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Our spacious living room with queen-size sofabed, and dining room beyond

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 1200 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.

ALSO, 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 Inaccessible

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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$270

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$270

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

We will accept 1 or 2-night stays if the booking date is adjacent to an existing reservation. We accept 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 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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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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
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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 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 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 spacious living room with queen-size sofabed, and dining room beyond

    Our spacious living room with queen-size sofabed, and dining room beyond

  • Our dining room with patio doors, sideboard and work desk in b.g.

    Our dining room with patio doors, sideboard and work desk in b.g.

  • The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom (on left)

    The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom (on left)

  • The master bedroom's en suite bathroom, with shower and jacuzzi tub

    The master bedroom's en suite bathroom, with shower and jacuzzi tub

  • The front of our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

    The front of our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street

  • Guest bedroom with mirrored closet on left

    Guest bedroom with mirrored closet on left

  • the living room's queen sofa-sleeper is separated by doors from the bedrooms

    the living room's queen sofa-sleeper is separated by doors from the bedrooms

  • Our green and flowering backyard is framed with fountains & citrus trees

    Our green and flowering backyard is framed with fountains & citrus trees

  • The Retreat kitchen windows are framed by flowerboxes and our lemon tree

    The Retreat kitchen windows are framed by flowerboxes and our lemon tree

  • Hope on our free bikes to ride to the beach!

    Hope on our free bikes to ride to the beach!

  • Living room with HDtv, looking towards master bedroom

    Living room with HDtv, looking towards master bedroom

  • Enjoy breakfast in our sunny and fully-stocked kitchen

    Enjoy breakfast in our sunny and fully-stocked kitchen

  • Sitting area of master bedroom, looking toward's living room (L) & bathroom (R)

    Sitting area of master bedroom, looking toward's living room (L) & bathroom (R)

  • Our master bathroom also features Italian tilework

    Our master bathroom also features Italian tilework

  • Our guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling and skylights (unseen here)

    Our guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling and skylights (unseen here)

  • Our Italian-tiled guest bathroom, adjoining guest bedroom

    Our Italian-tiled guest bathroom, adjoining guest bedroom

  • The Retreat's writing corner, next to the love seat

    The Retreat's writing corner, next to the love seat

  • The corner Lion's fountain is nestled under our backyard orange tree

    The corner Lion's fountain is nestled under our backyard orange tree

  • Our tiered fountain is a hit with the hummingbirds!

    Our tiered fountain is a hit with the hummingbirds!

  • Our Italian Lion's fountain is an exact replica of one in Tuscany

    Our Italian Lion's fountain is an exact replica of one in Tuscany

  • 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 - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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