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Stunning Craftsman Home Near Beach with Private Patio, Free Bikes & Lemon Trees

The Retreat's spacious living room with queen sofa bed, and dining room beyond
18 reviews
The Retreat's spacious living room with queen sofa bed, and dining room beyond
The dining room seats up to 8 comfortably
Enjoy breakfast in the Retreat's sunny and fully-equipped kitchen, looking out to our lemon tree
The master bedroom with queen bed, en suite bath and large closet (unseen here)
The view from the master bedroom, looking out towards the living room (left) & en suite bath (right)
Our master bath with shower and jacuzzi tub
Italian tile docorates the master bath
The front of our historic California Craftsman home on Beethoven Street
The Retreat's guest bedrrom with vaulted ceiling and skylights (unseen here)
Mirrored closet to the left of queen bed
The Italian-tiled guest bathroom
Our queen sofa-sleeper with Temperpedic mattress can be closed off from the other bedrooms
The Retreat's writing desk
Our green and flowering backyard is nestled under orange and lemon trees
A view towards our Italian fountain, framed by our backyard garden and orange tree
Our Lion Fountain is an exact replica of one from Tuscany
The backyard's tiered Italian fountain is a hit with the hummingbirds!
Hop on our complimentary bikes to ride to the beach or explore the neighborhood
View of the backyard from the top of the house
Our front porch is steps away from the corner bustop & over 25 neighborhoods cafes and boutiques
Beethoven's Retreat and driveway, which can park up to 5 cars
Laughing Buddha offers some home-grown lemons to our visitors!
World-famous Santa Monica and Venice beaches are right down our cross street
Take a walk down the colorful Venice Canals, 10 minutes by bike
The peerless Santa Monica Pier
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Santa Monica, California

Our fully furnished, spacious luxury 2-bedroom 'Beethoven's Retreat' accommodates up to 8 guests and is the ideal vacation home for a couple, a family or a group of business or vacation travelers. Situated on the ground floor of a California Craftsman duplex, this 1300 sq-ft gem is decorated with an eye for historical detail and has been newly painted and renovated with hardwood floors throughout. Its spacious layout features 2 large bedrooms (one with skylights & loft), each with their own beautifully tiled bathroom (main bath has a Jacuzzi tub) along with a queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room and a queen-size electrically inflatable air mattress. There is plenty of closet space as well. High-speed internet (6 megabyt...
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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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Hong Kong, China
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

Convenient to Venice, Santa Monica and the Airport. The house is nicely decorated, everything was clean and ready for us. Two bedrooms and a sofa bed worked well for our family of 4 with young adult children. Sofa bed was comfortable, kitchen well equipped.

South Killingholme
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Spent a week in this lovely quirky home from home. Found Beethoven's Retreat very comfortable with everything and more we needed to get away from the busy hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Highly recommended.

Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Superb home, safe, quiet, wonderfully decorated and the big plus of us: super convenient to beach and all the cafes, shops in the beach area. James was a great host. His backyard is awesome, quiet and green and peaceful that we wanted to stay there the whole day instead of braving the freeway traffic of LA! The BBQ made a...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
A security deposit OF $300 is required to reserve Beethoven's Cottage, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. No smoking, no parties and no pets please. Unfortunately we...
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May 15, 2017 -
Sep 15, 2017
Summer 2017
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Nov 20, 2017 -
Nov 27, 2017
2 nights
Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 2, 2018
Holiday 2017
2 nights
  • Cleaning fee: $100 / 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 4 guests. $35/night for each additional guest, Maximum 7 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: 2.5 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.0 mi.
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