Certified yoga instructor and fitness maniac. Morning asanas and meditation.
Barney is a delightful host with a lovely space. The room was very well kept, with all linens and a closet ready for my work clothing to be hung. The bathroom too was clean, comfortable and private within the room.
The neighborhood itself is super quiet (a welcome change for a New Yorker used to all-night partying, sirens and horns outside the window). It's located quite near the beach and a great pedestrian/shopping area of Santa Monica.
I was in town for work, and Barney's was the perfect place to unwind and regroup for the next day's meetings, and so close to a nice selection of restaurants and bars appropriate for business entertaining.
Barney also has a very friendly and relaxed demeanor—he's quite easy to talk to, and although we didn't get to spend much time together, when we did get to sit down, it was like being with a friend you already know.
Great visit, and great first Airbnb experience.
Barney's home was very comfortable and situated in an extremely nice neighborhood convenient to Santa Monica and Venice beach. Perfect spot if you like proximity to the beaches and the shopping/nightlife of the area. less than 6 blocks to everything. Barney is a very nice man with a very easy going demeanor.
It is also within 5 blocks of The "10" so easy traveling to any points north, south or east.
En-suite bedroom with private bath, comfortable bed and pillows, desk and TV with access to a third floor deck to drink coffee in morning and watch sunsets at night.
Underground gated parking is always a plus and you get a designated spot below with direct access to the apartment.
Washer and dryer also available.
Just one mile from the best Whole Foods store in southern California.
I will definitely return to Barney's home when in need of a Santa Monica stay in the future!
It was really perfect. Barney's house is really nice, spacious room clean, comfortable, in a quiet area. It was so great to take breakfast outside at the third floor with the view. We really appreciate to be close from santa monica pier (10mn walking) and venice beach. We had car and it was really great to have a parking. Not so far from Los angeles main attractions (around 10mn driving).
We didn't see a lot Barney cause of our busy day but he was really welcoming, pleasant, worried about our los angeles experience. We felt like in a friend's house.
We definitively choose barney's house again if we will come back and will recommand it to our firends.
We think we really appreciate LA thanks to that experience and the fact to stay in Santa Monica
Barney is an excelent host. From the very beginning we felt at home in his beautiful house. He opend all his area for us and gave us the feeling of beeing a friend. It was so easy to comunicate with him and to ask him all the questions we had.
The guestroom itself was very nice, thougtfull furnished, with a spacious bathroom. Of course everything was clean and welldone.
The best place is the sofa on the rooftop of the house, where we had a wonderful outlook to Santa Monica Coastline and a good coffe in the morning. It was hard to leave it for sightseeing. The beach is only a short walk away. The area around is absolutly save, with lots of streettrees and totaly quiet.
In the morning we found fresh made caffe in front of our door and this never happens in any other places we have been. Thank you so much Barney, we regret we did, and could not stay longer.
La estancia con Barney fue maravillosa. Su casa esta muy bien situada, a menos de diez minutos de la playa . Barney es encantador. Con nosotros hablaba un perfecto español. Nos explico que podíamos visitar y sitios donde comer o cenar. Recomiendo sin lugar a duda a Barney porque es el anfitrión perfecto.
Nous avons apprécié notre séjour chez Barney. La maison est propre et tés bien située. Barney est un hôte discret. Si nous devions revenir sur Santa Monica nous reviendrions trés certainement chez lui;
Barney was a great host, the room imaculate with a comfy bed, complimentary soapes and the view from the balcony just fantastic.
All in all the perfect stay.
We can definitely recommend Barneys place. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable.
Barney himself was pleasant and accommodating.
Good location with about fifteen minutes walk to Santa Monica pier and twenty minutes to Venice beach.
Extra plus for the sun deck where we had our breakfast in the mornings and for the parking garage in the building.
Barney was a gracious host. As a single woman staying in his home, I felt safe, respected and very secure. He was very generous with the use of his space. I would definitely stay in Barney's home again.
My room and bed were comfortabe and very clean. I had walking access to the Santa Monica beach and easy access to the freeways when I wantd to travel to LA. There was a space for me to park my rental car in his garage.
We had a great time at Barney's house. He is very carefully with all the details and amenities. The apartment is very nice and only 5 mins away to Main Str, and 10' to the beach. Santa Monica is a great place to stay for a few days. Thanks Barney!