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Len Guida

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lovely beach Guesthouse, large patio, steps to beach, close to everything

47 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Pacific Palisades Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio with sleeping loft,large private patio luscious green. Sleeps 4-5 comfort

Located in one of the most desirable locations in all of Los Angeles, steps to beach, canyon setting, walk to Santa Monica Promenade and the famous Pacific Fun Boardwalk and Pier. This beautiful Guesthouse Getaway studio accommodates 4 people comfortably, and up to 6. It has a large deck and patio for luscious outdoor living and dining. Comfortable Queen bed in main room , and sleeping loft can fit up to 3 in a queen mattress and twin Aero bed. The remodeled kitchen is fully equipped with a Large refrig. Bathroom with shower and granite sink. Large walk-in closet provides easy storage. 2 skylights are above inside the open rafter ceiling. BBQ in patio. Large Jacuzzi is on main house premises. Ride our bicycles to the beach bike path that goes for miles from Malibu to Marina del Rey, and take a quick drive to gorgeous hiking trails. Wedged between Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, you'll enjoy shopping and dining on Montana Ave, Main Street and 3rd Street Promenade. Centrally located near Malibu, Beverly Hills, downtown LA, Disneyland, Universal Studios, etc. So much to do, or just sit & relax.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Len Guida (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 47 traveler reviews

Lovely beach Guesthouse, large patio, steps to beach, close to everything
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews

Perfect base for LA and Santa Monica with charm

  • 4 of 5

The place was relatively easy to find and is walkable to the beach-just down the road. The kitchen is well equipped and the bed is comfortable with a sofa bed and additional mattresses in the loft area-ideal for kids (doubt adults could sleep up there that easily). Len is very friendly. We used the bikes provided on our first night to cycle to Santa Monica pier-about 20 minutes by bike. The outdoor area is lovely with a patio heater, which we used in April. Seats and garden area are lovely. The description was accurate and the property was clean and in good order. Didn't know the property had laundry facilities and not sure where this was as we would have liked to use this. Parking was fine and if you couldn't get on the road outside, there was a parking space opposite. Overall our stay was a comfortable one and the property is ideal if you like being near the beach. Drive to places like Universal and Hollywood around 40 mins. I would recommend this property to couples and families for a short break in LA.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fine for the price

  • 4 of 5

Cute small guest house in the back of the owners home. Place could use a good cleaning and updates but was comfortable for the price we paid. The wifi was unpredictable and pickup cost was unreasonably high but overall nice people and place.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This will definitely be my home away from home when in the LA area!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location of this property, within walking distance to the beach and very close to restaurants and shops in Santa Monica.

Thank you for your hospitality!


  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Beautiful surroundings and warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

The location of the guest house was perfect. Though very quiet at night, it was close to a lot of great attractions all around: the beach, the beautiful park and neighbourhood of Pacific Palisades, the Getty museum and villa, the Venice canals, 3rd Street promenade, etc. Len and Jan were very welcoming and provided us with many useful suggestions about resources in the neighbourhood (supermarkets, restaurants, walking paths, etc). They also did their best to make us feel comfortable. Even if we lost a key during our stay (we were so sorry!), they were very nice about it. We didn't use the courtyard because the weather was a bit chilly when we were there. The only reason we give this rental a four instead of a five star rating, is that, although clean and comfortable, it could be - to our taste - a little tidier (ex.: leftover products in the fridge and cupboards that were past their expiration date, objects overcrowding the pathway to the house). As it is, it has an easygoing charm that suited us well, but could put off some people...and may easily be improved.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and everything we needed. Len was a great host.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures pretty much tell the story. Kitchen is great and allows you to cook as if at home. Location to the beach was fantastic and Len was available when we needed him, without being overbearing. We didn't use the loft as the stairs are pretty treacherous for kids, but the fold out couch worked fine. Wifi was a bit iffy, but who cares...get off your devices and have some family fun!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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cozy cottage near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Len makes this an awesome place to stay as he is SO accommodating . Its private and quiet, but near the beach. We enjoyed riding his bicycles a couple of times to the beach. There was always HOT water. Bed was super comfy and cottage warm, as there was a heater. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Len. Will happily refer our friends in future.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Universal Studios
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
los angeles international
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tex Mex
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Rancho Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Santa Monica Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Giorgios Restaurante
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mount Baldy
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Will Rogers State Beach
Car: recommended

Did you know that Forbes' list of property value zip codes in the United States has our area as ranked 30th? That's right. The Santa Monica Canyon, zip code 90402 is ranked 30th in the entire US for home values. And, in 2010, properties in this zip code sold the second fastest among the most expensive property zip codes in the US. The values here are incredible and everyone wants to be in the Santa Monica Canyon. Spend your vacation in one of the most desirable areas in all of Los Angeles. Just 3 blocks from the beach, 5 minutes to the world famous Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade and walking distance to many good restaurants. This is a real gem; quiet and serene, yet close to everything.


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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning charge $96

There is a $96 one-time house cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pacific Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Adequate size bathroom with shower, new vanity and toilet, with plenty of cabinet and shelf space.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed and queen sleeper sofa in main living area.
  • We have several choices for sleeping arrangements. Our guests may choose to sleep in the main room on the Queen bed which is quite comfortable for two. Also there is a Sleeping Loft with a 2nd Queen mattress and a Twin mattress which is accessible by a stairway and has a small flat screen TV installed on the open rafter ceiling for viewing while in bed. A skylight opens as desired for ventilation. Loft height is sufficient for sitting and sleeping, not for standing. Additionally, we have a high end Queen Sofa Sleeper, with a platform base and foam mattress for sleeping in the main room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Washer and dryer on premises of main house and available upon request.

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