LAST-MINUTE OFFER ON GORGEOUS SANTA MONICA CRAFTMAN HOME NEAR BEACH-FREE BIKES

James Ulmer

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAST-MINUTE OFFER ON GORGEOUS SANTA MONICA CRAFTMAN HOME NEAR BEACH-FREE BIKES

Santa Monica House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 5)

OUR HOME: Our fully furnished and richly decorated 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom 'Beethoven's Hideaway' crowns the top of an historic California Craftsman duplex -- a 1000 square-foot treasure situated only minutes from the ocean (right down our cross street). The private private offers a distant view of the silver-blue Santa Monica Bay and Mountains -- and you can pick lemons right off our lemon tree from the deck! The apartment is filled with Italian art and has

recently been exquisitely renovated with a respect for historical detail. It features new hardwood floors, Persian carpets, new furniture and fixtures. The apartment also offers central air conditioning available for an additional $10/day.

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, which can also be used as an office, 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 5-CD stereo.

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 treesand framed by bougainvillea, a trickling fountain and an herb garden.

Laundry facilities are in a separate backyard cabin and are shared with the downstairs tenants. Entrance to the apartment is via a private stairway off the backyard.

OUR BACKYARD: The HIdeaway overlooks our bougainvillea and beautifully green and flowering backyard gardens with Italian fountains and fruit trees (a real hit with the hummingbirds!). After a day of sightseeing you can relax on the upper deck, pick a few lemons from our tress and make our own 'secret recipe' lemonade for a delicious salute to your day. Or, rustle up dinner on our charcoal barbecue, with all supplies provided. We also offer a laundry cabina in the backyard, with washer and dryer and complementary detergent and softener.

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Our lovely street and neighborhood is far less congested and noisy than properties right on the beach -- and you don't have to spend 20 minutes hunting for a space to park (as you do by the beach) -- WE OFFER FREE RESERVED OFF-STREET PARKING as well as COMPLIMENTARY BIKES to ride to the ocean or explore the neighborhood and the BUS TO THE BEACH stops right at the corner -- just steps from your door!

We are just minutes from Venice and Santa Monica Beaches and the famous Venice Canals, which are directly down our street. Venice Beach is a 20 minute walk, 10 minutes by bike. Cinemas, cares, shopping and freeways all within 5 minutes. The Santa Monica Pier and Promenade is only 9 minutes by car.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
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
Aug 2008
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James Ulmer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, french, italian, czech, german
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Entertainment journalist, author and filmmaker. Harvard College graduate. Passions include film, piano, literature (Shakespeare especially), Italy and travel. Speaker of English, Italian, some French and German.

James Ulmer purchased this house in 2001

A TERRIFIC AREA where the traffic and parking is not nearly as congested and stressful as at the beach traffic yet is only minutes away from the ocean. We're also very convenient to the cafes, cinemas, boutiques and shopping of the wonderful West side. A great location in what is already a world-class 'destination location.' Lovely backyard and patio deck, too!

Complementary reserved off-street parking -- a hard commodity to find in the beach area! Complementary use of 3 bikes to ride to the beach or explore the neighborhood -- or simply take the beach bus on the corner. Peaceful and quiet backyard terra-cotta patio (with charcoal BBQ) framed by bougainvillea and fountains looking out onto our lovely backyard garden and fruit trees. Complementary high-speed (6 megabyte) internet & Wi-Fi & 42' cable TV. During your home orientation when you arrive, James can also serve as your 'virtual concierge' to help you plan your stay in LA.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Scottsdale
5

BEETHOVEN'S HIDEAWAY IS THE PLACE FOR RESPITE AND REJUVENATION.

Beethoven's Hideaway is the place for respite and rejuvenation.
  • 5 of 5
The property is as clean and beautiful as the photos display. The hospitality of the owner is felt in the property and his immediate response to any question or need. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen very complete. If you want a place to relax, recuperate, rejuvenate or celebrate, this is it! Everything you need is there. We took the bus a few houses away and arrived in Venice Beach within 10 minutes. We walked to several restaurants and had take-out, as well. We never had to drive. We spent every minute possible on the deck with complete privacy.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Sussex, NJ
5

THE HIDEAWAY IS A TRUE GEM!

  • 5 of 5
The property is charming, spotless, comfortable, quiet. Beautifully decorated, and very homey. My husband and I were visiting family in Santa Monica; this location was very convenient, easy to drive wherever we wanted to be. James was attentive and promptly answered our questions; we are sorry we did not have a chance to meet personally. We look forward to staying here again when we return and would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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OUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO STAY IN LA!

  • 5 of 5
We've now stayed at the Hideaway three times over the past couple of years. It's a real 'home from home' and a truly peaceful retreat in a wonderful part of LA. The apartment is beautiful and spotlessly clean. It is wonderfully decorated and has a gorgeous balcony overlooking a pretty and peaceful garden with lemon and orange trees plus gentle fountains trickling away in the background. Sitting on that balcony always gives you real feeling of peace! James is a faultless host and sees to any need you may have, should you need to contact him. The Hideaway is only a few minutes drive from Venice beach, about 10 minutes drive from Santa Monica and well-situated to get into more central parts of the city. It's within walking distance to a good selection of shops and cafes.
Cannot recommend highly enough to anyone. If you are thinking of staying here, have no worries - you'll love it. I'm sure we'll be back many times!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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LITTLE GEM! BEST VACATION APARTMENT RENTAL IN LOS ANGELES!

  • 5 of 5
We had the best experience at this darling apartment! It is super clean and homey! Very close to Venice Beach and Santa Monica. There was a bottle of wine waiting for us the evening we arrived and we enjoyed it on the charming balcony off of the living room. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need to feel at home and settle in easily. It exudes charm and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The landlord couldn't have been more accommodating and made us feel so welcome. He was very patient and kind to my elderly mother and showed her where everything was and even laughed at her jokes ;)! My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! I have been remiss in not getting this review posted earlier because it was a great experience and I can't wait to go back for another visit!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Los Altos, CA USA
5

COZY AND CHARMING UPSTAIRS COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed in lots of VRBOs before but this is one of our favorites--very cozy, homey and spotlessly clean. Loved having a piano and made good use of it. Enjoyed all of the owner's travel memorabilia and artwork--much nicer than staring at blank walls! Also loved the view of the garden from the balcony--made me wish I lived there year-round. Used the bikes and the washing machine--all worked beautifully. Owner was out of town, but the property manager was super nice and responsive.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was perfect for a stay with two small children. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The deck was lovely with orange and lemon trees and bright flowers. The apartment is exactly as described and even better--comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location was perfect to visit both Venice Beach and Santa Monica, and the neighborhood is completely safe. When we arrived, a bottle of wine and an extensive binder about the area and restaurant recommendations were waiting for us. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and I highly recommend the property.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX (Los Angeles Int'l Airport)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended

HOURS OF FUN IS JUST MINUTES AWAY! We’re located on a treed residential street on the fabulous West side of Los Angeles, in the area of Mar Vista where where Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey all meet...

From our lovely 2-bedroom home it's just 5 minutes to the freeways, 6 minutes to the famous Venice Beach and Venice Canals, and 9 minutes to the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Promenade.

Top-flight restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets, golf course, parks and the Abbott Kinney antique shops are only 4-minutes away.

And if you drive down our cross street (passing a convenient supermarket and Costco shopping center) you'll arrive at the fabulous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice in less time than it takes to stroll around the block.

Other activities: shopping, theatre-going, concerts, boating, parasailing, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, horseback riding.

Golf: The gorgeous Penmar Golf Club is just a half-mile down our street.

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Monica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer and Holidays
May 15 2014 - Sep 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $100
Notes 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. Unfortunately we cannot offer any deposit refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance before traveling (www.insuremytrip.com) in order to avoid any cancelation fees.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Santa Monica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , New fixtures, too!
  • Black granite-topped sink console
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Features redwood desk, sofa & piano nook
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Features reading corner and walk-in closet
    Den Sofa Bed - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New sofa bed with Tempurpedic mattress pad.
  • Our Master Bedroom ('The Himalayan') features: • An Indian/Nepali theme with original Tanka art • A redwood writing desk (with high-speed Internet) facing casement windows for afternoon light • And a corner nook with a beautiful studio upright piano for music lovers -- and players. The Guest Bedroom ('The Italian') features: • An antique desk framing three windows of morning light, opposite a sculpted dressing mirror and video library (unseen here) • A reading corner and walk-in closet • And a lovely 19th-century sideboard with hidden drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
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, which can also be used as an office, 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 5-CD stereo. We offer central air conditioning for an optional charge of $10/day. From the outside patio deck there is a distant view of the Santa Monica Bay. 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 -- framed by bougainvillea and two trickling fountains.
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