About this listing
This is a three story townhouse with the following layout. The first floor, where a guest can stay, is an open space filled with light. Bright, airy, cheerful.
There is a fold out bed /couch facing a beautiful garden overflowing with flowers to greet you every morning that offers a lovely patio area to sit and work, read or have a meal. Very peaceful and serene. There is no door to this sleeping area but Japanese screens are provided if you want to nest in. You will be completely to yourself and have any privacy you seek. On the same floor, is the kitchen fully stocked. The 2nd floor is my office and private bath for guest. The third floor is the large, airy master bedroom and bathroom ideal for one or two persons.Located in Santa Monica, a few blocks from the very hip Main Street area that has cafes, both fine and casual dining that will appeal to those of you who are foodies. Walking distance to yoga studios, farmers markets and wonderful unique shops. The pristine clean beach is only a brief 5 blks. Located a short walk to the Santa Monica pier or going in the other direction, Venice Beach. Close to public transportation and freeway close. An oasis of convenience for just about everything to make your stay memorable. You will love it here.
The nightly rate does not include the Los Angeles Hotel Tax (known as the Transient Occupancy Tax or TOT) which is currently 14%. It is applicable on all stays of less than 30 nights. I collect it when you arrive so it won't make your Airbnb fee higher and I deal with sending it to the city.
A standard $100 cleaning fee will be added - this fee is not charged by Airbnb and is due upon arrival.
BIKE RENTAL: $15 each per day. There are plenty of bicycle rent options on the beach as well.
No smoking permitted. Sorry, no pets and no parties.
Best Concierge - I'll do my best to guide you in the right direction.I know the city well. In addition, my home has great energy and you'll be welcomed like family.
flower photos by guest
Treat this home as you would your own and be mindful.
Yoga priestess was very nice and greeted us upon arrival. She made us feel very comfortable and shared many ideas of our stay. She has a warm and kind spirit of herself :)
There were 3 of us at her home which is conveniently 5 blocks from the beautiful beaches ( a very short walk which we did daily ) and shops, restaurants, coffee.
On another positive note was the parking she had... We would come back late at night and we always had a parking space available for us. It was also nice to have the 2 full bathrooms . The actual town home area is quiet and peaceful... Very comfortable surroundings.
My only negative would be the living room couch. My daughter and I slept upstairs and my husband slept on the small pullout couch. The couch was very old and torn. He would sleep on the floor because the couch was not comfortable at all.
We however were fortunate to have stayed here... I felt at anyone moment I could contact her with any questions and she would quickly respond ... Gave us a true feeling of living in Santa Monica .
The townhouse was a true delight to me and my friends. Yoga Priestess welcomed us with such kindness that I knew this house was going to treat us well. The house was very spacious and immediately gave off that homie feeling that we much needed with us being thousands of miles away from home. She has a gorgeous garden on the back patio that I woke to each morning to start my vacation off just right. The location couldn't of been better, with the ocean just a simple bike ride away and 5th street right around the corner. The house was very clean and we really had no problems at all. We will certainly keep the house in mind when we visit again next year :)
We rented this place for a full month. There were many good things and a few significant not so good things with this stay. On the good side, Dr. Rev. Louise Diana was a responsive, warm and open host. A really nice person who went out of her way to accommodate us. The location is great, there is a nice little outdoor sitting area, parking in the building, 2 full bathrooms and a nice bedroom that is as pictured. There are great healthy restaurants, juice bars and shops within walking distance and the beach is only 5 blocks away.
On the negative side, the place is pretty dated overall - with older kitchenware, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, etc. There is also not real kitchen or dining room table and chairs. Those issues are all outweighed by the positives. There were two big issues that were not outweighed by the positives. The living room furniture is cheap , old, torn and very uncomfortable. The pictures make it look much, much better than it is. The other huge issue was that the refrigerator was pretty gross and smelly with old food and mold and still smelled even after cleaning three times.
While we were staying there, someone came in to measure for a new refrigerator though so, hopefully, the host has replaced the old one and solved that issue. If the the host also replaced the living room furniture, we would definitely consider staying there again. But without resolution of these two items we will be looking elsewhere.
I am glad you had an overall good experience at my townhome.
I felt the need to respond to the refrigerator issue. I am a bit baffled. I
have had my home leased for most of the summer so there wasn¹t much in there
except two bottles of champagne, a bottle of
Pouilly Fuisse, a six pack of ginger ale and probably an assortment of
mustard, almond butter, pistachio butter, etc. I baked a pie before I left
which I covered in tin foil as well as a few other things.
I think there was a bag of Edamame in the freezer along with a few Amy¹s
organic frozen dinners. Maybe some soy slices of cheese and a few lemons and
apples. I have no idea what smelled but there DEFINITLELY
was no mould. I have an immaculate home that includes the fridge. In regard to the furniture, its the price you pay for living at the beach. The furniture
was not cheap but fabric has faded because of all the direct sun-light
I get from the high ceilings and glass. Even all the fresh air can¹t help
that. I¹ll never purchase chintz again. The building is 20 years old so are
the bathroom fixtures. No one has ever complained. Same as the pots and pans.
Year old pots and pans are fine with me, every size Tupperware you can
imagine, popcorn machine, Cuisinart, blender, 12 pot coffee maker, tea kettle.
Am I missing something here?
My mother and I had a delightful stay. Yoga Priestess was so sweet and offered several accomodations for a third party. It was quiet and clean and just big enough for 2-3. Parking was always a challenge, sometimes walking many blocks, and a toaster would have been nice. Overall, a very nice stay, and will consider this again.
Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und mit Geschmack eingerichtet. Die Möbeln sind teilweise sanierungsbedürftig. Ich habe eine Wohnung mit 2 Schlafzimmern gemietet und bekam eigentlich eine Wohnung mit ein Schlafzimmer weil das zweite Schlafzimmer ein privates Studio ist. Das muss in der Web korrigiert werden.
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About the Host, Yoga Priestess
I have been teaching yoga and meditation for 30 years.
World-traveled,passionate,love life and committed to making the world a healthier place one person and one company at a time. Enjoy meeting new and interesting people.