I'm a young professional eager to meet new people and explore new cities. I love food, photography, and travel-- a combination of the three is ideal!
Lauren's cottage lives up to its name - it was absolutely adorable. It's spacious and perfectly proportioned, down to the comfy king-sized bed! It was also an easy 10 minute walk through the cute surrounding neighborhood to Main Street in Santa Monica.
Lauren was out of the country and was still very responsive and helpful with any questions we had.
Can't recommend it enough!
This place is a charmer! Great quiet neighbor but easily within walking distance to all the action. This is a great find! Will definitely have out of town guests and friends stay here in the future!
The stay was seamless. Lauren made sure to connect easily with us upon arrival -- which is always much appreciated with travel bags in tow. Beds were superb and so was my sleep. It was a great overnight visit.
Lauren's place is amazing. Super clean, extremely comfortable and a great location. She was responsive to all of our questions, described the place exactly as it was and even left us a bottle of wine to enjoy. Highly, highly recommend.
Lauren was an awesome host! She replied and communicated very promptly as it was a last minute reservation.
Her place is very central, she left a bike for us to use which was nice. The parking spot helped tremendously. As for the apartment, it's perfect, everything you need and to top it off, it was the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in!!! AMAZING KING SIZE WITH AMAZING SHEETS AND PILLOWS!!
Very comfortable, clean and quiet. I would defiantly recommend Lauren and her place for anyone looking in Santa Monica.
Thank you Lauren from an awesome stay and I hope to stay again in the future!
Colin + Nadia
I had a last minute trip & needed to be near Marina del Rey. At the time, Lauren had no reviews so I was a little nervous. But everything was perfect! The place was sparkly clean, she left a little welcome & some emergency breakfast supplies, and good directions for the house (including one that I may steal for my own host directions LOL). The neighborhood is very nice - feels very safe, and almost suburban Beverly Hills-ish. Really nice, but with the occational surfer dude house to keep it from getting too posh. Having a bike available meant that I could toole around like a local :) She was also very easy to communicate with. I would stay here again any time,
Lauren's place is perfectly located. Tucked away from the hustle of Main street and the beach so that you can get away when you want but close enough that you can walk to Main street in 5 minutes and the beach in 7. The house itself is very quiet at night and allows for a relaxing stay. Lauren was very accommodating; providing information on the area and making sure that I felt welcomed.
It was a true delight to host Lauren! She's a polite, smiling, nice and "buena onda" young traveler. She has left the apartment in the same conditions and very clean and tidy too! I would be really happy to host her again! Highly recommended! A triple five-star guest!
Lauren was great. No problems whatsoever.
Lauren B's Santa Monica cottage is a wonderful place to spend a night, a weekend, or longer. I've known Lauren for over 15 years and have had the pleasure of both traveling with her and being a guest in her home. She is a gracious host and knows all the best places to eat, shop, hike, swim, etc. and is always willing to share her recommendations with others. An experienced world traveller, Lauren is adventurous, easy going, and always open to seeing new things and meeting great people.