Our charming "Beethoven's Hideaway" 2-bedroom apartment is ideal as a vacation hideaway or a
relaxing retreat for the busy
professional. This fully furnished, richly decorated and completely
renovated 900 sq. ft.
two-bedroom apartment is situated only 1-1/2 miles from the ocean in
lovely Mar Vista on a treed
residential street, just minutes from top-flight restaurants, cinemas,
Hollywood studios and the
famous Venice and Santa Monica beaches.
Bright, clean and inviting, the apartment is located on the sunny top
floor of a California Craftsman
duplex originally built in 1910 and renovated with a respect for
historical detail. It features new
hardwood floors, Persian carpets, new furniture and fixtures.
All rooms are newly painted, and there is central heating. As an optional amenity, centrail air conditioning is available for a $10/night additional charge. The apartment comes
with high speed WIFI as well as a landline phone with local calling
included. Off-street parking is
The large and airy master bedroom features casement windows (morning
light) and a walk-in closet,
reading nook and cedar linen chest. The equally large and sunny second
bedroom includes a writing
desk facing the casement windows (afternoon light) with a view of the
neighborhood, and a beautiful
studio upright piano in excellent condition (ideal for musicians).
Our cozy den features a new reclining armchair and sofa that can pull
out to an additional guest bed,
along with a widescreen hi-def television complete with DirecTV
premium channels, DVD player, and a
French doors in the den open to a spacious outside patio deck with a
distant view of the mountains
and ocean. The deck overlooks a charming backyard (lit by lanterns at
night) that is home to our
lemon and orange trees -- you can pick lemons right off the tree from
the deck! -- and framed by
bougainvillea, a trickling fountain and an herb garden.
Our sunny kitchen offers lots of tiled countertop space, an
over-the-range microwave and stove, a
large refrigerator and a versatile oak breakfast trolley/wine bar next
to an adjacent dining area.
There's also a full bathroom with bathtub and shower and new fixtures.
Laundry facilities are in a separate backyard cabina and are shared
with the downstairs tenants.
Entrance to the apartment is via a private stairway off the backyard.
This is a rare gem and is available year-round. Call James at phone
number listed here and start
enjoying the benefits and delights of Southern California vacation life!
Such a lovely apartment, top floor of a house with a terrace surrounded by greenery. Parking is in the driveway. It's very easy to find thanks to mapquest, not too far from Santa Monica, comfortable, clean, cute, quiet, easy
access, the nearest beach is 5 minutes by car, it is cleaner and quieter than Venice itself where you can park
free in the street with a little luck, rent bikes, rollerblades. James is friendly and discreet. A golden address! -- Catherine Bellemere, Paris, France