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Superb 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound Sleeps Up to 16 w/Patios, Garden & Free Bikes

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

PLEASE EMAIL OR PHONE US FIRST TO CHECK ON AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING! Our unique 'Beethoven's Trio' compound of three beautifully appointed vacation rentals is ideal for groups of 6-16 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 the Westside'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.


Beethoven's Retreat: www.vrbo/308038

Beethoven's Hideaway: www.vrbo/172932

Beethoven Cottage: www.vrbo/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.

More Details

James Ulmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

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 Los Angeles County

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!


Mar Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 17
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • 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 - 1 queen , Queen-size Temperpedic bed in compound's charming Cottage
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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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(18 traveler reviews)

Superb 5 Bdr Santa Monica Compound Sleeps Up to 16 w/Patios, Garden & Free Bikes
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
New York City, NY

Just the Perfect Stay for a Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our mission was to find the “perfect” compound for our family group of 14 and “Beethoven’s Trio” more than delivered — it surpassed our expectations.  There are three truly adorable homes that each surround a very green backyard and gardens — we could all easily congregate and share meals and drinks together, which was ideal.  Our first day we picked lemons for the kids and enjoyed a lovely barbeque on the main patio before taking the bikes to the beach.  Beds are very comfy and every amenity is thought of by James the owner who keeps the place very well stocked.  Quiet, comfy beds and enough parking spaces in the driveway to accommodate four of our cars.  You can easily walk to about a dozen very good restaurants & cafes, but we ended up cooking most of the time as we had three full kitchens to choose from.  We only wish we could have stayed a few days longer but we adored the few days we stayed and would return in a heartbeat.  Thanks, James!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We booked this whole compound for a girls' weekend and it worked out very well. Good location, lots of beds, decent amount of space in the living area. It's an older house and a few things need to be updated, but an overall good experience. I would recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous properties, fabulous owner!

  • 5 of 5

This property was rented for my (very large) extended family who needed a place to stay for my wedding. I/my whole family was SO pleased with the place... it's spacious, well-kept, and really, really lovely (with beautiful outdoor space to boot!). James, the owner, was very helpful and always available... he made sure to check in with me once my family had arrived to make sure that everyone had settled in well.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for our large group - excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Our large party of 10 had plenty of space for togetherness and private time! Lots of space and a beautiful backyard! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Compound of fun for all!!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular compound for fun family reunions/wedding My son was just married in Santa Monica the property afforded us an opportunity to all be together we wouldn't have had otherwise Very comfortable close to beach and bicycles to get you there Parking is sometimes difficult as is backing out of drive

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVED having Sue and family stay with us, they were absolutely delightful. Yes of course parking is always a bit busy in any major tourist area as enormously popular as is the Santa Monica and Venice beach district. In fact the parking gets quite a bit more congested right on the beach itself, so we are actually blessed to be located where we are, just a 5-minute hop from the ocean. And we have a nice long driveway that can accommodate up to 5 cars, along with plenty of curbside parking as well, so groups like Sue's can always find a bit of respite for their cars -- and some R&R for themselves!
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Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this unit as well as the one above for a family wedding and I can not imagine having found a more perfect spot. The house itself is wonderful, the location is terrific-easy access to everything. The houses were well stocked, super clean and comfortable, the owner was wonderful, especially through some complicated arrangements in the beginning...can't wait to stay here again and can not reccommend it highly enough!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mar Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning fee $265
Tax Rate 9.0%

An $800 security deposit is required to reserve Beethoven's Trio, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. We accept Paypal (through which you may also pay by credit card), personal or business checks (from U.S. bank accounts only), cash, FOREX wire transfers (for overseas guests), No smoking and no pets please. Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds once a booking is made. We strongly suggest clients procure travel insurance before booking, such as InsureMyTrip or Travel Guard, In order to avoid any cancellation fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Penmar Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Freways 10, 405 and 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
C&O Cucina, Maxwell's. Over 20 in walking distance
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach

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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