We had a great time being close but not too close to Hermosa pier and all the activity. This house is for long term rentals and it is suited for people who would like to decompress. Being one block off the strand is an advantage for privacy. If you plan to spend time on the beach everything you need is at the house (chairs, towels, games, etc.).
The views from the third deck are great and you find yourself losing track of time watching the waves and the people. The second level deck becomes the place to meet and eat, and once again watch the beach and the people.
With the Strand and the beach only feet away you are close to bike riding (bikes provided) running and walking.
If you stay here Mickey's, Tammy's and Pacific Rim are only short walks away, great for quick snacks and easy breakfast and dinners. A little farther, but still close is Brothers (best breakfast burritos) and Good Stuffs, both are highly recommended and became our favorites.
Any special events have to be celebrated with pies and cakes from the Hermosa Pie and Cake Company!