CLASSIC CALIFORNIA RANCH HOME, 6 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH

Christina Kretschmer

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CLASSIC CALIFORNIA RANCH HOME, 6 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH

Pacific Palisades House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful home nestled in the Santa Monica canyon, surrounded by eucalyptus trees, only blocks from Santa Monica's famous white sandy beaches. This home feels miles from the hustle and bustle of the city, while being only a short bike ride away from the center of it all. Hike the nearby hills of Malibu, play on the pier or shop the 3rd street promenade, ride your bike to crazy Venice beach. Its all within a couple of miles in either direction. Or just take the surfboards to one of several breaks nearby (Sunset, Topanga, Malibu 1st point, El Segundo, etc.).

Our two bedroom, one bath home is approximately 1200 s.f. and includes cable, wifi, a fully stocked kitchen, a fenced private yard, ping pong table, and dog run (dogs are allowed but not in the house, they must stay in the area out back). Bikes, surfboards, skateboards, scooters, also available.

The famous Santa Monica stairs (shown) right out the back yard.Walk up and take in the ocean views and stunning summer sunsets.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Christina Kretschmer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417238vb
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

TOTALLY LOVED THE PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for three months over the winter and we loved every minute of our stay. The location is ideal (technically in Palisades), tucked away in the Santa Monica Canyon but easy access to San Vincente and Sunset Blvd. An easy walk to the beach or to Montana Ave., a short hike along Palisades Park and you're in downtown Santa Monica. The cottage isn't brand new but has loads of authentic old L.A. charm. Decor has lots of style and is very comfortable. There's plenty of free street parking and room for two cars in the driveway. The privacy fence around the place really makes it feel quiet and secluded--and there's nothing across the street except for the channel and the trees on the side of the steep canyon. The owner was always responsive to anything we needed and even allowed us to use two bicycles, which was terrific for those rides along the beach to Venice. True that there is no cable TV, but we enjoyed the break from the media onslaught. Overall, highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you guys so much !!!
I threw out the other things that you said you didn't need or weren't yours….but there is one more thing that surfaced that I bet you DO want a beautiful blue/white scarf. Let me know where it should go. Hope the rest of your trip has been great. CK
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417238vb
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

THANK YOU!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in this great cottage. The house is perfectly located walking distance to the beach. It is perfect for a couple with kids, very well decorated and the style and personal touch from the owner makes you feel at home right away which is quite rare for a rental. Bedrooms and beds were awesome, wood fire place was great in the evening and kitchen and dining table perfect for convivial family dinner. No need to mention the great flexibility and kindness from the owner. We loved it and will be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417238vb
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
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5

SPECIAL HOLIDAY STAY

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful cottage with special space and decorating. Had a special Christmas Eve dinner for family. Nice to have wood available for fire!!
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417238vb
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
San Francisco, CA
2

NOT AS IT SEEMS

  • 2 of 5
While the neighborhood was quite cute and the house was in close proximity to the beach, everything else was not as it appeared in the pictures or the description. When we arrived, the keys were not where they said they would be and we had to leave and come back only to realize the back door was open, as well as all the windows, not exactly comforting to walk into a house with zero security.

When we entered the house, there was dust, spiders in the shower (hazard of keeping the windows open for who knows how long) and it just did not feel clean. There were piles of electronics in the living room corner with drawers open and it just felt oddly lived in and extremely uncomfortable. To make it even more strange, the welcome book specifically asked us to not talk to the neighbors about us renting through VRBO which made us feel like we were intruding.

For the amount of money this home cost, I would have expected A LOT more.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't say anything you've mentioned isn't true, only your perceptions of them a bit unique to you. The house is left open, because the neighborhood is incredibly safe and the houses 140 year old leaded windows wouldn't be much of an effort to break into should a burglar choose to. My choice to leave it open when unoccupied, yours to lock it up when you stay as a guest.

The spiders are a bonus of being in the canyon surrounded by trees. As are the birds and the sound of the creek across the street. Again, close the window if you are concerned about them.

The electronics you mention in the corner are the Guitar and Drum set to the ADVERTISED Wii. Maybe you weren't travelling with kids, or you would have recognized that.

The house gets thoroughly cleaned between guests, sounds like maybe your expectations would be better met in a more polished property not advertised as a canyon cottage from the 1800's.

Better luck in your future travels. Christina
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p417238vb
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
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MY HUSBAND AND I DISAGREED ON THIS CHARMING PROPERTY!

  • 4 of 5
I loved the quiet, residential location of this canyon cottage: fascinating daily walks, easy access to the beach, wonderful beds and linens, well appointed kitchen, comfortable but stylish interior design, great WiFi, and an outdoor patio area to enjoy mild evenings with a bubbly fountain under strung lights. My husband felt that the price was too high for the aging construction, windows that wouldn't close, cobwebs and less than stellar cleaning job. We both agree that listing a property as having a TV implies that one actually gets reception of channels, at least local! An Apple TV only plays movies which is really just a DVD with more choices. So it all depends on what you value and/or plan on doing. Our 5 and 3 average out a four!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm going to word the posting to be clearer that the tv is Apple tv so nobody is disappointed in the future :). As for the cobwebs, well that one I'm afraid I can't do much about as we live in a canyon and as you noted like to leave all the doors and windows open. You were lovely guests and I appreciate your great comments. CK
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Classic California Ranch home, 6 blocks to the beach
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Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
Newport, Rhode Island
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PERFECT LOCATION FOR VISITING SANTA MONICA.

  • 4 of 5
My son and I drove to Santa Monica from the East Coast and he had 3 days before he was moving into his apartment so we rented this home. It is within walking distance of the beach and very close to downtown. The home is cozy and has plenty of room for relaxing after a busy day. And, it has off street parking. The entire neighborhood is great for walking as well. If you need to get to the highway that is close too. I would recommend this property and stay again!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
PCH
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
WIll Roger State Park
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Riviera Country Club
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Availability & Rates

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Pacific Palisades House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 27
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 15 - Jan 2
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$8,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes Your reservation is complete only after receipt of deposit and signed rental agreement. Many thanks and look forward to having you.
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Amenities

Pacific Palisades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
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