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.
Like coming home to the coziest of cottages, the guesthouse was warm and welcoming. Upon entering we found it just as described online. The beds were clean and comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with a variety of teas and the fridge with cool fresh water. Our favorite part of the experience was the bookshelves, where my kids found treasure in the form of compilations of "Calvin & Hobbes" and "Zits." It was a joy to see them separate from their electronics. In the morning we woke to the light and delicate sunny breeze of a beautiful Southern California backyard. Much better than a hotel.
Really enjoyed my stay - Susan was so helpful and attentive. The place itself charming and just right for my needs. Te neighborhood woas great and location convenient. Highly recommend it!
Die Unterkunft war genauso wie beschrieben. Das Haus liegt wunderbar gelegen in einer tollen Nachbarschaft in Santa Monica. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und hat eine große Anzahl an Spielen und Büchern für die Gäste. Sehr gefreut hat uns, dass für Strandbesuche extra Handtücher vorhanden sind.
We stayed in this guesthouse for five nights to visit several locations in Los Angeles. We traveled with two teenage kids. It is a very comfortable appartment in a great neighbourhood. The beds were very comfortable, the appartment was clean, and felt like a home away from home.
Most of the main attractions in Los Angeles are within a short drive from Santa Monica (which is hard to come by in Los Angeles). We went to Hollywood, outlet centers, several beaches, and (of course) went to two Dodger baseball games.
Susan welcomed us to the appartment and explained where we could find the most important amenities, and she was open to any questions we had. We really enjoyed our stay in this guesthouse in Santa Monica and will definitely recommend this to people who consider a visit to Los Angeles.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks for your feedback. We're working on possibly getting a better place to do dishes and I will take your advice immediately about clearing away some of the things so there will be more room for people to unpack. Thanks for giving me that idea.
Susan's guest house is clean, quiet and very comfortable. The neighborhood is close to the beach and shopping areas, yet is far/quiet enough that you can enjoy a peaceful night of rest. We arrived earlier than planned and I think we might have woken Susan up from her noon nap (sorry Susan....!), but Susan was very accommodating and helped us move in right away. Thank you, Susan!
House was exactly as described. It was nice, clean and just what we needed for the one night we stayed. The kitchen area came in useful and the bed was comfortable. Garden is lovely and perfect for relaxing. Susan was there to meet us and was friendly and helpful.
Une petite maison parfaitement bien située, dans un quartier tranquille mais proche de l'animation de Santa Monica. Parfait pour une famille de 4 !
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