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Santa Monica California 90402 United States of America

Listing # 99345

Rates From USD 5000 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Santa Monica - HOUSE - in very best micro neighborhood

2 bedroom 2 bath house
North of Montana neighborhood
Santa Monica

looking for exchanges

we can not rent it out, sorry, we are looking to do exchanges with people in southern california

Great location. Many world travelers consider the North of Montana neighborhood in Santa Monica to be the finest pedestrian neighborhood in America

This is a humble, simple home in a super opulent, luxurious neighborhood

This is a single family house, it is a second home

The piece of land is 50 feet by 150 feet, and all the other houses on our block are quiet. This is a tranquil peaceful private oasis, only a block from the excitement and zest and energy of world famous Montana Avenue

Nothing blocks the beautiful santa monica sunshine from flooding in to both bathrooms and both bedrooms any time you open the blinds. This is a sunny beautiful neighborhood where you can feel the ocean breeze and breathe the clean air blown in by the ocean and see the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains just to the North.

Our neighbourhood is called “Santa Monica North of Montana Avenue” or “the 90402”

This is a very special neighborhood filled with movie-industry people walking to yoga, pilates, and meditation. Movie openings sometimes take place at the Aero movie theatre down the street. The neighborhood has been featured in many movies and T.V. shows. Neighborhood has also been featured in the book “North of Montana". This is not a touristy neighborhood, this neighborhood has no hotels. this is a fun neighborhood where entertainment industry people actually live in single family houses and walk everywhere.

This single-family house sits on its own private 7,500 square foot piece of land.

The house is divided in to two wings. The NORTH wing has a hallway. At one end of the hallway is a suite overlooking the back yard. At the other end of the hallway is a suite overlooking the front yard.

The suite overlooking the BACK yard consists of a bedroom and a bathroom. The bedroom in this suite has a plush comfortable queen sized bed. This suite includes a full sized bathroom with a toilet, shower, and two sinks. This suite can be closed off to the rest of the house, affording complete privacy and quiet to the people staying in this suite

The suite overlooking the FRONT yard consists of a bedroom and a bathroom. The bedroom in this suite has 3 thick comfy twin mattresses The bathroom in this suite is very very large and includes one sink, one shower, one toilet, plus a full wall of shelves. The wall of shelves run from the floor to the ceiling and provide an ample storage area for all of the folded clothes of our guests. This suite also has a clothes hanging area for all of the clothes our guests want to hang up. This suite can be closed off to the rest of the house, affording privacy for the people staying in this suite.

The two suites are at opposite ends of a hallway, so people in one suite can be awake while the people in the other suite are sleeping. The two suites have their own air conditioning units and have their own space heaters . This means that the people in one suite can adjust the temperature to make their own suite comfortable while the people in the other suite can control their own temperature as well. No need to compromise when it comes to temperature.

The house comfortably houses five people

The house comes with plenty of fresh towels and bedding When our exchanges arrive the bedding is usually in bags labeled "freshly cleaned bedding" so that each person can select the bedding fabric that the guest prefers.

The house comes with more than seven pillows of different firmness so that each guest can select a pillow that the guest prefers.

We take pride in offering a variety of beds, variety of bedding, and variety of pillows so that each person can customize things to make themselves comfortable.

This house has a back yard that is fully fenced in and safe. perfect for dogs or for small kids

There are two small charcol BBQs in the back yard

There is a large round hardwood backyard table and many outdoor dining chairs. Some renters eat some meals in the back yard

your children and pets they can play in the back yard

This is one of the best micro-neighbourhoods in the state of California. Even the smallest, oldest, and most humble and worn-out single-family house in this neighbourhood sells for more than $3 million US Dollars.

This house is a second home, fully furnished, and set up for renters. No fancy antiques, no expensive artwork, nothing complicated. Nothing fragile. Nothing extravagant. If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, this is not it. Not even close. This is a very casual, very informal, very happy and sunny place!

The house is 100 years old and feels like a beach vacation place. You will not find a rental more relaxed and informal than this house. This is not a luxury place. This is a very simple humble place with basic furniture.

For those with kids there are soccer nets set up in back yard and wood blocks inside the house

For those that need a place to work while staying in the house, there are several folding tables that can be used as desks, including one tall folding table that some guests use as a standing up desk. We pay for the fastest possible internet (fibre to the house 200 / 200 ) but we can not guarantee the internet company will have perfect service during your stay.

The house is only a half-block from the Whole Foods, a full block from Starbucks, and a block and a half from a Yoga Studio.

This house is a base for you to absorb the friendly happy spirit of the successful, casually dressed, active, zesty, energetic people of Montana Avenue.

The house is 1,100 square feet and on a piece of land that is 50 feet by 150 feet.

The house is 2 blocks from the Montana Avenue Aero Theater, a movie house showing foreign and art-house cinema. Special events at the Aero include movie directors explaining their movies.

Amenities within an easy walk:
Menchies frozen yoghurt
Pinkberry frozen yoghurt
Other fitness classes
Gourmet restaurants
Vegan cafes
More coffee places than you can imagine
Plenty of people relaxing and enjoying the excitement of Montana Avenue.
Outdoor cafes

The beach is an easy ten minute drive or 20 minute walk

The weather in Santa Monica is so perfect that you will want to be outside most of the time but just in case you need it, the house has five air conditioners - each room can be individually set to the temperature that the person in that room wants as the air conditioners are individual, not centralized. In addition, the house has a heating system. For those that want to individualize heat in each room, space heaters are provided.

There is a private driveway on the property. The private driveway is for the exclusive use of the people renting the house, no one else parks in it. If you park on the street for more than an hour you may get a ticket.

This neighborhood is considered by many to be the finest pedestrian neighborhood in America.

Google "North of Montana" and "The 90402" for more details on the neighborhood.

Santa Monica is easily accessible to a large number of cultural, artistic, and academic sites and this house is a short stroll to fine cafes restaurants etc

Santa Monica is a sophisticated beachfront city

The North of Montana neighborhood is beautifully manicured, with shady sidewalks perfect for taking long strolls. The house is less than two blocks away from Whole Foods, and from the Aero Theater, a movie house showing foreign and art house cinema.

We do not keep any of OUR pets at this house but we welcome exchangers who come with well behaved dogs and cats. Large fenced in safe backyard is perfect for pets

This is one of the most sought after residential neighborhoods in America. Look at Zillow or Realtor.com to see.

This is an original 100 year old house. It is decorated as a humble beach cottage with very casual relaxed vibe, No fancy artwork, no antiques, nothing opulent.

If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, this isn't it. This is a place to kick back and enjoy life.

We are friendly people and are happy to talk to academics from all over America who are thinking about spending time in lovely Santa Monica.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1100 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, September 9, 2020 until Tuesday, March 15, 2050
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Santa Monica
Postal Code - State or Province 90402 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Educated
Closest University UCLA
University nearby UCLA

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: San Diego
San Diego

State or Province
United States of America

Destination 2: Claremont

State or Province
United States of America

Destination 3: Montecito
Postal Code
State or Province

United States of America

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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This is our second home. We love renting it out to thoughtful people who are looking to enjoy the relaxed casual vibe of Santa Monica. The part of Santa Monica our home is in is considered by many to be the best pedestrian neighborhood in America. If you have a serious interest in renting for one, two, three or four months please reach out to us - we would be very happy to hear from you

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