About this listing
BETWEEN Santa Monica and Malibu lies Pacific Palisades, offering the best of both cities and a premium, relaxed vibe. My building is nestled high in a bluff, with the ocean a few hundred feet below. Enjoy 180deg views and the sound of waves all day!
**Note- this listing is for a bedroom+ private bathroom (the bathroom is next to the room but not en suite) in my 2 bed 2 bath apartment**
Hello fellow travelers from around the world! l'm a very seasoned host (currently a Superhost) who promises to make your stay a great one- especially valuable to guests traveling for the first time. I look forward to welcoming you to my relaxing home; a quiet (I live alone) 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:
-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 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.
We had a perfect experience! Couldn't have been better. Peter is wonderful and we felt very comfortable in his place. The view is amazing the pool refreshing and the neighbors warm and friendly!
Everything was better than we expected and we couldn't have wished for a better first airbnb experience! Thank you Peter!
My experience with Peter was 5 Star! He was the perfect host. He was extremely helpful on restaurant selections as well as other local info I needed.
He provided breakfast one morning. Full use of the kitchen.
He's really friendly and fun to talk with. will definitely stay with him again.
A lovely location with an ideal host. The house is clean with your own bathroom and bedroom at one end of the apartment. Peter is very patient, polite and a great host. We look forward to going back!
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!
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.