About This Listing
Our lovely cottage has everything you need while visiting Santa Monica. Relax in our quiet space and enjoy the sounds of the Koi pond. Centrally located to the Pier, Santa Monica Beach,Venice Beach,and The Promenade. 1/2 block to major bus lines.
Our El Encanto (charming space) is cozy and clean. Newly remodeled and well kept. It has a small kitchenette if you choose to eat at home. Also comes with iron and ironing board. Full bed will fit 1 or 2 people comfortably.
Comes with Cable TV and wifi.
Off street parking available $10 week. Secure private entrance. Laundry and cleaning service available for monthly stays $50 week.
Interaction with Guests
Hosts are available to answer questions or provide needed services. We will be in the main house. Friendly German Shepard on premises. Private entrance and use of backyard.
We live in a quiet, friendly, safe neighborhood close to everything. 7 blocks to Main St. with bars, restaurants, Museum, Farmer's Market and shops. 8 blocks to the beach. 1/2 mile to Venice, Santa Monica pier or promenade.1/2 block to supermarket.
Walking distance to everywhere, 1/2 block to major bus lines. Bicycles available.
Other Things to Note
3 day minimum stay.
No smoking and no late night disturbances.
Mary's garden cottage is PERFECT, and she's the greatest host, so warm, welcoming and helpful. She left fresh fruit and bottles of wine, cider (apple juice!) and water (much appreciated!) in the cottage for me when I arrived which was such a lovely surprise!
The bed is super comfy, the shower is awesome and the cottage has everything you need - bedding, towels, extra blankets, a fan and heater, cutlery and crockery, hot plate, microwave, and a great coffee machine :) There were even some filters and coffee in the kitchen cupboard so I didn't even have to go shopping right away! The garden is so beautiful, waking up to the sunshine and the calming sound of the water in the koi pond was wonderful. I borrowed one of the bikes, and it was in great condition and made getting around Santa Monica a snap!
The location is amazing as well - Santa Monica is so peaceful, beautiful, and safe. It's really easy to walk or cycle to the lovely beach, Main Street, or Venice, and you can get public transit (or drive of course!) into LA and beyond. I would definitely recommend El Encanto cottage to all single travellers or couples. In fact, my friends who live near LA came to see it and wanted to book a 'staycation' there too! :)
Thank you Mary and Pablo for a great stay!
Mary and Pablo are lovely! Mary made me feel at home immediately. They have a beautiful home -- the walk through the really special garden to the Cottage was an exceptional choice for lodging while in Santa Monica. I highly recommend this space and will look to return soon.
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Mary and Pablo are fantastic hosts. We stayed a month in their unit and it worked out great for us. The space is little tight but if you plan to spend most of your outdoors (which you should! in Santa Monica), that shouldn't be a problem. Their guest house is as described: clean and well stocked with all the basic amenities one would need. Overall, highly recommended!
Ha sido mi primera experiencia con air bnb y el listón ha quedado alto...muy alto!!! Porque ha sido insuperable!!!
La casita es tal como se muestra en las fotos, pequeñita y acogedora con todo tipo de utensilios necesarios, fuego eléctrico para cocinar, microondas, cafetera, frigorífico, congelador, vajilla, televisión, mesa escritorio, sillón, armario de ropa más mueble de cajones, y una cama ideal para dos personas! El wc y la ducha funcionan a la perfección y todo muy limpio.
El wifii también funciona perfectamente y muy rápido.
Pablo y Mery de la Rosa son increíbles, buena gente, amables y serviciales, hemos estado allí un mes y para nosotros ya son parte de nuestra familia!!!
Tienen una perrita muy buena, ni ladra, ni molesta, es muy tranquila siempre tumbada al lado de la casa de ellos, acostumbrada a ver pasar gente.muy buena!!!!
Lo recomiendo 100%, mejor que muchos hoteles!!! Y además la casa tiene una muy buena localización cerca de la playa y demás servicios y supermercados, y podéis coger las bicis para lo que queráis!!!!!
Mary og Pablo er noget af det sødeste man kan tænke sig. De gjorde virkelig meget ud af at vi skulle føle os velkomne, og de gjorde vi. Vi havde fire skønne dage hos dem.
Mary and Pablo are lovely hosts and brought food and wine for us on arrival. Great area, lovely garden and excellent value.
About the Host, Mary
I am a retired teacher, working part time as a reading intervention teacher. I love gardening, art and music. My husband, Pablo is an electrical contractor. We both speak Spanish. We also love traveling and meeting people from other areas and cultures.
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