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

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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

This delightful, furnished & light-filled studio cottage sleeps 2-3 & 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.

ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE COTTAGE AND OUR BACKYARD GARDENS. SIMPLY PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK INTO THE ADDRESS LINE OF YOUR BROWSER:

http://youtu.be/3s7ODrEAuuQ

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.

ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE COTTAGE AND OUR BACKYARD GARDENS. SIMPLY PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK INTO THE ADDRESS LINE OF YOUR BROWSER:

http://youtu.be/3s7ODrEAuuQ

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 for a third guests, if needed. 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
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About James Ulmer

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 purchased this cottage in 2001

Why James Ulmer chose Los Angeles area

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
  • 1 of 7

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mar Vista in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Maximum 2 guests + child
  • 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. If needed, we also have an electrically-inflatable air bed with all linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Enchanting Cottage Near Beach with Private Patio, Gardens & Free Bikes!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 70 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Happy Campers!

  • 5 of 5

Pretty much only great things to say about James and his jewel box of a cottage tucked into the beach area. Great service and attention, we loved the fact that we could bike to the beach with James’ bikes and do some work on our tanning…Also can’t recommend enough C&0 Cucina for dinner (down the street) and Gelina on Abbot Kinney nearby. Quiet/peaceful little spot this is, and it made us all happy campers and even happier to return next year. Thank you James.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This one’s a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late at the Cottage and found everything perfectly set for us by James the owner and his team — such a relief! Delightful spot, lovely peaceful gardens and private patio (with oranges and lemons too!) Comfy bed, super clean and very convenient to the local bakeries and cafes. We also loved the free bottle of wine waiting for us (another relief) as we did our all our computer business on the patio deck & appreciated all the amenities and cute decor. Truly a gem, we will recommend to our friends as well. — Suzy & Jim

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bright, modern, tucked away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well appointed with a gas range, modern fixtures and was even stocked with whole bean coffee (!) The cottage has skylights throughout, giving it a bright energetic feel which helped us get off to an early start each day. It is set back from the street and very quiet. Street parking isn't much trouble and the neighborhood is walkable and friendly. Excellent proximity to beach, 405, The Marina, LAX and Ballona Wetlands. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio
5

We found a true Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Beethoven’s Cottage was such an unexpected pleasure to stay in during my month-long tour of the West Coast. James the owner was a true delight to meet (we all had piano-playing in common) and helped us with any questions we had, even suggesting terrific nearby cafes for us to try (C&O Cucina was our favorite!). The Cottage is very cozy and comfortable and delightful to come home to, with so many special touches and objets d’art thanks to James’ international travels and obvious pride of ownership. The bikes were an added bonus as the beach is quite close, and in the evenings we would sit out on the patio and watch the hummingbirds take a bath in the Italian fountain. Our only retreat is not staying a lot longer so we could could our some homemade lemonade from James backyard tree — but we will most certainly return, and soon. Save a few lemons for us, James!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Gently Worn

  • 3 of 5

The guest house is cute, but gently worn; kind of like the comfortable pair old jeans you wear around the house. The pilly bed linens and bleach stained towels could probably be replaced, the nicks and scuff marks could be touched up, light bulb above the way too high vanity mirror did not work AND the WIFI was woefully slow making it impossible to stream on my laptop. Also, the wall gas heater went out and the little Matel sized free standing heater was only somewhat effective.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Goodness, our charming Cottage is far more adorable than "a comfortable paid of old jeans" (and much as I love my own favorite pair!) Our guest Sharon took good care of the place but was in a rather in a sour mood from the moment she called us for directions to the house. We had everything set quite perfectly for her, and Sharon only needed to reboot the WiFi to discover that it really is speedy and able to download videos, etc. We always listen to our guests and are grateful for her comments and since her departure the bedding has been completely changed to our new spring bedding as have all our towels....Finally, Marguerite our property manager attended to Sharon and during the very windy nights of winter when the pilot light went out, Marguerite was over there in minutes to turn it right back on and to change the lightbulb. Alas dear guests, some folks you can never quite satisfy, no matter how much you tend to them. Sharon, we'd be delighted to offer your a free night's stay the next time you return to the beach area!
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3

Enchanting Cottage

  • 3 of 5

good location, nice neighborhood, has everything you would need, charming, only gave one small bath towel to use for the week, no orientation, sheets very thin, wifi good, nice kitchen facilities

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alas Anette dear, if only you had told us you had wanted an orientation for our lovely Cottage, then Marguerite or I would have been delighted to oblige! Indeed we note this specifically in our orientation letter, which all our guests receive via email prior to their arrival -- but we can't give you an orientation unless you let us know! We also provide extra sets of full and fluffy towels and very good linens for all our guests -- did you not see them in the Cottage's closet, right at eye level and very easy to spot? Again, we''d have been happy to give you extra assistance if you had only communicated! We hope all our future customers, just like our past 600+ reservations at the Cottage, will appreciate our attention to detail and the quiet, peaceful and beautiful ambience of this truly special retreat.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mar Vista, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
15 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£131
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£344
for 2 nights
From
£144
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£344
for 2 nights
From
£144
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£131
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £52 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Location

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.

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