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Beautiful Beach Bungalow-4 Blocks to Beach and Promenade

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

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Ocean Park House Rental Photos and Description

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

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016


based on 55 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach Bungalow-4 Blocks to Beach and Promenade
average rating of 4.6545453 based on 55 reviews

Great property in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 2 teens and 1 tween) traveling from Australia throughout USA. Our last stop was in Los Angeles and we are very pleased with the decision to stay in Santa Monica. It is such a laid back lovely part of LA and the property was just perfect. In fact it was better than what we expected.

Having the 3 bedrooms was a bonus as our youngest had spent most of the vacation sleeping on pull-out sofas so having her own space was a winner for all of us. The house is at the back of a property with easy separate side access from a lane. Open living space and lots of sun makes it a happy place - and the private courtyard is fantastic. Perhaps a BBQ would be good? All the amenities are adequate (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc) and sufficient kitchen appliances/tools to prepare meals if required. All the beds are comfortable and the place was clean with plenty of towels for our stay. The only suggestion I have is for a shower curtain/screen and showerhead in the main bathroom to enable showers as there is only a tub. We managed (in the ensuite) but it would have been nice to take showers more than one at a time after a day at the beach rather than all 5 of us using the ensuite.

Being so close to the beach (8 minute walk) was the best part about the location. The house has a real summer/beach feel to it and there are boogie boards, beach stuff and big towels too that you are welcomed to take to the beach. Santa Monica pier, the shopping promenade and Venice beach not too far away too. There is a great cafe on the same street (Dogtown Coffee) and plenty of good restaurants for a feed nearby.

We hired a car (I have a very brave husband) and the property supplies a parking permit to allow parking in the street - very handy. We did a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to visit all the LA landmarks and one of the companies departs from the pier. Highly recommend it if you have the desire to see LA in one day - and not too expensive. Although nothing is too far away - the traffic in LA is diabolical.

Santa Monica is definitely a safe area and quite family orientated. It was nice to see so many people taking their dogs for walks, kids for strolls and many jogging or just enjoying the beachside.

The host (Charles) introduced himself the day after we arrived and seemed a very friendly guy. We had no issues during our stay and were reluctant to go home. The other bonus is the fact that LAX airport is only 25 minutes away by car :)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cute, clean, and close to the beach and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home. The owner was easy to work with and provided excellent (and helpful) directions on accessing the rental, where to park, places to eat/shop, etc. The home was perfect for a single family or in our case, two families with one toddler each. I would not recommend this home for more than 4 adults, as you may find it too close for comfort, especially in sharing the two small bathrooms. There is a really nice outdoor space, which gave our kids a place to play in between outings and it offered a nice area to enjoy wine in the evening in the gorgeous weather. We loved the proximity to the Santa Monica Pier (about a 15 minute walk with our two toddlers) and even closer to some great restaurants on the way to and facing the beach. Parking was a little cumbersome, (it is only street parking) but the owner provides 1 parking pass and gives you a little more leverage in that regard. The only thing you might want to bring from home is your own pillow if you need larger/firmer pillows than the ones they provide. Bottom line-- If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to freshen up and lay your head then I think you'll find this to be a perfect accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't get any better.

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, comfortable, and exactly as described. Close to beach, stores and downtown Santa Monica. Have nothing wrong to say about my stay there. The owner was very pleasant to do business with.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and three teens enjoyed our stay at this cute bungalow. Easy walking to the beach. Nice comfortable bedding and workable kitchen (could use a rubber spatula and big serving spoon/ladle). We especially enjoyed sitting out on the sunny-but-relatively-cool (in mid-August) patio for some late afternoon reading after long days of sightseeing. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better home away from home! Central to everything yet quiet/private nights. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My family - 2 adults and 3 kids - stayed at the property over Memorial Day week and it was perfect. There is ample space to eat outdoors or in the kitchen, the wireless works well so does the TV, and the washer dryer was a wonderful surprise. It was easy to find street parking. The beds were comfortable, the only suggestion I have is to make the large bathroom tub a shower as well. Otherwise there is nothing I would change. It's a three block walk to the beach and my kids went every morning and evening. There are great places to eat within walking distance, there's a huge Whole Foods and Trader Joe's nearby, and lots to do in Santa Monica and in LA. It's about a 30 min drive to Hollywood or Universal, and 45 minutes to Disneyland if you leave by 7am. I will be back to stay the next time we want to go to SoCal.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Kayaking, Shopping, Miniature golf, Shuffleboard, Shelling


Rates & Availability

Ocean Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring break/ Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Ocean Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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 32' Flat screen TV in Living room with DVD player. 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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