a great home-base in hermosa
Submitted: October 30, 2011
Stayed: October 2011
split-level and spacious with a pretty great top-floor (third storey) view of the beach, found everything i needed here. it's a 10-minute walk to the hermosa pier, 20-minutes along the pedpath to the pier in the more-sedate manhattan beach. a corner store's at the corner (no veggies but most in-a-pinch necessities), ditto a popular and airy breakfast-and-lunch spot (martha's 22nd street grill). the full kitchen is well-stocked with utensils, the wifi's dependable, the commodious couch is really comfortable and the fireplace works like a charm (though, at my visit, was strangely poker free). i found it a great place to ease into the beach and beach-town rhythm, and a note on the property manager, shawn -- he gave me a call once i was there to welcome me and see if all was oke, told me not to hesitate to give him a shout if there were any problems. when one of the heritage lender bikes got temperamental on me (the chain got poppy), without a blink shawn said 'get a rental from hermosa cyclery [local institution and a great place] and send the bill to me.'
loved having the beach at my doorstep, along with a bike path that stretches from palos verdes to northernmost santa monica, and loved hermosa and manhattan beaches. for my money, it's the real deal -- and this was a great place to stay.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Dan, I'm happy you enjoyed your stay... and got such good use out of the bikes! (Dan biked all the way to Venice Beach and Santa Monica from Casa Hermosa, and back, a total of about 30 miles). Hope to see you again soon one day. Cheers, Shawn D., Director of Reservations and Customer Service
Helpful votes: 4/4
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