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The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental

24 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 31 nights


Wilshire Montana Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apartment, Full Bath, Full Eat-in Kitchen, Garden, Sleeps 2

Book your very own zen retreat in The Garden Hideaway where you’ll be surrounded by tranquilizing blues, deep browns and illuminating golden accents. Located on the second story, your bedroom window will look out over a sublime garden full of blossoms, fruit trees, and a little coy pond. The kitchen’s French bistro feel is complimented with every appliance you could desire. Staying in this space also gives you access to explore the entire garden where you’ll find spots to relax with a drink, soak up the sun, barbecue, simply take in the beauty or read a book in the shade.

The Garden Hide-Away is located on a quiet street in Santa Monica's safest, yet hip, upscale neighborhood. Find yourself a few steps away from Whole Foods organic grocery store, lively restaurants, cafes, bars, trendy boutiques, yoga studios, spas, gyms, antique shops, the local library and more on Montana Ave. Perfect for a solo person or couple. Looking for a great value in the best location? Book now!

Stay here and you’ll enjoy amenities like:

Non smoking property

Queen size bed (sleeps 2 comfortably)

Free high speed wi-fi

40' Flat screen plasma TV with cable & DVD player

Full kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking & eating utensils

Full bath with tub and towels provided

Sitting/working area

Eating area

Laundry facilities (on property, coin operated)

Patios and quiet spaces right outside in luscious garden with beautiful fruit trees - perfect for reading and relaxing

Free parking available on street

Neighborhood perks:

Easily transit around the neighborhood on the Big Blue Bus just at the corner (50 meters) to access fabulous nightlife, the beach, fishing, shopping, golfing, bike paths, movie theaters, hiking trails, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, a public pool (open seasonally), rides/games and more like the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, Annenberg Community Beach House, Getty Villa, and Palisades Park (all within 5 min bus ride).

Centrally located to all things LA:

Hop right onto I-10 (only 1 mile away) and quickly reach Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA. Only 30 minutes or less by car or taxi to LAX international airport, Union Station, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Staples Center home of LA Lakers, LA Philharmonic, wine tours, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden, world class museums, The Grove, the Getty Center, UCLA and more.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Ann Jordan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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Why Mary Ann Jordan chose Santa Monica

Best Location! Steps to Trendy Montana Avenue Shopping Area.

What makes this studio unique

Enjoy hanging out in the Lovely Garden!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just spent over a month at Mary Ann's 'Garden Hideaway' as a base for exploring Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The apartment is small but well-designed to include all the facilities we needed; plenty of closet space, a well-equipped kitchen, a good bathroom and a bedroom with a large and very comfortable bed. The location is quiet and the second-floor windows overlook a well-stocked garden.

We didn't hire a car but found a very extensive bus network took us everywhere we wanted to go. Seniors could go anywhere on the 'Big Blue Bus' network for just 50 cents a ride whilst the red Metro buses only charged Seniors 25 cents a ride 'off-peak' and 55 cents a ride during rush hours. Bus rides took us to Malibu, Redondo Beach, Downtown L.A., the San Fernando Valley as well as Beverly Hills and Hollywood Blvd. We also recorded some 230 miles on our pedometer!

We enjoyed a great winter holiday and found the Mary Ann's Garden Hideaway a very agreeable place to stay at, for which we thank her.
Jan 2013
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based on 24 traveler reviews

The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I had to find a place quickly for work in LA and I am so glad I picked this little garden Hideaway. it made my stay in La perfect !

It was wonderful after a long hard work week to be so close to the beach for long walks and have fabulous shopping and restaurants so close by.

my husband and I can't wait to go back but this time not for work just pkay!!!

Thank you for a wonderful stay and fond memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I had work in LA and needed to find a place fast. I picked just the right place!

It was quiet, peaceful and just perfect.

After a long work week I would walk to the beach and the great shops on the weekend.

It was so delightful and fun.

I liked it so much my husband and I can't wait to go back but this time not for work just for fun.

Thank you, you left us with fond memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Garden Hideaway and it was absolutely perfect. I was looking for a quiet, peaceful place to recover from surgery, and I found it. It was clean, comfortable and the garden just beautiful. Mary Ann was a most gracious host, and it is clear she cares for and loves her surroundings. I didn't want to leave. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We live in Santa Monica and our friends and family stay with Mary Ann when she has availability. As ever it was perfect! Great quality - everything! A lovely garden and a real gem of a place. Thanks again Mary Ann, much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful and safely and conveniently located. I spent three weeks here with my fourteen year old daughter. It was a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 nights at this rental, which is in a terrific location off Montana. The property is well furnished and very clean, with everything you need for a vacation stay. The unit is large for a studio, with an eat-in kitchen and lots of closet space. The bathroom has good quality towels, which is a nice touch. There is also a washer & dryer available. Mary Ann was a pleasure to deal with, and very accommodating. Her property and gardens are beautiful. I would definitely recommend these rentals, and plan to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Car: not necessary

Santa Monica Garden Hide-Away

Enjoy a quiet get-away in our charming garden hide-away. The studio has a queen size bed, a seating area, fully equipped, eat-in kitchen, full bath, 42' Flat Screen TV & DVD. WiFi, Patios, and a beautiful yard with a delightful pond and Japanese bridge. Bask in the lovely garden full of exotic plants and fruit trees. We are located in the best neighborhood in Santa Monica. Just steps from Montana Avenue with loads of boutiques, coffee bars, restaurants, yoga studios, antique shops & cafes. 5 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Pier, The Third Street Promenade and the brand new Santa Monica Place.


Rates & Availability

Wilshire Montana Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October Special
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
November Special
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall special
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59

Taxes are included in the nightly rate. A cleaning fee is additional. It is $60.00 to $150.00 depending on length of stay. A refundable booking/security deposit is charged to reserve the dates. 50% payment is charged 60 days prior to arrival & the balance is charged 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wilshire Montana Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Great Full Bath with tub and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen Size Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped Kitchen, with table for two. Lovely garden with patios and access to charcoal barbecue/grill.

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