About This Listing
The Guest House Studio is very large, open, light and airy space with high ceilings, bamboo floors, french doors that open to a beautiful yard/garden with colorful outdoor furniture and lots of sun light. The neighborhood is very quiet and central.
Large, spacious Studio Guest House with beautiful yard/garden in a quiet convenient neighborhood near Santa Monica, UCLA, Westwood, Beverly Hills and Brentwood and the 10 and 405 freeways, walk to Whole Foods, Starbucks, restaurants and shopping. Close to bus and 3 miles to beach. Lots of FREE PARKING on the street.
3 miles to Westwood and UCLA
3 miles to Century City
5 miles to Beverly Hills
1 mile to Santa Monica and Brentwood
4.5 miles to Venice and Marina del Rey
Less than 1 mile to the 10 and the 405 freeways
8.5 miles to LAX
12 miles to downtown LA
7 Miles to Sunset and La Cienega (Hollywood night life)
Large, spacious, filled with light from two sets of french doors and skylite, and a comfortable down couch, oversized chair, kitchenette microwave, toaster oven, cook top, 2 small refrigerators opening to a lovely back yard area. There is a twin mattress and or Full or Queen sized air mattress available if needed. The Guest House has a full sized washer and dryer.
Equipped with WiFi, and Cable TV with DRV to record your favorite shows.
Kitchenette comes with a cooktop, 2 small refrigerators, microwave, toaster oven, hot water pot, cookware, cutlery and dishes, linnens, towels, beach towels, outdoor loungers, everything needed for your comfort with a beautiful rose garden right outside your door.
I may or may not be on the property and I have a 23 pound Schnauzer/Poodle mix (hypoallergenic) who is very social and friendly. His name is Oliver and he loves new friends. He is always with me.
Guest will have access to the back yard, and the entire Guest House.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to the guest by cell phone or email at all times.
The neighborhood is a secret pocket that is close to the beach (3 miles) (Santa Monica, Malibu, Venice and Marina del Rey) but also close to the city, Brentwood, Westwood, Century City, Beverly Hills, downtown LA and Hollywood.
We are 1/2 block from the #8 Blue Bus which takes you into Santa Monica and to UCLA. The #8 bus also connects with all other busses and public transportation for longer journeys.
Please remember to turn off the heat or air conditioning and lights when not at home.
Enjoy your stay!
Mary had a very clean home, we immediately felt at home here. You'll definitely need a car while staying in LA and we found parking simple on the street directly in front of this house. It's a decent location, a short drive to Santa Monica beach (Venice) or Hollywood - but nothing worthwhile walking to. It's LA though, so you'll need a car regardless to get around.
We are really happy with this AirBnb! We would definitely stay here again.
It was for us (three people) a little bit small, but a very nice place. For a couple I think ideal! :) the garden was lovely and Mary very friendly!
Mary's place was extremely clean. She was very quick with communicating and was extremely professional! Her place was awesome!
My son and I had a wonderful stay at Mary's sweet cottage. All private and quiet and the garden area especially lovely with outdoor furniture. Great to have the washer/dryer in the house and the sleigh bed was so comfortable. Mary and her dog greeted us upon arrival and showed us around and then was available by phone if needed. The neighborhood was close enough to our daily trips to Venice and Santa Monica or nearby Culver City. Would stay there again!
Mary was an awesome host. Backyard/Patio area was terrific!!! The place was clean and nice just as it appears in the pictures. The location of the home was in a great area of town. Street parking was convenient. Mary was really responsive to calls and emails.
Das Apartment von Mary Steele ist liebevoll eingerichtet und - obwohl ganz nahe am 405 Freeway - absolut ruhig, mit einem schönen, kleinen Garten und Pflanzen.
Auch wenn man kein Auto hat, gibt es ganz in der Nähe Bushaltestellen und man kommt bequem und preiswert nach Santa Monica Beach oder Downtown LA. Es gibt außerdem Cafés und einen Bio-Supermarkt "Whole Foods" ganz in der Nähe.
Mary hat uns - wir waren ja relativ fremd in Los Angeles - sehr freundlich angeboten, dass wir uns jederzeit an sie wenden könnten.
Pros: super comfortable bed that is full size.
Lots of towels.
Nice washer and dryer.
Wonderful scents of jasmine and Roses.
Great little steamer.
Great water pressure.
Plenty of space for one person.
Very centrally located.
Lots of closet and drawer space.
Laundry detergent provided.
No windows except the French doors and skylight.
People from the front house share the space outside the French doors (according to the Gardner) and often walk by and can see right in to the entire guest house.
Parking can be really difficult depending on the day.
Sketchy characters at night on this street.
Tiny old coffee maker with someone's left over coffee in the pantry.
Heat and A/C works fine but the controls are in the office which is always a totally different temp. From the guest house making regulation of the temp tough.
It was "broom swept clean" upon arrival. I suffered the floors and the pad was black. Also the baseboards were really dirty. All in all just sort of clean. Considering the cleaning fee I would have expected MUCH more.
I thought nobody was in the font house and parked in the driveway. Instead of them parking right in front of the house I was called at 11:00 pm to get out of bed and move my car.
Leftover have used stuff in the pantry.
All in all, I would stay here again and think it's good for the price. I would say it's akin to a 3 star hotel.
It’s unfortunate that this guest, who has not used airbnb before, seemed to have a negative experience and seemingly unrealistic expectations for the price point she was willing to pay. Maybe she is unfamiliar with the cost of hotels in LA.
There are always going to be cases where people are not receptive to being pleased no matter what. I have many reviews where guests love the experience of staying in our little Guest House with beautiful private yard, fountains and garden.
LA, is the 2nd largest city in the US, and therefore, has very restricted parking, especially near the beach. There is plenty of free parking on our street. Guests may have to walk 2-3 houses down the street at the most. Jessica didn’t follow instructions about parking, and was asked to move her car.
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About the Host, Mary
I love the outdoors, hiking, travel, yoga. I have a small dog (Schnauzer Yorkie mix) named Oliver. He is hypoallergenic, with skin and hair (like us) instead of fur, so no shedding or allergies. I own a hair salon in Santa Monica and enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world.
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