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The Garden Casita | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment, Full Bath, Full Eat-in Kitchen, Balcony, Garden, Sleeps 2

Fantastic Location!!! SMOKE & PET FREE

Perfect Pied de Terre for a peaceful, extended stay in Santa Monica. Enjoyable in your own slice of paradise while staying in The Garden Casita, a charming shabby-chic studio apartment full of lush fabrics and elegant antiques. This second story apartment boasts a beautiful little balcony with wrought iron table and chairs overlooking the breathtaking garden. Its fully equipped kitchen features classic blue delft-inspired tile, and stocks every appliance you could want. Stay here and you’ll be welcome to explore the entire garden where you’ll find spots to relax, have a glass of wine, sunbathe, barbecue, or read in the shade.

The Garden Casita is located just behind a breath taking garden on a quiet street in Santa Monica's safest, yet hip, upscale neighborhood. Find yourself a few steps away from Whole Foods organic grocery store, lively restaurants, cafes, bars, trendy boutiques, yoga studios, spas, gyms, antique shops, the local library and more on Montana Ave. Perfect for a solo person or a couple. A great value in the best location? Book now!

Stay here and you’ll enjoy amenities like:

Non smoking property

Queen size bed (sleeps 2 comfortably)

Free high speed wi-fi

40' Flat screen plasma TV with cable & DVD player

Air Conditioned

Full kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking & eating utensils

Full bath with tub and towels provided

Sitting/working area

Eating area

Laundry facilities (on property, coin operated)

Patios and quiet spaces right outside in luscious garden with beautiful fruit trees - perfect for reading and relaxing

Free parking available on street

Neighborhood perks:

Easily transit around the neighborhood on the Big Blue Bus just at the corner (50 meters) to access fabulous nightlife, the beach, fishing, shopping, golfing, bike paths, movie theaters, hiking trails, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, a public pool (open seasonally), rides/games and more like the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, Annenberg Community Beach House, Getty Villa, and Palisades Park (all within 5 min bus ride).

Centrally located to all things LA:

Hop right onto I-10 (only 1 mile away) and quickly reach Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA. Only 30 minutes or less by car or taxi to LAX international airport, Union Station, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Staples Center home of LA Lakers, LA Philharmonic, wine tours, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden, world class museums, The Grove, the Getty Center, UCLA and more.

More Details

Mary Ann Jordan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in North of Wilshire in Santa Monica

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No Smoking inside or in garden. 2. Laundry Room may be used between 8am and 10pm.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Full Bath with tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 Large Double Bed , Full Kitchen
  • Queen Size Bed, Air conditioned
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also offer weekly housekeeping upon request. Free street parking is available. Full Kitchen-Stove--Microwave--Frig and Freezer--Table and 2 chairs--all cooking and eating utensils


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The Garden Casita | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful and very clean apartment!!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in this apartment, it is very clean and quiet and the area is wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My enchanting home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

For 4 years Mary Ann Jordan's garden has been my winter home while working in Los Angeles. Each night i come home from work to the smell of jasmine, the gentle bubble of the fountain, the soft cooing of the doves, the casita is my spiritual refuge. Mary Ann Jordan has become a dear friend to all of us who stay here, we are so lucky to share her beautiful home and the gardens that she has lovingly created herself. With much affection, Andi Carole

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming place and beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here was very comfortable, satisfying , and very conveniently located for our needs.

Mary Ann is very attentive to the property and to the guests.

We recommend this place very highly.

Anie and Ed

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven>

  • 5 of 5

My third winter stay at this beautiful haven in the sky. Every night to go to sleep with the doves cooing,to wake up to the hummingbirds greeting the morning over this beautiful garden. It is the most enchanting and beautifully maintained property in Santa Monica, I would stay permanently if I could.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect little place

  • 4 of 5

The Garden Casita is really a pretty little retreat, just perfect after a busy day in LA. It's like a hotel suite with a cute kitchen, well equipped and with everything you need.

The garden itself is adorable, with citrus trees, lounge chaise longues/sun bed, a little fountain and beautiful flowers everywhere.

The place is calm and serene and the suite was clean and fresh. Mary Ann is an adorable property owner, who really provides perfect customer service and meets all your needs.

I really recommend this little pearl.


  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location, lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, impeccable, and quiet, the apartment had everything that I needed. The gardens below are beautiful and add a nice touch. Location is perfect. I'd recommend to anyone and plan on coming again myself.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
17th Sreet Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Santa Monica State Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the best neighborhood in Santa Monica, Garden Casita is just steps from Trendy Montana Avenue, which features great boutiques, restaurants, bars and cafes. 5 minutes drive to the beach, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Malibu is just up the coast & Venice down the coast. Easy access to all of Los Angeles--The Big Blue Bus stops at our corner and will take you anywhere in Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles area. By the Months Only


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in North of Wilshire, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Property Damage Protection £42.6

Taxes are included in the nightly rate. A cleaning fee is additional. It is $60.00 to $150.00 depending on length of stay. A refundable booking/security deposit is charged to reserve the dates. 50% payment is charged 60 days prior to arrival & the balance is charged 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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