About this listing
Wake up, open your french doors, and there is a crisp brilliantly blue pool...a succulent garden...and all of LA/Santa Monica right at your fingertips...welcome to our neck of the woods...
Enjoy the world of Southern California at its finest.
You've arrived, and we're here to help...
This spectacularly bright, solar powered, private, secluded, Guest House is centrally located in the heart of Santa Monica. Our desirable location is just steps from world famous restaurants and shops, multiple bus lines and the 405 & 10 freeways. We are biking distance to the beaches and our neighborhood is a great place for walking. The guest house has 2 flat screen TVs with dish network & many channels. Speedy wireless internet is ambient inside and out, all throughout the patio. The kitchenette has a bay window and skylight, with 1/2 size fridge, microwave and stove top burner, toaster oven, coffee maker, rice cooker, blender, & fully stocked. The small bedroom has a queen bed, TV, and large mirrored closet. You have your own private washer/dryer inside the unit. French doors in the living room provide the views out to the swimming pool, patio & yard. We have bicycles, and a bar-b-q for your enjoyment. LAX is a quick 20 minute ride, and sights such as Venice Beach, Disneyland, myriad Museums, and greater Los Angeles are very conveniently nearby. Gated private keypad entry & permit parking provide security and ample parking right in front. This oasis is beautifully appointed and has plenty of storage and closet space. Our small family lives in the front house, with our sweet pup named Puppy and her new sister, Honey Bear (both small dogs). We are here to help make your stay in beautiful Santa Monica one to remember, and look forward to meeting you!
the ambient wifi, and year round great weather make this oasis in the city a rare experience.
Interaction with Guests
we enjoy a glass of wine or coffee in the yard with our guests! you can enjoy your privacy with access to conversation/interaction...
although you can enjoy your privacy tucked away in a private back yard, everything that you need is right at your fingertips in this neighborhood (all walking distance):
+) amazing huge health food store
(bristol farms - 1 block away from our house)
+) banks, drugstores & phone stores
+) 2 starbucks,
+) world famous 5 star restaurants
+) shops, clothing, athletic shoes & more...
excellent bus lines (1 block from wilshire blvd) that take you all over LA! walking distance to myriad shops, restaurants, parks, bike paths, access to all by car with convenient parking.,
Other Things to Note
As with many homes, our plumbing cannot accommodate even "flushable" baby wipes. Please do not flush anything but toilet tissue.
We text each other so that any concerns are dealt with immediately. While sharing the outdoor space, the patio and yard are so magnificent that often times we convene in the garden for a glass of wine or coffee, or some sunset Bar-B-Q. We have met so many interesting people from all over the world, and love to compare experiences. It makes for a rich and rewarding experience. At the same time, everyone's privacy remains intact, and we all have a place we can go to be alone...respect and communication help everything!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Lisa is incredible. She was always available and responsive to any questions or concerns I had. When I first arrived she welcomed me into her home and offered me food and a drink while explaining everything there was to know. She's very friendly and makes a point to check in once and awhile ago see how things are going. When I mentioned I needed a little more fridge space she brought me a second mini fridge that same day. One morning I even woke up to a beautiful blueberry muffin on a platter outside the front door.
The space is even larger than the photos look. I love all the natural light and there are beautiful plants and flowers just outside the windows. The bed is very comfortable and there are plenty of dishware and towels. The pool and grill and patio are all available for your use. If you're staying for a longer time or even just a short week, Lisa and this home will be the perfect for your trip!
I lived here for almost a month while I was working in LA. The place was fabulous. Even nicer than the pictures. Great location. You can walk to stores and restaurants on Wilshire Blvd. 5 minutes from the 405. Lisa and her family were perfect hosts. My new home in LA.
Lisa was great and "saved our life":-) after a last minute cancellation of our booked airbnb Apartment. She was so extremly kind , friendly, and helpful with everything. The Location with Pool and the cute Apartment we can highly recommend, it´s just amazing and in a great area., close to everything ( a good supermarket to walk) also to the bus Station if you don´t have a car. In our case we could park our rental car in front of the house which was great. thanks for the wine, Lisa :-)
Lisa was the most warm, welcoming hostess ever. I miss her already. Wine, coffee and snacks were waiting when I arrived, plus a hug and fresh flowers.
The pool house was terrific and had everything I needed for my stay. Lisa, Lura and Ted were quick to address any needs that arose. How wonderful to have coffee outside by the pool, read a book or have a glass of wine without leaving the property.
Lisa is located in a fabulous spot, walkable to either Brentwood or the heart of Santa Monica. I had a wonderful month and would love to do it again! Thank you so much.
My spouse and I had a wonderful stay with Lisa and her family. She greeted us with a hug which made us feel so welcome and her concern for our comfort and well being continued for our entire stay. Lisa is definitely the hostess with the mostess. Our comfort and enjoyment was paramount to her.
The guest house was quiet, and the french doors open up to the pool and garden. Delightful.
Looking forward to staying here again the next time we are in Los Angeles.
Excellent accueil de Lisa. Sa gentillesse, ses petites attentions contribuent au même titre que le lieu, à rendre le séjour très agreable.
La maison est géniale : on s'y sent comme chez soi.
Lisa was a great host and went out of her way to make me feel welcome while staying in her pool house. She communicated quickly before and during my stay and took the time to get to know me as a person and not just a renter. Lisa's family was also really welcoming to me, and her son was helpful at check-in. It was really nice being able to relax and enjoy the pool, and I even had it to myself a few times. The neighborhood is wonderful, and I enjoyed walking everywhere! There are great restaurants and stores nearby, and you can even walk downtown or to the beach. After long days, it was so nice to come home to my safe and private little piece of heaven. Thank you Lisa!
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About the Host, Lisa
I live in the main house, in front of our place that we rent, with my husband, 15 year old son, our small pup, named Puppy, our other small pup named Honey Bear. I am an artist working in film and television on special projects such as portraits, murals, and myriad hand painted props. On weekends in the winter i work on ski patrol at Bear Mountain - 2 hours away. My husband is a family practice doctor, and we both love the great outdoors. Listing on Airbnb has provided us with the amazing opportunity to meet people from all over. It has been enriching and rewarding to connect with different ages, cultures and personalities. We are interested in travel, sports of all kinds and have a sense of adventure. we love cultural exchange and are eager to hear different points of view. we look forward to meeting you.....