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Santa Monica Vacation Rental - The Casita

39 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights


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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Kitchen, Closet, Sleeps 2

Santa Monica Business License # 215313


Santa Monica studio with a queen-bed, full kitchen, bathroom with stand-up shower, and french doors that open to a private patio and back yard. The kitchen is fully stocked with a microwave/convection oven, full-size refrigerator, and all the utensils that you will need. Full-size ceiling fan that is operated by a wall switch. Walk-in closet to store your bags and personal items. Enjoy dinners inside over the peninsula bar or on your private outdoor patio table. Private outdoor area includes patio and grassy area with beautiful roses. Enjoy the 40 inch HD Television with DirecTV Programming including movie channels. Strong internet signal accessible by Wi-Fi or by direct connection.

* Plenty of Street Parking (Permit Provided)

* Private Patio

* Great Santa Monica Location

* Non-Smoking

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

Why Greg chose Los Angeles

Location, Location, Location. Renovated with designer touches. Easy access to the beach, bus line, and all that Los Angeles/Santa Monica have to offer.

What makes this studio unique

Private Patio/Yard.

Internet (Wi-fi or direct connection to router)

40 inch HDTV (with premium channels through DirecTV) .

Parking permit for Street parking (Ample parking available)

*** Non-Smoking (inside and outside) ***


based on 39 traveler reviews

Santa Monica Vacation Rental - The Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Extremely comfortable, well appointed, and convenient guest house

  • 5 of 5

For its small size, this guest house offers great comfort. It's a reasonable drive from LAX. It is quiet. It was spotlessly clean. Street parking (always a challenge in Los Angeles) with a guest parking hang tag provided by the owner was easy. Four out of the five nights of our stay we were located directly in front of the house, and the other night were were just across the street. To our delight, an excellent grocery store is located one block away and offered not only usual grocery items, but an excellent selection of prepared foods as well. We enjoy balancing meals in/dining out when we travel, and the easy access to this store was a huge plus. The kitchen was a good size - far more than a kitchenette - with cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, disposal. There was no dishwasher or oven, but we felt we had everything we needed to prepare simple meals. The bathroom was well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. We loved the fact that the wall-mounted TV could be viewed from the two small lounge chairs, the kitchen counter stools, or pivoted for watching from the bed. We had arrived from a week's hiking in Montana, and the use of laundry facilities was another plus. The outside private patio space provided a lovely sitting area when one wanted to read and one wanted to watch sports! The owner, Greg, was very attentive. We will definitely plan to say here on our next visit to LA.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great locale and quiet private garden

  • 5 of 5

Wasn't sure what to expect before arriving at La Casita except what I read from previous reviews. Fabulous location. Close to great eateries like Milo and Olive (a frequented restaurant on our trip) and supermarket, Bristol Farms (if a little on the expensive side), also great for access to the 405 freeway, Brentwood and downtown Santa Monica.

Jamie and Greg were friendly and helpful. They kept us well supplied with clean towels and such. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit LA. The only improvement I could suggest would be to have at least one wall hook in the bathroom to hang your clean clothes, etc.

My friend and I had the best time in LA- our first time in California. The main reason for our trip was a set visit to NCIS LA at Paramount Pictures studios, which was epic! I even made a new friend in the director of photography. We also managed to get tickets to see James Corden on the Late Late Show during our second week. We were busy the whole time- hiking to the Hollywood sign, driving the PCH to Sanata Barbara harbour, visiting The Getty centre, the holocaust museum, The Grove farmer's market(highly recommend) and a visit to Fonuts on 3rd Street. My goodness those baked donuts were amazing! Can't stop thinking about them! Yum! Best holiday ever and was pleased that I picked La Casita as a base during our time here. The reviews on this place helped me make a more informed decision whether to book or not. I say go for it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Greg & Jamie for making us feel at home in your lovely 'La Casita' & making us feel so very welcome.

La Casita is equipped with all of the necessities to make it feel like a home away from home. I would highly recommend staying at Greg & Jamie's if you are looking to stay in the Santa Monica area which I would also highly recommend. 10 minute drive from the beach, Santa Monica pier, shopping at third street promenade & restaurants. Check out huckleberry for brunch, it's a must!

Thanks again, look forward to staying with you again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to you staying in the future !.
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Compact, Private & well eqipped

  • 5 of 5

Lovely casita at the rear of a garage with private entrance & garden. Tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the 'welcome' package was a nice touch. Looking forward to returning. Many thanks Jamie & Greg

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Comfortable, and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was perfect for my husband and I when we came to Santa Monica to visit our daughter. The property was immaculate inside and out and was very private, however Greg and Jamie were a text away if we needed anything (which we didn't). Perfect location with walking distance to restaurants and grocery stores and a very short ride to downtown where parking fees are minimal. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to having you back !
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Lovely stay. Quiet, clean, everything well organized

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here several times and always enjoy it. I love the garden. The goody bag is most welcome when I arrive late on a Sunday night. Location next to a great supermarket is very helpful, too. Kind and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy having you stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
10.9 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sonny McLean's
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Maria's Italian Kitchen
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the wonderful coastal climate of Santa Monica with easy access to all the attractions that Los Angeles has to offer including Westwood Village, Century City, Hollywood, and Downtown Los Angeles. 1 Block away from bus lines to explore the city or a short walk to a Starline tour stop. Enjoy world-class dining, museums, theme parks, hiking trails, shopping, or head to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Studio Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Northeast Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble Vanity
  • Rainbird shower in Tiled Designer Bathroom. Hair-dryer. Window in bathroom.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Alarm clock
  • 1 Queen Bed. Space for 2. *** Maximal Occupancy: 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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