About this listing
Private entry, 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.
Private entry, 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.
Lantana office and Imax office across the street.
Soon to have light rail train station.
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 parties or loud noises.
No strong cooking odors.
Marlene is a clearly a very experienced host; she has set things up so it is very easy to settle in. She was also very friendly and accommodating.
The apartment is also great: just the right size and perfectly equipped for a couple. The location is quiet, and a cheap uber into Santa Monica. It's ideal if you have a rental car, because parking is easy. If you stay, make sure you make it to McCabe's, a little guitar shop nearby that hosts amazing concerts. Finding that was one of the highlights of our trip.
Marlene's place is just as it was described in the listing and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during my brother's wedding weekend. The house is located in a convenien location-- just a 10 min drive from the action of downtown Santa Monica and the pier, yet quiet enough that you can actually have a sound sleep. She left some snacks for us and the place was tidy, so we felt right at home. Marlene was also very friendly and her dog was adorable! We'd definitely like to stay also if we are ever back in the area!
Very good that we extended our stay in Marlene's place.
Marlene, thanks a lot for your help while we stay at Santa Monica.I love your house and its (website hidden) is so convenient to go to the community sport complex for swimming and other exercise. We had a good time.
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.
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.