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Exquisite Sunny Craftman Home Near Beach with Patio Views, Garden & Free Bikes!

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)

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 patio 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):
http://youtu.be/6XQnV-B3er8

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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or over for responsible party...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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:

    We have a total of four bikes on the property as an optional amenity for our guests, available on a first-come, first-served basis. ...moreless

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

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 15 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$250

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$250

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

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$225

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

A $300 security deposit is required to reserve Beethoven's Hideaway, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. All rates are for up to 4 guests. $25/night for each additional guest, Maximum 5 guests. There is a $100 cleaning fee. We accept Paypal (through which you may also use credit cards), personal or business checks (from U.S. bank accounts only), cash, FOREX wire transfers (for overseas guests), or travelers checks. All taxes are included. No smoking and no pets please. Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance before booking, such as InsureMyTrip or Travel Guard, In order to avoid any cancellation fees. Call us up and inquire about our special deals.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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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.

 

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 Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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