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$198! ~~ 8 blocks to family-friendly beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage 8 blocks to beach!

MONTHLY DISCOUNT (Sept - May) [223281]

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). Walk to SMC, SAMOHigh. 1 block to easy bus to UCLA. 1 block to grocery/liquor store, pharmacy, family playgrounds.

Quiet neighborhood. Comfy queen beds with pillow-top mattresses, 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.

Add'l sofa bed in living room. We can accommodate 4 people comfortably, 6 if you all really like each other.


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.

ALL INQUIRIES ANSWERED WITHIN 12 HOURS. Thank you for your inquiry!

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE "BOOK NOW" BUTTON. Please use the INQUIRE button for fast, accurate information and up-to-date calendar.

More Details

Kelly Hayes-Raitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Kelly Hayes-Raitt

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!

Kelly Hayes-Raitt purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Kelly Hayes-Raitt chose Los Angeles

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

Location is great!

What makes this cottage unique

I love the light and ocean breezes!


Ocean Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with rain shower and fabulous ball-and-claw soaking tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master room has queen bed with pillow top, TV with full cable, seating area. Adjacent to bathroom. Guest bedroom has queen bed, lots of privacy and light! European sofa bed in living room for additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

$198! ~~ 8 blocks to family-friendly beach!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful cottage for wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Kelly's boungalow last July.

Santa Monica was the first stop of our holiday in the United States and it was really nice to arrive after a long journey, in such a friendly place.

Kelly has put a lot of attention to every detail of her home, which greatly reflects the vibrancy of the area.

The rooms were comfortable and the living area allows you to live comfortably house both inside, with a fully equipped kitchen and outside.

It is beautiful to have breakfast on the patio watching the bougainvillea.

You can reach the sea on foot ,wanting and the house is close to the famous Main Street.

By car it is easy and fast to reach the Los Angeles international airport , and make a quick trip to Venice.

Also Charly , the house cat, helps to welcome you and make you feel at home.

We enjoyed it so much on the way back from our tour we decided to stop again to boungalow.

Kelly thanks for your hospitality

Antonella from Milano Italy

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

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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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

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

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

Top Thing to do in City:

* Walk to the Beach and Ocean!.

* Stroll along the Promenade.

* Cruise Venice Boardwalk.

* Dine on Main St.

* ...all within walking distance from the Bungalow!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk to the Beach and Ocean!.

* Visit the Getty Museums.

* See stars at movie premieres.

* Hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.

* ...all within easy bus ride from the Bungalow!.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* The beach! The beach! The beach!.

* Ride the world's largest solar-powered Ferris Wheel.

* Visit the Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier.

* Watch fire eaters on Venice Boardwalk.

* ...all within WALKING distance from the Bungalow!.


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.

Walk to SM College, SAMOHigh School. Bus straight to UCLA.


• 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.


Rates & Availability

Ocean Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Weekly Discount
May 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $110

An eye-popping bargain @
$223/night for 2 people! 2 nights minimum.
Weekly Discount: $198/night for 2 people, 7+ nights.
$25/person/night beyond 2 people, regardles of age.
14% Santa Monica City Tax.
$110 cleaning fee. Refundable security deposit of $500.
No other charges: FREE WiFI, FREE cable, FREE laundry, FREE parking.
Please ignore the computerized "total quote" generated by this web site. It's not accurate! EMAIL ME DIRECTLY FOR UP-TO-DATE CALENDAR.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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