Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Santa Monica - Marguerita Avenue
5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has a mix of décor from vast times and places
From antiquity to beyond
From outside, it appears as a slightly atypical two-story SoCal cottage in a charming strip of Santa Monican suburbia – not every home is fortified by such a lushly tended front garden. But move beyond its heavy wooden threshold, and you will find yourself transported to a different place and time… rather, all places and all times. From its 1920s-era Spanish Colonial Revival foundation, to centuries-old fixtures and furnishings from beyond the sea, to contemporary aesthetic touches designed and constructed in the here and now, you will be floored by this home’s ability to simultaneously exhibit temporal and spatial flux while delighting you with its relaxingly idiosyncratic unity of theme, era, origin and palette.
Who’s watching the clock?
Your host is an accomplished interior decorator and home stylist. Between her travels collecting pieces, producing her own textiles and furniture, and spending her spare moments with her three sons, she more than most knows the value of every second.
And the rest is history
Every minute piece in this home has been hand-selected by your host. The living room seamlessly blends a stucco coved ceiling and terra cotta hearth with plush and tufted upholstered seating, all alongside focal pieces like an 18th century marquetry commode and a similarly-dated golden-framed Sicilian mirror. The kitchen’s open-shelf arrangement showcases chromatic pops from the ceramic flatware itself, leaving more room for the four-oven AGA cooker to send delectable aromas over the butcher-block-topped island and beyond. Every bedroom invites you to pore over the vibrant raspberries and paisleys, soothing greens and worn-in leather, rustic wood and an unforgettable pink claw-foot tub – each with a freshly-prepared bed at its centre to anchor you in dependable comfort. And the back garden, obscured by similarly-manicured greenery as the front, offers a secluded poolside paradise under a cloudless blue sky where the hours can quietly lapse.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Owner / Property Manager
onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match.
Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.
What makes this house unique
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.
Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.
Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand.
And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.