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Love my adopted city of Santa Monica and very excited to help you find your way around! Originally from NYC, love to travel, food fanatic, ad sales exec & part time travel adviser. Find me @FoodTravelrBeth. Occasional blogger (website hidden).
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Great place right by the beach! You won't get any closer to the sand than this place. It's very convenient and clean. Beth was sweet enough to leave us with fresh bread, cheese and pretzels. Check in and checkout was very quick and easy. I definitely recommend this rental!
It's always a pleasure to stay at The Beach Box! It's my home away from home when visiting my LA office! Beth is the best!
Beth's place is truly at the Beach. One can see the sunset and the sand from her balcony; though it's not a straight on view, when you sit in her chair, you can enjoy the view between the buildings and the trees.
Beth's apartment is clean and functional. It's not fancy, but it has everything you need, including decent wi-fi and a comfortable bed.
And Beth goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and to orient you to your new neighborhood. She had a wonderful assortment of welcome goodies for me, and she even texted me to remind me when to move my car for street cleaning! You can't beat that!
It was unusually hot when I stayed at Beth's in February (high 80's!) and the living room could get warm during the day. But by closing the blinds a bit, opening the balcony windows and the bedroom windows and running the ultra-quiet bedroom fan, I got a nice cross breeze. I was comfortable sleeping at night.
Thanks so much Beth, for sharing your little corner of paradise with me!
The appartment was great, really well located and very quiet. Beth was very present and helpful.
We highly recommend this place!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time in LA, thanks to Beth and her beachbox.
Beth is a very kind and helpful host. She gave us a very warm welcome and was available at any time.
The apartment itself is very nice and cozy. The location is awesome, just a few steps away from the beach. With the provided parking pass, parking is easy at any time of the day.
Santa Monica is AMAZING. It's such a cool place, and Beth is right smack-dab in the middle of it all. It's right across the street from the beach. M Street Kitchen is a really great restaurant/brunch spot a stone's throw away. It's got plenty of space for a couple (and could even squeeze 1 more person in there easily if you wanted). The included parking permit made things a lot easier too, as we were able to snag a spot right on the street and leave the car there for a couple days (we couldn't have done that without the permit). Beth's also done a nice job of making people feel welcome. The included boogie board and beach chairs were awesome too, and I made good use of them. The patio is really nice to sit on and enjoy a glass of wine (and you can see the beach from it!). Also kind of random, but the water pressure in the shower was top-notch. Low water pressure bugs me, so I appreciated that :)
For what we were paying, I was a little disappointed in the quality of the unit. All fixable stuff, like a really low shower faucet (I had to kneel down when showering, at 6' tall) and the fridge door handle was broken off. It was also confusing checking in, because Beth expected us to arrive AT the check in time, not sometime after it. Definitely suggest clarifying that for future rentals so people aren't caught off guard. I felt bad she had to re-arrange plans, but I think it's pretty standard on Airbnb that "check in time" means arrive any time after that. If that's a practice she wants to continue, that's fine but definitely spell it out in the listing or provide a way for people to pick up the key after hours. Also, there was no A/C and the place was decently warm during the day. But I think that's standard by the beach. We just hit it on a hot weekend.
SUMMARY: Overall we had a wonderful trip and I would stay there again. The location just can't be beat.
Beth was super communicative beforehand and welcoming when we arrived. Having a parking pass for street parking was GREAT (and there was only one small stretch on Saturday afternoon where we couldn't find anything available on the street). The location was perfect, just steps from the beach and a short walk from the Santa Monica Pier and Main Street. Shutters and Casa del Mar were only 2-3 blocks from our doorstep, and we had great restaurant options nearby. The apartment was very clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower worked properly (with great water pressure). LA was pretty hot while we were there in peak summer, so having no A/C was a small inconvenience -- but we were able to move the oscillating fans around to maximize comfort. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this spot to anyone headed to the beach!
What a great little spot for the price! Maybe it's the fact that I'm new to Air BnB, but how else can you get a full sized apartment, for less than $200 a night a block away from the beach? Not just any beach, but, you know, Santa Monica! After living on the East Side of LA for two years, it was nice to be in walking distance to the beach for a weekend. The apartment was very clean. The bed was comfortable. All the appliances and shower worked properly. The parking pass Beth gives you for the area is extremely helpful when you need to find a late night spot. And beach chairs, sitting out on the balcony for you're use! If you're on somewhat of a budget, The Beach Box is perfect if you're looking to spend some time at the beach and/or out and about in Santa Monica.
When every you plan to come to a beach around LA, use this beachbox. The apartment is save, clean and comfortable. 2min walk to the nicest beach we ever so and far enough away from the "honky tonky" :) Venice Beach (15min walk). Good Restaurant one block away (mmmmh MStreet Kitchen and Pizza Place), close to main street for shopping. Thanks Beth, she was helpfully and reliable. Parking pass from Beth when you use a car!! :) If we ever come back to SM / LA, we will book the BEACHBOX! Ralf + Tina
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Great guest. Understanding of staff at resort cleaning mix up. Thank you Beth.