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The Cottage Santa Monica, enjoy privacy and service in an historic setting.


Property Details

Updated: Sep 30, 2016
Beautifully decorated 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath house for special family vacations

2,000 square foot beach house offers the most captivating Santa Monica urban beach experience available in complete privacy with parking. The rental includes perfect beach decor, unobstructed ocean views, sauna, Jacuzzi, daily breakfast, daily maid service, daily concierge services and onsite management from super modern copper structure located behind the property. Two car parking is included and conveniently located behind the cottage.

1,000 feet of sand between the water and the house make for beautiful walks along the beach.

The historic landmark from the turn of the century preserves the architecture but has all modern luxuries. The Cottage is in an incredible location and offers views of one of the finest white sand beaches in the world. Walking distance to the best restaurants and shopping in Santa Monica. From your doorstep, you can walk, swim, bike, grab a surf lesson, cycle or roller-blade on the famous Santa Monica bike path. Walk to the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy a carousel or Ferris Wheel ride, attend a summer twilight concert or simply spend time watching sailboats and sunsets from the lovely sun-room or front garden of The Cottage.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Owner, John K. Heidt, grew up in California with a deep appreciation of the ocean having surfed since the age of 10 and sailing since the age of 16. John is a UCLA Alum, Father, Grandfather and has been a professional in real estate for the last 38 years. He is President of the Heidt Torres Co. which manages and develops commercial properties in the greater Los Angeles area.

When Donna and John first discovered The Cottage they recognized the potential and beauty of the property immediately, despite the fact that at the time it was a wreck. John purchased the property on May 1, 2008 as a gift for his wife's 50th birthday. Extreme renovations to the tune of $1,500,000 began after extensive planning three years later and were completed in 2014.

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been the most amazing vacation ever! This beach house is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for everything!
Jun 2010
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7 Reviews

based on 7 traveler reviews


A Gem! A beautiful property in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is impeccably maintained by the Heidt family who take well deserved pride in this gorgeous property. It is a well proportioned four bedroom with all the amenities. Walking distance to the pier and all the local attractions. We were looked after by Maddy who was attentive but unobtrusive. We will return!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for about a week at the Cottage and really enjoyed our stay. The owners and property managers were very accommodating and made sure our family needs were well met. The location put us steps away from the beach, pier, restaurants, etc...The house itself is very well furnished and decorated and has all the amenities to make us comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible experience

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is an amazingly decorated house located in the heart of vibrant Santa Monica. With a nautical, beach theme found throughout this spacious home, the ocean view validates the experience of being seaside! If you're interested in experiencing a tranquil beach getaway, but would like the option of enjoying an eclectic town like Venice, or stroll urban, metropolis streets equal to Third Street Promenade, then The Cottage is the perfect place to stay. Bottom-line, The Cottage is an incredibly located piece of real estate that exudes beach living, while offering unlimited amenities in one of the most diverse cities in our nation.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England

The Cottage Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the most delightful week in this fabulous, beautifully decorated and sweet, not so little cottage. The location is perfect, steps from the beach where are all the activities you could want, yet tucked away in a quiet setting. Every detail was thought out and provided for our convenience and comfort starting with the welcome wine and cheese to coffee service, restaurant recommendations, off street parking, cozy bathrobes and more. We loved this cottage and will definitely be back for another visit! Becky

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Hidden Gem in Santa Monica: The Cottage Bed & Breakfast

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine a more tranquil and idyllic place to vacation in Los Angeles than at this most wonderful beachfront haven in Santa Monica. This historical property which has been tastefully and impeccably restored - is full of charm. It's truly a one-of-a-kind experience where my wife and I enjoyed sitting on the veranda and watching the sailboats in the ocean pass by as seagulls soared above. We soaked up the sunshine every day and listened to the light rustling of the palm trees which lined Ocean avenue - mere footsteps from the soft sandy beaches where we went swimming every morning. I've never felt more rested and relaxed before in my life! In the few days we spent at the cottage, I felt as if I had taken a much needed month long vacation! I'd come back here in a heartbeat. The Cottage Bed & Breakfast is the first and only B&B in Santa Monica, but it is also the perfect alternative to the run of the mill hotel chains nearby which only offer generic hospitality for the masses. I felt like a local while staying at the Cottage and the kitchen was fantastic too - we cooked every night while watching the sunset and enjoying a nice bottle of wine. The accommodations of this place are just what the doctor ordered! Kudos to the family that restored this special slice of heaven! -Larry

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Great Views, Great Ammenities, Great EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5

Once a year my family rents a home in California for a week. Typically we've rented in Manhattan Beach or Malibu, but decided to try Santa Monica after stumbling across this property and am very pleased we did.

The location is perfect. The front door opens onto the beach and you're only a short walk to the heart of Main Street. While central to almost everything, you're also not too close to the tourist-ridden 3rd street, allowing you to enjoy serenity of the incoming waves.

The amenities are second to none. The house has been recently renovated and no expense was spared. The owners were extremely friendly and committed to ensuring are vacation was everything we wanted it to be.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steven for your review! I am glad that you had such a nice stay at The Cottage. I hope your family will come back next year!
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Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Main Street Santa Monica
Urth Caffe
SoulCycle - Santa Monica
Santa Monica Farmers' Market
M Street Kitchen
Venice Beach (California)
Boa Steakhouse
Santa Monica Place
The Victorian
The Lobster
Cha Cha Chicken

From the Owner

Santa Monica offers a unique active beach lifestyle in an atmosphere of trendy retail shops and great restaurants. The property provides the same type of atmosphere that inspired the Beach Boys to sing in the 1960s. The Cottage building permit was issued in 1898. Representative of massed-plan vernacular cottages with hipped roofs, this building type and style lined Ocean Avenue at the turn of the Century. Today, it is the only surviving single-family home of its type along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica and was designated as Historic Landmark #74 by the City of Santa Monica.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Los Angeles International Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : M Street Cafe at 0.05 Miles Nearest Ferry : Super Yachts moor near fueling docks in M. del Rey at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Rancho Park at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrac at 16 Miles Nearest Motorway : Transcontinental 10 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Too many to mention at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : Mount Waterman (45 minutes away) at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : Santa Monica Beach

Historical Landmark and first legal short term rental/beach house in Santa Monica. The Cottage is a beachfront home with sauna and Jacuzzi within walking distance to all Santa Monica attractions--3rd Street Promenade, famous bike path, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 14.0%

Please note that the City of Santa Monica has a Tourism Marketing District Tax (“TMD”) in Santa Monica which is payable as a daily rate during your stay. This tax is calculated at the rate of $4.75 per day in 2016. TMD will be paid to the City of Santa Monica along with the Transient Occupancy Tax (“TOT”) delineated hereinabove.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Location Location Location! The Cottage has the unique characteristic of being the only one of its kind in Santa Monica! It is close to all Santa Monica has to offer plus you will enjoy the on-site Jacuzzi and sauna. Privacy & Flexibility: 2 car parking in the rear of property. You can walk, bike or drive conveniently throughout Santa Monica.

Property Type

  • cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront


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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Captain - toilet, shower
  • First Mate - toilet, combination tub/shower, Handicap Accessible
  • Admiral - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Mariner - toilet, shower, Step-down shower with access from walkway on side of house


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Mate - 1 queen, Handicap Accessible
  • Captain - 1 king
  • Admiral - 1 king
  • Mariner - 2 twin/ single, Trundle bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

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