This quaint, quiet space is located in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica. Los Angeles adjacent.
The yard is private, gated and has a sunny deck & pond to enjoy. And there is ample, street parking.
1.5 mi. from the beach
NEW Queen sized bed!
Quiet, bright and colorful
Guesthouse in tranquil garden setting
Your own private bungalow
Located in Ocean Park/Sunset Park.
Los Angeles adjacent.
5 blocks so. of Ocean Park Blvd.
w/ plenty of FREE PARKING.
OCCUPANCY: One person.
($20 additional per night for 2-person stay)
Late check-in is no problem
Lots of natural light
Extremely safe area.
Private entry through side gate and backyard
Help yourself to fresh lemons, oranges and grapefruit.
Full bath with vanity and shower
There is a gas, wall heater.
Fresh towels and hair dryer provided
Large work table/desk w/2 padded chairs
Power strips near bed and work table.
CD player with radio
TV w/ digital antenna connects to most major, local channels
Rocking chair and throw blanket
Lots of lighting options, lamps, etc.
Space heater for extra-cozy showers
No AC - as we are close enough to the beach.
Gated yard with trees, deck and pond shared with owners.
FREE Street parking.
Microwave/kitchenette area with sink,
sm. fridge (no freezer) and lots of dishes, utensils and a good chef's knife!
Electric kettle, toaster oven, french press coffee maker
Coffee, tea and sugar provided.
(No stove or oven. The cook-top in photos is NOT is use)
Large closet space with hangers provided
Iron/board and mini umbrella.
Beach chair, towels and cooler available on request.
No smoking anywhere on property .
Stroll to Bob's Market for groceries, deli, alcohol and prepared food.
Also walk to: yoga, coffee, bank, burgers, frozen yogurt, laundry, cafes, library, Virginia Park Farmer's Market and Clover Park
5 short blocks to Fairview Library on Ocean Park Blvd and BigBlueBus stop.
One woman's bike (just ask)
Big Blue Bus #8 (stop is a 5-minute walk at Fairview Library) takes you straight to beach, Main St. shops, Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, SM Place Mall and UCLA
Location is close to both 10 Freeway & 405 Freeway
1 mile to Santa Monica College
1.5 mi. to the beach
Walk to Saturday morning Farmers Market in Virginia Park
Near: Los Angeles, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Mar Vista, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Westwood, West LA, Brentwood, Culver City, Century City and Pacific Palisades
Hollywood -12 miles
Disneyland - 40 miles
Cabs are about $40 w/tip (it is a 6 mile trip)
Shuttle costs about half that.
Big Blue Bus (#3 to #8) will take you here for $2.00.
E-mail me for directions.
Two weeks is max. stay. No monthly rates at this time
Write to me with any other questions.
Back yard, w/ large, sunny deck, padded Adirondack chairs, sound of bubbling pond near outdoor dining space. Fruit trees with lemon, oranges and grapefruit.
Interaction with Guests
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR FROM ME, "Hello and how can I help you? Do you need anything?" Never hesitate to ask. If you want to chat more... we love to but, will mostly leave you alone.
This is an area called Sunset Park. It developed around Clover Field and the Douglas Aircraft Company which started in 1922. It is a safe, quiet neighborhood located in the Southeast corner of Santa Monica. Easy walk to all that you'll need and close to the Ocean Park Blvd BUSINESS/INDUSTRIAL PARK. Most of the homes in the area are single family.
Many things are walking distance and a detailed map is provided in the unit. The Big Blue Bus is a safe, easy, inexpensive way to get around Santa Monica. And many visitors find it easy to connect with the larger LADOT municipal bus system and metro. LAX is 6 miles to the south.
Other Things to Note
Many guests love to return each time they have work or travel or a family event that brings them to the area. My husband and I travel a great deal, so we know the amenities we like to see when we are away from home.
Quiet, respectful guest will share yard with owners.
Please no loud music, overnight guests, pets or smoking.
Entrance to detached, guesthouse is through side gate and back yard.
Motion sensor lights will guide you in at any hour.
Please leave the space as you find it.
I had a wonderful experience at the garden bungalow in Santa Monica. Dawn is a delightful host, so friendly and will give you the best recommendations on places to visit or eat. What I love about air bnb is quick access to your car when you're ready to go out. No long walks through hotel parking lots. But speaking of parking, we got a ticket for not moving out car in the morning for street sweeping, which made me sad. Dawn warned us about those days but we forgot. So just don't forget and set an alarm on your phone for those times.
I chose this place because of the exceptional reviews by previous guests, and my high expectations were exceeded. In a word, the place is perfect. It will be my first choice when I return to the area. Dawn is a wonderful host. She is welcoming, knowledgable about the area, respectful of privacy, but always reachable just in case you need help, which I never did. Also, we had great communication during the process and before arrival, and her check-in and check-out process is effortless. Overall, this listing epitomizes why airbnb is so great--thanks Dawn!
Dawn was a great host. The guest house was exactly as advertised. The bed was very comfortable and the place was quite clean. It was a little cold in the morning, but not a huge deal. I loved the neighborhood, though there is not much in walking distance. I had a car (parking right in front of the house) and it was a short drive to the 3rd street promenade and main street. I would return in a heartbeat.
i didn't want to leave
dawn and her husband are so cool
the guesthouse was absolutely perfect and made me feel like snow white every morning - birds chirping, smelled amazing, dawn's zan garden pond was the perfect peaceful touch
it was really difficult to leave
coming back soon!
This place is adorable and so convenient. Dawn went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed. Staying alone in another state can be scary but I felt very very safe here. Thanks for everything Dawn. Can't wait to come back!
A smartly-appointed little gem of a place that is a very good value for the area. We appreciated bookshelf of classic literature, the backyard sanctuary and the very comfortable bed. Dawn is a thoughtful, considerate host who cares about the details and gets them right.
I really enjoyed my stay with Dawn and Ron, who were great and hospitable. This was my third Airbnb experience, by far the best. The description was very accurate. I appreciated very much a well-stocked bathroom. Thank you both very much.
Native Rhode Islander
Have loved living in Santa Monica since 1989
World travel is a favorite focus.
Also cooking, entertaining, yoga seeing live theatre
and hosting all my amazing Airbnb guests.
I am here if you'd like help "living like a local"
but otherwise will leave you in (website hidden). I do lots of Airbnb stays myself.