- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the owner
FIRST SEASON ON THE SHORT TERM RENTAL MARKET! Beautifully appointed 1 bedroom, 1 bath, vacation rental upper; more a duplex than apartment, more the feel of a boutique hotel than just a rental. At the back of what many describe as a Secret Garden is this lovely upper unit. With Venetian plaster walls, hard wood floors, travertine in kitchen and bath, crown molding, recessed lighting, fresh, new linens, queen bed in bedroom, feather pillowed sofa for sleeping for one in living room (if necessary-not a pull-out) it's a hidden jewel. A perfect blend of yin and yang, masculine and feminine; a sunny, simple, sweet, uncluttered and quiet unit. Empt...Read more
Santa Monica Garden & Super Lovely One Bedroom!
Santa Monica, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
This location is more in the middle of a block and at the back of the property. An alley runs between two numbered streets in this area so it's not backed up onto a street but rather the alley. It's within easy walking distance to everything down town Santa Monica, a walker's paradise, in fact it's 9 blocks from Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade. The garden is like a small park where hummingbirds and butterflies are the most frequent inhabitants. It's really a sanctuary, created to be a place of peace, gratitude and joy. Single family homes are on each side of the property and there are two small homes on the property and two units at the back that we also own. One can see this in the photos. It's often called Secret Garden Santa Monica. There is permit parking in the front where it is usually quite easy to find a parking spot but in a pinch there is a parking spot at the back of the property on the alley for a small car. Easy to unload from the back space. Park beneath the address numbers on garages, parallel park close to the garages but with enough room to walk thru. There is room for one SMALL car only.
About the City
At just 8.3 square miles in size, Santa Monica is a walker's paradise. Even though it's easy to explore on foot, however, Santa Monica also boasts one of the best public transportation systems in Southern California.
The city begins at the beach and extends just 30 blocks east. (Our property is on 12th Street) Streets are assembled in an easily-navigated grid system, so visitors rarely get lost trying to find a new restaurant or favorite shop. Tourists should take time to explore each of the eight districts of Santa Monica.
The Bayside District (a.k.a. Downtown, encompassing the Third Street Promenade) - This is the city's premiere shopping and dining district. Here you'll find a number of well-known stores as well as local designer boutiques. The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian-only area and Santa Monica Place is a traditional mall, both providing different shopping opportunities. Street entertainers are a common site throughout the Bayside District.
Mid-City - Home to some of the world's major movie, TV, and music companies (Sony, MTV, Universal), the Mid-City district has begun to gain a reputation as a center for the arts. Home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, visitors to Mid-City can browse the largest collection of art galleries on the West Coast. The Santa Monica Historical Society Museum is also located here. Dining is fun in Mid-City as well, thanks to its large concentration of British and Irish pubs.
Montana Avenue - The most likely district to spot a celebrity, Montana Avenue is home to many upscale fashion boutiques as well as stores that sell high-end furniture, accessories, and gifts. This quiet tree-lined street also boasts wonderful cafes, bistros, and bakeries - including many that are frequented by the "rich and famous."
Main Street - An easy walk from the beach, Main Street is a laid-back thoroughfare full of coffee shops and other small retail establishments. The California Heritage Museum is also located here. The crowning glory of Main Street, however, is the weekend Farmer's Market, where you can buy much more than fruit and veggies.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier (including Ocean Avenue) - This is where you'll find the famous neon Santa Monica sign, often seen in movies and television. The Santa Monica Pier is home to an old-fashioned amusement park (Pacific Park), which boasts a number of historic rides as well as the first solar-powered Ferris wheel. Along Ocean Avenue, there's an abundance of art galleries, upscale eateries, and beautiful Palisades Park, which sits on the bluffs providing a stunning view of the ocean.
Ocean Park - Similar to Main Street in character, Ocean Park is home to small shops and cafes. Check out Bistro 310, a restaurant run by the culinary arts students at the Art Institute of California, for an affordable yet superb meal.
Pico Boulevard - This district at the southern end of Santa Monica is where the Santa Monica College is located and where the theater arts and music students at the college strut their stuff in excellent concerts and theatrical productions. There are also plenty of restaurants along the boulevard as well as a few boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops.
Santa Monica Airport - If you're a lover of aircraft - both new and vintage - you'll want to make a visit to the Santa Monica airport, where many of the planes belong to wealthy Los Angelenos. The airport district also hosts an over-the-top Antiques Flea Market once a month.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: LAX, 15 miles
Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 18, 2014
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- Damage insurance | $35
- Cleaning fee | $80 per stay
- Once monthly cleaning for long term guests | $80 per month
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Please note that for stays of more than one month a monthly cleaning fee of $80 is required. Please note for a third person or for use of bedding other than Queen bed there is a $35.00 per person charge per night. Additionally utilities are charged at $20 per month per utility (gas and electricity) and more if more charges are incurred. As there will be late billing on these items we will request a check upon arrival to cover utilities.
- Housekeeping Optional
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Washing Machine
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 2 Dining chairs
- 2 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 500 square feet