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12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Santa Monica Canyon - Reimers Beach House

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family and dining room, walk to beach and restaurants

This 4 bedroom home located on exclusive Amalfi Drive in coveted Santa Monica Canyon is in close walking distance (less than 5 mins via the famous canyon stairs) to the beach and sleeps 8.

The Master Bedroom with a Kingsize bed is connected to a tranquil sunny outdoor space where you can find quiet and relaxation in full sun or partial shade. There are 3 additional bedrooms which each have queen size beds.

The well appointed chef's kitchen features top of the line appliances and a large peninsula for entertaining and casual meals. The open kitchen is connected to a dining room and cozy den with high ceiling. French doors lead you from the den to a beautiful outside deck and garden area for dining, lounging and informal gatherings.

The home is equipped with a whole house water filtration system plus an additional filter for fresh drinking water. For surfers and beach lovers we provide body boards and surf boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, ice chests for picnics and bicycles.

Santa Monica Canyon is located off of PCH Pacific Coast Highway and is one of the finest residential areas of Los Angeles. Malibu with its world famous Surfrider Beach is just 15 minutes North by car. Enjoy the Santa Monica Mountains with scenic hiking trails overlooking the ocean. Santa Monica Downtown is within less than 5 minutes driving time and exclusive Montana Avenue, Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Malls and the famous landmark, the Santa Monica Pier are all within half a mile access.

Enjoy your vacation in beautiful Santa Monica Canyon, steps away from the ocean in an elegant yet causal home perfect for a family stay.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Maria Reimers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Maria Reimers

We are a family of four with 2 teenage children. Charles is a graphic designer in a Hollywood studio creating movie posters and movie advertising campaigns. Maria designs and builds homes. Carina is 20 years old, attending college in Chicago and Jonah is 17 years old and an avid surfer and filmmaker.


Maria Reimers purchased this house in 2003

Why Maria Reimers chose Pacific Palisades

We bought this home from my husband's family. It was built by his grandmother. The home's location in the Santa Monica canyon away from the city within walking distance to the beach; is truly superb. You can leave your car in the driveway, grab a towel, may be a surfboard, and just walk the famous canyon stairs down to the beach in a few minutes. That is priceless! At least in Los Angeles.... :-)

What makes this house unique

Our home is in walking distance to Santa Monica Beach!! Everybody comments on the amazing light we have as the house faces the ocean to the West. The gentle breeze keeps a hot summer's day cool and the tranquil serenity of the home and garden are inviting and relaxing.


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful home by the beach, big enough for 2 families!

  • 5 of 5

We, 2 families travelling from Europe with 5 children (ages 6 to 16) stayed in Maria's Santa Monica Beach house for 2 weeks this summer and had such a lovely time that we already reserved it for next year! The house is located in the very upscale and Rustic Canyon a short drive (less than 5 minutes) from the Third Street Promenade in downtown Santa Monica yet within walking distance to the beach, park, tennis courts, pool and exquisite restaurants. Our favorite is the "Hungry Cat" with great seafood! The house with four bedrooms provided plenty of space and privacy for the 9 of us. There are two outdoor garden areas to sit and lounge in the sun and the studio with table tennis kept the children occupied. Boogie boards, surfboards, bicycles and beach umbrellas were also provided. The outdoor shower was very convenient to rinse off after returning from the beach. We also visited San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum. Maria, the owner is very accommodating and professional. The house and garden are impeccable and tastefully furnished. We had a truly fantastic stay and are looking forward to returning next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Julie for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family and friends. We are looking forward to hosting you again next summer!
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Stop Searching and just Book it.

  • 5 of 5

This house allows you to combine the excitement of LA with the relaxation of feeling truly at home. I was in LA for work and took my 4 kids with me since they were on Spring Break. While my company was paying, we stayed in an over-the-top hotel and when I was paying, we switched to Maria's. Guess which place we loved more? Maria's. It was so nice to have a driveway and good beds and lots of space. At first we were driving to the beach but soon ditched the car to bike there. We biked to the Pier, to restaurants (bring a bike lock) to the beach. We loved the piano and the kitchen though mostly ate out. We opted for Giorgio's over Hungry Cat and probably made a mistake with that one. Anyway, the house has everything you need and uses space incredibly well. I"m scratching my head trying to think of anything negative to say here...maybe the front door lock needs a squirt of grease. Yup, that's about it. Great light, great karma...just do it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SAMO haven

  • 5 of 5

Our gang of 7--three adults and four teens--stayed for three days and two nights. It was a calming retreat, just a short walk from the beach or a short drive (or walk or bike ride) to Ocean Avenue. We had everything we needed: a kitchen for the cooks; room inside and out for adults and kids to have their own space to hang out; 2 adult bikes; a ping pong table; a piano for our music lovers. We wished we could have stayed all week and would definitely come back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in beautiful area near beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our one-month stay in LA with our then-5-month old. The house was clean, very spacious, great kitchen for cooking and two outdoor areas for laying out in the sunshine with our baby. Kitchen was perfectly stocked with pots/pans, plenty of clean, fresh linens. It's perfect for a family or even two families! It is within walking/jogging distance to the beach (though no ramp for strollers so we had to carry up and down the stairs) and a longer walk to Santa Monica business district. We were a very short drive from Santa Monica and Malibu, and drove the five minutes to Brentwood every day for our coffee at the Farmshop! Perfect location, though cars drive fast on Amalfi Drive so I'd be careful with any toddlers getting out past the gate. Maria, the owner, was wonderful, friendly, and very helpful with any and all questions/concerns. Her housekeeper was also amazing -- she also babysat our baby on several occasions and was extremely trustworthy! Only thing that would have been nice was a table on the patio so we can eat outside in the perfect LA weather! We had the most amazing time in LA because of the house and location!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Agnes, thank you for your kind review! We meanwhile added a dining table on the deck for casual meals. We hope we will have the pleasure to hosting you again. Best wishes to you and your family!
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Simply Paradise: Perfect home in dream location

  • 5 of 5

Santa Monica Canyon is close to everything yet a very quiet, upscale residential area. We, a family of 7 spent four weeks this summer at Maria's house and simply loved it. It is very comfortable and family friendly and beautifully decorated. We walked to the beach and the restaurants nearby. The Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier and Montana Avenue are fabulous places to visit. We also went to the Getty Villa, the Getty Museum, Universal Studios and Disneyland. We are seasoned VRBO travelers and were extremely pleased with this home. We will come again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen!
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Beautiful home, gracious host and perfect locale!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I attended my niece's graduation at Pepperdine U and stayed for 5 nights. We had arrived very late in the evening, much later than our scheduled time and upon arrival realised that we needed an additional futon for my father. Our host Maria had the futon delivered immediately the next day and ensured it was appropriately set up for maximum comfort. The house could not have been more perfectly situated --- minutes from the Malibu campus, Gladstones and a short distance from the Promenade. We even managed to work in a spa day after the graduation and had some great runs/walks along the beach.

The house was elegantly designed and well-maintained but more importantly felt warm and very functional. The outdoor space was such a bonus for our big family (total of 8 adults, 2 children) especially off the dining room/kitchen area and we even had a ping-pong tournament!!

Overall, Maria was flexible, professional and very accommodating with all of our family's needs. She made us feel right at home and we had such a memorable time.

Thank you Maria! We hope to return some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Yvette for your kind review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our house by the beach. Best wishes to you and your lovely family!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Our house is located in the exclusive Santa Monica Canyon off of Pacific Coast Highway. Walk to beach and restaurants via the famous canyon steps in less than 5 minutes. Annenberg Beach Club with Olympic size pool, beach volleyball, yoga and Rustic Canyon Park with tennis and basketball courts and playground within walking distance. Malibu with its world renowned surfrider beach is just a 15 minute drive North. We provide surfboards and body boards!! Miles and miles of bike path along the ocean, breathtaking sunsets, endless strolls along the water and of course a MUST SEE family attraction, the SANTA MONICA PIER with entertainment, spectacular rides (rollercoaster!) and dining.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Monica Canyon, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter holiday season
16 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2017
25 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £164
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,233
Tax Rate 14.0%

long term rentals subject to negotiation

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Monica Canyon in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
local cell phone provided upon request

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