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Santa Monica Venice Marina del Rey PRIME LOCATION 2B/2B MONTHLY RENTALS ONLY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 31 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH IN THE HEART OF SANTA MONICA PARKING - PRIME LOCATION

BEAUTIFUL REMODELED AND NEWLY FURNISHED 2B/2B CONDO in secure building with covered parking.

The home, over 1050 sq ft., has a open floor plan, with the kitchen, dining, and family room all together. Appliances are Bosch dishwasher, Viking stove, Sub-zero refrigerator, FREE WIFI and a flat screen tv in the main room and master bedroom. The apartment has a lot of natural light. The dining area window has a view of the mountains.

It also has the most coveted piece of property in the area, a covered parking space!

The building is vintage, early 1960s, and as with most beach properties along the California Coastline, this apartment is not equipped with an A/C unit. With average beach temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees year round, air conditioning is not generally needed in our beach areas. For our warmer days, it is equipped with several portable ventilator fans, and when combined with open windows, allow the fresh ocean air to circulate and cool the rooms to a very pleasant temperature. The elevator is a tad tired but it works most of the time. The building has only three floors, so if it's slow, you can walk up the short stairwell. Although we love animals, there are no pets allowed, no smoking in unit or on premises, (strictly enforced) and no children under the age of 25.

The bedrooms are good size with plenty of closet space. Laundry facilities on premises but if you want to have your laundry done, there are several places nearby where you can drop them off to be washed and folded.

Things to do: ditch the car and walk everywhere. Santa Monica is small and prides itself on being pedestrian- and environmentally friendly. You won't need wheels at the auto-free Third Street Promenade, a stroller's paradise known for its multitude of movie theaters, restaurants and animated street performers, or at the famous and historic Santa Monica Pier, home to savory smells from fast food stalls and the solar powered, nine-story high Ferris wheel that has long been a symbol of the city.

Third Street Promenade: Every traveler should hit the 3rd Street Promenade which is chock full of movies theaters, restaurants, shops and street entertainment. Wednesdays you can also load up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Chefs’ Farmer’s Market. What’s nice about the Promenade is that it’s pedestrian-only, which is extremely rare in car-obsessed Los Angeles. Makes you feel a bit like you’re wandering the European marketplaces, except that here you’re more likely to find an Old Navy or Gap store neighboring the funky little shops. For more high-fashion boutiques, as well as a chance to do some celeb-sighting, check out Montana Avenue. You’ll find more eclectic offerings than those on Third Street.

Abbott Kinney: So much of LA is spread out across so many different areas; it’s always a relief to find a pocket of food, fashion, and general flair where you can actually wander up and down sidewalks for more than a few blocks in a row. Abbott Kinney has such a unique silhouette, low, one-story buildings, none of the glitz of Beverly Hills or even Santa Monica, but the restaurants and shops are a really exciting mix, but a bit pricey too. The culture is young but not off-putting for anyone over 40, and some of the stores are truly exceptional. Most tourists don't discover this little gem, preferring to stay in the more 'known' areas. You will feel like a local here. During the week, street parking is generally easy to find.

Pied a Terre is a few short blocks to the beach, one block to Main, and half a mile from the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. Main Street is dotted with boutiques, yoga studios, coffee shops and vegan bars. Gourmet food trucks park in a designated area on Main Street, so close you can bring your food back. The farmer’s market on Saturday and Sunday mornings is a big highlight. The food is locally grown, fresh food is served from vendor stands, and the person next to you can be a Top Chef from one of the prior seasons! That happened to me!

Main Street also offers some unique shopping - antiques, art galleries and cute boutiques dot this section of town. Bikes, surf boards, roller blades, and segways are available for rent all along Main Street and the beach walk. It's a 26 mile bike path! You’ve seen this stretch of beach in hundreds of movies and TV shows: folks on inlines and boards (both skate and surf) as well as bicycles, the flashy Marina and the oddities of Venice. No need to rent a car. Public transportation is great. The Big Blue Bus is among the most celebrated transit systems in the country with daily passes just $4!

Venice: Venice Beach is a blast. There is basically a crack in the sidewalk separating from Santa Monica and Venice. You could literally trip in one and fall into the other. The vibe here is quirky/artsy/hippie and acts as a stark contrast to neighboring Santa Monica beach. Home to Dennis Hopper, (may he RIP) Bradley Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, David Arquette, Julia Roberts, and the new Batman. If you hang out at Whole Foods, (we take coffee and snack there often,) you can spot them as they pop in. Whole foods is one of the best places to shop for food in the area. It makes sense that they shop there.

Besides the infamous boardwalk/beach area, you can ride a bike along a separate bike path from the Washington Pier to the Santa Monica Pier and observe the change in architechture and pedestrians. You can also bike the Venice Canals. Yes, Venice has stunning, multi-million dollar homes along canals. You can sign up for tours.

More Details

Property Manager
Tina Snyder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Tina Snyder

My husband and I found this property after searching for a year. It has been a dream project for us. We designed and appointed it to our taste. There is thoughtful consideration and purpose to the ambiance, amenities, as we attempt to provide a taste for the California lifestyle to our guests. We also have a unit for rent in Florida. Please view vrbo #192148.

Tina Snyder purchased this condo in 2012

Why Tina Snyder chose Los Angeles

We chose this condo because the layout is comfortable, clean, has the necessities and ambiance of an upscale apartment. It is a gated building. The location is ideal because it is so close to the city of Los Angeles but it feels like a sleepy beach town vibe. We want our guests to feel like locals. Even so, everything about Santa Monica sizzles, from hundreds of funky shops and restaurants to more than three miles of clean, wide, sandy beach to the multitude of celebrities zipping into the local airport and out on Montana Avenue.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is one of the very few properties with 2 bedrooms, each with its own closet, 2 baths, and an open living area. It has a designated, covered parking space for one car.

Amenities

Ocean Park Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect the house, don't add air conditioners, close refrigerator, advise mgr. of any damage or loss of use of toilet or appliances, etc. immediately
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins, can be pushed together to make king bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry facilities on property, Laundry service available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in an ideal location. It's just steps to the beach, the promenade and Santa Monica pier is about half a mile away. You can see Nordstrom's and the beach from the corner. There is private,

covered parking conveniently located next to the steps.

The apartment itself is well appointed.The small galley kitchen has the essentials, beautiful walnut cabinets, and quiet dishwasher. The counter has 3 seats and our family ate breakfast there every morning. The big picture window let in a lot of light and you could see the Santa Monica mountains on a clear day. The place was clean and neat. The complex was very quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Tina's apartment January/February 2016. It was exactly as described in the listing. The rooms were very large and

spacious. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen came complete with a dishwasher! The apartment was very clean.

Tina was quick to respond when I had a question. She seemed to really care about you as her guest. The location was very good.

Downtown Santa Monica and the beach were just a few blocks away. A perfect spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location! Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed one month at Tina's Santa Monica home! Her home is tastefully and beautifully decorated. I wish I had booked the stay longer! Restaurants, entertaining, shopping, gyms, beach are in short walking distance! Awesome and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suzan

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a month to near our children and grandchildren who moved to the west coast. We loved being here! We were close to everything. We walked daily to the beach and pier yet we were in a residential part of town. The apartment was exactly as pictured which is always a pleasure to find. Any questions or problems were immediately taken care of by the property manager. Great shopping very accessible and restaurants easily walkable. All sights of LA are within reach. With a second bedroom and bathroom we had room for friends to visit from NY and for the grandchildren to stay over if they wanted. Only thing we would have loved added were 2/4 portable beach chairs to carry on our walk to the beach each morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable Santa Monica Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just stayed at this two bedroom, two bath condo in Santa Monica. It was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for our visit. The location was great - close to the airport, beach, shopping and restaurants. The owner was easy to work with and the L.A. property manager went out of her way to make sure our stay was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 daughters and I recently stayed at Pied a Terre condo. Very clean and comfy space. Exactly as pictured on VRBO.The property manager met us at the condo and was most helpful. But we weren't able to use the parking space...our rental Suburban was too large so we had to use street parking.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
M Street Kitchen
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ocean Park
Car: not necessary

This location is in the heart of Santa Monica, not Venice, not LA, not Culver City, or 19 blocks east. It IS Santa Monica. Our Property is located a few short blocks to the beach, half a mile from the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. Venice is about 6 blocks away. The Getty Villa in Malibu, just 5 miles away. Drive up Malibu Canyon; the views are breathtaking. Don't forget to see Griffith Park, Rodeo Drive, the movie studios, and so on. Santa Monica is close to everything, you are at the beach and very close to inland activities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please call for availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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