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.
This must be the best accommodation you can find in LA! Zizi is the most wonderful and welcoming host. The accommodation is very well kept/furnished, secure and clean. It felt like a home away from home, with my own privacy but with the added advantage of one of the best home cooked breakfasts and great local advice from Zizi and her husband. The wifi connection was fast and reliable. This is also an ideal location.. close to great restaurants, supermarkets, shopping on Abbott Kinney and Venice Beach/Santa Monica. It was very convenient having the option to rent some bikes/cruisers to get around the area. Thank you for the stay!
This was a very well appointed, clean and pleasant room, facing an large outdoor patio. The hosts were wonderful - very pleasant and flexible. A joy to be at their place.
And, they made me wonderful breakfasts, at the time I requested.
My only concern was the size of the room. There was no chair to sit on or place to conveniently put my suitcase. (Otherwise, this would be an easy 5 stars.)
Nothing short of amazing!!! As our first airbnb reservation, we were fairly nervous about what to expect outside of the generic hotels we usually book for vacations. Let me tell you that the hosts of garden haven, Zizi & Harald surpassed and thoroughly exceeded our expectations! From the easy and quick reservation booking, down to the bittersweet departure, they were incredibly welcoming and accomodating! My wife and I spent a short weekend getaway at their garden haven. The room was fully stocked with coffee, teas, plush bed linens, bathroom toiletries and essentials, and plenty of space to store your items in their walk-in closet. Aside from the beautiful space, when they're home, they serve a breakfast out on the patio that rivals most gourmet restaurants! We just got home yesterday, and we already can't wait to book our next vacation with them! Thank you Zizi & Harald for making our wedding anniversary so memorable!
I've stayed at Zizi and Harald's place several times now and every time I've felt like at home. It has it all, great hosts, great location and great accommodation. The best place to stay in Santa Monica.
Zizi is a remarkably warm and welcoming host. She greeted me at the door and immediately made me feel right at home. The garden apartment is an oasis in the middle of Santa Monica. Every detail is thoughtful and perfect, down to the gorgeous Zizi-made breakfast under the pomegranate tree. I enjoyed a brief but wonderful stay, and can't wait to return. Best airbnb experience so far!
I had the best weekend at Zizi's Garden Haven! The room was spotless and very comfortable. The area was peaceful and Zizi greeted us every morning with an AMAZING breakfast and unique recommendations that I wouldn't have found on my own! A 20-30 minute walk to the beach throughout safe neighborhoods and about a 40 minute walk to Santa Monica Pier. Also, a very short drive to Venice Beach. I will absolutely be staying here on my next visit to Santa Monica! I can't say enough good things about my weekend stay!
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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.