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James Ulmer

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech

Enchanting Cottage with Patio & Lemon Trees -FREE BIKES, NO BOOKING FEES

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Mar Vista Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Studio Cottage w/ queen-size bed, separate bathroom w/ shower, sleeps 2

This delightful, furnished & light-filled studio cottage sleeps 2-3 & is perfect as a quiet vacation hideaway or relaxing spot to catch up on work. French doors open onto a charming backyard patio & garden with fountains and lemon and orange trees.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL JAMES, THE OWNER, BEFORE BOOKING SO WE CAN ARRANGE TO BOOK YOU WITHOUT BOOKING FEES.

ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE COTTAGE AND OUR BACKYARD GARDENS. SIMPLY PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK INTO THE ADDRESS LINE OF YOUR BROWSER:

http://youtu.be/3s7ODrEAuuQ

The Cottage offers a full kitchen with all utensils, glasses & cookware,refrigerator, gas range and oven, & new microwave. Ingenious use of space allows you to use the tiled counter top area as a computer/work space and as a dining area, as well as an extra counter space for preparing your groceries from the nearby markets.

The apartment comes with cable TV (]including all premium movie channels), WiFi and broadband DSL, DVD /CD player and phone, all included in the rent.

ALSO PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE COTTAGE AND OUR BACKYARD GARDENS. SIMPLY PASTE THE FOLLOWING LINK INTO THE ADDRESS LINE OF YOUR BROWSER:

http://youtu.be/3s7ODrEAuuQ

Our queen-size bed features an exceptional Temper-Pedic mattress and a view out to the garden & fruit trees. We also have an electrically-inflatable air mattress for a third guests, if needed. The bathroom features a new corner circular shower and heat lamp. And next to the bougainvillea in the backyard, there's a convenient washer-dryer cabana. Plenty of curbside parking, too!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
James Ulmer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech

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 cottage in 2001

Why James Ulmer chose Los Angeles County

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 right amongst 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, too!

What makes this cottage unique

Complementary use of our 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 & cable HDTV. 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

Dear James, we just arrived at home a few days ago and really enjoyed our holiday trip.

We had a truly pleasant stay at the Beethoven Bungalow and loved coming "home"

into your cozy house after spending exciting days in Los Angeles. Thanks a

lot - also for always having good answers to our questions.



Whenever you are in Germany - you are welcome to Hannover!
Jun 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)
Enchanting Cottage with Patio & Lemon Trees -FREE BIKES, NO BOOKING FEES
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 58 reviews
Laguna Beach
5

Cottage Beautifully Done

  • 5 of 5

This cottage seems bigger and the efficient use of space and light make it very comfortable. It comes with amenities similar to a hotel and one need not bring anything extra. James is a perfect host. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, and clean

  • 5 of 5

James has a cottage that I would be proud to call my own. It's nicly appointed with everything two people need to be comfortable for as long as their trip is. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is spacious for a studio. I'm a bigger guy, so I'm used to my shoulders not being able to fit in showers. I didn't have that problem to my surprise and delight. The location was great as well. We felt comfortable walking or riding the bicycles that are available to the beach or to grab food. Overall, a wonderful time and experience. I'd definitely stay there again.

James and his property manager Ross are both easy to get along with and easy to get a hold of if you need something. Well done guys!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

As described. Great setting and well equipped studio.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks James for your hospitality. We had a great stay in early March at your studio. Easy to access; easy check-in and very comfy. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is wonderful, and the information provided by James was so interesting and very helpful. Thank you James, we enjoyed the backyard barbecue and took advantage of the bikes to head for the beach — LOVED Venice beach bike path. We spent a lovely evening enjoying wine on the patio looking onto the adorable backyard, watching the hummingbirds. We will miss it all and will certainly recommend Beethoven’s Cottage to family and friends

—Be well,

Charlotte W.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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San Diego
5

LEMONS, GARDENS AND QUIET COMFORT- KIND AND HELPFUL HOST

  • 5 of 5

Super cute Cottage, wonderfully appointed with objects from all over the world. Full kitchen for cooking. Comfy beds. You wake up in the morning and see the lovely gardens and Italian fountains right outside the patio doors. James was very helpful and always available with answers to our questions. Very well priced and worth every penny, a great find. we will use this place again and again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, Washington
5

A Very Special Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We visited from Minnesota in the middle of winter and the California weather and hospitality did not disappoint! The lovely welcome and all the recommendations we received from James were perfect. We especially enjoyed his idea of hiking in Corral Canyon in Malibu and the Lake of the 5 Religions off PCH and Sunset Blvd — both oases of calm in the busy, populated city. Most especially, we enjoyed returning every day to our own comfy oasis here at Beethoven’s Cottage and relaxing on the lovely patio, feeling embraced by all the greenery and fountains. Thank you for your attention to every detail of our stay. Bill Takeshi and family

Dates of Stay: Jan 25-27, 2016

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
LAX (Los Angeles Int'l Airport)
Car: not necessary

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, Marina del Rey and Culver City 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 8 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.

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Rates & Availability

Mar Vista Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

We will accept 1 or 2-night stays if the booking date is adjacent to an existing reservation. We accept 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mar Vista Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Skylight above the shower
  • The bathroom features a brand new corner circular shower and heat lamp. And next to the bougainvillea in the backyard, there's a convenient washer-dryer cabana which is shared with the main house next door.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Maximum 2 guests + child
  • The Cottage's queen-size bed features an TempurPedic mattress that offers a superior sleep, and a view looking out through the French patio doors onto the backyard and its orange, lemon and avocado trees. If needed, we also have an electrically-inflatable air bed with all linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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