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Stunning Home Near Beach with Lemon Trees -- Free Bikes & Beach Chairs

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

PLEASE ENJOY OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO FEATURING BEETHOVEN'S RETREAT (paste the following link to your address bar in your browser):

http://youtu.be/IRaXvuu872M

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):
http://youtu.be/IRaXvuu872M

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 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 years or older for responsible party...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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

  • Books:

    Lots to read and enjoy!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42-inch Sony HDTV ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

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

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
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

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

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • 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. Lovely view to backyard gardens & fruit trees....moreless

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

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with all utensils....moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer rate
May 15 - Sep 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$290
$1,950

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$290
$1,950

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

Holiday rate
Dec 16 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$290
$1,950

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260
$1,750

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 3%

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Location

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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: 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 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech

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Photos

  • 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 Retreat's master bedroom, with en suite bath.

    The Retreat's master bedroom, with en suite bath.

  • View of master bedroom and bath, looking towards living room

    View of master bedroom and bath, looking towards living room

  • The guest bedroom with skylight and loft (unseen here)

    The guest bedroom with skylight and loft (unseen here)

  • The living room's queen-size sofa-sleeper, with comfy Temperpedic mattress

    The living room's queen-size sofa-sleeper, with comfy Temperpedic mattress

  • The Retreat's driveway

    The Retreat's driveway

  • Even the birds have their own Cottage!

    Even the birds have their own Cottage!

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

    Lemons and morning glories hug the Retreat's kitchen window

  • This bubbling fountain is a hit with the hummingbirds

    This bubbling fountain is a hit with the hummingbirds

  • World-famous Santa Monica beach

    World-famous Santa Monica beach

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

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

  • The Retreat's dining room with patio doors (one left)

    The Retreat's dining room with patio doors (one left)

  • 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

  • Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

    Our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

  • Our Italian-tiled guest bathroom

    Our Italian-tiled guest bathroom

  • View of the living room, from the dining room

    View of the living room, 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

  • The Retreat patio looks out onto our backyard fountains and fruit trees

    The Retreat patio looks out onto our backyard fountains and fruit trees

  • Our Italian "lion's head" fountain is an exact replica of one from Tuscany

    Our Italian "lion's head" fountain is an exact replica of one from Tuscany

  • 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

  • The peerless Santa Monica Pier

    The peerless Santa Monica Pier

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
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