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Santa Monica Canyon Cottage

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Monica Canyon - Mesa Cottage

1 bedroom 1 bath cottage walking distance to beach

Retreat to this cozy cottage nestled in the hills of Santa Monica Canyon blocks from Will Rogers State Beach, nearby restaurants & the world famous Santa Monica Stairs. Located a short distance from Brentwood, Santa Monica Pier & Venice. Features include an open living room & dining area, bright & airy kitchen, wrap around deck & patio, gas grill, washer/dryer, cable tv, wi-fi. Experience life as a Canyon local.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ron Balatbat
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Santa Monica Canyon Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Steamboat Springs, CO USA

Best VRBO ever

  • 5 of 5

Honestly I have stayed in too many VRBO places to count but this is the first place that I have ever just wanted to move right in to. Excellent location is only the beginning. Great kitchen, laundry, closet, wifi, tv with cable, books even...everything!! I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in the Santa Monica Hills

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited for a three night stay as we visited the area for the first time coming from South Carolina. We love being able to experience new places by staying away from the crowds and tourists. Ron and Kate's cottage provides that perfect escape. We had a rental car so the location allowed for easy access to anywhere in the Santa Monica area. Also, Malibu is a short and very scenic drive away. LA, Hollywood, Westwood, Beverly Hills are all also very close and easily accessible if you manage your timing and don't hop on the interstates when they are backed up.

The cottage itself is very clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. It was exactly what we hoped and expected it would be. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish our stay at the cottage was just wonderful. When I first inquired about availability and cost, I got a reply within a couple of hours. I really appreciated the quick response and was able to review the details with my husband and reserve the next day.

It's a lovely little neighborhood and a bit tricky to get around the first time but after that we figured out how the roads connected and it was quite easy. The cottage is an easy 1/2 mile walk from the beach, with several good restaurants nearby. It was easy to get over to more commercial areas for sightseeing, shopping and dining. We appreciated the location being away from all the typical tourist traffic. The back patio area is very secure and provided a nice location to store the bike and surf board we had brought with us.

The cottage is lovely. It was clean and fresh for our arrival, and the furnishings are attractive and comfortable. We had fun looking through many of the books available on the shelves and tables and my husband appreciated the cable TV. Ron and Kate have done a great job with making it feel like home away from home. They even included some thoughtful touches like roses on the table, toiletries in the bathroom, and a nice bottle of wine in the kitchen. I was in the area for a trail run, and when I went to shower after my event I discovered I had forgotten my soap. I really appreciated finding a fresh bar of Tom's in the bathroom I could use.

Sitting on the front porch in the evening enjoying a glass of wine and listening to the birds chirp was really delightful!

The only negative we experienced was one of the neighbors having a late party one night. My husband sleeps with earplugs so he didn't really notice it but I woke up several times. The other nights were very quiet and we slept well. Clearly this neighborhood is typically quiet. Apparently this neighbor is a new tenant leasing the house next door. It was a bit annoying, but you can run into that kind of thing anywhere and I was glad it was not a regular thing.

After our return home my husband discovered he had forgotten one of his books. When I opened my email to send a message, I discovered I already had a message from Kate letting me know they found the book and offering to mail it back. Like everything else, the communication and thoughtfulness was much appreciated.

I would definitely recommend this property. If we're back in the area in the future I hope it's available

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Our" Cottage

  • 5 of 5

"Our" cottage was exactly that...our home for the three night stay. We were greeted warmly by our hosts Kate and Ron making sure everything was OK and then the place was ours! The cottage itself was cozy and quaint. Every room had what you needed and Kate's little extra touches did not go unnoticed. We appreciated the long length bath towels, the extra soap in the bathroom, the down comforter on the bed, the extra pillows on the bed, the actual dressing room off the bathroom, the supplied kitchen to meet all the basic necessities, the complimentary bottle of wine and water upon arrival, the great sound speakers in the living room, the OUTDOOR washer and dryer and just the simple decor to add to the cottage feeling. The other feeling I have is that we will be back. Thank you Kate and Ron!!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming, cozy cottage in the Santa Monica canyon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 days this month at this cottage while visiting my elderly mother nearby. It was a welcoming delight -- surrounded by decks and gardens in bloom, and with the sound of the ocean at times even though blocks away. The décor is sophisticated and elegant in an understated way. The cottage was clean, well-cared for, and contained everything we could need -- fully equipped, modern kitchen and bathroom, tv, wifi, plenty of closet space, comfortable bed. In addition, the owners could not have been more thoughtful or helpful. It definitely will be our 'go to' place each time we visit my mother.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Quiet & Private Sanctuary tucked into the City

  • 4 of 5

We love VRBO/Homeaway properties and the top 3 main must haves for us when staying anywhere are: Good Location, Comfortable Bed and Quiet, Safe Surroundings.

This property fit all these and more. Easy walking distance to the beach, fun neighborhood eateries and convenient exercise, right out your door. The cottage is super clean and cozy, and has a charming deck in a very nice neighborhood, you will literally feel like a local. It's incredibly private and quiet with very little car traffic. We slept great! And we felt like we were on a much longer vacation.

This is a great location for singles and couples, very safe for women traveling alone and those new to LA. This is in the best part of LA, on the edge of Santa Monica and close to the beach. Easy driving to Malibu and beyond but with a location like this you can be content to stay "close to home". With a kitchen and BBQ you can just as easily eat in and beach out.

Good location year around. Highly recommend it.

Thanks Ron & Kate!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Will Rogers State Beach


Prices & Availability

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

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • newly remodeled bathroom with carrera marble counter & tile floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen memory foam bed, cable TV, door to living room & door to back patio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

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