I like to collect art and travel to do so. I love Santa Monica and Malibu as my backyard to come home to.
I stayed in Amy's apartment together with my family (girl-friend & 16 months old son) for 8 nights and it was just PERFECT!!! The apartment was very clean, beautifully furnished and had a lot of charm to it.
Amy was a great host and superfast with regards to responding to our messages... The location of the apartment is right in the (quiet) heart of Santa Monica (at least that's what it felt like for us...) and you can do a lot of stuff within walking distance... It took us about 10-15 minutes to walk down to the beach... What was really great and helpful for us (travelling with a little kid) was the fact that there was a really nice playground (at Joslyn Park) just 2 min. walking distance and our son loved playing there...
Would love to stay again in Amy's apartment and can highly recommend it!!!
--> Only one watch out if you are travelling with kids: Although the apartment itself is perfectly suitable for kids, Amy's below neighbor is very sensitive towards noise, which made it a little uncomfortable for us as we were very stressed about watching our son all the time... Not writing this on bitter note at all (again: Amy and the apartment are GREAT), but I am sure Amy agrees that you will enjoy the apartment A LOT more if you are travelling without kids... If you are travelling with kids, you might want to reach out to Amy before booking...
I booked Amy's fantastic apartment for a visit from my parents. Amy was really nice to work with and my parents loved their visit. Her home is exceptionally clean, tidy and comfortable. The location is excellent, so close to the beach and shops on main street and in a really nice neighborhood. Amy is really friendly and it made our first experience on Airbnb very pleasant! I highly recommend her home to anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable stay! Thanks Amy!
Great location, close to both Santa Monica Pier and Venice beach. About a 15 minute walk each way.
Amy was lovely and very helpful in the booking process.
Beautiful beach views from the bedroom and the bed is huge!
We had a wonderful stay at Amy's home and was much better than booking a hotel room.
Amy responded quickly and saved my trip to Santa Monica after another host cancelled my reservation 3 days before. She was reliable and a pleasure to meet. Her apartment is cozy and felt like home for my 2 day stay. She has a cool collection of African masks and unique art. The apartment in a great neighborhood. Close to Main Street, the beach, and a short 15 minute walk to downtown and the promenade. You'll enjoy the ocean view from the bedroom window when you wake up in the morning. I had a wonderful visit and would stay again.
I would live in this apartment. Right in the heart of Ocean Park in Santa Monica, a walk from everything (restaurants, boutique shopping and the beach). The apartment was spacious and incredibly lovely. The views in both the living room and the bedroom are gorgeous. If you love waking up in a delicious king bed looking at the Pacific, you will love this place.
Amy was a sensational host, providing all the essentials about her place and the neighborhood. Would love to have met in person, she was that great.
My fiance' and I stayed at Amy's place for 1 week in early March 2013. The first thing you get when walking in is a wonderful 180 degree ocean view. The place has charm with a vintage 1920s feel and many interesting art pieces displayed. The location is absolutely great for those that enjoy walking to Main Street and other local attractions. Amy is a wonderful person who's warmth and generosity is very refreshing. Overall, this was a great location for a quiet getaway but with access to some urban beach life.
Amy is the most laid-back, selfless person you will ever meet. She's overly nice to everyone, accommodating, and will make sure your stay is perfect. Her apartment is in the best location of Santa Monica - walking distance to Main Street and the beaches, down the street from a great park for kids, and a bike ride to Abbot Kinney. Her apartment is open, airy and beautiful. She leads a healthy, organic lifestyle and this shows in the cleanliness and organization of her place. She is a great person and a great Airbnb hostess!