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only $109! Cozy Casita ~ 8 blocks to beach!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

~~ Romance on a budget ~~

Enjoy exploring Venice & Santa Monica from my Casita!


Walk everywhere! Walk to Main Street's trendy bistros (7 blocks), to the world's largest solar energy Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier (30 min), to the Promenade's boutiques (20 min), to the new Santa Monica Place's stores and ocean view dining, to funky Venice Boardwalk's 'muscle beach' (15 min) and -- hey, to the BEACH ~ only 8 blocks!

Walk to Exhale and other yoga studios, Vidal Sassoon, Venice Google, American Film Market.

1 block to bus to UCLA.

Grocery store, pharmacy and great value restaurants and kid-friendly parks 1 block away. Whole Foods 5 blocks away. Walk to several raw food restaurants.

Quiet, safe, residential family-friendly neighborhood.

The Casita is its own studio -- not a shared room in a house! Separate, private, secure entrance. Comfy queen bed w/pillowtop mattress, luxury sheets, pillows, blankets, beach towels....everything you need to make your beach vacation perfect!

Kitchenette with mini-fridge, stove top w/4 burners, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and blender (for those happy hour moments!), dishes, utensils, pots, pans.

Private bathroom with stall shower. Manual wheelchair accessible.

Perfect for the romantic couple or solo traveler. Max 2 people.

Soak up the sun, surf the 'net, or meet other travelers in the communal back yard.


FREE full cable TV w/hundreds of free movies on demand.

FREE use of on-site washer/dryer w/detergent included.

FREE on-street parking.

Comes with Charley, my house cat! (He can be kept out of the Casita.)

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 may not be in LA's time zone.



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More Details

Kelly Hayes-Raitt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2016

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 studio in 2001

Why Kelly Hayes-Raitt chose Los Angeles

My Casita is a comfy "unfussy" studio -- great for couples and folks who just want to relax in their own place.

Location is great!

What makes this studio unique

I love the light and ocean breezes!


Ocean Park Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom with stall shower with fabulous water pressure.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Really comfy queen bed with pillow top mattress! Fold-down table with kitchenette.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • 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. Queen bed with pillowtop mattress, luxury sheets, pillows, blankets, beach towels....everything you need to make your beach vacation perfect! Kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, sink, dishes & silver, toaster, blender (for those margarita Happy Hours!), coffeemaker, stovetop w/4 burners. Private bathroom with stall shower. Private entrance. This is a stand-alone studio for your enjoyment! Your stay at my Casita 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. DO NOT USE THE "BOOK NOW" BUTTON. HOMEAWAY WILL CHARGE YOU!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)


Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

To start off, my flight came in at 9am and check in wasn't until a bit later but I was offered arrangements to drop my luggage off so I didn't have to lug it around which was great. The Casita was comfortable and quite cozy. I will say that coming from Texas we automatically thought there would be an AC unit for the room but there wasn't. The property manager was wonderful for bringing us an extra fan and turns out that was all we needed especially at night, it felt wonderful. The closed in property offers you privacy from the street. You do share the property as described with other people who may be staying in the other rooms, however, the guest behind us were extremely friendly and we had a nice little conversation so don't be shy. We were able to walk to the grocery store, different places for lunch and dinner, and a nail salon. We were only blocks away from the Pier, beach, and Mall. Charley! I must include something about him. He definitely makes himself at home and is extremely friendly and likes to cuddle. The owner is very helpful and makes wonderful suggestions. This was my 1st time to California/Santa Monica and I cannot wait to return and to stay at the Casita again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy stay in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was wonderful, exactly what we were looking for! Walking distance to the beach (10-15 minutes), shops and restaurants on Main, a quality grocery store, and generally convenient to anything you'd need during a typical stay. The place itself is great too, perfect for a single or couple: comfy bed, gets warm but fans do their job well, plenty of closet space, functional kitchen, laundry access, everything you could need really. Owner is very responsive and helpful even halfway across the globe. And Charley is the best! Really couldn't have asked for anything more.

The one tiny warning is that the ceiling fan over the bed is low enough to catch a stray hand (when putting on a shirt or something), so pay attention!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jared, thank you for the sweet compliment! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back any time! Kelly
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New York City

Great location, sweet cat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely space that's ideally located within walking distance of Main Street, with food and shops available. Charley the cat is a total sweetheart!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Natasha! Come back any time!
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Whitewater, WI

miserable stay no air and cold shower

  • 1 of 5

Beware there is no air conditioning so my stay was extremely uncomfortable with 90 degree heat. I was told a fan would be brought over but the caretaker didn't bring one until I asked for the third time that being 24 hours later. The water in the shower doesn't mix so I had either scalding or cold water. Considering I couldn't take a proper shower or sit in my room due to the heat I had to leave early to go to another hotel so I could get ready for work. Owner responded she would call but never did. Nor did she offer any compensation for an unusable room. Stay elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet is correct: There is no air conditioning in the Casita. (Few places in Santa Monica have a/c, as we have the ocean breeze!) She did arrive during a rare heat wave, and I regret she was was uncomfortable. There is a ceiling fan in the Casita and there was a stand-up fan that apparently wasn't working. She didn't communicate her discomfort to me or to my manager until she was ready to leave, so it was difficult to help her. We're still not sure about the difficulty she had with the shower, as guests before her and after her had no problems. Again, without hearing from her, it was hard to help her. When she did send an email, I offered to call her at her convenience, but she emailed back that she was in meetings all day. We've had so many happy guests in the Casita -- many returning! -- and I regret Janet was uncomfortable in my home. We do everything we can to make sure folks have a great time! Other reviews indicate how happy people have been at the Casita. The Casita is currently booked until April 2016 by a returning guest who is staying here long-term while his home is being remodeled. But, please contact me anyway with your needs; I may be able to offer other suggestions.
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Lisse, Netherlands

Santa Monica retreat

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a nice, affordable and quiet retreat in the luxurious Santa Monica beach town; look no further.

This property has a big comfy queen sized bed. Kitchen and bathroom are clean.

The quiet and lush garden is perfect to relaxed with a cold drink in the evening. Or throw another shrimp on the available BBQ. You may also see the occasional hummingbirds looking for nectar.

Walking to the beautiful beach takes less than 10 minutes and bus stops with good connections to downtown Santa Monica, Venice, LAX, Downtown LA and Hollywood are around the corner. If you travel on a budget, the local busses cost $1 per trip and Metro busses $1,75.

And the supermarket across the street from the bus stops is also very convenient.

So, the Cosy Casita is a quiet retreat to relax an explore the whole LA area.

As the Casita is not too big, don't take too many big suitcases with you. The neighbouring bungalow is bigger.

I would surely comeback again and recommend it to others. It is perfect for couples.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wouter, omigosh, what a kind review! I'm so glad you and Oxana had a great time. I love my little Casita and, as you point out, the location is perfect -- esp for visitors without a car. It's sweet that you commented that the garden is "lush" -- we've just made it a fun, dramatic succulent garden to preserve water. Those weird plans are flourishing in the backyard sun! Come back anytime; we'd love to have you! Kelly
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Santa Monica Gem

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, quaint, close to everything, felt like home... we will definitely stay here again if given the chance.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michael! Very kind of you! We'd love to have you and Mike back any time...
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Rates & Availability

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Sep 5 2016 - Jun 15 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

An eye-popping bargain @
$109/night for 2 people maximum.
30 days minimum. MONTHLY DISCOUNT -- Just Ask!
$75 cleaning fee. Refundable security deposit of $500.
No other charges: FREE WiFI, FREE cable, FREE laundry, FREE on-street parking.
I have a thorough booking agreement to protect us both....Many Cosy Casita guests return regularly!
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