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Enchanting Cottage Near Beach with Private Patio, Gardens & Free Bikes!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio Cottage w/ queen-size bed, separate bathroom w/ shower, sleeps 2

This delightful, furnished & light-filled studio cottage sleeps 2 and is perfect as a quiet vacation hideaway or relaxing spot to catch up on work. French doors open onto a charming backyard patio & garden with fountains and lemon and orange trees.


The Cottage offers a full kitchen with all utensils, glasses & cookware,refrigerator, gas range and oven, & new microwave. Ingenious use of space allows you to use the tiled counter top area as a computer/work space and as a dining area, as well as an extra counter space for preparing your groceries from the nearby markets.

The apartment comes with cable TV (]including all premium movie channels), WiFi and broadband DSL, DVD /CD player and phone, all included in the rent.


Our queen-size bed features an exceptional Temper-Pedic mattress and a view out to the garden & fruit trees. We also have an electrically-inflatable air mattress if desired. The bathroom features a new corner circular shower and heat lamp. And next to the bougainvillea in the backyard, there's a convenient washer-dryer cabana. Plenty of curbside parking, too!

More Details

Property Manager
James Ulmer (Owner), Boneshia Perri (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About James Ulmer (Owner), Boneshia Perri (Property Manager)

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.

James Ulmer (Owner), Boneshia Perri (Property Manager) purchased this cottage in 2001

Why James Ulmer (Owner), Boneshia Perri (Property Manager) chose Westside

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 right amongst 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, too!

What makes this cottage unique

Complementary use of our 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 & cable HDTV. During your home orientation when you arrive, James can also serve as your 'virtual concierge' to help you plan your stay in LA.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear James, we just arrived at home a few days ago and really enjoyed our holiday trip.

We had a truly pleasant stay at the Beethoven Bungalow and loved coming "home"

into your cozy house after spending exciting days in Los Angeles. Thanks a

lot - also for always having good answers to our questions.

Whenever you are in Germany - you are welcome to Hannover!
Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
LAX (Los Angeles Int'l Airport)
Car: not necessary

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, Marina del Rey and Culver City 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 8 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.


Mar Vista Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Skylight above the shower
  • The bathroom features a brand new corner circular shower and heat lamp. And next to the bougainvillea in the backyard, there's a convenient washer-dryer cabana which is shared with the main house next door.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , Maximum 2 guests
  • The Cottage's queen-size bed features an TempurPedic mattress that offers a superior sleep, and a view looking out through the French patio doors onto the backyard and its orange, lemon and avocado trees. The Cottage is best suited for two guests only, but we do also have an electrically-inflatable air bed with all linens if desired for an infant or child. .
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • 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
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Enchanting Cottage Near Beach with Private Patio, Gardens & Free Bikes!
average rating of 4.712329 based on 80 reviews

Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, and a lovely cottage for a quick getaway for 2. Communication with the owner and property manager was excellent. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Cute little place! Great location to the beach! Not too far from LA. Absolutely loved being able to use the bikes!! Biked to the Venice canals and down the beach on the bike paths! The availability of the bikes made the trip!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Good location and cozy for the 2 of us. The bathroom is small for 2 women. 😂

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute as it looks!

  • 5 of 5

Beethoven's Cottage is just as it looks, and James was a great host.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage, Super Host

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Cottage late evening after a long drive down the California Coast and found the lights on, everything perfectly set out and a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us on the table — James’ hospitality is terrific. We loved the comfy bed and quiet patio overlooking a jewel of a backyard the the Italian fountains visited frequently by hummingbirds. We picked a few lemons off the backyard tree and tried out James’ homemade lemonade recipe (delicious) — parking was easy and quite convenient and there are a good number of stores and cafes within easy walking distance. Everything we needed was nearby and James made a number of helpful suggestions on what local sights to see We were delighted to have found this gem amidst the hundreds of online options available to us, and will definitely book the Cottage when we return in the fall. Thanks James for a great little find!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

We came to visit our son in LA and this time stayed at this great cottage. The location was perfect for us (close to LAX, quick drive to the beach for long beach walks, etc) but it was the quiet feeling of this lovely spot in a very pleasant neighborhood that felt so comfortable. The cottage itself is lovely. It is bright, clean, full of small nice touches, and perfect sized for a couple. Bed is very comfortable, kitchen has what you need (plus things I didn't expect) and appreciated and plenty of plugs! Back patio was big plus as the yard was quiet and the flowers and citrus trees were wonderful. We didn't get a chance to use the bikes but we will next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

A $200 security deposit is required to reserve Beethoven's Cottage, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. All rates are for up to 2 guests. $20/night for each additional guest, maximum 3 guests. There is a $65 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.] No smoking and no pets please. Unfortunately we cannot offer any deposit refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance before booking, such as from InsureMyTrip or Travel Guard, in order to avoid any cancellation fees. Call us up and inquire about our special deals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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