The main residence


1/2 of the Living Room

1/2 of the Living RoomMaster Bathroom


“Santa Monica just named One of  the Top Ten Best Beach Cities in the World” – National Geographic

“One of the Worlds Top Ten Cities for Foodies” – Forbes Mag

“One of Americas Best Farmers Markets” – Travel and Leisure


Walk to Urth Café and yoga works


This residence (2000 sq. ft.) was completely and tastefully restored in 2003. Located 3 short blocks to Santa Monica Beach this furnished unit comfortably sleeps up to 6 people and is in the center of trendy Ocean Park which boasts many upscale Boutiques and Restaurants.


This unit has 2 bedrooms and a mezzanine/office.  The Master suite has a king size bed, fireplace, 40″LEDTV, and French doors overlooking the gardens.  Relax in the master bath complete with a spa tub for two and a steam shower for two. Fully furnished kitchen w/Viking Stove, Viking Refrigerator, Microwave and Miele Dishwasher.


Living room has a 32″ HD Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD Player. Surround Sund throughout. There is a yard, 2 patios and a roof top deck. 2 fireplaces and a washer and dryer in unit.  Enjoy an evening of Barbecuing watching colorful sunsets from the rooftop deck. Non- smoker preferred

The home is just 20 minutes from LAX, 60 minutes to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. It is 30 minutes to Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. The world-famous Santa Monica Pier is but a 10 minute walk.


A letter of Reference:

Honestly, I can only give John McCormack’s house the highest
recommendation. It is a beautiful, spacious, airy, sun-filled,
elegantly-designed-yet-totally-comfortable house with a lovely garden
and charm galore. The architectural work of art–the master bedroom
and bath–is absolutely luxurious. There’s a soaking (Jacuzzi) tub
and a large shower that also has a steam room setting. The gas
fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom add so much cozy
feeling to the place, which, in February, could be a plus, since at
that time of year in Southern California, the night air at the beach
tends to get pretty chilly.
Street) means that it’s really quiet and sanctuary-like. When you
want all the stimulation of the “city” life or the endless summer
scene of the beach, it’s right there in front of you, with a great
bike/running/’walking path, volleyball, basketball and chess games,
and the totally entertaining “muscle beach” crowd, but then when you
just want to be away from it all, nestled in, you’ve got John’s
lovely oasis to come back to, the place which you definitely begin to
call “home” during your stay.

John is a gracious host/landlord, who checks in with his tenants
regularly (eager to answer questions about the house or accommodate
any needs–within reason–as they may come up). He is quite
friendly, but respectful of one’s privacy, too. He’s thoughtfully
stocked his kitchen well (we like to cook/entertain–so that’s been a
wonderful bonus), and there are plenty of towels and linens for
myself, my husband, my 9-year-old son, and my father-in-law who is
staying with us for a two month visit, which is the reason for our
having rented this lovely place for a short-term stay.

I don’t know how familiar you are with the Ocean Park neighborhood,
but the house’s proximity to Main Street can’t be beat. I roll out
of bed for a 6am yoga class (at a terrific studio btw, Yoga works) a
half a block away, the hip/organic people-watching hot spot, Urth
Cafe is literally on the corner, a raw food restaurant and Peet’s
Coffee (so much better than Starbuck’s!) are all within steps of the
house, as well as lots of little shops, a bodega-like grocery store,
a tiny little gelato place AND a Ben and Jerry’s. There’s a
neighborhood farmer’s market every Sunday morning, which is also a
happenin’ event, as well as the historic little library nearby, which
is sweet and terribly convenient. There’s also the surf and
skateboard shops/scene to round it all out and keep the neighborhood
authentic (this is the original “Dogtown” after all), but the last
few years have really sparkled up this sleepy little seaside
“village” part of Santa Monica, which is the good and bad news. The
gentrification has made things seem a bit more “bourgeoise,” but
everything one could want (aside from a real supermarket, which is a
two minute car ride away on Lincoln Blvd) is within walking
distance. As an urban girl, that is really very appealing to me
about this particular spot, as well as, of course, the spectacular
Pacific Ocean, which is a three block walk from John’s wonderful
house. As someone who works from home (and I must say, John’s office
is a really great/inspiring place in which to get work done), being
able to so easily take that walk to gaze at/hear the waves every
afternoon is the best and most important half hour of my day. It’s
such an expansive feeling to look out at that blue, blue horizon
(sometimes dotted with sailboats or, more often than not, schools of
dolphins showing off their aquatic tricks), and just breathe in the
salt air. It’s worth everything to me and to most visitors to
California (especially in winter) to be able to be so close to the
surf and sand. The light at “magic hour,” the perspective it offers
(about one’s place in the universe), the sheer sense of freedom…
in that way, the location of John’s house–especially with all its
very gracious touches (nothing like the funky (read: 70s-era)
bungalows one usually sees in this hood) is a rare find, and has been
an incredible gift to my whole family.

But the best thing about being at John’s house, I think, is that
although it is truly right at the beach, it isn’t hostage to the
incessantly-loud, nonstop party vibe that the more famous nearby
Venice Beach is known for. The fact that the house is tucked away on
a one-way street behind a busier, more commercial avenue (

So… I hope this is helpful. And, I hope, that if you do end up
renting 2321 Second Street, you enjoy all the magic that it has to
offer as much as I and my family have.

Feel free to email again with any specific questions you might have
if they do come up,

Happy Holidays.




Living room has a 32″ HD Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD Player. There is a yard, 2 patios and a roof top deck. 2 fireplaces and a washer and dryer in unit. Enjoy an evening of Barbecuing watching colorful sunsets from the rooftop deck. Non- smoker preferred

The home is just 20 minutes from LAX

Rental rate

$8100 per month ( Sept-May)

$8400 per month (June-August)

$2000 Security Deposit returned 7 days after the lease ends

House clenaing every 2 weeks – $125

J.P. McCormack

310 283 1541