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SANTA MONICA SERENITY COTTAGE/License 217383

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk to beach & relax on private patio with gardens, fountain, private entrance

- 1B plus futon

- Sleeps 4 comfortably, bed plus futon

- HD TV premium cable (Showtime/HBO) on large, wall mounted TV

- Private wi-fi network

- Full kitchen including full size refrigerator, brand new full size gas stove & oven, dishwasher & equipped with a microwave, toaster oven, blender & French Press coffee maker

- Washer & dryer

- Air conditioning & portable heater

- Queen size bed with high quality memory foam mattress

- Full size futon with high quality memory foam mattress

- Ample closet & dresser space throughout

- Complimentary high end, all natural body products

- Ample street parking right in front & I give you a free parking permit

- Security system at the front of the property, with code

- Private outdoor space with spectacular foliage, garden with 5 different fruit trees, cushioned outdoor seating & fountain

- Beach is a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride/drive away

- Bike rental one block away

- Walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment

- Near the border of Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard

Guests will have private gated access to house & private outdoor space, full use of washer & dryer, parking permit, Wi-Fi, large wall mounted TV with premium HD cable.

Cottage is walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment.

The beach is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive/10 min bike ride.

The cottage is a short drive from Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard. It is located on a quiet, residential street and is within walking distance of many cafés, restaurants, shops, etc.

My Santa Monica business license number is: 217383

More Details

Owner
Cathy Arden
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Cathy Arden

I am a native New Yorker who moved out to Santa Monica, CA in 2010. I'm a published writer, actress and Life Coach.

www.cathyarden.com/lifecoach

Cathy Arden purchased this house in 2011

Why Cathy Arden chose Los Angeles

When I was looking to buy a home in Santa Monica, I walked into this one and couldn't leave. I knew I had to live there. The house was like a fairy tale land. Travelers have dubbed it their secret garden! It feels and looks magical.

What makes this house unique

The private cottage is quiet and secluded and private with beautiful gardens surrounding it. Twinkling lights abound at night and it can easily be mistaken for the French countryside or Spain or Italy. I've lived in France and traveled extensively through Europe and this property has a European ambiance with the beautiful weather of southern California. Not to mention the Santa Monica ocean breezes!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ocean Park in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly renovated tiled bathroom with walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, memory foam mattress., full closet, dresser.
    Living Room - 1 Double Bed , Futon couch becomes full size bed with memory foam mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
5

Cozy Cottage with Fairy Garden, simply Magical!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great little cozy Cottage, worked out very well for my daughter and I. The cottage was spotless, kitchen was well equiped, and the bed was very comfy.The location was perfect for us since we love to hike and run on the beach, as well as being close to great shopping and resturants. The owner Cathy was accessable for questions, and quick to respond and helpfull. We hope to be back in the cottage soon again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you loved the cottage, Lena, and that it worked out so well for you. You are welcome back anytime!
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5

Relaxing and cute - just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

property was in great condition and the owner was excellent about providing us with all the details and information we needed for a successful stay. outside space was an extra bonus as was proximity to beach and restaurants! thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the cottage. I hope to see you again sometime in the future!
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Lovely setting very well equiped

  • 4 of 5

Cathy greeted us very warmly upon our arrival. She gave us a quick tour and a few tips about getting around the area. The space was very clean and private. Location in walking distance to beach and main street amenities. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little cottage! The perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great host, great central location and completely serene! I will definitely come back. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad I was able to accommodate you at the last minute, Kate, and so pleased it was the perfect retreat for you! Happy to have you back in the future!
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5

Comfortable Clean Convenient Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at serenity cottage. Very private and quiet with easy parking. A great base to explore Santa Monica/Los Angeles whilst having all the facilities of the cottage and the lovely garden. Easy walking distance to the beach and super restaurants in Main Street. Would certainly stay again should we visit Santa Monica.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the cottage, John. Happy to have you back again anytime!
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5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for somewhere cosy to relax after a long day out sightseeing or at the beach this is perfect for you.

All the comforts you need and more, just like a home from home.

Cathy is the perfect host, great communications, welcoming and informative upon arrival and respectfully private.

15 min walk to beach and newly extended LA metro, plenty of local shops restaurants & cafes. Lovely quiet neighbourhood with large private cottage garden.

We spent a week here in April and after long days out it was a dream to come "home" to relax. Comfortable cottage for up to 2 adults and 2 children with all the facilities and amenities you'll need.

There is so much to do in LA that you need more than a hotel room to relax and unwind in, and Serenity cottage allows you the tranquillity and comforts to recharge for the next day.

Quality furnishings and appliances both inside and out makes all the difference, along with parking, great security and secluded privacy.

Santa Monica has a great vibe and you will be spoiled for choice for entertainment, transport links and food options.

Highly recommended and would love the prospect of being able to return one day to continue the adventure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for appreciating the cottage as much as you did! Please do come back again in the future! And thank you for being such wonderful guests!
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Location

Santa Monica
Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice Canals
Areal Restaurant
Novel Cafe -- CLOSED
"The Novel Cafe on Lincoln and Pacific in Santa Monica is only 2 blocks away from cottage. G..."
Albertsons -- CLOSED
"Large grocery store within a few minutes walking distance of cottage. "
Whole Foods Market
"The Whole Foods on Rose and Lincoln is within walking distance and is one of their flagship ..."
Third Street Promenade
"No cars or bikes on the Promenade, but you can park your bike on any corner and there are pu..."
Brick & Mortar
"Great restaurant on Main St in Santa Monica. Next to the Edgemar Center for the Arts. Bar n..."
Nearest Airport
7.4 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Novel Café
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Car: not necessary

An ideal location for walking, biking and relaxing on the beach.The cottage is a 15-20 minute walk to the beach, or a 10 min bike ride, or 5 min drive. The cottage is within walking distance from a 48,000 sq ft Whole Foods Market & downtown Santa Monica (Main Street) with endless shopping, restaurants, farmers markets & entertainment. There is also a brand new Gelson's market a couple of blocks away from the cottage.

The beach is a short 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive/bike ride.

The cottage is a short drive or bike ride from Venice Beach, Venice canals & legendary Abbott Kinney Boulevard. You are also a short walk from shops and restaurants on Main St. in Santa Monica, and near as well to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.

The house is located on a quiet, residential street and is within walking distance of many cafés, restaurants, shops, etc.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£420
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£194
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£420
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£418
for 2 nights
From
£176
From
£186
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65.92
Additional Guest Fee £15.51 per person per night
Damage Deposit £193.87

No refunds once cottage is booked. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There is an additional guest charge of $20/night after 2 guests. Any and all bookings require that a copy of government issued photo identification be provided prior to and at arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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