About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A home share 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps Maximum of 4. .
The Home Share two level 1 bedroom Getty House is also a spacious, modern architectural masterpiece set in a tranquil zen bamboo garden and private front yard. The owner lives full time on the property in a another separate downstairs area with its own private bathroom, yard and entrance. The home share offered first level features a vaulted ceiling living and dining area with open-plan space, skylit ceilings, encompassing a brand new designer Bosch kitchen, appliances, lounge and entertainment media center areas and an outdoor zen porch area. This home share offer includes a second level master bedroom, California king custom-made bed, ensuite bathroom, walk-in tiled shower with steam bath, and a private deck where you can enjoy the Santa Monica sea breezes. Also, there is highly desirable gated parking for your vehicle with private access inside the safe compound grounds. And ideally all of this is located just six walking-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 dim-able inset and track lighting create the perfect environment for your stay.
The open-plan living room features a sunken dining area, comfy couches, complete media center and gas fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling sliding glass wall / doors infuse the house with natural light and open out to the tranquil zen-like bamboo couch area with fire pit creating a seamless marriage of indoor/outdoor living.
Enjoy the new designer Bosch fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and all new appliances; providing one 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 in suite his and hers bathroom. And a newly installed steam bath is located in the large walk-in shower.
The downstairs living area also features a single pillow covered single Bed for sleeping, which also opens to the Zen-inspired courtyard, porch area, with lounging seats, a firepit and outdoor grill.
There is also a moveable cot that is great for a child and can be placed anywhere so desired. Guests often choose to put the cot 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.
- Apple TV
- Guest Book listing local restaurants and entertainment.
- Solar power, 18 rooftop eco panels.
- Environmentally friendly cleaning products.
- All water in the house is Alkaline filtered. Kitchen faucet has water filtered with reverse osmosis.
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 beaches 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 - 30 minutes drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
- A variety of Farmer’s Markets throughout the week and weekends.
- Many great restaurants 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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
I'm Robert Mack, visual artist, who manages THE GETTY HOUSE. My art work is shown in galleries throughout the United States and Europe and has received ( 2 ) major museum exhibitions. robertmackart.com
Why Robert chose Ocean Park
Located in a great, safe, walking neighborhood, only 10 - 15 minute walk to the beach.
What makes this House unique
Architectural masterpiece! Open air, filled with light, two level, modern, yet earthy gem of a property. Eco friendly: with 18 solar panels, purifying alkaline water system, eco cleaning supplies.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing property! Beautiful, clean, inviting, & well stocked
An amazing property in an amazing area. Pretty much anything one would want to do during time away is all within walking distance. I would DEFINITELY stay here again if I'm ever even close to the area
Yureesh was the best Guest! Excellent communication, great personality and he left our Getty house in immaculate shape. We can only highly recommend him and look forward to his return! Robert
Charming contemporary light filled home. Great location between Santa Monica and Venice.
We received a warm welcome by owner who explained everything. Home has terrific architecture with high ceilings, large windows and doors opening to Lovely garden and patio. A very nice way to enjoy Santa Monica and Venice.
Incredible house and location
We have stayed in many condos, hotels and houses in the Santa Monica area, for work and for holidays, and this is one of our favorites. The design of the home is stunning, and the home has great amenities. But unlike many architecturally significant homes, we found it to be comfortable and kid-friendly. The location was great, on a quiet street but close to beach, Main Street and PCH/Hwy 10. The fenced in off street parking stall was great piece of mind. Robert made everything easy, and was accessible if we had questions and truly wanted our stay to be great. Thanks for everything Robert. We'll be back.
Sean and his Family were the best Guests! Very professional, very friendly, excellent easy communication and most importantly they took great care of our Santa Monica home. We can only give Sean and his Family the highest recommendation and we look forward to hosting them again in the future!
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.
Review from Alex and John: 5 out of 5 stars :)!!
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!
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.
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
$1,000. security deposit $ 9,000 - A Month $ 2,700 - Weekly $ 425 - Nightly $ 150 - Weekly Housekeeping $ 50 - extra per person per night, beyond 3 people * A Security Deposit is required and has always been fully returned to date.