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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Beach Bungalow-4 Blocks to Beach and Promenade

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Beautiful California Bungalow in Santa Monica's Ocean Park neighborhood. A free standing house, not an apartment building, that is very private and quiet. Classic California living with a private patio and a fantastic location. Walking distance to all of Santa Monica's great attractions. Best restaurants, Best beaches, Farmer's Markets, Movies, Shops, yoga studios, Promenade, Pier, Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice boardwalk and bike path. Cool ocean breeze. Large, Well appointed kitchen. Beautiful, warm and relaxing environment. Open floor plan with lots of light.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 48 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach Bungalow-4 Blocks to Beach and Promenade
average rating of 4.625 based on 48 reviews

Great location, relaxed and private house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here, the location was great, the beds are comfy and the house has a lovely relaxed feel. Would definitely recommend this place to people looking for a beach house.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great house, fantastic location, very nice and communicative owner. Overall, a really great place for a good price! Only downsides are the 1 shower, but that was not a surprise. The house could also use a few more comfortable chairs or another sofa in the living room. Also an extra blanket or two, and we almost ran out of toilet paper, but those are minor!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to meet up with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

Spacious living room and equipped kitchen. Beds comfortable. Bathroom with shower tiny. Tub bathroom could use a curtain to allow for shower.

Enamel worn. Bring your own tp if you are staying longer than the weekend. We did not use the third bedroom so not sure how it works but probably best for child. Place was clean and comfortable to relax after a day in LA. Also a new metro station is openning in March, which is in walking distance. Big Blue Bus also close by. Liked Chaya Venice for asian fussion cuisine. The santa monica pier and boardwalk are a comfortable walk along the beach. Very scenic with lights at night.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Great house. Very private.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. The 3 bedrooms and 2 baths are great. The private patio was perfect to relax. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay, very good location, almost 5 stars

  • 4 of 5

This property is very close to a 5 star rating. Overall, no complaints and we had an excellent stay. Here are some thoughts.


- Great location close to the beach, Santa Monica Pier and Promenade

- Bedding is excellent (in my experience this is fairly unusual): beds are comfortable and well furnished. Very nice!

- Internet works reliably (again not necessarily typical)

- Parking was easy (but I could see it being more challenging in the summer)

- Overall the house is as described.


- Just one (but potentially a big one, at least for us). As other reviewers mentioned, the house is not very well heated (in the winter). That in itself is not a huge deal (though not super pleasant), but the bigger concern is that the heating device is an old school gas wall unit. I had never seen anything like it but it is essentially a big stove that heats up to very high temperatures and pushes out warm air. It is super dangerous with kids. The device heats up and if you touch it, you get second or third degree burns easily. Adults are careful, but young children may not be.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good locale and size for So. Cal. Only issue is master bath.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great home base. It is a fairly easy walk to the beach - under 10 minutes. "Downtown" Santa Monica is a bit farther but still very doable for dinner, farmer's market etc.

The cottage is a good size for So Cal. Multiple people can use the open kitchen.The inside living room has ample seating and the outdoor space is large. No view but very nice.

The only issue with the rental is the master bath. It's not just that it is VERY small, but the sink is horrible. The faucet is set to the side but not far enough into the middle of the sink. As a result you can not use it withought getting water all over the sinktop. And since it is at a slant, the water runs off the ege and drips on the floor. The black mold stains along the corner edge and inside the sink near the faucet show that this is a huge recurrent problem.

The shower is best suited for folks who are short and small, as the shower head is very low and tilted to the side as there is not room to stand under it.

All in all we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home. The owners are very responsive; the cottage well cared for and with nice touches. However the master bath may be an issue for some.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Kayaking, Shopping, Miniature golf, Shuffleboard, Shelling


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Peak Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • bath 1 - toilet , shower
    bath 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Queen Beds, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Trundle bed
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House is 900 sqft. Hdtv 42' Flat screen TV in Living room with DVD player. Ipod/stereo. Outdoor patio with seating. Washer/Dryer. Fantastic location! Walk to all of Santa Monica's attractions. World's best DVD rental store down the street. The 10 fwy and PCH are 5 min. away to take you to downtown LA, Hollywood, Malibu or any other place in So Cal.

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