Born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Social entreprenuer. Facilitator of Good. Travel. Yoga. Surf. Snowboard. Spiritualism.
I stayed at Monique's place for five nights, and it was near perfect. The room was very comfortable and exceptionally close to the conference I attended in Santa Monica. The only minor inconvenience - emphasis on "minor" - was the lack of parking in the neighborhood...one just needs a little patience to find a spot on the street. Other than that,I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
Great location, cool apartment, Monique is very nice and helpful. I'd totally recommend it!
Monique was a fantastic host and Zach was really helpful too. The flat was really homely, really
comfortable bed and zen surroundings. I wanted to stay in a place that felt like a sanctuary and Monique's unique style and vision made it just the perfect place for me. Monique is always available to help with any question I had too. I had a very relaxing stay in Santa Monica, it's just a 10 minute walk to the glamourous Montana Avenue, perfect for shopping on little boutiques. Only a 10 minute walk to Santa Monica beach and it's crisp white sands and if you really want to spend some money, Third Street Promenade is also close by.
I was lucky to get such a great apartment so close to everything for 11 days at such short notice, but Monique was so accommodating and helpful, it made the stay all the worthwhile.
Monique was super nice and helpful. She took great care of me and introduced me to a lot of nice people. The location is great and I had so much fun riding her bike a long the beach.
I can only recommend her place.
It's a very beautiful apartment, serene atmosphere, very comfortable and unforgetable experience. Thanks for Monique's arrangement! I love it!
The place was exactly as advertised and met all expectations. Close to Montana with easy access to the Third Street Promenade by about a 20 minute walk, I had easy access to many Santa Monica staples. The area was peaceful, and the room was quiet. Monica and her roommate were very kind and unintrusive. Being a former SaMo resident myself, I had my agenda and didn't need any help, so I can't speak to their ability to play advisor to visitors.
One issue was cleanliness: The drainage in the bathroom didn't work too well, there was quite a bit of hair everywhere, and a not so nice smell in the kitchen.
Otherwise, I had full access to all amenities, everything else was clean, and I enjoyed my stay.
Amazing location, cozy place! Monique was great and provided all information and help I needed. Efficient communication and safe, quiet place. I enjoyed every second of staying there.
Monique was a fabulous host - friendly, accommodating and easy to contact. Zach, the guest host was super sweet too. This is a great place to stay for a single traveller as it's in a quiet, beautiful and safe neighborhood. The location is also great if you're used to walking everywhere as everything is within easy reach (Montana, 3rd St, the beach). The bed was comfy, the shower was powerful and the flat was really lovely. I will definitely stay again.
Monique has such an excellent place, super convenient to the 3rd Street Promenade, and adorned with the coolest Balinese furnishings and amenities. It has a sustainable, ever-so-slightly spartan kind of feel in just the most comforting kind of way. Her roommate Zack is also really cool and leaves pretty much zero footprint during your stay. I wrote out a note for her expressing that I'd feel fortunate if I could stay again in the future.
What a great place to stay and what great hosts. Would recommend to anyone!
Monique was the best! Very friendly, communicative, clean, respectful of the property and a great guest to have. I look forward to seeing her and her friends over and over! Thanks Monique!