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$180! Magical Spanish Bungalow

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2016
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

MONTHLY DISCOUNT!

Enjoy exploring Venice & Santa Monica from my Bungalow!

Walk everywhere! Walk to Main Street's trendy bistros,

to the world's largest solar energy Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier,

to the Promenade's boutiques, to the new Santa Monica Place's stores and ocean view dining,

to funky Venice Boardwalk's "muscle beach," and -- hey, to the BEACH!

Walk to Exhale and other yoga studios, Vidal Sassoon, Venice Google and the American Film Market (AFM). 1 block to easy bus to UCLA. 1 block to grocery/liquor store, pharmacy, family playgrounds.

Quiet neighborhood. Comfy queen bed with pillow-top mattress, full kitchen, romantic old-fashioned ball-and-claw tub with shower, secluded outdoor dining. Kitchen equipped with microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, toaster, coffee maker, and blender (for those happy hour moments!), dishes, utensils, pots, pans.

Living room has spacious desk, lots of natural light.

Second bedroom has comfy designer European sofabed with temperpedic pad, desk, couch, lots of light! Add'l sofa bed in living room. Home can accommodate 4 people comfortably, 6 if you all really like each other.

FREE WiFi.

FREE cable with 100s of movies-on-demand and your favorite TV shows.

FREE on-site washer & dryer stocked with detergent.

FREE on-street parking.

Creative people are especially inspired by my magical Spanish Bungalow. Perfect for families. All welcome to inquire.

Comes with Charley, my affectionate indoor/outdoor cat, whom you'll feed. No litter box; what a cat!

I can respond faster and most efficiently to emailed inquiries.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I've lived in Santa Monica for 35+ years. I helped found Heal the Bay, served on the city Women's Commission, and fundraised for an organization that helps homeless and low income families. I now write a column for a local newspaper.

I'd love to share my home to give you the most memorable Santa Monica experience!

Speaks: english

32 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Boston, MA
5

Wonderful retreat with great proximity to everything in Santa Monica!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kelly's Bungalow! It was the perfect location in good proximity to everything in Santa Monica while not having to deal with crowds, noise and parking nightmares. I do want to call out how extremely easy parking was around this location, and on a weekend too! I loved the decor of the apartment with it's bright colors and charming design. It was very spacious in that it could have easily accommodated another couple. We cooked all our meals that weekend and the kitchen provided everything we needed, including maxing delicious cocktails.

The best thing we did, and what I strongly recommend, is renting bikes for a day or even half a day, and exploring Santa Monica that way. Most of the things we wanted to do/see was within an easy mile of the house, and I feel that we did it all! We rented our bikes from Bicycle Ambulance on Lincoln Blvd, and it was only $20 for a full day. We rode our bikes to Venice Beach, looped through Abbott Kinney, went to Santa Monica Pier, rode the boardwalk of course, and checked out many cute places on 3rd and Main streets.

I would 100% return to the Bungalow or any of Kelly's other listings at this location!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the sweet review! I'm so glad you had a great time. Come back any time!
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5

Charming bungalow and lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Kelly's charming bungalow! We made a last minute booking and Kelly was so accommodating and quick to respond to all of my questions. Her home is lovely and her cat, Charley, was a wonderful, sweet addition to our stay. The house is positively lovely and the location is amazing! Definitely looking forward to another stay at Kelly's home! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, thanks so much! Charley IS a charmer, isn't he? Come back anytime -- we'd love to have you!
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Pleasanton, CA
5

Super cute place that came with a four legged companion!

  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous time in Santa Monica. The bungalow was darling and had everything I needed for a three night stay. The neighborhood was pretty quiet and was within walking distance to groceries and coffee. My favorite part was the kitty, Charley. He kept me company during the evenings and would greet me at the door in the mornings. It was nice to have a sweet energy in the house. I will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a sweet review, Wendy, thank you! You were the most gracious guest, and I look forward to your next visit when you are on your BOOK TOUR! Congrats on being so productive with your writing, and glad the Bungalow provided a mini "writing retreat" for you. Oh, and you know, of course, that Charley will be expecting a writing credit!
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Chico, CA
5

Fantastic hideaway from LA busy-ness

  • 5 of 5

I was in town for business and I always appreciate when I can stay in a home away from home like setting-Kelly's house was perfect. The lighting and beautiful landscaping around the house -along with the colorful interior and décor was so warm and inviting-I literally almost didn't leave when it was my time to depart! I took advantage of the claw foot tub for a nice soak after many days working. The house was impeccably clean.

Charlie was the perfect pal when I was up late on the computer. The house is located a close walk to the beach, and to Main St Santa Monica where I found yummy food.

Kelly happened to be in town during my stay and she was completely hospitable to me:) It was a pleasure meeting her.

I so hope to book Kelly's place again in the near future-if you can stay here- YOU MUST!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margret, so lovely to meet you! Thank you for the kind review…I'm glad Charley and my home were such a relaxing respite!
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5

Wonderful - never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was wonderful. Everything was clean and easy to find. The location is just perfect - 7 or 8 blocks from the beach, a few blocks from the shops on Main Street and a 2 blocks from bikeshare bikes! The two outside patios were the best part of the Bungalow. I loved eating my breakfast in the morning outside and listening to the birds and watching Charley the cat snooze next to me. Plus I loved the funky colors and warm experience over all!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, thanks for the kind review! I'm so glad it worked out that you could stay at the Bungalow. Since you left, there's ANOTHER Hulu bike rental that opened just one block from the Bungalow! It's such a cool addition to be able to rent bikes by the hour, day or week. Thanks again for joining us and for your great review!
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Reno, Nevada
5

Funky Fun Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Santa Monica. The Bungalow was so cozy with multiple outdoor areas for sitting and enjoying the outside. Charley was a dear addition to our stay. The location was great, we walked to Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and the great shops on Main Street. Our "Girls Weekend" couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margo, so glad you all enjoyed your stay! We loved having you.
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Location

From the Owner

My Bungalow is a comfy "unfussy" home -- great for families and folks who just want to relax in their own place. Location is great!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LAX at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Many! -- 2 blocks! Nearest Restaurant : Many! -- 2 blocks! Nearest Beach : Ocean Park - 8 blocks! Car: not necessary

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It's LA! Walk to beach, funky Venice Boardwalk, Santa Monica Pier.

Walk to Farmer's Market, yoga on the beach, Main Street's trendy boutiques and restaurants, the Promenades' movies and nightlife.

Grocery/liquor store 1 block away. Major cross-town buses 1 block away.

Activities:

• Hiking in Santa Monice Mountains w/breathtaking views ~ 10 min drive.

• Shopping in exclusive Beverly Hills ~ 20 min drive.

• Swimming, surfing, fishing in Pacific! ~ ONLY 8 blocks!

• Cruise Pacific Coast Highway ~ 5 min drive.

• Getty Museum ~ 20 min drive.

• Celebrity-sightings!

• LAX ~ 1/2 hr drive.

• #10 Freeway ~ 5 minute drive.

Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 15 2017
30 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

An eye-popping bargain @
$180/night for 2 people! 30 days minimum.
$25/person/night beyond 2 people, regardles of age.
No tax on stays of 30+ nights.
$100 cleaning fee. Refundable security deposit of $500.
No other charges: FREE WiFI, FREE cable, FREE laundry, FREE parking.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

I love the light and ocean breezes!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Full bathroom with rain shower and fabulous ball-and-claw soaking tub.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Master room has queen bed with pillow top, TV with full cable, seating area. Adjacent to bathroom. Guest bedroom has twin bed, lots of privacy and light! 2 European sofa beds in living room for additional guests.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • FREE WiFi & full cable TV (w/hundreds of FREE movies on demand). Soak up the sun, surf the 'net, or meet other travelers in the communal back yard. FREE laundry available for all guests. Luxury sheets, pillows, blankets, beach towels....everything you need to make your beach vacation perfect! FREE long-distance telephone to US and Canada. Safe, secure and private in a great residential neighborhood. Your stay at my Bungalow helps support my work to assist Iraqi refugees. Read more at LivingLargeInLimbo (dot) com I love offering my home to people who appreciate a great deal at a fabulous location! Please make your first inquiry by e-mail. I can respond to you more quickly and efficiently, especially when I'm traveling through different zones. CAUTION: DO NOT USE THE "BOOK NOW" BUTTON. HOMEAWAY WILL CHARGE YOU A FEE. EMAIL ME DIRECTLY FOR UP-TO-DATE CALENDAR.

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