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Len Guida

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Lovely Spacious Patio Guestroom with Beautiful Deck and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Pacific Palisades Studio Rental Photos and Description

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 air 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)
Lovely Spacious Patio Guestroom with Beautiful Deck and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.4693875 based on 49 reviews

Great location shame about the small bathroom in need of a good clean

  • 2 of 5

The property is in an excellent location near to the beach and a lovely cycle ride to the pier and beyond. You are in the conservatory of the property the bed is okay but the arrangement for the third person is not great, so it would be best for a couple. The bathroom area is cramped with not really enough space to sit down on the toilet comfortably. The area is also in need of a proper clean, there is mould present and hair etc behind the door.

The hot tub is out in the deck and is maintained, someone came just before 7am to do this.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My stay at the Patio Guestroom in Santa Monica

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to find the patio guest room while I was in Santa Monica this past July. Not only was the price very affordable, I found the guest room very comfortable and charming. Len Guida was always accommodating as well as helpful. He has included everything that a guest could need to be comfortable, including a bottle of wine! The room is on the back of his home, and has a private entrance surrounded by a lovely deck and small garden. There is a hot tub that I used with my son and his family one night. I felt that I had plenty of privacy. It is located in an area of Santa Monica that is centrally located where I could walk to the beach, park, and shopping area. I would definitely recommend it for singles or a couple who are looking for an affordable way to enjoy a beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Just like Home

  • 4 of 5

This rental is perfect if you want a no fuss no muss holiday. Better than a hotel! You have your own private patio that is resort like, where we enjoyed morning coffee every day, and dinner every night. This place is a gem. It has everything you need for the beach, including bicycles to get there! Also the washer dryer were an added bonus for a family who likes to pack light. Len was also very nice and helpful for questions and advise on the area. Lots of storage for your clothing and made us feel like we were not living out of our suitcases. I'll take a place like this ANY DAY over a stuffy boring hotel.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, accommodating hosts!

  • 4 of 5

These guys are wonderful! Sweet, accommodating hosts in a great location. Getting four stars because the place is a bit dated and the bathroom difficult to maneuver in, small shower, sink over the toilet. Overall, a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for us to stay in Santa Monica. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, which is close to the beach. Len and his family were gracious, non-intrusive hosts, yet we could contact them at any time. My daughter, her two grown-up sized daughters, and I slept there comfortably. We were all so grateful for having stayed in this vacation home. Thank you, Len and Jan!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Santa Monica Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 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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