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.