This is a cute and clean 1 bdrm apt in a prime location of Santa Monica, CA located 7 blocks from the main beach, it's a cute little hideaway for anyone coming to Santa Monica and wanting to be close to everything and feeling like they're home.
This is a 1 bdrm apt in a prime location of Santa Monica, CA located about 8 blocks from the main beach in Santa Monica. The place is cute and clean and very neat - a cute little hideaway for anyone coming to Santa Monica.
Santa Monica beach is a very hip and popular place to be in Los Angeles especially during the summer months. There is something to do for everyone here. Art galleries, music, yoga studios, shopping at Thirds Street Promenade, going to theaters nearby, taking a surfing lesson, or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches...You will fall in love.
The apartment is located very centrally - across the street from the famous St Monica's Catholic Church. The 3rd Street Promenade is 5 blocks away and the famous Montana Avenue is 3 blocks away, lined with cute little restaurants and shops. There is a Vons supermarket 2 blocks away, hospitals 7 blocks away, you literally could walk everywhere.
Personally, I am a film and television producer that travels a lot for my job. I can recommend good places to eat and some fun galleries to visit. Or simply exploring on your own is quite easy to do around here with a very open and welcoming culture.
DETAILS OF THE APARTMENT
The bedroom is very clean and has a new queen size bed, with a Sterns and Foster mattress. There is a cute little bathroom attached to the bedroom, for convenience and I will provide towels as well.
In the living room, there is direct TV (200 + channels), and a Wireless connection. There are 2 custom made couches that you could easily sleep on in case you dose of watching tele. There is a guitar for those who play and a dvd player if you want to watch movies.
The kitchen is has a coffee machine, blender, microwave available for you to use and Whole Foods is 3 blocks away on Wilshire Blvd and if you prefer gong to the coffee shop for your morning cuppa, Coffee bean is 1 block away. There is a Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Tuesday and Saturdays at the Promenade (5 blocks away), and also 3 4 movie theaters to see the latest films.
We have a washer/dryer behind the building in the alley and the key is attached to the apartment keys - you will need quarters to operate these, which you can get from the coffee bean or Vons.
TRANSPORT AND PARKING
If you are bringing your own car, there is street parking in on 3 sides of the block. Just be aware of street cleaning on alternating sides on Mondays,Tuesday and Thursdays.
Bus lines stop on Lincoln 1/2 a block from the apartment building) and the number for cab service is on the fridge. Coming from the airport, I find the fare is usually arnd $28-$35 depending on traffic and takes about 30 minutes. The blue shuttle is $12 with a few stops along the way. This neighborhood is easy to get around by bike and there are lots of bike rental shops nearby. Roller blades, skateboards and walking have also been popular choices for getting around if one does not have a rental or car.
There is a Lovely Park across the street with a 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Playgrounds, Basketball Court & Exercise Equipment. If you're into Yoga, I highly recommend Hot 8 and have some free guest passes.
All in all, it's just a sweet little piece of home that I hope others can enjoy as much as I do. I am only now renting out the place for the first time as I was using it too often until now. I hope I can help you have a wonderful vacation and and regardless of which place you decided on, that your stay in Santa Monica is memorable and relaxing.
The apartment is smoke free apartment, which also includes burning incense or anything similar that would go against the city ordinance.
Annelis place is great, has everything you need and in a great location :)
Very cute little neighbourhood and apartment. Communication with the host was not of the highest standard but I understand she was probably busy.
Excellent stay at Beachy Pad! The listing and photos were spot on, the apartment was clean and well furnsihed and the host very freindly and helpful. I would definitly recomend this listing to those looking for a nice one bedroom in Santa Monica.
The neighborhood is very nice. Also, being 4 blks from our daughter. Right across the street from a beautiful church. Walking distance to just about anything you would want to do in Santa Monica.
For years we've stayed at hotels. I would much rather stay in an apartment.
We had no contact with our host, but we didn't expect to, or need to.
We had plenty of room. This apartment doesn't get direct sunlight. On very warm days it is airy and cool. The apartment building is very quite.
Anneli is a wonderful and very responsive caring host. The location cannot be beat! You can easily walk to everything. The apartment is decorated beautifully as well.
The only cons are there is no a/c (but there are many windows and a ceiling fan in the bedroom), you can hear people in the alley, and the set up is not very handicap accessible.
We had a wonderful stay and for most, those cons are nothing at all but I feel they are worth mentioning.
We walked to the promenade, the pier, and the beach. Parking was pretty reasonable as well. We always found a fairly close spot.
We have stayed here before and this time we were here for a month, so we new the drill.
We just rolled up and treated the place like our own !!
It is very convenient for our needs and within walking distance of most things in Santa Monica.
Anneli was a little bit more difficult to contact this time but when she replied she did say she had been in a patchy area for email........however, we did have her telephone number but the reason for contacting her didn't even warrant a phone call !!.....so it was not a problem.
This time however we had noise from the tenants in the apartment above, who had seemed to have altered their plumbing so the water in and the toilet flushing out was routed right near our bed.
This would not have been a problem but flushing the toilet several times during the night disrupted our sleep.
We mentioned this to Anneli and she apologised and said she would contact them to sort the problem.
We LOVED this place! Less than a mile from our daughter's tiny apt., it was the perfect location! The apt. was spacious, clean and comfortable. We were able to cook in the well equipped kitchen and enjoy meals and cocktails in the comfort of our living room. This is a beautiful area. We took nice runs to the beach. We will definitely be looking to stay here next time we're back in Santa Monica. Thank you, Anneli!
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