About this listing
Private bedroom with two single beds, a shared kitchen and bathroom, and an unbeatable location in Santa Monica's central Mid-Cities neighborhood.
Note: As of June 2015, the 14% Santa Monica city hospitality tax is included in the room rate.
We are the front unit on the second floor of a two-story building, with no one underneath us. Your space is a full bedroom with two single beds, a desk, and shelf and closet space.
Guests have their own private bedroom, and we share the bathroom and kitchen.
Free neighborhood parking is available on the street with one of our guest permits.
High speed wifi is included.
There is a coin-operated laundry room on site.
Interaction with Guests
I work from home, so am around if you need me, tapping away on the computer. My boyfriend Jon lives here, too. We are in our 50s.
We'd love to get acquainted if you like -- airbnbers are awesome people! We have lots of great restaurants and sights to recommend in the Santa Monica area.
We are walking distance from the Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Place mall, Santa Monica Pier, Palisades Park, a twice-weekly farmer's market, theaters, comedy clubs, a host of terrific restaurants in all price ranges, and more. Check out the "maps" page for all the great spots in the area.
Although centrally located, the apartment is on a calm and quiet street that is not a main thoroughfare. Sunlight streams in from huge windows, and there is a nice balcony to take in the sky.
The best parts of Santa Monica shopping/eating/sight-seeing/beach are within walking distance. Hiking and other outdoors activities are a short drive away, up toward Malibu or in the Marina del Rey area. There are many convenient bus lines within one or two blocks.
Other Things to Note
We're generally offering this space to women or couples only. Also, we only host non-smokers.
Please make your reservation at least 48 hours before your planned arrival time. Note: we only accept reservations from the actual people who will be staying here, rather than someone acting on someone else's behalf.
We respond most quickly to inquiries with a profile that meets the recommendations on this page: www.airbnb.com/help/question/67. Also, you'll need a Verified ID to make the reservation ((website hidden)). Please have a photo (or several) of yourself in your profile, along with some information about who you are and what brings you to Santa Monica. Also if you are traveling with a companion, include that person's name, gender, age, and relationship to you in your inquiry.
Besides the usual non-smokers only and no intoxication, pets, or loud electronics, please also do not use sprays of any kind in the apartment (including perfume, cologne, antiperspirants/deodorants, hair products, etc.). Likewise, no burning of candles, incense, and the like. Please use only non-spray, non-aerosol, non-smoke items.
Laura was fantastic, the accommodation was excellent, and it would be hard to have had a better stay. I highly recommend staying here. The place was very clean and the hosts were very friendly. The location is not a long walk from the beach and it is close to some fantastic restaurants. You can really feel at home here!
Laura was a super welcoming and friendly host! The room was clean, bright, and the perfect size for us during our stay. Definitely recommended for a great stay in the Santa Monica area. :)
Staying with Laura and Jon was really nice, the room was exactly as in the pics, they have a lovely apt, the neighborhood is amazing, very close to Promenade. Me and my friend stayed for 4 days and it was very nice. Would stay there again definitely. 100% recomended.
We've had a great stay with Laura. It took us about 15 minutes to walk to the promenade and beach, and an Uber ride was only 4 dollars. Laura provided us with a permit for street parking for our rental car. There was always space right in front of the apartment to unload things from your car, parking the car after unloading was possible in the same street most of the time, we had to park one block away just once. The room was clean and exactly as on picture, the bed was comfortable and Laura was very friendly and accommodating in every way.
Our stay with Laura and Jon was very comfortable. They made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The location was ideal for walking to the beach as well as to restaurants and shopping. I would stay there again!
Laura was very friendly and flexible with my arrival time. The apartment was in a great location, walking distance from all the main attractions in Santa Monica, and had everything you need: a super soft bed, plenty of pillows, extra blanket, a fan and a heater... It was definitely well-stocked.
It's a quiet neighborhood and I slept very well. Definitely recommendable!
Staying with Laura was like staying at a friend's home. She was more than welcoming and eager to tell me anything I wanted to know about the area. Everything in the room offered was exactly as pictured, 10/10 would stay there again! Great location and great company.
About the Host, Laura
I'm a writer/filmmaker and a freelance editor for folks who are self-publishing. I live here in gorgeous Santa Monica with my boyfriend Jon, who is a certified massage therapist. (I am from the Chicago area, and spent many years in the Boston area. Jon is a native SoCalifornian.)
Santa Monica never gets old. The beach, the hills, the foodie opportunities, the culture, the shopping -- it's got it all. We take advantage of as much of it as we can, from membership in the Aero Theater to finding free yoga classes to the incredible food and the amazing beach. Let us show you around!