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Recent Santa Monica reviews

  • Zen feels like home

    "We had a wonderful time at the zen house during a vacation for my daughter's wedding. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen is well-equipped, modern, and very pleasant. We were really impressed by the window treatments. Although that sounds odd, they really were novel, functional, and just fun. The kitchen had a sky-light type with shades that were motorized and that could be opened for ventilation. The ones in the living room opened beside the koi pond, so you could lie on the couch and hear the running water in the pond; very relaxing. And finally, the sliding glass door had internal shades which could be angled or raised by sliders on the edge of the door. (I want to replace my own sliding glass door with one like this!) Lastly, the host and hostess are top notch, very hospitable and helpful. You will be absolutely pleased with a stay here!"
    Guest: Jerry M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • NICE END TO A CROSS COUNTRY TRIP

    "My wife, 2 teenage daughters and I drove from Massachusetts to Cali seeing sights along the way and looking forward to visiting our two older sons living in LA. The teenagers couldn't wait to get to the home we rented in Santa Monica and it didn't disappoint. It really is close to everything i.e. pier, beaches, LA et al. Bedrooms and bathrooms were totally clean and comfortable. An unexpected plus was the cable TV with internet and apps so we could watch NetFlix. I really mean to give it 4.5 stars and only not 5 because of no AC. But it wasn't very hot while we were there so it was no problem. Host was very nice and even had a small dog that reminded us of ours back at home."
    Guest: Stephen N. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • Cute, clean and convenient

    "We had a teenager and younger child with us and loved that we could have 2 beds in the second bedroom. We also appreciated being able to park off the street. We saw drivers bump other parked cars when parallel parking, so that wasn't an issue for us at all. Keyless intro was great, too. Overall, the unit seemed very clean and we took our shoes off when we entered. I did find that my new socks turned gray rather quickly inside the house. We did a lot of fun stuff while there. We did the beach, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood walk of fame, Greystone mansion, Disneyland, Wildlife Learning Center and a lot of other small excursions. M Street Kitchen has awesome pancakes. The rest of their menu wasn't anything to write home about, but the pancakes are excellent."
    Guest: Debra S. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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  • A Wonderful place to enjoy Santa Monica

    "Just spent a wonderful restful week In Los Angeles and this place was a huge part of a great trip.The unit was exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. The main floor was open and airy with private outdoor spaces just steps away. The garden was beautiful with comfortable seating and a soothing fountain. The bedrooms on the second floor were beautiful and comfortable with lots of closet space. The beds were comfortable and we slept peacefully in this quiet place even with the windows open. We walked to the beach, and several other neat places which was great as we didn't always have to drive. The owner was great and made sure the little touches were there like soft towels, toiletries, great coffee and a decent selection of spices if you want to cook. You really have to see the place yourself. The property was even better than the pictures."
    Guest: Ellen F. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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Santa Monica Travel Tips

The beachfront city of Santa Monica is situated along the Santa Monica Bay and bordered on the remaining three sides by Los Angeles. The area is home to an eclectic mix of locals - from celebrities to executives, families, surfers, students and professionals.

Santa Monica is known for it’s spectacular climate all year long, making it an ideal vacation destination no matter what time you visit. The area is mainly known for its aquatic activities, and you can schedule surf lessons, enjoy the relaxing beaches and wander along the famous pier. In addition, Santa Monica has a thriving arts community where you can see stunning works in all mediums, interesting museums that teach you about the city’s history and amazing shopping districts.

Things to Do

Santa Monica Pier: The Santa Monica Pier is home to Pacific Park, a family amusement park whose center piece is a large Ferris wheel. Visitors can also ride a carousel from the 1920s or visit the aquarium, shops, arcade and restaurants. If you’ve ever wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, check out the trapeze school or watch live entertainment. The pier is also now the official endpoint to Historic Route 66. Over time, the 83-year-old highway has undergone changes and the new official end of the road lands you right in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Aquarium: While you’re visiting the pier, take some time to check out the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. It’s operated by Heal the Bay and serves as a marine education facility. The aquarium offers visitors a variety of exhibits where they can see aquatic life up close and personal, including sharks, octopuses, crustaceans, fish and a rocky reef. As you peruse the different native marine life you can learn about pollution prevention, environmental education and marine conservation.

Pacific Park: Another stop along the pier you’ll want to make for some family fun is Pacific Park. It’s the only amusement park in the west coast situated on a pier. It houses 13 exciting rides including the only solar-powered Ferris wheel. Take in stunning bird’s eye views of the Pacific Ocean from atop this ride, then enjoy thrills on the roller coaster.

Santa Monica Stairs: Outdoor fitness lovers will be thrilled to see the long, steep staircase leading from north of San Vicente to the Santa Monica Canyon. The stairs are a popular destination for outdoor workouts, so don’t worry about getting out of shape during your vacation. Head to the stairs to burn off the delicious meals you’ve been eating and work up a well-deserved sweat.

Santa Monica Museum of Art: Located in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the Santa Monica Museum or Art exhibits local, national and international works by contemporary artists. It was founded in 1984 and houses a main space as well as two project rooms. Exhibitions are created by both in-house curators as well as guest curators from around the globe, all bringing a unique perspective to this art lover’s paradise. The museum also hosts programs like artist talks and educational workshops so patrons can learn more about the pieces and who created them.

Looff Hippodrome: A hippodrome was an open-air stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece. Currently in Santa Monica, the Looff Hippodrome is a nationally landmarked structure situated at the shore of the of Santa Monica Pier. It’s been home to a variety of vintage merry-go-rounds, including Looff’s carousel and Wurlitzer organs. The building's remains provide visitors a fascinating example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. In 1987, the Looff Hippodrome was declared a national historic landmark.

Shopping and Dining in Santa Monica

Third Street Promenade: This upscale shopping, dining and entertainment area is a pedestrian-only complex stretching three blocks. Road traffic is closed here, allowing people to gather, stroll and enjoy the street performances. Te Third Street Promenade offers a one-stop shopping experience for all of your purchasing needs and provides a variety of entertainment and culinary options as well.

The Lobster: For a luxury dinner with the big bucks, plan a night at The Lobster. Dine in style as you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is located on the eastern end of the pier and offers top-notch seafood dishes, cocktails and a stunning California vista.

Typhoon: Adventure seekers should plan a trip to Typhoon, a restaurant best known for its menu of exotic fried insects like crickets, scorpions, sea worms and ants. For those looking for more traditional Asian dishes, Typhoon also serves dim sum and sushi.

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