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Sunny Craftsman Home w/Deck Near Beach-FREE BIKES & REDUCED RATES

James Ulmer

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

James Ulmer

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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Sunny Craftsman Home w/Deck Near Beach-FREE BIKES & REDUCED RATES

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

PLEASE ENJOY OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO FEATURING BEETHOVEN'S HIDEAWAY (paste the following link to your address bar in your browser):

http://youtu.be/6XQnV-B3er8

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Ulmer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About James Ulmer

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

Why James Ulmer chose Santa Monica

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 61 traveler reviews

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Sunny Craftsman Home w/Deck Near Beach-FREE BIKES & REDUCED RATES
average rating of 4.803279 based on 67 reviews
Sussex, NJ
5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Hideaway, and we plan to stay here every time we travel to the area--if it isn't already booked! It is spotless, beautifully decorated, so comfortable--so much nicer than staying in a hotel. This time we were able to walk down to Venice, and spend a bit more time rambling about the neighborhood. It is a short drive to the airport, and to just about anywhere. Very convenient to the freeways. Really a wonderful "home base"; easy drive to Santa Monica, the Getty museums, downtown LA. Owner is extremely responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Paul, Minnesota
5

You can stop looking. You have 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
5

Charming and green house in Venice

  • 5 of 5

Très belle location dans une rue calme de Venice (avec Santa Monica à côté). Acceuil impeccable de James. Grand appartement avec une jolie terrasse à l'ombre d'un citronier, très bien équipé, calme, idéal comme base pour visiter LA, plages pas loin, shopping a San Monica, ....tout ce qu'il faut à proximité aussi pour les courses. Adresse à recommander..

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Warm welcoming LA oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hideway for a week in August, and without a doubt will definitely return. James was an outstanding host, extremely generous and responsive to our needs. The space was clean, cozy and in a great neighbourhood, very close to Venice Beach.

Our kids loved the backyard, which was stunning and had an incredibly fragrant lemon tree. It was the perfect blend of urban and an oasis for the busy-ness of LA!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Scottsdale
5

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From $230 Per night

Santa Monica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 3.0%
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 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.

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Amenities

Santa Monica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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