3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom
Mark & Beth Galanty
About Mark & Beth Galanty
We are a sister and brother team and we love to host as well as travel. This is our family home and we love it there. We both have 3 children and know what it is like to host and be hosted. It is important that our home is a place that people find as much peace, warmth and joy as have. (Photo left to right: Mark, Beth and Mark's wife Caroline).
Mark & Beth Galanty purchased this House in 1966
Why Mark & Beth Galanty chose Pacific Palisades
Gorgeous views. Peaceful, quiet, warm and inviting. Open living room environment and a great feel. Near hiking trails. Close to a family-friendly village filled with restaurants, pressed juice, yogurt, famous Sweet Rose Creamery (ice cream), coffee shops (Starbucks, Coffee Bean etc.) and fun shopping, banks, recreation park, 3 pharmacies, banks and 2 grocery stores. Hiking trail walking distance from house and minutes from the beach and many other great hiking options.
What makes this House unique
In the hills. Peaceful and quiet. Out of the hustle and bustle of the city and yet close enough to everything. Gorgeous views of mountains, city, ocean. Retreat get away feeling!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property in Pacific Palisades
This property was perfect for our family of 5. Lots of space, very comfortable. The backyard was amazing, an incredible view of the city and the shore. Quiet neighborhood, amenities were close by, including the beach. Definitely would recommend.
Great stay on the mountain side
We are a family of three and stayed in the house for 4,5 months. The rooms are spacious, the yard is lovely and the views are wonderful. The house is properly equipped for all household needs. Whenever something broke or malfunctioned, our hosts were quick to respond and solve the problem. Being able to take a walk on the trails of Temescal canyon without getting in the car felt like luxury. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Loved staying in this home
We loved every part of our month long stay in this Pacific Palisades home. The mountains so close by made trekking so easy, it’s a beautiful neighbourhood, very safe and quite with wildlife literally coming right to your back door (we often saw deer, bird life, squirrels and lizards).
The house was clean and comfortable with everything you’d need for a holiday stay and more. Lots of books, board games, dvds, Netflix and Foxtel. A short drive to the beach. With Santa Monica, Malibu and Beverly Hills all within easy driving distance.
The gift on arrival was greatly appreciated, as was the oil. Salt, pepper, herbs and sauces making cooking easier without having to buy all these products.
The cleaner that came each week was so lovely and did an amazing job cleaning the house, and having cleaned the home for many years, she knew the house so well.
Thank you for our stay. We hope that we can come back next year.
Perfect Vacation Spot For Families and Great Owner
Our family (my wife and I and our 12 yo, 10 yo and 8 yo daughters) spent our Spring Break visiting LA. We wanted a quiet place to stay for the first half of our visit and wanted a location that would be closer to the beach with a view of the ocean. We found this home and immediately wanted to book it as it was a perfect location for Santa Monica, Malibu and some of the sights on that side of LA (Getty Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, Santa Monica Pier). We were pleasantly surprised as the home exceeded our expectations that we had based on the VRBO pictures. It is furnished very well, with plenty of storage space and living space. The property itself is very nice; my kids really enjoyed having fruit trees on the grounds.
We base our stay on three things: cleanliness, function and owner interaction. This house rates a 5 out of 5 stars in all three areas. The house was clean throughout with the grounds manicured very well. Everything functioned as explained and we had no issues with any of the systems or equipment. And Mark and Beth were wonderful to work with, even with me forgetting the entry code and texting Mark the first evening and with Mark working with us on getting some things that we left behind returned. They also returned the deposit in a very timely manner, something else that we place importance on.
All in all, if you are in the LA area visiting family or for a vacation, I would highly recommend this home. It was a great experience and certainly enhanced our overall visit to LA. Thanks, Mark and Beth, for making it available.
A magical home with beautiful views and an inviting interior:The perfect getaway from the busy city.
My fiancée and I had a wonderful two night stay at Mark and Beth’s property. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood in the hills and is the perfect escape from the busy Los Angeles city scene. Once you step inside the house, you are greeted with an elegant and inviting home that is completed with comfortable furniture and unique art pieces. The kitchen is a dream for every cook, with all the tools you could possibly need to create a delicious meal. Each bedroom has a unique theme to it, with the master bedroom taking home the crown of the most cozy room I’ve ever stayed in to date. The back yard opens up a window to a whole new world. As you step outside, you have a direct view of the Santa Monica pier on one side, and Temscal Canyon mountains on the other. Beautiful floral arrangements decorate the edges of a spacious green area among orange, grapefruit, and lemon trees. There were no issues with any appliance, furniture, etc. except the bath in the master bedroom didn’t get very hot. Overall, the entire home has a magical feeeling to it and we had a fantastic time hiking in the nearby mountains, watching the sunset from the yard, cooking fresh dinner, and watching movies from the pull out TV in the bedroom.
What a pleasure it was to host you and your friends at our home. We love that you appreciated how special this place is - thank you for the beautiful review.
From the get-go it was delightful working with you in preparation for your arrival. Great communication and best of all, what beautiful care you took of the house during your stay - we were absolutely delighted! We can't recommend you more highly as guests and hope we have the chance to host you and your friends again.
Mark and Beth
Special home in a beautiful part of Los Angeles
We spent 2 months this summer at Mark and Beth's childhood home and had a wonderful stay. The house is charming, welcoming, clean and as others have mentioned in their reviews, Mark and Beth are very accommodating owners and truly want you to enjoy your stay.
The location is one of the best in Los Angeles -- if you are seeking a retreat from the madness of other parts of LA; the views of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and, of course, the ocean are just lovely. We enjoyed countless meals on the patio enjoying the perfect summer weather and the flora and fauna around the house.
Easy 10 minute drive to a great, rarely crowded beach: Will Rogers.
25 minute drive up the coast to Malibu
20 minutes into downtown Santa Monica
The great room/dining room/kitchen area is one large open space and is a great place to "live". I spent many hours there as we had a new baby that spent her 6th and 7th month of life in this home. She learned to sit up, crawl and stand up this summer and never once was I concerned about her safety (baby proofing). The home comes nearly baby proofed!
All in all a great stay!
Lauren and Patrick,
It is a pleasure to have meet you this summer.
Your review captures the house well, and we are so happy you had a nice time staying at this special house.
You were wonderful guests, and are exactly the reason we make this house available for others to enjoy.
We hope to have the opportunity to have you stay with us again!
Thank you for your nice review!
Mark & Beth
Beautiful home, fully furnished, in the beautiful hills of Pacific Palisades. Peaceful and quiet with spectacular views of the ocean, city and mountains along with deer, rabbits, hummingbirds, dancing dragon flies and more on occasion. Typically sunny even when the coast is fogged in and, great hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains only a short walk away.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city yet be close enough to enjoy all Los Angeles has to offer. Only 5 minutes to the most gorgeous beaches, Palisades "Village" (cafes, markets, restaurants, hiking trails (Temescal Canyon, Will Rogers to name a few) parks, farmers market and more). Close to surrounding cities such as; Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown LA (DTLA).
House includes; 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, 1 car garage, washer and dryer and beautiful views.
Bdr 1: Master bedroom: King bed, sitting area, wood burning fireplace, plenty of closet space along, sliding glass doors which allow beautiful views of the yard and mountains. Full bathroom includes shower and separate sunken tub, 2 sink vanity and more closet space.
Bdr 2: Queen bed. Optional crib or twin bed upon request. Windows for nice light and plenty of closet space.
Bdr 3: Full bed. Built-in office desk with a desktop computer and large screen TV. Sliding glass door with views of a side yard, fruit trees and the mountains. Closet space.
Bdr 2 and Bdr 3 share a full bathroom (2 sinks, shower and bath) entrance from hallway between the two room.
Plus, an additional half bathroom close to the living room, kitchen and dining room.
The house provides a fully stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs. Appliances include stainless steel dishwasher, gas stove-top, separate 2 door oven. 2 door refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender etc.
The living room has 2 comfortable sitting areas, a wood burning fireplace and a 1/2 bathroom close by.
Enjoy the breathtaking views from the dining room and living room areas. Dine inside or dine outdoors on the patio area (or both). Light the chiminea on a chilly evening all the while looking at the twinkling city light, silhouette of mountains and night sky.
Pick lemons, oranges or grapefruits from the backyard and lounge outside to soak up the sun or the stars.
Other features include: Wifi, Washer and Dryer units, AC and Heat, Ceiling fans in most rooms, Desktop PC Computer, Large Screen Television, additional refrigerator in the garage, bedding and sheets- all the comforts.
Attached garage guaranteed 1 car (optional 2nd spot if available). Plenty of street parking.
Optional: Crib or twin bed can be provided upon request.
Sleeps up to 7 people comfortably.
No pets. No smoking.