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1 / 25 The Hideaway's 'Himalayan' bedroom features a writing desk and upright piano (unseen here)

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 5 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 5  Type: House
TripAdvisor property ID 2308764

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Santa Monica today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 24 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

James U.
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Calendar last updated:
26 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Santa-monica Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (24)

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“Cozy, welcoming, apartment close to Venice Beach”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2014

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!

“Beethoven's Hideaway was a gem of respite and rejuvenation.”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2014

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.

“The Hideaway is a true gem!”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2014

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.

“Clean,Comfortable,Classy , Bright ,Cheerful and Hospitable Place ToStay”

Reviewed 29 May 2014

There was a nice bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. It was artistically and tastefully decorated and furnished with plush oriental rugs and beautiful paintings. It was a very clean,,comfortable, bright and cheerful place to stay. Beethoven's Hideaway is located in a nice and quiet upscale residental neighborhood with easy assess to public transportation. The owner James ( a Harvard graduate) was hospitable and made our stay very enjoyable. My wife and I stayed for six nights.We plan to come again when we are in Los Angles.

“Our favourite place to stay in LA!”

Reviewed 13 May 2014

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!

“Absolute perfection! Nicest landlord & the most charming apartm”

Reviewed 14 Mar 2014

The location is ideal. Very close to the beach! It has the cutest balcony off of the living room that is a sweet spot for coffee in the morning. The landlord was so accommodating and welcoming. He took the time to show my elderly mother around the apartment and made her feel very comfortable. He was always quick to respond to emails and follow up. I am remiss in not getting this review posted earlier because I can not say enough great things. My cousin, who lives in West L.A., was blown away that I was able to find such a darling place in such an ideal location. It is very clean and bright and I wish I lived there all year! I will absolutely stay here again when next I visit L.A. A secret little gem in the hustle and bustle of Los angeles. And so close to Venice Beach and all the great restaurants! I wish I was there right now!

“Wonderful Stay!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

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.

“Just like home”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2013

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) 

“The Perfect Hideaway”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

I stayed for a week at the Hideaway on this property with my family of 4...and we absolutely loved it! It is a very comfortable size for 4-5 people, if you're only renting the top floor "Hideaway" unit (many more people can stay comfortably if you were to rent both floors). We loved the Hideaway. A good size kitchen for our family that does a lot of our own cooking, beautifully furnished and decorated rooms, a gorgeous little deck with table and chairs and a lovely view, a comfortable and cozy living room...just divine! The backyard was beautifully landscaped and offered a lovely place to spend a few idle hours outdoors. We found our unit clean and in order as soon as we got there and there was a thoughtful and helpful guidebook that the owner left that helped us figure out things like the internet, how things work, etc. The neighborhood is quiet and lovely and I felt very comfortable taking early morning runs by myself each morning. The property is a short walk from a big grocery store, as well as within walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants that we enjoyed while staying. The owner is a lovely man and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. Enjoy!!

“Anniversary celebration with friends”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2013

What a wonderful experience we had in your cozy and beautiful rental. We were all pleasantly surprised by how well maintained and clean your house was. It had all the amenities of a regular more! It's a perfect size for 4 people to comfortably stay there. In addition, the location was perfect for us out of towners. We are definitely planning a return trip, and it is our expectation we will rent both the lower and upper levels next time so we can invite more friends to join us.

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