Cozy Santa Monica Beach Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Copeland Court, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Christo

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.

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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.

The Space

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" Pioneer Plasma 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 my office is nearby.

We only book this house through AirBnB, so if it's available to book here, it is. No need to re-confirm with us.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1295 /week
Monthly Price: $4550 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • The only contact I had with Christo was when I called several days before our arrival to make sure nothing had changed from my email confirmation several months prior. The house was exactly what I expected and our stay was great. We made use of the bbq and enjoyed dinners on the patio. The neighborhood was quiet considering it's one block from a main thoroughfare. Lots of cottages and multi-family houses crammed together just like most beach communities. The beach was about a mile walk and it was easier to drive and pay the $8.00 for all day parking. It was an easy walk to shopping and several restaurants.

    June 2014
  • Great place - great hospitality - we will definitely be back. Thanks Christo...
    Place was everything we expected and more....

    June 2014
  • The cottage was really perfect for a Santa Monica stay. Great patio and ideally located. Really Nice.

    June 2014
  • 非常感谢Christo,为我们热情代收了一系列邮包。住房很舒适,也很安静,适合白天旅游很累的朋友晚上得到很好的休息。住房离美丽的海滩很近,非常适合度假,如果勤快一点,还可以自己买菜做饭;晚上还可以坐在小庭院里聊天,或者数数天上的星星。相信很多来自中国的朋友都像我一样很久都没有享受过能够仰望星空的感受了,如果你们来洛杉矶圣莫妮卡海滩,我愿意向你们推荐Christo的小别墅!

    June 2014
  • Lovely cottage as described (a complementary bottle of wine was highly appreciated after 14h flight).
    Christo is responsive and helpful.
    I would definitively recommend this place.

    May 2014
  • Christo was easy to communicate with from the get go.
    The house manual was thorough and covered everything.
    On arrival the cottage was clean and very well presented; a bottle of wine and fresh flowers were a lovely personal touch.
    Christo was quick to respond when we had an issue with the TV, even dropping in, in person to fix it.Plenty of toys were on hand to keep a two year old entertained.
    We highly recommended the cozy cottage.

    May 2014
  • Christo was very easy to communicate with. He immidiately responded to our questions. Santa Monica is a very pleasant, safe and clean neigbourhood. We loved the appartment. It is cosy and has a beautiful secluded garden with delicious smelling flowers and kolibries. There was also a baby bed, chair and toys. The beach is a 15 minute stroll and Main Street has some nice shops. There is a great supermarket located nearby where you can buy fresh fruit, fish and sushi. Highly recommanded Beach Cottage!

    May 2014
  • We absolutely loved the Brock's cozy beach cottage! We did not get to meet Christo and Erin, but they were great about responding to our text about checking in early, and the cottage was in perfect order. The outdoor area in the photo was a haven for us, and because we are from the Midwest, we were able to respond to work e-mails in the morning while sitting outside, sipping coffee, and enjoying the incredible smells of the greenery around us. The cottage was perfect for my husband, our youngest son, and me as we visited our eldest son in LA. The kitchen table opened for a fun night of euchre, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The beds are comfortable, and the locations is the best! It's a half block from a major grocery store and 8/10 mile from the beach. We walked to both Venice Beach and to the Santa Monica Pier with no trouble. Christo and Erin, we hope to be back soon! Thanks for the most memorable Mother's Day with my guys!

    May 2014
  • Christo's cottage in Santa Monica is the perfect place to stay if you want a little bit of peace and quiet, but close to everything that the area has to offer. Just a short jaunt from the beach, or any number of retail/restaurant establishments, this spot is truly a gem and I would recommend it to anyone.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay in Santa Monica. Cosy & private cottage in good condition with all the mod coms needed, fantastic location. Ppty was very clean upon arrival and presented well.
    Will definitely stay there again!!!!

    May 2014
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Languages
English, Français
School
Dartmouth College/USC School of Cinematic Arts
Work
documentary filmmaker
About
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.
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