"When visiting Santa Monica, or it's surrounding area, this is the perfect place to stay.
Just like the peaceful beauty of Southern California, this VRBO unit stands out among other nearby rental units for it's own beauty. After entering thru a low white picket fence, you are met with an explosion of colorful and various species of flowers, bushes and trees. A peaceful oasis indeed!
The unit itself is very welcoming with it's own beauty, charm, more than adequate seating and attention to detail. There are extra folding chairs in the large storage closet if needed. The kitchen is thoughtfully well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans, dishes, glasses of all kinds, etc.
But why cook when you are literally steps away from an array of fine and casual restaurants!
The area also offers many service stores such as drug stores, banks, grocery stores, spa's, hair and nail salons, etc. All within walking distance. Yet, this unit is nicely insulated against any neighborhood or traffic noise.
The July weather did have some very warm days but I found that the windows on both sides of the unit, along with the fan over the bed, allowed the Pacific's ocean breezes to flow thru the unit and I was able to sleep comfortably.
I was very happy and definitely felt safe staying in this rental.
Cynthia Gates, the property manager, was attentive, available but not intrusive.
You cannot make a mistake in renting this well maintained unit where you can literally stop and smell the roses!"
Guest: Mary Y.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 30, 2015