Charming ocean view studio right across from the beach. This location can not be beat and is unbelievable for the price!
Please Note: This unit is located directly above a bar/lounge that is extremely noisy, especially on the weekends.
This unit is in a historic building and has all of the "character" of an older complex. IT IS A BUDGET ACCOMMODATION. Please read the entire listing before booking.
On the corner of Ocean and Broadway you can't get any closer to the beach, bars, and fabulous restaurants of Santa Monica. The views are spectacular from every angle.
Large 42" TV with access to hundreds of cable TV station and High Speed WIFI internet.
Two Queen size beds in one open floor plan. Sleeps up to 4 guests.
Small kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave small stove, and mini fridge.
Do not underestimate the noise especially on weekends. This place is best for young people that want to join the action!
There is no elevator to the second floor so do be able and willing to take your bags up the stairs.
There is no parking included. Parking is available for $20/night. Please let me know if you would like me to arrange parking for your arrival.
Have a blast, your by the beach and in the middle of one of the best beach cities in the world!
Guests will have access to the entire studio. Please no smoking.
Interaction with Guests
As a host, I prefer to give guests space and privacy. There is minimal interaction but I am available should you have any questions or need help with anything.
The neighborhood is awesome! Right in the heart of the Santa Monica, centrally located to the beach, shops, promenade, etc. Car is not needed as everything is within walking distance. Remember though that this is a very high traffic area, lots of pedestrians, cars, and ample city noise.
Very convenient access to public transit. Also - download uber if you haven't, probably the best mode to transport.
Have a great time. Apartment is a great location to explore the city and experience all its attractions. If you plan on being a hermit, then this might not be the best place for you. I'm available to help out with anything you need. For parking- please contact us to arrange it for you. $20/night.
Silvio is really quick to respond to messages. The location was perfect, close to the beach, promenade, restaurants, bars etc. Noise level wasn't too bad except for the weekend which was expected. Overall a good experience!
Silvio was very welcoming and helpful; he let me leave my bags before and after check-in/out and even offered tips for ways to spend the day. The location is excellent! It really couldn't be any better. You can walk anywhere in Santa Monica from here and, once you realize how congested the traffic gets around here, you will really appreciate the freedom of being able to wander around freely. The beach is a very short walk, as are shops, bars, restaurants, etc. I spend a weekend in Silvio's flat and had a great time. Yes, the bar below is noisy, but it's actually rather atmospheric; I particularly liked listening to live music from bed on Sunday night as was too tired to go out but loved the music combined with people watching from the windows (the flat is an excellent spot for people watching). The bed was comfortable and the flat had everything I needed. The wifi is too slow for skype or viber but fast enough for the kind of quick searches you need while on vacation. I'd certainly stay here again.
We had a good stay; the location is awesome - and it sure was noisy on thursday evening, but that was as exspected and the music stopped at 1 o'clock. The interior is well worn out - but the rent is cheap. I had trouble receiving the arrival information in textmessages, but Silvio was helpfull on the phone.
Silvio's place is great. It's a studio that is just so close to the beach; it is just across the street. It allowed me to pack in a ton of activities in my small 3 day trip. I would definitely recommend if you're looking for just a close-to-the-beach place to stay. This is basically as close as it gets.
Nice place, there is a 5 minute walk to beach because the Hwy is next to the beach but this place is basically as close as you can get. Lots of nice place around. Very reasonable price for what you get.
The flat is close to all commodities (can walk to beach, restaurants and shopping) in Santa Monica with view on the ocean and the pier. Although there is a speed road and light robot just downstairs (the flat is one level above the street). Hence expect road noise 24h/day. The bar was not that noisy after all (compare to the buses) and has a nice terrace for a late afternoon drink. The flat is kind of old (including the furniture having scratches) but clean. The bed is really nice. The walls (and the windows) do not filter any noise, hence when you are jetlag and you watch TV late night you will disturb the neighbors (and they will disturb your afternoon nap - it works both ways). Then it is ok to stay there if you are out a lot and have deep sleep by nature (it was ok for us for only 2 nights). We have not met Silvio in person but he was fast to respond to questions or give info but a pity to not meet as there was a misunderstanding regarding the parking deal (it can be arranged in addition to the flat costs but it is actually prepaid by Silvio in advance and it is not a parking where you park as you wish and pay there directly as we understood in the first place - FYI the costs advised where $20 per night). Enjoy your stay in Santa Monica!
Very convenient location, super close to tons of shopping, restaurants and the beach. Although this is mentioned in the description and other reviews, I'll reiterate that this is in a touristy area which means lots of late night action. This wouldn't be a problem at all except that there is no A/C or fan so the only method to cool the studio down is to keep the windows open all night. With this being on the second floor, it was very active until midnight (even on a weekday) with cars / buses driving down Ocean Dr all night.
Host was great, responded to questions and listing immediately so definitely no complaints.
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