is a new tenant leasing the house next door. It was a bit annoying, but you can run into that kind of thing anywhere and I was glad it was not a regular thing.

After our return home my husband discovered he had forgotten one of his books. When I opened my email to send a message, I discovered I already had a message from Kate letting me know they found the book and offering to mail it back. Like everything else, the communication and thoughtfulness was much appreciated.

I would definitely recommend this property. If we're back in the area in the future I hope it's available

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Will Rogers State Beach


Rates & Availability

Santa Monica Canyon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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