We stayed at Susan and her family's guesthouse for 8 days this summer.
They have been excellent hosts and Susan responded quickly by email whenever I wrote to her.
The guesthouse is situated only 10 minutes walk from the most wonderful beach, really! We have been to tons of beaches but never one as good as this. Furthermore, the house had four small surfboards that we had great fun using at the beach where the waves were big.
Santa Monica Pier is approximately 1/2 hours walk from the house, and just a little further, there is a large shopping area on third street. The whole area has lots of dining possibilities, shops etc.
The guesthouse is charming, clean and a very good place to relax. The wraparound terrace is so wonderful and we were thrilled to learn that a beautiful little hummingbird came by the tree near the house every day. Every day we tried to capture it with our camera, but unfortunately without any luck - maybe you'll have better luck!
We also enjoyed being able to wash some clothes after being on the road for two weeks before arriving at the guesthouse.
The guesthouse was very clean - and this is really important to me, so I can't emphasize this enough. It was spotless!
The wifi was fast and this was very nice, since we have two teenagers dying to check their Facebook, Snap chat with their friends etc.
Susan and her family made sure that we had privacy but were around if we needed them. We appreciated this.
We would definitely stay at Susan's guesthouse next time we are in Santa Monica. I strongly recommend others to do the same - it was a GREAT experience.
Nadia and family (Denmark)