I am a Los Angeles native and I love living by the beach and enjoying all the area has to offer. I also love to travel and enjoy good food and shopping at the local farmer's market.
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Diane is a fabulous host caring and warm and the apartment is just adorable.You will find all you need and more! Great location, the people in the building are super friendly and it is ideal for a family with a child. Can't rate enough our little house in Marine street. After 1.5 months we certainly miss it. Super experience will highly recommend.
Diane is the ultimate host and her apartment was perfect for our introduction into LA. The location of the Hip Beach Apartment is wonderful - just blocks from the beach, shops, cafes, gyms, yoga, pilates, shopping centers and amenities. It's such a vibrant neighborhood that we ended up finding an apartment to live in long-term just a few streets away - we simply couldn't leave! Diane also makes sure that you want for nothing - upon arrival we were met with fresh fruit, chocolates, toiletries and little extras everywhere. You could see that Diane had made an extra effort to ensure that our stay would be comfortable and that we would be at ease. The apartment itself is lovely, comfy beds, new Cable TV, fast internet, good heating, all appliances, great views from the back and a fully-equipped kitchen - honestly, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Diane also helped us with our move to the local area and is still in touch. A fabulous and very-much-appreciated host.
I spent almost two months in the apartement at a great location, very close to the beach and Main St. Since I came to study, I could take the bus to UCLA at the bus stop just a few steps away. The studio had everything I needed and I'd come back anytime (hopefully for vacation)!
We had a great time in Venice. The house is situated at the top of the only hill in Venice so theres a nice view over the city out the back. Its also far enough away from the crazier side of Venice yet still in walking distance which suited us with two young children. Diane was a great host, if anything need fixing or we need help in any way Diane sorted it out straight away. I would absolutely recommend this place! I wish I was still there.
I had a wonderful experience!
Diane's hospitality gets a 5 star rating across the board! She was responsive from the moment I first emailed her and throughout my stay. She also left chocolates and fresh fruit upon my arrival.
As far as the apartment goes... I absoluteky loved the one bedroom! It was clean, spacious, decorated well, and equipped with all the necessities (books, kitchen equipment, linens, etc.) for a lengthy stay. I also loved my bicycle. I rode it all over town. And speaking of town...what a great location this place is located in! I was in heaven with the beach a couple blocks away and all the shops, cafes, and great restaurants on Main Street. It's also a yogi's paradise with yoga studios in every which direction.
I HIGHLY recommend this rental!
Thanks again Diane. I will certainly see you again and I will be sure to send referrals your way :)
Cosa dire, tutto semplicemente perfetto!
La casa si è dimostrata bella e spaziosa come dalle foto, disponeva di tutte le comodità e di tutti gli elettrodomestici possibili (i più apprezzati sono stati sicuramente lavatrice ed asciugatrice).
Erano presenti anche attrezzature per il mare e il tempo libero di ogni tipo: teli da bagno, ombrelloni, body boards, secchielli e palette per i bimbi, biciclette ecc. ecc.
Diane, infine, è stata una padrona di casa stupenda!
Sempre disponibile e cortese.
We had a great four day stay at this Santa Monica apartment. Perfect location blocks from the beach and boardwalk.
We really enjoyed our stay at Diane's place in Santa Monica / Venice - the place was extremely comfortable and well located. Diane was a great host who was helpful and accessable. I would have no hesitation recommending Diane to other guests - Thanks Diane!!
This was our first time booking through Airbnb and we were a bit insecure about booking through this (for Sweden) pretty new company. Lucky for us that we booked Diane’s place because we couldn’t be more pleased.
We lived for a few days at the Hilltop Beach House and the rest of the time in the apartment below, a total of 21 nights. Both of the places were really cosy and felt straight away like home to all of us. The location for the house was great because it was minutes from all of the “must see” places in Venice and Santa Monica. For me personally it felt great to be able to take my morning powerwalks down to Santa Monica and then continue the walk by the sea to Venice Beach. BIG plus were the parkning possibilities and the patio with a great view. Both places were great for people traveling alone but also families. Diane is a great host, everything you need is there and she's available at any time.
We couldn’t have asked for more. Will definitly stay there again next time I'm in Los Angeles. (hopefully soon)
Had a great time in Santa Monica, nice house with everything you need. Just a short walk to the beach. Happy to book it again.......
Diane is wonderful. I have been a renter and friend for 17 years. She has created a beautiful place in my favorite corner of the world, Ocean Park in Santa Monica. She is very conscientious, responsive, and responsible. I am lucky to have her as a friend and host.