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Jacqui Ganz

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Tagalog

Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

54 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6 with own private patio

Upscale and fully furnished newly renovated home in Santa Monica. 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, sofa converts to a queen size bed, wide screen television in bedrooms and living room, 2 dining areas (inside and patio), an outside BBQ grill, washer and dryer. Internet access via high speed Wi-Fi. Surrounded with trees and a view of water fall, stream and koi pond.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jacqui Ganz (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Tagalog

About Jacqui Ganz

I am a 'Hooiser' born in Indiana and my wife Jacqui a Filipina raised in Manila, met each other in Los Angeles and married in 2010. We enjoy the Asian motif and warm welcoming, and calm surroundings. We renovated our middle house with this in mind. We designed the layout and functionality with the idea that one day, we will move into this cottage. And providing a space that we can call home has proven to be a winning strategy. We have created a space so comfortable that guests feel at home. The Koi House is your home away from home.

Jacqui Ganz purchased this house in 2008

Why Jacqui Ganz chose Los Angeles

3 unique detached homes on one lot all facing the street. This oasis in the city is surrounded by lush trees. The sound of falling water flowing over rocks into the koi pond instilled a peaceful feeling. Knowing that our friends and family would also enjoy our home we invite you to visit our serene haven providing the perfect place to hang out and relax!

Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
5

Awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to do this review back in May (2015) when I stayed but wanted to get it in. This place was wonderful and everything we had hoped for. We had a girls trip with my mother and sisters and enjoyed this house and location. Howard and Jacqui were fabulous, very welcoming and informative about the location and what was in the area. I had been before but other family members had not. They left a sweet basket of goodies for us on the table. This location is perfect from downtown, Venice, West Hollywood, wherever you may want to travel. Thank you again for the great place! I never want to leave SM!!!

Rockton and Rockford Illinois people! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Happy holidays

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful days in LA with our daughter and granddaughter . The house is comfortable and cozy, and Howard and Jacqui are helpful and friendly. They received us with a nice basket with fresh fruit and chocolates. The house has everything you need for your stay in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms . All clean and nice .

Thanks for your hospitality . We'll be back if it's possible .

The only problem was with the payment to Homeaway. Their system isn't easy with the foreign credit cards and they don't resolve the difficulties. But Jacqi was very patient and helpful until we could do it. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Magdalena, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your Santa Monica vacation. We enjoyed meeting the whole family and getting to know you. Thank you for taking care of our home and leaving it clean and orderly. We hope to host you again on your next California vacation. Take care. Howard and Jacqui The Zen Cottage
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They Thought of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Howard and Jacqui were so welcoming upon our arrival. They came over and introduced themselves, gave us a guided tour, and answered any and all questions that we had about the area. Their lovely basket of welcoming treats was much appreciated - especially the chocolate! The cottage itself is fully stocked with all of the things that travelers need. Having access to laundry was very helpful. The bedrooms were comfortable and well appointed. All in all, this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We appreciate you taking time to write a review and we are grateful that you chose to stay with us. Thank you for taking care of the house and leaving it clean and orderly. We hope to host you again on your next visit. Take care. Howard and Jacqui The Zen Cottage
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5

Great place. Great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We spend 4 nights in the Zen Cottage with two teenage daughters and the place was perfect for us. Lots of space and all the appliances needed. Well located for driving to the various attractions in L.A.

Jacqui and Howard are very accommodating and helpful and makes one fell welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yesba, Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy you made Zen cottage a part of your California trip. Thank you for taking good care of our home and we hope to host you again. Take care. Howard and Jacqui
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5

Staying at Sea Cliff was the perfect place for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sea Cliff. The condo was beautiful, well appointed and in a perfect location. WE LOVED IT. We went for my nieces graduation and it was much less expensive and MUCH nicer than staying in a hotel. We were also able to have a family gathering to celebrate.

We wouldn't have changed a thing. We were right on the beach and not far from Kayal and stand Up Paddle Board rental. The location was perfect, the view was exception. And when we took a walk on our last morning up to the park - we were greeted by large pods of dolphins that escorted us along the way.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for business a few months ago and of course had to come back! Always a joy and Jacquie and Howard are always so accommodating. Love their place!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Megan "Marcy" for choosing to stay with us again. We hope that we can host you every time you are in town. Take care always. Howard and Jacqui
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.1 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Busby's West busbysla
Nearest Ferry
29.7 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Train
14.7 Miles
Union Station Amtrak.com
Nearest Motorway
0.07 Miles
Santa Monica Fwy Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Le Petite Cafe
Nearest Ski
95.2 Miles
Mountain High Ski Resort. thigh.com
Nearest Beach
4.1 Miles
Santa Monica State Beach Park

Centrally located on the westside of Los Angeles where you'll be minutes away from the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, shopping malls, the Getty museums, UCLA, or hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Monica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $99

Unfortunately the City of Santa Monica has imposed new strict guidelines regarding short term rentals. (http://www.smgov.net/Departments/PCD/Permits/Short-Term-Rental-Home-Share-Ordinance/)

They will not allow anything less than 30+ days to be rented.

This has eliminated the short term market.

If you have questions or would like to reserve the property for 30+ days, please call or email me.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Take care.

Howard & Jacqui Ganz
The Zen Cottage
+1 3106138583
+1 3103848887
Skype hganz56



12. Less than 30 day stay (short term stay): For a 100% refund, cancellation must be made 90 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the

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Amenities

Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, make-up remover, toothpaste
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, make-up remover, toothpaste
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sofa Bed with Tempurpedic Matteress
  • Queen size Beds (2) Brand new very comfortable mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Tempur-Pedic Mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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