About this listing
A spacious guest house with a lot of natural light with easy access to Santa Monica, Brentwood, and all of West LA!
We are offering our newly built backhouse/studio in a centrally located residential neighborhood with very easy access to Santa Monica beaches, UCLA, and all of West LA. The studio is the entire second story (500 square feet) over a detached 2 car garage and shares the large and professionally landscaped backyard for the main house. There is 1 QUEEN size bed plus a queen size pull out couch that is surprisingly comfortable, a full bath, and a wet-bar with fridge/freezer, microwave, and coffee/tea accommodations.
We can provide pack-n-plays and some toys, if needed, for anyone visiting with small children. The studio has an air conditioner/heater, but the A/C is rarely needed in the summer since there is a wonderful cross breeze and we are close enough to the ocean. Currently the garage is used mostly for storage and laundry so there will be very minimal noise of opening/closing the garage door below you.
- Kitchenette with refrigerator, freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and hot water kettle
- Very comfortable Queen size bed.
- Couch can sleep an additional 2
- 47" Flat Screen TV (added Jan 2013) with cable
- DVD player
- Clean Linens
- WIFI/Internet access
- Beach towels available, just ask
- Spacious back yard with swings and a slide
- "Pack and play", and toys available
- Easy parking in front of house
* Please tell us a bit about yourself so we know who we're communicating with. Thank you!
Interaction with Guests
We tend to be relatively 'hands off' since you have your own entrance and the guest house is completely separate from the main house. I like to be home to greet you if possible, but otherwise just only to be available for questions without intruding on your holiday.
If you arrive by car, ample parking is available on the street and no permits are needed. Street sweeping comes between 12-3p on Thursdays and Fridays, so be sure to be on the correct side of the street during those times to avoid a ticket.
If you are not traveling with a car, we are walking distance to bus lines with very easy access to beaches, shopping, etc. I have run to the beach from our place (approx 2.5 miles) and we often ride bikes there.
Turn lights off when not in use and upon going out.
Notify of any additional guests.
Feel free to hang out in or play in the shared yard area - a great place for catching some LA sun.
Let us know how we can help make your stay more comfortable!
Wireless internet (included) allows you to work or check your email from the office space.
Very good communications with Julie. She sent us a couple of text and finding the place and getting access was easy. Apartment was nice. Had a yard that was good for the kids. I would recommend this place.
The 4 'Cs': Clean, comfortable, convenient.
The 4th 'C' = Julie is a very good communicator, and I had zero questions about how to use her place.
It was the perfect extra bedroom for myself and my 2 daughters.......as my sister's house was located right around the corner!
Thank you Julie, and I'm looking forward to next summer!
Our trip to Los Angeles could not have been better - so glad we decided to stay in Julie's guest house. Location was fantastic and we were very comfortable in the space. It was great to have the yard to relax in when we weren't on-the-go. Parking was never an issue and we felt safe& secure in the area.
If/when we ever get back to the L.A. area again I would most definitely stay here!
A lovely place to stay, homely and great location. Everything was clean and well stocked. Julie was easy to communicate with and parking was ideal, being right outside the back gate. Santa Monica Pier was only a 5 minute drive and the area had an array of bars and restaurants within a few minutes. Would highly recommend.
My friend and I were on the last leg of our California tour when we stayed at Julia's studio in Santa Monica. Not only was the studio perfectly located but it was very clean and comfortable. Julie was a fantastic host, she provided clear and helpful instructions on where to park and how to get into the studio. She answered all of my emails/questions without delay. I also really appreciated how flexible she was with our arrival time. Our experience at the studio far surpassed all of the other nights we spent at hotels. I would recommend this studio to anyone traveling through the LA area. Thanks again Julie!!
Julie was an incredible host. She made us feel so welcome. The guest house is clean, airy and bright. We will most certainly stay here again.
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About the Host, Julie
We are a family who loves to travel and values the amenities that a home away from home offers over a hotel. Our travels have kept us more local since having kids, but previously we have enjoyed traveling all over Europe, most of the US, Costa Rica, and Thailand. I (Julie) lived in London for about a year and a half which allowed me to explore many parts of Europe.
I am an AirBnB host and have really enjoyed meeting the people who have come from all over the world to stay in our guest house since summer 2011.
Before choosing to stay home full time with my kiddos, I worked in marketing & business development.
*Starting April 1, 2015 my brother's father in law, Andrew, will be living in our front house rather than us. We will have moved to a new home about 10 minutes away. Andrew is a professional in the insurance industry, originally from Oregon until his career brought him to LA.*