Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Come stay in our Cozy Santa Monica Cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath just blocks from the Santa Monica beach.

The Heart House is located in Santa Monica Canyon. A stunning area at the north end of Santa Monica. Our house is just a block to the beach and only a 5 minute walk to the world famous Will Rogers Beach, also known as “Bay Watch Beach". This charming bungalow is perfect for couples or families with 2 children. Two Bedrooms, two bathrooms, a King size bed in the Master Bedroom and two twins in the 2nd Bedroom. We are happy to accommodate 5 people as long as one is a small child that can use a pack and play. House features include complete privacy behind beautiful Redwood Fence and Gate. There is a spacious Indoor/Outdoor Room for entertaining and relaxing. Other features include Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet connectivity, DirecTV, all new Stainless Steel appliances, 50' LED Flat screen HD television, beautiful floor to ceiling brick gas Fireplace in the Living Room, a four person Jacuzzi Hot Tub and mini ping pong table for the kids. Parking is provided for one car on the property as well as ample street parking.

The Heart House does not have central air conditioning. Because we are located so close to the beach we rarely even need it. We do however have a portable unit that we can set up for you. It will cool the master bedroom down but not the whole house. All the rooms are also equipped with ceiling fans that do a wonderful job cooling the rooms.

Seven restaurants are easily accessible within a 2 minute walk, as well as a small market and liquor store.

No keys to deal with or lose during your stay. Both the Front Gate and Front Door to the house is controlled by an Electronic Door lock and both use the same pass-code, for your convenience! You simply get a 4 digit code to make your stay that much easier.

Not only is your ideal vacation bungalow close to the beach, but you also have easy access to Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and all of Los Angeles, including West Los Angeles, Westwood, Brentwood and all of Western Los Angeles County. UCLA, Pepperdine, The Getty Museum, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal Studios are all an easy drive. And Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are all within an hour’s drive. And if Art and Culture is your thing, there are too many places to list here within an hour’s drive.

We are excited to announce that a brand new Perry's Cafe and Bike Rental just opened at the beach by the Heart House so renting bikes has never been easier! Just walk down the block to the beach, rent your bikes and head down the bike path to visit Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey and beyond!

More Details

Property Manager
Colette Sherouse & Lisa Davison
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Colette Sherouse & Lisa Davison

The owners of this lovely beach bungalow chose us to represent their property to help guarantee your stay in their home will be a vacation dream come true. We both live and work in Santa Monica and love being part of this amazing beach community. We have a wealth of information about the area and are here to assist you in any way we can.

Colette Sherouse & Lisa Davison purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Colette Sherouse & Lisa Davison chose Santa Monica Canyon

You can walk everywhere. If your #1 priority is the beach walk down the block, through the tunnel and you've arrived. Do you like Fine Dining, rustic Italian, Margaritas and Mexican Food? You'll pass them all on the way to the beach! Forgot your sunscreen, razor or missing your favorite magazine? That too is a short walk away at your local convenience store. Our property is perfect for young families. with a fully gated front yard you can let the kids run around while you relax on the front porch or in the hot tub.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Heart House is the perfect vacation spot because you never have to use your car once you arrive. You can rent bikes right on the bike path and ride up and down the coast or walk to the beach and neighborhood restaurants and bars. is the perfect location to use as a home base as you explore the many different attractions this world class city has to offer. You choose!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Santa Monica Canyon

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no pets allowed. Thank you for your understanding. We have returning guests every year that have allergies.
  • No additional sleep-over guests unless agreed upon with owner and they are on the rental agreement.
  • No loud parties. You are welcome to have small gatherings but absolutely no loud or large parties.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • We also have a Pack-n-Play available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(90 traveller reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Come stay in our Cozy Santa Monica Cottage!
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 90 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, perfect house. This place really is a gem and we've been lucky to stay in it twice now. 5min walk to the gorgeous, safe and clean beach. A short drive to the pier or a nice long walk along the (paved) beach.

The hot tub is wonderful. The living room comfy and homely. The bed are comfy and the whole place is quiet and clean. We spent a few afternoons at the house, The garden is a sun trap during the day.

Easy access to the PCH to visit the pier or north towards Malibu.

15minute drive to Malibu. 30min drive to Universal studios. 25min drive to the famous Farmers Market (all traffic dependant). 30min drive to airport.

I can't speak highly enough of this Quant, quiet, perfect house and the service you get when booking it. Special thanks to Colette who has been wonderful.

I'd recommend this house to 2 or 4 persons(like us). Never felt cramped.

We'll be back.....

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very clean everything was provided except bikes which I thought with the bike path so close would be

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property a little noisy with the traffic but overall private and Lisa and collette are really helpful, nice people would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We loved the Heart House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Heart House is a hidden gem!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Heart House! From our communications with Lisa and Colette prior to arriving and throughout our stay, every detail was taken care to ensure that we had an amazing stay in Santa Monica. The location is excellent, nestled into the base of a hill, in a residential neighborhood. You feel a part of the local scene and yet you’re a quick walk to beautiful Santa Monica beaches. This was our summer family vacation and was one of our stops in California. By far, it was our favorite place to stay. Each morning we were up early and went walking and running on the beach with many other people who also took to the beach for exercise each morning. Lisa was extremely kind in giving us recommendations for local eateries and shopping upon our arrival. We loved our stay at the Heart House and can’t wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chicago, IL

Great house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience could not have been better. Beautiful little house with all the essentials, tucked away in a quiet spot and on a very spacious (for LA standards) lot. Fence around the house creates a wonderful, private vibe. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach. Easy access to Venice & Malibu. During my next trip to LA I’ll certainly check to see if the Heart House is available. No negatives here!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, charming house.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location within walking distance to the beautiful beach. The house was clean, looked just as pictured and the neighborhood was lovely. My daughter enjoyed the hot tub and we appreciated having off street parking. Friendly well organized hosts. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Rustic Canyon Park is just a brisk walk or 2 minute drive away. This lovely neighborhood park boasts a shaded playground, tennis courts, basketball, baseball and a local outdoor pool. Behind the bungalow is shady, secluded streets and winding trails for hikers. Also, Temescal Gateway Park, just a 4 minute ride from your bungalow is nestled in a quiet canyon and is bordered by the majestic Santa Monica Mountains. Although the park is conveniently close to the city, its unparalleled natural beauty will make you feel as though you've entered another world.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$205.83
Property Damage Insurance AU$80.96

Thank you for considering the Heart House.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
14% LA City tax will be added to your rate. No tax is added to stays of 31 nights or longer.
Monthly rate is based on a 31 day occupancy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

Other Holiday Properties