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Secluded, charming Craftsman Cottage 7 blocks to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, living room sleeper sofa, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Private Craftsman style guesthouse with separate, private entrance nestled among the beautiful ficus and acacia trees, just 7 blocks to Santa Monica beach and 6 blocks to trendy Main St. where cafes, shops, restaurants and yoga such as Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf, Joe's Diner, Holy Guacamole, Library Alehouse, O'Briens Pub, Planet Blue, Free People and Exhale Sacred Movement are within walking distance. Less than 2 miles to Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy the wraparound redwood deck as you dine at the teak dinng table and chairs and barbeque on the propane grill. Craftsman cottage has 2 full size bedrooms each with queen bed, full size kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave and appliances, living room with queen size sleeper sofa with brand new Leggett & Platt AirDream Queen 11' thick premium air-over-coil Mattress, loveseat and wood burning fireplace opens onto the wraparound deck nestled in the trees. Frontloading washer and dryer. Claw-foot porcelain tub with shower surround. Flat screen TV, DVR and free Wi-Fi

Secluded Craftsman cottage nestled in trees: Enjoy your morning breakfast outside at the teak dining table on the redwood wraparound deck nestled among the beautiful ficus and acacia trees. Grill dinner on the propane grill or walk to a diverse array of restaurants and cafes along Main St. Shop at Whole Foods 3 blocks away. Gorgeous, secluded Craftsman guesthouse with private entrance is hidden behind the main house. Two full bedrooms with queen beds, living room with queen sofa bed, loveseat and wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, DVR opens onto redwood wraparound deck. Claw-foot porcelain tub with shower surround. Water saving and energy efficient Bosch dishwasher in kitchen with gas stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave and appliances. Water saving front loading Whirlpool washer and dryer. On-demand tankless hot water. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy a family vacation, romantic interlude, or relax after working as you enjoy the greenscape view from the bedrooms and living room. Camillas and azaleas line the walkway.

Local Attractions: Santa Monica Beach is 7 blocks away with surfing, boogie boarding, wind-surfing, sunning or rollerblading or bike riding on the bike path that winds along the beach from Pacific Palisades to Palos Verdes. Stroll along the Strand in Venice and bargain with the vendors for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Take a leisurely walk along trendy Main St. just 6 blocks away, enjoy coffees (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks, Urth Caffe), fine cuisine (Chinois on Main), quick bites (Library Alehouse with patio dining, Holy Guacamole, Panini Grill, Wildflour Pizza), shopping at boutiques (Betsy & Tracy, Gaia, Tree People, Planet Blue, Patagonia) the Farmer's Market on Sundays and gourmet food trucks on Tuesday evenings. Stock up on groceries or get prepared food and specialty wines and beer to go at Whole Foods, just 3 blocks away. Beautiful charming Craftsman cottage is conveniently located for your fun exploration of Santa Monica and Venice in a residential quiet and safe neighborhood.

Area Attractions: Gorgegous, secluded Craftsman cottage is located 1 block from bus stop to catch LA Metro or Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, 7 miles from The Getty Villa along Pacific Coast Highway, 10 miles from downtowm Los Angeles and Staples Center, 11 miles from the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles where the Page Museum-LaBrea tar pits and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art are located, 15 miles from the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, and the California Science Center, 16 miles from Hollywood, 22 miles from Universal Studios, 36 miles from Knotts Berry Farm, and 40 miles from Disneyland. Catalina Island is accessible via ferry from Marina del Rey less than 3 miles away, or take a whale watching cruise, a snorkeling or diving trip.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Susan,

We had a great time in Santa Monica, and we enjoyed our stay at your house.

Sorry, I left some cupcakes in the frig (not as sorry as my daughters!).

Thank you.


Oct 2011
  • 1 of 2


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ocean Park in Santa Monica

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Claw-foot porcelain tub with shower surround, pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed, ample closet space, private entrance onto wraparound redwood deck, view of lush vegetation. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, closet, private entrance onto small balcony, view of lush vegeation. Living room (bedroom 3) has a queen size sleeper sofa.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

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Secluded, charming Craftsman Cottage 7 blocks to beach
average rating of 4.6282053 based on 80 reviews

Cozy, well furnished, convenient ❗️

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming cottage. Easy parking, close to all things Santa Monica, and the most comfortable beds! We cooked a complete Thanksgiving dinner and had a fine meal on the deck. We hope to be back in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairly priced, good location.

  • 3 of 5

Convenient location. Comfortable bed. Good natural light. Steps were a little inconvenient for us and bathroom sink quite small , but, house priced fairly. The internet went in and out. Wasn't always available. I was too busy to follow up with Owner who I'm sure would have given me tips to straighten this out.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family as guests during your visit to Santa Monica. I'm glad to learn you found the location of my guesthouse/cottage convenient with good natural light and that the beds were comfortable. I'm sorry you had difficulty with the WiFi; it is frustrating when the connection is not what one wants/expects. I wish you would have let me know during your stay, I have two secure WiFi connections and would have happily let you and your family try the second secure connection.
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Crown Point, Indiana

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We were close enough to walk to the beach. The beds are super comfortable. Everything was very clean and organized. Perfect for our family visit!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A favorite

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic rental. The unit is clean and extremely well-maintained. Owners are courteous.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Morgan Hill Ca

Very convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved the look and feel of the unit and it was so close to the beach and restaurants. The claw tub was a nice feature.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great clean property, close to the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the guest house very much. It was clean upon arrival and had enough space for our family of 4(which includes 2 grown children). The couch bed was very comfortable for our son. There were plenty of towels and it was helpful to have a washer and dryer. It was a little warm when we were there but the fans helped. The walk to the beach is easy as is the drive to the pier area. The deck was big and nice to relax at each evening. Susan answers emails in a very timely manner.


  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £72.21
Pet Fee £54.16
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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