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.
Tad and Sasa were great hosts! Room was clean and cozy. We were there mostly just to sleep and shower but there were dishes, a fridge, and kitchen stuff had we needed it. Both Tad and Sasa were available by phone and Tad even helped us bring our things up the stairs :) Would definitely stay again!
We took a cab to the cottage and unfortunately the drive lost the way even with such a clear direction written by Tad and Sasa! Thanks to Sasa who's very patient over the phone, directing us to our destination. Tad welcomed us at home and he's a super nice and helpful guy!!! Even he's not at home sometimes, we only need to text him and his reply came in a very short time! Well, honestly speaking, it's indeed a very small room but literally we can find EVERYTHING we need!!! Thanks to Tad and Sasa's thoughtful preparation! The temperature here is lower than LA town and the air is super good! Unfortunately we didn't meet small animals around and hope we meet some when we have a re-visit in future! It's my first Airbnb experience and it couldn't be better!!!
Tad and Sasa's really provides everything you need for truly comfortable stay. The bathroom has soap and shampoo and other toiletries. The kitchen has pots, pans, flatware, oil and condiments. The stove and oven worked just fine. We used the heater at times when it got a little chilly. Great location, used their bikes to get to the beach and beyond. Would stay there again.
Nice place to stay and see the Santa Monica area. We loved the bikes! Quite small but perfect for our needs. Thanks x
Overall this was a great first stay and experience with airbnb. My review will mostly just reiterate what everyone else has already said.
1. Cute spot in a great location - it's small, you absolutely can only sleep two
2. There are a lot of stairs to climb, but they are in good condition
3. Bed is ok, definitely your typical futon.
4. Bathroom was good, towels are provided both bath and beach
5. Take a look at the kitchen before you head to a grocery, but I was able to fairly easily make a full breakfast both mornings I was here
6. Hosts are responsive and friendly
7. Was welcomed with fresh flowers and wine :)
8. A fan and heater were available - it was 90+ in March while I was here and I was plenty comfortable during the day and at night
For the price and location, it's a great spot and you should definitely consider staying here.
Oikein söpö pieni vieraskämppä rinteessä sijaitsevan talon alakerrassa. Tiedot pitivät hyvin paikkansa, ne kannattaa lukea tarkkaan. Kuvissa ainoa poikkeus oli positiivinen, eli korkeiden tuolien väliin oli asennettu klaffipöytä, joka olikin erittäin kätevä. Kämpän varustus oli kaikin puolin loppuun asti mietitty.
Emme tavanneet isäntiä mutta saimme hyvät ohjeet saapumista ja lähtemistä varten. Sähköposteihin vastattiin erittäin nopeasti ja ystävällisesti. Polkupyörät olivat hieman ruosteiset mutta silti täysin ajokuntoiset ja riittivät hyvin rantabulevardin ajeluun, jota olimme suunnitelleet. Pyörien hinta oli todella halpa verrattuna vuokraamojen hintoihin, joten kannattaa hyödyntää!
Tad and Sasa have a wonderful little hideaway. I enjoyed the simple touches like the fresh flowers and wine. They're quite considerate too. I landed up getting ill, and Tad was kind enough to stop what he was doing to help me find just the right place to go. Then, there's also the beautiful smell of jasmine as you walk out of the door. I'd return in a minute...
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.