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Stunning Luxury 'Castle by the Sea' in Santa Monica steps to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury family beach house

Welcome to the the Castle by the Sea, a luxury compound with all the amenities, steps from world-famous Santa Monica beach and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica canyon. A spectacular location that will literally take your breath away.

This very private large home is a 2 minutes stroll from the sand. Stay in a multi-million dollar neighborhood. Watch the romantic sunsets, enjoy the ocean breeze. Climb the famous Santa Monica stairs, located 3 minutes by foot from the house. Plentiful outdoor seating for romantic dining alfresco.

Recently renovated with no expense spared. In the kitchen you'll find a Viking stove and microwave along with a sub-zero fridge, and an espresso machine for the cappuccino lover.

Watch movies on the big screen projector. Enjoy one of the home's well-stocked collection of blu-ray or dvd, order pay-per-view from directv, or just watch a game in HD.

The master bedroom suite features a California King-size temperPedic for long restful nights, along with a steam shower and softub with jacuzzi jets for that private spa experience after a day at the beach.

Walking distance to the best restaurants and shopping. Take surf lessons, walk on the beach, bike along the famous Santa Monica bike path down to the Pier for a carousel ride or a spin on the ferris wheel.

Among the modern luxury amenities:

* Modern, fully-equipped kitchen features Viking stove and microwave, Sub-Zero fridge, fully-automated Jura espresso machine

* Big-screen projector with satellite/Directv, blu-ray DVD, netflix, and more.

* 2 flat screen televisions

* Master bedroom suite features TempurPedic California King, steam shower, 2 person soft-tub jacuzzi bathtub, plasma TV

* Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in the living room as you play your favorite songs on the baby grand piano

* Attic bedroom with sweeping ocean view

* Well stocked with family games and toys and movies

* Romantic outdoor cedar hot-tub.

* Garage Parking

* Private enclosed yard safe for children, or just the ultimate in private outdoor living

* Free high-speed wifi throughout

* Indoor life-fitness elliptical machine


* While staying at the Castle by the Sea you'll enjoy one complimentary maid service per week.

* Local caretaker will assist with reservations, recommendations and more.

* Gardeners will care for the garden once a week

* Email to book this amazing place!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Sarah

Your hosts include dad, mom, and a fresh faced elementary school-aged young lady.

Sarah purchased this house in 2008

Why Sarah chose Santa Monica Canyon

Live like a local, with the beach, restaurants, nightlife, all within easy walking distance. Enjoy the neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This is a magical property. From the moment you enter the compound, a feeling a contentment, safety, and magic overwhelms you. With the sounds of the surf at night, you'll enjoy our home as the little slice of paradise that it is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I came here in June 2015 for one week and loved every minute of it. The property is beautiful, the house/garden/grounds are immaculate, safe and secure. There's an amazing beach one block away, and the owner went above and beyond to make our stay excellent. A truly exceptional vacation. We'll be back without hesitation.
Jun 2015
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Santa Monica Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower; soft-tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , temperpedic pillowtop
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , There is also an additional trundle (rollaway) twin bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Luxury 'Castle by the Sea' in Santa Monica steps to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Classy and Private Beach house

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, amazing location just a block or so from the beach... Owners are super-classy and easy to reach and responsive... Everything was as promised, with lots of extras (like the bottle of wine, big-screen projector, etc.) A really special place. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Castle by the Sea is a jewel! The accommodations are wonderful and the location is great. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in LA for the US Amateur at Riviera Country Club. Rather than staying in the usual hotel, we opted for a home...and what a great decision. This home is so rich in well as comfortable. It has a great location in walking distance to some great restaurants. But if you decide to cook-in, the kitchen it well equipped with high end appliances. And your dining experience will be incredible a wonderful private, outdoor courtyard with large oak dining table....what ambiance! It has easy beach access with a tunnel under the highway leading to the beach and a great bicycle path up and down the coast. I would highly recommend this home.....and I didn't even mention the cedar hot tub, baby grand piano for music lovers and easy drive to LAX. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply magical perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Location location Location! Absolutely unbeatable, just a block from the beach, and at sea level (there is a pedestrian tunnel at the end of the block so you walk safely under Pacific Coast Highway and out onto the sand). So easy to ride bikes or carry boogie boards right from the house to the waves (and in a classy touch, the owner provides their own bikes and boards (3 of each) at no extra charge.)

We've been coming to Santa Monica every year for almost a decade to visit family (usually staying in expensive hotels - well, let's face it, they're all expensive near the beach!) where a single room costs as much as we paid for this entire house. But the comfort of coming "home" at the end of the day is priceless!

Sarah and her family could not have been nicer - this is their home, not a rental property managed by a faceless company, and the personal touches are everywhere - from the personalized welcome letter, a brochure about the house and neighborhood - even a welcome gift of wine, coffee beans (for the built-in espresso machine!), and chocolate for the kiddos... There was even a sweet note written by their little girl to our children to welcome us!

A very nice neighborhood, and the house is enclosed behind a tall wall - so very safe and private. Was stocked with everything we might need (towels linens, condiments, DVD, etc). Kids loved playing in the 'enchanted garden', and we all loved 'al fresco' dinner under the olive trees - a special memory we will cherish.

Beds are extremely comfortable (master has a 5-star hotel quality tempurpedic). Kitchen is all sub-zero, viking etc - and the fresh cappuccinos every morning are a dream.

Thank you Sarah and family for making our trip so luxurious and comfortable. You are so welcoming and kind and thoughtful, and our 2 kids loved every minute of it. We will definitely be back. HIGH recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing spaces indoor and out. With plenty of room for a family of four. Plus grandma😊򒠮

Walking distance to the beach and Rihanna's alleged favorite restaurant. Short drive to Malibu and the Santa Monica pier.

Super private, safe and super, super fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is exactly that, home, it's how you feel when you walk in, comfortable, relaxed. The owners are very friendly and easy to reach, their personality is expressed through out the house. The house has everything you could ever want or need! We traveled with teenagers this trip and the location was perfect. The kids walked to the beach from the house, used the boogie boards and had the time of their lives. My husband never left the couch and the Apple TV!!, which is projected on the wall, he was happy. The location is perfect for Santa Monica, either walking or driving. Although we never did get to the famous steps, with this house you certainly won't miss out on a thing!! If you are going to stay in Santa Monica and want a home walking distance to the beach, and everything else Santa Monica this is the place you want. I even found myself watering a few of the plants in beautiful garden patio! Thank you for sharing your home with us. If ever traveling to Santa Monica again this would be my first choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
PCH (Highway 1)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Santa Monica beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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