About this listing
Everyone who has stayed here has been delighted. My home is very clean, full of light, and a good atmosphere, with outdoor space and a bicycle you are welcome to use. I've experienced nothing but harmony with the guests I've invited!
Your new room! Freshly painted, lots of light, and with access to den, kitchen, office space, and backyard with pool!
Light and cheery bedroom in very prestigious and safe neighborhood, just blocks from the bluffs above the ocean and the shops and restaurants on Montana Ave etc. A wonderful place for long walks and bicycling.
The home is quiet, low-key, warm, and welcoming, whimsical, and fun. It is definitely an artist household, with a guitar in the front room and walls full of books. It would be messier, except we have a housekeeper three times a week!
You are invited to use the piano in the living room, the airy breakfast room, and blue-tiled kitchen.
Lots of parking available. Neighborhood market two blocks away and Whole Foods and Yoga Works also within walking distance. In fact, Poquito Mas and Vegie Grill are also a nice little walk away!
I heat the pool in the summer - or anytime, if you promise you will use it! Whenever I'm at home in the fresh air of Santa Monica, I feel like I'm on vacation!
We're ten-fifteen minutes by car from Venice Beach, a half-hour from Malibu, twenty minutes (except in rush hour) from Beverly Hills and a bit further, to Hollywood, Silverlake, and downtown. An hour from Disneyland, one and a half to two hours from either San Diego or Santa Barbara. Lovely weather year round. Ocean breeze and a street lined with palm trees.
I bet this room would have been booked all the time if I hadn't taken it off AirBnb for a year, as I had a friend living here.
Who wouldn't love it here?
Pool, kitchen, backyard with comfortable seats to read and tables to work on. May use kitchen, den, breakfast room, piano, swimming pool, bicycle and per request, any other room downstairs that you need. I mainly reside upstairs, where my office and bedroom are. Bathroom with shower and tub, and empty drawers for you to use is shared with lovely permanent female roommate who stays in her room 90% of time (2 of us live in 3000 sq. foot house.)
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they care to! I went to yoga with one guest, and another mainly stayed in her room when she wasn't working in the light and airy breakfast room or outside on the patio furniture and using kitchen. I'm very respectful of people's privacy, but interact should guests care to.
Very upscale (houses are 3 million and up) neighborhood, safe, beautiful and convenient to everything you need, all within pleasant walking distance.
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is within walking distance, which makes it very easy to get around. There is plenty of street parking and a very nice bike you can use. Walking distance from everything you would need or want!
Other Things to Note
Great deal! The only reason it hasn't been booked year round is because a friend stayed for a year. Prefer female guests and I am choosey about who stays here, as harmony is vital to me. I have two very aloof cats who don't have voices, so they don't make noise or bother you, but if you have allergies...
Polite and communicative, just in case anything is less that perfectly satisfying.
Diane is the best host ever, she made my three week stay incredible! Besides, the house is gorgeous and it has the best location. I would definitely come back.
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Diane was a super cool host, made me feel like at home and was always very helpful! I really enjoyed talking to her. I would recommend her place 100%. The area and the house are just beautiful!!
Best possible experience! Diane's home is absolutely gorgeous and tranquil. As a host she is astounding - both very personable and respectful of space. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know her and read her book: Elephant Milk, which I highly recommend! The neighborhood really is paradise with so many flowers and so much quiet. Super easy to walk and bike to great restaurants and shops. The two cats are totally adorable. The pool was a great way to cool off. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
This place really is the best neighborhood in Santa Monica! It is so quiet and peaceful, yet has all the fun shops of Montana avenue nearby. The room is lovely and comfy, and the house is beautiful! Diane is very sweet and a very good host.
I highly recommend :)
Diane was a very thoughtful host, checking on me periodically via text throughout my stay to make sure I had everything I needed and was doing ok. She offered to get breakfast foods for me to have while staying there which I thought was really nice. Her home is in a beautiful location, very nice for walking around. The bedroom was clean and provided exactly what I needed...a comfortable bed to sleep in at night and some privacy :)...all in all, great stay and would book here again
About the Host, Diane
I'm a writer, teacher, and psychotherapist, working outside the home four days a week. Both of my kids have gone off to college and I'm left with this this beautiful house that I thought might be fun to share occasionally. There's a police officer living in my guest house - no joke, so I feel safer to do this than I might otherwise!
I'm fun and easy going. It is definitely an artist household, meaning relaxed, with a guitar and piano in the living room and a walls full of books in the den. It would be messier here but we have a housekeeper three times a week!
I'm comfortable when any level of interaction or privacy. I'm usually very busy, but hope to have time for tea! I generally spend most of my time at home upstairs, so you have a lot room to relax.