We enjoyed our first vacation in California in this beautiful home. We came from Michigan to visit our son for the Holiday. He has recently moved to LA and he joined us in Santa Monica for the week. The home was perfect for what we wanted and we even cooked Thanksgiving Dinner in the great kitchen! The fireplace in the living room was so warm and welcoming after every day of sightseeing and we always enjoyed a drink together in the evening in the private and comfortable courtyard. Paul provided some great welcome items and was always available for questions, even before we arrived. He recommended a restaurant that ended up being one of our favorites. We were able to travel up the coast on Pacific Coast Highway, visit some museums in LA, go to the mountains hiking, and of course spent time at the Santa Monica pier and shopping downtown. The private parking spot was definitely a plus, the neighborhood is very quiet and welcoming. We would highly recommend this rental and will definitely come back the next time we come to town.