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“Charming”
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The Cottage's sunny and fully-stocked kitchen, with garden patio
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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)
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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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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Santa Monica, California

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snuze62
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Charming”
Reviewed April 14, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Great location, close to all beaches. The cottage was a bit small for me. Bathroom was very close quarters. Loved the back yard area. Was not able to get the dvd player to work but I just tried the last night I was there so did not call the prop manager.

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Diane F
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quiet little cottage”
Reviewed February 12, 2018 for a stay in February 2018
3
people found this review helpful

The location of the cottage was in a great central area to the beaches, LA and the freeway for when you go out on adventures. ( traffic is terrible no matter where you go). The cottage is a nice place to come home to. There is a spacious kitchen where you can make meals, a nice bed, ( if you like a firm mattress, you”ll love this one) there also is a nice little back yard to sit and relax with a beverage to admire the fruit trees!
There are a few things that I wish it had to better accomidate the stay. A futon instead of the 2 wicker chairs for one. They are not comfortable. The tv is very small so a bigger one mounted on a wall ( maybe where the hutch is by the patio doors) where you can lay on the bed and watch it more comfortably. The skylights are a beautiful touch but were dirty. They need to be cleaned inside and out. I understand that you might have to do this every couple of months, but when you are laying around, you do notice them! We also noticed a lot of cobwebs and the grout around the shower and sink needs to be cleaned/bleached. We stayed a week, and were only given 1 bath towel each.
Boneshia ( the property manager) was very kind and when we called, answered right away and met all of our needs. They have great information-booklets/ maps of the area that were a great help.
The neighbors/renters are quiet, friendly and do not interfere in your vacation getaway.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2018
Thanks so much Diane for your response, I have instructed our cleaning staff to attend to the windows and shower area so that any touch-ups can be immediately tended to, and our sincere apologies for that oversight. We loved having you and hope to see you again soon (the hummingbirds will miss you, too!) Best, James
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shutuptra...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great experience!”
Reviewed January 3, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

I had a very lovely stay at this property. The apartment was clean and comfortable with a cute backyard. It’s located near great restaurants and shops and is a 10 minute drive to the beach. Easy parking. Property manger was available and attentive.

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alacuna
Clayton, CA
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Beethoven cottage”
Reviewed June 18, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Small cottage. Not as well ckean as it could have been. Internet conked out after one day. I needed a working internet so we cut our time two days short. Not the owners fault. Could not walk on the backyard grass which limited the use of the outdoor patio.
Al Acuna

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Management Response
Jan 13, 2018
Dear Al, thanks for your note and as you know, during your stay we were transferring to a brand new internet service, and now we have it! And yes, all guests can certainly walk on the grass. We just ask that they do not put chairs or furniture on the lawn in order to protect it so it can stay lovely and green for everyone..The Cottage was cleaned thoroughly by our cleaning lady Inna, but I have notified or staff to be extra vigilant in any case. Thanks so much again!
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Linda Z
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage rental!”
Reviewed April 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Super-comfortable bed, lovely relaxed decor, perfect space for a couple. We like quiet and the outdoor patio was lovely. Near the beach and nice neighborhood. James was great host....present if needed and friendly. We will be back!

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Expeditio...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Blissful Retreat!”
Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We were absolutely delighted by this charming Cottage, like something out of a storybook.  James was so helpful and always available for us, and best of all we could bike to the beach area which is just five minutes away. Though the beach area traffic gets very busy in the Santa Monica area, parking at the Cottage is easy and we could walk to a couple of very popular eateries, we especially like the Pitfire grill just two blocks away. Early evenings we enjoyed sitting out on the patio that faces a lovely orange tree and counting the hummingbirds on the fountain! Can’t recommend this place enough and after dreading our search through what seemed endless online properties, we were SO glad to discover this total gem. For sure we will be returning this coming summer, thank you James! 

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George B
Karvina, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We loved this Cottage!”
Reviewed December 19, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
3
people found this review helpful

The moment we walked in we knew we were “home” — this cottage is really cute and bright, with a great patio that looks out onto a garden with a lovely fountain. Quiet and perfectly appointed and maintained. You can imagine yourself in a cottage in Europe, and James made us feel completely at home and welcomed. Loved his advice for adventures in the neighborhood. Loved the bottle of wine that greeted us. Loved the lemon trees. Loved this place!

The Fersters
Grand Rapids, MI

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