BRIGHT, OCEANFRONT HOUSE ON 'THE STRAND' + JACUZZI + BBQ

Aurora & John

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BRIGHT, OCEANFRONT HOUSE ON 'THE STRAND' + JACUZZI + BBQ

Manhattan Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 adults (+ children)

Oceanfront 2-level home!

3 bedrooms/ 2 full bath

(1 King and 2 Queen Beds-- two beds overlook the ocean),

sleeps up to 6 adults.

50 inch Plasma TV with DVD, Blue Ray, HD cable and the ultimate surround sound speakers;

High Speed Internet Access;

2 Patio Spaces: one with hot tub, and one with outdoor shower;

Fully stocked kitchen with all new appliances (coffee maker, espresso maker, blender, spice rack, and dishwasher);

Steps to Manhattan Beach's North End, with shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you for sharing your beach-front home with us. We woke up to see many surfers hitting the waves before changing into their work clothes - wow what a way to start the day! We rode your bikes all the way to the end of the strand (south) just past Redondo beach and back yesterday, and today we rode to Venice and Santa Monica. There isn't anything much better than California weather and riding bikes along the beach so far! Hearing the waves, seeing the beach and watching the people and their dogs. There is never a dull moment. Everyone was grabbing their cell phones and cameras for pictures of the beautiful sunset. It's awesome how this house has so many windows to enjoy the views from not one, but 2 bedrooms (thank for getting blinds!), the Kitchen, den and Kitchen table. We love the fluffy white towels, a big plus. (Don't let anyone ever use clorox on them- it makes them stiff/hard.)

Our family often gets 2 bedrooms at resorts, but found a house on the beach brings us together more in the den and porch. We've saved money having breakfast and some of our meals here. With views of the beach from 2 sides of the kitchen, being in the kitchen is no problem! : ) ... for either preparation or cleanup.

We've enjoyed the beach view from the kitchen table during our meals and games of scrabble and card games... while listening to the sound of the waves. We slept with the sliding glass doors cracked to listen to the ocean while we slept. We hate to leave this wonderful place - The Browns from San Antonio, TX



P.S. Being a flight attendant with American has enabled our family to go on lots of vacations. Our teenage children ranked this vacation as one of their favorites. We rented 2 bikes in Hermosa Beach so our family could bike ride together on the strand - Our daughter even brought her roller blades from home to try on the strand. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Mar 2011
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Aurora & John

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We are the proud owners of this beautiful property! Our names are John and Aurora Dugan. The main contacts on this listing are Sandra & Shawn. Just ask either of them for our phone number and we will be happy to talk with you. We have lived in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach for over 30 years and we love it here. Aside from owning and managing vacation rentals we also own a high-end antique store Toulouse Antigues located in Manhttan Beach. You can now view up-to-date availability and SECURELY BOOK THIS PROPERTY ONLINE at bit.ly/p0wa6Y (just copy and paste the link in your browser to view our booking calendar).

Aurora & John purchased this house in 2007

We have always loved Manhattan Beach! It is one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles. So close to everything yet with such a unique beach culture that is so different from the rest of Los Angeles. We have traveled around the world and we think this is the best place on earth!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
average rating of 4.535714 based on 28 reviews
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179925
+1 3105299122
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
4

Unbeatable location, great setup

  • 4 of 5
Some friends and I had a great time here last week. The beds were big and comfortable, and towels provided were clean, and the beach view from the deck was simply unbelievable. Wine in the hot tub, watching the sun set over the water ... it was fantastic.

The beach with open volleyball courts was 2 minutes from door, and good food and drinks were a 10 minute's walk away. Only loses one star because of the parking, as it is indeed treacherous to get down there. I scraped my car fairly badly the first time before I got the hang of it.

Be careful, but it's definitely worth the trip!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179925
+1 3105299122
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
1

Narrow driveway on a hill

  • 1 of 5
Think hard about the parking. We stayed at this house for less than an hour. We requested a refund as soon as we left on a Friday and we didn't receive an email until Sunday. The owner called Monday and refused to give us a refund. I had requested a refund of 2 of the 3 days booked.

The driveway was extremely narrow and on a hill. It was a nightmare going down and even worse going back up. We got out before the other tenants came to park because if we hadn't we would have been stuck.

The back exterior of the house is shabby. As you pull in you park next to the outdoor washer and dryer that are shared with the tenants in the back unit. There are no doors just a wooden 3 sided shelter. You enter into the back door. The door is an old no panel door that is deteriorating from moisture with holes at the bottom. Just a real bad start and it didn't get better. The inside of the house was decent but not up to par for the price. The hot tub was cold.

It might work for college kids, providing they all arrive in one very small vehicle. There is much better out there to rent for what you pay here. It There a terrible experience and a waste of a lot of money.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179925
+1 3105299122
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
5

Boys weekend

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time with my 2 teenage sons! They loved the location and hot tub!! This place is very close to everything and it is very clean!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
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Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
California
5

Our 2nd time staying at The Strand House!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for opening up your home - we enjoyed our stay tremendously!

I made Thanksgiving dinner there and brought most of the food down from the Bay Area, the kitchen worked very well to feed my family and a few friends on Thanksgiving.

The hot tub is a big plus because my kids surf and needed to warm up after being in the ocean.
The gas grill is very important to the way we cook.
Bikes are good although we did not use them this time.

The new code/lock and no keys is very good - I worried about losing the keys last time.

The four big beach towels were great this time - not sure if you had them two years ago.

Kitchen dishes/supplies were about right for our family of 6.

Washer/dryer is great to have.

Beds were very comfortable and the sheets were comfortable since the night air was cool.

The chairs and bar on the outside porch are so inviting - the kids did homework, ate and relaxed out there a lot.

The large TV was great for watching college football and movies.
Bocce ball was nice to have - don't think that was available two years ago.

Of course, being right on The Strand is amazing - the ocean is so beautiful


Possible changes:
1.With three kids in college and one in high school, the kids prefer to sleep separately. So if you ever need to replace the sofa in the room where the bikes are stored, to replace it with a daybed would be good. We did see the air mattress and I also brought one down - but did not use them. One son slept on the living room sofa with sheets.
2. Netflix? We wanted to start watching Christmas movies like "Elf" and assumed it would be on. Possibly having a movie subscription would be nice but not necessary.

Again, thank you for opening up your home to us - it is an experience that I would not have ever expected our family to have and now we've done it twice!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
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+1 3105299122
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
Pleasanton, Ca
1

Look elsewhere!

  • 1 of 5
We stayed here back in August, and my husband just reminded me I never wrote a review!

The positives: The location is what's great about this house. MB is a cool city w great restaurants & shops. The "strand" is awesome, we took walks down to the pier everyday and loved enjoying the beautiful ocean views. The house is located right in front of the beach, but the pictures are a bit misleading in that there is a parking lot between the house and the beach. The photos make it look as if the house is right on the beach. This is not a terrible thing, but just wanted to point it out as it was something I didn't realize till we arrived.
Negatives:
The layout of the house is very cramped, chopped up, and weird. There is not a great place to hang out in a big group as the "living room" is oddly L-shaped, and you can't really enjoy the views while sitting on the couch or watching TV. Again, I feel the pictures are misleading because you can't quite grasp how odd the layout is from the photos.
The house is very cheaply furnished. Most of the furniture I recognized from Ikea. The kitchen was builder-grade at best. The floors were the cheapest laminate known to man.
When we arrived, the house was absolutely FILTHY. I have 2 children (a toddler, and a baby who was crawling at the time) so maybe I noticed more than the average person, but the first day we got there, I looked at my babies hands and knees and they were black from the filth on the floors. This really freaked me out, so I started wiping up and sweeping and the more I looked, the more dirt, dust, and grime I found. There were dishes in the kitchen that were dirty (they were put away as if clean, but when we got them out to use them, they were clearly greasy/dirty.) This was the deal breaker for me. I was pretty pissed off, because we had to pay a cleaning deposit! Either the owners are trying to take advantage by collecting a cleaning deposit and not getting the place cleaned, or they have the WORST cleaners on the planet.
To sum up, I felt that the pics and description were purporting the house to be something that it simply wasn't. If this was my place, and I was being honest, I would call it a beach bungalow and charge on the low end of the properties in the area. It could be a good fit for the right crowd, just know what you're getting into. However, the lack of cleanliness was absolutely INEXCUSABLE and is the reason why I would never recommend this place to anyone. Sorry, peeps, look elsewhere.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright, Oceanfront House on 'The Strand' + Jacuzzi + BBQ
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+1 3105299122
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles County
Brecksville, Ohio
5

We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5
We certainly enjoyed our stay at your lovely rental. Your quick
response to the issues we had was appreciated. We enjoyed the
beautiful sunsets and the beach and Strand being so accessible. Also
the hot tub was a real plus. We all said that we would love to
return. Thank you.~~~MaryAnn
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Ann,

Thank you for your response. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back as guests! Have a wonderful Summer!
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding

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Availability & Rates

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Manhattan Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/High Season
May 23 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
$785
 
 
Regular Season
Sep 14 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$786
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Winter
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$785
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes There is a $200 cleaning fee in addition to the nightly/weekly rate.

There is a 7 night minimum during the Summer months.

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Amenities

Amenities

Manhattan Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Also an outdoor shower for rinsing after play on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean views!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean views!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 2 of 3 bedrooms have magnificent ocean/whitewater views! Also, a long balcony connects the two upstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
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