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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


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Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Santa Monica House Rental Photos and Description

1 Master Bedroom, 1 Bedroom / Office, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps Maximum of Six.

The monthly rate includes Housekeeping once a week. This spacious, Modern architectural masterpiece is spread over two levels set in a tranquil bamboo garden. The first level features a massive open-plan space encompassing kitchen, dining, lounge and entertainment areas. There’s also a bedroom, office space, laundry and toilet in the downstairs area. The second level has a master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, walk in robes and a private deck where you can enjoy the Santa Monica sea breezes. Also, there is the highly desirable gated parking for your vehicle access inside the compound grounds. Ideally located only six short-blocks from the beach.


The home was designed by Chu+Gooding Architects, known for their work on the Getty Museum. It features exclusive design elements throughout, highlighted by superb finishes and glamorous detailing in each room. Elegant art and design, sheep skin rugs, polished concrete floor and modern lighting create the perfect environment for your stay.


The open-plan living room features a sunken dining area, comfy couches, media center and gas fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors infuse the house with natural light and lead out to the tranquil zen-like bamboo couch area with fire pit creating a seamless marriage of indoor/outdoor living.


Enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen with Asko dishwasher and All-Clad appliances; all the luxuries of a chef’s kitchen (blender, toaster, extra virgin olive oils and spices to boot.) Everything you need to cook up a storm and serve your guests in style.


The master bedroom upstairs opens to a spacious roof top deck where you can enjoy the ocean breeze and hilltop view. Retreat to your luxurious sexy master suite overlooking Santa Monica and beyond with an enormous his and hers bathroom.


The downstairs bedroom features a double-size bed and wrap around desk, with wall to wall windows over-looking the Zen-inspired front garden. It converts into an office space, with photo-copier and fax at your service. The bathroom hosts its own bathtub and shower.


The bathrooms are equipped with fresh towels, soap and hidden in the cupboards you will find a washing machine and clothes dryer, iron and ironing board.


The day bed in the open-plan living room converts to a single bed.

A single pull-out bed is available for use in the upstairs master bedroom, perfect for a child to sleep close to the parents.


- Wifi, lightning fast FiOS with Cable TV, Netflix, etc.

- Playstation 3, vhs deck, dvd deck.

- Apple Cinema Display Monitor with high-end Sound System.

- Bike (on request).

- Surfboard (on request - a good surf break is 6 blocks from the house).

- Guest Book listing local restaurants and entertainment.

- Solar power, 18 rooftop eco panels.

- Environmentally friendly cleaning products.


We are ideally situated, only 6 short blocks from the beach, among one of the world’s most vibrant and creative communities. The lifestyle of sunshine, beachside glamour and the colorful parade of people, world class coffee and dolphins on the horizon that have made Venice and Santa Monica beachs famous all over the world.

Other nearby attractions include:

- Venice with its famous Muscle Beach and artsy Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

- Santa Monica is popular for Main Street, Third Street Promenade, Beach and Pier.

- Wholefoods Supermarket, the largest in Los Angeles.

- Ocean speedway for bicycling, running, walking and free use of ocean front tennis courts during the week.

- 20 minutes drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

- Farmer’s Markets throughout the week.

- GJelina and Axe for yummy casual fine dining.

- Euphoria Loves Rawvolution and Café Gratitude for some raw, vegan & organic food.

Enough yoga schools and juice bars within walking distance to spark your enlightenment.

Robert 323 656-7979

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robert (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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based on 4 traveler reviews

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average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews
Northern California

Modern design, great location, and great service

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully designed modern home is conveniently located six blocks from the Main Street retail district, beach, and Santa Monica farmers' market. Convenient access to the Santa Monica Promenade and the 10.

The house is sited on the lot to provide front and side yards, with windows carefully placed to provide daylight and sightlines of the sky and bamboo around the perimeter of the property. The living room and attached side yards provide a wonderful space to relax in or entertain guests. Wonderful architectural details throughout the house.

The house was very clean and well maintained. Robert (the property manager) was very helpful in showing the home, handling the deposit and payment, and delivering the keys.

We enjoyed preparing meals in the kitchen, but note that there's no microwave or coffee maker.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: YES of course we have a Coffee Maker with filters and even a French Press. We choose not to use a micro-wave for health reasons, but one can still heat food.

Designer's Dream

  • 4 of 5

a| This house is absolutely gorgeous. I was torn at times between going to the beach (which is literally 6 blocks away), heading to the shops+cafe which are 5 blocks away and lounging at the house. It's the perfect combination of contemporary zen+cozy. Very tasteful and elegant.

b| The location is fantastic. Grocery stores, shops, boutiques, restaurants are within 5 blocks.

b| I appreciated the precision in detail - custom made kitchen table, extra outlets for chargers, netflix ready to go, HBO films, beautiful landscaping and an extraordinary library of books to flip through.

c| Robert was very thorough with us and very kind about working with us to meet our needs and even reminded on Monday morning about street cleaning and where to move the cars.

d| Parking is included. There's a spot for two cars to park next to the house behind a private gate.

e| The home is private and surrounded by beautiful bamboo. There's a lovely outdoor space where one is able to practice yoga, exercise or meditate in seclusion

f| Finally, the master bedroom is stunning and open. There's a custom made bed and the large windows allow for sunlight to stream through in the morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
New York, NY USA

Review from Alex and John: 5 out of 5 stars :)!!

  • 5 of 5

God, I wish we lived in Southern California. Our stay at the Getty designer house in Santa Monica was amazing and we can't wait to come back.

The beach, the yoga, and the farmer's market are all in within walking distance of the house... didn't realized we were staying in such a great neighborhood!

Great X'mas shopping and restaurants on Abbott Kinney in Venice. And a fantastic $ 50 massage, just walking distance from the house.

At night we dined at the Venice Ale House and watched the sunset.

When we got back John and I really enjoyed the fireplace, sipping wine and watching movies on the flat sceen.

The upstairs / downstairs house design was perfect for the two of us. We even used the office and wifi throughout the house.

The manager, Robert, was very helpful. He told us about so many different and interesting places to visit.

Only wish we were able to stay another week!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Stay elsewhere

  • 1 of 5

Our recent stay at this property was our worst experience so far in our experience of vacation rentals. First, there are some positives: The house is centrally located and in a safe neighborhood; Whole Foods, the Santa Monica Pier, Montana Avenue, other attractions and major freeways are minutes away by car. There is on-site parking. The actual structure that is the house and its landscaping are very nice. Now the many negatives: The photos do not show any of the stained, ripped or broken furniture that greeted us on our arrival. After being told by the agent Robert that the bed we would be sleeping on was brand new (we hadn't asked, he just offered this information), we removed the sheets for a washing and discovered a filthy mattress. Personal items belonging to the house's owner such as toiletries, food, magazines, etc. littered the counters, shelves, drawers and cabinets in such abundance that we felt like we were trespassing. It was the sort of disarray that might be okay if staying with a friend or relative for free but not if you're paying for accommodations. The house advertises as a two bedroom. Instead, a bed has been placed in the living room across from the couch. As I told the agent Robert in an email sent after we returned home: Just as I'm sure owners hope that renters won't mistreat their homes, we would hope that our comfort, peace of mind and health are being looked after, too - if for no other reason than that it is the right thing to do. The best places that we have stayed, the places that we would happily return to and refer to others, are places where the owners have done just that.

We would never recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear our last guests were unhappy with their recent stay at the Retreat House. The owner just purchased and had delivered a beautiful custom made Japanese style, maple wood bed to match the new maple wood floors throughout the master bedroom upstairs. The House was completely cleaned by our maid, including all linens, and we even left the guests a complimentary welcome fresh fruit bowl and bottle of wine. We believe she did miss cleaning the new mattress cover when it was delivered, but of course the bed linens & duvet cover were freshly laundered. Yes, some of the owners personal items were on several shelves, but there was ample clear shelving for guests, plentiful walk-in wardrobe space, and sufficient empty drawers for short term visitors. I did advise the guests in advance and it is on our website that the second bedroom listed is actually a separate office / also sleeping area with a cot, which then can be used if so desired as a bedroom. This office area also has a separate full bathroom, new washer and dryer, plenty of linen closest shelving and glass doors which open to the secluded wall / bamboo covered front yard. Guests often use this area as space to work with their computers ( shades are on all windows ) on our high speed wireless DSL service. And there also is large pillow / duvet covered floor mattress in the open air loft living room which many guests have also used for sleeping or watching television. We've had many happy guests before, but will take these recent guest criticisms in a positive light and will make every effort to improve the House for future visitors.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Union Station
Car: recommended

Just 6 blocks from the Beach, 5 blocks from popular Main St. with quality Restaurants (Wolfgang Puck, etc.), Cafes, Organic Coffee Shops, Clubs, Bars, Clothing Shops, Yoga, Health Food, Wellness Centers, Surf Shops, etc., Venice / Santa Monica paved SPEEDWAY - Biking / Walking along the Beach to Santa Monica PIER with Amusement Rides, 3rd Street Promenade, Venice Beach. House in a quiet, peaceful, safe neighborhood. Drive to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, State Parks, the Getty Center and Beaches all along the beautiful sunny, Pacific Coast Highway,


Rates & Availability

From $9,750 Per month

Santa Monica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 1
Feb 1 2015 - Jan 24 2016
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Weekly Housekeeping $150
Notes $1,000. security deposit
$ 9,750 - A Month
$ 3,100 - Weekly
$ 500 - Nightly
$ 150 - Weekly Housekeeping
$ 75 - extra per person per night, beyond 4 people

* A Security Deposit is required and has always been fully returned to date.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Santa Monica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Walk In Tiled Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walk In Closet & Tiled Shower
    Bedroom/Office - 1 double , Office / Cot with Full Bathroom
    Living Room - Queen Pillow Covered in Living Room
  • Primary Upstairs Bedroom includes the entire Second Floor of the House. Large tiled sunny and bright walk-in Shower with His and Hers bathroom.. Sliding Glass Doors with Curtains to Roof Deck. California custom made King size Bed. Second Office / Bedroom downstairs with Full Bathroom, Washer & Dryer and a custom double bed and or couch. House ideal for Single, Couple, or Couple with Child, or children for can sleep up to 6 people. Weekly Maid Service available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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