About this listing
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. NOTE: This is one, large room with an alcove for the queen size bed, a trundle bed with two twin mattresses, and a small kitchen area. The bathroom is a separate room off a small hallway.
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, toaster oven, two-burner hot plate, blender & teapot. Please note: The kitchen area has cooking appliances, as mentioned above, but it is not a full kitchen and there is no sink in the area.
Private bathroom with stall shower and saltillo-tiled floor.
Beds include a queen and two twins. All beds are very comfortable with 100% cotton linens & down-alternative comforters.
Upscale, quiet residential neighborhood. Charming, light and bright, cozy, enchanting and delightful Spanish architecture.
Cable TV and FIOS, high-speed, wifi.
Hosts are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We have lived in this house for 24 years & my husband has lived in Los Angeles his whole life.
Plenty of easy, free, on-street parking is available.
Guests have access to the private guest house with its own entrance, the entire backyard, a swing set, 2 patios and on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
Our interaction with guests varies a lot, depending on our schedules at the time they are staying with us, as well as on the guests' interest in interacting. There are times when guests come and go without even meeting us, and other times that we become very friendly and even eat some meals with them. Mostly, we've found that guests prefer to be fairly private, and we respect their wishes.
Our house is in the heart of Santa Monica's safest and most desirable neighborhood. The beach is about a mile away. 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. Brentwood Country Mart, in the opposite direction, is a 15-minute walk or 3-minute drive. If you like ice cream, check out the wonderful Sweet Rose Creamery there, along with a number of other good restaurants and stores.
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.
Most people who come to Los Angeles prefer to rent a car, but our house is within a short walking distance to 3 different bus stops, and the LA bus system will take you anywhere in the area.
Other Things to Note
There is plenty of on-street parking around our house. You can park in front of our house or across the street. Please don't park directly in front of our next-door neighbors' houses.
No smoking. Responsible, caring people only. Feel free to read our many books & play with our games & toys, but please don't take them home. No pets, please.
We stayed four nights in Susan's lovely garden house, nicely situated in a quiet neighbourhood, approximately 2 km from the beach and with great shopping just around the corner. Susan's description of the house matched well with our impression. Being a family of four we did, however, find the place a bit too small. Great then, that Susan was kind to let us use the garden, which the children really enjoyed. For a smaller family, couples or people who do not want to cook during their stay, I can warmly recommend this place.
Vi tyckte villaområdet där gästhuset ligger är helt underbart. Vi började varje dag med att efter frukost jogga i närområdet. Sängarna var bra och det var tyst och lugnt på natten.
The home is picturesque. The landscaping and patio area is family-friendly with many items that the kids can play with. The room is cleaned and has a kitchenette. The location is perfect. It is very close to Santa Monica beach as well as close to UCLA. Susan was very accommodating and even went as far as to saved a big box for my children to play in. She graciously allowed us to use or full-size washer and dryer. We were a bit uncomfortable in the beginning walking through her home to the guesthouse because of the fact that we had just gone camping and were filthy and she had guests over. Despite that, she was very friendly to us. You can't beat the location and the beauty of her home.
We had a great stay! The house was as described. Very clean and neat. There was always a place to park and it felt very private and comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone.
Awesome place, beautiful neighborhood, great hosts! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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