About this listing
Nestled just a 10 minute walk from the beach in the trendy Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, this cottage is the perfect house for a Westside stay. Completely remodeled in 2010, the cottage makes for a comfortable home away from home.
Unlike the beach bungalow front house - one of the original beach houses of this area that maintains much of the original building's charm and character - the back house was completely remodeled by us in 2011. And until our family recently outgrew the cottage (and it's too far away from Erin's school in Huntington Beach), it was a comfortable place for our family to live and prosper. It's now the perfect getaway for the business traveler or leisure vacationer ... or anyone in between.
We're located 15 minutes (by car) from LAX, and 7 blocks from the beach, or 10 minutes (by foot). We're a mile away from the Santa Monica pier and just across the street from a large supermarket. Whole Foods is just up the street for you foodies.
The lushly landscaped side yard leads up to a pergola patio area where lunches and dinners are free and easy. Santa Monica is the land of outdoor living, and this shaded area is a comfortable free air living room.
Inside, the cottage has new hard wood floors through out, with the exception of the marble in the bathroom. We've cathedral led the ceiling of the main room, and that has given the cottage an open and airy feeling.
The house is equipped with Hi Speed Verizon FiOS to keep you connected to the world.
The kitchen is fully equipped as any kitchen would be, with a serious gas stove, full-size late-model Samsung refrigerator, an energy efficient Bosch dishwashers, and a two compartment porcelain sink. We've prepared many a meal here, and any cook won't find themselves lacking.
The living room boasts a 50" Samsung LED Television and in-wall surround sound. I'm a film person, so I designed the room to watch movies in the way I like. I'm pretty sure you'll find the experience pleasing with the full complement of cable channels, including HBO.
The master bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and large hanging closet. It's a great place for a good night's sleep.
The second bedroom has a double bed and more closet space. It's a perfect place for another couple or to stow the kids.
The aforementioned marbled bathroom has a tub for bathing, along with the usual amenities.
The cottage comes with a cherished parking spot out back, and the property is fully gated off front the surrounding neighborhood - not that one needs to be, as the area's quite safe.
There's a washer and dryer in the laundry hutch just outside the house, so you'll never need to worry about clean clothes.
Erin and I stay rather removed from our guests other than to say "Hi!" We used to live in this house, but have since moved to Long Beach, a short trek down the pike. We're close enough to handle any situation, of course, and we're just a phone call away.
We only book this house through AirBnB, so if it's available to book here, it is. No need to re-confirm with us. Due to a recent law enacted through Santa Monica, we can only accept guests for stays of 30 days or longer.
We have a combination lock on the gate (you'll get details after you book) that'll allow you to arrive whenever you need to.
We hope you'll find the cottage as comfortable and cozy as we have for the past few years. We'd welcome you to our cozy cottage.
The beach is just 7 blocks away - a 15 minute walk. Before you get there, you'll find 2nd street - home to many bars and restaurants.
Across Lincoln you'll find a large supermarket, and further south on Lincoln you'll find a massive Whole Foods.
Check in is 4 pm; Check out is 11am. We're flexible on the check-in times, when we can be. Let us know if you're arriving at a strange time, and we'll try and accommodate.
If you've taken the keys from the lockbox to get into the house, please return the lockbox keys to the lockbox immediately after you've entered the house; you'll find other keys inside.
Please be mindful of our neighbors and refrain from making any noise outside between the hours of 11p - 8a. This is crucial to a happy neighborhood.
Absolutely no parties, please.
No smoking in the house, please.
The cottage in Santa Monica was clean, bright and comfortable and in a great location - walk to beach, a big whole foods, and restaurants.
We had everything we needed including good washer and dryer, television and full kitchen and very comfortable beds. There is also a parking space.
We didn't meet Christo but he was a great communicator and we didn't have any problems anyway. Check in and out was easy. This a perfect place in Santa Monica.
We had a lovely time at the beach cottage. It is in a fantastic location. Handy for the beach, shops, pier and for transport. The cottage is lovely inside and out, with a particularly nice patio area for the evenings. The parking at the back was a bonus. Two good sized bedrooms, a nice kitchen and bathroom meant we had a great stay. Would definitely stay here again. :)
Great stay at Christos beach house in LA fantastic location good communication and would recommend
This is a beautiful cottage, just as pictured. Close to a nice part of Main St. in Santa Monica with shops and restaurants. Not far from beach. A longer walk takes you to the pier and 3rd St Promenade. Garden is great. Just a cute, cosy beach cottage. Private and quiet. Would certainly stay again.
Such a great location and charming little house. It was so nice to have parking. We even managed to squeeze in a second car behind mine when my sister came to meet us from UCLA. Christo was extra helpful - we left an pricy orthopedic pillow on accident, and he even took it directly to my sister's apartment for us.
Listing was perfect. Clean and was awesome for a couple friends enjoying Santa Monica.
The host was available via cell to guide me to parking space which is behind the cottage on another street. The cozy cottage was exactly as described and pictured. The location was great and a nice walk to beach. It was nice to have a modern washer machine and dryer. The cottage has a nice sound system. My teenage daughters enjoyed playing music and hanging out on outdoor patio. We loved this cottage. It really Was cozy, clean, comfortable, and in a safe area. Would definitely come back.
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About the Host, Christo
We're a happy little family - Erin, Hudson, and me. We used to live in the bungalow, then the cottage, but don't anymore. Erin's a middle school teacher, I'm a documentary filmmaker, and ... Hudson's a kid.