A rare gem in Santa Monica Canyon. Families and friends can stay together yet have complete privacy- Two completely separate bungalows (each includes bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and large flatscreen TVs). The romantic well appointed bungalows are joined by an exterior stairway in a tropical garden, and share plenty of outdoor space -- two decks, one for lounging in the evening by outdoor chandelier, and one for cooking and dining alfresco -- plus an intimate outdoor room and a hot water outdoor shower.
A beautiful hillside garden filled with ginger, birds of paradise, fragrant vines and colorful flowers is all yours. Unobstructed Canyon View upstairs offer dramatic sunsets and expansive Canyon vistas. The private Garden downstairs has romantic chandelier lighting.
This unique private setting is ideally suited for two couples traveling together, or parents traveling with grown children.
Amenities include wifi throughout. Upstairs there is a 42' flatscreen TV in the living room, a well equipped galley kitchen with a modern glass dining table that seats 6 comfortably. The master bedroom with king size bed has a 32' TV, its own private bath, and a large hardwood desk suitable for your computer.
Downstairs there is a convenient kitchenette with gas burners, coffee maker, refrigerator and toaster oven-perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails and snacks. Lounge on the enormous sofa, or the Eames lounger in front of the 60' TV streaming NETFLIX on demand. Just outside the french doors is a covered outdoor room and a hot outdoor shower in a bamboo grove.
About the area:
There are five excellent restaurants just two blocks away. It is lovely to be able to walk to a delicious local restaurant, the wide sand beach, or to shopping on Montana Avenue or Pacific Palisades for the outdoor Farmers Market.
The Annenberg Beach House is also nearby, offering all of the amenities of your own private club: a world class swimming pool with comfortable lounge chairs, lockers, swimming classes, yoga classes, a nice restaurant, a chldren's splash-fountain area, volleyball and stand-up paddle boards. It's new, immaculate and architectually pleasing. And offers plenty of parking for a small fee.
You can rent bicycles at the beach and make use of the bike path that runs all the way down through the scene in Venice, the Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach to the Palos Verdes Penninsula 30 miles away.
We are right on the edge of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains which are loaded with excellent hiking and mountain bike trails. And wildlife. Most people do not realize that Metropolitan Los Angeles is bisected by a large mountain range.
You can drive north 10 miles to Malibu to watch the surfers and beyond to Ventura (great antiquing) and then on to Santa Barbara for brunch and to tour the botanical gardens. What else? Palm Springs is two hours away, Joshua Tree is two hours, Mexico is three hours, skiing at Mt.Baldy is two hours, Catalina Island is two hours by ferry from San Pedro.
Art & Culture:
The Richard Meier Getty Musuem is 10 minutes away and the Getty Antiquities Museum on the Pacific Coast Highway is just five minutes away. It's a great place for lunch and to tour the Mediterranean gardens. LACMA is a dynamic cutting-edge museum well worth the 20 minute drive. And don't forget to buy tickets for a performance at Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall downtown (20 minutes if no traffic). Also downtown you can catch a Lakers, Dodgers or Kings game.
There are polo matches at the Will Rogers estate on Sunday afternoons. Take a picnic lunch and sit on the lawns under the Eucalyptus trees.
The Santa Monica Place Mall & Outdoor Promenade has something for everyone and it's just a mile away -- many theaters, restaurants, shopping of all kinds, street performers, yoga, pilates and fitness studios, bookstores, people watching and a world-famous outdoor Farmer's Market on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. DO NOT MISS THE FARMER'S MARKET!
And plenty of surfing - we will leave a board for you, and the hot outdoor shower beckons on your return.