Very clean private room facing the garden. The maximum capacity is 2 people in the room. The room offers a brand new memory foam mattress super clean room w/shared bathroom and use of kitchen. Very safe neighborhood close to SMC. Close to everything.
It's a nice size room with a very comfy brand new full size memory foam mattress. The room also has a desk, WIFI, plenty of light and super clean. The bathroom is shared. Guests have full access to the kitchen. Very clean and cozy. Private Parking also provided. All this is located only 1/2 block of SMC and only 18 blocks to the beach.
Guests may use front door to enter the house. There's a lovely yard with a table, chairs and umbrella to chill while having some coffee or an evening cocktail. Private Parking is also provided.
Interaction with Guests
Guests may interact with host and other guests if they wish. Host prefers to have a quiet home and respect of the other guests in the home.
The home is centrally located in a great and safe neighborhood in Santa Monica, only a block away from SMC. The Water Gardens, (website hidden), Universal, (website hidden), Hulu, HBO, etc is within walking distance. The beach is only 18 blocks away and 15 blocks from 3rd Street Promenade, shops, restaurants and Santa Monica attractions. This is a residential area and safe to walk any time of the day. Public transportation is only a block away.
Public transportation is only a block away and can take you almost anywhere in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Other Things to Note
LAX pick up and drop off for only $40 each way.
This is a safe and tranquil home, no smoking/drugs and partying in the home.
Akiko was a gracious host and the room was as described with a lot of the amenities of a hotel including including water, fruit, and wifi. The house is located on a tree-lined side street just off Pico about a 20 min. walk from the water. It should be noted this property rents out several rooms, including the living room, so Akiko's was a guest house.
Akiko is a wonderful host, not only did it feel like home right away, when arrived, but I also felt beeing in good hands my whole entire stay!
The room is exactly as described, and the bed is literally the most comfortable one I've ever slept in. Everything is very clean and the neighborhood is nice, too. It's safe and with bus you only need 10 minutes to the beach.
I had some interesting conversations with other guests and Akiko, which was very nice! But everyone is respecting your privacy as well.
It was so nice meeting you and Cha Cha (very lovely dog) and I will definitely stay again whenever I come back to LA.
Thank you, Akiko!
Everything happened as expected, the room and the house were very clean the bed is good and Akiko is a nice hostess.
The room I staid in was wonderful. It was clean and quiet, spacious and comfortable. Akiko provided several bath towels, hairdryer, water and fruit. She and her dog Chacha were both very welcoming :) This was my home for 13 days and I had absolutely no complaints. The bathroom was cleaned everyday and the other guest who staid there were all clean and quiet, so though we had a full house, it never felt crowded. The neighborhood is alright, not the best in my opinion. It has only a few places to get (unhealthy) food, but if you want to get drinks or more healthy options you need to go closer to Santa Monica, which is not quite walking distance (45 min walk). I had a car (and a parking spot) so it was easy for me, but without a car you would need to rely on buses or Uber (5$ to get into town). It's just off the Santa Monica Freeway (10) so very convenient to get anywhere. Little tip: there is an awesome little coffee shop on Pico/22 St.
Akiko is very welcoming. Comfortable bed in a nice, clean room. Don't forget to give Cha cha some love!
Akiko is a professional hostess! She works daily to keep her home clean and ready to receive a new round of guests. She has a very kind heart and offers the right amount of attentiveness to help you feel at home.
Hers is a social home, so if you enjoy meeting other travelers on your stay, this is a great place to do it. Despite being social, however, I still had a solid night of rest and a full cup of coffee to greet me in the morning.
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I'm originally from Japan and I'm a local day spa owner for over 30 years. I love to meet people form all over the world as I was in the hotel business for many, many years. I love dogs.