SUPERB CRAFTSMAN 5 BDR SANTA MONICA COMPOUND W/PATIOS/GARDENS, 6 MIN.TO BEACH

James Ulmer

Speaks czech, french, german, italian, english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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James Ulmer

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SUPERB CRAFTSMAN 5 BDR SANTA MONICA COMPOUND W/PATIOS/GARDENS, 6 MIN.TO BEACH

Mar Vista House Rental Photos and Description

Trio of Unique Santa Monica Properties W/lovely Backyard & Garden

Our unique 'Beethoven's Trio' compound of three beautifully appointed vacation rentals is ideal for groups of 6-15 people who wish to be together on the same property, but may desire the privacy that three separate rentals afford -- whether coming for a wedding, graduation, reunion, work, or just to relax in the terrific climate and ambiance of la's beach area. The property is located on Beethoven street in a quiet residential neighborhood of the southern Santa Monica/Venice area, just minutes down the street from Venice and Santa Monica beaches, the Abbott Kinney boutique district and the famous Venice canals.

TO SEE ALL OUR SPLENDID REVIEWS, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR INDIVIDUAL WEBPAGES FOR ALL THREE 'BEETHOVEN'S TRIO' PROPERTIES:

Beethoven's Retreat: www.vrbo.com/308038

Beethoven's Hideaway: www.vrbo.com/172932

Beethoven Cottage: www.vrbo.com/195972

The two largest rentals, 'Beethoven's Retreat' and 'Beethoven's Hideaway,' each feature two bedrooms, with each one occupying a full, completely separate floor of an historic California craftsman duplex. The third rental, 'Beethoven's Cottage,' is a charming studio apartment with skylights, nestled only 20 feet away from the main house on the the other side of the backyard. All three rentals have their own private patios and surround a delightful and very green yard filled with flowers, fountains and fruit trees.

Our driveway has space for up to three cars, and there is curbside parking also available, as well as a new washer/dryer in our laundry cabina, a backyard barbecue and complimentary use of our bikes for riding to the beach.

All three vacation rentals may be booked either separately or together in any combination.

Property descriptions:

Beethoven's retreat is a spacious and luxurious 1200 sq.Ft. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for up to 6-7 guests, with two queen-size beds, and a queen sofa-sleeper in the living room as well as an electrically-inflatable double airbed that sleeps two. The two bathrooms are both beautifully tiled, with a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, and there is a separate dining area that can accommodate 8. The kitchen is large and sunny with views to the backyard gardens and our lemon and orange trees, and a private backyard patio with barbecue. The retreat includes reserved off-street parking, free high-speed internet, WiFi and phone, and a large 42-inch hd cable TV and laundry facilities.

Beethoven's hideaway is a beautifully appointed 1,000 sq.Ft. Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on the craftsman's upper floor which sleeps 4-5 guests, with two queen-size beds and a queen sofa-sleeper in the den. It also features a variety of italian and Indian art, a large sunny kitchen, and a private upstairs patio overlooking the backyard garden and fruit trees, with a distant view of the Santa Monica bay and mountains. For music enthusiasts, there is a fine studio upright piano that loves to be played. The hideaway includes reserved off-street parking, free high-speed internet, WiFi and phone, and hd cable TV and laundry facilities.

Beethoven's cottage is a charming country-styled studio cottage which sleeps 2-3, with a queen-size bed and an additional electrically-inflatable airbed with all linens, a full kitchen with plenty of counter space and separate full bathroom, with rounded shower and heat lamp. The french doors lead to the cottage's private patio looking onto our backyard garden, fountain and fruit trees. The cottage includes high-speed internet and WiFi, hd cable TV and DVD player, a full sunny kitchen and laundry facilities, and curbside parking.

For all rental payments and deposits, we accept major credit cards, paypal, personal and company checks from major us banks, and travelers checks.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
James Ulmer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks czech, french, german, italian, english

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 Mar Vista

Great value for the price, very convenient to the cafes, beaches, cinemas and shopping of the wonderful West side. A great location in what is already a world-class 'destination location.' Lovely backyard and charming front porch -- and lots of fountains and flowers that are a hit with the hummingbirds.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful and quiet backyard terra-cotta patio (with charcoal BBQ) framed by bougainvillea and fountain looking out onto our lovely backyard garden and fruit trees. Complementary high-speed (6 megabyte) internet & Wi-Fi & 42' cable TV. Reserved off-street parking. Complementary use of 3 bikes for our guests, or simply stroll to the beach bus only a half-block away! The orientation of our three vacation rentals make this a perfect spot for a group of friends of vacationing families who want to be together during their vacation, or celebrate a wedding or graduation. A very friendly place!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

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based on 9 traveler reviews

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Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
Matanza Beach, IL
5

Just Like Home!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, James! We had a wonderful second home-y time here at the Hideaway -- we love all the art and artifacts! They make this seem so personal (compared to sterile chain accommodations) -- so charming and warm. The bedrooms are roomy, the kitchen is well equipped, and the dining table is a perfect gathering spot. We love this area and hope to return many times. -- Sherry, Samantha, Nicole and Alec (Illinois and San Diego)
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
Camano Island WA.
5

This place is so great. We all thought it was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5
This place is so great. We all thought it was wonderful.


We couldn't have been happier with this place. It looks just like the photos only better. Not only is it very atrattractive and nicely decorated, but it is very clean, it is fully stocked with nice dishes, pans, etc.but then there is the back yard. it is such a wonderful spot. You sit out there and are surrounded with fountains and a lemon tree, an orange tree, flowers galore, humming birds, and it is so beautiful. And yet you are 1 1/2 blocks from a busy street Also James was very pleasent and helpful, fun to talk to. We are very happy we chose this place and will, for sure choose it again.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
Atlanta, GA
5

My perfect LA Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
The Beethoven Retreat is the best rental spot in LA County. Conveniently located, we found this home to be spacious, quaint, and a perfect spot for shopping, sight seeing, and dining. we enjoyed the privacy of having beautiful outdoor living, surrounded by lemon and orange trees. The home owner was very gracious and gave us a wonderful instructions as to what was around the surrounding area. When visiting Los Angeles again, I hope we can book this same home. It's perfect in every way!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • 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
Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
Omaha, NE
5

Spring Break Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Spring Break Getaway!

Date of Stay March 14, 2013
Helpful votes:3/3.
Traveled with my teenage son and his friend for a SoCal vacation. This home is stunning. From the architecture to the landscaping. Well maintained, spacious, beautifully decorated. Comfortable and equipped with all the conveniences of home. Obvious pride of ownership. James is kind and accommodating.Not intrusive but available if needed. Thank you for the bottle of wine! Two private bedrooms. Two bathrooms. The master suite is lovely with an on suite bath. Very comfortable bed. My favorite spot is the private backyard with the flowers, fountains, and the night time ambiance. The private driveway is a plus! Three beach bikes were perfect! Teenagers were able to ride to Santa Monica Pier and Venice boardwalk without worries. Short drive to the ocean, walking distance to restaurants and the grocery store. It was my home away from home. Can't return soon enough. Highly recommend this property.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
5

Looking for a bit of Paradise?

  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival we were greeted by a beautifully furnished residence with our own private deck overlooking a yard straight out of House Beautiful. The fully equipped kitchen was immaculate and had everything we needed to cook up a feast. Our bedroom was decorated so tastefully and with a real eye to detail. The second bedroom was just as nice and so spacious. Although I gave it a try, I couldn't make music on the piano that was occupying a special nook in the second bedroom. The month we stayed was absolutely fabulous. Did I mention the best part? It was James, our host. What a special person! He helped us to find the best restaurants and local highlights. He was so gracious and generous to us. We will be back James and we can't wait!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Superb Craftsman 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound W/patios/gardens, 6 Min.to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p489517vb
(310) 779-9389
Mar Vista Los Angeles County
Northern California
5

Quaint and unique

  • 5 of 5
A great place for 12 -- of course we rented both the top and bottom units. Everything was clean. I was a bit surprised that there was a unit in the back that we needed to share the garden with. It turned out that the two different residents were okay with our "crowd" since we were gone a lot. I was also a bit nervous about mixing up the dishes since there weren't enough in the downstairs for all 12 to use. Maybe make the silverware and some of the "oddball" glasses more obvious for us to sort at the end of our stay. Our entire family worked hard to keep things straight! Other than those two issues it was a wonderful weekend. Convenient location and in a nice neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Freways 10, 405 and 90
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
C&O Cucina, Maxwell's. Over 20 in walking distance

The World-famous Venice Canals are just 5 minutes away by car. Abbott Kinney boutique, restaurant and shopping districts is also 5 minutes away while the great Santa Monica Promenade is 10 minutes, with traffic. And of course there's the fabulous VENICE BEACH just down our street, adjacent to SANTA MONICA BEACH. For eating out, the area is superb, with over 20 excellent restaurants and cafes within walking distance of our front door.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mar Vista 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
3 night minimum stay
$715
$4,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$640
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,300
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.
There is a $1,300 security deposit required to book & reserve all 3 vacation rentals of Beethoven's Trio.
This deposit is fully refundable and is not applied toward the rent. Full rent is due 30 days prior to check-in date.
To book any of the 3 vacation rentals individually, please visit VRBO properties #308038 (Beethoven's Retreat), #172932 (Beethoven's Hideaway) & #195972 (Beethoven's Cottage).
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Amenities

Amenities

Mar Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master Ensuite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful Italian tile, jacuzzi tub, phone by toilet
    Downstairs Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Italian tile throughout.
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Granite-topped bathroom console, excellent showerhead
    Cottage Bath - toilet , shower , Rounded shower heat lamp, skylight and Italian tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sitting chair, table, and wardrobe closet.
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Sitting chair, small bureau and clothes closet.
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Reading chair, table and walk-in closet.
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Electrically-inflatable queen-size air mattress also
    Upstairs Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Doble-size den sofa bed w/ comfortable memory-foam mattress.
    Downstairs Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed w/memory-foam mattress + queen airbed.
    Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed in studio Cottage, very comfy Tempurpedic mattress
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
An exceptional and delightful compound of three unique vacation rentals ('Beethoven's Trio') nestled together around a lovely backyard with fountains, fruit trees and gardens. At the Trio, groups of family or friends or business partners can gather together, yet enjoy their own privacy in each of our fully-equipped and beautifully decorated rentals. There are literally dozens of terrific cafes, restaurants and boutiques nearby.
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