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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

Zen Cottage in Santa Monica

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 24, 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
Kent, UK
5

Holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5
So I went away with my other half and two of our friends and stayed at Zen cottage in Santa Monica. The house was beautiful, furnished to perfection, cosy and welcoming. A fruit basket was on the table for us when we arrived after a long trip from the UK. This didn't last long as we were so hungry! The kitchen is amazingly kitted out with a huge fridge/freezer, super fancy cooker, dishwasher and plenty of cooking utensils. We did a lot of cooking, so this was ideal for us. The little garden with a table and umbrella was perfect for chilling out in after a long day of surfing and the beds were just so comfy. The showers were great, and we were able to do lots of clothes washing as there was a super fancy washing machine too! The house is a short walk away from a bus stop for the Big Blue Bus, which takes you straight into town and down by the seafront in no time, and it only costs $1! All in all, this was an amazing holiday, made even more amazing by Jacqui and Howard's beautiful house. I have nothing negative to say at all. Book now! Get in quick or we will be there again before you!:)
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad all you 4 had a great/amazing vacation. Thank you for the detailed description of our home because it will help future guests see what we offer. Thank you for the great recommendation.

We look forward hosting you again.

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
5

Zen feels like home

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the zen house during a vacation for my daughter's wedding. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen is well-equipped, modern, and very pleasant. We were really impressed by the window treatments. Although that sounds odd, they really were novel, functional, and just fun. The kitchen had a sky-light type with shades that were motorized and that could be opened for ventilation. The ones in the living room opened beside the koi pond, so you could lie on the couch and hear the running water in the pond; very relaxing. And finally, the sliding glass door had internal shades which could be angled or raised by sliders on the edge of the door. (I want to replace my own sliding glass door with one like this!) Lastly, the host and hostess are top notch, very hospitable and helpful. You will be absolutely pleased with a stay here!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerry,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you appreciate the thought we put into renovating the Zen cottage. We loved having your family. You are all happy people and your parents are darlings. We thank you for taking care of the cottage during your stay (like it is your home).

We hope to host all of you again on your next LA 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
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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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: VRBO, from 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

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 Barpub : Busby's West busbysla at 0.5 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 Restaurant : Le Petite Cafe at 0.4 Miles Nearest Ski : Mountain High Ski Resort. thigh.com at 95.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Santa Monica State Beach Park at 4.1 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
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$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

  • 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

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

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

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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