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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

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 or Boneshia Perri
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About James Ulmer or Boneshia Perri

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 or Boneshia Perri purchased this cottage in 2001

Why James Ulmer or Boneshia Perri 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
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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(69 traveller reviews)

Enchanting Cottage Near Beach with Private Patio, Gardens & Free Bikes!
average rating of 4.7246375 based on 76 reviews
5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lucky us!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous little cottage for our visit to Santa Monica. Perfect for 2 people, great patio and backyard with lovely Lemon and Orange trees in full bloom and fountains. We really appreciated the nice touches and decor throughout the home. James, the owner, provides lots of information about local attractions and we REALLY appreciated the quiet, private atmosphere of our "home away from home." There is a pride of ownership and we felt safe and well taken care of at all times. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great 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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

The home is delightful with a cute backyard/courtyard, lemon and orange trees. Easy drive to beach, shopping, cafes. Bikes are included. James and Marguerite are lovely and welcoming hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This cottage is not enchanting - it is more of a work in progress

  • 2 of 5

Here's the good part:

The cottage is well located for automobile access to the Western LA areas we wanted to visit. The bed was comfortable and the room quiet at night. The kitchen was adequate and the kludged up portable A/C removed the moisture and heat that built up during the day. The bathroom was adequate, although the shower door kept dropping down and opening.

Here's the not so good part:

The floor space is small and cluttered. There is no place to put your bags or to access them, except in the middle of the room. The cleaning service missed a few things. The garbage disposal was jammed with a large shot glass, and old pastries were tucked away above the microwave when we arrived. The toaster did not work. There is a tiny counter space (looks large in picture), that is the only place to eat (2 bar stools at the left). Since this is the only flat space in the cottage, it clutters up fast. There are multiple patched spots on the walls, none painted or professionally done. There are light switches that do nothing, and lights that can only be turned off by pulling the plug. Parking out front is on a very narrow street with fairly heavy traffic. With cars parked on both sides of the street, only one car at a time can pass. I thought that the chances of the car getting side-swiped were high (but did not happen). Tenants for the house (cottage is in back) park in the long driveway, completely blocking it (hard to reach cottage).

The owner was out of town, so we dealt with the property manager. We called each time we found a problem and her response was "wonderful ! you found a way around this problem". It would have been nice if the "keep up the good work" attitude was accompanied by a "sorry for the inconvenience" comment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Goodness, we thought “going nuclear” was a phrase reserved for places like North Korea, not our charming Cottage! This review has a “history" behind it as Gregory had contacted us with his initial request for our much larger “Beethoven’s rRetreat” vacation rental bordering the same property. When he discovered the Retreat would not be available for his dates his feelings about his stay, and his reactions to the Cottage were, alas, almost exclusively negative. Example: why wasn't our Cottage “bigger” like the Retreat? (which is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home!). Why was a car parked in our driveway? (it’s the car for the main house and belongs there). Why not a bigger countertop? (it fits perfectly and is spacious enough for desk work and food prep). There were even complaints about a lightbulb that went out (we immediately replaced it) and about smudges on the walls (now unsmudged). We did apologize to Gregory that Marg was a temporary property manager as I was out of town when he stayed, and Marg has since been replaced with our far more experienced PM. Again, a problem we quickly remedied….We appreciate Gregory's comments as we appreciate all our guests feedback, but Gregory surely knows that life at our Cottage is quiet, charming, clean and pleasant. We are proud of our history of over 600 happy stays. And we have a lovely video online of the Cottage which our guests can compare anytime with what they find on their arrival — It’s spot-on accurate — and an even lovelier guest book where guests hoping to have a wonderful stay have found their hopes come true.
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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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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
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£322
for 2 nights
From
£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£322
for 2 nights
From
£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£322
for 2 nights
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£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£322
for 2 nights
From
£132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50.25 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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