|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Large, comfortable ocean view duplex, perfect for a family beach vacation. Conveniently located on a walk-street, six houses from the beach and bike path in the desirable south end of Manhattan Beach. 2200 square feet, two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 ocean view decks (the lower one with BBQ, chairs and table), living room, family room, and office/den. Sleeps four to six. Garage parking for one car, as well as one space on the driveway and street parking. Washer and dryer. Beach toys available for your enjoyment (surf boards, body boards, chairs, umbrella, beach towels and bikes)! Downtown Manhattan Beach is a short five minute walk, with many shops and restaurants. Hermosa Beach is a 10 minute bike ride on the Strand. Very conveniently located to get to anywhere in the Los Angeles area. Owners are 30-year Manhattan Beach residents and look forward to helping you enjoy your stay. (Please note that if you have toddlers, this is a multi-level duplex with stairs.)
We have lived in Manhattan Beach for over 30 years and raised our four children here. We live in the back unit and are available to answer questions or offer suggestions. We have furnished the apartment in a comfortable beach oriented decor, as well as supplying our visitors with everything needed for a vacation at the beach. Our unit is perfect for families. We look forward to having you come and visit us.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
Thanks so much for a lovely stay, the apartment was fabulous. It was huge really, so comfortable for the three of us and delightful for entertaining, too.
1) There were so many little things left that made me feel really welcome. Like the coffee in the fridge, the sunscreen, the paper towels, the cooking oil, the shampoo. It’s a hard line to know what is ‘junk’ and what people will need, but those things really helped. I rented an apartment last year that had one toilet paper roll and no coffee, and it was hard to get off a plane and have to go shopping for absolutely everything.
2) Loved the roses in the yard, I picked them and put them inside all the time.
3) Thanks for getting the Internet working from long distance. I still had to work so that was vital for me. (*note from owner: we were out of town and the Internet went down due to rainy weather, and we arranged to get it up and running again from across the country).
4) The bikes and boards were great. Well, we didn’t use the boards but we did use the bikes (first time I’ve ridden one in 10 years) and that was very useful indeed.
Thank you, Mica and Phil!
Great place and hosts! Clean and helpful. We loved our vacation. Mica and Phil were wonderful and thought of everything.
This year (2012) was my third stay here; and that should tell people how much I love staying here!
The property is always clean, well-equiped, and ready! The hosts are so darned helpful and friendly, they are like family!
I would recommend this property to other people, but I would rather keep it to myself! OK, I can't do that so I say: If you are looking for a great place that has fabulous ocean views, is large enough to house 8 to 10 people and has wonderful owners - THIS IS IT!!
This was the second time our family of 5 stayed in this house. On both trips we have had an unbelievable time (summer and winter) - we all agree that the time spent here has been some of our best vacation time. The place is perfect for a family (we have 3 teenage daughters). Between hanging at the beach, riding/biking on the Strand, or walking into town, there was never a shortage of fun. The added bonus of having bikes and surf boards to use made it even better! Do not hesitate to rent this house! (Plus the owners are great too!)
We stayed at this property from October 18-25, 2011 and it met all our expectations and more. The location is great - easy enough to walk to both the Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach Pier and only a few houses from the beach.
We loved having a garage and utilized the laundry facilities as well. The grill was great for cooking up some of the great selections at Manhattan Meats, which is only a few blocks away. The house is very large and we found everything clean and in working order. Kitchen is fully stocked as are the bathrooms. Internet was included and we found it reliable and fast.
For me, the best thing about the property is the access to the bikes and boards. Phil even took us out stand up paddle surfing to get our bearings on the first morning. As I am very tall and uncoordinated I found it difficult at first but got the hand of it by the second day. The rest of the week we alternated between the surf boards, boogie boards and stand up paddle boards. It was so convenient to grab a board and walk straight down to the beach, then come back up and rinse off with the hose by the garage.
Another thing to keep in mind is that this property is centrally located between the big tourist draws around Los Angeles. It only takes about 45 minutes to get to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood etc. As far as local recommendations other than the previously mentioned Manhattan Meats, Bill's Pancakes has a great selection and is very reasonably prices for the area. Also loved the pizza at Manhattan Pizzaria off the pier (you might see the owner's 150 pound dog Champ hanging out on the sidewalk). When you arrive stop at a nearby Ralph's grocery to stock up, the Von's is a little spendy.
Our family loved this property and hope to stay there again. I researched dozens of similar properties and am confident you won't find a better value. Don't even THINK about staying at a hotel in the area which after parking and internet fees will cost you more for far less space and amenities.
We had a wonderful stay at this Manhattan Beach property. Phil was always available to answer questions and to let us in when we accidentally locked ourselves out. The apartment is clean, comfortable and provided for every need (beach chairs and towels, bikes for rides along the Strand). We loved the town of Manhattan Beach and the actual beach/ocean (1 block away with great ocean views from the apartment!) We would love to come back to this property.
Fantastic place, spacious, comfortable, and awesome views.
Location to beach and shops ... great!
Phil and Mica, warm, friendly owners...helped make our stay sooooo enjoyable!
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7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.