This was our first time to stay in this property, although we have stayed in Manhattan Beach at least twice a year over the past 10 years. The Home Away listing and description is accurate. The master bed is comfy and our daughter reported the trundle bed in the bedroom downstairs to be comfy also. There is also a futon bed in the lower bedroom. Downstairs sleeping is child oriented. There are plenty of towels and bed linens. A washer and dryer is located just outside the lower bedroom in a separate room off the patio. There is an adequate supply of kitchen utensils, appliances and cookware. And the Weber grill works great, one of our requirements for a rental. The Fios TV and internet works great with a Fios HiDef receiver in the living area, and a standard Fios receiver in each bedroom. There were DVD receivers in the living area and maybe in the other two bedrooms, although we didn’t use them.
The property is clean and well maintained. The property manager, Chris, is responsive to any inquiries, although we only had a few minor issues. They were quickly resolved. One of the things we liked best about this property was that the storage areas were not filled up with the owners items, giving us plenty of room to hang clothes in the closets, stash our other vacation items and place our groceries in the pantry.
In the garage, our Toyota Sienna van and a Nissan Altima fit fine. There are garage openers and a keypad for entry. There are also some beach items, including surf boards for use.
We would recommend this property to friends or relatives and we have already booked our next stay.
The walk to the beach in 3 short blocks down hill. Walking into town is about :05 with access to shopping and our many favorite restaurants. The Strand fronting the ocean along Manhattan Beach is great walking, bike riding or roller blading. Those activities extend beyond Manhattan beach either way. For golf, there is a nice par 3 course in El Segundo and another real nice par 3 in Palos Verdes (recommended by property manager Chris).
We’d recommend this property for families and retirees. If you did not have a vehicle, it is a short cab ride from LAX. Once at the house, you can easily get around without an automobile.