About This Listing
My spacious, stylishly decorated & cheerful one bedroom apartment, is conveniently located in a safe and sunny neighborhood in gorgeous Santa Monica! Enjoy a newly renovated kitchen, luxury sheets, wifi and a 10minute walk or bike ride to the beach!
Spacious, cute and convenient apartment near the beach in Santa Monica!
Please note that price varies during high demand times of the year, starting at $130/night - please check the calendar for the nightly rate based on your desired dates.
Below is some basic info on this bright, modern apartment, and attached are photos of all rooms:
• Large 1 bedroom apartment in a safe/quiet residential Santa Monica neighborhood, Ocean Park Blvd. / Lincoln Blvd.
• Very bright, modern feeling, spacious and airy, since it faces west, you get a nice ocean breeze.
• Only 10 blocks from the beach, about a 10-15 minute walk.
• Wifi high speed internet connection, cable tv, dvd player.
• FYI No phone.
• Plenty of street parking (will provide permits for your car).
• Laundromat is 1/2 block away
• Bedroom has very comfortable Queen bed.
• Dresser drawers can be available upon request for your use.
• Living room has a couch with a pull out bed, Queen size - but I also have a very comfortable large Queen size airbed if you prefer (it's actually more comfortable than the sofa bed)
• All linens, towels and amenities provided.
• Upgraded kitchen with all appliances
• No-pets apartment.
• Non-smoking apartment
• Nice neighbors :)
- 1 bike with lock (and you can rent more bikes just down the street)
- "Soft top" epoxy surfboard, great for beginners! (Also Information for private local surf lessons- great instructor!)
- Surf shop down the street
The apartment is in an extremely convenient location whether you have a car or not:
• 10minutes from the 10 freeway or the PCH
• Bus stops on surrounding streets
• Located next to local neighborhood shopping center with Grocery Store, video store, dry cleaners, nail salon, mailing place
• 10 minute walk to Santa Monica’s Main Street where there are cute boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and bars
• 10 minute walk to Santa Monica beach
• 10 minute drive to Santa Monica Promenade: shopping, food, entertainment and the Pier next door
A standard $65 cleaning fee will be added for stays of 3 days or more - and is included in the final price.
Please note that we mostly do short term stays - but if you're interested in long term stays, please just email me your request in case I can accommodate you.
**Reviews: I have only one cancellation noted in my reviews - please don't let this concern you, there was maintenance scheduled on my building that was going to disturb my guests. I found out 2 weeks prior to their arrival, notified them right away and I worked closely with Airbnb to find them comparable accommodations, so it all worked out!***
You would love this apartment and it's location! Thank you!
"Hablamos Español!" :-)
Variety of teas, coffee, condiments in the fridge, spices, all kitchen appliances, beach towels, body wash.
Interaction with Guests
I love to be able to meet you and show you around the place when you arrive. I love being able to say hello and answering any questions on the neighborhood. But I also respect your privacy so will only check back in if you have any questions during your stay.
Quiet, mostly residential neighborhood, safe and away from the beach crowds - but in short walking distance to the beach. And right across the street from the grocery store, gas station and nail salon!
No loud parties...must respect other tenants in building.
No smoking inside apartment...on patio outside ok...use ashtrays
Further apartment details sent upon reservation.
We had a great stay at Rocio's apartment. Everything was well organized and we even had some fresh flowers on the table. :-)
Parking and grocery close-by and also not far to the beach. Thank you very much, Rocio!!!
Rocio made us feel very welcome in her apartment and was in touch with all the details needed for our stay. She made super recommendations for restaurants and activities and had it all printed out for us upon our arrival. Parking was easy in the neighborhood and we had no problem finding a spot nearby the apartment. Everything was tidy and comfortable, with nice clean linens. It was a 5min drive, or 20 minute walk to the beach, with restaurants and shops along the way. The building was on a fairly busy street which made it a bit noisy at night if you have the window open in the bedroom. Otherwise, we had a very nice stay at Rocio's apartment.
I stayed with my family for 3 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as the house was as it was described here. Rocio was very supportive. Even though she was traveling and we had a minor issue, she was prompt in addressing our query through email and also got her friend Rita to help us, I would definitely stay at her place during my next visit.
Rocio was very solicitous and proactive. She made sure to be at the apartment when we arrived (coincidentally with two very cute dogs, but I don't think they are always there as door dogs!). There was a thorough tour of the apartment and the keys. She also had a great pdf guide that was also printed out at the apartment.
The place is extremely convenient with a supermarket and a gas station near by as well as easy access to the beach and freeway!
When we arrived at Rocio's place, we were greeted with beer, scones, and a smiling host--which sums up our entire experience. The listing is exactly--better than!--as described: cute, convenient, and close to *everything*. We felt as through Rocio went out of her way to make sure we had a great time in her place, and we recommend, without hesitation, her place to anyone!
This is a prime location at an excellent, competitive price. We'll be booking when we come back. The place is cozy--everything about the experience was as we'd hoped it would be. Thanks for an excellent experience, Rocio!
Absolutely loved staying at Rocio's place. It was very cute, homely and completely matched the description. It was such a great base for our stay in Santa Monica. Rocio was a great host, very accommodating and very easy to communicate with. I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone staying in Santa Monica.
About the Host, Rocio
I love where I live, it's a reflection of who I am - love to be active either running, riding bikes on the beach, hiking in Topanga Canyon or Malibu. Santa Monica has a very healthy lifestyle and am lucky to live in a neighborhood where I rarely have to use my car - so many things within walking or biking distance - definitely an environmentally friendly city. I'm a "glass half full" type of person and having grown up between Peru and the US, I was born with the traveling bug and have lived in several cities/areas including Lima, Northern California, Colorado, San Diego, Madrid, and of course, Los Angeles. I love traveling and the people you meet along the way. I'm bilingual and bicultural and truly grateful for that, as I've been able to do so much and meet so many great people since I speak both English and Spanish. I do speak a little French, but not enough and it's my dream to be fluent in French one day! My day job is I'm a Creative Director and am deep in the interactive/artistic/technical realm - I really love what I do and diving into anything that's creative and/or intellectual.
I truly believe in "paying it forward", being respectful to people and kind and helpful whenever you can and not expecting anything in return. You always get rewarded eventually whether it's personally or by giving someone else the opportunity and the incentive to do the same.
When I was a starving student traveling in Europe in my 20's with 4 of my girlfriends, an older couple that we met one evening at a restaurant that was so extremely nice, bought us all dinner and told us to enjoy, and to just do the same for someone else one day... I'll never forget that! And it's on the agenda, for my next big trip :-)