About this listing
This is a three story townhouse with the following layout. The first floor, where my guest stays, is an open space filled with light. Bright, airy, cheerful.
You will be sleeping on a sleeper couch facing a beautiful garden overflowing with flowers to greet you every morning that offers a lovely patio area to sit and have a meal. Very peaceful and serene. There is no door but Japanese screens are provided if you want to nest in. While this area is considered a shared space, you will have it completely to yourself and have any privacy you seek. On the same floor, is the shared kitchen fully stocked. The 2nd floor is my office and private bath for my guest. The third floor is my quarters. We could possibly not run into one another. Located in Santa Monica, a few blocks from the very hip Main Street area that has cafes, both fine and casual dining that will appeal to those of you who are foodies. Walking distance to yoga studios, farmers markets and wonderful unique shops. The pristine clean beach is only a brief 5 blks. Located a short walk to the Santa Monica pier or going in the other direction, Venice Beach. Close to public transportation and freeway close. An oasis of convenience for just about everything to make your stay memorable. You will love it here.
The nightly rate does not include the Los Angeles Hotel Tax (known as the Transient Occupancy Tax or TOT) which is currently 14%. It is applicable on all stays of less than 30 nights. I collect it when you arrive so it won't make your airbnb fee higher and I deal with sending it to the city.
No check in after 9pm without specific request.
BIKE RENTAL: $15 each per day. There are plenty of bicycle rent options on the beach as well.
No smoking permitted. Sorry, no pets and no parties.
Best Concierge - I'll do my best to guide you in the right direction. In addition, my home has great energy and you'll be welcomed like family.
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Friendly travelers or people coming to LA for work are welcome to stay .I am open to interns who visit Santa Monica. This isn’t a party house, but if you’re looking for a party there are plenty of great bars, music and comedyvenues within walking distance. Please tell me about yourself, and we can decide if it’s going to be a good fit.
A few requests…
-No guests apart from those registered, and no parties
-Please remove shoes in the house.
-I keep my home clean, and would ask you to do the same.
I had the most wonderful experience at Louise Diana's house. Perfect location, I could walk everywhere. Very quiet. Clean and cosy. The area is very safe. In ten minutes you are on the beach. From the moment I arrived I felt welcome and at ease. Louise Diana is the perfect host. She respects your space but if ever you need anything she is eager and happy to assist. Will defiantly be staying here if I return to Santa Monica.
The most WONDERFUL 8 weeks. Could not be happier. My host was super friendly, cosy, wonderful and kind and I absolutely adored my time with her.
Its a fabulous location and a really lovely space. - cosy and warm and spacious - Id go back in a heartbeat! ..
The house was absolutely delightful with a lovely garden where I could enjoy Santa Monica´s weather to the max. It was very clean and comfortable, quiet and I felt at home since the moment I stepped in. The location was absolutely perfect with the beach just a couple of blocks away, a grocery store to a walking distance, cafes, restaurants and trendy stores just around the corner. Rev-Dr. Louise Diana was very kind, welcoming and sweet. She was very nice to be around and a very thoughtful host. I will definitely stay here when I´m back in Santa Monica! :)
Wonderful lady with a sweet place for newbies in LA. Best location where is 5-mins walk from Santa Monica Beach and all kinds of stores & supermarket. I stay with this lady 3 weeks, she's super nice to me. Looked out for me, was thoughtful with everything, and helped me solve all my problems. In a word,she and her place is the best you can got.
had a great time with louisa-diana. great location. quiet, leafy and serene. 6 min bike ride to wholefoods & other little shops n restaurants. 5 mins walk from main st with everything you'll ever need. and of course 7 mins walk from the beach too. Me and Louisa D saw man of steel together. it was ghastly.
Louise-Diana is the sweetest gal ever! She accommodated me extremely last minute with open arms. Her apartment is beautiful -- she has a beautiful garden right beside the sofa. Her apartment is a few blocks from the beach, the farm market -- and great shops. I didn't have a car so I walked everywhere and it was wonderful! Made a new friend and will definitely stay again when I'm back in town!
Louise-Diana was nice and her apartment is in an awesome location (I used to live 3 blocks away yrs ago). However, the pull out love seat bed was unbearable. I canceled my stay the next day and got refunded after sending in photos of the mattress. It's a cheap love seat, maybe 15 yrs old, with metal bars poking your back through the 2 inch, cheap mattress. Fabric is torn in many places as with the matching furniture. I got 3 uneasy hours of sleep.
The apartment is also quite dated, stuffy, and not as nice as the photos and word 'townhouse' seem to impart. I'd charge a bit less for it. Otherwise I'd rate the rest as fair to good. Louise-Diana is cheerful and easy going. With a new bed, she'll be in much better shape. I LOVED my 1st 2 AirBnB experiences in Italy, this makes me more careful when choosing, and I'll avoid pull-out couches!
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About the Host, Yoga Priestess
I have been teaching yoga and meditation for 30 years.
World-traveled,passionate,love life and committed to making the world a healthier place one person and one company at a time. Enjoy meeting new and interesting people.