Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 21, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Our fully furnished, spacious luxury 2-bedroom "Beethoven's Retreat" accommodates up to 7 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 1100 sq-ft gem is decorated with an eye for historical detail and has been newly painted and renovated with hardwood floors throughout. Its airy 1200 sq-ft layout and features 2 large bedrooms (one with skylights & loft), each with their own beautifully tiled bathroom (main bath has a Jacuzzi tub)and plenty of closet space. High-speed internet (6 megabyte speed) with Wi-Fi and premium cable TV with a 42-inch screen are included. The home also has central heating and air conditioning. Our large living room leads into out adjoining dining room (seats 6-8) and to a full sunny kitchen with all amenities (stove-top range, broiler, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, and breakfast table) looking out onto our backyard garden with lemon and orange trees. The Retreat has its own terra-cotta patio framed by colorful bougainvillea, a charcoal BBQ, and a shared laundry cabaña with new washer and dryer.

We're just minutes from the ocean in beautiful Mar Vista, adjacent to Santa Monica, on a treed residential street, and top-flight restaurants, cinemas and antique shops are only 2 minutes away. Our cross street takes you past a very convenient Costco supermarket and shopping center & the famous Venice canals, to the fabulous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. Bright, clean and inviting, the home's location is perfect for exploring the nearby beaches.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks:: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello James, Just a short email to let you know what a wonderful stay we had at Beethoven's Retreat. We appreciate very much that you allowed the extra person to stay with us in our party! It was wonderful to be able to have our family together in such a nice setting. Thanks again, James.
Nov 2010
  • 1 of 1

57 Reviews

4.8
based on 57 traveler reviews

Write a Review
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
St. Paul, Minnesota
5

Don't look any further, you've found the perfect place

Don't look any further, you've found the perfect place
  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to experience both of the apartments on Beethovan St. They are absolutly perfect. Each is decorated with great taste. They feel like home rather than "We just put some random stuff around". The location was also ideal. We could easily get on any freeway we needed to use. There were many interesting things to do that were close by. The best part of the experience was the owner, James. He is friendly, and readily available. His suggestions for things we would enjoy were right on. As another reviewer stated, the yard is gorgeous and a perfect place to sit and enjoy some peace. My husband worked everyday when we were there. We really appreciated the handy desk space and wifi in each apartment. I would heartily recommend this rental to anyone! (Except when we want it!)
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

A perfect location and well equipped home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We rented Beethoven Retreat and Beethoven Hideaway for a family reunion - with 6 adults - over a long week-end. We found the location fantastic and the apartments both spacious and very comfortable. We had a dinner one night for 9 and the kitchen was very well equipped for this type of gathering. The courtyard was a bonus - sitting in the sun, drinking coffee and watching the birds was a lovely way to start the day. James provided lots of great information about the local area including restaurants and shopping. We toured Venice Beach and Santa Monica and some of us rode bikes to explore the local area while others headed in to LA to shop. There was plenty to explore and it was relaxing to come home at night to the Retreat! We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME AND THEN SOME

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here 2 nights for a wedding. We walked into the rental and immediately felt at home and even welcomed with a nice bottle of red. Nice touch. We were relaxed and ready for our weekend right away, which doesn't often happen when we are in a new place. Jumped on the bikes explored and shopped, lunch in the garden prepared in the very well stocked kitchen, and an afternoon nap, so quiet and peaceful before the nights activities. Would come back in a heartbeat, so much to see and do and a gorgeous retreat to come home to. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Sydney
5

Californian charm

  • 5 of 5
Dianne and I would just like to thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home Beethoven's retreat during Dec and January this year. It was everything you said it was and some. Its location and cosy atmosphere made it so welcoming every time we returned there after our day trips.I would certainly want to use it again if and when we return to your fine country.Please do not hesitate to use out name as 100% satisfied customers. By the way our 21 day Caribbean Cruise was absolutely beautiful too.Once again many many thanks for making our American experience fantastic.
with regards
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
5

James and this property are top notch!

  • 5 of 5
Beethoven's retreat is located on a quiet street and a short drive (ride) to the beach. It was clean and well appointed. James has thought of everything in this craftsman style home. Check in and out went smoothly, and after orienting ourselves we felt like we were in our own home and neighborhood. Thank you James, for your hospitality and honesty. We be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Last-Minute Deal! Superb Home Minutes to Beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077969
-(310) 779-9389
Santa Monica Los Angeles County
Sao Paulo, Brazil
5

A gem

  • 5 of 5
This house is lovely and James is a fantastic host! I stayed in December and it was cold for LA but the garden is beautiful and it would be a treat when the weather is warmer. The house itself is better than the pictures. the location is great for those wanting to experience the Venice/Santa Monica lifestyle. The beds are super comfortable. There is plenty of street parking. I would definitely recommend a stay here.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Minutes away from world-famous Venice Canals, Venice and Santa Monica Beach, Abbott Kinney cafe and antique district. Skatboarding, surfing, swimming, skiing, boating availble right on the beach. Freeways only 3 minutes away, wonderful Costco supermarket down the street. The cinemas and Marina of Marina del Rey just four minutes from our house. The new shopping, entertainment and dining areas at Santa Monica Promenade and Santa Monica Pier is only 8 minutes away. And the bus to the beach stops right on our corner.

To summarize:

Golf

Tennis

Shopping

Sightseeing

Restaurants

Sailing

Boating

Waterskiing

Parasailing

Jet Skiing

Shelling

Swimming

Snorkeling/Diving

Surfing

Windsurfing

Biking

Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing

Hiking

Fishing

Fitness Center/Gym

Antiquing

Cinemas/Movie Theaters

Live Theatre

Museums

Horseshoes

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $260 - $290

    Weekly Rate: $1700 - $1900

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • Off-peak:$260/nt or $1700/wk -- minimum stay 2 nights. Peak & holidays: $290/nt or $1900/wk -- minimum stay 3 nights. Al rates are for up to 4 guests. Each add'l guest $25/night. Maximum 7 guests. No pets and no smoking, please.
    A $500 refundable damage deposit is required to book the property, fully refundable within 5 days after check-out. There is a $100 cleaning fee for all stays. We accept Paypal payments (though which you may also pay via credit card), FOREX wire transfers (for overseas guests) and travelers checks. Rent is due in full 30 days prior to check-in. Unfortunately we cannot offer any deposit refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance, such as at InsureMyTrip, before booking in order to avoid any cancellation fees.
Enter your travel dates
Updated: Apr 21, 2015
12
Available
12
Unavailable
12
Today

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Central heating and air conditioning. 2 queen beds, one queen-sized sofa-bed, one double electricallly-inflatable air mattress. Washer and Dryer and all linens provided. High-speed broadband internet & Wi-FI, high-def TV and DVD player. Beautifully tiled master and guest bathrooms, both with bathtub and shower. Jetted tub in master bath. Full kitchen with all cooking utensils provided, four-burner stove, microwave and dishwasher. Backyard patio with small charcoal BBQ. Pick lemons and oranges from our backyard fruit trees! Families welcome.

Partner Offers

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote

Contact the Manager

Tell the manager when you would like to travel.