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.
I enjoyed my stay. Dawn made everything easy to understand in terms of accessing the guest house. It was in tip top shape when I arrived. Nice neighborhood which feels very safe. Ideal for a single person or couple wanting pleasant, economical lodging in Santa Monica.
Dawn and Ron were fantastic hosts. The accommodation was as described and perfect for what we needed. They made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to help us. Dawn was full of useful tips and ideas on what to do in the area. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend
Staying in Dawn's guest was excellent. The guest house was exactly how it appears in the photographs. Great location easy street parking. Dawn is very friendly and helpful if I had any questions. I would stay there again and I have recommended Dawn's Bungalow to friends and family. Santa Monica hotels are expensive plus parking is difficult. Dawn's cute little bungalow is so affordable and offers so much more than the bigger hotels. Her personal touches add charm and character to the bungalow.
Dawn made me feel very welcome. While I didn't need help getting around, she had plenty of maps, books, suggestions, etc. The guesthouse is lovely, clean quiet, and in a very safe location. I would come back again, and refer this jewel to all of my friends.
A nice haven in Santa Monica! Dawn was so helpful, with directions, recommendations, ideas...even Hollywood career advice for our son. The guesthouse is roomy and peaceful, set at the back of a beautiful little garden. It was an inviting place to return after hectic downtown Santa Monica. Hope to go back someday!
Our first time for staying in an Airbnb, and the most heartwarming and best welcome. Dawn our stay with you was short, but will always be remembered and we will be absolutely delighted to stay with you again in the future when the time comes. You are an absolutely outstanding host and we cannot thank you enough for your hospitality and everything you have done for us during our stay.
We arrived at Dawn’s Airbnb who was standing outside the property to greet us, she was prompt and thorough at showing us around making sure we knew where everything was, the locations of local interests of the area, how to get around.
Dawn was so kind as to offer us a trip to the local supermarket as we were famished and needed some dinner after a very long flight, and we also had the opportunity to see what a real american supermarket was like.
The accommodation provided is very clean, has all of the necessary things that we needed to enjoy our stay in Santa Monica, full compliment of kitchen utilities, fridge, hobs, cleaning tools, list goes on. There are also a selection of beach towels available so you might’nt need too much with you when staying there. Dawn also has a great selection of books, I ended up reading stories of shakespear to my partner for example, there are a variety of interesting things spotted around.
What really put Dawn above and beyond the duties of a host was helping us with our travel to the next destination, as she had actually offered to help us get to the train station, as well as help us find the right train to get on at the right stop to ensure we had seats on the busy train. Taking us to the train station was a long way away from her home and she was very generous in her offer which we gratefully accepted.
Dawn really saved us, we are so pleased by everything she has done for us. Thank you so much, again a pleasure staying with you and we hope to see you again in the future.
This is my second time staying at Dawn's cottage. It is perfect! Perfect location for going to the beach or any other place in LA. I enjoyed the breeze as it was hot in LA during my stay but the cottage stayed cool at night.
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.