Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2014
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Reviews

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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
UK
5

Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed 3 nights in this wonderful home. Wherever we go we much prefer to rent an apartment or villa, so we have stayed in dozens over the years. Never have we enjoyed the thought and care that has gone into Zen Cottage.
If you choose to stay here you will not be disappointed, Jacqui and Howard have thought of everything and nothing is compromised, the appliances are all in perfect working order, the furniture and beds are comfortable and the location is great.
The outside space and furniture is great for eating, but I would have enjoyed a softer seat for chilling and reading.
We will definitely be back. Thank you both. X
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola and Stuart,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting your family and your feed backs and suggestions. Thank you for taking good care of the cottage.

We look forward to hosting you again on your next LA vacation.

Take care.
Howard and Jacqui
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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Oklahoma City
5

Best Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a long Labor Day weekend family vacation to the LA area and could not have been more impressed with the accommodations. We have booked through VRBO in a dozen different cities and two foreign countries and this, by far, was the best ever. Top end features, comprehensive supplies, great location and the most personable hosts ever in Howard and Jacqui. Better than advertised.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Justin,

Thank you very much for your reviews, the best ever! We really enjoyed hosting you, Rosa and the 2 boys. We liked that you took care of the cottage while you were there and left it all clean and orderly.

We hope to host you again on your next CA visit.

Take care.
Howard and Jacqui
business
Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5
I've just spent 4 weeks with my family at this property and everything was perfect. Location is great, house is nice and clean, parking is easy, all appliances are new, cable and internet worked well. The owners are really nice and helpful. I will definitely recommend this property to friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Francine,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We really loved hosting your whole family and we miss you guys already.

We have been receiving reservations from Brazil and your review and recommendation really helps.

We look forward hosting your family again. I hope the kids are enjoying the rest of the summer vacation.

Take care.
Howard and Jacqui
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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Worcester, MA
5

Zen Cottage was better than we expected

  • 5 of 5
Modern, clean, private. Wonderful place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert,

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed the last leg of your CA vacation and that our cottage was able to provide a short but sweet "home away from home" place for all of you.

We hope to host you again on your next visit.

Take care.
Howard and Jacqui
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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Montreal
5

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 5 days in LA and had the great pleasure of staying at the Zen cottage. The owners Jacqui and Howard were more than accommodating, available at all times and always willing to help. The home was impeccable and included everything you would need for your stay and more, truly a home a way from home. The mattress on the sofa couch was amazing, offering the exact same comfort of a bed mattress...thank you for that, my teenagers appreciated it a lot. The location was awesome, in a safe neighborhood, near restaurants, convenient stores and major highways. We were truly able to relax and disconnect from our daily routines...we would most certainly go back given the first opportunity and we would most definitely stay here again in a heart beat! Thank you Jacqui and Howard!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your wonderful praises of our property. we are very happy that your family enjoyed your stay at our home. your description of our location and the comforts we offer creates a picture of a quiet, relaxed and a stress free vacation.
we too look forward to having you for your next vacation. see you soon.
business
Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Great stay at this property in Santa Monica with our family of 4. The cottage is beautifully decorated & includes many high end touches (updated well supplied kitchen, big washer & dryer, large flat screen tv's, beautiful fixtures in bathrooms & kitchen, etc..). Parking was easy. We had a big suburban & had no problems parking. We had the pleasure of meeting Howard & Jacqui upon arrival and a couple of other times during our stay. They are warm & welcoming & there if you need them. The cottage is very private and it is nice to have your own oasis at the end of a long day. The cottage is centrally located so we were able to take advantage of all Santa Monica has to offer. We went to Seasons 52 on Ocean Avenue during our stay. The meal was superb and the view is stunning. Highly recommend. Truly enjoyed our stay at the Zen Cottage! Will stay there again on our next trip.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind words. we are thrilled by how wonderful you have described our property and how much you enjoyed your LA vacation. We love the way you took care of the house too.

We definitely look forward to hosting you again.

Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

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

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.

Availability

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Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Cleaning $100

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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Dining

Entertainment

  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea 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

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 6
  • 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

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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