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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Santa Monica reviews

  • Zen Cottage was the perfect location for my stay in Los Angeles

    "Hosts Howard and Jacqui have done everything to make Zen Cottage a wonderful place to stay. We have stayed in a number of rental properties but this was special because everything was just right from bed linens, to towels to kitchen equipment. What a treat to open a kitchen drawer or cabinet and find not odds and ends or the minimal requirements but everything you might need and all of excellent quality. The overall design and decoration of Zen Cottage is lovely including some very nice Asian pieces in each room. Two couples would do well here because both bedrooms and both bathrooms are first rate. It is a very quiet neighborhood at night so count on getting a good night's sleep. And Howard and Jacqui are nearby, helpful and very warm people. The location of Zen cottage was excellent for us because we were going to many parts of LA. Naturally all of Santa Monica and Venice are within a few minutes drive. Or it's a 20 minute bike ride to ocean beaches. You can use surface roads for getting to Malibu, UCLA, Brentwood, even Beverly Hills and beyond but at some point you will have to get on a freeway and the infamous 10 and 405 are minutes away. Off-hours you can get to downtown LA or Hollywood in 22 minutes (v. 50 min in rush hour). In the quiet neighborhood around Zen cottage you will find shops that you can even walk to. The immediate streets are tree lined residential ones and it's a 5 minute walk to Santa Monica Blvd and 7 minutes to Wilshire Blvd. Btw, we are not TV viewers but there were large flat screens and associated equipment in the living room and each bedroom. Also some reviewers mentioned "parking" in their reviews. Do not be put off by this. You have an assigned off-street parking spot 30 feet from the front door. Only if you want to park on the street will you need to listen to Howard's very clear one minute explanation of the local rules which are quite simple."
    Guest: ira f. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 30, 2017
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  • Lovely Time in Santa Monica

    "We really enjoyed our two month stay at the apartment. Everything was clean and fresh, the neighbors are so nice and tons of easily walkable restaurants and coffee shops. It was the perfect temporary home and we'd gladly stay again."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 30, 2016
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  • Beautiful property with relaxing private garden, great location, and excellent host

    "Look no further if you're browsing for a quiet relaxing private spot to stay less than a mile walk to the beach and other Santa Monica attractions! Well maintained, as advertised, and with a very kind and helpful host. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Jay Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 19, 2017
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  • Wonderful and pleasant!

    "This was an awesome place to stay for our visit to Santa Monica! The unit is located within walking distance of the beach, the Pier, Third Street Promenade, movies, groceries, etc. It was so nice to have private parking, although it is a tight spot to fit into the garage so the smaller the vehicle the better. The unit was quiet, peaceful, and clean. Laundry facilities in the unit were an added bonus. Direction for getting to the unit and getting inside were seamless and easy. Payment and communication with the property managers was fast and they always answered our questions. Our security deposit was refunded within a day of our check out. Our family of four had a wonderful time here!!!! Thank you so much!"
    Guest: David M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 22, 2016
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