About this listing
Beautiful quaint writer's studio, close enough to everything yet just outside of the hustle bustle. Come home in the foliage, hear the waves crashing at night and get up the next morning to live it up in LA!
Ascend the 72 brick steps winding up a vine covered hillside to reach this classic cottage in the clouds. We're nestled in the canyon adjacent to the world famous Santa Monica stairs.
This writer's studio, with it's own private entrance, is a perfect little getaway, yet close to all that LA has to offer. It is equipped with a small, but full kitchen, bathroom, Wi-Fi internet, cable, plenty of closet space, access to washer/dryer.
Beautiful views of the canyon and the ocean. Three blocks from the beach, biking distance from the 3rd street promenade and the Venice boardwalk. This area boasts some of the finest restaurants and clubs in all of Los Angeles. Spend the morning surfing in nearby Malibu, then pack a lunch and head to Topanga canyon in the afternoon to hike one of the many trails. Hope you enjoy our little cottage as much as we do!!
The Number 9 bus stops directly in front of our stairs, and the bus schedule is online for all other buses/trains.
We now have two beach cruisers for rent! On the beach they rent for $40/day....we will rent for just $5/day!! Lock included :)
The place is nestled in nature, covered in vines, trees and bamboo which house all kinds of wildlife critters like squirrels, birds, and many others you would expect to see in this area.
Your own studio with small, but full kitchen. Washer/Dryer(around the other side of the house)
Bikes available for rent.
Interaction with Guests
We always love to greet you when possible, if we are not at work when you arrive. Other than that we try to give you your space, but feel free to come up and join us for our dinner parties(as we've done with a few guests so far!) or hopefully we'll see you coming up and down the steps :)
This neighborhood is very friendly with many families that have lived here for a long time. There's a school on this block so it's very safe. We have people from all over the world coming to visit this area with the beach and the stairs and the nice little restaurants down the streets. You will love this spot.
We do have street parking if you bring a car. There is the number 9 bus that stops directly in front of our stairs. It will take you to the 3rd street promenade as well as link you up with other buses that take you all over LA. We are also directly off the Pacific Coast Hwy (hwy 1) which takes you to Malibu and up the coast, or filters you onto the 10 freeway to Downtown LA. Very easy access to everything.
Other Things to Note
There are all kinds of wildlife here, squirrels, coyotes, cats, spiders, raccoons, birds, and anything that may live outside...we do live in a unique house on the hillside that attracts all living things. :)
No more than 2 people allowed, it's simply not big enough.
Small(and I mean small) dogs only upon request and only if you take the dog with you everywhere you go. You cannot leave the dog in the studio by itself, and the dog cannot bark.
NO SMOKING in the house or outside of the house....sorry the smoke heads directly into my bedroom.
You may have visitors, but No parties.
We will give you 2 keys for entry, and can arrange the key exchange via personal email one day before your reservation.
Please bring valid ID for at least 1 person on the reservation for verification.
Kids are welcome, but no more than 2 people total for the Studio.
We do live in the house and ask that if you have any concerns while staying here to please say something right away. We want you to be very comfortable staying here.
We had a great experience, Sasha & Tad were very helpful & answered all our questions very promptly! The studio was what we needed for 2 ppl & we were out most of the days anyway, the use of the bikes & washing machine was awesome ! Would highly recommend - Thanks heaps :-)
We had an amazing experience at the Canyon Studio in Santa Monica. The apartment was perfect for a getaway weekend in Southern California. It has everything you could need and is perfectly nestled by the Santa Monica stairs. We got the chance to rent the bikes as well which were perfect for exploring the area. We will definitely be back!
We stayed for 2 nights here and it was great. The area is pretty small so it can only fit a maximum of 2 guests as described by the host. The toilet had almost everything we need ranging from sunscreen to earplugs!The breakfast recommendation to Patrick'a roadhouse was awesome too! It's a quiet and tranquil environment. We didn't get a chance to meet the hosts but we just want to thank you for the pleasant stay.
This was the perfect place to spend a couple of days in paradise. I live in LA but booked Tad and Sasa's place for a short staycation with my boyfriend to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The location is supreme and the studio was very cute. They had two bikes to rent which we took advantage of, this area of Santa Monica is very bike-able and I'm glad we were able to rent from them and not from the beach shop, as we saved a ton of money that way. Parking was easy too!
The studio was really nice, perfectly located. Tad and Sasa were really nice too. We had a wonderful moment here. everything was perfect
We had a wonderful stay at Tad & Sasa's place. It is just as advertised, and although very small, it was very charming. We were provided with bath and beach towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and were greeted with a bottle of wine!
It is located directly next to the Santa Monica stairs, and you will see people working out all day long. It is only about a 10 minute walk to the beach and bikes are available for rent. Parking is available on the street and we had almost no trouble finding a spot close to the apartment (we visiting over Labor Day weekend, so everywhere was busy).
Sasa was very helpful with any questions we had, and we hope to stay again one day!
A very cosy studio, confortable, full of charm and surrounded by nature. Can easily walk to the beach and discover LA without the crowd.
Tad and Sasa are very cool and helpfull people, we arrived late but Tad was very kind to welcome us.
We really enjoyed this stop in our road trip, and would have loved to stay more. Un très bon souvenir
About the Host, Tad And Sasa
We are 2 friends that live in the Main house who have decided to rent the Studio as a vacation getaway. Sasa has lived in the house for over 2 years, and Tad moved in a little over a year ago. The previous tenants lived here over 7 years so you can see how much this "diamond in the rough" house really feels like home. Sasa has a grass-fed beef jerky company called Jamie's Jerky, and also works in the film industry as a production accountant. Tad is an amazing artist and musician that has recently started his own art studio near downtown LA. We are both really chill people and can't wait to share this side of LA with all those interested.