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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
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
  • Linens 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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45 Reviews

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

Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5
Howard and Jacqui were perfect hosts and they have a perfect property located in Santa Monica. We had 5 people stay at the cottage, and there was more than enough room. Each room is tastefully decorated, the beds were super comfortable, the kitchen is spacious with brand new appliances (quietest dishwasher I've ever heard) and there's a great patio for BBQ'ing. Highly recommend this property. Thanks Howard and Jacqui!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 -3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Cincinnati,Ohio
5

Santa Monica Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Howard and Jacqui were great to work with.The Zen Cottage was well appointed and very comfortable.The beds and bedding were special.We look forward to returning on our next visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Arlene,

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you and your daughter enjoyed your vacation and you had a great time visiting your son and daughter in law.

We hope we can host you again on your next family 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
Salt Lake City, UT
5

Santa Monica paradise

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Howard and Jacqui for hosting a home away from home. My family and I have stayed at countless vrbo accommodations and you were by far the best hosts/neighbors. The Zen Cottage deserves an excellent rating and where do I start! It is the Zen Cottage for a reason - very peaceful, quiet, relaxing and beautifully designed; Howard and Jacqui personally redesigned the space in a creative and beautiful way. Not only did we have a beautiful patio in back to enjoy the beautiful Santa Monica weather, but Jacqui and Howard were gracious enough to let my teenage girls feed the koi and turtles in their back yard. The cottage had ample room for my wife, two teenage girls and I. The cottage was very clean and the beds comfortable. It was a delight to open all the windows and enjoy the fresh air and smell of the surrounding flowers. The surrounding streets were quiet and beautiful for our morning runs. The generous fruit/gift basket on the dining table was thoughtful. During our four night trip we visited the Getty Center, UCLA's Hammer art museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Los Angeles County art museum, the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and plenty of time at a beach north of Malibu. The Zen Cottage was close to them all and traffic was never a problem. We would choose the Zen Cottage over any other option in the area!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: HI Derek,

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad that your family enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed hosting you.

Thank you for mentioning the places that you were able to see during your stay. I am sure our next guests appreciate ideas as to what to do in LA.

Take care and we hope to host you again on your next visit.
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
New Jersey
5

Zen Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My family of four absolutely loved this place. The house was immaculate, comfortable, spacious, and beautiful. It contained everything we needed and then some. Jacqui and Howard were friendly, helpful and easily accessible. The home far surpassed our expectations. We are hoping to return!!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Gillian,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed the cottage and we are grateful that you took care of it like your own.

We hope to see you and the boys again on your next California vacation.

Take care and be well.
Howard & Jacqui
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Zen Cottage in Santa Monica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p432147vb
+1 -3103848887
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Madera Ca
5

Beautiful and roomy home. Jacqui and Howard were so very helpful and welcoming. Quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Perfect place for family getaway. Beaches and shopping close by. Home had everything needed and more
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Martha,

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed your spring break vacation with your family.

Thank you for taking good care of the cottage and leaving it so clean, like your own home.

We hope to host you again on your next LA vacatiion.

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
5

Surpassed expectations

  • 5 of 5
You never know what you'll get when you book online. This is a case of what you see is what you get. It is a perfect little spot for a family - we were in LA with our three kids, to check out colleges for the week. It is perfectly situated to make getting to places relatively easy. Beds were comfortable, including the pullout sleeper mattress. It had everything you might need - dishes, laundry detergent, soap & shampoo, etc. The only thing we bought for the place was food. Howard & Jacqui are super friendly and made us feel very welcome & comfortable. They even had a welcome basket with a few goodies for us & the kids. And last, but definitely not least, I forgot a bunch of stuff in some drawers and didn't realize it until I returned home. They were very quick to let me know that they had my belongings and they mailed them out to me the very next day. It was such a relief and really above & beyond. We would not hesitate to stay here again and to tell our friends about the great experience. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Emily,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your stay at the cottage and you were able to visit the universities that your son is considering to attend.

Thank you for mentioning everything that we offered so the future guests will know. I am glad you got your package on time and in good condition.

We hope to host you again on your next LA trip.

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

From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $99.00
  • Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

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

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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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