Historic Santa Monica home by beach

House - Private room · 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Dale And Paul
Your host, Dale And Paul
109 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Our home is a classic airplane Craftsman style house built in 1913. It is my childhood home and filled with paintings by my parents, who were both working artists. We are a five-minute walk to Santa Monica beach and even closer to Main Street, which has a variety of restaurants, shops, nightclubs, pubs, and coffee houses. There are several bikes included with the room reservation and available to our guests to explore Santa Monica, Venice beach, and beyond.

The bedroom, which has a queen-size bed with high thread count linens, and private bathroom both have garden views. The suite is on the first floor 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 and in the garden spaces. We provide a hairdryer, flat iron, and bath and beach towels for our guests. There is a flatscreen TV with cable and HDTV in the bedroom. Use of the kitchen, outdoor bbq, garden spaces, washer/dryer, and jacuzzi hot tub is also included with the reservation.

Santa Monica feels more like a neighborhood than a city. 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.

We are located about 20 minutes from LAX and bus lines are easily accessible from the house. The Big Blue Bus is efficient for travel to downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade, Malibu beach, West Los Angeles, and Downtown L.A.

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.

The entire first floor which includes the kitchen, dining room, living room, outside patio, jacuzzi, private bathroom

Very safe and friendly and safe . Everybody knows each other

There are buses a block away and taxis will arrive in 5 minutes

Guest Access

All of the downstairs areas are available for use, which includes the living room, dining room, kitchen and outdoor patio and Jacuzzi.

The Neighborhood

Very safe and friendly and safe and fun . Everybody knows each other

Getting around

There are buses a block away and taxis will arrive in 5 minutes

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Staying at Dale and Pauls house in wonderful Santa Monica was really a nice experience. It was actually a big highlight on our trip! We enjoyed it a lot :-).
    The house is gorgeous and located on a nice residential street.
    The bedroom is clean, colourful, bright and sunny & very cosy. The view is towards the quiet little garden and we even saw hummingbirds there.
    Bathroom is very nice with all amenities. We enjoyed the outside jacuzzi and borrowed the cool bikes, which was really good.
    Dale and Paul have really thought about everything (all small details) and you feel very welcome and relaxed when staying there in their house.
    As persons Dale & Paul are very friendly, funny, positive, helpful and interested. We highly recommend it and we will definately stay there again in the future.
    We are also very glad that we had the opportunity to get to know you guys and you are always welcome to Sweden!

    July 2014
  • Dale and Paul's home is charming and inviting, the neighborhood is wonderful and Dale and Paul are gracious, fun and very helpful hosts. This was my first airbnb stay and it was the best. Thanks Dale and Paul for your welcoming, laid-back hospitality.

    July 2014
  • This was our first Airbnb experience and we were very impressed. The location of the property was convenient for exploring Santa Monica and Venice, as well as being well situated for our days out in the wider LA area. There are numerous restaurants located nearby. The location is quiet and away from the crowds and congestion of LA but close to transport and the freeway. Our hosts, Dale and Paul, were very accommodating and shared their knowledge of the area and sights/attractions, ensuring we were able to plan our activities during our stay with the insight of a local perspective. The room was comfortable and spacious and the adjoining bathroom well appointed (including a set of scales to weigh our luggage prior to departing for the airport).

    June 2014
  • My teenage daughter and I stayed at Pauls and Dales place for five days. It was great!!! They are the nicest hosts you can imagine. ! Always helpful, giving very good recommendations what to do in LA and the area and being so nice to us! The rooms, house and garden are beautiful, furnished and decorated with a lot of taste! We definitely recommend staying at Paul and Dale when you are looking for a neatand tasteful place in Santa Monica.

    June 2014
  • Dale and Paul were amazing hosts! The room was adorable, clean, and had everything you could need. The house is very charming with lots of character. Dale and Paul gave me great neighborhood recommendations as well, which was so helpful during my stay! I will be recommending this house to everyone traveling to LA/Santa Monica! Thanks guys!

    June 2014
  • Staying at Paul and Dale's house was a great experience! They have a wonderful home which is within walking distance to the beach and the pier. We also really enjoyed taking the bikes for a cruise down to Venice! Dale and Paul and very kind hosts who have a lot of information material available and can help with recommendations for the area!

    June 2014
  • All of the positive reviews are true: Dale and Paul are excellent hosts! This was my first airbnb experience and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I felt right at home here. It's a lovely house in a great location. Next time I visit California I'll definitely be looking to stay with them again.

    May 2014
  • Yes, two weeks later and I realized I was returning to SoCal for work and staying over the weekend meant staying with Paul and Dale. As before, Paul and Dale are absolutely resourceful and very accommodating. House was super clean and well appointed. Hot tub is amazing. Linens are clean, there are toiletries, hair drying, robes and more. Internet is fast and location is top notch, it is actually quite a gem.

    I recommend this place over and over!

    May 2014
  • Perfect. Just absolutely perfect. Dale and Paul had thought of everything to make guests feel welcome and make them feel at home! Really clean, spacious and relaxed house with a really nice location in Santa Monica. If you're going in Santa Monica, this is the place you want to be in. Thank you very much Dale and Paul!

    May 2014
  • My stay exceeded my expectations. The guys are helpful, warm and accomodating. I love the attention to detail - the little fireplace in the bedroom, the well stocked bathroom vanity, the gorgeous garden from which this bedroom looks out to and the outdoor sitting area. The location is fabulous and having access to bikes means that you can travel like a local. I spent the whole 2 days riding around discovering but you could easily do this by foot as its so central. Would recommend for any person who is travelling alone but would like to get a sense of how the local Californians live!

    May 2014
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Hi, I am Dale and I'm a landscape architect with my own business. My partner Paul is a writer and web producer at a local television station in Los Angeles. We both love to cook and travel and enjoy meeting people from all over the world. We have one small dog, DUG, who is a Chirweener and is very quiet and shy. We are both born and raised in Southern California; our house is my childhood home, which just turned 100 years old this year.
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