About This Listing
Great room in sunny Santa Monica, a little over a mile to the beach, private bath, easy street parking. Quite and comfy!
A private bedroom with a queen-sized bed and private bathroom in central Santa Monica that is close to so much on the West Side. Fine restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and shopping is all within walking distance and the beach is a 5 min bus ride away. It’s also a short drive from UCLA, Santa Monica City College, St. Mary’s, and Pepperdine.
Enjoy having your own private bathroom with shower in a section of our apartment that is off to itself. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, for one night or more, this is a great place to call home as you tour around our glorious sunny city by the beach!
It’s a light and airy 1st-floor room with hardwood floors running throughout. It’s been recently painted and redecorated with a large dresser and a full closet to hang your clothes. The bed is queen size and comfy.
The room has it’s own private bathroom with shower and fresh clean towels of course.
Free parking. Parking is permitted on the street and we provide a permit for you with the room. We live in a very safe neighborhood so you should have no problems with your car on the street.
We have Wifi running throughout the apartment and will give you the password when you arrive.
We live in a great residential area in sunny Santa Monica, 1.5 miles from the beach. We are also close to UCLA, Santa Monica City College, St. Mary’s, and Pepperdine. The neighborhood is very safe and is made up of mostly young professionals, college students, and newlyweds.
There are a ton of new and hip restaurants and bars that are within walking distance of our apartment. The beach is a 5 minute bus ride or drive, or a 15 minute bike ride.
Restaurants in Walking Distance:
-Milo and Olive-craft pizza and baked goods.
-Hakata Sushi--Sushi and Japanese
-Ushuaia - Argentine food
-Le Petite Cafe--French
-The Shack--Burgers and Beer
-Casa Escobar-Sit down Mexican food
Bars in Walking Distance:
-Sonny McLean’s--Irish Pub
-The Charleston--Gastro/Mixology place
-Busby’s West--Sports bar
-South--Sports Bar, great trivia
-Wine Expo--Wine bar
Santa Monica has great boutique stores all around the area. If you’re into records, one of the largest record store is blocks from our place. It’s a short bike ride and even shorter bus ride down to 3rd Street Promenade where you’ll find all your shopping heart desires.
Our Place is about 15-20 minutes from LAX. A cab from there will run about $50 with tip. Other transportation can be arranged at the airport including shuttle vans and public bus transportation.
Our street is in between the two main bus routes in Santa Monica. That means that, at any given time, you shouldn’t need to wait more than 5 minutes for a bus that will take you anywhere you want to go in LA. We take the bus all the time to restaurants, bars, and down to the water--they’re all clean and safe.
Local Bus Routes: Each have bus stops a block from our apartment.
Big Blue Bus Line #1 (Venice, Santa Monica, UCLA)
Big Blue Bus Line #2 (DT Santa Monica, VA building, UCLA)
Big Blue Bus Line #10 (express bus to Downtown LA, Union Station)
Metro Rapid Line #704 (Santa Monica, Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Downtown LA)
Metro Rapid Line #720 (Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, Koreatown)
Our street has bike lanes that will take you straight down to the Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, and the beach. All of which will take no more than 7 minutes from our apt. We encourage you to bring a bike so you can truly experience all the nooks and crannies that Santa Monica has to offer. There’s a place to lock your bike in a safe place off the street.
You’ll find a lot of people walking in our neighborhood because it’s safe and there are so many great places to get food and drink around us--whoever said you have to drive everywhere in LA never lived on our block :)
We’re young newlyweds that have been living in this apartment for the past five years. We met in college at UC Berkeley and then each went on to grad school at UCLA and USC, but we’re bear fans through and through :) We’(email hidden)ly couple, usually out on some adventure on the weekends and working during the week. We have a home office in a separate section of the apartment that we use during the week but you’d never know we were there. We’re happy to be there for any questions you may have or recommendations for places to visit during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Minimal interaction, I want you to feel like this is your place. I am always available to make tourist, or restaurant recommendations!
Check in is at 2pm, checkout is at 12pm. Communicate all needs or problem with the host. Please always lock the door when you leave. We prefer no candles, but if you light one, please never leave it unattended. Please no smoking.
Please don’t be loud at night and respect our neighbors.
We love to help! If you have any questions or need anything during your stay please don't hesitate to give us a call! Your enjoyment while you are here is our priority! Please leave a review if you enjoyed your stay!
Stating with Kerry was so easy. Her home is lovely and clean and Kerry makes sure you have everything you need. We loved having our own bathroom and privacy. The location is pretty good, it's not a walk to Santa Monica pier/ beach but it is a walk to some great restaurants and pubs. We hired a car for our 3 night stay and found it really easy to navigate. Loved Santa Monica!!!
My 3 night stay in early April was great. Both the BR and bathroom were as advertised....clean, comfortable, and convenient. Kerry was very nice....very hospitable, but gives you plenty of room. I'd certainly stay here again. Nice neighborhood, easy parking with the parking pass.
Great experience! Thanks to Kerry for being friendly and welcoming. The location was convenient and on a quiet street, loved Milo&Olive for breakfast which made for a nice morning start. Bed was comfy and the adjacent private bathroom made everything easier. I enjoyed the quiet charm and decor. Above all, safe, relaxing, stress free, and homey. I enjoyed my stay!
I had an amazing time in Santa Monica! Kerry and Brett made me feel right at home and the room is just wonderful. The most comfortable bed I slept in in a long time! The set up of their apartment makes this space super private but at the same time Kerry was very open, hospitable and welcoming. I can highly recommend their beautiful place!
Good place. The room looked exactly as in the picture. The neighborhood is convenient and the house is clean. Also, Kerry is a nice host.
About the Host, Kerry
You ever wonder what would happen if Super Man got together with Wonder Woman? They'd be a force so powerful that it would melt your brain straight out of your ears. Yeah, that's pretty much us. Except I eat Kryptonite like it was candy and Kerry doesn't have gold bracelets around her wrists--they're platinum gold records! So I guess if that doesn't paint you a picture of how awesome we are, then I don't know (website hidden) we also enjoy throwing the "thumbs up" at each other on a regular basis (see photo)
Great place for unique Pizzas and fresh baked pastries in the morning. Great bottled beer selection as well--this place gets crowded fast! $$Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
This is the newest and closest grocery store to our apartment--just 3 blocks away! This place is GREAT for meats and fresh produce. Its a bit more pricey than Ralphs but the food is higher quality.Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica CA 90403
Good Irish bar that also serves food. Its a couple blocks from the apartment.Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
Starbucks coffe shop walking distanceWilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
Great old-school mexican joint walking distance to our apt. It represents old LA, the kind from the 40s and 50s. It has a cool retro-style bar with a live piano player most nights.Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
A speakeasy/mixology type bar that serves up really tasty drinks and often has live music.Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
This guy has a TON of wine and beer and is very knowledgable about both. Theres also a secret tasting room in the back that has a great Thursday night wine tasting special.Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90404
Great Breakfast place thats walking distance. This place is on the greasier side of food, but its REALLY tasty, especially if youre hungover. ;)Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
A healthier breakfast place thats slightly more expensive than Snug Harbor next door.Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
Great turkish breakfast place. This place serves up crepes along with many standard breakfast plates. Get the zucchini hash browns, theyre great!Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
This is our go-to sushi place. The sushi is really cheap yet theres so much turnover there that its always fresh.Wilshire Blvd # 101 Los Angeles CA 90025
Great French Bakery with lots of great fresh pastries baked every day. Go here for breakfast and lunch--the omelets and sandwiches are amazing. Good coffee too!Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
This is a more upscale grocery store with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Brett thinks its way too over priced while Kerry has an outstanding love affair with the place.Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90403
A good cafe where you can sit and have a good, healthy breakfast. Youll see lots of aspiring writers in here chugging coffee and droning over their laptops hoping for a glimpse of inspiration.Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
Our basic grocery store. Here, you can find everything youll need.Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
Theres tons of boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes on this street. You can walk from our place or take your car. Its a good place for shopping, strolling, people watching.Montana Avenue Santa Monica CA 90403
Go here for authentic mexican food at lunch. They have awesome food and a huge salsa bar with fresh pico de gallo. This is a big-time local spot.Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90404-3803
Great local joint with TONS of beer on tap. The burgers here are some of the BEST in LA as well as the sweet potato fries. Get here early because space goes fast.Montana Avenue Santa Monica CA 90403
Great lunch spot for deli sandwiches. This place is always crowded so as soon as you get in there, pull a ticket by the counter. Get anything but get it on the italian roll--the best bread in town.Lincoln Boulevard Santa Monica CA 90401
Great place to shop and eat. If you go towards late afternoon, you see a ton of street performers here. Grab a drink at Barneys Beanery. The outside seats will give a good view of the performers.3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica CA
Widely regarded as the best pizza in all of LA. This is a good place to grab a really quick bite--you can get a slice to go and take it down to the Santa Monica Pier.Santa Monica CA 90401
You cant leave California w/o having an burger from here--this chain is all over the place. Order your burger in the secret (off menu) Animal Style to get grilled onions and bonus condiments.Los Angeles CA 90024-2806
Great place to catch dinner and a beer after checking out Main Street for the day. Its around a lot of bars and other restaurants so its a great place to start out a night on the town.Main Street Santa Monica CA 90405-5315
Another place that has good food. Try and sit in the back patio area that has much more of an atmosphere. Good, California fusion type food. Get the Guinness mouse thingy for desert-its awesome.Abbot Kinney Boulevard CA 90291-3386
Good bar to go to after dinner on Abbot Kinney. It serves beer and wine only but the atmosphere is cool and very local.Abbot Kinney Boulevard CA 90291
REALLY great dinner place that has been all the rave for the past 2 years. The chef is notorious in Venice and you wont be disappointed with the food. For lunch, try J next door. Same food.Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice CA 90291
You can cut up to Sunset blvd by heading north from our apartment or (even better) from PCH (hwy 1). Take it east to the Hollywood sign and youll pass through many attractions along the way.Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA
This is a great spot for boutique shopping, dinning, and people watching. Ben Harper has a T-shirt shop here and can be seen outside sweeping the sidewalk--no joking.Los Angeles CA 90292
These little-known walkways are beautiful to walk through and not really seen by most people (including those who live in LA) You should try and see them when youre in Venice.Los Angeles California 90292
Drive through here to see how amazingly DISTRACTING this stretch of road is with all its billboards. The strip is also where socialites like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan often get arrested.CA 90069
This is a great street to take a photo of the Hollywood sign. Back when Hollywood was created, it was first called Hollywoodland. If you drive all the way up youll enter into this old community.N Beachwood Dr Los Angeles CA