Large sitting area w/ HDTVNew and very comfortable queen sized bed!
Private, Dwell-Worthy, Studio in A+ Neighborhood!
Private, Dwell-Worthy, Studio in A+ Neighborhood!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This modern, well-appointed, and fully licensed Guest Studio was recently renovated and newly furnished with our guests' every comfort, need, and privacy in mind.
The location is ideal as we are within a short walking distance of great shops, restaurants, cafés, yoga, grocery stores, parks, etc...
We are 1.25 miles from the beach and 2 miles to downtown Santa Monica. Here, you will experience the comfort of a hotel while living like a local. For more details, please read our reviews!

The space

Our private, Guest House is impeccably clean and well appointed. Everything from 100% cotton linens, towels and terry cloth robes will be provided along with goose-down comforters and pillows, natural bath products, a welcome basket with healthy snacks, coffee, tea, local guidebooks, etc... We also have a flat screen HDTV, high-speed WIFI internet access and brand new a Air Conditioning system.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the Guest Studio and all of its amenities as well as the newly landscaped back yard and patio with gas fire pit + seating for four as well an outdoor dining area, gas BBQ, bocce ball court, ping pong table and private, warm water outdoor shower.

Guests will be also be provided with residential parking permits as parking in our neighborhood is restricted to residents and their guests only.

Housekeeping and laundry services can be made available during your stay for an additional fee.

Interaction with guests

We can greet you upon arrival and will be available to answer any questions throughout your stay.

Please Note: this is a "Home Sharing" arrangement. So while guests will have their own entrance and total privacy, we do live in the main house on the property and my husband works in the studio adjacent to the Guest Studio, thus you may see us coming or going throughout the day.

Other things to note

PLEASE NOTE: “On May 12, 2015, the Santa Monica City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance reiterating its ban on the rental of entire units as vacation rentals. The Home-Sharing Ordinance also legalized the short term rental of a portion of a person’s home when the host lives on-site throughout the visitor’s stay and when the host obtains a business license. Hosts are also required to collect and remit Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) if not collected and remitted by the hosting platform.”

Santa Monica Business License #218444

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Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $88 NZD
Security Deposit $730 NZD
Weekend Price $353 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

As this is our primary residence of 20+ years, we take great pride in and care of its upkeep. So please, no smoking, no pets, no eating out of the kitchen or dining area and no parties or loud noise of any kind. Any violation of these rules could result in all or part the security deposit being withheld.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
August 2016
Stunning space, so comfortable and relaxing. Quiet neighbourhood with a great cafe down the road we went to for breakfast and dinner! Close to supermarket which was great because the kitchen was fully equipped. We enjoyed playing some pétanque also! Katherine was super friendly and responded to all questions quickly. We loved our stay.

Daniel User Profile
October 2017
This is a fantastic location for a business traveler.

Deborah User Profile
October 2017
Katherine was an amazing hostess. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, place was spotless, amenities were ideal. We were very comfortable throughout our stay. Felt just like home! Can’t wait to return for our next stay!

Matthew User Profile
September 2017
We genuinely enjoyed our stay. The studio was exactly as per the photos and really clean. More than that - the gardens, outdoor fire pit and squirrels playing in surrounding trees all made for a really relaxing stay. The immediate neighbourhood is quiet yet there are a number local shops and eateries just within a short walk. For more action it's a cheap $5-7 Uber ride to Santa Monica pier or Venice Beach. We'll definitely stay again - thanks Katherine!

Miri User Profile
September 2017
Lovely place! A car is always good in LA, but Bike rental within a few blocks (breeze bike share) made for easy travel to beach, canals, Abbot Kinney. Perfect for couple or single. The actual space is well appointed, light and aesthetically pleasing. I already miss the outdoor shower! Would definitely return.

Julien User Profile
September 2017
The place is very well located. Shops and restaurants nearby but not too close so no need to worry about noises. As described. We enjoyed it so much - clean and quiet. Katherine was very helpful throughout our stay :)

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay at Katherine's! Great location, super clean, and even let us check in earlier than expected. The only thing I would be sure to note is that it doesn't have air conditioning. Though there are cool evenings in Santa Monica in September, my pregnancy hormones were not my friend without air conditioning! That said, Katherine mentioned they would be getting air for the space soon, in which case it will a 12 out of 10 then!
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.
Response from Katherine:
Hi Ashley, I didn't realize you were pregnant. Congratulations! And, yes, we are having a new A/C system installed this Monday so it will be in place for your next visit! Best, Katherine
September 2017

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Santa Monica, California, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Katherine User ProfileKatherine is a superhost.

My husband and I are designers (graphic + architectural) and parents to two wonderful teenage girls. I also own a local boutique offering gifts + home accessories.

Our oldest daughter has recently gone off to college so we are renting rooms in our house to supplement her tuition and because we love hosting!

We like to visit friends and family in Northern California and Hawaii whenever possible.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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