Wonderful! Grand & glorious views & light! Inspirational! I expected, from hearsay, it would be good, but this was as dreamlike & peaceful a haven high up a canyon above the Pacific Coast as I-or anyone-could ever wish for. Had all you could possibly need for a solitary or romantic, creative stay. You'll surely want to return as I most certainly will.
If you are looking for a house away from anything its great place. You will not hear almost any cars or anything if you just want to escape city life, however stores and beach are only 20min away by car.
On arrival we were very disappointed with the property. The interior photographs are misleading as it is not set up as shown. All very dated and shabby and could do with a good clean. All the appliances are old and need replacing. The kettle was so dirty we could not use it and had to boil water in a pan.
The water in the hot tub was green and very murky. Not very welcoming. We actually cleaned it out ourselves and got it looking and smelling better.
No curtains was a problem especially in the mornings. Also it meant no privacy.
The location is further from the beaches than expected and also deeper into the canyon. Although the views were spectacular.
Although we kind of settled into our holiday here we ended up leaving 2 days early which was a shame.
Not what we expected for the money paid.
We stayed at a fabulous location and with the lovely owner next door to help with any questions and who also invited us to join her birthday celebration during our stay. House was 30 minutes from Santa Monica and the sights of LA, 10 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from shops and bars but far enough away for peace and quiet.
No hesitation in recommending the Artist House for a family or large group because it can sleep 15 at a push although 6-10 would be comfortable.
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