About This Listing
This bedroom, bathroom in a newly remodeled home has a private entrance and secure parking. Breakfast is served on a patio under trees. Easy walking distance to the beach, Wholefoods and Main Street restaurants.
This bedroom, bathroom in a newly remodeled home has a private entrance and free parking.
The room is modern, compact, with a double bed and a reasonable sized closet for your clothes. Breakfast is served on a patio under trees when we are in residence, otherwise enjoy your own breakfast there. We are easy walking distance to the beach, Wholefoods and Main Street restaurants, Santa Monica attractions and Santa Monica College.
If you love the outdoors, the beach is nearby, hire our great bikes and go for a cycle or walk down and play tennis at Marine Park or play golf at Penmar Golf course.
Feel free to use our garden patio and gas fire-pit.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house, give us a shout if you need anything :). We do however spend extended times away from our home when we travel to our other home in Africa so there are times that you will need to make your own breakfasts. Our prices are reduced whilst we are away due to the fact that you will be making your own breakfasts.
This property is located in the Sunset Park area of southern Santa Monica. Our local attractions include the Santa Monica Pier, the wonderful Santa Monica beach and promenade,Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach, the Venice Canals, the Venice Skate park and of course the wonderful restaurants in Abbott Kinney, Main and Rose Streets.
The quiet residential area allows for relaxation after a busy day of exploring locally or more broadly in Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Universal Studios. The incredible weather in Southern California makes getting outdoors a must, walk or cycle to the beach,surf, play tennis at our local tennis courts or wander around the farmers market on Main Street on a Sunday Morning. We are very close to Santa Monica College and ideally situated for the families of Danish, Swedish, Dutch, French and German students coming to college here in the USA.
You can walk to Lincoln Boulevard ((7 min walk) and catch The Big Blue Bus. Uber or Taxi Taxi are great for trips and we have place for you to park without requiring street permits.
Other Things to Note
Breakfasts are extra special. European or American style cooking with Danish and French breads and organic herbs from our own garden. Please be aware that we travel a lot so cooked breakfast may not always be available. Our continental breakfasts are also special though.
This is an ideal base for people doing a few days of work or needing a brief beach holiday in Santa Monica. `please be aware that we respect our neighbors and their need for peace and quiet.
OK, this is simply the best Airbnb imaginable. I don't even know where to begin. The room is charming and immaculate, cozy but comfortable, with every amenity you would need. The guest room opens onto an amazing courtyard/garden patio that is a little oasis of calm and beauty. There's a nice gas firepit for those chilly L.A. mornings (we are from Phoenix so yes, the mornings in L.A. can be chilly), and a modern picnic table and chairs set up under a shady tree. Every morning, Zizi and Harold present you with an absolutely delicious breakfast (seriously, amazing). The cooking was simple, healthy, and just the perfect way to start the day. I've never actually had breakfast come with any Airbnb so this was an unexpected treat. Honestly I will never bother looking for another place to stay in L.A. (I only hope the Garden Haven is available whenever we're there). The neighborhood is great too -- just down the road from Main street and a short drive to tons of great food and shops. Super convenient and safe. The neighbors were also incredibly friendly and invited us to their rooftop deck to watch fireworks for the 4th. Best of all, Zizi and Harold were simply the nicest and most thoughtful hosts. We want to be friends with them and I'm sure you will too after staying here. They are incredibly thoughtful, funny, respectful, and attentive. By far the best Airbnb experience either of us have had, and hard to imagine a better one. Thank you so much Zizi and Harold! See you next time!
Absolutely perfect! Quiet room with private entrance, fabulously comfortable bed, luxurious shower and an incomparably lovely garden setting. Zizi is a gracious hostess who makes every effort to see to her guests' comfort. Coffee/tea service was provided in the room and wine/beer was available from an honors bar in the garden. Breakfast is served in the garden. This is a quiet residential neighborhood with a large park nearby, yet easy access to restaurants and shopping.
Garden Haven was our first experience with Airbnb and as my boyfriend and I mentioned to both of our hosts they have raised the bar significantly! Zizi and Harald are great hosts. Garden Haven is really a haven.....super location, well decorated, very clean room and a very comfortable bed. The highlight of our stay was definitely the fantastic breakfast served in Zizi and Harald's superb garden! Thank you again to both of you!
My daughter and I stayed at Garden Haven for 2 nights. This was the first time we have used Airbnb. Our stay was wonderful! Our flight was delayed 8 hours and Zizi was in contact with me the entire time- I felt I knew her even before I arrived at her home. The accommodations were exactly as you see and the garden that you see from your room and have access to is beautiful. We had the most amazing breakfast in the garden both mornings! This was our 1st trip to California and Zizi and Harold were so helpful with directions and advice where to go. I feel we have made friends in Santa Monica and I can't wait to go back and stay at Garden Haven!
The French have a saying, mise en place, meaning having everything in place before service begins and this is exactly how it feels staying with Zizi and Harrald. The room is comfortably modern especially the bed, which is, in my opinion, the toughest obstacle when traveling. All amenities are included, Verismo, Nature's Gate products, Hotel collection towels and even a luxurious orchard that I got to wake up to every morning. Zizi's description of Garden Haven is aptly named and I felt I was in a scaled down version of the Garden of Eden every time I walked out my door. Zizi is an incredibly generous hostess by way of her hardy and delicious breakfast's each morning and the sharing of life stories that I will never forget. This was my first time staying at an AirBnB and the Wattrus family have set the bar very high. I've been home two days and already miss this beautiful setting and company. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful staying. The host make us difference breakfast daily. The room and bed are super satisfied. Highly recommended and hope would come back again soon.
I think the words, "above and beyond" truly apply to Zizi and her husband, Harold. They exceed any of our expections by ensuring that our stay was perfect. From the lovely room, the amazing breakfasts on the beautiful patio, to just the time spent getting to know the interesting, kind people that they are. It is my second time at , "The Garden Haven" and I will be back again!
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About the Host, Zizi
We have been living in Santa Monica for 4 years and love it :). We travel extensively and this is a special place to live.
Come and visit our beautiful room and garden in between discovering Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, the legendary Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade as well as everything cool and crazy that LA has to offer.
We welcome people from all over the world.
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