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eclectic and peaceful
Eclectic doesn't really begin to describe this property. There's a little courtyard where you're surrounded by sea monsters, dragons, fairies and unicorns. Linda's got a beautiful koi pond, and that's the only sound you hear when you're out there. She keeps chickens, and I had the pleasure of being the one to let them out and feed them in the morning. I personally could sit outside all day and just watch the chickens, though that might not be for everyone :-) The cottage itself is adorable. It's got color-coordinated red - well, everything. It was very comfortable. The only exception is that when I was there, Santa Monica was experiencing unusually cold weather, and it took some trial and error to find heating units that kept me warm enough. But once that was taken care of, it was very cozy. I plan to go back down to SoCal some time in the future, and I definitely hope I can stay at Linda's place again.
Cleanliness of a 5-Star Hotel -- Charm of a County Estate
I couldn't believe my luck when found this lovely cottage by the sea.
I stayed here while attending a convention for my work, and found myself looking forward to getting 'home’ to this cottage after each grueling long day. Truly like a beautiful oasis, this place provided comfort, warmth and nurturing for my weary body & soul.
The bedding & towels were clean and crisp, and best of all, the tasteful decor of antiques gives one a sense of being lovingly cared for. I slept soundly and awakened refreshed each morning, so grateful to have found these peaceful and beautiful surroundings. BTW: the Koi pond and occasional exotic chicken roaming the yard were especially fun to interact with - they actually enjoy being petted (chickens & fish both)! The owner was kind and helpful too. What more can you ask for?
What a lovely environment, a diamond in the rough of any sprawling city. I just LOVED staying in this restful, spotless, enchanting paradise, so much so that I ended up arranging to stay an extra day beyond what my job required, just so I could have a whole day to myself, to soak in the pleasure of staying here.
Come such perfection, I hope to stay here again!
Rustic idyll in the city
Clean, quiet, good darkness at night for sleeping. Sound of koi pond fountain the only sound.
Tranquil Paradise - what bedbugs? no bugs, no problems
Stayed at Linda’s for a couple of nights while in town. This was an excellent location, in walking distance of restaurants and coffee shops.
Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about with bedbugs, as the guesthouse was immaculate, obviously well maintained and taken care of. I didn’t see or feel anything the nights we were here (except love), and my partner agreed.
The guesthouse is incredibly relaxing and charming; simple, yet has everything you need, well-equipped. The koi pond outside made for the most amazing ambiance, as we could hear the cascading waterfall from the bedroom while drifting off to sleep.
Without trading off quality, this was virtually the most affordable place we could find.
Absolutely feel rejuvenated after staying here for our mini romantic hideaway.
Wonderful relaxing hideaway in Santa Monica
Thank you for my pleasant and relaxing stay at your guest house. I must admit I was a bit put off by one reviewer's warning. Because the home was close to my son, who I was visiting, and the price was right, I decided to take a chance. I am so glad I did. Although the home is smaller and older than those I am used to staying in, it was quite perfect for me. It was clean and tidy with what looked like a new mattress. When I was at the place I spent a great deal of my time outside in beautiful California weather, relaxing to the sound of water cascading down the pond or watching the koi fish swimming; even watching the chickens go about their business was delightful. Amidst the hustle and bustle of California, the home was bucolic with a feeling of serenity.
Adorable cottage in the heart of SM near shopping, restaurants & the beach in a quiet neighborhood.
We live in quaint house in Santa Monica which needed termite fumigation. We needed to relocate to a rental that would accommodate us & our little dog. Linda's cottage is perfect. It has hardwood floors, windows all around & a small front porch on which to sit & watch Linda's chickens run by in her charming garden.
The cottage has a full kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes, pots & pans & even a coffee maker. We were able to shop nearby stores & make wonderful meals.
It's a great place to stay whether you live locally or are visiting.