Santa Monica Magical Organic Garden

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Dorchester Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States
Marlene

Relax in bright and light apartment in Santa Monica. Garden has been organic for a little over 25 years. Receive a daily healing session as part of your stay. You can even pick your own fruit and flowers from the garden when in season. 1bd/1bth.

Your host, Marlene
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Relax in bright and light apartment in Santa Monica. Garden has been organic for a little over 25 years. Receive a daily healing session as part of your stay. You can even pick your own fruit and flowers from the garden when in season. 1bd/1bth.

The Space

Relax in bright and light apartment in Santa Monica. Garden has been organic for a little over 25 years. Receive a daily healing session as part of your stay. You can even pick your own fruit and flowers from the garden when in season. Apartment has one bedroom, one bath and fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The sofa pulls out into a bed, can sleep two.
The apartment is one of the units in a triplex. It is an end unit and very quiet. My family lives in one 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 apartment.
We have 2 pets, a pappypoo (dog about 10 pounds) and a desert tortoise. We have many fruits and flowers throughout the garden.

The Neighborhood

Park just a few blocks away.
Redbox movie rental about 1 mile from here.

Getting around

Bus stop just a few blocks away.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Marlene and her husband were extremely friendly. My daughter Georgia and I loved staying there. The bed and the pull out bed were comfortable. The little dog and the turtle were divine. Neighborhood was fine but a little far from the beach. Definitely need a car.

    July 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Enjoyed having you. Please come back again. There are many buses to the beach just a few blocks away. Thank you!

    July 2014
  • What a peaceful oasis, and an unexpected blessing to receive healing sessions, as well! Marlene and Makoto were kind, gracious hosts. The apartment was very comfortable. I have back problems, and I found the bed to be supportive after many hours of driving. The grapes from the organic garden were a special treat. And their sweet dog and turtles also made this a welcoming respite during my travels. I hope to return in the future.

    July 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again, anytime. Thank you!

    July 2014
  • We had a great stay at Marlene and Macoto's place! The apartment is very clean, the organic garden is beautiful, the location is very convenient. We hope to stay there again!

    July 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    It was great having you and hope you will return some day. Thank you, Marlene and Makoto

    July 2014
  • We had a great time staying at Marlene's. The gardens were beautiful, great company with the puppy who greeted us at the gate with lots of kisses, and we thought George (the tortoise) was super cool to see meandering around the property. We only stayed for two days and wished we had more time as we were out and about a lot. Would definitely recommend this place.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Enjoyed having you with us. Please come back anytime.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay with the Suzukis! Their garden was indeed magical (we even got to sample some delicious organic grapes!), and our kids really enjoyed seeing their dog and tortoise. Everything was super clean in the apartment, and well appointed with linens, kitchenware, etc.

    The apartment is also down the street from a lovely park with a playground, and parking in the area was not a problem at all. Very centrally located to Trader Joe's as well as other shops, and a snap (traffic aside) to lots of great sites in the Santa Monica/Greater L.A. area.

    We only wished that it had been a bit quieter. The apartment is not far from the highway and some industrial areas. But since we weren't there in the day for more than 3-4 hours, it didn't bother us too much.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Glad to have had you and your family stay and enjoy the garden. There is a film editing company across the street (IMAX): they are pretty quiet. There is construction for the train going on that will be connecting Santa Monica to Santa Barbara and San Diego.

    June 2014
  • Great little hideaway.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Glad you enjoyed. Welcome back anytime.

    June 2014
  • Great apt and perfect location. The place was very clean and had everything you need (including a Wii!) It's within 15 mins of LAX airport which is perfect. Marlene was really nice along with her pets. She has a garden around the apt which was really scenic. Parking is street which was plentiful.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    It was great having you. Please come back again. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • Great stay at Marlene's place! It was short and sweet - it's quiet, comfortable and private. I recommend!

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Welcome back anytime, thank you!

    June 2014
  • As our first Airbnb experience, Marlene and Makoto's place truly felt like a home away from home. It was peaceful, clean, and private but comforting to know the kind hosts were a just a phone call away if needed. We spent most of our stay out exploring the city (great central location!) but enjoyed coming "home" to this place. Features we loved: easy and free street parking, beautiful garden to sit and drink our coffee each morning, well-stocked kitchen and bathroom, closet space for two, and many restaurants and Trader Joe's nearby. Marlene knew we were dog lovers, so we looked forward to our morning visits from sweet little Sachi. Highly recommend this place! It made our visit to California extra special.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    We and Sachi were so glad you stayed with us. Come back anytime. Thank you!

    June 2014
  • This apartment is just like it is described. It is bright, clean, nice layout, beautiful garden. Plenty of space for 2 people. Marlene and Makoto are warm and friendly hosts who are very welcoming. The only minor drawback is the truck traffic in the morning as there is an industrial park next door. But this was not a big deal for us. I would recommend this apartment.

    June 2014
    Marlene
    Response from Marlene:

    Sorry about the morning truck traffic. The trucks are from the preparation for the train that will connect Santa Monica beach to downtown Los Angeles. That isn't an industrial park across the street, it is a commercial building that does film editing (IMAX). They are usually very quiet over there. The trucks are from the train construction.

    June 2014
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English, 日本語
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Stephen Decatur Senior High, California State University, Northridge
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Keller Williams
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Family of 4 living in the same complex as the unit available. I like meditation, gardening and healing. We are for the most part vegetarians.
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