Zen Life at the Beach

Apartment - Private room · 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Yoga Priestess
Your host, Yoga Priestess
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The Space

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.

*flower photos taken by (email hidden)*

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $1779 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • 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.

    June 2014
  • 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.

    July 2013
  • 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!

    October 2012
  • 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!

    August 2012
  • Very nice place, very quite, near the beach, near all what you need (restaurants, pubs, supermarkets...). Louise-Diana is a very facinating and very welcoming person. Don't hesitate, if you want to spend relaxed time, it is the right place with the right person !

    July 2012
  • I had an absolutely fantastic stay with Rev. Dr. Louise-Diana. Her hospitality, kindness, conversations, and helpful information made me feel welcome in her home. The location was excellent it is near everything, from the 3rd Street Promenade to Venice Beach or even the Santa Monica Pier; all the sites are close by. I highly recommend staying with the good Dr. if you’re visiting the Santa Monica area.

    June 2012
  • The bed is a pull out loveseat in the ground level living room, open to the kitchen-there is a wall of windows next to the bed, open with no window treatment-the landing on the stairs looks directly down onto the bed-the bathroom is on the second level of the townhouse.

    The positive aspect of this experience was the response, service and help I received from the staff of airbnb. Rachel B and Johnny M went well above and beyond in their efforts to assist me. Thank you airbnb!

    September 2011
  • Louise Diana gave me a very warm welcome ! The place is very clean and ideally situated just a few blocks from Venice Beach. Louise is a very interesting person and her place was like an oasis during my holidays. Go go go !!

    August 2011
  • As I was coming to Venice beach for a Yoga teacher training at Exhale, i could not have asked for a better supportive and nurturing environment.
    THe location was perfect ; 5 minutes walk to studio, beach and awsome food market.Dangerous place for shoppers as some of the shops near her house are amazing! Also it is so close to some of the best raw or healthy restaurants or whole foods markets.
    REv. Dr. Louise took care of me like a daughter and she and I are friends forever now.
    The best sleep I have ever had surrounded by healing crystals and plants that facilitated so much healing and space for my life to unfold on this Yoga journey.
    NOemie Bourque
    Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher
    Whistler B.C

    June 2011
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Vassar, University of Arizona, UCLA
yoga therapist, clinical hypnotherapist,minister,author
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.
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