About this listing
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.
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 tried to let us get the appartement as soon as she can. She wellcomed us with a great charm and a
We stayed at Marlene's place in Santa Monica for 4 nights. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived, and were shown around the apartment. The place was spacious and nice, located in a quiet neighborhood a few minutes walk from Pico Blvd with grocery store, public transportation etc. We really enjoyed our stay and recommend Marlene's place if you are looking for a great spot to stay in Santa Monica!
In the home of Marlene, The room we stayed is excellent! In fact , it is the suite! There are a big living room and big kitchen! The most important is that it is very very very clean!
There is a very beautiful garden outside, and the block is very safe!
She and her family were very hospitable! My children love them very much and enjoy talking with them.
They have a very cute puppy, and my kids love it too!
We stayed for three days, before leaving ,my 5 year old son said he did not want to go to the next hotel in Disneyland, he still want to stay there!
We only had a very short time in the house as we came in late at night and had to leave for the airport early the following morning, so our experience was limited. What I can say is that Marlene was a great host, very attentive, flexible and welcoming (she left us a basket of fresh fruit for us when we arrived which was much aopreciated!). The house itself is on the small side-very clean and comfortable, but a bit tight for a family of four with 2 teenagers. The master bedroom is very comfortable, but I would say the bedroom in the living room is a bit tight for two kids. In my opinion, this place would be ideal for a couple with no kids or with a single child.
The location and value for money are outstanding. We were very pressed for time and were only about 7 minutes from Tender Greens, where we had dinner, and 17 minutes from the airport, which came in extremely handily, as we almost missed our flight. (Just a word to the wise-if you are returning a rental car at the airport, build at least an additional 30 minutes to your plans, because the rental lots are a ways from the terminals.)
I should add that the front garden is a lovely-amazingly luxuriant in the middle of the drought. It had more of a tropical feel than the manicured LA lawns I tend to think of. We were sad not to be able to linger and enjoy our coffee in the morning.
Overall, there is no way we could have had anything like our experience at a comparably priced hotel or motel. I would definitely recommend Marlene and her cozy Santa Monica home to others!
Loved our stay here! House was very clean, very comfortable and fully self contained with all the basics needed on hand. Garden makes it so special and instantly relaxing. We flew in late at night to LA so it was great that Marlene was able to accommodate our late check in and so thoughtful to provide organic fruit, breakfast options and milk for our first morning. Location is great being just a short walk to public transport, coffee and shops. Could not have had a better experience.
Lovely, tidy apartment with very convenient parking and super close to the 10. The garden and the pets were a delight!
I had a short and sweet visit here! Marlene was super accommodating with my late arrival … was a perfect stopover after a very long travel day!