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The Cottage Santa Monica, enjoy privacy and service in an historic setting.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully decorated 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath house for special family vacations

2,000 square foot beach house offers the most captivating Santa Monica urban beach experience available in complete privacy with parking. The rental includes perfect beach decor, unobstructed ocean views, sauna, Jacuzzi, daily breakfast, daily maid service, daily concierge services and onsite management from super modern copper structure located behind the property. Two car parking is included and conveniently located behind the cottage.

1,000 feet of sand between the water and the house make for beautiful walks along the beach.

The historic landmark from the turn of the century preserves the architecture but has all modern luxuries. The Cottage is in an incredible location and offers views of one of the finest white sand beaches in the world. Walking distance to the best restaurants and shopping in Santa Monica. From your doorstep, you can walk, swim, bike, grab a surf lesson, cycle or roller-blade on the famous Santa Monica bike path. Walk to the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy a carousel or Ferris Wheel ride, attend a summer twilight concert or simply spend time watching sailboats and sunsets from the lovely sun-room or front garden of The Cottage.

More Details

John Heidt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About John Heidt

Owner, John K. Heidt, grew up in California with a deep appreciation of the ocean having surfed since the age of 10 and sailing since the age of 16. John is a UCLA Alum, Father, Grandfather and has been a professional in real estate for the last 38 years. He is President of the Heidt Torres Co. which manages and develops commercial properties in the greater Los Angeles area.

When Donna and John first discovered The Cottage they recognized the potential and beauty of the property immediately, despite the fact that at the time it was a wreck. John purchased the property on May 1, 2008 as a gift for his wife's 50th birthday. Extreme renovations to the tune of $1,500,000 began after extensive planning three years later and were completed in 2014.

John Heidt purchased this cottage in 2008

Why John Heidt chose Los Angeles

Santa Monica offers a unique active beach lifestyle in an atmosphere of trendy retail shops and great restaurants. The property provides the same type of atmosphere that inspired the Beach Boys to sing in the 1960s.

The Cottage building permit was issued in 1898. Representative of massed-plan vernacular cottages with hipped roofs, this building type and style lined Ocean Avenue at the turn of the Century. Today, it is the only surviving single-family home of its type along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica and was designated as Historic Landmark #74 by the City of Santa Monica.

What makes this cottage unique

Location Location Location! The Cottage has the unique characteristic of being the only one of its kind in Santa Monica! It is close to all Santa Monica has to offer plus you will enjoy the on-site Jacuzzi and sauna.

Privacy & Flexibility: 2 car parking in the rear of property. You can walk, bike or drive conveniently throughout Santa Monica.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been the most amazing vacation ever! This beach house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for everything!
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocean Park in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Captain - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    First Mate - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handicap Accessible
    Admiral - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Mariner - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Step-down shower with access from walkway on side of house
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Mate - 1 Large Double Bed , Handicap Accessible
    Captain - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Admiral - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Mariner - 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

The Cottage Santa Monica, enjoy privacy and service in an historic setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderfully maintained and in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage by the sea in the heart of Santa Monica.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at this beautifully appointed and situated cottage. We had a group of 7 and loved the layout and feel of this property. Everyone loved their stay. We are passing through Santa Monica on our way to skiing in CO. Just across the street from the walkway on the beach - we walked to Venice; the boys hired segways and went both ways; we walked to restaurants in Santa Monica Blvd; met friends and explored; gathered in the comfortable lounge and watched the Australian Open; played cards. A very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem! A beautiful property in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is impeccably maintained by the Heidt family who take well deserved pride in this gorgeous property. It is a well proportioned four bedroom with all the amenities. Walking distance to the pier and all the local attractions. We were looked after by Maddy who was attentive but unobtrusive. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for about a week at the Cottage and really enjoyed our stay. The owners and property managers were very accommodating and made sure our family needs were well met. The location put us steps away from the beach, pier, restaurants, etc...The house itself is very well furnished and decorated and has all the amenities to make us comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is an amazingly decorated house located in the heart of vibrant Santa Monica. With a nautical, beach theme found throughout this spacious home, the ocean view validates the experience of being seaside! If you're interested in experiencing a tranquil beach getaway, but would like the option of enjoying an eclectic town like Venice, or stroll urban, metropolis streets equal to Third Street Promenade, then The Cottage is the perfect place to stay. Bottom-line, The Cottage is an incredibly located piece of real estate that exudes beach living, while offering unlimited amenities in one of the most diverse cities in our nation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the most delightful week in this fabulous, beautifully decorated and sweet, not so little cottage. The location is perfect, steps from the beach where are all the activities you could want, yet tucked away in a quiet setting. Every detail was thought out and provided for our convenience and comfort starting with the welcome wine and cheese to coffee service, restaurant recommendations, off street parking, cozy bathrobes and more. We loved this cottage and will definitely be back for another visit! Becky

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
M Street Cafe
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Super Yachts moor near fueling docks in M. del Rey
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rancho Park
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Transcontinental 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Too many to mention
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mount Waterman (45 minutes away)
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Historical Landmark and first legal short term rental/beach house in Santa Monica. The Cottage is a beachfront home with sauna and Jacuzzi within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions--3rd Street Promenade, famous bike path, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ocean Park, Los Angeles area

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £77.44
Tax Rate 14.3%

Please note that the City of Santa Monica has a Tourism Marketing District Tax (“TMD”) in Santa Monica which is payable as a daily rate during your stay. This tax is calculated at the rate of $5.00 per day in 2017. TMD will be paid to the City of Santa Monica along with the Transient Occupancy Tax (“TOT”) delineated hereinabove.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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