This lovely and comfortable beach apartment is North of Wilshire, and is safe and an upscale area with trendy restaurants. It is a short walking distance to the Beach, Whole Foods, 3rd Street Promenade, Montana Ave, Cafes, Starbucks, buses and more.
Everyone tells me that when they walk in, they feel a sense of relief and excitement, because they feel like they are at their, "home-away-from-home". I've had happy, repeat visitors, and developed such good relationships with past visitors, that one even asked me to be the maid of honor at her wedding (and I was)! This is a Huge compliment that they feel comfortable with me and the place! I want every person that visits to feel welcomed and feel like they get to experience true Santa Monica, and how it feels to live as a local here. This is also the perfect area if you want to be by the beach and visit all the hot spots of Southern California. It's a very walking/ bus friendly town, but also close enough to drive to all the tourist places. The apartment is just outside the downtown area, so when you come home after a long day of conferences, sightseeing, work, AFI, hospital, etc, it is Quiet! Amen to that! ;~) You can actually get a good nights sleep here. Also, it is a very safe part of town for anyone worried about traveling to LA and their safety.
Here are a few of the places that are easily accessible from here:
Santa Monica Beach
Third Street Promenade
UCLA, Saint Johns Hospital, Santa Monica Hospital
The Getty Center
Rodeo Drive Shopping
Staples Center, downtown LA
Six Flags Magic Mountain
You get an All Access Pass! (With the exception of my personal bedroom). Full Kitchen Access with use of all utensils and cooking essentials, Television with DVD player and Cable in the Living area. Central Air Conditioning and heating, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stove, water filter, etc. There is password protected wi-fi internet here, so bring your laptop for free access.
Interaction with Guests
It's up to you how much you want me to be interactive (some people are shy, some people really want to hang out with a local). I live here, but share the space very well. You get your own private room to yourself and full use of the kitchen, bathroom and living room. I find many visitors are either here on short work assignments and work long hours, so want to have a nice, quiet place to come home to, and that's what it is here. Or, they are travelers and want me to give them the "local version" of Santa Monica. I am an outgoing person and love helping guests with ideas on where to go visit, or sightsee, or if they need directions or a bus route, a great place to eat in the area, etc. I also love other cultures, and appreciate all types of people.
There are so many things to love about this neighborhood! If you are from out of town, you wouldn't know that this is the best part of Los Angeles! It is the cleanest part, and the most friendly and easy access to so many places in Los Angeles. Two blocks away is Whole Foods, a healthy food store to get your groceries, Yoga, and Organic Coffee Cafes on Montana Ave, where you may see a celebrity shopping or dining (I just saw Diane Keaton and the comedian Adam Sandler last week!), and Wilshire Blvd is two blocks away, which connects most major streets going from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills, including the famous Third Street Promenade. Starbucks is 2 blocks away, along with local award winning eateries and pubs like "R+D Kitchen" and "Father's Office" with the best hamburger, fries and beer in town. The Beach is a ten minute walk to the bluffs, and Malibu and Venice Beach are the cities neighbors.
Public Transit is easy here, and bus stops are 2 blocks away! There is also parking if you would like to rent a car. Another option here in LA that people like to use is a taxi service called, Uber or Lyft. Walking is also extremely easy here. We are close to everything! There is also bike rental places within walking distance.
Other Things to Note
This is a private room in a 2 bedroom + 1 bath apartment that you share with me. I am a very friendly person, and a caring person by nature.I
hope you will enjoy your stay here!
House rules are no smoking in the apt, and shoes off at the door. Clean your own dishes, and be respectful of others. No pets and no extra guests unless previously established. And enjoy your time here!
Great location, very easy walk to whole foods and coffee shops. Kellie was a very warm and friendly host and I very much enjoyed my stay.
Kelly was a great host! She is just as friendly in person as she looks in her pic. I felt welcome in her home. Her place is conveniently located to everything you want to see and do in Santa Monica and the greater LA area. I would definitely stay with her again!
I liked it so much, I stayed there twice!
Kellie is a great host, the accomodation is warm and inviting and the location is excellent. You are a walk to the beach, Montana and Wilshire Avenues! You can't go wrong with staying here!
Kellie is a consummate host and I really enjoyed my time in her place so much so, I'll be staying again on my next trip. The accommodation was well appointed, clean, very welcoming and extremely comfortable. Her home is in a great location that allows you to walk, bike, uber (or drive, if you prefer) to many of the local sites in SM. Located just a short stroll to the beachfront, Montana and Wilshire, you can do lots of activities. Being a native from the area, her graciousness and hospitality, are unmatched. I would highly recommend staying here.
I enjoyed my stay with Kellie. She was friendly and accommodating. She was also considerate and interested in what I was doing without being intrusive.
She went about her daily life and I went about mine.
She allowed me the use of her kitchen and this was nice as I wasn't restricted to only restaurant eating.
It was a very pleasant stay.
I’m a hair stylist and I had the opportunity to take an advanced cutting course at the Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Only problem was the course was six weeks and I had no idea where to stay. So, that’s when I was told to try out Airbnb. I was skeptical at first as anyone would be but it ended up being the best decision ever! I ended up staying with Kellie, she was awesome. She had to be for putting up with me for that long. She was always looking out for you and taking care of you, would offer me rides to class and buy my favorite breakfast foods! If I had questions or needed advice, she was always there to listen and help out. We had so much fun and a lot of laughs. It was such a great experience and when I come back to Santa Monica, I’m staying with her whether she has room or not! I recommend her highly, hands down!
I made a last minute trip down to Santa Monica, and had very little time to arrange a room. Kelly was friendly, and responsive to my inquiry and any questions that I had. When I arrived, she was home to greet me personally and show me around the apartment, the room, and had fresh sheets and towels, and toiletries waiting for me. She was very friendly, easygoing and kind. The condo is centrally located, within walking distance of two Whole Foods, cafes and coffee shops on Montana Ave, Wilshire Blvd, and about a mile from the 3rd street Promenade and farmer's market. The room was comfortable, and clean, and the neighborhood felt very safe. I was fortunate to be able to stay at Kelly's and would recommend her.
Hello, and I can't wait to host you on your trip to beautiful Santa Monica, California! If you are wanting to have the true local's version of Southern California, then you will love this location! I was born and raised in Santa Monica, so I truly know the hidden spots of the city. This apartment is 2 blocks from the bus stops, and walking distance to 3rd Street Promenade and the beach. You can't go wrong renting this place, because it is also the safest part of L.A., with a true high end feel to it (North of Wilshire is considered the best area in town - hotels in the area go for $400- $600 a night). 2 blocks away is where you'll find celebrities shopping at Whole Foods or famous writers at their laptops at one of many cafe's on Montana Ave. You can feel safe staying here, because I am an honest and genuine female (some people prefer to stay only with females for safety reasons), and you will have your own private room to store your stuff in and sleep with peace and quiet after a hectic day in the city. The apartment is a laid back, beachy feel, close to the beach, with central air conditioning and heating, a dishwasher, a full kitchen, private password protected internet, and other amenities. I have really great suggestions of the best local spots to go to, sightsee, park at, and directions to get there. I love hosting people from around the world, and I'd love for you to stay with me!