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

Bedrooms 1
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Dale Launer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

Why Dale Launer chose Santa Monica Canyon

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Monica Canyon in Pacific Palisades

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury, Style, View, Location x 3 on Adelaide Drive.
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is luxurious and the view is extraordinary, yet I felt utterly at home and comfortable. Dale is a terrific host, available yet unobtrusive. Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient apt.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed having a place with a kitchen and living space as opposed to a hotel room. The only thing that we found unpleasant was that the place must not have been dusted for a while. We wiped down quite a few cobwebs when we first arrived. Once that was done, we found the place to be very comfortable. Bed and linens made for a good night’s sleep and with the changing weather we had reason to use both the air conditioner and the heater. Both worked great. We cooked a couple of times, but had to be cautious of how much we bought that needed to be refrigerated since there is just a half-size fridge. Overall, this place worked great for us and we would probably stay again if we were staying in LA for more than a couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

All great with this house-locations, furnishings, amenities! Views are spectacular and location is great for running, as you are close to Santa Monica Beach. Quick Uber to the Santa Monica station for the Metro system as well, with easy access to many parts of LA. Dale is a great host! Look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The place has everything you need and more. I enjoyed my stay and would rent again when in the area. No pool, and you’ll need to uber around, but I had a blast. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you! But to anyone reading this - note there's no need to Uber around if you have a car. There is a dedicated parking space for guests just under the balcony.
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Tucson, Arizona

Perfect location. Could not have been better.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location. Could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Great Location for a Quick Trip

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was as described. Parking was helpful. About a 10 minute walk to the beach on the lower level. Check In was easy, and Dale was very nice. It was a perfect place for two people for a long weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.48
Damage Insurance £42.19

Exit cleaning fee is $65.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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