- Room Type:Entire Apartment
- Max Guests:3
- Min Stay:5
- Pets Allowed:No
- video library
- cd player
- dvd player
- satellite / cable
- washing machine
- gas fireplace
- free long distance
- clothes dryer
- broadband access
- linens provided
- wireless internet
- cooking utensils
- deck / patio
- outdoor grill
- lanai / gazebo
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- sight seeing
A+++Location--AFFORDABLE LUXURY--Walk to All Attractions
This highly desireable property is located between Santa Monica and Malibu in a neighborhood where business, entertainment and sports celebrities choose to live. Your potential home-away is situated adjacent to million dollar condos and one block …
We have come back to this lovely apt so often now, it feels like our second home. We will never think of staying elsewhere when visiting the Santa Monica area. Location is quiet and peaceful but close to eateries, shopping, the ocean etc. The apt is superbly appointed and we enjoy being able to eat in or out as the fancy takes us. There really are no negatives to this holiday rental.
Mary, we hope to be back in 2013.
We first visited our daughter in LA three years ago and have been coming back to this gem in the Palisades ever since. It is clean, bright, well appointed, peaceful and ideally situated for a variety of activities. Close to the village of Palisades the basic necessities of groceries and a variety of restaurants are well taken care of but it is also adjacent to Temescal Canyon for anyone interested in exploring the Santa Monica mountains and at the other extreme, only about 20 minutes walk to the Will Rogers State Beach and the start of the famous boardwalk. The Maggie Gilbert pool is just a couple of blocks away which is ideal for anyone interested in lap swimming away from home.
Of course it is also perfectly situated for trips up the coast, and excursions to LA's many excellent museums and visitor attractions.
Mary & Weston could not be more friendly and helpful. Right from the start you feel this with fresh flowers on display and starter groceries provided on your arrival. As others have said the photos of the apartment do not really do it justice as folk used to harsher climes we really enjoy the tranquility, greenery and sun on the patio. Although we have generally stayed at the apartment as a couple last spring our son's family joined us,in the second apartment with their 2 year old daughter. There were toys made available on arrival by Mary and in general it worked really well. It is only about 10 minutes walk from the Palisades play park .
We can thoroughly recommend this apartment for any single, couple, or couple with young children looking for a wonderful experience of Southern California.
I recently stayed in this wonderful apartment and couldn’t have been happier! I travel quite a bit with work (75% travel) and have stayed in many vrbo's along the way. That said, this is one of my favs yet. Being a female traveling solo so often, the location and safety tend to be a priority. That and proximity to a grocery, shops, coffee shops etc. This apartment delivered on both accounts.
First, the location: Their apartment is part of a multi-unit home/building built into the hill so you sit a little higher, above the street, with a nice view. There is a charming courtyard that is open to guests staying in the units. Pacific Palisades is just north of Santa Monica and is an easy walk to the ocean, the Temescal Canyon Park (highly recommend) and the shops/restaurants (grocery is about 2 blocks away). I didn't know much about L.A. neighborhoods before arriving here and during my stay have discovered that Pacific Palisades is a very upscale, safe and quaint community neighborhood. I run in the mornings and would go running into the Temescal Canyon Park. It tends to be busy with runners and hikers and everyone is very friendly.
The apartment: Love it! The pictures don't do the place justice on VRBO.com. The owners have taken every last detail into consideration and upon my arrival I even found a bottle of wine and coffee for the morning waiting for me. There is a dishwasher and washer/dryer in the apartment which was very convenient. The living room has a desk, dining area, gas potbelly stove, and is quite cozy. Off the Master bedroom there is a small balcony shaded by a flowering tree. It was very clean, quiet and the bed/mattress was very comfortable.
My husband, daughter (1.5 year old), and I stayed in Apartment C for seven nights in September. We were very happy to find this accommodation and even more so after staying there. It seemed all our needs were anticipated. A pack-n-play was available for our daughter (the provision of which our travel easier), there were toys for her to play with, a high chair, kid utensils, a change table and bath tub. There were beach towels and a basket of beach toys. There was fresh organic fruit, fresh flowers, and a bottle of wine on our arrival. The apartment was fully equipped with utensils, cookware and even bathroom amenities (as you would expect with a hotel, but not a rental), not to mention laundry soap at the washer! The property itself is gated, so lots of space for our daughter to safely explore. We even had our own "stroller parking" area!
There is lots to explore, on foot, near the apartment, as well. We walked to both grocery stores, the playground, restaurants, Temescal Canyon Park, and even the beach (Will Rogers State Park). We also did day trips using transit, which stops within a block of the apartment.
Weston was very gracious and provided us with a ride into Santa Monica on our last day (we did not bring a car seat, but he provided one). He also provided lots of information (although there is a plethora provided in a binder in the suite) and tips of things to do and see.
We feel we cannot say enough good things about the owners or Apartment C, but we would highly recommend it and would definitely return in the future.
Many thanks for making our first visit to the Palisades/Santa Monica an easy one with our daughter. We made great memories!
We stayed at this lovely apartment for a week and it was more than we had hoped for. Wes & Mary were very gracious and friendly hosts. We had our young (2 yo) grand-daughter over every day and the apartment was perfect for her. Mary gave us a high chair to use, the living room was very child friendly (nothing for her to break) and there was an enclosed patio for her to run around in. The bedroom was spacious and sunny as was the living room. Everything you can imagine was furnished - towels, linens, toiletries, Wi-Fi internet, videos, plenty of seating, breakfast cereal & milk, spices, cooking oil, salt, pepper, sugar, cookies, all the cooking & eating utensils you would ever need, microwave, toaster, dish washing soap and some beer and wine! In other words, we just had to bring our clothes and it was like being at home. And, there is a very well stocked grocery store a half a block away and a bus stop is only two blocks away. (We took the bus into Santa Monica a couple of days - it is very easy to use.) We would highly recommend this apartment. It is a great value. Finally, the weather is always pleasant - warm days and cool nights - who could ask for more?
We stayed at this lovely apartment for a week and it was more than we had hoped for. Wes & Mary were very gracious and friendly hosts. We had our young (2 yo) grand-daughter over every day and the apartment was perfect for her. Mary gave us a high chair to use, the living room was very child friendly (nothing for her to break) and there was an enclosed patio for her to run around in. The bedroom was spacious and sunny as was the living room. Everything you can imagine was furnished - towels, linens, toiletries, Wi-Fi internet, videos, plenty of seating, breakfast cereal & milk, spices, cooking oil, salt, pepper, sugar, cookies, all the cooking & eating utensils you would ever need, microwave, toaster, dish washing soap and some beer and wine! In other words, we just had to bring our clothes and it was like being at home. And, there is a very well stocked grocery store a half a block away and a bus stop is only four blocks away. (We took the bus into Santa Monica a couple of days - it is very easy to use.) We would highly recommend this apartment. It is a great value. Finally, the weather is always pleasant - warm days and cool nights - who could ask for more?
This is our 2nd stay at this charming apt. It has everything you need and more. You feel like a resident, not a tourist. This unit gives you that comfort level immediately upon arrival. It's bright, clean and the kitchen is fully equipped should you want to make your meals, (be sure to visit the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market on Sunday!). The views are beautiful from all windows. It is nice to be within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and quaint shops. Easy access to all beaches and area attractions. This location is perfect!
Hosts - Mary & Weston are very pleasant and helpful.
We recommend this unit highly to all.
My partner and I stayed here for a week on our first trip to Los Angeles. We struggled looking for a hotel as they were all situated on highways and seeing as we had a car they were wanting at least $30 a night to park the car. I stumbled upon this hidden gem on the vrbo website and we never looked back. This apartment was exactly as the description said it was, it was clean and cosy inside, it's location was perfect and it became our home away from home. It was walking distance to the local supermarket, cafes and restaurants, as well as being very close to walking/hiking tracks and to Santa Monica beach. The neighbourhood was extremely safe and had very friendly people which gave it a lovely feel.
The owners were very helpful in answering our questions and they even provided the necessities like milk, bread, fruit and cereal upon our arrival which was lovely. As mentioned before, we had a car, but this propertys location would have still been ideal even if you did not have a car.
We are definately coming back to stay at this property and I have already recommended it to my family and friends.
What a lovely stay! My husband wants to tell everyone in the family about this apartment. It's the perfect location for a visit to his sister, and it feels so much like home. The apartment was well equipped and quite comfortable. The owners were exceptionally kind; they stowed breakables and put out melamine plates to make our young daughters' stay more comfortable. We'll definitely be staying again!
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