Historic Santa Monica home by beach

House - Private room · 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States

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

Check In
  • Dale and Paul were great hosts, welcoming and with helpful information about what to do in the area. Our room and bath area were private (not sure why someone complained about privacy), clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. Most of the time we couldn't tell when Dale and Paul were home. We used the bikes to go down to the Santa Monica and Venice Beaches. Very cool neighborhood with many close-by restaurants. Pay attention to parking rules on surrounding streets to avoid a ticket. I was informed by Dale, but forgot on street sweeping day and got a ticket, a minor glitch in a great visit. Ginny and Anna B.

    April 2014
  • Paul and Dale were the best hosts I could have imagine. From the very beginning they were friendly and helpful. We felt like at home thanks to their hospitality. I would definitely recommend them.

    April 2014
  • Dale & Paul were amazing hosts! The house was great & the location was amazing. They gave us fantastic advice on where to go..everything we needed was at our finger tips. Shops, cafes, restaurants, and the beach were all within a 10 minute walk. Whilst always open to having a chat, they also have us privacy. Dale & Paul were super generous in allowing us to take the bikes out for a ride along the esplanade (Santa Monica pier to Venice beach). All in all, we highly recommend staying there!

    April 2014
  • Dale and Paul were wonderful hosts ! They were extremely kind and considerate, and have an amazingly comfortable home- a very welcoming atmosphere.

    The bed was incredibly comfortable- I never wanted to get out of it! An extremely clean and inviting environment.

    We had some great conversations together, they are a very entertaining pair- just delightful. They gave very helpful information about local places- cafes, restaurants, shopping etc.; and of course, their house is in a great location. Its proximity to the beach ia an extremely attractive feature.

    Their little dog Dug is a darling- just trots around and minds his own business.

    A great place to stay! I highly recommend it, and I look forward to coming back to stay in their fabulous home.


    April 2014
  • Excellent location, very good hosts.
    Dale and Paul's place is near the beach, good restaurants, and interesting shopping. Borrowing a bike from them and coasting along the Santa Monica boardwalk was one of my most memorable days in LA. They provide a great bed and a friendly environment. I had lots of good advice from them on where to go and what to see. I definitely recommend this place.

    April 2014
  • Great place! Paul, Dale (and Dug :-)) are very nice and thoughtful hosts. We had everything we could wish for and both of them are very generous and fun. The location of their house is fabulous - within walking distance to main street, restaurants, bars, shops and of course to the beach. Dale and Paul will help you to find the best things to do around Santa Monica. The house is amazing. The bedroom is very cosy and quiet and equipped with everything you might need; it provides a TV set, a wonderful bed (we never slept sooo well!), a heater and even an electric blanket. The bathroom is equipped with every toiletry you might possibly need. We highly recommend staying here. Dale and Paul thank you so much for a wonderful time here in Santa Monica. We are looking forward to staying here again.

    March 2014
  • Great hosts, the bedroom/bathroom were very comfortable and very quiet. We made a lot of use of patio area, hot tub and kitchen plus the bicycles, Dale and Paul made us feel "at home" they were friendly and fun plus knowledgable about the area (which has so much to offer) You MUST visit Huntington House and Gardens if you get a chance- WOW!

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at Dale and Paul´s. The bedroom is very confortable and in the bathroom we could find all the amenities expected in a 5 star hotel. The hosts were lovely and very helpful. I definately recommend the place and would most definately stay there again. Thank you so much guys!!!

    March 2014
  • English:
    Dale and Paul were a very kind gentlemen. I've passed an excellent and calm stay.
    The house is well positioned and very close to all commodities (Beach, Downtown, Shops...etc.)
    I highly recommend this place and Dale & Paul's house.

    La maison de Dale et Paul est parfaitement située. L'accueil a été chaleureux et convivial. Le centre ville et la plage sont à quelques encablures à Vélo (gracieusement prêté par Paul et Dave). Il y a toutes les commodités dans la maison, mais comme je suis sorti 90% du temps j'ai pas eu à les utiliser. La ville est un lieu unique pour se ressourcer (Plage, Sport, Balades) et s'amuser (Bar, Restos...etc.) : Un séjour exceptionnel.

    Allez-y les yeux fermés (mais pas trop car le coucher du soleil est sublime)

    Merci et à très bientôt.

    March 2014
  • Paul and Dale were our first Airbnb experience. And I can only recommend them. Their house is located, near all the trendy shops and restaurants of Santa Monica, in between Venice Beach and Santa Monica pier. The room is cosy and the bed very comfortable. And Paul and Dale are two warm and friendly hosts who will do everything to guide you in the city of angels. We really had a great holiday!

    March 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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