Quaint Santa Monica Canyon Studio.

House - Entire home/apt · Ocean Ave Ext, Santa Monica, CA 90402, United States

Beautiful quaint writer's studio, close enough to everything yet just outside of the hustle bustle...come home in the foliage and hear the waves crashing at night and get up the next morning to live it up in LA!

The Space

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, basic 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 $10/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.

Guest Access

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 2 guests so far!) or hopefully we'll see you coming up and down the steps :)

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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) that 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. :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $799 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great stay, easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Place is accurately represented, cozy space with everything you need. Will be using again on future trips.

    April 2014
  • Nice location, charming cottage, Sasa and Tad were really nice. Place is pretty small, fine for a couple!

    March 2014
  • We had a great weekend! The studio was just what we were looking for, and perfectly located. We rode cruisers along the beach path, and along the palisades the next day. Small but super cute.

    March 2014
  • A friend and I stayed in Tad and Sasa's studio for one night. It was perfect for our quick trip to LA. The location is so cute and very close to the beach as well as 3rd street promenade ($6 Uber ride). The studio itself was clean and comfy and had everything we needed. Sasa was not there (although she was very helpful during the reservation process!), but we did meet Tad and he was so nice and hospitable! We tried out their restaurant recommendations and they were spot on.

    Thanks for a great stay!

    March 2014
  • This is a great little studio. Perfect for one person and has everything you need. The futon was very comfortable as well. Tad and Sasa were very helpful. I was happy they were both there upon arrival. Tad helped me carry my bag up all the stairs, which I was very grateful for b/c there are quite a lot of stairs up to this quite little studio. Sasa and I had lunch and took a yoga class together. They were there when you needed them. Location was great too just a couple of blocks from the beach. I highly recommend. And this was my first airbnb experience so I am happy to say there will be more! :)

    March 2014
  • The location was great: tucked on a green hillside, a short walk to the beach, and a gorgeous healthy walk to the center of town and shopping. The unit has a great, tiny kitchen. Tad and Sasa went out of their way to locate and loan us a backpack for the day. The futon bed folds out easily, but needs some kind of mattress topper to be comfortable for sleeping. Thanks, Tad and Sasa!

    March 2014
  • This is a great place to stay if you want beautiful views in a wonderful neighborhood. Sasa introduced herself after we arrived. She is extremely nice and had the studio set up with a nice bottle of wine. Thank you for your hospitality Sasa! We definitely recommend this quaint studio for couples wanting to explore LA.

    March 2014
  • Great place and amazing hosts! Couldn't ask for a cozier + nicer appt!

    March 2014
  • Tiny, cozy and clean efficiency apartment with the feel of a summer beach house! Tad and Susa were super friendly and accommodating and we would definitely recommend this affordable Santa Monica retreat.

    March 2014
  • Sasa was a great host, very helpful and accommodating. Studio was as described. Perfect location.

    February 2014
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Jamie's Jerky!
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.
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