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20/nt Off for Nov/Dec! Sunny Craftsman Home W/Deck, Near Beach-Free Bikes

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Our 'Himalaya' bedroom with desk & piano (unseen) offers lovely afternoon light

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Monica house description

OUR HOME: Our fully furnished and richly decorated 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom 'Beethoven's Hideaway' crowns the top of an historic California Craftsman duplex -- a 1000 square-foot treasure situated only minutes from the ocean (right down our cross street). The private private offers a distant view of the silver-blue Santa Monica Bay and Mountains -- and you can pick lemons right off our lemon tree from the deck! The apartment is filled with Italian art and has
recently been exquisitely renovated with a respect for historical detail. It features new hardwood floors, Persian carpets, new furniture and fixtures. The apartment also offers central air conditioning available for an additional $10/day.

PLEASE ENJOY OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO FEATURING BEETHOVEN'S HIDEAWAY (paste the following link to your address bar in your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vti0fHcNwhU&feature=youtu.be

The large and airy master bedroom features casement windows (morning light) and a walk-in closet, reading nook and cedar linen chest. The equally large and sunny second bedroom, which can also be used as an office, includes a writing desk facing the casement windows (afternoon light) with a view of the neighborhood, and a beautiful studio upright piano in excellent condition (ideal for musicians).

Our cozy den features a new reclining armchair and sofa that can pull out to an additional guest bed, along with a widescreen hi-def television complete with DirecTV premium channels, DVD player, and a 5-CD stereo.

French doors in the den open to a spacious outside patio deck with a distant view of the mountains and ocean. The deck overlooks a charming backyard (lit by lanterns at night) that is home to our lemon and orange treesand framed by bougainvillea, a trickling fountain and an herb garden.

Laundry facilities are in a separate backyard cabin and are shared with the downstairs tenants. Entrance to the apartment is via a private stairway off the backyard.

OUR BACKYARD: The HIdeaway overlooks our bougainvillea and beautifully green and flowering backyard gardens with Italian fountains and fruit trees (a real hit with the hummingbirds!). After a day of sightseeing you can relax on the upper deck, pick a few lemons from our tress and make our own 'secret recipe' lemonade for a delicious salute to your day. Or, rustle up dinner on our charcoal barbecue, with all supplies provided. We also offer a laundry cabina in the backyard, with washer and dryer and complementary detergent and softener.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Our lovely street and neighborhood is far less congested and noisy than properties right on the beach -- and you don't have to spend 20 minutes hunting for a space to park (as you do by the beach) -- WE OFFER FREE RESERVED OFF-STREET PARKING as well as COMPLIMENTARY BIKES to ride to the ocean or explore the neighborhood and the BUS TO THE BEACH stops right at the corner -- just steps from your door!

We are just minutes from Venice and Santa Monica Beaches and the famous Venice Canals, which are directly down our street. Venice Beach is a 20 minute walk, 10 minutes by bike. Cinemas, cares, shopping and freeways all within 5 minutes. The Santa Monica Pier and Promenade is only 9 minutes by car.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 or over for responsible party...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

                Features redwood desk, sofa & piano nook...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

                Features reading corner and walk-in closet...moreless

              • Den Sofa Bed: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                New sofa bed with Tempurpedic mattress pad....moreless

              • Our Master Bedroom ('The Himalayan') features: • An Indian/Nepali theme with original Tanka art • A redwood writing desk (with high-speed Internet) facing casement windows for afternoon light • And a corner nook with a beautiful studio upright piano for music lovers -- and players. The Guest Bedroom ('The Italian') features: • An antique desk framing three windows of morning light, opposite a sculpted dressing mirror and video library (unseen here) • A reading corner and walk-in closet • And a lovely 19th-century sideboard with hidden drawers....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

                New fixtures, too!...moreless

              • Black granite-topped sink console

              Other Amenities

                  • The large and airy master bedroom features casement windows (morning light) and a walk-in closet, reading nook and cedar linen chest. The equally large and sunny second bedroom, which can also be used as an office, includes a writing desk facing the casement windows (afternoon light) with a view of the neighborhood, and a beautiful studio upright piano in excellent condition (ideal for musicians). Our cozy den features a new reclining armchair and sofa that can pull out to an additional guest bed, along with a widescreen hi-def television complete with DirecTV premium channels, DVD player, and a 5-CD stereo. We offer central air conditioning for an optional charge of $10/day. From the outside patio deck there is a distant view of the Santa Monica Bay. The deck overlooks a charming backyard (lit by lanterns at night) that is home to our lemon and orange trees -- you can pick lemons right off the tree from the deck -- framed by bougainvillea and two trickling fountains....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Piano
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View:

                    Distant view of beautiful Santa Monica Bay from our patio deck...moreless

                  • Town

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central AC is available as an optional amenity for a $10/day charge. ...moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    1 reserved off-street parking space....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully stocked with all amenities. Dishwasher, large fridge, microwave, gas stove, full assortment of spices, dishes, etc. Plenty of counter space, too!...moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    Gas, 4-burners and broiler....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Lovely view of the garden and fruit tress, with Santa Monica Bay and Mountains in the distance....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles:

                    Complementary use of 3 bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Whirlpool

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Holiday
                              Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $260
                              $1,750
                              Summer
                              May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $260
                              $1,750
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $230
                              $1,550

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning fee $100
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                              • Taxes Included

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                              Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                              Location

                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              LAX (Los Angeles Int'l Airport)
                              1.5 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach

                              Car: Recommended

                              HOURS OF FUN IS JUST MINUTES AWAY! We’re located on a treed residential street on the fabulous West side of Los Angeles, in the area of Mar Vista where where Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey all meet...

                              From our lovely 2-bedroom home it's just 5 minutes to the freeways, 6 minutes to the famous Venice Beach and Venice Canals, and 9 minutes to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Promenade.

                              Top-flight restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets, golf course, parks and the Abbott Kinney antique shops are only 4-minutes away.

                              And if you drive down our cross street (passing a convenient supermarket and Costco shopping center) you'll arrive at the fabulous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice in less time than it takes to stroll around the block.

                              Other activities: shopping, theatre-going, concerts, boating, parasailing, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, horseback riding.

                              Golf: The gorgeous Penmar Golf Club is just a half-mile down our street.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2001

                              About the owner: Entertainment journalist, author and filmmaker. Harvard College graduate. Passions include film, piano, literature (Shakespeare especially), Italy and travel. Speaker of English, Italian, some French and German.

                              Why the Owner Chose Santa Monica:
                              A TERRIFIC AREA where the traffic and parking is not nearly as congested and stressful as at the beach traffic yet is only minutes away from the ocean. We're also very convenient to the cafes, cinemas, boutiques and shopping of the wonderful West side. A great location in what is already a world-class 'destination location.' Lovely backyard and patio deck, too!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Complementary reserved off-street parking -- a hard commodity to find in the beach area! Complementary use of 3 bikes to ride to the beach or explore the neighborhood -- or simply take the beach bus on the corner. Peaceful and quiet backyard terra-cotta patio (with charcoal BBQ) framed by bougainvillea and fountains looking out onto our lovely backyard garden and fruit trees. Complementary high-speed (6 megabyte) internet & Wi-Fi & 42' cable TV. During your home orientation when you arrive, James can also serve as your 'virtual concierge' to help you plan your stay in LA.


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                              Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech

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                              Photos

                              • Our 'Himalaya' bedroom with desk & piano (unseen) offers lovely afternoon light

                                Our 'Himalaya' bedroom with desk & piano (unseen) offers lovely afternoon light

                              • Plenty of counter space in our sunny and fully-equipped kitchen

                                Plenty of counter space in our sunny and fully-equipped kitchen

                              • The reading corner in the Italian bedroom, with walk-in closet

                                The reading corner in the Italian bedroom, with walk-in closet

                              • View from the master bedroom, towards the den

                                View from the master bedroom, towards the den

                              • Pick lemons right off the tree from our deck! The ocean is in the distance.

                                Pick lemons right off the tree from our deck! The ocean is in the distance.

                              • Our wine cabinet in the kitchen

                                Our wine cabinet in the kitchen

                              • The office desk, with WiFi and high speed internet

                                The office desk, with WiFi and high speed internet

                              • The bathroom console, topped with black granite

                                The bathroom console, topped with black granite

                              • Enjoy afternoon drinks under the lemon tree -- or try our homemade lemonade

                                Enjoy afternoon drinks under the lemon tree -- or try our homemade lemonade

                              • The backyard flowers are a hit with the hummingbirds!

                                The backyard flowers are a hit with the hummingbirds!

                              • Bustling Abbott Kinney Street -- the boutique and cafe center of the beach area

                                Bustling Abbott Kinney Street -- the boutique and cafe center of the beach area

                              • ...or shop and dine till the late hours at  Santa Monica Promenade

                                ...or shop and dine till the late hours at Santa Monica Promenade

                              • Our cozy den with sofabed, HDTV and a view to our upstairs patio & gardens

                                Our cozy den with sofabed, HDTV and a view to our upstairs patio & gardens

                              • Beautiful morning light in our Italian (master) bedroom

                                Beautiful morning light in our Italian (master) bedroom

                              • Antique writing table in the master bedroom

                                Antique writing table in the master bedroom

                              • Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

                                Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

                              • The dining table and display cabinet

                                The dining table and display cabinet

                              • Our beautiful studio upright piano  -- it loves to be played!

                                Our beautiful studio upright piano -- it loves to be played!

                              • Relax and watch HDTV from our den's comfy recliner

                                Relax and watch HDTV from our den's comfy recliner

                              • A corner of our backyard garden, with Italian fountain, orange and lemon trees

                                A corner of our backyard garden, with Italian fountain, orange and lemon trees

                              • Our three bubbling fountains provide a soothing soundtrack in the backyard

                                Our three bubbling fountains provide a soothing soundtrack in the backyard

                              • Explore he Venice Canals --  just 5 minutes down the street

                                Explore he Venice Canals -- just 5 minutes down the street

                              • Enjoy sunset on world-famous Venice Beach...

                                Enjoy sunset on world-famous Venice Beach...

                              • The peerless Santa Monica Pier

                                The peerless Santa Monica Pier

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                              $230 - $260 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

                              View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                              Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
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                              $20/nt off for Nov/Dec! Sunny Craftsman Home w/Deck, Near Beach-FREE BIKES

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