BEAUTIFUL REMODELED AND NEWLY FURNISHED 2B/2B CONDO in gated building with covered parking.
The home, over 1050 sq ft., has a open floor plan, with the kitchen, dining, and family room all together. Appliances are Bosch dishwasher, Viking stove, Sub-zero refrigerator, FREE WIFI and a flat screen tv in the main room and master bedroom. The apartment has a lot of natural light. The dining area window has a view of the mountains. It also has the most coveted piece of property in the area, a covered parking space!
The bedrooms are good size with plenty of closet space. Laundry facilities o...n premises but if you want to have your laundry done, there are several services that will come pick it up and drop it off clean and folded.
Things to do: ditch the car and walk everywhere. Santa Monica is small and prides itself on being pedestrian- and environmentally friendly. You won't need wheels at the auto-free Third Street Promenade, a stroller's paradise known for its multitude of movie theaters, restaurants and animated street performers, or at the famous and historic Santa Monica Pier, home to savory smells from fast food stalls and the solar powered, nine-story high Ferris wheel that has long been a symbol of the city.
Third Street Promenade: Third Street Promenade is chock full of movies theaters, restaurants, shops and street entertainment. Wednesdays you can load up on fresh fruits and veggies at the Chefs’ Farmer’s Market. What’s nice about the Promenade is that it’s pedestrian-only, which is extremely rare in car-obsessed Los Angeles. Feel like you’re wandering the European marketplaces, except that here you have name brand stores and boutiques. Want to do some celeb-sighting, check out Montana Avenue's boutiques and restaurants.
Abbott Kinney: So much of LA is spread out across so many different areas; it’s always a relief to find a pocket of food, fashion, and general flair where you can actually wander up and down sidewalks for more than a few blocks in a row. Abbott Kinney has such a unique silhouette, low, one-story buildings, none of the glitz of Beverly Hills or even Santa Monica, but the restaurants and shops are a really exciting mix, but a bit pricey too. The culture is young but not off-putting for anyone over 40, and some of the stores are truly exceptional. Most tourists don't discover this little gem, preferring to stay in the more 'known' areas. You will feel like a local here. During the week, street parking is generally easy to find.
Pied a Terre is a few short blocks to the beach, one block to Main, and half a mile from the Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. Main Street is dotted with boutiques, yoga studios, coffee shops and vegan bars. Gourmet food trucks park in a designated area on Main Street, so close you can bring your food back. The farmer’s market on Saturday and Sunday mornings is a big highlight. The food is locally grown, fresh food is served from vendor stands, and the person next to you can be a Top Chef from one of the prior seasons! That happened to me!
Main Street also offers some unique shopping - antiques, art galleries and cute boutiques dot this section of town. Bikes, surf boards, roller blades, and segways are available for rent all along Main Street and the beach walk. It's a 26 mile bike path! You’ve seen this stretch of beach in hundreds of movies and TV shows: folks on inlines and boards (both skate and surf) as well as bicycles, the flashy Marina and the oddities of Venice. Go to labikepaths.com for additional information and maps. No need to rent a car. Public transportation is great. The Big Blue Bus is among the most celebrated transit systems in the country with daily passes just $4! Go to bigbluebus.com for details.
Venice: Venice Beach is a blast. There is basically a crack in the sidewalk separating from Santa Monica and Venice. You could literally trip in one and fall into the other. The vibe here is quirky/artsy/hippie and acts as a stark contrast to neighboring Santa Monica beach. Home to Dennis Hopper, (may he RIP) Bradley Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, David Arquette, Julia Roberts, and the new Batman. If you hang out at Whole Foods, (we take coffee and snack there often,) you can spot them as they pop in. Whole foods is one of the best places to shop for food in the area. It makes sense that they shop there.
Besides the infamous boardwalk/beach area, you can ride a bike along a separate bike path from the Washington Pier to the Santa Monica Pier and observe the change in architechture and pedestrians. You can also bike the Venice Canals. Yes, Venice has stunning, multi-million dollar homes along canals. You can sign up for tours. If you are coming to California, do it right. Make your plans today. Reserve your dates fast. It won't last.
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Additional Location Information
Nearby stores include Whole Foods, Bloomingdale, Nordstrom, and 3rd street Promenade. Enjoy thrifty, on-the-go gourmet food trucks, pop up restaurants, and more. Restaurants, beach, and other activities are a short walking distance away.
Bikes, surf boards, roller blades, and segways are available for rent all along Main Street and the beach walk.
Public transportation is great. The Big Blue Bus is among the most celebrated transit systems in the country with daily passes just $4! Go to bigbluebus.com for details.
Parking is hit or miss. Mind the street signs and parking meters. There are plenty of meter monitors who do nothing but patrol all day long, 24/7. ;-)
Location Type Beach, Town
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: March 05, 2014◀▶
Thanksgiving trip - great condo, close to everything...
Left on 01/05/2013 for a stay in November 2012 | Alice
We went to visit our son who is a student at USC. When we visit la we like to stay on the beach - and Santa Monica is the closest. We've stayed at expensive hotels in the area but wanted the advantages of space (since we also took our 17 yr. old son). Pied a Terre was a great choice for us - we had two bedrooms and bathrooms. While the unit is not on the beach and doesn't have a view, it is an easy walk. I felt safe walking around the neighborhood. The condo itself is awesome - really nice, well-stocked with everything you will need. We had a little problem with the lockbox and getting the key when we arrived. They were awesome in helping us figuring things out and making things right. I would stay there again, but would prefer a place with a view of the ocean.
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