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SANTA MONICA SERENITY COTTAGE/License 217383

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(32 traveller reviews)

SANTA MONICA SERENITY COTTAGE/License 217383
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
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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5

The gardens and cottage well maintained, clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Serenity Cottage was magical! Plenty of room for our family of four. So cozy and airy. We enjoyed the serene garden and the wonderful aroma of the blooming white, vine flowers. We walked to the bike ambulance and rented bikes and rode the bike trail along the beach, ate at some of the restaurants that Cathy recommended and relaxed at the cottage. Cathy was always available when we needed her and made us feel right at home. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Wish we lived there...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have had your family stay at the cottage, and thrilled you had such a wonderful time. Come back and visit again!
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4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We especially enjoyed the outdoor area. Cathy was a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect way to explore La La Land

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week, to celebrate our wedding anniversary and explore LA. We couldn't have picked a better place. Cathy's cottage is both charming and conveniently located in Santa Monica. The wonderful museums are just 20 minutes away and the beach is even closer. An excellent grocery store is in easy walking distance, and so are a few good restaurants. While close to everything, the cottage is very quiet at night. It was a pleasure to meet Cathy, the most helpful host you could imagine.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you both at the cottage! So happy you enjoyed your time there. I look forward to seeing you sometime in the future! Happy Anniversary!
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5

Beautiful property with relaxing private garden, great location, and excellent host

  • 5 of 5

Look no further if you're browsing for a quiet relaxing private spot to stay less than a mile walk to the beach and other Santa Monica attractions!

Well maintained, as advertised, and with a very kind and helpful host. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host you at the cottage, Jay. Do come and stay again in the future!
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5

Super charming cottage and garden

  • 5 of 5

Small property but laid out really well--fit us and our two kids pretty comfortably. The cottage is beautiful, with stone tiles and surrounding garden in Mediterranean style, and the garden is fabulous. Private walled-in patio, citrus trees, flowers (even in December), fountain--I liked to just hang out there and enjoy the tranquility. Kitchen was stocked better than the average vacation rental, in terms of cookware and other needs. Same with bath. Mattresses were quite comfy. About a 20-minute walk to the beach, but nice and quiet at night. Would love to have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
"Large grocery store within a few minutes walking distance of cottage. "
Whole Foods
"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 Barpub
0.2 Miles
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
 
May 2017
10 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£392
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£176
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£409
for 2 nights
From
£172
From
£194
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£392
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£176
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65.71
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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