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Escape to the beach! A great location


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Whether work or pleasure brings to you Santa Monica, you'll find this bright and airy two-story condominium perfectly situated in the heart of the Ocean Park beach community of Santa Monica; just a five minute walk to the surf and sand!

The two bedroom 1 1/4 bath unit is located in a small and quiet complex just six blocks from the beach. The open living space downstairs features a fully-stocked kitchen with great counter space, an adjacent dining area and tile floors throughout. The living room opens to a sunny outside patio; the perfect place to relax, soak up the sun, read a book or watch TV.

An open staircase leads to a relaxing retreat. The master bedroom has a queen size bed dressed in beautiful linens and plush comforter and pillows and offers plenty of closet space to unpack and settle in. The second bedroom has two twin extra-long beds that can be converted into a king bed upon request. There's also a full bathroom with bathtub and shower upstairs, plus a small toilet room downstairs.

If you’re combining work with pleasure, the condo offers flexible workspace. A writing desk is located in the second bedroom. In addition, the granite side table in the living room offers a second option to set up shop. Better yet, take it outside to the sunny patio…wireless internet is accessible throughout the unit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your condo. It is a wonderfully well kept unit, with very comfortable beds. AND in a perfect location near the beach! If we are ever visiting the area, I would certainly contact you in hopes of staying again. We will recommend you to any traveling family and friends.
Aug 2010
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4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews


A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

This is a thank you letter to Denise and Ken for the month I spent in their condominium in Santa Monica. Unlike too many renters, they provided absolutely everything, and much more, than I could possibly have wanted. From the bathroom cabinet filled with shampoos, conditioners, shaving cream and sun screens, to games and boogie boards for kids. Since I prepared many of my meals, I was knocked out by the variety of bowls, pots and pans, kitchen tools and electronics. More cookware, glassware, silverware and every other kind of ware than I had ever seen.

The upstairs master bathroom with a Toto toilet and towels striped blue to match the robin's egg walls was flanked by two bedrooms. I set up my computer on the table in the guest room and often stopped working to switch on the small TV that shared it. The master bedroom, in addition to a very comfy queen-size bed, had a large closet, a wardrobe and a dresser with drawers that didn't stick. (Not always the case.) Both rooms were tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.

Down the carpeted stairs a large flat-screen TV faced a handsome sofa and chairs. A convenient bathroom was tucked under the staircase. Out the front door was an enclosed patio where I often ate lunch in the sun. Breakfast I took at the round glass table off the kitchen.

For convenience the neighborhood is hard to beat. Three blocks in one direction is a major super market. But my favorite was the Whole Foods a 15 minute walk from the apartment. Ten minutes downhill on Ocean Park Boulevard is Main Street, to me the best in Santa Monica. A great farmers market with live music, a petting zoo for the kids and hot and cold seasonal foods on Sundays. A variety of interesting restaurants and owner-operated small shops make Main Street charming all week long. The famous miles-long beach and the Pacific are three blocks away.

Finally, after long days of exploring LA, I always looked forward to coming home, because that is what Denise and Ken had made it.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Bob for your kind words. To us it is home and we do our best to ensure those who live there feel that way. I'm sure that's why we have so many folks come back. We hope you visit us again. A pleasure to have you.
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Venice, CA, USA

Great place

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic option for enjoying Ocean Park and the greater Los Angeles area!

The condo was great. Everything is very well kept, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The natural light and open layout make it a great place to hand out when you aren't out and about in the area. The owners were very responsive as well.

All in all, it far exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Vienna, Austria

really great place

  • 5 of 5

Lovely condo right in the heart of Santa Monica. Walking distance to many restaurants and attractions including the fab.Santa Monica Pier. The condo is very nicely furnished, well equipped and there was plenty of space for four adults. Denise and Ken are very welcoming and nothing was too much Trouble and they really made sure our stay was pleasant and very enjoyable.

We would really recommend a visit! :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Did We Ever 'Luck Out' Finding Twin Palms Condo!

  • 5 of 5

If you are interested in visiting Santa Monica and being part of the Ocean Park community, then Twin Palms condo is for you. The owners can't do enough to make your experience enjoyable. The location and the condo is perfect. Great walk or bike ride to the beach. Shops, restaurants and bars on Main Street make you not want to travel into downtown LA. (Next time we won't be renting a car). The 3rd Street Promenade is very close if you want to shop, dine or 'star gaze'. And Venice Beach is just down the street for the 'happy hour' sunset.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Being close to the beach you'll be able to enjoy great runs or casual walks along miles of walking path, cycling, surfing and breath-taking sunsets. It is a short distance to popular Venice Beach, the Third Street Promenade and Main street where you will find amazing shops, great restaurants and weekend farmer's markets.

Easy access to the freeway and nearby Southern California schools, businesses & attractions including:

* UCLA - 20 minutes; USC - 30 minutes

* Century City - 20 minutes; Downton LA - 30 minutes

* Disneyland - 1 hour

* Universal Studios - 30-45 minutes

* Beverly Hills - 20 minutes

* Hollywood - 30-45 minutes

* Los Angeles sporting events - 30-45 minutes

...and much more!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer in Santa Monica
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

Monthly Rate: $3,200-$4,000

$3,000 - $4,000/month; $1,000 each additional week; PLEASE NOTE: We only consider reservatons for one-month stays or longer.
Our open stairway to the second floor may not be the ideal for very small children. Kids welcomed, but no toddlers or young children please. This is a smoke-free complex.
Until booking is confirmed, rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided


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


  • Dining Area


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Half Bathroom - toilet, Downstairs powder room provides amenities for guests.
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, There's a full bathroom with bathtub & shower upstairs.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed dressed in high-quality linens and plush comforter and pillows. In addition to the ample closet, a beautiful cherry dresser, armoire and cedar chest offers plenty of space to unpack and settle in. South facing windows welcome the morning light to make this a tranquil haven. The sunny second bedroom has two twin extra-long beds that can be converted into a king bed upon request. Other amenities include a 32" HDTV with full cable access.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This unit is fully stocked with everything you might need. Kitchen includes gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toster oven, and coffee maker. Amenities include 50" 4K Ultra HDTV, DVD player in the living room and a second TV with DVD in the guest bedroom. A landline phone with free local calling is also included. Laundry facilities are in the complex just adjacent to the unit. Reserved parking is available just steps from your door. We didn't forget about the beach. We provide chairs, boogie boards, ice chest and towels--even 2 bicycles. Just add the surf, sand and sun!

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