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Len Guida

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Private Spacious Patio Guestroom with Beautiful Deck and Hot Tub

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 Room, 1 Bath, sleeps 2 - 3

This spacious Patio Guestroom is on the backside of a quiet property that includes a private entrance and bathroom. A large, 26' by 13' room has a Queen size bed, Wi-Fi Internet service, DirecTV with , toaster oven, microwave, mini-frig, coffee pot, dining table and chairs. The private bathroom is connected to the Patio Guestroom. A roll-a-way bed and Aerobed mattress are also available. Sunny with 2 sky-lights, ceiling fan, and French doors that open to a raised deck with outdoor dining and lounging furniture. A large hot tub flanks the deck. Located in one of Los Angeles' most desirable areas, the Santa Monica Canyon is lush with trees and gardens, just steps to the beach, a short 5 minute walk. (See TRANSPORTATION offer below.) Just over a mile away are the famous Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. You can walk in 20-30 minutes to Santa Monica's shopping, theaters and major attractions. Great restaurants are a couple of blocks away. The beach bike path is just 3 blocks away.

Close to Beach: Just 3 blocks from the beach. Within 5 minutes, your feet are on the sand, or you are biking, rollerblading, jogging on the bike bath that goes for miles. The bike path passes by the famous Santa Monica Pier and continues on to the wild and crazy Venice Boardwalk and to Marina Del Rey.

TRANSPORTATION OFFER: We can provide transportation service to and from the airport and to local restaurants and attractions as availability permits. Please inquire as to how we may serve you. Bus service is also located across the street.

Santa Monica Canyon: The Santa Monica Canyon is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Southern California. It is unique for two main reasons, first, it is just a few blocks from the beautiful Santa Monica Beaches, nestled in a hidden canyon. Secondly, it is lush and green, thick with vegetation and surrounded by some of the most beautiful homes in Los Angeles.

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Len Guida (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 44 traveler reviews

Private Spacious Patio Guestroom with Beautiful Deck and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.5227275 based on 44 reviews

Owner is going for shabby chic look…..he is half way there.

  • 1 of 5

The property is located in an upmarket area.On arrival first impressions were not great and on entering what is basically a converted sun lounge at the rear of the main house my concerns were confirmed.[There is a further "cottage" fenced off at the rear of the garden which shares access to deck area and outdoor laundry facilities].All the facilities are there.It's just in need of a total makeover. Other reviewers spoke of the toilet position.They were spot on. Toilet and shower are crammed into the smallest space possible.I doubt if it is to building code. Sitting on the wc requires a lot of contortion due to sink/basin position.Shower was very grubby,not cleaned before arrival.Hope it is cleaned for the next renter but I don't hold out much hope. I wanted to raise these issues with the owner at the time but my wife feared he may throw us out.

On the plus side the house is located 3 mins from the beach. You do not need to drive to santa monica centre as a bus stop is across the street.$1.25 each way. No parking worries and you are able to explore,shop and have a drink in town without being pulled over for DUI. Rental charge is very cheap in relation to hotels in the area but you get what you pay for. If you are used to hosteling this place is OK. "DON'T EXPECT THE RITZ !!".

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George, Thank you for your feedback and I always welcome comments that can help me to improve the experiences of our guests at our property. I am, however, very sorry that your stay at our place did not meet your expectations. I wish that you would have brought your concerns to my attention so that I could have had the opportunity to address them and to provide for a more enjoyable stay. I would never escort you or any guest off of our property for expressing concerns. I live on the property myself, which makes it more convenient to address issues that might be brought to my attention from guests. As noted in over 40 positive, 4 and 5 star reviews, guests allude to the kind of care and helpful attitude I have for them. If I had known that someone walking across the patio area to use the laundry facilities would have been a problem for you, I would have prevented that from happening. If the shower was not clean or up to your standard, I would have immediately addressed that as well. The size of our bathroom is small and the toilet is positioned close to the sink. I am sorry that caused an inconvenience for you. People that are large in size may find our bathroom to be a bit cramped. In summary, I wish that I had known of your concerns so that I could offered a more pleasant experience for you and your wife. I am glad that appreciated the economical pricing of our rental, and that you enjoyed the great location of our rental, being just 3 blocks from the beach in an upscale neighborhood, and the convenience of the Santa Monica bus with pick ups in front of our property every 1/2 hour with a cost of just $1.25. Kind Regards, Len
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Adorable property! Located just down the street from the beach! The only drawback for Us was that there is no air conditioning and at the time of our visit there was a major heatwave (90s day and night). Len was accommodating and allowed us to cut our stay short and gave us a refund. All and all, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and review of our property. It is very rare that temperatures in Santa Monica get over 90 degrees. Even when they do, the temperatures nearly always drop down to 65 degrees by the evening hours, making the sleeping hours very comfortable. Since we are so close to the ocean, just 3 blocks away, we generally get ocean breezes and cooler temperatures. Most of the homes in our neighborhood do not have air conditioning. Our Patio Guestroom has windows on three sides and with three fans in the room, the comfort level is usually good. Len
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Great place! Very nice deck & garden area!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Len and Jan's house. The guest room is spacious with comfortable furniture, nice TV, kitchen amenities. The deck area is very pleasant and even though we visited on a rainy, windy weekend, we did get to sit bundled up outdoors off and on during our stay. The bathroom is small and the toilet is positioned sideways making its use quite awkward if you are taller or heavier than the average person. The beach is quite close and we found many very good restaurants near by. There isn't designated parking at the house however we were able to find close street parking without difficulty all 3 days we visited. Len is wonderful! Very friendly, helpful, and accommodating!

Overall, we had a great few days at the guest house and absolutely would book it again on our return visits!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay. Great location

  • 5 of 5

This place is located in a great Santa Monica area. The place is small but is all that one would want do a stay in the wonderful Santa Monica area.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

What was good-

Location - close to great beach, restaurants, shopping, scenic drive, etc.

Nice and safe neighborhood

Comfortable bed & furniture

Nice little deck/patio

Owner very nice, helpful & didn't have a lot of picky rules & check out procedures

What was not so good-

Very small and dated bathroom (would be difficult for larger/tall people to maneuver in)

It is a sunroom on the back of the house converted into a guestroom - had space heater which worked just fine.

No kitchen but did have small frig, coffee pot, microwave

Parking can be a problem

Lots of bicycles (some in not so good shape) & stuff for beach, which was nice, but made it look a little junky.

Washer & dryer off to the side of the patio - owner was doing laundry so walking by quite often which didn't bother us too bad, just concerned us at first coming in and we noticed the patio gate was not latched.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, great location ,quite stay

  • 3 of 5

Our stay of 3nights was lovely overall, the room had everything we needed... we felt comfortable coming an going. We utilized the use of bikes & hot tub. The bikes were in decent shape luckily there where a lot to choose from. The ride down to the beach was very simple & close. The hot tube took so long to heat up we couldn't use it the first night, it being one of the reasons we booked here, that was disheartening. I really enjoyed the sitting area in the back, it was beautiful & comfortable . The overall privacy of this location is "shared", but the price (compared to hotels nearby) made this a little more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, It was a pleasure to have your family at our Patio Guestroom for three nights. I am sorry that you did not get to use the hot tub on your first night. Our orientation book which is located in our room mentions that the hot tub can take up to an hour to heat up, which is especially true in the winter months. Our place is private and very quiet since the Patio Guestroom sits on the backside of our property, 125 feet away from the street. The patio deck is for the exclusive use of our guests staying at our Patio Guestroom. Thanks, Len
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los angeles international
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Monica State Beach
Car: not necessary

Ideal location - minutes from the famous Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade and just a 4 minute walk to the beach. Personal transport service through the owner is available as schedule permits, please inquire. The Santa Monica Canyon combines lush green trees and gardens in a hidden canyon just steps from the bike path and waves of the ocean.

Whether you want the perfect weather, the perfect beaches, or activities of biking, jogging, roller-blading, surfing or sailing, this Santa Monica location has it all. And some of the best shopping around is found in Santa Monica including famous Montana Avenue and the newly renovated Santa Monica Place mall. All of this, is 5 minutes by car, and just 20-30 minutes by foot.


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Santa Monica Studio Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning fee $70

Check in is 3:00 PM. Check out is 11:00 AM.

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:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small, private bathroom with shower. The bathroom is located by going through the doorway in the Patio Guestroom and the bathroom is private.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Although there is one Queen size bed, there is a roll-a-way bed available and an Aero bed air mattress bed that could be placed on the floor.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TRANSPORTATION OFFER: We provide personal transport service to and from the airport and surrounding local attractions as our availability permits. Please inquire for details as to how we may serve you.

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