$180 MAGICAL BUNGALOW ~ 8 BLOCKS TO BEACH!FREE WIFI, CABLE, PARKING

Carolyn Hagen

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Contact the Owner

Carolyn Hagen

Speaks english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

$180 MAGICAL BUNGALOW ~ 8 BLOCKS TO BEACH!FREE WIFI, CABLE, PARKING

Santa Monica Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

~~ Family Retreat ~~ Writers Retreat ~~

Creative people are inspired by my 2-BR Spanish Bungalow! And families are enthused by the great bargain at a fabulous family-friendly location!

Walk everywhere! Walk to Main Street's trendy bistros (7 blocks), to the world's largest solar energy Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier (30 min), to the Promenade's boutiques (20 min), to the new Santa Monica Place's stores and ocean view dining, to funky Venice Boardwalk's 'muscle beach' (15 min) and -- hey, to the BEACH ~ only 8 blocks!

Walk to Exhale and other yoga studios, Vidal Sassoon, Venice Google, American Film Market.

1 block to bus to UCLA.

Grocery store, pharmacy and great value restaurants and kid-friendly parks 1 block away. Whole Foods 5 blocks away. Walk to several raw food restaurants.

Quiet, safe, residential family-friendly neighborhood.

Comfy queen bed w/pillowtop mattress, full kitchen w/everything including spices, plates, glasses, pots & pans, microwave, blender, toaster & dishwasher! Fabulous 'farmer's style' copper sink.

Romantic old-fashioned ball-and-claw tub with shower, secluded outdoor dining. Second bedroom has comfy designer European sofabed with temperpedic pad, desk, couch, lots of light! Add'l sofa bed in living room. Home can accommodate 4 people. Extra $25/night each for 3rd, 4th persons.

Perfect for creative types who need a retreat or families looking to explore Los Angeles on a budget. Can comfortably accommodate 4 people or 6 people who really like each other.

Soak up the sun, surf the 'net, or meet other travelers in the communal back yard. Or enjoy privacy on the charming and romantic outdoor dining porch for 6 people.

FREE WiFi.

FREE full cable TV w/hundreds of free movies on demand.

FREE use of on-site washer/dryer w/detergent included.

FREE on-street parking.

Comes with Charley, my affectionate indoor/outdoor cat, whom you'll feed. No litter box; what a cat!

An eye-popping bargain at $205/night, weekly break at $180/night for 7 nights +.

Additional $25/night/person for each additional guest beyond the first 2.

$100 cleaning fee + $500 refundable deposit.

Min 2 nights.

Ask about my cozy studio CASITA at the same great location for 1 or 2 people @ $109 - $120/night and my studio HIDEAWAY for 1 or 2 people @ $98 - $103/night.

Your stay at my Bungalow helps support my work to assist Iraqi refugees.

I love offering my home to people who appreciate a great deal at a fabulous location.

Please make your first inquiry by e-mail. I may not be in LA's time zone.

ALL EMAILED INQUIRIES ANSWERED WITHIN 12 HOURS. Thank you for your inquiry!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
Carolyn Hagen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About Carolyn Hagen

I've lived in Santa Monica for 30 years and love sharing my community with visitors from all over the world! I've served on the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women, helped found a major environmental organization (Heal the Bay) and been a leading spokesperson on statewide civil liberties issues.

Your stay in my Bungalow supports my work to assist Iraqi refugees. Find out more about me at LivingLargeInLimbo dot com.

Carolyn Hagen purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Carolyn Hagen chose Santa Monica

This is my home, and I'm happy to rent it to vacationers so that I may continue my work oversees with refugees. I've lived in this neighborhood since 1982. I've been renting my home steadily since 2008 and have many returning guests!

What makes this cottage unique

This is a clean, safe option in a great neighborhood for budget-conscious travelers -- especially those with children. I come home every 3 months or so and love, just love, sitting outside on the private porch with my morning coffee, smelling the clean, salt air. And, of course, there's Charley, the friendliest cat on the planet!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 22 traveler reviews

Write a Review
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
St Louis
5

Nothing short of fantastic

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I went for a long weekend away. This couldn't be more perfect for location, courtesy, cleanliness and of course our friend Charley, the cat. Wendy is a perfect hostess! We walked nearly everywhere including Santa Monica beach, perfect getaway and a great price! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jill! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back any time!

Kelly, Wendy & Charley
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

Cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at the bungalow for three nights. The location was perfect for our plan - explore L.A. and stay at the beach. We utilized Hop-on Hop-off buses, and one of the route stops is near by the bungalow at the SM Pier (15 min walk) so it was convenient. Charley was a sweet company and watching over while we were outdoors. We definitely will come again if the life brings us back to nice and sunny Santa Monica. The premises were kept clean as listed and well-maintained. The owner and manager kept in touch promptly over the email. We enjoyed the area, explored some of the places recommended by the owner and pumped the energy from walks on the near by beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Livia, thanks for the sweet review! I'm so glad you and your family had fun. The Bungalow is in a great location, isn't it?...Come back any time!

Kelly
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
St. Louis, Missouri
4

Visiting from St. Louis

  • 4 of 5
Charley was indeed a great ambassador. He slept on the bed each of the 4 nites that we were there. We were out and around most of the time, but, overall, the house was small but comfy and we had all we needed for a short stay. Beach was a nice walk away, grocery store down the block and number of places to eat within walking distance including a close by late night taco truck after coming back from a Dodger game. Traffic in and around LA was horrendous; but just nice in this area. We think this was really good value for the location. We were able to also park in front of the garage on all days except one. Glad we stayed!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Huntsville, AL
4

Great Location/Cute & Comfortable Bungalow

Great Location/Cute & Comfortable Bungalow
  • 4 of 5
My husband, best friend, and I enjoyed this bungalow and our stay in Santa Monica.
THE BUNGALOW: It was clean and pleasant. The two bedrooms were a little cramped, but with coaches and lots of seating areas. The t.v. was not in the den, but rather the main bedroom, which I found nice for socializing. It t.v. was of good quality, with digital cable. The den was spacious and had a beautiful view of flowers and trees. Charlie, the bungalow kitty, was very nice and loving. He didn't cry or bother us at all. The kitchen had a great sink and lots of dishes. The internet had no problems. There was sky lights in each bedroom and bathroom. This was nice for a warm glow throughout the bungalow, but it did make it very sunny in the mornings. We were okay with that, but if you need to sleep during the day, you may not like sunshine you can't shut off. But why would you sleep in California? Right!
AREA AROUND BUNGALOW: A quite neighborhood, and had no problems parking. I didn't hear any traffic or noise at all at night. Also, the bungalow was right next to a grocery store, that now has a Star Bucks! It was only 1-2 blocks away. The beach, Ocean View, was 8 blocks away. The beach parking was reasonably priced, and not hard to find a parking spot. I recommend renting a bike on the long bike trail that is on the beach. Don't rent outside of the bike trail, or you'll just have to carry it back with you home or if you have any issues you can't bike it back to the bike shop... just rent it on the bike trail, and you can bike for hours! We biked all over and from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach. I didn't think I would enjoy Venice, but it really was fun to watch the skateboarders, muscle beach, and the stores had cheap souvenirs!
RESTAURANTS: We ate at "The Misfit" in Downtown Santa Monica one night. Parking was so cheap and it was very hip and cool! I am not sure if it would be kid friendly because downtown had a lot of homeless beggars, but we paid $2 to park and had a fun night! 4 blocks away was Main Street- has a lot of diners for breakfast and we really enjoyed every place we went. Some late night restaurants as well.
OWNER & RENTING: Kelly was easy to work with and she always responded in a timely manner. She returned our deposit with no problems. Everything went smoothly with our transactions with owner, Kelly.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lisa, thank you for this kind and thorough review! We look forward to having you back!

~ Kelly
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
4

Cute, compact and convenient

  • 4 of 5
The Casita was perfect for us (2.) The garden was lovely, the place was clean and well-appointed, and it was within walking distance to the beach, Main Street shops and restaurants, and supermarket.
It turns out, we didn't need more room than we had! It's cozy and comfy. Bravo--and the cat is very laid-back!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Pat, thanks for this sweet review!

Future guests: Pat stayed in my studio Casita, not in the Bungalow which is posted here. I can accommodate larger groups who decide to book both for more room and privacy!

The Bungalow and Casita are well-located. I rarely have a car when I'm home and walk everywhere. Grocery store is only a block away!

~ Kelly
business
$180 Magical Bungalow ~ 8 Blocks to Beach!Free Wifi, Cable, Parking
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335224vb
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Parsippany, NJ
5

Santa Monica Area Sightseeing

  • 5 of 5
This is a nice cozy place to stay with a real welcome cat haha. We stayed here a few days and did some sightseeing around the area. There is a nice bar down the street called Cock 'n' Bull which my friend and I really liked since we are huge soccer fans and they play the games there. The beds are comfortable and we were able to park our car right out front. Easy to get to as its right off the main drag in santa monica. Checking in and out was very easy. The area is very quiet and peaceful and the decor makes for a relaxing stay. Thank you for accommodating us!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10 & Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Ocean Park & Venice
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sapporo Sushi, Latitude Thai, Pancho's Tacos
Car: not necessary

Quiet, family-friendly residential neighborhood. You'd never guess you're so accessible to UCLA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood -- and everything Los Angeles has to offer!

• Hiking in Santa Monica Mountains w/breathtaking ocean views ~ 10 min drive.

• Shopping in exclusive Beverly Hills ~ 20 min drive.

• Swimming, surfing, fishing in Pacific! ~ ONLY 8 blocks!

• Cruise Pacific Coast Highway ~ 5 min drive.

• Getty Museum ~ 20 min drive.

• Celebrity-sightings!

• LAX ~ 1/2 hr drive.

• #10 Freeway ~ 5 minute drive.

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Santa Monica Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Notes An eye-popping bargain at $205/night or $180/night for stays of 7+ nights for 2 guests. $100 cleaning fee. $500 refundable security deposit. Additional guests (regardless of age): $25/night/person.

No other charges: FREE WiFI, FREE cable, FREE laundry, FREE on-street parking.

I have a thorough booking agreement to protect us!
PayPal to protect your privacy!

Please ignore the computerized "total quote" generated by this web site. It's not accurate!
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Santa Monica Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Romantic ball-and-claw bathtub for soaking!
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double , European sofabed for 1 person. Room has a desk and couch.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom has TV & cozy seating on adjacent couches.
    Living Room bed - 1 double , Comfy European sofabed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • cycling
Notes:
Comes with Charley, my sociable cat, whom you'll feed. No litter box! Books fast! All inquiries answered within 12 hours.
Email Owner Contact Me

Other Vacation Properties

$2,000 per week
2 night minimum stay
  • 2 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 5