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Spectacular Architectural Guesthouse with Ocean Views

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Ocean Park House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Sleeping Loft + 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This newly built guest house is airy, full of light, and super clean. Master bedroom has 1 queen and 1 twin bed. The romantic cozy sleeping loft has 1 queen bed. Both spaces have fantastic ocean views. The private roof deck has a 'white water' view as well as City views to the Hollywood Sign, Downtown and Palos Verdes. Kitchen and living room look out to a private grassy yard. Gourmet Nespresso coffee maker - the best espresso and coffee! Excellent location - easy walking distance to many restaurants and cafes, yoga studios, and shops. 10 minute walk to the beach and Main Street. 5 minute drive to trendy Abbot Kinney and Third Street Promenade.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Julie Rhee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Julie Rhee

My husband and I live on site with our twin boy and girl (2 years old). The design of the house was inspired by a 10 year sailing voyage around the world by my husband. The house is powered totally by solar energy and has such features as a 20' sundial and Meridian line that tells the date at solar noon. The house is naturally cooled by the ocean breezes and solar-assisted radiant heating. All rooms in the house open to private decks and gardens.

Julie Rhee purchased this house in 2012


based on 25 traveler reviews

Spectacular Architectural Guesthouse with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful and Unique

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a house instead of staying in a hotel. I am happy to say that it exceeded our expectations and left us wishing we had stayed longer. The guesthouse was comfortable, spacious and inviting as well as private. The views were amazing and we will definitely be staying here whenever we visit LA. Loved that we could grocery shop at Whole foods 5 minutes away or walk a few houses down to the end of the street to rent bikes.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway - beautiful guest house, ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a long-overdue review of my family's stay in April. The home was beautiful, it had everything we needed, was spacious to accommodate a small child and in-laws for a long weekend. It was also very convenient for activities in Santa Monica and Venice, and we would happily stay there again as a result.

The owners were very friendly and helpful, willing to help with anything that we may have needed during the stay.

This place is definitely worth checking out for you next trip to the west side of Los Angeles.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic 2 bedroom house ideally (and safely) located for easy access to LA's must see attractions

  • 5 of 5

High quality guest house which is directly behind the main house but with it own garden, access and off road parking space. Really well equipped throughout and beautifully designed made you feel very comfortable. Nice touch with the sun roof with a view of the pacific - Everything was there that we needed and we felt very relaxed in the house. If you have large or heavy baggage there are a number of steps to negotiate to get to the house so I would not recommend for those with mobility considerations.

Julie was really great to deal with before we arrived and has really communicative by email and text to help organise, likewise during our stay. We left a bag on departure and Julie went out of her way to help us recover it, which was greatly appreciated.

The location is fantastic. You are 10 minutes walk from Santa Monica beach, 20 from the pier, and there are rental bikes at the end of the street (100meters). Additionally we went to Dodgers Stadium, Hollywood and Universal studios all of which are really convenient from the house. Disney is longer and you need to leave really early to be there as the gates open - but you cannot be close to Disney and the other sites in LA, so I would recommend a overnight in Anaheim before or after coming to Santa Monica to take care of Disney. Also on location lots of restraints nearby, we loved the Ramen nearby at Jinya Ramen, sides were amazing. Plus really good Gleeson supermarket 1/2 mile away to stock up.

Only negatives for me are 1. All US houses seem to be made of wood, so you hear you neighbours 2. The traffic in LA is utterly, utterly miserable, which is why your location is important which is a major upside of Santa Monica.

We are a family of four and I would absolutely stay at this property again. Have fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is modern, spacious and very clean. The neighborhood is beautiful and very close to the beach, restaurants and shops. We had a great time and would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful guest house, amazing owners, great location

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is gorgeous. It is beautiful inside and out. We loved opening up the large doors and feeling the ocean breezes. It is stocked with everything you could need on an extended stay (nespresso machine, blender, lots of towels, tons of kitchenware). The house was spotless on our arrival. The layout allowed us to enjoy family time playing in the back yard and also a little separation when we needed to retreat to the upstairs. The roof deck gave us great views of the ocean and the mountains, we took amazing photos from there at sunset.

The owners were so welcoming and always available for great suggestions on restaurants, activities in the area etc. Julie and Thane were incredible hosts! We cannot wait to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique design+great location+responsive host

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is architecturally interesting, with many interesting aspects (outdoor space, roof deck, sleeping loft apart from the main bedroom) yet very utilitarian and well provisioned. It is located in Santa Monica, but very close to Venice, so within walking distance, or a short drive, of restaurants, boutiques, and the beach. The owner was very responsive and helpful. Altogether, this is a property to which we would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended

Main Street, Santa Monica Beach and Rose Avenue are only a short walk from the property which is located in the heart of Ocean Park. A quick bus trip will take you to downtown Santa Monica and the 3rd Street Promenade.


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ocean Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) 1 pack and play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa is firm and can be slept on by the 6th person if necessary.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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