"Fantastic, very private, clean and comfortable"  Halla *****"the room is lovely, comfy bed, beautiful sheets and furnishings"  Ruth  *****


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath

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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. Parking is on the street, just double check street cleaning signs.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $45

Description

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. Parking is on the street, just double check street cleaning signs.

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 5-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.

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.

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, Uber and Lyft are also readily available.

City License #215738

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215738
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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 ;)


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

261 Reviews


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Kelly User Profile
April 2017
Excellent location. No need for a car. We used the bikes to go everywhere. We really liked the old house ambience. The bed was nice but a little squishy for 2 people. Dale and Paul were very friendly.

Brooke User Profile
March 2017
My stay at Dale and Paul's in Santa Monica could not have been better: Beautiful and comfortable space - boasting all the vintage charm a heart could desire; Close (as in walkable) to shopping, restaurants and beach; And fantastic Hosts! Next time I will be take advantage of the Jacuzzi!

Manuel User Profile
March 2017
The visit at Dale and Paul´s wonderful historic house next to Santa Monica beach was great. So lovely persons and such a warm hospitality I never met. We also had all together a great barbeque and really interesting talks until late night. The room is totaly clean and super comfortable and everywhere in the house you feel this Spirit of art and LA Lifestyle. we really enjoyed the time there and will come back as soon as we can make it all the long way from Bavaria... We came as guests and almost left as friends. The best way to use Airbnb service. Thanks guys Manuel, Koko and Little Babygirl Ella

Robin User Profile
March 2017
If you are looking for a place with great access to the beach, excellent restaurants, ease of access from airport and downtown L.A. and other activities, this is your place! The home is absolutely charming. Our room was bright and cheery, very comfortable and well appointed. But what made this one of the best places I have stayed while using Airbnb was definitely the hosts. We had a great time and definitely will make plans to return.

Tom User Profile
March 2017
Great stay at the house. Very quiet in the mornings and really comfortable room. Close to the beach and metro line up to downtown LA. Parking on the street is free and easy. Dale and Paul were reallly helpful and great hosts. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks for the stay!

Jane User Profile
February 2017
Great place to stay, close to shops and eateries and easy walk to the beach with Santa Monica pier being around a half hour stroll. You can pick up the hop on hop off bus near the pier. Dale and Paul were very hospitable and everything you need is provided and more. Would definitely recommend.

Sarah User Profile
February 2017
Dale and Paul embody all that is good with Airbnb. Their home was comfortable and located within a short walk/bike ride to the beach, attractions, and restaurants. They are incredibly gracious hosts. If you book with them, you will not be disappointed!

Santa Monica, California, United States · Joined in June 2012
Dale And Paul User ProfileDale And Paul is a superhost.

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.

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