About this listing
Relax in bright and light garden suite in Santa Monica. Private bedroom, kitchen and private bathroom. Garden has been organic for a little over 25 years. You may even pick your own fruit and flowers from the garden, when in season.
Relax in bright and light garden suite in Santa Monica. Garden has been organic for a little over 25 years. You may even pick your own fruit and flowers from the garden, when in season. Guest suite has one bedroom, one bath and fully equipped kitchen (except no microwave) and dining area. The sofa pulls out into a bed, can sleep two.
The guest suite is one of the units in a triplex. It is an end unit. My family lives in two of the units and we have a full-time renter in the middle unit.
We are approximately 3 miles from the beach. We are a couple of blocks from the park and Bergamot Station art district. We are about 1 mile to Santa Monica College.
In the neighborhood you can walk to shops, restaurants and Trader Joes. There is also a quaint concert center at McCabes Music Center on Pico. The local bus stops are only a few blocks away. Santa Monica Pier and shopping malls are about 3 miles away.
Free parking in front or side of guest suite.
We will meet you at the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Space is very private.
Children's Park just a few blocks away.
Redbox movie rental about 1 mile from here.
Bus stop just a few blocks away.
Other Things to Note
Children under 2 stay for free.
No pets and no smoking. No incense, scented candles, strong perfumes or strong colognes.
No strong cooking odors.
Marlene takes good care of her guests with organic breakfasts and toiletries, and it's all very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the place was beautiful. I wish I could live there. My only complaint was that there was a heat wave in Los Angeles and the air-conditioner was not on when I arrived, and it took three hours before the bedroom was cool enough for me to sleep. But beyond that, I would love to stay there again should I return to the area.
Marlene absolutely made us feel welcome. She has a beautiful garden and I love her japanese influence in decor. There were floral arrangements in the apt that were like works of art. Marlene was very kind and had snack and fruit for us upon arrival. She is 10 minutes from the beach and in a great safe area. I would come see her again. My kids thoroughly enjoyed Sachi and the tortoise
Marlene was a fantastic host during our visit to Santa Monica. It was an absolute pleasure. It felt like being home away from home. She provided snacks and other items in the fridge such as organic coffee and fruit. The garden was beautiful and a joy to sit outside in the mornings. It was a pleasure meeting George and Sachi. They are adorable. Everything was exactly was it was described. We would definitely come back again next time.
Thanks Marlene. Your place was great. Perfect location for our visit. Clean, quiet and convenient. A+++
Marlene's property is a soothing refuge in the city. We were able to totally chill, sitting on the porch under the shade of her wonderful trees. The unit is well apportioned, clean, and comfortable.
It was an easy walk to Trader Joes and other stops for food and drink, so we could leave the car parked.
Marlene is a gracious host and we enjoyed trading stories. It was a great stay.
Marlene Suzuki had everything arranged for our stay. She had linens, bath towels, even a sand bucket for a child to play with. She also had a stash of maps and magazines about the area. I mistakenly took the Southern California map and am sending it back to her. There was coffee and creamer in the refrigerator, as well as some fruit for us to eat.
We had a great stay, were met with big hospitality and the house was in perfect condition. We had two small children and it worked great. The host showed us around in the garden and our sons were thrilled to meet the dog and the tortoises. They even had towels and toys for the beach, that is only a few minutes drive away.
About the Host, Marlene
Family of 4 living on the same property as the unit available. I like meditation, gardening and healing. We are for the most part vegetarians.