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Enchanting Cottage & Gardens, Free Bikes for Beach

The Cottage's sunny and fully-stocked kitchen, with garden patio
5.0 of 5 stars
12 reviews
The Cottage's sunny and fully-stocked kitchen, with garden patio
Our queen-size and very comfortable Temperpedic bed, and adjoining closet
Bathroom with rounded shower, heat lamp and skylight (unseen here)
Our Cottage sitting area with tiled dining/writing table
A perfect spot for reading, snoozing -- or watching oranges drop from the tree
Our backyard patio & garden is framed by fountains and fruit trees
Side view of Cottage's sleeping area
Plenty of counter space for groceries from the farmer's markets (or for writing that novel)
The birds get their own cottage, too
Our Italian fountain & bougainvillea are a hit with the hummingbirds
Flower boxes brighten the day!
Our lion's head fountain is an exact copy of one from Tuscany
The front of our California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street
The Cottage's surroundings are draped in green
Our backyard, from the top floor of the main house
Flowers adorn much of our grounds
World-famous Venice Canals are just 5 minutes away
Ride our free bikes to nearby Venice Beach
...Or rent even more bikes on the Venice boardwalk
Don't miss the Santa Monica Promenade, just mnutes by car
Top-flight boutiques and cafes await on Abbott Kinney, down the street
Hop down ourt street to enjoy sunset on the beach
The peerless Santa Monica Pier
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Rental Home /
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
This delightful, furnished & light-filled studio cottage sleeps 2-3 & is perfect as a quiet vacation hideaway. French doors open onto a charming backyard patio & gardens with fountains, framed by lemon and orange trees.

The cottage offers a full kitchen with all utensils, glasses and cookware, as well as a large refrigerator, a gas range and oven, and new over-the-counter microwave stove. Ingenious use of space allows you to use the tiled counter top area as a computer/work space -- there is plenty of storage and shelves underneath -- and as a dining area, as well as an extra counter space for preparing your groceries from the nearby Santa Monica, Venice and Mar Vista farmer's markets.

The apartment comes with central heating, cable TV (]including all premium movie channels), WiFi and broadband DSL, DVD /CD player and...
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About the owner, James U
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 25 %
Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 47 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN2309043 by: FlipKey
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English first
Michael M
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Once again we stayed at this charming and peaceful cottage on one of our many visits to the beach area. James was SO helpful and we couldn’t have been happier to be welcomed again by him when we arrived (exhausted!) at our ‘home away from home’. Clean and spotless as usual, filled with interesting books and decorated with consummate taste... more

Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We absolutely loved this cottage! It made my girlfriend so happy to have such a beautiful and peaceful place to spend her much needed (but far too short) vacation, and nothing makes me happier than that. I can hardly express how perfect every single detail of the rental was for us. From the citrus trees, to the water features, to... more

A FlipKey verified reviewer
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
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  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
Dec 18, 2015 -
Jan 4, 2016
Christmas and New Year's
3 nights
May 15, 2016 -
Sep 15, 2016
Summer & Holidays
3 nights
Nov 21, 2016 -
Nov 28, 2016
Thanksgiving 2016
3 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $65 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A $300 security deposit is required to reserve Beethoven's Retreat, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. All rates are for up to 2 guests. $15/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), FOREX wire transfers (for overseas guests), or travelers checks. All taxes are included. There is a 2-night minimum stay for off-peak dates, 3-night minimum stay for peak dates and holidays. 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 (www.insuremytrip.com) In order to avoid any cancellation fees. Call us up and inquire about our special deals.
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How to get there
Airport: We are only 10-15 minutes by car to LAX airport: 5.0 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.0 mi.
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