Townhouse at the Beach

House - Entire home/apt · 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States

The Space

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

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $1300 /week
Monthly Price: $3875 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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.

    September 2013
    Yoga Priestess
    Response from Yoga Priestess:

    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?

    September 2013
  • 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.

    July 2013
    Yoga Priestess
    Response from Yoga Priestess:

    So sorry that you didn't see the remote to let you in the garage Debbie. Also, had parking for guests in the back.

    July 2013
  • Great place!

    June 2013
  • 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.

    May 2013
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yoga therapist, clinical hypnotherapist,minister,author
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.
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