Australian and Brazilian travellers, living in LA with a great little place in Brazil.
My daughter stayed with Jen and Gaby for the summer and had a wonderful experience. The location was great- 2 blocks to the beach, 20 minute walk to Whole Foods/the grocery store, 20 minute walk to 3rd street promenade, and very close to good stores, restaurants, cafes, etc. Jen and Gaby were super friendly and kind, and very willing to help with anything my daughter needed. The rooftop terrace was a big plus- beautiful view of the sunset at night and a nice place to lay out during the day. The apartment complex is safe and quiet, and having a parking spot was super helpful as well.
The room itself was a bit tight but had everything necessary- shelf/closet space, a little tv with an apple tv, a sky roof, bathroom, shower, etc. Overall Jen and Gaby were wonderful hosts and did everything they could to make the stay as enjoyable as possible.
Jen and Gaby were great hosts! Very friendly, made us feel welcome on our first airbnb experience. My husband especially liked Camie, their cat.
The location couldn't have been better, short walk to the beach and Santa Monica pier, delicious restaurant across the street, short bike ride to Venice beach. Having a parking space was especially convenient.
We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to stay here.
Thank you Jen and Gaby! (ps. Griffin did try the vegemite, he did not like it. lol).
I had a lovely stay with Jen and Gaby. Their home is very welcoming and homely. Super close to the beach and everything you need within walking distance. Bike hire available a block away and lots of nice places for breakfast. Cammy the cat is also very sweet. I would definitely recommend booking and will hopefully stay again in the future. Lovely hosts with a lovely home :-) x
Jen and Gaby were very welcoming and genuinely nice people. Their place is great and close to everything! I would highly recommend to anyone!
Excellent stay! Could not have faulted anything. Was so enjoyable and we had an amazing time in Santa Monica.
Excellent! We loved it and were really well looked after by Gabby and Jen.
Jen and Gaby were such gracious and attentive hosts! They made us feel welcome and completely taken care of. The location of the space and the amenities were just perfect. We highly recommend their place for a getaway to Santa Monica.
Jen and Gaby were perfect hosts! They had everything listed and the apartment was beautifully decorated. The location is perfect for us, because we were right down the street from the beach, very relaxing. The busier side of town is only a 20 minute walk with lots of restaurants and shopping. ( We like to walk if you don't there is plenty of public transportation) There is also a plethora of great little places that have "Happy Hour". Half price drinks and yummy food. There was a great one right across the street. However, if you are not a kid person you should sit in the bar area. The apartment has a private roof top deck that is amazing to have coffee at in the morning. The view is lovely and furniture is comfy. They have 3 levels to the home so you feel the space is bigger than it actually is.
The cat was adorable greeting us each time we got to the top of the stairs. Don't worry if you are not a cat person she is very polite not a lap cat. She just sits there waiting for a gentle pat. I could go on and on about their place it was great. I would defiantly stay there again. Thank you Jen and Gaby for opening up your lovely abode. :)
Lots of love,
Dori & Jacqueline
Jen and Gaby were the perfect hosts! They even provided breakfast (although I had to draw the line at Vegemite being a Marmite eating Brit!) The place was very peaceful, relaxed and close to the beach, great restaurants etc. Highly highly recommended!
C'était la première fois pour airbnb . C'est toujours un peu gênant on n'ose pas trop utiliser l'espace ou faire comme chez soi mais c'était une super expérience. La chambre est petite pour les valises mais il y a des rangements. C'est très propre. Les gros avantages : notre propre salle de bain, le parking gratuit, on peut aller à pieds à la plage, très bon emplacement et pour finir Gaby et Jennifer sont très gentilles et arrangeante . Dommage que nous ne parlons pas bien anglais et que nous les avons peu croisés à cause de notre emploi du temps chargé. Je recommande. Leur petit chat est trop mignon.
Jen & Gaby were amazing guests!
Kept the place very clean! Looking forward to having them back!
Jen and Gaby are lovely guests! It was like having friends over. Very cheerful and personable. They were no trouble at all and left everything clean and in place. Any host would be pleased to have them stay. They treated the apartment as if it were their home.
Jennifer was easy to communicate with. We would happily accommodate her again in one of our properties.
I have known both Jen and Gaby for many years as a result of professional collaboration as well as a wonderful friendship. They have worked in hospitality and media for many years and I have absolutely no doubt at all that they would be incredible hosts. They have won many awards for hospitality while founding and managing some of Beijing's top restaurants and coffee shops. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to visit their charming abode in Pippa as of yet, however I have seen photos and it looks absolutely delightful. I also know that they have impeccable tastes, a great eye for detail and are meticulously clean. I know that their house would be very comfortable, warm and welcoming.
Jen and Gaby are two highly experienced and professional businesswomen who have travelled extensively, lived overseas for long periods and interact easily among people of many nationalities. In all dealings they display honesty and integrity. They both understand the needs of of clients, give attention to detail, while providing welcoming and most comfortable accommodation. Jen and Gaby willingly give help and information, have used the airbnb network personally and enthusiastically support the airbnb ethos. I do not hesitate to recommend them as worthy hosts on airbnb.
Gabby & Jen are two of the most energetic yet down-to-earth genuine folks you will meet. They have a colorful international history of travels and projects that span hospitality, fine-dining, and outdoor adventures. Always a good story and laugh to be had along the way - couldn't recommend them as friends or hosts more highly!
My son & I met these two lovelies two summers ago while traveling in Japan. Fun, energetic, and always with a smile both Jen & Gaby are sure to provide enjoyable company as guests or as hosts. They will be two women you shall never forget!