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I am from Ireland originally but have been living in the US for over 15 years. I love where I live in Santa Monica and know you would really enjoy your stay here at our condo.
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Our stay with Aoife was so good that words alone will not convey the full picture. As a hostess and guide to what to do in Santa Monica/LA Aoife was superb but if you add to that the location, free parking, safe bike storage, the facilites both in the apartment and outside (Pool, Jacuzzi's, Gym, Security etc) you may be getting the picture. All we can say is thank you and if we ever beat it in the future we have probably gone to heaven (Only joking but it was a close call). Love Rob and Ann
This apartment is in such a great location. Its just a (very) short walk to the beach, funky boutiques great cafes/restaurants and sights around Santa Monica. The room is a great size and includes plenty of storage space with a private bathroom just outside the door. Bob and Aoife were lovely hosts with great knowledge of the local area. They both made my husband and I feel right at home. I would stay here again in a heart beat.
Aoife and Bob were great hosts! room and bath were clean and comfortable - room does not have a view or balcony however. we had a great stay but beware of June Gloom! no sunny days on the beach this time of year...awesome location though!
Santa Monica was our first stop this summer, so what better way to start than 1 block from the sandy beaches and fresh sea air. No dreaded LA smog here for sure.
Aofie was very welcoming when we arrived at her place, she helped us get settled in, brought us a drink, and even cooked a fantastic dinner, what can i say - very nice people!
She also took me to her friends gig in town, so shameless plug to check out 'Sonnet's new Ep on iTunes'
The room is clean, with wardrobe space and a comfortable double, while the bathroom shares the standards of comfort and cleanliness, towels and bathroom products are on hand if you don't have them in your bag.
the swimming pool you see in the picture is about 15-20 metres and is cool for laps, its 6ft at the deep end and 3ft at the shallow, so get up and dive in. Its not heavily chlorinated, but bring your goggles nevertheless. You can also see the beach from the pool area - nice!
there are also three separate hot tubs in the garden area,so you can always find a bit of privacy. the jets are on point - nice and massaging - and it doesn't time out.
The Visitors carpark always had a spot and was easy to get in and out of.
Aoife knows loads about what is going on in the area, and she gladly shared it all with us.
Overall - I would stay again - best spot to access Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
It was a pleasure for us stay at aoife and bob. Aoife is great host, we had a wonderful time at ther home. The poolarea and yakuzzi is perfect to relax after a buisy day in L.A. If we ever visit L.A. again, we will stay at aoife and bob.
The Air BnB description of this property pays a lot of attention to the location of this property and I can absolutely understand why. I stayed here for a little over a week and explored every nook and cranny of the area and this property is in the most amazing and coolest location.
You can get to downtown for all the chain stores (that you'll find in any other town across the country) and that's fine, but just 1 block from Aoife's is a whole lot of gorgeous, independently owned boutique stores (that are really well priced!), cafes (where you'll find the best coffee in town), restaurants, spa treatments, manicurists, massage centres and absolutely everything else you could want. You're also at the best part of the beach, right between the two piers.
The local Blue bus will take you to town for $1 (or it's a nice easy walk) and I got as far as Beverly Hills for $2 and the service is great.
The home is well set up so that your room and bathroom is quite private.
As for Aoife and Bob, they are as good as all of the previous reveiwers say. Naturally welcoming, gracious hosts that love food and good wine; they reallly added to the enjoyment of my stay with their good company and faultless recommendations.
I can't recomend this location and hosts highly enough. If you're coming to Santa Monica as a single or couple, this is perfect.
Finally got round to reviewing Bob and Aiofe's place!
As everyone else has said this is a great room in a great location to enjoy Santa Monica living to the max! Bob and Aiofe are great hosts too. We'd love to come back in the future.
We have very much apreciated our hosts, though we were not easily available due to the fact that we weren't on holidays, but for the birth of our gran-daughter. It was for us a very nice stay and we strongly recommand the kindness of Aoife and the agreable condo near the beach of Santa Monica.
Aoife and her husband are supernice and caring hosts, the location couldn't be better and the bed I will dream about in years to come. I loved to have my own tastefully decorated room and bath and had the best of times. Parking was included, which is just great in that area! I will come back!
Aoife has been the best host we've stayed with! She is very caring, and is always there to help. She is also very knowledgeable, so don't miss your chance to learn everything about L.A., and meet Aoife in person!
The location is perfect. The beach is right there, and there are tons of bars & restaurants around. Besides, there is a pool, 3 hot tubs, and even a sauna within the property. Also we rented a car, and free parking has been a great advantage. I don't know if there's a place better to stay at in L.A area!
We already miss the place and our wonderful host!
If you're a host, definitely book Aoife if she asks to stay in your place. She was polite, on time, and respected the neighbors. We stayed in contact via text messaging throughout her stay and all was well. She even met my hero, Muhammad Ali in person. So she might be able to tell you a story or two that interests you. She even took down the sheets before they left. Basically, she's great.
If you like really nice people, a beautiful and clean space, being beach-side and within walking distance from everything, stay with Aoife! Her condo is lovely. She is lovely. The location is prime and you'll have a fantastic time! I'd stay there if I didn't live a mile away ;)
Staying at Aoife's condo was truly a magical experience. The condo is immaculate and boasts an amazing kitchen where there is always an amazing smell wafting through the apartment. There is also a fireplace to snuggle up to if you are in need of some relaxation time in the evening with a nice glass of wine. Highly Recommended!
The location was key for me with the beach and the boardwalk a stones throw away and Santa Monica's "Main Street" is right outside your door! Main street is idyllic and has so many great bars, restaurants and shops. Oh and I can't forget the multiple jacuzzi's and the pool. The jacuzzi is open until 10pm so it's perfect after a long day traipsing around.
Aoife is an incredible host with oodles of knowledge on the surrounding area that she was always happy to part with. I would 100% recommend staying at Aoife's. I loved it and I can't wait to go back.