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Zen Modern Retreat by the Beach - Walk to Everything

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 BD 1.5 BA Zen Architectural Retreat - Few Blocks to Beach & Main Street

Please contact owner to confirm availability before requesting booking.

This newly renovated and landscaped home, designed by award winning architect Griffin Enright, is a private sanctuary situated on a quiet tree-lined street, just a few blocks fashionable Main Street and the beach just beyond. A quick and easy walk will take you to restaurants, cafes, shops, Sunday farmers' market, galleries, renowned yoga and fitness studios, spa services and, of course, the water's edge. This is the perfect base for photo shoots or extended stays in the lovely seaside city of Santa Monica.

The house is enclosed like a hidden jewel inside a chic fenced and gated compound for the ultimate in privacy, romance and tranquility. It features walls of glass that bring the outside in. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds from one of the three 'outdoor rooms' or the living room, den, kitchen and bedrooms. Adding to the ambience is an indoor/outdoor sound system, which provides music in every room, and recessed lighting with dimmers.

Dark maple floors throughout, plus a luxurious mix of B&B Italia and custom furnishings designed for the space.

Open concept living room, den and kitchen all under vaulted ceilings. The den is complete with a 47" flat screen TV and Blue Ray Player, WiFi enabled.

Gourmets and avid home cooks will delight in the kitchen which is fitted with Caesarstone counter tops, Liebherr and Bosch high quality appliances, including a convection oven, five gas burners and dishwasher. The Alessi kettle sits atop the range; the All-Clad cookware, French press, microwave and toaster are all tucked into cabinets.

There is a half bathroom adjacent to the living room.

The washer and dryer have been placed in a laundry room, so they are out of view.

There are 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, expansive closets, a new Tempur-Pedic mattress and flat screen TV. The second bedroom is also furnished with a new queen bed and mattress and an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling closet space.

The master bathroom features a walk-in shower, accessed through a frameless glass door, and a separate bathtub.

A 1000 SF outdoor living space enhances the property’s appeal and offers the ultimate in relaxation with deck, landscape, fire pit and contemporary furnishings.

The home is equipped with high speed wireless internet. There is also an integrated indoor-outdoor sound system complete with Sonos.

There is parking in the garage and also on the street with a permit that will be provided.

Property Details:

Indoor-outdoor living

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms

Sleeps four

Integrated sound system with Sonos

Bedroom & bathrooms are appointed with crisp linens and soft towels

Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen: Liebherr refrigerator/freezer with ice-maker, Bosch convection oven and 5-burner gas cook top, dishwasher and microwave. Fully stocked with everything you need to create perfect gourmet meals, including All-Clad cookware.

Outdoor Sanctuary: 1000 SF of beautifully landscaped space, complete with fire pit and contemporary furniture which create three 'outdoor rooms'.

Air-conditioning & Heating: Central air conditioning and heating keep the home cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.

Laundry: The house has a washer & dryer; there is also an ironing board & iron.

Housekeeping Services: We focus on extended stays and provide weekly housekeeping services as an amenity for our guests.

Parking: There is parking in the garage and also on the street by permit (provided).

Booking Details:

In order to reserve the property a signed rental agreement is required.

50% payment is required to secure the property. The second half is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Payment in full is required at the time of booking if less than 30 days prior to arrival.

There is a 3% processing fee on all U.S. credit cards and a 5% processing fee on all non-U.S. credit cards. There is no fee for payment by e-check.

U.S. residents are required to purchase a $99 damage protection policy from CSA Insurance (via VRBO/HomeAway) which allows for coverage of $5000. If CSA Insurance is not available for non-U.S. residents, a $5000 refundable security deposit is required for renters who do not live in the U.S.

Additional Notes:

This home is a non-smoking property; and we ask that you leave your shoes at the door. Sorry, no pets.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Please contact owner for availability before requesting a booking.

For film, TV and photo shoots, please contact the owner directly.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

We work at the intersection of media & technology and are active real estate investors. Also, avid design enthusiasts who travel for business and pleasure.

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Ocean Park

We chose this location because of the neighborhood. The quiet of the tree-lined streets, combined with proximity to shops and restaurants of Main Street, the beach and our favorite yoga studio. Award winning architects and designers worked with us to renovate and furnish the home to meet our modern sense of aesthetic and the indoor / outdoor feel that we love. It provides the best of all worlds - privacy and tranquility matched with a 5 minute walk to cafes, restaurants, shops and the beach. We enjoy walking or biking everywhere on the weekends. World class dining and shopping in Venice is a 15 minute walk; Santa Monica Place, the Third Street Promenade and Fourth Street metro are all just a 10 minute walk. Beverly Hills and Downtown Los Angeles are easy drives, and LAX is just 15-20 minutes away. This is truly the best of Southern California living.

What makes this house unique

The property provides the ultimate in privacy and tranquility - a hidden jewel inside a chic fenced and gated compound - yet a quick walk to the beach, restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, world renowned yoga studio, cross training, spinning and spa services. Glass panels truly open the house to the outdoors. The weather here is beautiful most days of the year and the walls of windows allow the sunshine in. This is the perfect base for long stays in the seaside city of Santa Monica.

Please contact owner for availability.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ocean Park in Santa Monica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please contact owner before submitting a reservation request
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • For stays of 9 months or longer, the second bedroom can be changed to an office complete with Herman Miller Aeron Chair. Please note, there will be a nominal cost for movers to transport the furnishings to and from the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please contact owner for availability and additional information


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Zen Modern Retreat by the Beach - Walk to Everything
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculately designed inside and out. From the wonderfully contemporary interior to the private, relaxing yard, it soothes. Stephanie was a great hostess, assuring every detail was covered, including a pleasant weekly cleaning lady. Stephanie was 100% reachable anytime we had a question. The property is very well positioned in a Santa Monica to be able to walk to restaurants and shopping in Main Street as well as to the beach. Nonetheless, the street is quiet and leafy. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind and thoughtful review, Steven. It was lovely meeting you and your partner; and I look forward to your next stay in Santa Monica.
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 small children and I stayed at Stephanie's house and we absolutely loved our stay. In fact, if I were to come back to LA I would def. stay here again.

For starters, the pictures don't give justice. Stephanie renovated the house with loads of taste and at high standards. It has a fence that provides privacy, atypical in the houses in the area/LA. The house has a garden/courtyard that it is really nice for laying in the sun, having dinner outside or just for the kids to run around & play.

Stephanie is by far the best host I have ever experienced. All kitchen tools, sheets, towels and usual utensils you'd need were either new or replenish after last guest. She was always extremely attentive and willing to help even with sport suggestions. She even brought a yoga mat when she found out that I liked yoga!

In addition, Santa Monica is a really nice place to experience LA. You have a good mix of beach and city life whilst you are not too far from other popular boroughs such as Venice Beach or West Hollywood.

I would give more stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review, Maria. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your adorable kids; I look forward to seeing you again soon!
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We loved Santa Monica but would not recommend this house rental

  • 2 of 5

For the amount of money we had to pay for this rental, it was a great disappointment . The owner of the rental would not give an inch. There was no table and chairs to eat on, only a kitchen counter. We asked for beach chairs since this was a beach area and she refused. We had to buy our own chairs and umbrellas. Our car could not fit into the garage which had a low garage door. When we got a ticket for parking on the driveway because the car hung over the sidewalk. owner refused to pay it. We had to deal with alternate side of the street parking which was very difficult.

All the calls on our cell phones were dropped and I had to sit in my car to make a phone call. Finally, the owner brought in a land line after two weeks there.

The fridge never closed properly unless you slammed it, so a beeper would go off. Same with the freezer. It would sometimes beep all night.

On a positive note, the kitchen was well stacked with cooking implements as were the towels and sheets.

Only one thousand square feet, the owner could have been nicer and not so cheap. I nicely gave her suggestions but she never took them under advisement.

Do yourself a favor and find another property

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I take great pride in my lovely modern home and go above and beyond to make certain every guest has a five-star experience – response time in minutes, fluffy new towels, housekeeper, etc. When guests ask questions or need assistance I go out of my way to help, always receiving kind thanks and compliments…until this guest and her companion arrived. Lynn G, an elderly woman, originally booked an inexpensive condo in a lesser part of the city; the owner cancelled the reservation on short notice, so HomeAway stepped in and paid 2x the amount of the original booking to accommodate. I was scheduled to be out of the country, but agreed to help, with all parties knowing I would be unavailable for the first two weeks of the stay. Immediately after booking I received several demanding calls from the guest. I contacted HomeAway to let them know there was a problem and asked to cancel the reservation, but the rep told me there would be repercussions if I were to do so. I went out of my way to accommodate, even while I was on holiday in Africa, when these guests sent texts asking for addresses of grocery stores not on the list I provided, requests that I buy beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. The day of my return the couple demanded a meeting. I listened while they read off a litany of complaints – they didn’t like the model of the toaster, the types of handles on the front gate, the stylish towel hooks as opposed to a rack. The list was endless. They said their cell reception was bad – no complaints from past guests, many of whom used multiple mobile devices – and I immediately turned on a land line and bought a cordless phone for their use. Next I received a frantic call about the refrigerator. I went to the house and found the door hadn’t been closed properly; the alarm beeped to notify the temperature had risen. Another urgent call telling me the disposal was broken. I immediately went to the house and found a penny lodged in the drain… I was very clear with instructions about parking – a car cannot cross the sidewalk – but the guest chose to ignore the guidelines and expected me to pay the citation. I contacted HomeAway – they advised me to break the lease and tell the couple to leave. I felt bad doing that, so I told them they might be happier in another rental and offered a refund. I even looked for alternative accommodations for them. They chose to stay and left the house in shambles on departure – filth and trash everywhere.
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Fantastic home and home owner!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and location were fantastic and Stephanie made the whole process easy from start to finish. She was extremely accommodating and very helpful and made our stay feel like we were home. We will definitely book your home again next time thanks so much Stephanie!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review, Natalie. It was lovely getting to know you; and I look forward to your next stay in my Santa Monica home. Hope you are all back safely in the UK and enjoy the rest of the Summer.
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100% Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay here. The architecture and interior design were modern, but there was still a warm feel to the house. It was absolutely spotless and most everything seemed brand new. We particularly loved the high ceilings and extras like the sound system with speakers everywhere (including the bathroom), high end candles in each of the rooms, new linens and towels; even a loofah. We walked to almost everything - from workouts to meals. A few questions came up at the start of our stay and our calls and texts were answered within minutes. I'm giving my highest recommendation and look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review, Julie. We look forward to welcoming to our house next year.
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Amazing Vacation in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a fantastic week at this home. It is truly a hidden and private gem, surrounded by tall fencing and a cool drought-tolerant garden. The interior is all new and completely modern. We especially liked the outdoor area where we relaxed and sipped wine each evening. The sound system is incredible and there were speakers outside too.

The location is perfect. We walked to the beach, to several restaurants, and an upscale mall where we both enjoyed shopping. The mattress is super comfortable and we chilled a few mornings watching movies in bed. There is easy freeway access to all the sights in Los Angeles. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brad, we really appreciate the nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Great Bars on Main Street 4 Blocks Away
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
10 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Great Restaurants on Main Street 4 Blocks Away
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Santa Monica Beach 5 Blocks Away
Car: not necessary

This private sanctuary is located in a prime location on a quiet tree-lined street, just a few blocks walk to the restaurants, shops, farmer's market, spa services, world class yoga and fitness studios of fashionable Main Street; the beach is just beyond. Ultra hip Abbot Kinney and Rose Avenue are a 5 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk. Tennis courts, basketball courts and playgrounds are available at the beach and also at a park two blocks from the house. Los Angeles International Airport is a short 15-20 minute drive. This property ensures a tranquil, luxurious and memorable stay in Los Angeles

Please contact owner to confirm availability for desired dates before submitting a reservation request.

For photo/video/film shoots please contact the owner directly.

Thank you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ocean Park, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning Fee £143.06
Property Damage Protection £70.81
Tax Rate 14.0%

This is a non-smoking property and we ask that you leave your shoes at the door. Sorry, no pets allowed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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