About This Listing
Charming, leafy, sun trap with a happy, cosy and secluded feel. 20 mins to LAX, 5 mins to the beach, 30 mins to mountains. Both a city break and a relaxing retreat: close to gourmet restaurants and all the life of LA.
Charming, leafy, sun trap with a happy, cosy and secluded feel. 20 mins to LAX, 5 mins to the beach, 30 mins to mountains. Both a city break and a relaxing retreat: close to gourmet restaurants and all the life of LA. Price - per room, per night.
This gorgeous, creative, calm space has plenty of charm and quirk. It's compact but doesn't feel too small and people say it has a happy feel. You would have free run of the apartment (kitchen, bathroom, living room) and your own private room, as well as a patio space.
*Sometimes the entire apartment with 2 double beds may be available, so please email in advance if this suits you*
This place is 10 blocks from the beach, and 15 mins on a bike to Santa Monica pier or Venice, and 20 minutes from LAX airport (I've never tried that on a bike). We are midway in between both, in a safe neighborhood. We are on major bus routes also, near Wholefoods, dogparks, great walks, cafes and coffee shops, (the best latte in LA) restaurants, walks, a few gyms, a pool, a library - and close enough to the ten freeway without losing the 'beachy' vibe. There are plenty of lovely restaurants, cinemas and amenities nearby on lincoln and in santa monica 'town'. Also hikes a - plenty in the Santa Monica mountains. Forests and Ocean!
There are two guys I know who will either rent bikes to you for cheaper than the shops nearby, and deliver them, or you can buy them off him and sell them back for 50% less at the end of your stay. You're only here for a week, so I can give you his details; just mention me when you book.
The apartment is one storey only, so there is no-one above and only one adjoining wall with our neighbour. There are many windows, a chandelier and a large kitchen skylight. Free wifi, cable TV and internet TV included, high thread count sheets and an occasional hummingbird outside your window.
In addition to a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom, you also have a shared private patio space. Your bedroom is a double size 10 x 13 ft.
Outside, we also have some shared space with barbecue, lanterns and many shrubs and plants. The apartment has an up-cycled 50's charm and all the benefits of being near the beach with none of the drawbacks - its a safe and well kept area, whilst retaining plenty of character and boho chic. (Is there such a thing as boho chic? Maybe I made it up after living here.)
We have permit parking, laundry on site, and an alkali water filter machine. No indoor smokers please. I have happily accommodated a dog or cat too, as long as they don't shed a lot, and claws are trimmed to protect the maple wood floors. The deposit just needs to be a little bigger than normal in this instance.
I am looking for $80 per night all inclusive of all bills except for the coin-op laundry. It includes Direct TV, fios fast WIFI, one parking permit, and a twice monthly maid, who might wash, dry and fold some of said laundry if you need that. I can also arrange for a personal massage therapist and chiropractor to visit for decent rates, as I know that scene well having been a bodyworker. If you want a personal chef, pilates / yoga sessions, nutritionist, dog walker, Venice personal tour guide - that's easy. You're in LA! I also work with someone who runs a concierge company, and his business is one of the finest and most selective in town. This might not be the most expensive or state of the art place to let, but it is high on beachy charm and there is no reason why a budget shouldn't mean that pampering or luxury is beyond! You will be visiting one of the healthiest places in the USA: I think joie de vivre on a visit is essential.
I am looking for the right person who will fit in well and be happy here. I will do my best to pick you up from LAX, which is 20 mins away, or can recommend a good cab service. All enquiries please email, thanks!
The whole apartment, plus an outdoor private patio with firepit and sofa, plus the neighborhood (sort of gated) communal space that I share with 3 other lovely ladies who live next door.
Interaction with Guests
I am usually around, but each day is different. Happy to help you navigate your stay in LA, and help you have a magical stay: I have found some really great friends in my airbnb guests too which is a bonus.
The is area is very safe, and if feels secure, beachy, leafy, airy and I can walk to santa monica town in 25 mins, or cycle to the sand in 10. It has serious charm.
The blue bus from the airport stops very close by, and there are great bus links from Lincoln Blvd and Ocean park Bvld. There is a tram service starting on Colorado soon which is a short walk. If you want to find out how to get somewhere, go to socal transport org and then put in a bus stop at Lincoln and Pico Bvld. Easy bus routes to UCLA and from LAX. Take an uber cab for anything else.
Other Things to Note
I really like to keep the price as low as I can so I get the right person, and I was broke as an actor for years! Also, rent has gone crazy around here. Obviously it's a business, but as long as things are covered I am happy. The rent just went up (Match 2014) so I had to add a bit. Sorry folks!
No guests other than by prior consented arrangement
No loud music after 9pm or before 10.00 am
No smoking indoors
Must pay for any damages, accidental or otherwise
Deposit required with certain dates
Must communicate within 12 hours if there is an issue, problem or emergency
I had a fantastic time at Mary's "happy home". She is a great and fun host and very helpful with suggestions. She greeted me with a warmmhug ans made it easy for me to feel like home. I enjoyed relaxing on the patio and soking up the sun. her home is perfectly located in Santa Monica, very close to the beach, 3rd Street Promenade and so on. Venice is also very close. Parking is available right on the street. I never had trubles finding a free spot. I truly recommend this listing! thx again Mary for being so caring and making my vacation unforgettable :-)
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This place is great! Mary is such a nice host. Always available to help with directions and suggestions.
Wonderful stay in a great area, walking distance to the beach and cafes. The room was perfect, and I enjoyed sitting out and enjoying the sun in the courtyard. Mary was so helpful and welcoming, with lots of good advice about arriving, transport, and things to do and see in the area. I highly recommend a stay at Mary´s in Santa Monica!
One of the best Airbnb experiences I've ever had. Mary greeted me with a warm hug, and made me feel instantly welcome. Her place is inviting, peaceful, and very quiet. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's in a great location, and parking was a breeze. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks for having me Mary!
Lovely and welcoming, helpful and caring host Mary attended to all my needs. LIght and airy, apartment has a great location-- walked or took nearby buses easily to get all around Santa Monica. Quiet and peaceful, I never heard anyone in the nearby apartments. Very relaxing, pleasant stay.
What a perfect start to my time in LA! Mary is the most incredible, patient and giving host! And her "happy home" indeed made me happy. Very relaxed, organized, beachy, eclectic and just good vibes. The location is superb right between Venice and Santa Monica and if you have a car, there is always parking. Anyone would be lucky to stay here with Mary. I'm so glad I found her :)
About the Host, Mary
Actress, writer, voiceover artist.
I love good food, good people and good living. I love to travel and tend to go on long mad trips with my 90-year-old dad. We just sailed around Croatia together: he was in the navy in WW2, but now writes poems and paints.
I am British, with a "Scenglish' accent having lived 12 years in Scotland, and came to the USA 5 years ago now. I can't see myself ever going back. I voice animation and do a bit of on camera acting, and write plays in a shared office space around the corner. I love that airbnb is based on trust and respect - I have had to place a lot of trust in new people over the last 4 years and it has worked very well for the majority. I rented out very rarely until last year - I used it only when I was out of town - but now I do so full time. I have new friends and many great stories because of it, and I get to keep my apartment that I feel so at home in.
Get in touch if you need any info at all. I am especially good at new actors in town on British visas! Regardless of your line of work or the reason for your visit, I would like to make sure that your time here at Pearl is happy, peaceful, welcoming and comfortable and that you have a really magic stay.
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