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Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Studio Apartment, Full Bath, Full Eat-in Kitchen, Garden, Sleeps 2

Book your very own zen retreat in The Garden Hideaway where you’ll be surrounded by tranquilizing blues, deep browns and illuminating golden accents. Located on the second story, your bedroom window will look out over a sublime garden full of blossoms, fruit trees, and a little coy pond. The kitchen’s French bistro feel is complimented with every appliance you could desire. Staying in this space also gives you access to explore the entire garden where you’ll find spots to relax with a drink, soak up the sun, barbecue, simply take in the beauty or read a book in the shade.

The Garden Hide-Away is located on a quiet street in Santa Monica's safest, yet hip, upscale neighborhood. Find yourself a few steps away from Whole Foods organic grocery store, lively restaurants, cafes, bars, trendy boutiques, yoga studios, spas, gyms, antique shops, the local library and more on Montana Ave. Perfect for a solo person or couple. Looking for a great value in the best location? Book now!

Stay here and you’ll enjoy amenities like:

Non smoking property

Queen size bed (sleeps 2 comfortably)

Free high speed wi-fi

40' Flat screen plasma TV with cable & DVD player

Full kitchen with new stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking & eating utensils

Full bath with tub and towels provided

Sitting/working area

Eating area

Laundry facilities (on property, coin operated)

Patios and quiet spaces right outside in luscious garden with beautiful fruit trees - perfect for reading and relaxing

Free parking available on street

Neighborhood perks:

Easily transit around the neighborhood on the Big Blue Bus just at the corner (50 meters) to access fabulous nightlife, the beach, fishing, shopping, golfing, bike paths, movie theaters, hiking trails, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, a public pool (open seasonally), rides/games and more like the 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, Annenberg Community Beach House, Getty Villa, and Palisades Park (all within 5 min bus ride).

Centrally located to all things LA:

Hop right onto I-10 (only 1 mile away) and quickly reach Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA. Only 30 minutes or less by car or taxi to LAX international airport, Union Station, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Staples Center home of LA Lakers, LA Philharmonic, wine tours, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden, world class museums, The Grove, the Getty Center, UCLA and more.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just spent over a month at Mary Ann's 'Garden Hideaway' as a base for exploring Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The apartment is small but well-designed to include all the facilities we needed; plenty of closet space, a well-equipped kitchen, a good bathroom and a bedroom with a large and very comfortable bed. The location is quiet and the second-floor windows overlook a well-stocked garden.

We didn't hire a car but found a very extensive bus network took us everywhere we wanted to go. Seniors could go anywhere on the 'Big Blue Bus' network for just 50 cents a ride whilst the red Metro buses only charged Seniors 25 cents a ride 'off-peak' and 55 cents a ride during rush hours. Bus rides took us to Malibu, Redondo Beach, Downtown L.A., the San Fernando Valley as well as Beverly Hills and Hollywood Blvd. We also recorded some 230 miles on our pedometer!

We enjoyed a great winter holiday and found the Mary Ann's Garden Hideaway a very agreeable place to stay at, for which we thank her.
Jan 2013
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19 Reviews

based on 19 traveler reviews

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The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
New Orleans, LA

Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5
I spent 5 nights at this rental, which is in a terrific location off Montana. The property is well furnished and very clean, with everything you need for a vacation stay. The unit is large for a studio, with an eat-in kitchen and lots of closet space. The bathroom has good quality towels, which is a nice touch. There is also a washer & dryer available. Mary Ann was a pleasure to deal with, and very accommodating. Her property and gardens are beautiful. I would definitely recommend these rentals, and plan to return for another stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5
What a surprise, hidden in Santa Monica , it reminded me of Southern France. A delightful, comfortable studio apartment with the added bonus of a lovely garden. My only small suggestion is that we hit a heat wave and could have been more comfortable with additional portable fans.
All in all a lovely experience. Thank you
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have fans for guests use. We always request that guest ask for anything they need and we will provide it. If they had asked while here, I would have delivered as many fans as they requested.
The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Cozy private quiet - everything I wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5
Immaculate, comfortable bed, thoughtfully stocked with kitchen utensils and plenty of extra towels and comforters for chilly nights.

Close to shops but quiet neighborhood for great sleeping.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Stockholm, Sweden

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was beyond expectations, the room was well furnished, comfortable, and offered all of the features one would need for either a short or longer term stay. The location is slightly removed from the beach (20-30 minute walk) which offers a great change of pace from the beach while at the same time providing easy accessibility. The backyard is spectacular and offers little shade and privacy to relax and have a coffee or read a book. Accessibly laundry facilities and parking on the streets to accommodate longer term renters with a car.

Thank you Mary Ann for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Sonoma, Ca.

Review of garden cottage.

  • 4 of 5
The studio was represented well in the photos online. It was clean and appeared to be well mantained. One problem was that the bathroom door would not stay closed. Also, had asked about use of a garage and was told in advance that one was available for rental of $10 a day. Once on site and requesting access, I felt that I was somewhat discouraged from using it. Recommend posting street cleaning info in the guest rooms. We received one parking ticket for parking during street cleaning ($64). Had parked at night and had not previously noticed the sign. Would however recommend this property to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bathroom door has been fixed, so now stays shut. There is a garage that is available for rent, but needs to be reserved when reserving The Garden Hideaway. This party did not reserve the garage & it was no longer available once they arrived. Yes, I will add a note in the flat regarding street cleaning hours. Our street parking is unrestricted, except for 2 hours per week when the street sweeper comes by. Always important to read the signs regarding parking.
The Garden Hide-Away | 5 Star Santa Monica Vacation Rental
+1 -3105861946
Santa Monica Los Angeles County

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5
I was in Santa Monica for 3 weeks, on work and the Garden Hide-Away gave me a serene home away from home. Somewhere I could cook and live rather than camp.
Plenty of space and a great location within easy reach of shops and restaurants (in case tonight's not a cook night)
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Best Location! Steps to Trendy Montana Avenue Shopping Area.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Santa Monica Garden Hide-Away

Enjoy a quiet get-away in our charming garden hide-away. The studio has a queen size bed, a seating area, fully equipped, eat-in kitchen, full bath, 42' Flat Screen TV & DVD. WiFi, Patios, and a beautiful yard with a delightful pond and Japanese bridge. Bask in the lovely garden full of exotic plants and fruit trees. We are located in the best neighborhood in Santa Monica. Just steps from Montana Avenue with loads of boutiques, coffee bars, restaurants, yoga studios, antique shops & cafes. 5 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Pier, The Third Street Promenade and the brand new Santa Monica Place.


From $3,000 Per month

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $65.00
  • Property Damage Protection $59.00

Taxes are included in the nightly rate. A cleaning fee is additional. It is $60.00 to $150.00 depending on length of stay. A refundable booking/security deposit is charged to reserve the dates. 50% payment is charged 60 days prior to arrival & the balance is charged 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

Enjoy hanging out in the Lovely Garden!!

Property Type

  • studio


  • Budget
  • Historic


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Great Full Bath with tub and shower.


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen Size Bed


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Fully equipped Kitchen, with table for two. Lovely garden with patios and access to charcoal barbecue/grill.

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