$138 / night
Total guests, Nights

Enchanting Retreat Near Beach with Private Patio, Backyard Garden & Free Bikes! – Home 2309043 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Enchanting Retreat Near Beach with Private Patio, Backyard Garden & Free Bikes! – Home 2309043

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


This delightful, furnished & light-filled studio cottage sleeps 2-3 & is perfect as a quiet vacation hideaway. French doors open onto a charming backyard patio & gardens with fountains, framed by lemon and orange trees.

The cottage offers a full kitchen with all utensils, glasses and cookware, as well as a large refrigerator, a gas range and oven, and new over-the-counter microwave stove. Ingenious use of space allows you to use the tiled counter top area as a computer/work space -- there is plenty of storage and shelves underneath -- and as a dining area, as well as an extra counter space for preparing your groceries from the nearby Santa Monica, Venice and Mar Vista farmer's markets.

The apartment comes with AC, central heating, cable TV, WiFi and broadband internet and a DVD /CD player, all included in the rent.

Our queen-size bed features an exceptional Temper-Pedic mattress and a view out to the garden & fruit trees.We can, if necessary, also accommodate an additional child or adult with an electrically inflatable air bed along with all linens and pillow. (The air bed may be put up during the day to provide walk-around room.) The bathroom features a corner circular shower and heat lamp. And next to the bougainvillea in the backyard, there's a convenient washer-dryer cabana. There is plenty of curbside parking as well.

Top-flight restaurants, cinemas and antique shops are 3-5 minutes away. And if you drive down our cross street (passing a very convenient Costco and an Albertson's supermarket), 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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking

Getting around

We are super convenient to all freeways (just five minutes away), and the bus to the beach and to downtown Santa Monica as well as nearby Venice, Culver City and Marina del Rey stops right on our corner! The new Santa Monica subway Expo Line is just 6 minutes away, which reaches to all areas of Los Angeles as well as Pasadena, Hollywood, Long Beach, etc. Plus Uber and Lyft drivers are plentiful and inexpensive if you'd like to take a vacadtion from LA traffic!

Interaction with guest

Randy and Ruthie, our property managers, will be available and happy to answer all your questions and take care of any concerns or special requests you night have during your stay. A private keycode will be provided for guests prior to their arrival.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

A security deposit of $200 is required to reserve Beethoven's Cottage, fully refundable within 5 days of checkout. 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.


About the owner

James U.
Calendar last updated:
20 Jan 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian





21 reviews

Very Good

“Great stay!”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2019

The accommodations are great and so is the location. We were in close proximity to LAX, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. There's a great little bakery just around the corner, Rockenwagner, which… More

“An oasis in LA”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2018

Beethoven's Bungalow met every need and beyond. Plus it was comfortable, quiet and on the same level as the garden and the BBQ so we enjoyed many meals there. Our neighbors were wonderful, bringi… More


Reviewed 14 Apr 2018

Great location, close to all beaches. The cottage was a bit small for me. Bathroom was very close quarters. Loved the back yard area. Was not able to get the dvd player to work but I just tried th… More

“Quiet little cottage”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2018

The location of the cottage was in a great central area to the beaches, LA and the freeway for when you go out on adventures. ( traffic is terrible no matter where you go). The cottage is a nice plac… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much Diane for your response, I have instructed our cleaning staff to attend to the windows and shower area so that any touch-ups can be immediately tended to, and our sincere apologies for that oversight. We loved having you and hope to see you again soon (the hummingbirds will miss you, too!) Best, James

“Great experience!”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2018

I had a very lovely stay at this property. The apartment was clean and comfortable with a cute backyard. It’s located near great restaurants and shops and is a 10 minute drive to the beach. Easy… More

“Beethoven cottage”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2017

Small cottage. Not as well ckean as it could have been. Internet conked out after one day. I needed a working internet so we cut our time two days short. Not the owners fault. Could not walk on the b… More

Response from the owner Dear Al, thanks for your note and as you know, during your stay we were transferring to a brand new internet service, and now we have it! And yes, all guests can certainly walk on the grass. We just ask that they do not put chairs or furniture on the lawn in order to protect it so it can stay lovely and green for everyone..The Cottage was cleaned thoroughly by our cleaning lady Inna, but I have notified or staff to be extra vigilant in any case. Thanks so much again!

“Wonderful cottage rental!”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2017

Super-comfortable bed, lovely relaxed decor, perfect space for a couple. We like quiet and the outdoor patio was lovely. Near the beach and nice neighborhood. James was great host....present if neede… More

“Blissful Retreat!”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2016

We were absolutely delighted by this charming Cottage, like something out of a storybook.  James was so helpful and always available for us, and best of all we could bike to the beach area which … More

“We loved this Cottage!”

Reviewed 19 Dec 2015

The moment we walked in we knew we were “home” — this cottage is really cute and bright, with a great patio that looks out onto a garden with a lovely fountain. Quiet and perfectly a… More

“Our Favorite Home Away from Home”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2015

Once again we stayed at this charming and peaceful cottage on one of our many visits to the beach area. James was SO helpful and we couldn’t have been happier to be welcomed again by him when w… More

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How do I contact James (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view James the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. James (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call James (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send James (the owner) a message.

If James (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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