About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Sunset Park
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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Cozy cottage in a great location!
Our family recently traveled to LA for a wedding and this Santa Monica cottage was the perfect retreat and location for us. It's exactly as described i.e. nestled in a lovely garden with amazing aromas, quiet, cozy yet the space worked for our family of four. Cathy is a gracious hostess and quickly responds to any requests. Highly recommend this little gem!
Happy you loved the cottage! It was pleasure hosting your family!
Loved this cozy cottage!
We spent a week in this magical cottage. My husband had surgery at Cedars Sinai and this was our home away from home during his recovery. We spent most of our time on the patio with its beautiful flowers and soothing fountain. The cottage is just darling! It's small, but very comfortable and has everything one would want. Loved the bed! We walked to the grocery store and beach, but took Uber every where else. Cathy is a most gracious host and certainly saw that all our needs were met. Our only disappointment is that this is already booked for a return trip.
Donna, I was so happy to be able to host you and your husband at the cottage. Please do check the calendar again in the future for an opening as I'd be happy to have you both back!
Serene and restful and quiet
Great location, well appointed and delightful cottage. Cathy is very helpful if you need advice about restaurants or other places in the area. We were planning to cook but there were so many excellent choices for food that we ate out instead.
My teenage granddaughter and I spent five nights at the cottage the first week of April, 2018. We found the cottage to be exactly like the photos: charming, bright, very clean and comfortable! I'm a realtor for Sotheby's International Realty, so I understand that photos can be very misleading!! The property was so convenient to many restaurants and shopping as well as freeways to see LA. Cathy welcomed us upon arrival to help us get familiar with our surroundings, and explained the parking, which was very easy. Much more fun than staying in a hotel; we looked forward to getting back to our home away from home.
I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It was a pleasure hosting you and your granddaughter. You are welcome back anytime!
LA marathon trip
Very clean and well stocked. The landscape and grounds are fantastic. Cathy was very helpful. Would stay here again.
Quiet Neighborhood and Yet Convenient to Beach
Excellent location off Lincoln blvd and within walking distance to beach. Lovely setting with a private patio right off the front door to the separate cottage gave us a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine before heading out to dinner at the local restaurants. Owner was very nice and we enjoyed our 10 day stay. Bed was very comfortable too. Would definitely come back again. Doug & Caryn Paul
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.
Additional pricing information
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.