|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Upscale and fully furnished newly renovated home in Santa Monica. 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, sofa converts to a queen size bed, wide screen television in bedrooms and living room, 2 dining areas (inside and patio), an outside BBQ grill, washer and dryer. Internet access via high speed Wi-Fi. Surrounded with trees and a view of water fall, stream and koi pond.
I am a 'Hooiser' born in Indiana and my wife Jacqui a Filipina raised in Manila, met each other in Los Angeles and married in 2010. We enjoy the Asian motif and warm welcoming, and calm surroundings. We renovated our middle house with this in mind. We designed the layout and functionality with the idea that one day, we will move into this cottage. And providing a space that we can call home has proven to be a winning strategy. We have created a space so comfortable that guests feel at home. The Koi House is your home away from home.
Jacqui Ganz purchased this house in 2008
3 unique detached homes on one lot all facing the street. This oasis in the city is surrounded by lush trees. The sound of falling water flowing over rocks into the koi pond instilled a peaceful feeling. Knowing that our friends and family would also enjoy our home we invite you to visit our serene haven providing the perfect place to hang out and relax!
Howard and Jacqui were great to work with.The Zen Cottage was well appointed and very comfortable.The beds and bedding were special.We look forward to returning on our next visit.
Thank you Howard and Jacqui for hosting a home away from home. My family and I have stayed at countless vrbo accommodations and you were by far the best hosts/neighbors. The Zen Cottage deserves an excellent rating and where do I start! It is the Zen Cottage for a reason - very peaceful, quiet, relaxing and beautifully designed; Howard and Jacqui personally redesigned the space in a creative and beautiful way. Not only did we have a beautiful patio in back to enjoy the beautiful Santa Monica weather, but Jacqui and Howard were gracious enough to let my teenage girls feed the koi and turtles in their back yard. The cottage had ample room for my wife, two teenage girls and I. The cottage was very clean and the beds comfortable. It was a delight to open all the windows and enjoy the fresh air and smell of the surrounding flowers. The surrounding streets were quiet and beautiful for our morning runs. The generous fruit/gift basket on the dining table was thoughtful. During our four night trip we visited the Getty Center, UCLA's Hammer art museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County art museum, the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and plenty of time at a beach north of Malibu. The Zen Cottage was close to them all and traffic was never a problem. We would choose the Zen Cottage over any other option in the area!
My family of four absolutely loved this place. The house was immaculate, comfortable, spacious, and beautiful. It contained everything we needed and then some. Jacqui and Howard were friendly, helpful and easily accessible. The home far surpassed our expectations. We are hoping to return!!
Perfect place for family getaway. Beaches and shopping close by. Home had everything needed and more
You never know what you'll get when you book online. This is a case of what you see is what you get. It is a perfect little spot for a family - we were in LA with our three kids, to check out colleges for the week. It is perfectly situated to make getting to places relatively easy. Beds were comfortable, including the pullout sleeper mattress. It had everything you might need - dishes, laundry detergent, soap & shampoo, etc. The only thing we bought for the place was food. Howard & Jacqui are super friendly and made us feel very welcome & comfortable. They even had a welcome basket with a few goodies for us & the kids. And last, but definitely not least, I forgot a bunch of stuff in some drawers and didn't realize it until I returned home. They were very quick to let me know that they had my belongings and they mailed them out to me the very next day. It was such a relief and really above & beyond. We would not hesitate to stay here again and to tell our friends about the great experience. Thank you!
This condo has the perfect floor plan! We all enjoyed relaxing together in the open living room/kitchen/dining area. Everything was so fresh and clean. The kitchen was fully stocked which made cooking very simple. We even used the BBQ grill. We loved listening to the pond waterfall - so calming. Beds were very comfy! It came with shampoo, conditioner, soap, eye makeup remover pads, laundry soap, beach towels, coffee, tea, spices, olive oil...everything! Even a fruit and chocolate welcome basket!! Jacqui and Howard were so sweet and very helpful! We will definitely be staying here when we return to Santa Monica!
Centrally located on the westside of Los Angeles where you'll be minutes away from the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, shopping malls, the Getty museums, UCLA, or hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Notes||12. Less than 30 day stay (short term stay): For a 100% refund, cancellation must be made 90 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.