Large Spanish Style Guest House

House - Entire home/apt · 17th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402, United States
Your host, Susan
97 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This is a quaint and elegant sanctuary in the heart of Santa Monica's safest and most desirable neighborhood. The beach is about a mile away and colorful beach towels are available for sunbathing.
You can also relax in our beautiful backyard with swing set, or on our tiled patio.
Chic Montana Avenue, with many shops, restaurants & a Whole Foods Market, is a few blocks away. Sweet Lady Jane, an amazing bakery & cafe where you can eat breakfast or go for a late night snack, is within strolling distance.
Inside the guest house, there is abundant natural light and complete peace and quiet. Approx 600 sq. ft.with a sleeping alcove, wood beams and a skylight. A kitchen nook contains a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, hot plate & teapot. Private bathroom.
Beds include a queen and two twins. All beds are very comfortable with 100% cotton linens & down-alternative comforters.
The house is a 5-minute drive to all Santa Monica attractions: World-famous Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place Mall, Santa Monica Pier, Main Street & Abbot Kinney Blvd.
LAX is 20 minutes away, Venice Beach 15 minutes, Brentwood 5 minutes, Beverly Hills 20 minutes, Hollywood 25 minutes, Westwood & UCLA 15 minutes, Disneyland & other Anaheim theme parks 1 hour.
Upscale, quiet residential neighborhood. Charming, light and bright, cozy, enchanting and delightful Spanish architecture. Public transportation short walk away.
Cable TV and FIOS, high-speed, wifi.
Hosts are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We have lived in this house for 23 years & my husband has lived in Los Angeles his whole life.
Also, we have 2 bicycles for rent at $25/day in case you want to ride around the city.
Plenty of easy, free, on-street parking is available.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Weekly Price: $985 /week
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Was not able to connect with host. I was a last minute reservation, host was very accommodating.

    June 2014
  • Susan's guesthouse was comfortable and convenient. Walking distance to Montana with shopping and restaurants. Very serene for 1 person but it would definitely work for a tight group of friends or small family. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • If you're looking for a place on a nice, quiet street, but near everything (and a relatively quick drive to LAX) I'd highly recommend Susan's guest house. We had a great time.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful experience in Susan's Guest House. It was just as pictured and perfect for our needs. Our small kids loved the berries and we all enjoyed the yard and lovely garden. Susan was also very flexible and accommodating in dealing with the unexpected, being very helpful to my mother and children when they stayed there alone during the birth of our baby. She also has been very kind about the items we accidentally left behind in all the bustle. All in all, an extremely positive experience. We recommend it highly!

    June 2014
  • I needed to rent a place for my 70 year old mother who was coming to town. Susan and her husband were gracious hosts and the accommodations were great. Quaint, cozy, comfortable, beachy and in a phenomenal north of Montana Ave, Santa Monica location. The cottage is a bit outdated and could use some updating, as well as better lighting along the side of the main house (especially for older folks renting the cottage), but overall for the price, it was unbeatable and my mom was quite happy. Easy walk to Montana Ave's shops and restaurants, and very safe, even late at night. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    June 2014
  • Both Susan and her guesthouse were terrific. It's in a fantastic neighborhood and is set up very comfortably - everything you need for a charming getaway stay. The pictures are accurate, but don't really do justice to the beautiful setting. Susan was especially flexible and easygoing - as a guest you really feel totally welcome. Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay at Susan's guest house. The location is perfect - very close to Montana Ave with an abundance of restaurants and great shopping. Communication was top notch, and checking in and out could not have been easier. We comfortably and easily slept three people in the guest house. We were only there for one night, but definitely hoping this space is available for all of our trips up to Santa Monica!

    May 2014
  • Susan & Steve are great hosts. They went out of their way to make everything just right for us. We enjoyed talking to them and found them to be very interesting people. We acknowledge their making time to come and have a chat although they are busy.

    May 2014
  • The guest house was very beautiful; well laid out with comfortable beds. There was three of us staying there and there was more than enough room. The little kitchenette was nice as we got to make breakfast and have coffee in the morning. It was in a very nice neighbourhood and it was completely silent around the area. It was in walking distance to Montana street with lots of shops and food. And it was not a far walk to the beach for us. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here. There is a neat little guest book too so you can read where everyone has come from!

    May 2014
  • The guest house is very pretty and the beds are comfortable. It is a very beautiful and quiet neighborhood in Santa Monica, about a 10 minute walk to Montana Street with cafes stores, and public transportation.

    May 2014
    Response from Susan:

    Hi Iris,
    I was just looking through the half-filled bottles and trying to decide whether I should keep them or throw them out. Thanks for your timely comment about how to handle this. I will also look into fixing the back gate lock. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

    May 2014
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