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Last-Minute Deal on Stunning Santa Monica Craftsman Home Near Beach - Free Bikes

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Our spacious Craftsman living room, with dining room beyond.

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Santa Monica house description

OUR HOME: Our fully furnished 2-bdr, 2-bath 'Beethoven's Retreat' vacation rental accommodates up to 7-8 guests and is the ideal vacation home for a couple, a family or business group. This 1300 sq-ft gem has been a 'top pick' on several vacation rental websites and is decorated with an eye for historical detail, with hardwood floors throughout. Situated on the lower floor of our historic California Craftsman duplex, its airy layout features 2 large bedrooms (one with skylights & loft), each with their own beautifully tiled bathroom (main bath has a Jacuzzi tub) and plenty of closet space. High-speed internet (6 megabyte speed!) with Wi-Fi and premium cable TV with a 42-inch screen are included. The home also has central heating and air conditioning. Our large living room leads into our adjoining dining room (seats up to 8) and to a full sunny kitchen with all amenities (stove-top range, broiler, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, and breakfast table) looking out onto our backyard garden with lemon and orange trees.

PLEASE ENJOY OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO FEATURING BEETHOVEN'S RETREAT (paste the following link to your address bar in your browser): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqbdpXsl3S4&feature=youtu.be

OUR BACKYARD: The Retreat has its own terra-cotta patio framed by colorful bougainvillea and our beautifully green and flowering backyard gardens with fountains and fruit trees (a real hit with the hummingbirds!). After a day of sightseeing you can relax on the back patio, 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 asCOMPLIMENTARY BIKES to ride to the ocean or explore the neighborhood. 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
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years or older for responsible party...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Living Rm Sofabed

                New queen sofabed - sleeps 2...moreless

              • Living Room Airbed

                New electric-inflatable double airbed - sleeps 2...moreless

              • Master bedroom comes with large wardrobe closet and adjoining full master bath, complete with jacuzzi tub. Recessed lighting, french doors. Second bedroom has small closet and vaulted ceilings with skylights, and adjoining full bath....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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

                Heat Lamp...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Heat Lamp...moreless

              • Master bathroom features Italian tiling with jacuzzi tub & shower. Second bathroom, also with Italian tile, show and tub, adjoins second bedroom....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • Television:

                42-inch Sony HDTV ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Mountain View
              • Near The Ocean
              • Town

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Large formal dining table with antique sideboard....moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room:

                        Seats up to 8 and sleep 2. Spacious with lots of books, too! Large 42-inch HDTV....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Heating
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Parking:

                        1 reserved off-street parking space. Curbside parking also available....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            Fully stocked with all amenities. Dishwasher, large fridge, microwave, gas stove, full assortment of spices, dishes, etc. Plenty of counter space, too. Lovely view to backyard gardens & fruit trees....moreless

                          • Stove:

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

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Plenty for all your dining and cooking needs....moreless

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Pantry Items

                          Outside

                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Bicycles:

                            Complimentary use of 3 bicycles available on first-come, first-served basis...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Charcoal grill with all utensils....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Lovely back patio surrounded by flowers and looking onto backyard garden, fountains and fruit trees....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover
                          • Dinersclub

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Jetted Tub
                               

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                              2 night min stay
                              $260
                              $1,700

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Cleaning fee $100
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              We accept Paypal (through which you may also use credit cards), personal or business checks (from U.S. bank accounts only), FOREX wire transfers (for overseas guests), or travelers checks. Unfortunately we cannot offer any deposit refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance before traveling (www.insuremytrip.com) in order to avoid any cancelation fees.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                              Location

                              9 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              LAX (Los Angeles Int'l Airport)
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              The NEW Expo Line is only 10 minutes away
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              405 Freeway, 10 Freeway, 90 Freeway
                              1.5 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach
                              0.3 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Too many to count, but James Beach is great
                              1.5 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Penmar Golf Course
                              Santa Monica
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              C&0 Cucina & over 20 cafes in walking distance!

                              Car: Recommended

                              HOURS OF FUN IS JUST MINUTES AWAY! We’re located on a treed residential street in the area of Mar Vista 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 charming front porch, too!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Free 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 after you arrive, James can also serve as your 'virtual concierge' to help you plan your stay in LA.


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                              Speaks: czech, french, german, italian, english

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                              Photos

                              • Our spacious Craftsman living room, with dining room beyond.

                                Our spacious Craftsman living room, with dining room beyond.

                              • Our sunny and full kitchen looks out onto our backyard gardens and fruit trees

                                Our sunny and full kitchen looks out onto our backyard gardens and fruit trees

                              • The master bedroom with ensuite bath  (wardrobe and sitting area unseen here)

                                The master bedroom with ensuite bath (wardrobe and sitting area unseen here)

                              • Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

                                Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

                              • The guest bathroom is also Italian tiled

                                The guest bathroom is also Italian tiled

                              • View of living room, towards front door  (view from the dining room)

                                View of living room, towards front door (view from the dining room)

                              • A corner of our backyard, with lemon & orange trees, fountains & garden

                                A corner of our backyard, with lemon & orange trees, fountains & garden

                              • Lemons and morning glories hug the Retreat's kitchen window

                                Lemons and morning glories hug the Retreat's kitchen window

                              • Our 3 bubbling fountains provide a soothing soundtrack for relaxing in the yard

                                Our 3 bubbling fountains provide a soothing soundtrack for relaxing in the yard

                              • The delightful Venice Canals are just 5 minutes away

                                The delightful Venice Canals are just 5 minutes away

                              • The nearby Santa Monica Promenade is always bustling

                                The nearby Santa Monica Promenade is always bustling

                              • Venice Beach is just a 5-minute hop down our street

                                Venice Beach is just a 5-minute hop down our street

                              • Dining Room with french doors and antique sideboard (view towards backyard)

                                Dining Room with french doors and antique sideboard (view towards backyard)

                              • Breakfast in the kitchen! (view towards the writing desk & dining room)

                                Breakfast in the kitchen! (view towards the writing desk & dining room)

                              • The Italian-tiled master bath, with jacuzzi tub

                                The Italian-tiled master bath, with jacuzzi tub

                              • The guest bedroom, with reading corner

                                The guest bedroom, with reading corner

                              • Our love seat and writing desk with high-speed iInternet & Wi-Fi

                                Our love seat and writing desk with high-speed iInternet & Wi-Fi

                              • Another angle on our dining room, with love seat and writing desk in background

                                Another angle on our dining room, with love seat and writing desk in background

                              • Our flowering backyard is a perfect spot to gather for drinks & conversation

                                Our flowering backyard is a perfect spot to gather for drinks & conversation

                              • The backyard flowers are a hit with the hummingbirds

                                The backyard flowers are a hit with the hummingbirds

                              • Pick lemons and relax in our backyard with some homemade lemonade!

                                Pick lemons and relax in our backyard with some homemade lemonade!

                              • World-famous Santa Monica beach

                                World-famous Santa Monica beach

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

                                Abbott Kinney Street, the boutique and cafe center of the beach area

                              • The peerless Santa Monica Pier

                                The peerless Santa Monica Pier

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

                              $260 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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