About this listing
Our unique 1913 Craftsman home is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and Santa Monica and Venice beaches. We offer bicycles with the reservation for guests to explore our neighborhood and experience the best of the southern California lifestyle.
Our home is a classic Craftsman-style house built in 1913. It is Dale's childhood home and decorated with paintings by his parents and collectables from our travels. We are a five-minute walk to Santa Monica beach and even closer to Main Street, which has a variety of restaurants, boutique shops, nightclubs, pubs, and coffee houses. There are bicycles included with the reservation and available to our guests to explore Santa Monica, the pier, Third Street Promenade, Venice beach, Abbott Kinney Boulevard, and beyond.
The guest bedroom, which has a queen-size bed with high thread count linens, and guest bathroom both have garden views. The suite is on the first floor of our home and extremely private. Since we are located so close to the beach, the Pacific Ocean breezes keep the house cool and comfortable. Wifi is available throughout the house, garden spaces, and side patio. We provide a hairdryer, flat iron, robes, and bath and beach towels for our guests. There is also an HDTV flatscreen with DirecTV satellite service in the guest bedroom. Use of the kitchen, outdoor bbq, garden spaces, washer/dryer, and jacuzzi hot tub is also included with the reservation.
Our reservation rates are published here on the Airbnb website, but the City of Santa Monica collects a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) of 14% from Airbnb hosts just like any hotel or motel in the city limits. Unfortunately, Airbnb does not yet have a way to collect the tax through the website, so hosts must collect the taxes and then directly pay the city. When prospective guests make a reservation for "Historic Santa Monica Home by Beach," we will accept the request, and AFTERWORD make an alteration to the reservation THAT WILL INCLUDE THE 14% TAX. Guests must accept the alteration in order to be confirmed for the reservation.
Guests have access to all of the outdoor and downstairs indoor areas, which includes the living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, and side patio with jacuzzi hot tub. The second floor areas are for our private use only.
Interaction with Guests
We are both native Californians and have lived in Los Angeles for most of our lives. We'd be happy to help you navigate the city and get the most out of your stay in Santa Monica. We are always available to help our guests with questions and restaurant recommendations, but we also respect their need for privacy.
Santa Monica feels more like a neighborhood than a city. It is perfectly safe and we (and our guests) have felt comfortable walking or riding bikes around town at any hour of the day or night. There are concerts at the Santa Monica Pier in summer, weekly farmer's markets year-round, regular free movies on the lawn of the California Heritage Museum, gourmet food truck events, and all are within walking distance. Santa Monica is also home to the original Muscle Beach and has world-class shopping in downtown and along Montana Avenue.
We are located about 20 minutes from LAX, and Big Blue Bus and Metro bus lines are easily accessible from our house. The Big Blue Bus is efficient for travel to downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade, Malibu, West Los Angeles, and Downtown L.A. If guests choose to explore more of Los Angeles (Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, Disneyland), they may consider renting a car or taking a sightseeing tour since public transportation is not the best. There is plenty of free street parking near our house for rental cars. Taxis are also readily available.
We'd like our guests to treat our house as they would their own home.
We have hardwood floors that can be damaged by sand, so please do a shake and a wipe down after a day at the beach :)
We generally leave walking shoes in the front entry of the house and sandy beach towels on the front porch to dry.
We have a curtain to the hallway to the guest bedroom and bathroom to offer our travelers more privacy. Please close the curtain when you're at home (so we know to keep the roar to a minimum!) and open it when you're out of the house.
We try to be considerate of people who are sensitive to scents by using unscented laundry detergent. We would appreciate it if you could use cologne and perfume with moderation.
That's pretty much it...if anything else comes up, we can figure it out when you're here ;)
Our stay at Dale and Paul's was nothing short of perfect! They were so kind and accommodating, and made sure we had everything we needed, which of course we did. Their house is not only gorgeous, but in a perfect location, just a few minutes walk from shopping, food, and the beach! The room is comfortable, good for the two of us, and their garden and outside seating were lovely! On our last night there, they suggested some places for us to stop on our drive up the coast, and we ended up staying in a cute town they recommended, which was awesome. We really appreciated their hospitality and kindness, and would love to stay again. If you're going to stay in Santa Monica, this is the place to go. (Only caveat being street parking!)
The guys are absolutely wonderful, the house is beautiful, the area is great.
I will be back !
Staying with Dale and Paul has honestly been one of the highlights of our trip to America. What absolutely lovely and genuine people, they made our stay more than special and we would not hesitate to recommend them with the highest regard.
The house is superb, located 2 blocks from Santa Monica's Main Street and a short walk to the beach and on down to the bustling And lovely Venice Beach. The perfect location if you want to explore the area of have a safe an cost base to travel in to Hollywood, downtown or up the coast to Malibu.
The house is fantastic. We felt we had our own space and privacy but also that we were welcome in their home from the moment we arrived. The guys are wonderful characters with a passion for fun and for people. On numerous occasions we found ourself having late night drinks with the guys and had a great chance to get to know them as friends, something we search for when staying with people. We didn't stop laughing and were really sad to leave them when we did. We would absolutely love to see them again. This kind of welcome and hospitality is what Air BnB is all about and they should be commended for their character in terms of the home they are offering and also the company you have he opportunity to enjoy.
Thanks so much Dale and Paul for our wonderful stay, in a holiday of many highlights the few days at your place were among them. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Guy and Laura x
Dale and Paul are very nice host. The place is very conveniently located, right next to main st. It is also spacious, clean. supplies are enough, can borrow the bike, etc.
Dale explained everything well.
Very nice place, highly recommended. I would like to stay more than a day indeed.
This was my first Airbnb stay, and I couldn't have picked a better place to start! Dale and Paul are so welcoming and helpful. I only had 1 day in the area and their advice on seeing Santa Monica and Venice Beach really helped me make the most of my time there. Their home is beautiful, and the room itself is so comfortable and peaceful. Nothing was too much trouble, Dale and Paul are generous with both their time and knowledge. It really did feel like a home away from home, and I am only sorry that I wasn't able to stay longer!
What a great experience we had at Dale and Paul's! The house was beautiful and in such a great location. The bed was so comfy - exactly what we needed after a long day of flying! And the room was super quiet and relaxing. Dale and Paul were so warm and welcoming and very helpful with local knowledge. They also had bikes there for our use which was really fantastic. We would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Santa Monica area!
Everything was great. It was my second time by Dale & Paul's. I spent two wonderful weeks there and they always have been very nice, kind and helpful. The house is so beautiful and clean. Thanks for all.
About the Host, Dale And Paul
Hi, I'm Dale. I'm a landscape architect with my own business and my husband Paul is an editor at a technology company. We love to cook and travel and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.