I've stayed in private homes and luxury hotels around much of the world and rarely, if ever, write reviews. However, I was so incredibly impressed by this home, the location and the owners attention and care to the property that it deserved my time. We have made a trip to Manhattan Beach an annual event and rented a few homes in the area. From the moment we reached out to the owners, it was a terrific experience. They are responsive, professional and accommodating. The home is beautifully decorated in a modern meets shabby chic style and is inviting and perfect for hosting informal or formal dinners or just hanging out as a family. The views are stunning and it's a short walk to town and the pier. The small, but high quality kitchen offers all the amenities for a gourmet cook and BBQ for the casual beach dining. The hot tub is small, but clean and the jacuzzi bath and 2 steam showers add a nice touch. The downstairs area opens widely onto the walkway and is a perfect area for drinking morning coffee while watching the Strand commuters or entertaining visiting guests wanting a day at the beach. The art is tasteful and colorful and the linens are a fine quality. Every amenity for a family with young children is included, from boogie boards and a wagon to high chair and crib. And best of all, there is room for at least 3 cars to park, which is a true commodity in Manhattan Beach. The owners are lovely and take great pride in this rental. 2100 The Strand is truly one of the best rentals in the area and we hope to go back to it each year!