|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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 !!".
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest|
|House Cleaning fee||$70|
Check in is 3:00 PM. Check out is 11:00 AM.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.