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Santa Monica

Sea Palling - East Norfolk Coast

Rustic charm in buckets at this cottage for two that has direct access through the dunes to Sea Palling beach.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£448 - £703 per week *

Special Offers: 15% off weekly bookings starting 7th December 2018


Santa Monica is a spacious chalet for two people, offering versatile accommodation in the Marrams. Formerly a fisherman's cabin it has been renovated and offers decoration in an original and rustic style which reflects the owner's personality. There is a lovely new dining room with french doors to the garden, and the sitting room has comfy seating so you can sit and enjoy the views of open countryside . From the garden to the rear there is a path over the dunes giving you direct access to the beach, this really is the best of both worlds. The verandah to the front of the property is also a feature and allows you to enjoy covered al fresco dining.  Shop/Pub: within walking distance

Sitting Room with wood panelling, comfortable seating, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD hi-fi
Dining Room with table and chairs.
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with icebox and microwave
Bedroom 1 with a king size bed
Day Room/Bedroom 2 with a single day bed - there is a charge of £15 per night for the use of this bed, please request on booking
Bathroom with enamelled claw foot bath, brass washbasin and wc
Inner Hall with shower cubicle

Garden: Large area with marram-type grass and Norfolk reed, verandah with a table, bench seating and washing-up station also path over the dunes to the rear, which is relatively steep.
Parking: For one car to the front of the property.
Heating: O.F.C.H and heated towel rail to the bathroom.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
Also Provided: Towels.  Books and games, Wifi. Charging point for electric vehicle, standard type 2 socket is available on request. 
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - variable

With its lovely sandy beach and traditional seaside atmosphere, Sea Palling is a perfect location for a coastal holiday. On a summer's day you may like a swim in the sea, a cycle ride through the country lanes, a boat trip on the nearby Broads or a visit to one of the many attractions close by. In winter what better than an invigorating walk along the beach followed by a warming drink inside your cosy cottage. The village has a shop, post office and two pubs.



  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • No smoking
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.25 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.5 mile from nearest shop



An absolute gem of a property. Right near the beach. Excellently situated if you have a dog. Lovely to be able to take the dog. Would love to live there! Mrs Jane White - 2nd December 2018
No words necessary!! Just smiles, great memories and superb location. Restful and tranquil hols - love to return.The Seymour Party - 11th August 2018
A lovey retreat, surrounded by nature.Ms Sonya Storm - 21st May 2018
Gorgeous property in stunning locationMrs Dorothy Norton - 4th March 2018
Thanks for a lovely stay - wish we could have stayed longer! The Baldwin Party - 13th November 2017
What a lovely cottage and superb location! We had a wonderful and restful week. The beach, skies and light have been magic and we did not feel the need to venture out far. I think that we will be back - Thank you.The Wentworth Party - 28th October 2017
Wonderful cottage we loved our week Mrs J Thomas - 23rd October 2017
So lucky with the weather - able to have breakfast outside on several mornings. Wonderful cottage - love the decor and interesting artefacts. The dogs loved the beach and we found everywhere to be dog friendly so it made everything easy. Perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. Thank you - I would recommend to everyone but would also like to keep Santa Monica a secret! PS - The Greyhound, at Hickling, is great - good food, service and very dog friendly! The Thomas Party - 20th October 2017
We all love Santa Monica and Norfolk. Our second stay - our dog just loves the beach. We would love to know some of the stories behind the artefacts here - in particular pictures in the new dining extension (which is great!). Wiveton Hall (Normal for Norfolk) is a long journey but if you are heading up the coast it is worth a visit (between Cley and Blakeney). The cafe is excellent, serves good food at reasonable prices - the shop, fruit farm and gardens are also terrific - all dog friendly. The Nelson, at Horsey, is a homely and very dog friendly. It serves generous portions of food at good prices and an amazing choice of beers and ciders. We have holidayed in Norfolk for many years- been to several places and seen the tourist attractions. It's good to come back to such a private and peaceful place - we aim to come back again. Mosley Party - 6th October 2017
Our second visit - every bit as relaxing and enjoyable as the first time. We certainly hope to be back. The extension is great. We spent hours on the beach playing with our dog and visiting nearby places. Hope you have as much fun!The Blake Party - 22nd September 2017
Absolutely love going on holiday and staying there.Mr Mike Hannon - 6th September 2017
Amazing place to recharge the batteries and wear out our son and dogs. Really lucky with the weather - spent nearly the whole week on the beach - only one day away on the Broads! Some really good walks, Waxham Barn does some delicious ice cream. Spotted lots of seals, in the water, coming really close to the shore. Swimming in the sea recommended - we hope to return soon! The Franklin Party - 1st September 2017
Our fourth summer here with the dogs Ty and Winnie. We all absolutely love coming here - Thank you for releasing the second week. When you've found perfection on your holiday retreat nothing else measures up. Great extension - it really adds to the retreat and gives a feel of a lot more space. P.S - we love staying here so much. Lunch at The Swan at Ingham, is a great treat and worth a visitThe Hannon Party - 25th August 2017
I am reversing my MS through diet and lifestyle and this was a perfect retreat for myself, my husband and the dogs. Road is great for practising walking and so is the sand. A great place! The Martin Party - 4th August 2017
What a fantastic retreat. Never tired of waking up early in the morning to stumble up the back garden steps, through the rickety gate and down the dunes to the beach with the sun glistening on the sea- MAGIC!Curtis, Steve, Jack and Freddie - 26th May 2017
Our third stay here at Santa Monica. Didn't think it could get any better but the new extension is fantastic. We had a great few days, long walks along the beach with our dogs and chilling over a bottle of wine.Sonya and Steve - 5th May 2017
Overall a wonderful place to stay with everything I neededMs Sara Bird - 24th April 2017
My second time here for a peaceful break, much needed. This house, these dunes and that sea offer everything I need. As I write my PHD I suspect I'll be back for more quality quiet time as I've written some of my best work while here.Sara - 21st April 2017
Great week, lovely warm cottage, great location.Mr and Mrs Vance - 12th February 2017
Wonderful property in delightful location.Mrs H Kirk - 29th March 2016
We really loved the property, Santa Monica. Felt immediately at home, enjoyed Sea-Palling and long walks on the beach, local farm shops and butchers: it was completely ideal, a magical, restful stay.Dr Emily LaBarge - 20th March 2016
It was absolutely wonderful! The owner had provided a thoughtfully packaged holiday home. From the moment you park a vehicle and close the gate, you feel like you have arrived at a secret retreat. Beautiful atmosphere, calming with plenty of space. Please thank the ownerMs J Conboy - 10th June 2015
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location.Long walks on the beach followed by pub lunches.Mr & Mrs Casserley - 14th June 2013
A great place for our first holiday together, we look forward to our next visit.Miss Wylie - 7th June 2013
Lovely holiday home, we have had a relaxing break.Mrs Hayton - 17th May 2013
We have had a great time in this cosy cottage with all the comforts of home.Mrs Flaxington - 3rd May 2013
A truly wonderful place, beautiful peaceful views along the coast we will definately be back.Mr Hanratta - 19th April 2013
What a fabulous place. Idyllic setting with friendly folk in the village. Great having access from the cottage onto the beach.Ms Hunter - 12th April 2013
Everything about this cottage is wonderful. Thank you for a lovely relaxing break.Miss Anderson - 5th April 2013
Loved this property. A beuatiful bungalow in an idyllic spot with great walking from the door.Mr & Mrs Young - 29th March 2013
We have had a wonderful holiday in this fantastic cottage. We enjoyed the beach and also the barn owl flying around in the field oppposite.Mr & Mrs Schramm - 24th June 2011
Fantastic, please do not change anything. We love all the interesting objects in your lovely home. We will miss the tranquility here.Mr & Mrs Pound - 17th June 2011
We have particulary appreciated the comfort and wonderful location. The pub in the village is good for meals and our best day out was a day boat on The Broads.Mr & Mrs Giorgi - 27th May 2011
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We did kite flying on the beach and liked the late afternoon sun on the verandha side of the property.Mr & Mrs Halladay - 13th May 2011
A wonderful break in a lovely cottage that had everything that we needed for a relaxing break. Own access to the beach is great. Thanks for a great holiday I am sure we will return.Miss Roberts - 29th April 2011
We have had a lovely stay in this beautifully decorated cottage. We really enjoyed having our own access to the beach and thank you for the welcome and supplys.Mr & Mrs Roose - 21st April 2011
Had a wonderful week. What a great place to stay in a perfect location.Mr & Mrs Beattie - 8th April 2011
Beautiful accommodation and location. We have had a wonderful time.Mr & Mrs Meier - 15th October 2010
Great location and a comfortable cottage.Miss Neilson - 22nd September 2010
Great fish from the the fisherman in Sea Palling just off the Beach Road. Please treat this cottage with respect, we would love to come back.The Foggo Family - 21st September 2010
A lovely short break, great cottage and location for the beach. Very cosy with the fire going. Boat trips on the Broads a must and all beaches were superb.Mr & Mrs Bevan - 17th September 2010
A lovely stay in a wonderful cottage. Lovely walks in Bacton woods. This has been a perfect, relaxing break, we will definately be back.Mr & Mrs Wade - 8th September 2010
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay in this beautifully decorated cottage.The Irvine Family - 5th September 2010