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This studio is in a great location- easy to get anywhere. It is very close to Lemonade (casual restaurant), Madeo (great Italian restaurant), Bristol Farms for groceries, etc.
The space is very clean and it feels like a real home. The owner gave us a parking permit to place on our dashboard so we never had any problems parking. It was very easy and there was always a spot right in front. The only things I would note are that there isn't air conditioning down there (but he gave us 2 fans which came in handy). This is a separate studio that is actually the basement of a home. There is a separate entrance for the studio. If you want a quiet place to rest and have alone time, this is great. But I would not come here if you are having a party weekend with friends or if you tend to be kind of loud. We were very careful not to make any noise and to be respectful of the owners who live upstairs. He was very nice and you have total privacy and you don't see them unless you were to call to ask them something.
really enjoyed stay at this cool house. well designed with beautiful details. convenient location close to abbot kinney and beach! ideal ! michael is such a warm host ! had a great experience !
Great stay in a quiet neighborhood. Good for a family of four and probably perfect for a couple since there are two bikes in the garage. Michael was responsive and quick to answer any questions. Fairly close to the beach and Abbot Kinney Blvd. A bit to far for walking to the beach unless you want the excercise. One good bed and one futon.
Michael was a great host! Communication was easy, and swift. He gave plenty of great tips about the area. From the apartment, there is a lovely food joint a minute away called Lemonade (which Michael suggested), and it has awesome fresh, clean salads and juices. We loved it! In general the locale of the property is great. Via car, everything is in close proximity.
More importantly, the apartment itself is fantastic. The place is super clean and very well maintained. To top it off, the bed was great- super comfy! We had a fantastic experience. Our first airbnb experience too-he's set the standard high.
Great apartment and fantastic location too! Staying in this place was like staying in upper-scale hotel. Michael was the best host throught my Airbnb experience ever. Hope to stay at this apartment once again.
This is the second stay with Michael, he is always available and a great host.
Everything was perfect. The location here is brilliant.
Very much recommended.
This studio apartment was just like the photos. Prime location to Beverly Blvd and N Robertson Blvd. Easy to get anywhere in LA from here. Michael had the home owner, Steve, welcome me in to the apartment. He was a gracious host, offering bottled water, large screen TV with a full cable line up, bathroom amenities such as soaps and lotions, and a very plush bed. Extremely clean and well maintained. Everything worked as it should. The apartment has private entry from the garage, secured underground parking with push button gate entry on key chain, and is located on the back side of the building which blocks off any traffic noise from the surrounding streets. It is by a medical clinic, which at night seems to get busy with helicopters on the weekend and can only be heard if all the windows are open (I am only assuming the clinic and choppers go hand in hand... Maybe LA has a lot of air traffic at night in the area?) Turning on the fan in the room totally blocked any outside noise and made for a very peaceful sleep. This comment is not a negative as much as it is an FYI should you be wanting total utter silence which might be impossible in LA, but you could do a lot worse. Experienced 2 earthquakes, which I slept through thanks to the amazing memory foam bed. Starbucks is a quick 3 block walk down the street as is the biggest Macy's I've ever seen. Grab a reservation for lunch at The Ivy which is a couple blocks over - won't disappoint (saw a number of celebs there.) Thank you to Michael and Steve - I would definitely recommend the home and hospitality to anyone looking to stay in WeHo / Beverly Hills.
Michael has a great apartment. I was only there for one night, so didn't get to enjoy the pool right outside the door, but the apt. is exactly as advertised. The place was clean and Michael met me at the front door when I arrived to explain everything to me. Not pictured is that there is actually a TV in the living room, too.
Nice comfortable place to stay if you're ever in Tucson.
We stayed at Michael´s studio apartement for one week and absoluteley loved it! The location is fantatstic and really close to basically everything you need: beach, food, transportation, shopping etc. etc...The studio itself was very, very clean and beautifully decorated so we could directly feel comfortable - almost as it was our home. We met Michael at the beginning - he was very helpful and gave us fantastic recommendations for restaurants and places to go!
We had a great stay in Santa Monica and would definetely recommend this apartement! So thank´s again, Michael!
Michaels place is amazing what a beautiful place , its super clean and just feels great to
Stay there for sure i will come back soon plus michael is super friendly and amazing host felt so great when he show me his place you rock michael.
Michael was simply a great guest!!!
He has a very good, simple, friendly and very easy going and enjoyable energy!
I enjoyed sharing with him the fact that we are both full time airbnbrs ;)
I would love to host him again and totally recommend him!!
Michael was a great guest. Though a relative local, I had the chance to show him the best of the East side of LA and he was really psyched to explore the hood. He was clean, respectful and took good care of the back house. Definitely someone I'd love to host again and hopefully stay at his place next time!
Michael booked the unit for is guest Amy. She was a very happy
Michael and I grew up together on the same dead end street in the suburbs of Boston. I've watched him grow up from being an active kid on rollerblades to being a sharp, driven entrepreneur. He's a stand up guy and has been a huge help in getting my airbnb endeavors off the ground. He also loves meeting new people and showing them what LA has to offer.
Mike is awesome, a great friend outside of AirBnb, and does a tremendous job for his guests!
I have worked with Michael and during this time we've became good friends. Michael is a gentleman and a pleasure to be around. From his real estate background he is especially knowledgeable about the Santa Monica and LA area.
I would highly recommend Michael's place to anyone visiting and looking for a great value in a place to stay.
I met Michael in early 2011 while cycling up PCH to Malibu and have been hanging out with him ever since. Michalel is an avid cyclist, and I have gotten much more interested in the sport through this friendship. He is a very social guy, and easy for anyone to get along with. He has a real estate brokerage license and his family invests in several apartment complexes throughout the US, so this should give everyone additional comfort in renting a room from him. I also know that he furnished this room in January, so the room will be essentially brand new. Also, from what I have seen from Michael, he keeps his apartment very clean and has a friendly dog to hang out with.
I can also vouch for the location of his apartment, as my wife and I live less than a block away at 4th and Ocean Park Blvd. You can't find a better location in Santa Monica. You are just a few blocks from the beach. Close enough to enjoy, but not too close so you encounter the riffraf that you might see a little further south close to the beach in Venice. You are also walking distance from tons of local restaurants and shops on main street, yet far enough away from the Santa Monica pier to not feel like a tourist. The main street shops and restaurants basically extend from Urth Cafe at Hollister down to Rose Cafe on Rose st, which is all easily walkable.
Michael is a co-worker of mine who quickly became a friend to not only me, but everyone in the office. He is professional, yet down to earth and outgoing, and has a great sense of humor. He has become a trusted, valuable contact to myself, our peers and even my superiors!