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1 / 23 The Cottage's sunny and fully-stocked kitchen, with garden patio

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 3 / Cottage
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 3  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath

Enchanting Cottage Near Beach with Free Bikes!
TripAdvisor property ID 2309043

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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Santa Monica today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 17 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $800 to as high as $950, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 20, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

James U.
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Calendar last updated:
20 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property
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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
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (17)

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful, Charming Cottage -- Just PERFECT!! :-)”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2015

Having never rented a private accommodation before (always hotels), I was a little concerned that the photos and video of this lovely little cottage rental would not be representative of the ACTUAL cottage, but boy was I wrong -- the cottage is even more charming and lovely than depicted in photos and the video clip (YouTube). I stayed in the cottage for a week - it was super quiet, super charming, SO HAPPY -- such a WONDERFUL place to stay and relax -- you would never know you were quite literally in the very center of a beach community and only minutes from Santa Monica/Los Angeles. Close to every major highway artery..... Just quite literally cannot say enough GREAT THINGS about my stay -- and the owner was a DELIGHT -- very kind, most hospitable, and the courtesy bottle of wine he left in the cottage as a "Welcome!" gift was most appreciated. I will without doubt book this cottage again - it was PERFECT :-)

“Perfect location!”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2013

We stayed at this lovely bachelor apartment for five days and found it an ideal proximity to Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We were able to easily catch public transportation to and from lax as well as to Hollywood and Universal Studios. Our favorite part of the vacation was the availability of bikes that came with the apt. We loved biking to both Venice and Santa Monica along the fantastic boardwalk taking in all the sights, shopping and the beach. The apt is quiet, clean and close to albetrson's and Costco as well as restaurants. With the bikes everything was easily accessible. James is very personable and will answer all inquiries promptly.

“Perfect adult Family Vacation Spot”

Reviewed 18 Dec 2012

Our family was attending a wedding in Santa Monica and rented all three properties- the cottage and both floors of the house. From the very first email we experienced a warm welcome and exceptionally professional service. This is an absolutely perfect rental for a large family when renting all three units in the "trio". Privacy for adult children, good accessibility for a wheelchair bound elderly parent and great gathering spaces for enjoying the company of family. The kitchens are very well equipped, you have a feeling of being "home". James is a gracious and friendly host- he has anticipated needs very well, including have a laundry unit in the backyard. The location is near buses, in a safe area for walking, a quick shuttle from lax and having a driveway for parking was a nice bonus. There are bikes for tenants - and they are such a nice touch, just one of many examples of making renters feel at home. The cottage displays a clever use of space and is nicely decorated.

“A great place for a stay in Santa Monica”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2012

This is to thank you for your services while our son stayed in your apartment. We are more than satisfied with the quality, location and service received by you, and hope to use it again in the future either by our son, or directly by us. Exactly what we were looking for, safe, comfortable and well located. Best regards; Fernando

“A Great Little Place”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2012

What a great little place to stay while in Venice Beach! We enjoyed the coziness of the courtyard and the convenience of having a full kitchen. It is just a short distance to the beach, Santa Monica, and surrounding areas. We would most certainly highly recommend and would return should we ever visit the area yet once again.

“This cottage is heavenly!”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2012

I have been staying at Beethoven's cottage for the last month and words can't begin to describe how wonderful my stay has been! The property is warm, welcoming, & cozy. The yard is beautiful with lush flowers, fruit trees, & fountains- a perfect oasis in the heart of la! As a single woman I feel very safe in the neighborhood- I often bike or walk to the beach and local restaurants and shops. The cottage is steps away from the bus line as well as a Marathon Car Rental which has worked out wonderfully when I've had visitors. James is wonderful! He is very helpful & goes above and beyond to make sure you feel right at home!

“Just as promised; quiet and charming.”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2012

Spent a week there with my daughter on spring break, 2012. The cottage was clean, quiet, private, safe. All in good working order. Very comfy bed and linens. Excellent internet, cable etc. Well-equipped kitchen - perfect for breakfast for two, complete with coffee and tea. Stores nearby. It was a good home base for Santa Monica, Venice, lax and easy to get on the freeway to anywhere. You're very close to Malibu and even more beaches! Also, the farmers markets nearby are inspirational. I'd reccomend!

“'A very ‘cosy’ bed sit'”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2012

We arrived late to 'Beethoven cottage', but were welcomed by a very 'cosy' bed sit and a bottle of wine waiting for us on the table! Up to this point James had been very accommodating and extremely helpful in answering any questions we had. The booking process was quick and easy, which was a welcome break from some of the laborious systems that we have had to endure with other Vrbo rentals. The cottage itself was very self-contained and had everything you need for a short stay. The garden area was nice and relaxing in the evening and the area was actually very quiet given its nearby location to the beach. We drove here and the only difficulty was finding parking on an evening (as the street side gets very busy). However, we did manage and there are always a few spots a couple of blocks away. We actually walked to Venice beach and then onto Santa Monica, but it is a long walk! I would recommend a short drive down and to check out some of the nice cafés on 'Abbot Kinney' road before walking along the promenade. James provides an extensive wealth of information in the cottage and we found his maps extremely useful. All in all, given the very reasonable cost we were very pleased with our two night stay here and would recommend to others...Jonathan and Melissa (U.K.)

“Everything you need in a lovely location”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2012

I stayed 19/02 - 26/02/12. The studio was perfect for me; it felt safe, clean and had everything I needed in one lovely package. Nice to have a full kitchen with all pots and utensils as a cheaper option from eating out too. I particularly enjoyed grinding the coffee beans and using the coffee machine each morning! I was here on business so the internet connection was very important and it was very reliable, didn't cut off once and was fast. There is also a phoneline which gave me an option for free incoming calls. Overall, a lovely stay and I hope to return for a holiday in the near future and enjoy it properly. Have to say, James was a great too, very helpful and nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend the cottage! Natalie (Manchester, England)

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