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" 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 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|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1295 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$4550 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Christo's place was great. Stayed there with my sister and two toddlers, perfect place for our needs. Easy walk to the beach, so nice to have a kitchen, he keeps toys that have been left behind on site, really great for kids. Only challenge was keeping the little ones inside long enough in the morning - they were on central and eastern time and the neighbor asked us to keep them in until at least 8am - 10 or 11 their time (keep it in mind if you're looking to use the place with kids). Great deal, great place.
It is a lovely place. It was perfect for me and my husband. Looks like it was recently remodeled. The decor was very tasteful. Beds were comfortable and the outside area is charming. We appreciated the parking spot because street parking is difficult to find in Santa Monica.
Christo is a great host. We enjoyed the cottage while spending six weeks in Santa Monica to escape all the NY snow. Great kitchen, superfast WiFi and comfortable beds. And very easy parking for one car, tight but usable for two cars (it is CA where you're not really allowed to walk).
When we arrived at the cottage it was clean and presented very well. We were very pleased with our stay and would definitely recommend this property and stay here again.
Fantastic place. Our 1st Airbnb experience, and I'm a convert. Will def. stay here again if available next time I'm in Santa Monica.
The cottage was perfect for me and my family for New Years. It was cozy and clean and had everything we needed including a great laundry facility and a very cute patio. It is close to absolutely everything (coffee shops, grocery stores, rental cars and the LAX airport only 15 minutes drive.) The beach is definitely walking distance through a beautiful little neighborhood. Even my 72 year old mother walked to the beach with us.
Thanks Chirsto! We had a lovely stay.
Not exactly proximate to the beach, but a nice, clean, and quiet place. If you want to be off the beaten path, this is it.
Cozy little spot..
The cottage was very modern, very clean, and very comfortable. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Christo was extremely easy to work with. Great location if you have a car.