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Luxury Retreat 3 Bed/3 Bath Spanish Home


Property Details

Updated: Jun 6, 2016
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Spectacular Santa Monica residence featured in magazines, with all furnishings. Usually rented to people in the entertainment industry so every comfort is provided to make you feel you're in a luxury home away from home.

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths (one with a steam unit), sunny eat in kitchen, convection double ovens, Thermador cooktop, brick and Spanish tile, granite counters. LR with original wood beam ceiling and full library, flat screen, cable, HBO, Blu ray, DVR, stereos. Separate office on outside deck. WiFi throughout property. Enclosed, secure, beautiful and spacious.

Flowering gardens with fruit trees, in front patio, and backyard, BBQ, outside heater. Walk to SM parks and children's playgrounds. Near the famous SM Beach and Pier, Bergamot Station, Art Galleries, 3rd St Promenade, boutique shopping, all markets. Walking distance to Whole Foods and weekly Farmers Market, Close to movie theaters and strolling to top restaurants and outdoor cafes along Montana Ave.

All you need to bring is your toothbrush.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm from NY originally and have a place there as well, Once a NY'r always a NY'r. I'm a photography consultant, marketing director of a high level resource called AtEdge, Chair of the largest Fine Art benefit, Focus on AIDS, and Co-Chair of the 'Academy Awards' in Photography called the Lucie Awards, My property has beautiful paintings and photography all around, Nothing makes me happier than being able to own wonderful art works.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful family home"

My family and I came from UK, having directing a movie for several months in la, and walked into a house with,

not only everything we needed right there, but stunning decor, a feeling of warmth, light and familiarity, that made us feel as if we belonged. It was home!

The front outside garden, is breathtaking, but secure as front patio is enclosed. We have 2 young children,

who played happily and constantly in it, as well as a lovely backyard and deck.

We had film clients over for BBQ's, and generally made this wonderful place our own very quickly, for those months.

The home is located near absolutely everything, including walking to Whole Foods, or to my favorite restaurant, on Wilshire.

Many, many visits the Beach, the marvelous children's playgrounds and parks nearby, made this an incredible place to work (wifi, internet),

and relax and indulge in the good Santa Monica life, in this spectacular home we found.

So reluctant to leave, but we know where we belong, when we need to return. We miss it!
Oct 2013
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10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews


Beautiful house, great location in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay in this lovely home, 4 adults and a 3 year old. The lovely, spacious house is very comfortable, well equipped, full of interesting art and feels like a home rather than a rental. The garden is beautifully laid out, peaceful, with space to relax and a lovely shaded eating area with barbecue. There is also plenty of space both inside and out for children to play.

The house is in a very quiet street, close to both Montana up market shops and the lovely Douglas park with children's playground by Wilshire and near to Wholefoods.

Susan was extremely helpful, friendly and responsive to every need, particularly for Leo, our 3 year old, who was very impressed! Thank you Susan for a lovely holiday.

I highly recommend the house and hope to return again when next in Santa Monica.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just wanted to say, "Thank you" for your kind, lovely and gracious review. It is only matched by those same words applied to your family. You were all such a delight to meet, so interested, and took such relish in exploring and enjoying, not only what the home offered, (books, art, backyard,"figs"), but the SM area surrounding it. Leo is SO ADORABLE I can understand wanting to give him the world on a platter. I have 2 little 3 yr old girls waiting in the wings, though they're older (by two weeks). Happy everyone got a chance to celebrate his birthday at the house, but also had an opportunity to celebrate being together! Again, thank you for such a wonderful review. I welcome seeing you all again, as you have a very inspiring, joyous family dynamic. Warmest regards!
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London visitor

  • 5 of 5

Coming from a very cold and wet London I was totally delighted with the amazing house here in Santa Monica. The house is in a beautiful and quiet street. The house itself could not have been bettered. The decor was perfect, the garden private and beautiful. I have found my home from home here in LA. I only hope it is always available for me when I travel to Los Angeles.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished spending two months at this house, and our stay was fabulous for many reasons. First, the location cannot be beat. It is close enough to the beach to walk or ride a bike (less than two miles) but far enough away that you avoid the congestion and horrible traffic of the beach. It is also in a beautiful residential neighborhood that is a short walk to the shops on Montana. Second, the house is great. We really enjoyed the beautiful garden area and the spacious accommodations. We had guests stay almost every weekend, and it never felt crowded. Third, we liked that the house had the charm of a lived-in home, rather than the feeling of a sterile rental. And it was stocked with everything you might need from cooking spices, to scotch tape, a stapler, and laundry detergent. Finally, our host Susan was fabulous! She thought of every detail, recommended restaurants, and even e-mailed us a coupon for on! We felt like it was our home, and that was due in large part to Susan's welcoming and warm attitude. We give this place our highest recommendation, and if Susan ever wanted to sell it, we would buy it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful house in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

I was delighted with my stay in this charming home. The property is a delight with both a pretty front garden, deck and large well planted private garden to the rear. The interior has been thoughtfully decorated and the feel of a family home whilst being very smart. All the rooms sport interesting and exquisite art works giving the interior an exceptional feel unlike some blander holiday properties. Everything one could need is catered for and I could happily had stayed for a year. The property and yard are spotlessly clean. Santa Monica is packed with fabulous restaurants and cafes and the beach is nearby.

The owner Susan is wonderful, happy to help and advise and great fun.

I would thoroughly recommend this lovely home to all my friends and work colleagues.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our 2 young daughters 2+5 years old. perfectly nestled within walking distance between a school playground and a wonderful park with ducks, playgrounds, lawns for picnics etc. wholefoods walkable.

The house is fantastic for families with kids, great layout and comfortable, reminds me of a country B&B with a Southwestern flair. the pictures don't do it full justice and Susan has been an absolute Peach to interact with! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bernhard, been away and just saw this. Thank you for your wonderful words regarding the SM house. I could say you and your beautiful family were a delight-A "Peach" of a group-Joking aside, would be wonderful to have you back whenever Chicago gets too unbearable weather-wise. Your home will await. Again, thank you so much for doing this review!
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Just like home!

  • 5 of 5

What warm and charming house in the perfect location for exploring Santa Monica ! Susan has made this jewel perfect for relaxing after seeing the sights southern ca.offers close to shopping , the beaches, museums , art galleries and great restaurants. wehadagreat girls week of fun and relaxation and are planning a return trip soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just saw your lovely review, Laura! Thank you so much for your kind words as well as passing it on to my site. I am so thrilled you "girls" had such a wonderful time and that you more or less took it on blind faith, that this would be a great place to enjoy all that Santa Monica holds, plus a retreat to kick back and relax (most important). It means so much to me that it all worked out so well. Anxious for a return engagement in the future. Warm regards, Susan
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From the Owner

The house has every detail designed and decorated to provide a warm and inviting feeling for it's occupants. My Dad was a decorator in NY and I guess I have the 'bug' as I enjoy making a place feel like 'home'. This wonderful house absolutely does! I've kept the original, 1926, wood/wood beam ceiling in LR,wood burning fireplace, as well as the beams in dining room and other rooms original details.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LAX at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Wilshire Blvd or Montana Ave at 0.1 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-10 and I-405 FWY at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Surrounded by top restaurants at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Santa Monica Beach at 1 Miles

Less than a mile from the famous Santa Monica Pier, beach, and boardwalk; 3rd Street Promenade with movies, strolling, and restaurants, beautiful Montana Ave. with it's exclusive stores and dining; walking distance to Whole Foods-short drive to all markets, Just a few minutes away from Bergamot Station, which houses 65 of the top art galleries in the US. Brentwood Market, with shops and restaurants, Farmers Market on Wed. Sat. and neighborhood parks and tennis courts.


Rental rates

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10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150

Seasonal RATES for Holidays and Special Events as well as number of people may result in HIGHER rate and apply.
Welcome LONG TERM renters!!! I will work with you on RATE terms for 3 months to year's stay-

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

I've only had long term renters who were always in entertainment business, and therefore used to having it all-so the house is fully equipped for every need. It's not ever been an income property in the sense that most of them are sparse and casually done. This is a true HOME, wood burning fire place, top of the line appliances and completely enclosed so that children can't wander off. Patios surround it, and the French doors open on to them. Backyard has a fantastic environment to lounge and cook and have guests. A great place to call home and feel as if it genuinely is one!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
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  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
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Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, huge shower with tiled bench and steam unit with timer
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, separate tub and shower
  • First bath with single sink and glass enclosed tub/shower Hall bath has double sinks, separate tub and newly tiled glass enclosed shower Master bath has double sinks, large glass enclosed shower with tiled seat plus a steam unit for heated spa bathing.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Master bedroom has Cal King size bed Guest has Full Size bed 2nd Bedroom has twin which opens into a second twin bed. Sofa in Living Room has brand NEW never used Queen sleeper bed. Cribs are available


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This house has never been listed on this site as it's used for mostly entertainment professionals. It's near to all shopping, markets, movies, beach, galleries, transportation, restaurants, but the house is a world away inside. Very home-like feeling warm and inviting.

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