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The Hideaway's  'Himalayan' bedroom features a writing desk and upright piano (unseen here)
24 reviews
The Hideaway's  'Himalayan' bedroom features a writing desk and upright piano (unseen here)
Our den with HDTV and sofa bed (unseen on right) looks out onto our sunny upstairs patio deck
The Himalayan bedroom's beautiful studio upright piano that loves to be played
The bathroom console, topped with black granite...
View of our backyard from the Hideaway's patio deck
Our lush backyard -- even the birds get their own cottage! (on right)
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Santa Monica, California
Our fully furnished and richly decorated 2-bedroom home is ideal as a vacation hideaway or a relaxing retreat if you plan to stay longer. Crowning the top of a California Craftsman duplex, this 1,000-square foot treasure is situated only one mile from the ocean, with a patio that offers a distant view of the beautiful Santa Monica Bay and Mountains. We're on a treed residential street that offers mountain views from our patio deck, and top-flight restaurants, cinemas and antique shops are only 2 minutes away. If you drive down our cross street (passing a very convenient Costco and a Vons supermarket) you'll arrive at the fabulous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice in only 4-5 minutes.

Bright, clean and inviting, the apartment has recen...
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About the Owner, James U
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Nov 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 58 reviews and 4 properties
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Kaye A
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed April 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We really lucked out this time. We could not have found a more helpful and charming host nor cosier and more well situated accommodation. Beethoven's Hideaway does feel like a retreat from the big city but is also perfectly placed to explore all LA has to offer. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen well - appointed and there's lots of...

George B
Karvina, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We’ve written many reviews for wonderful homes we’ve stayed in on VRBO both in America and Europe. But Beethoven’s Hideaway is now at the top of our list — what a charming, inviting spot this is! The boys loved the bikes and lemon trees while the old parents unwound every day on the spacious outdoor patio right off the den....

Landrais, France
1 review
Reviewed May 9, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

As a family of four (2 kids 8 and 11), we have had a great week in James' "Beethoven Hideway". When they were available (you have to share with the other people staying in the ground floor apartment), we used the bikes to go and to ride a long the beach which is a must. We also biked to the...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
A security deposit OF $300 is required to reserve Beethoven's Hideaway, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. No smoking and no pets please. Unfortunately we cannot offer...
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May 15, 2017 -
Sep 15, 2017
Summer 2017
2 nights
Nov 20, 2017 -
Nov 27, 2017
2 nights
Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 2, 2018
2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $100 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A $300 security deposit is required to reserve Beethoven's Hideaway, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. All rates are for up to 4 guests. $35/night for each additional guest, Maximum 5 guests. There is a $100 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. There is a 2-night minimum stay. No smoking and no pets please. Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance, such as InsureMyTrip or Travel Guard, before booking In order to avoid any cancellation fees. Call us up and inquire about our special deals.
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About the neighborhood
We are located on Beethoven Street in the beautiful Santa Monica/Venice area of the west side right. It's a terrific location and we are in walking distance to may of the must-see beach destinations: Abbott Kinney shopping & boutique district is 4 minutes...The famous Venice Canals are 5 minutes away...Venice Beach is 6 minutes away...The Marina is 5 minutes away...the Santa Monica Pier and Promenade is only 8 minutes away...The freeways are 5 minutes away...LAX airport is 15 minutes away... and the bus to the beach also stops right on our corner.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Only 10-15 min. by car to LAX: 5.0 mi
Railway: New Expo subway line: 1.9 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.0 mi.
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