Having lived in Australia and Europe, I consider Santa Monica to be the best place to live on the planet :-)
I am an AirBnB host and enjoy the process of meeting people who come from all over the world to stay with us.
I absolutely LOVED my 2nd stay and time renting from Eva King! The location is perfect as is the room and bathroom! Eva was so helpful, she knows the area well providing many helpful tips, hints and recommendations for food and things to do! I would definitely rent again from Eva! Sincerely, Deborah
Eva's been a great host. Always there with a helpful tip when needed. Her place is nice and quiet and it's just 5 minutes to the beach and even less to a large supermarket.
This was my first airbnb experience and being that the stay was a duration of five weeks, I was worried that I wouldn't find something that had each factor that I was most interested in finding. Having been to the LA area many times prior, I also had a few prerequisites that I thought would be difficult to fulfill. However, I will always look back on this experience and feel very lucky to have come upon Eva K's place. My flight arriving to LA was delayed and much later than I had planned, and yet Eva kindly gave me clear directions from the airport as I was getting my car and greeted me at her door with a plate of snacks that were perfect after a long day of travels.
Eva's room was the perfect size for my stay, with a huge two-door mirrored closet and plush, comfortable bed. As previous reviews stated, the mini refrigerator supplied the perfect amount of space for groceries, and the washroom is very large and well-lit, with a beautiful, open shower. The windows in each are large and allow for great morning and afternoon light, and overall the room/washroom were clean, with fresh sheets for the bed and washed towels in the washroom closet.
Not only was my stay comfortable, but also the location in Santa Monica was exactly what I had hoped. Everything needed for daily errands are within easy walking distance, including the beach, and the street parking was never a problem for me in the entire five weeks I was there.
Aside from the above details of room and location, the host, Eva K, was someone I felt very lucky to have met during my stay. Eva is thoughtful, patient, kind, and makes you feel like a welcomed guest. As easy as it is to chat with her, she also gives you the personal space while there, being that she stays on the top floor, leaving much privacy to yourself on the lower level. If there were times I would see her when leaving for the day, she never failed in just simply saying, "Have a good day." I can happily say that she became a friend to me while I was in LA.
If you're looking for a great place to stay in a perfect neighborhood of the Santa Monica area, I would strongly recommend Eva K's place.
I stayed with Eva for three weeks while in LA for work. first of all, Eva is a wonderful woman, we got a long very well and I really enjoyed my time there and her dog is very friendly too!
The room is awesome, the washroom is beautiful. It was really great. Your own mini fridge sufficient for a healthy amount of groceries, microwave, water heater. Tons of room for storage, huge closet. I really am picky about washrooms, but it was really nice. The shower, everything and clean.
The location is on a beautiful street close to downtown/the promenade. Its prime. Like all of LA, parking can be a bit tricky at night but I always found a spot within 1-2 blocks.
I would highly recommend the location to anyone and hope to stay there and see them again soon!!
I absolutely LOVED my stay and time renting from Eva King. The location is perfect as was the room and bathroom! Eva was so helpful, she knows the area well providing many helpful tips, hints and recommendations for food and things to do! I would definitely rent again from Eva! Sincerely, Deborah
I was happy to stay at Eva place. She was very hospitable and ready to help in all your affairs. Eva took me to the pharmacy when my throat started to hurt and told about the most interesting places in Los Angeles and California.
Eva's beautiful house in a 10-minute walk from the ocean. Nearby are many small restaurants and cafes. The place is very clean and cozy. I highly recommend it to you!
I spent the whole January 2013 in this wonderful , cozy, light, airy apartment.
10 min walk from the beach, which is 5 minutes jog. )
10 min walk from the nearest bank, grocery and lovely restaurants cafes and coffee places.
20 min walk is the downtown 3d street Promenade, amazing shopping area with all brands and non-stop sales.
Calm,safe,relaxing, fresh, homy suburban area full of palms, flowers, and plants.
If you are here on purpose- you can plan your staying and be sure that you ll have time both for work/education and rest on the beach.
The Landlady Eva is the most wonderful, kind, hospitable, generous and caring host I ve ever met, I travelled a lot and used to live in English family in UK, but only here I felt like home, like being in a family. Stylish, light, comfortable apartment when in one room you ll have everything you need: dishes, fridge, towels, TV set, comfy king size bed and comfy desk to work or study, wi-fi, heater if you need and a huge wardrobe.I caught myself on the thought that i was living like in a 5 star hotel: flawlessly clean, light, tidy, cozy and warm atmosphere of home with domestic washing, when you get your clothes accurately lying on your bed and smelling like an exotic flower, in each detail and attitude you feel that you are more than welcome here and you want to come back.
When I arrived i found in a fridge a plate of food, what else would you need after a long flight at night ? Besides landlady Eva even cooked soup for me!! I couldn't expect more.
So if you are planning a trip to LA and want it to be one of the best trips of your life- you should choose this area and this very home.
about a dog... i wouldn't call it exactly a dog, as this tiny, cutest creature never barks, she is so full of tenderness and love that for me it was like a cat , i even miss her.
Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this place: (email hidden)!
Dear Eva, thank you so much for you truly touching hospitality I will miss you very much and will visit you each time I m in Santa-Monica you are the most charming, heartful and kind landlady I' ve ever had!
Take a good care,
your Olgitta )
Eva was such a generous host and the place felt just like home. I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was. Will definitely be staying again next time I'm in Santa Monica!
Not only was the room amazing, but Eva was such a great host! The bed was a sofa bed, but I'm pretty sure I slept better on it than I did in my own bed - VERY comfortable. I believe it is custom made. The room had its own private washroom, with all of the necessities you would find in a hotel. Overall, the space was very clean, cozy, comfortable, and spacious. This is definitely a steal; if you have a chance to book this room, don't think twice about it! I can't begin to describe how great Eva is though. I think just the chance to meet this incredible woman is worth the booking!! Overall, i had an amazing time staying at this place. As I said before - if the room is available for your travelling dates, book it immediately!!
My partner Russ and I stayed at this amazing home for two nights and we cannot thank our host Eva enough for our experience! It was our first time staying anywhere like this and we would do it again in a second. Eva was such a beautiful host who made us feel so welcome from the moment we made contact . The room was so comfortable and it was such a nice suprise to be greeted with a beautiful platter of cheese, crackers and fruit which is just what we needed after a long flight. Eva gave us some great insight into Santa Monica and was so helpful with any questions we had. We would love to stay here again on our next visit to the USA and we highly recommend you stay here as you will feel so at home but also free to have you own special space. The room had everything we needed and the location was perfect! Thanks again Eva we loved our stay and you as a person we cant wait to come and stay with you again soon - Steph and Russ - your Aussie boarders!!
I had such a lovely time staying here for a few weeks in July 2011. The room is great & as described - light, bright, airy and with lots of space to spread out (great selection of books too!). It was all absolutely spotless when I came. The sofa bed is as comfy as a real bed (much more comfortable that most sofa beds!) and the room is right at the back of the house and on the ground floor, so very cool, quiet & private. The ensuite is well set up in two connected parts - one has the shower over bath plus vanity & sink; the other has the toilet & another sink. Eva is a wonderful host - friendly & helpful, yet gives her guests all the privacy and peace that they want. She lives mostly on the upper floors of the house, with only the kitchen & dining rooms sharing the ground floor with this room, so you barely know there's another person in the house. The location is great - a quiet street, with everything is within walking distance: just a block away to a supermarket, restaurants & bus to UCLA, a short walk to the 3rd street promenade & shops; even the beach is only 9 blocks away. Santa Monica has terrific weekend markets too. Would highly recommend.