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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 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 -
(44 traveller reviews)

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Luxury, Style, View, Location x 3 on Adelaide Drive.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews

Lovely guest house, very scenic location

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights in Dale's lovely guest house. Everything he described about it was accurate. Plenty of space, actually more than we expected. Only minor point is that the bed could be upgraded, but it was still just fine.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a very nice spot on the hills of Santa Monica.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful places on the planet and it it a very nice home close to the beach access and many downtown offerings of shopping. I would stay again and thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Comfy place in a classy setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed being here from the get-go. It's a great setting and the owner is delightful - available but not intrusive. Great location especially if you like to walk. It's fun and cozy. The iconic photos on the walls of the living room and bedroom add to the entertainment. The price is definitely right and I would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City, NY

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable with a good location. The house overlooks Santa Monica Canyon. Dale was there when I arrived and was very gracious. Said if I needed anything to just call. That proved to be unnecessary as everything was provided for. Great place. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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WAY better than a Hotel !

  • 5 of 5

Dale was an excellent host, always accommodating and very nice, yet the place was very private.

This property is more like staying at a friends guest house -- Not only is it stocked like a 'house', with silverware, dishes, etc... but it has additional items, you don't really think about. Salt, Pepper, Scissors, condiments, etc...

There's two TV's, the HUGE one in the front room, and a large one in the bedroom. Both are hooked to Satellite, with movies galore. We didn't even try any of his DVD's, or listen to the vast number of songs.

Parking is right in the driveway -- and you don't have to pay extra, like at 'some' Hotels.

I highly recommend this location! All of the extras you get make the value even better !

Thanks !!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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 £45.75
Damage Insurance £41.53

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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