About this listing
Studio Merle is lovely & ideally located 4 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to very popular Main Street with it's many shops, restaurants and coffee shops. It's a spacious and private guest apartment. Located in the coveted Ocean Park Neighborhood of Santa Monica, the studio is an updated addition to an historic landmark home built by makeup queen Merle Norman in 1935.
We are a legal, city-approved short-term rental : License #217082
The Studio is connected to the main house by a terrace and has separate entrance, kitchen & bath. Beautiful light comes in the bay window surrounded by trees to create an oasis in the middle of the bustle of LA. The guest house is secure, clean and private. Plenty of linens, towels, soap and a kitchen with cooking essentials. There is a shared washer & dryer outside you can use. There is also an iron & board, hair dryer, flat iron, beach towels, beach basket, Nespresso coffee machine with pods, free high-speed WiFi and a 32" Smart TV with Cable including HBO, Showtime, etc. Please note; There is a flight of stairs to access the guest house, which is located above the garage.
We are one mile south of the Santa Monica Pier and one mile north of the Venice Boardwalk. Abbott Kinney, 3rd Street Promenade, Montana Avenue and Malibu are all nearby.
There is a parking permit if you have a car for free street parking. Please keep in mind we live in a very popular neighborhood and parking may mean walking a couple blocks. Uber-ing during your trip is the easiest option! Also, the Big Blue Bus runs along Main Street to the Promenade. The newly completed Metro Expo Rail line connects you from SaMo to Downtown LA in 45 minutes. There are rentable Hulu bikes 1 block away. So lots of options for getting around, but your feet will take you to one of the most sought after locations in LA.
We are available to help you navigate the neighborhood and help with any needs you may have in addition to the well-stocked unit.
On parle français. Parliamo italiano.
We love hosting, and our reviews reflect that :)
For Instant Bookings, you must agree to 1 or 2 adult guests only. Children under 24 months only. No pets. No parties. Please read the entire property description to get a good understanding of the space, including parking situation and stairway leading up to studio.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are long time residents of California, but hail from NYC & the Midwest. Between the two of us we are a musician, writer, director, actor, small business owner, investor, parent and are endlessly curious about all things. We love to travel, and we love this opportunity for travelers from far and wide to come to us.