Bike to the Beach! Stunning Luxury Home Near Cafes, Shopping and Beaches of Santa Monica &Venic

Bike to the Beach! Stunning Luxury Home Near Cafes, Shopping and Beaches of Santa Monica &Venic




Nov 2011

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our fully furnished, spacious luxury 2-bedroom "Beethoven's Retreat" accommodates up to 6 guests and is the ideal vacation home for a couple, a family or a group of business or vacation travelers. Situated on the ground floor of a California Craftsman duplex, this 1100 sq-ft gem is decorated with an eye for historical detail and has been newly painted and renovated with hardwood floors throughout. Its airy 1100 sq-ft layout features 2 large bedrooms (one with skylights & loft), each with their own beautifully tiled bathroom (main bath has a Jacuzzi tub) and plenty of closet space. Free phone, high-speed internet (6 megabyte speed!) with Wi-Fi and premium cable TV with a 42-inch screen are included. Our large living room leads into out adjoining dining room (seats 6-8) and to a full sunny kitchen with all amenities (stove-top range, broiler, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, and breakfast table) looking out onto our backyard garden with lemon and orange trees. The Retreat has its own terra-cotta patio framed by colorful bougainvillea, a charcoal BBQ, and a shared laundry cabaña with washer and dryer.

We're just minutes from the ocean in beautiful Mar Vista, adjacent to Santa Monica, on a treed residential street, and top-flight restaurants, cinemas and antique shops are only 2 minutes away. Our cross street takes you past a very convenient Costco supermarket and shopping center & the famous Venice canals, to the fabulous beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. Bright, clean and inviting, the home has large front porch the complementary use of 2 bikes, perfect for exploring the nearby beaches.

We’re located at 3971 Beethoven Street, on a treed residential 
street on the western edge of Los Angeles in beautiful Mar Vista 
-- directly adjacent to Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey. We’re 5 minutes from the freeways, 6 minutes 
 from the world-famous Venice Canals, and 8 minutes from 
Santa Monica Pier and Promenade Top-flight restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets 
 and the Abbott Kinney antique shops are only 
4 minutes away. 
And if you drive down our cross street (passing a convenient Costco market and 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. 

I have been an entertainment journalist for 20 years, and am currently editor of the website Cinema Without Borders ( and a contributing writer for The New York Times. I also am an author and filmmaker and Harvard College graduate. Passions include film, piano, literature (Shakespeare especially), Italy and travel. Because I love visiting New York and have family in Connecticut, I often am looking for a houseswap in Manhattan or Brooklyn, but I also travel to Europe a few times a year an am expecially interested in swaps with people from Germany (especially Berlin), Italy, Sicily, France or Scandinavia. I speak English, Italian, some French and German, and have a partner who speaks fluent Czech.


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