About This Listing
The separate guesthouse w/ full bath and kitchenette has a gated garden, a sunny deck & pond to enjoy. Also, free, ample, unrestricted, parking.
1.5 mi. from the beach. This quaint, quiet space is in Santa Monica.
Queen sized bed
Quiet, bright and colorful Bungalow,
Guesthouse in tranquil, garden setting shared with owners.
Your own private cottage, close to the beach w/ plenty of FREE PARKING.
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.
Queen Bed w/ optional down quilt
Full bath with well stocked vanity & shower
There is a gas, wall heater.
Bath towels and hair dryer provided
Large work table/desk w/2 padded chairs
Power strips near bed & work table.
TV w/ digital antenna connects to most major, local channels
CD player with radio
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 groceries, deli, alcohol, and prepared food.
Also walk to: yoga, coffee, bank, burgers, bus stop, frozen yogurt, laundry, cafes, library.
One woman's bike (just ask)
Location is close to both 10 Freeway & 405 Freeway
1.5 mi. to the beach
Near: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, Mar Vista, Palms, Playa Del Rey, Westwood, West LA, Brentwood, Culver City, Century City, Pacific Palisades, Venice and Santa Monica Beaches
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 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 always respect your privacy.
This is a safe, quiet Santa Monica neighborhood called Sunset Park. Easy walk to Ocean Park Blvd and all that you'll need. Most of the homes in the area are single family.
Groceries, coffee, etc. are within walking distance and a detailed map is provided in the unit. The Big Blue Bus (closest stop is #8 Bus at Fairview Library) is a safe, easy, inexpensive way to get around. And many visitors find it easy to connect with the larger LADOT municipal bus system and Metro trains. 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 stocked the amenities we like to see when we are away.
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.
Dawn was a wonderful host. She knew the secret of giving you plenty of help without invading your privacy. She was also a valuable resource for information about the area.
The backyard space is wonderful, and Dawn showed us how to turn the fire pit on one night and we ate outside by the fire. Between that and the gurgling fountain we felt quite relaxed/spoiled. I must admit I am not a huge fan of the interior color scheme, but the place was spacious, cozy and comfortable, and very practical with the small kitchenette. Dawn even left us some bottles of sparkling water and a beer in the fridge!
I also love this area of LA: really close to both Venice Beach and Santa Monica.
Dawn's bungalow was perfect! and Dawn was there to greet me when I arrived. She is great at responding to text/email and the place was clean and had everything anyone could need, even if you forgot something. The location is easy to reach and only a few miles from the beach. I would recommend Dawn's bungalow to anyone single/couple who are traveling to Santa Monica and want a quiet, well kept, private place to stay. Ten stars!!
The guesthouse & the neighbourhood is superb, especially the beautiful purple garden that I couldn't help taking pics every morning. (Arrived at the right blooming season!) Dawn & Ron are so attentive & taking good care both to their guests & garden. Clear instructions & city information are well prepared. WIFI is efficient. The room looks the same as the pics online. All my friends are so impressed by the photos I took, one even asks me the contact.
My first time to stay in a guesthouse, very delighted experience. Much more worth (money & space) than staying in hotel.
I enjoyed staying at the garden house. Plenty of street parking in a nice quiet neighborhood. Dawn and her husband were very inviting.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay in an unknown area far away from home, Dawn's awesome bungalow is the perfect choice. It truly feels like home away from home – if my home was this well equipped! And cute. And sunny.
With its own kitchen, bath, ironing board, umbrella, large comfy bed etc. etc. it offers more amenities than you could need as a visitor. It even has a lemon tree you can pick fresh fruits from!
The neighbourhood is fantastic, too: safe, beautiful, rather exclusive and a managable walk away from Venice beach. If walking is not your thing, busses are available right around the corner.
Dawn and Ron are amazing and make you feel at home instantly, and with the wealth of maps, recommendations and info material on hand, they make it super easy to get familiar with the extended neighbourhood – so you can stop planning and worrying and instead jump right into the unique experience of exploring this exciting place.
I could not recommend this lovely place more. Thank you, Dawn and Ron, for the great time!
Dawn and her husband greeted us and brought out umbrellas for the rare weather event of rain in Santa Monica. She gave us a cloth bag for grocery shopping because bags are not provided at supermarkets. Each day Dawn asked if we needed advice about restaurants or sites to visit, and special passes or discount coupons at some of them. Thanks, Dawn!
Great place to stay in Santa Monica.
Quiet, spacious and in a safe location.
About the Host, Dawn
Native Rhode Islander
Living in Santa Monica since 1989
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 peace.
I do lots of Airbnb stays myself.
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