About This Listing
BETWEEN Santa Monica and Malibu lies Pacific Palisades, offering the best of both cities with a more relaxed vibe. There's easy access to PCH; walk to coffee and restaurants; sea views from every room, a deck to relax, pool & free street parking!
**Note- this listing is for 1 bedroom+ private bathroom in my 2 bed 2 bath apartment**
Hello fellow travelers from around the world! I look forward to welcoming you to my relaxing home; a pet-free and smoke-free apartment in a safe neighborhood near the beach in Pacific Palisades. It's a large two bedroom apartment that is bathed in natural light- it's very bright with ocean views from every room! You will have your own private bedroom and bathroom with large walk in shower. You'll have plenty of privacy as the bedrooms are not adjacent. The apartment is located on world-famous Sunset Blvd and is conveniently located to the following amenities:
WALKING Distance: Starbucks and restaurants: 5-10 minutes walk, Gladstones famous seafood and adjacent beach: 15-20 minutes walk. The Self Realization Fellowship (a relaxing place to meditate with serene lake and walking path: 2 minutes walk.
1 bus ride away: Pacific Palisades Village with a lovely downtown and Sunday Farmers Market: 10 minutes. Downtown Santa Monica and 3rd Street Promenade: 29 minutes
By car: Downtown Santa Moncia- 15 minutes and same to Malibu. Getty Villa- 10 minutes
I try to go the extra mile to help my guests:
-If schedules permit, a free hot breakfast on your first morning.
-Always freshly laundered linens!
-Free wifi, and off street parking
-LA travel tips and knowledge to help you create an itinerary
-LAX or Union Station pick up/drop off when available ($ask)
-Groceries on arrival ($ask)
Why should you stay in Pacific Palisades? This lovely town is home to many celebrities and ultra rich who prefer to stay understated. It's a hidden gem in LA- tucked away between Malibu and Santa Monica- convenient to both but offers a far more relaxing atmosphere than it's louder cousins. If it's a relaxing getaway you're looking for, my apartment is a dream come true. You'll have access to a panoramic view of the ocean from Santa Monica pier out to the ocean. On a clear day you'll see Catalina Island and Palos Verdes Peninsula. Sit out on the deck or take a dip in the heated pool. It's all there for you to enjoy.
Pacific Palisades is a very safe neighborhood and convenient to many places by car, including the Getty Museum, UCLA, Brentwood and amazing hiking trails from Will Rogers state park to the many canyons in and around Malibu. Or use it as a base to explore the Pacific Coast Highway. Just a mile away, it will take you to Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara or even all the way to San Francisco. Happy Travels!
-Off Street Parking
-Free first morning hot breakfast of your choice
-Free LA travel tips and guidance
-Optional paid pickup from LAX or Santa Monica when available
Interaction with Guests
I love hosting guests and interacting with them; You're a guest in my home and so you'll feel very welcome! Of course your room is your private space so you'll have plenty of peace and quiet to relax and recharge when you want.
Pacific Palisades is a hidden gem of a town, mostly filled with large luxurious homes, with fresh sea breezes all year round. There's a delightful downtown farmer's market every Sunday and plenty of dining options. When you want to be around action and nightlife, Santa Monica is just a short drive or bus ride away. You can even ride a bike on the trail that runs from the beach at Temescal Canyon all the way to Marina Del Rey and beyond.
There is a bus route stop less than a minute's walk away with direct 30 minute service to downtown Santa Monica. You can even ride the bus (it's a long ride!) to Hollywood along Sunset Blvd.
Other Things to Note
*Perfect location for a retreat at the Self Realization Fellowship- just a minute's walk away*
*Free unrestricted street parking is ideal for travelers with a car*
I don't like rules but unfortunately guest behavior has dictated the following:
-Be kind to your host and inform me via phone or text or email your EXACT ARRIVAL TIME as I have to be home when you get here. "Sometime after 4:30" is not good enough if you then arrive at 8. And if you're going to run late, CALL OR TEXT to give me an updated time. More communication= better experience for both parties! :D
-There are no refunds for partial stays. Sorry, but this no different to staying at a hotel. I know sometimes plans change and you may have to leave early so I really apologize in advance for this rule.
There is the deck, with a dazzling view on the bay and Santa Monica and there is Peter, a fellow traveller who is great at making accent. I had a Wonderful time (yes, with a big W). The room is big, the bed is comfortable, parking is easy and the swimming pool is heated... All you need is here and you definitely want to meet super host Peter. Thanks!
We had a great experience with Peter. He was very welcoming and accommodating. The location was great with access to lots of fun restaurants and bars. The view was also amazing.
Peter was there to welcome me when I arrived and made me feel very welcome and relaxed. He made sure I had everything I needed and was very helpful, recomending places to hike, swim, eat etc. etc. The apartment is beautiful, very open with lots of sun light and an amzing view! On a personal note, peter is just an awesome guy! We had some very interesting conversations and I can't wait to come back!
Awesome place, Peter was great and accommodated us last minute. The view was breathtaking and the apartment was great too.
What a great guy Peter is! We arrived in the Pacific Palisades but couldn't find it right away, so he helped us park. After showing us the nice room, he gave us lots of tips on trips, stores and other things to see in the neighbourhood. The room has it's own bathroom, which is nice. There is also a pool and a deck with view of the ocean. We didn't sat there much but we probably should have! Thanks again Peter for a nice experience!
Peter was a great host and very welcoming and hospitable. He is very funny and made sure I had everything I needed. I felt comfortable staying with him and a highlight was doing wii dance party 2!
The views from the apartment are stunning. If you want your water view fix this is the place. The pool is small but clean and the location is great if you want to get to the beaches easily. Free parking is one block away. The room is bright and spacious and has a very large empty closet and empty tower of drawers which is nice when you're traveling. I also made it to the lake shrine next door which he suggested and it was stunning.
About the Host, Peter
hi!! I'm a laid back fun and funny individual with a great sense of humor (I do accents!)
I love traveling and making friends- it's what life's all about!
I've lived in 4 cities around the world and have a lot of great travel and adventure stories to share.
I look forward to meeting new and fun people!
*Some more about me:
*I like: discovering LA, traveling, art, design, indie and electronic music, Sci-Fi, being a geek, talking about movies, life, travel, people watching over coffee. Breakfast is my favorite meal.
*My favorite destinations are New Zealand and Cambodia. I love good Indian food.
*I've traveled in everything from a Tuk-Tuk in Thailand to a private jet in The Bahamas. I like to mix it up- travel with friends, road trips, camping, hostels and luxury hotels. Some recent travel plans include London and Paris (airbnb stay) in August and Phoenix and Sydney Australia before the end of 2014. If you're like me, you're always thinking of your next trip whether it's big or small and get a huge thrill once you hit that "complete reservation" button!
*Everyone's welcome- I do drink but absolutely no drugs :)
*I look forward to having you as my guest- I'm very empathetic and helpful. I'm concerned to make sure you're comfortable and happy. You'll get a nicely made bed, towels and a nice breakfast on your first morning. Travel tips and good conversation are all part of the service too.
*I grew up in London in a home that had exchange students from Europe every year; my family has been looking after guests for over 20 years.