HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Luxury, Style, View, Location x 3 on Adelaide Drive.

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Santa Monica Canyon

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is one cool crib.

The location is north of Montana, north of San Vicente, and on the north side of the street on Adelaide Drive - widely considered to be one of the most desirable streets in the city of Los Angeles/Santa Monica. (some would say THE most desirable. ) A tear-down on this street sold recently for $7.6 million. That's right - a tear-down. Another home sold in the summer of 2011 just shy of $12,000,000.

The street in itself is considered an attraction.

The Santa Monica Stairs are on this street. (If you like a challenging set of stairs to run up and down for your workout - then this location will be your nirvana. There are two sets of stairs in all. Runners do loops.)

You can see the ocean from the front door to the guest quarters or from the guesthouse deck, and a solid view of the Santa Monica Canyon from the bedroom or living room.

A lot of light! Bright and sunny.

Nespresso machine with complimentary cartridges. Complete with espresso cups and saucers.

A library of Blu-Ray and DVD movies.

iTunes based 'jukebox' with 17,000 songs plays thru Spendor S3/5se loudspeakers.

The kitchen is small-ish, but complete; 4 burner gas stove and an oven. Dishwasher. Garbage disposal. Microwave. Blender. Coffee maker. Nespresso espresso machine. Refrigerator. Food processor. And cookware, wine glasses, champagne glasses and champagne bucket.

Home was built in 1922-1923. The guest house was added on in the '80's. The guest house occupies the site near the Reyes adobe, the first building in Santa Monica. ( A tavern. )

Guest parking is in the driveway. And there is usually street parking.

Adelaide Drive has been home to Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Jeff Bridges, composer Ferde GRofe, writer Christopher Isherwood and artist Dan Bachardy. Nutter Randy Quaid and wife Evi once lived in the main house.

Adelaide Drive it is quickly getting a reputation for being 'writer's row' - the creator of the Simpsons - Matt Groening just moved in, writer of Quiz Show and Donnie Brasco - Paul Attanasio lives in a landmark home. Alvin Sargent, writer of Paper Moon, Ordinary People and many other also calls Adelaide home. Also Dale Launer, writer of Ruthless People, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Cousin Vinny lives on this street.

There are architectural landmark homes on this street. And many architectural landmark homes in the neighborhood.

World renowned contemporary architect Frank Gehry (Bilbao, etc.) chose Adelaide Drive to build his own personal dream house. It is under construction now.

In the neighborhood there are number of homes by mid-century architectual icons - Neutra, Saarinen, Lloyd Wright, Harwell Harris...all within walking distance, including a rare home designed by Oscar (Brasilia) Niemeyer. Also iwithin walking distance is the famous Eames Case Study House.

Bus Stop nearby - 100 yards away (7th and San Vicente) from The Big Blue Bus. Check out the routes on their website if you want - it goes all over Santa Monica, and goes into L.A.

The Santa Monica Bluffs are close (walk toward ocean on Adelaide. 15 minute walk (1/2 mile).

Santa Monica Pier. 1.9 miles.

Santa Monica Place/Promenade. Shops, restaurants, three multiple screen movie theaters. DIRECTIONS. 1.4 mile walk. Walk down Adelaide toward Ocean, left on 4th Street, walk 1 mile to Wilshire Blvd. Turn right, walk 1 block and the Santa Monica Promenade starts on the left.

Montana Ave. Restaurants, shops, supermarket, baker, Aero movie theater (American Cinematheque - arthouse cinema, they often have people who wrote, or directed or starred in the movies show up for Q&A).

All short hops on the bus. Or walk and take the bus home.

Great restaurants abound - ** Michelin starred Melisse is a 5 minute drive. So is Rustic Canyon. Giorgio di Baldi is a 2 minute drive. So is The Hungry Cat. Menchies Yogurt, Envy Spa, Pioneer Baker, Pavilion Supermarket, Starbucks are all within walking distance.

Keywords: It is a 3 room (bedroom, living room, bathroom) guest house with a spacious, 270 square foot deck. Separated from the main house by a breezeway, it has it's own entrance and is located above the garage. I've been told this is referred to as 'a carriage house'.

More Details
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dale Launer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

Why Dale Launer chose Pacific Palisades

I live in the main house. This is the best street in Santa Monica, and some say (I'd say) the best street in Los Angeles. Spectacular view.

What makes this house unique

View of Santa Monica Canyon and the Pacific.


based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury, Style, View, Location x 3 on Adelaide Drive.
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as described. It's an easy walk to several shops/bars/restaurants. The "steps" are a very short walk/run, then the pier is a couple miles away through Palisades Park on top of the bluffs. I recommend taking the lower, beach path back to the apartment. Hopefully, we will be able to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This place had it all! Super cute & comfortable in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location & it was very comfortable & welcoming place to stay! We plan to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely stay in a lovely area

  • 4 of 5

When our daughter was getting married in Los Angeles we decided to make a three week trip out of it, coming from the east coast. We stayed in different parts of LA and spent some of our stay in Dale's rental apartment. The apartment is lovely and the bed was very comfortable - we slept like babies. The home is on one of the nicest streets in Santa Monica, and is just steps from the famous Santa Monica stairs. The apartment has a nice patio in the front and a large yard in the back with ocean views. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom unit is very comfortable and stylish, with 2 huge tvs and a a very nice deck. The kitchen is modern and has everything u need. One wall has very cool Framed photos from movies, and he also provides guests with a great deal of movies to view. Th neighborhood is quiet and full of gorgeous homes. We walked from his place to Montana ave, as well as down to the ocean. There is even a view of the ocean from front steps of the apartment. Finally, owner is very sweet and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Luxury, seclusion and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and spacious 1-BR separate guesthouse with a large deck, and in a great neighborhood in Santa Monica. It has comfortable furnishings, an impressive photo collection, and all the amenities, including wi-fi, TV, a great video library and music streaming. It is upstairs over a separate garage, clean and light-filled. The stairs are a bit steep, if you have a mobility problem, but we found them not an obstacle.

We rented it for a long weekend to celebrate our daughter's grad school graduation, and with the owner's permission had a small 20+ person gathering in the afternoon. It was a great venue, and he was very helpful with getting our guests extra parking passes for the day. Our host was very welcoming; his guestbook is thorough and offers good suggestions of places to visit and where to eat.

The property is a short drive from the Montana Avenue boutiques and restaurants. Also nearby are the Santa Monica bluffs trail, and there are many nearby walking and running paths in the neighborhood. It is an easy drive to westside attractions and UCLA. We would highly recommend to friends, relatives and couples seeking a refined, private atmosphere in a terrific location. And, yes, views of the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Father's Office. Shorebar
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Los Angeles Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Expo Line Light Rail Santa Monica
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Delfini, Giorgio Baldi, Sam's, Marix, Hungry Cat
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Santa Monica State Beach
Car: recommended

The famous Santa Monica 'Stairs' are 200 yards away. This street has a number of architectual landmark homes nad more landmarks within walking distance. You'll find homes by Neutra, the Eames Case Study House (only house Charles and Ray Eames ever designed), Saarinen, Oscar Niemeyer, Harwell Harris, Rodney Walker and more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Monica Canyon, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Exit cleaning fee £53
Property Damage Protection £48

Exit cleaning fee is $65.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Monica Canyon in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
Nespresso (expresso machine) with plenty of complimentary cartridges. Complimentary bottle of sparking line - either a Cava or a cremant.

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties