|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
New in family room in 2014 - 55' Panasonic Plasma with Hi-Def Cable, DVD, Wii, Apple TV, Netflix, surround sound.
Welcome to the best of beach living. Close to beach, shops and restaurants. Our home is 4,000 square feet (370 sq. m) and was built in 2000 by a prestigious local architect, the house has an open and airy floor plan. Four spacious bedrooms with large closets and private baths are upstairs while downstairs features a living room, dining room, bathroom and open kitchen/great room. The kitchen features a large island with a bar that is great for entertaining. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances; Viking range, Thermador double ovens, microwave, two sinks for kitchen prep, double huge GE Monogram refrigerator, KitchenAid dishwasher, walk-in pantry and butler's pantry for entertaining.
Most homes near the beach have little, or no back yards. Our plot is extra wide which allowed us to include a large back yard that is ideal for entertaining as you will see in the photos. Double French doors from the great room open out to the back yard combining into a large, inviting entertaining area for socializing, swimming in the Jacuzzi or eating and BBQ'ing.
Downstairs there is a four car garage with bicycles, boogie boards, a wagon, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. We will leave all our toys at your disposal and room for your cars. There is also plenty of street parking.
It is a short walk (5 minutes) to the beach and when you return you can rinse off in the outdoor shower. We take our bikes or scooters at least once a week to one of the many local restaurants which is about a 10 minute walk - perfect for kids or adults. There is a chip trail across the street for running or walking as well as a park at the local school 1 block away with a soccer field and playground. Tennis and other parks are nearby as well.
Keywords: Open and airy, luxurious, comfortable, spacious, close to beach, Manhattan Beach, walk to beach.
We are a professional couple with two daughters under ten. We own a business in the area and have lived in the area for about twenty years. Our kids walk to school around the corner and we spend our spare time at the beach and taking advantage of all this area has to offer. We love walking to local restaurants, or riding our bikes on the strand (the sidewalk along the beach). We truly love Manhattan Beach and you will too.
Cameron Riddell purchased this house in 2000
This is our primary home and we would not consider living anywhere else in Southern California. This is the best beach in the area and Manhattan Beach has a small town feeling even though it's not far from Los Angeles itself. The climate is ideal year round, but especially wonderful in the summer. While we enjoy traveling we certainly plan on living here for many years.
The home is large and very comfortable. Our children love the open space and especially the back yard. Of course they love the beach even more, which is about a five minute walk. We live on a wide street with plenty of parking and wonderful neighbors. There is a sidewalk out front that the kids love to ride bikes, skateboard and scooter up and down. We have a large play area in the back with a side shower, jacuzzi, hardscape and grassy area. Backyard you can relax in the outdoor living room or BBQ and eat dinner at the outside dining table.
Our family (6 adults + a baby) just spent a wonderful week in this spacious home and I must recommend it highly! The owners have supplied and equipped any renter all they need to truly enjoy the vacation life of Manhattan Beach. We had a car but really didn't use it because the house is located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, morning coffee, or beach sand. The bikes they supplied and the stroller we brought provided all the transportation we needed for the week. Besides, the kitchen, backyard, and entertainment at the house made it attractive to sleep late, eat in and just relax there, as well. The owners were gracious and easy to work with, and made us feel very welcome. If you're looking for space, comfort, and location, this house will provide it all.
We recently returned from a week stay at this beautiful home. It was so peaceful and felt like a true beach home in the best sense. High end appliances in the kitchen, walking distance to a family friendly beach, plus shops and restaurants. Easy access to many LA attractions. The front room is a beautiful octagon shaped space with a game set. We brought along checkers and chess and spent many hours in there with some "intense" family games. A lovely place to stay with family.
Thank you Riddell family for sharing your home.
What a beautiful home! Although we live in Los Angeles, my husband and I had never stayed in Manhattan Beach and, thanks to our fantastic living situation, we had a fantastic time! We were a short walk to the beach, which made everything so easy. The house itself is ideal for a family, with a large great room and a DREAM kitchen. The house came fully stocked with everything we could have possibly needed, including an endless supply of beach towels, beach toys, and a vast amount of board games for the whole family. The house was spic and span when we got there and easy to maintain, despite its large size. My kids have been asking when we can go back, so well be planning our next trip soon!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
|Notes||Cashier's or personal check for 50% of total rental at time of contract, including cleaning fee and security deposit. The balance is due 14 days before the start date. Rental is not held until first 50% is received.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.