I was born in New York City and work in real estate. I love living in Santa Monica and this location is unprecedented. Whoever chooses to stay here will know what I mean!
Great location and good sized units with comfortable beds and plenty of space. Lots of restaurants and nightlife within a few blocks.
We had a great time in Santa Monica at Steven's apartment. Had all the amenities (except washing machine), however our 6 night stay did not maybe warrant the washing machine. Apartment was so convenient to restaruants, Pier and great fashion shopping. Beds were comfortable and even though we were on the main esplanade, we had no traffic noise. Great say, would recommend this apartment. Karon, China.
Steven's place is sweet! You can't beat the location and the direct view of the ocean from the living room and bed room. Steven was always there whenever I needed anything. This definitely falls into one of the greatest stays that I've experienced so far....
First time using AirBnB and was very pleased with the overall experience. Steven was great to follow up with instructions on checking in and out. The apartment location is AMAZING and views are terrific. It was spotless when I got there and was nicer than the pictures do it justice.
Another great benefit that I wasn't expecting is due to the proximity to the pier there was a constant line of cabs directly outside the front door so that made me not having a car absolutely painless.
Myself and 3 children stayed in late January.
Location cannot be beat- right on beach and fantastic view from balcony. Rooms and living area quite roomy.
Owner and building guy were great- no problems getting in and everything there as required.
Our home flight was at night and owner helpful in terms of letting is leave our luggage etc for the day (this was a great help).
Overall I would highly recommend- compared to hotels just down the road (Shore Hotel) this place cannot be beat.
The unit is in a nice location in Santa Monica. Conveniently located by the beach, shopping and other attractions. The view is gorgeous. However we did come across a few difficulties and inconveniences during our stay.
We experienced the most inconvenience and lack of professionalism from the building manager. Even when we called him numerous times and notified him about our arrival time, he never showed up to the front to let us in. My family and I, including our 8 month old was waiting outside for over 45min in the cold trying to contact him to let us in. He never responded and we ended up having to drive to our next engagement since we could not wait any longer. After several contacts to the owner directly, and 5hrs later, we finally got a response from the building manager saying that "his phone battery had died" with no apology from the building manager himself. However I have to note that the owner was very apologetic. What made it worse though was that the building manager basically called to ask how far we were to arrive with a comment of "it's getting late, I have to work tomorrow". I was absolutely shocked to hear this when he was the one that never showed up to our original check in time and inconveniencing us!
So by the time we arrived it was late and the building manager neglected to address any issues including the details of our unit. We had a difficult time opening our door as well since I believe the copied keys do not work as well as the original key.
We were promised 2 parking spots but every time we returned from our days outing, there was somebody else parked in our spot. Which completely inconvenienced us since we had no idea where else we can park without getting a ticket.
Also the unit itself was decent but noticed that the floor was sticky when we arrived. It appears that whoever cleans it between tenants doesn't do a great job.
Overall we had a terrible start and the rest didn't quite exceed our expectations to recover from our initial bad experience. The only positive that I have for this is the location and the view. The building management I believe is the main issue that we came across and ruined our whole experience.
Lovely, clean place with a great view. The pictures absolutly fulfill the expectations. The apartment is very close to the beach and 3rd Street Promenade is just around the corner. If you don't mind the noise from the intersection, I would definitely recommend staying at the apartment.
The location of this apartment is fantastic, as are the views. Across the road from Santa Monica pier and the beach, around the corner from 3rd street promenade and all the wonderful shopping. We found the building manager was easy to contact on our arrival and had no further need to contact him over our 7 day stay. Our family of five was easily accommodated and would definitely go back again.
This place is amazing! The location of this apartment is the best there is! The apartment has everything you need and is secure. It's surrounded by restaurants and is across the road from SM Pier. It's very easy to get to and free parking is convenient! I would definitely stay here again.
Everthing was perfect. It was the first time we used airbnb and it resulted as above our expextations. The house was clean, view was awsome and location was excellent...