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.
We had a very great Time at El encanto cottage ! The house is perfect ! Mary and Pablo are very very Nice ! They were here for us and make us feel like home !
They offered so much to us.
We highly recommand it to everyone who's looking for a great stay near the beach
Notre séjour chez Pablo & Mary a été parfait ! Pablo & Mary sont adorables et nous ont tout de suite fait sentir comme à la maison.
Thank you so much again
We'd love to come back again !
Mary and Pablo have a fantastic AirBnB oasis in Santa Monica! Just few blocks from the beach, bikes to ride, a detached and private apartment in their peaceful back yard, and a warm welcome.....all this and more will bring me back next time I'm in town. Thank you De La Rosas!!! Best AirBnB stay I've ever had
This was an amazing spot just a few blocks from the ocean. The cottage is so cute and it's everything you'd need for a quick trip. Mary and Pablo were very nice hosts and I would absolutely stay here again! They even left some treats and wine upon arrival.
This is one of the best AirB&Bs I've stayed at. We were welcomed warmly by our hosts, Mary and Pablo. Communication was effortless and clear. The space is in a lovely neighborhood, and is charming. It has a lovely yard/garden; cozy inviting interior; and whimsical art all over the yard. We explored on the bicycles provided, and enjoyed feeling at "home" while there. There's easy accessI certainly hope to return - what a delightful experience - very grateful to have stayed there.
Mary and Pablo's place is truly encanto. Quiet, peaceful, clean, modern, and most of all, convenient. A 12 minute walk to the beach (I timed it) and about 25 min to the 3rd St. promenade and 5 minute walk to all that's happening on Main St. There's a big supermarket a 5 minute walk away for all your supplies and great restaurants everywhere. I biked almost everyday on one of the two bikes and highly recommend biking along the beach path for some great exercise. Also, if you're adventurous and don't have a car, the bus system is pretty easy to navigate and surprisingly clean and efficient.
As my first LA experience, Mary and Pablo and their adorable cottage made it one to remember.
He estado viviendo en El Encanto Cottage durante 3 meses mientras estudiaba en UCLA y la experiencia ha sido inmejorable. En primer lugar, Mary, Pablo y su familia son unas personas extraordinarias que te tratan como uno más de la familia desde el primer día. Siempre están muy atentos a tus necesidades y te ayudan con todo lo que pueden y más. Son unos anfitriones impagables.
La vivienda es ideal. Tienes todo lo que necesitas para estar cómodo. Tiene espacio suficiente para colocar tus cosas, la cocina está equipada con todo lo necesario, el baño y la ducha funcionan de maravilla, la cama es grande y muy cómoda. Es una habitación muy luminosa, ya que al estar en el jardín puedes disfrutar del maravilloso sol de Santa Monica todos los días. El wifi tiene una conexión fantástica y en la TV se ven muchísimos canales.
Por si fuera poco, la casa no puede estar en mejor lugar. La zona es muy tranquila, es una zona residencial de casas preciosas y conectada con paradas de autobuses a 5 minutos de la puerta de la casa. La playa está a 15 minutos andando y el centro de Santa Monica con todas las tiendas, restaurantes y el ocio que necesites está a tan solo 30 min caminando. A menos de 5 min de la casa andando también puedes encontrar una lavandería, un supermercado, restaurantes, cafés. Todo lo que necesitas casi sin desplazarte.
No puedo comentar nada negativo de mi estancia aquí. Siendo la primera vez que usaba Airbnb y sin conocer de antemano la ciudad, creo que no pude ser más afortunada al elegir este sitio para vivir. Santa Monica es un lugar mágico, El Encanto te ofrece todo lo que necesitas para sentirte como en casa y Mary y Pablo son unas bellísimas personas.
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!
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.