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Charming, Rehabbed 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach!

Annette Mejia

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Charming, Rehabbed 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Manhattan Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

SLEEPS 4 MAX(including children), Walk to beach, parking, private, on walkstreet

AVAILABILITY (There are 2 separate units, each with their own entrance):

UPPER UNIT: AVAILABLE NOW !!!!!

LOWER UNIT: NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 1 2015

MAXIMUM 4 (including children) for EACH unit

Here in Manhattan Beach, many historic homes and buildings are torn down without fanfare to make room for new constructions…but we couldn't bear to give that same death sentence to this charismatic 1930's Spanish-style villa!

Manhattan Beach is the perfect location for this personality-packed home, which is a less than 5-minute walk to the ocean and one of the Beach’s best surf spots (we're located on a walk street so accessing the beach couldn't be easier). And it’s also perfect for those who wish to escape to a laid back place by the sea that’s still just 5 minutes from LAX—and centrally located near downtown LA, Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, and Anaheim/Disneyland, too.

Manhattan Beach is the kind of place where locals come to walk their dogs on The Strand’s walking / biking path and escape the more tourist-heavy beaches. From this rental, all of Manhattan Beach’s perks are in close walking distance—like the ocean, shops and restaurants on Manhattan Beach Blvd & Pier to the south, and shops & bars to the north.

This home is a duplex with an upper and lower unit, each available for rent separately and with their own entrance—one upstairs and one downstairs. Both sleep 4, with one California King bed in the bedroom, one bath, and one plush sofa bed in each. Other perks include a shared washer/dryer between the two units, free WiFi, and one private parking spot for each unit as well—believe me, you’ll want one in this area!

You can also rent the whole place. It’s the perfect set-up for groups who want to travel together but have a bit of time apart, too. Please inquire for details and rates.

DOWNSTAIRS UNIT

****AVAILABLE BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2015*****

The downstairs unit (ON THE 1ST/GROUND FLOOR) is the smaller of the two units at an intimate 500 square feet—just the right size for a couple, small family, or a traveling business professional.

My husband and I fell in love with the home’s history, and throughout our recent remodel of the downstairs unit, we took great care to maintain its colorful personality and heritage and enhanced its existing beauty with Spanish tile work, rich turquoise paint, and vintage artwork from Mexico.

Wake up and fry an egg in the sunny eat-in kitchen, using the vintage, professionally refurbished O'Keefe & Merritt cobalt blue stove. We LOVE this delightful stove, and so do our guests—in fact, we find it provides a more even heat than today’s sleek, modern models.

A turquoise back splash, custom-made self closing cabinets and dining area with exotic monkey pod wood bar top and vintage tractor seat stools give the whole kitchen the feel of a fun Mexican restaurant—a great space to spend a night in.

The bathroom in this unit includes a brand new, cast iron claw foot tub with shower. Sink into it with a glass of wine! The toilet and pedestal sink are brand new, too. But we maintained the Spanish influence with custom made tiles, a new light fixture from Mexico, and a vibrant paint color.

DESCRIPTION OF UPPER UNIT: AVAIALBLE NOW!!!! Email for more photos

more photos can be provided of upper unit(most photos in this listing are of lower/ground floor unit) if you are interested in this lovely upper unit. Plz let me know and I will send to you.

**UPSTAIRS UNIT Available NOW!!!***

The upstairs rental offers the entire upper floor for sprawling out—one of our guests called it a “mini Mexican mansion”—including a 500 square foot outdoor living space.This unit also is a 1 bedroom and 1 bath as the lower unit, but also has a formal dining area and den area in addition to the living room area. This unit is decorated with beautiful authentic Mexican furniture, light fixtures and artwork for our guests to enjoy.

A designer kitchen awaits as well, with stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, yards of counter tops, and all the utensils and cooking tools you need.

Exposed wood beams, big picture windows with views of the ocean, an expansive dining table, and a buttery soft leather couch make the living area a haven for hanging out.

There’s a sunken den, too (check out the vibrant tile work on those steps!), where you can cozy up to a crackling fire in the indoor fireplace on a cool evening. On a warm evening, step onto the lush, courtyard-style patio bursting with greenery and flowering bougainvillea and made tranquil by a trickling water feature and music on the outdoor, surround-sound speakers.

And the bedroom and en suite bath are pretty special, too. There’s a vintage dresser that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind sink in the bathroom, and there’s a Jacuzzi tub for sinking into.

Dimmers on all the lights throughout the home create a special glow and ambiance in the evening. Add to that the warm ocean breeze blowing in through the gorgeous French windows, and you have California beach living at its best!

COME AND SEE US!

We’d love to have you at this charming beach close villa in Manhattan Beach. We know you’ll fall in love with it as we did. Get in touch with me today to book your stay in one of the two units…or both!

Please indicate which unit you are interested in, upper or lower unit.

UPPER UNIT AVAILBLE NOW!!!!!!!.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Annette Mejia (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2015

About Annette Mejia

We have travelled the world and love the international feel of this home.

Annette Mejia purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Annette Mejia chose Manhattan Beach

Very Charming, Steps to beach via Walk street.

What makes this cottage unique

Steps to the beach, on walk street. Great Neighbors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Better than a 5 star hotel! The house is fantastic....cozy, clean and so well equipped that you instantly feel at home. Location wise, it is ideal....2 minutes away from the beach and round the corner from all the local shops, cafes and restaurants. Could not have picked a better place to stay....Chris & Annette are very welcoming, great hosts and placed enormous effort to make sure nothing was missing from our pleasant stay. Thank you so much!
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Charming, Rehabbed 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews
Mission Viejo,Ca
5

PERFECT BEACHFRONT GETAWAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

This CHARMING place is equipped with every convenience we have at home but yet be able to enjoy the perfect warm weather and serene beach. The place is clean and kitchen has everything for home cooked meals but surrounding area has great cafes and restaurants to enjoy. The property is decorated with authentic spanish art and very warm and cozy. My favorite part is relaxing on the couch and enjoying the ocean view and sunset through the french windows!

Early morning, my teenaged son skateboarded to the pier and enjoyed his coffee at Starbucks and surf during the day. There are nearby shops and restaurants at walking distance! Lots of really cute boutiques. Recommend "The Kettle" for breakfast or lunch. Enjoyed happy hour at "Fish Bar" down the street. This is a PERFECT BEACHFRONT GETAWAY!! I will definitely stay here again! Thank you Annette and Chris for being the perfect hosts and accommodating us with our last minute plans!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great hosts and simply great apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Annette and Chris are the perfect hosts, and made us feel like friends and family!!

We were greeted with a lovely bottle of wine, and spoiled us with gifts whenever they came back to town, to attend to our needs, and to socialize.

The apartment is spacious and well decorated, and offers all that may be required, such as a full range, very large fridge, TV, and comfortable bed.

The location is great, just minutes to the beach and walking distance to a large collection of restaurants, and shops. It is centrally located, but just far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle of the cafe and bar, establishments.

We would highly recommend this location, for all that it entails, as mentioned above, but especially for the priviledge treatment we received from Annette and Chris, during our two month stay, in their " cool pad"

Thanks again Chris and Annette, for sharing your home, and making it our home away from home!!

Livio and Yvonne

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to accommodate Livio and Yvonne. Their daughter lived close by and are glad it was so easy for them to visit her. We look forward to meeting out guests and especially loved getting to know Livio and Yvonne. We look forward to seeing them again on their next visit.
Chicago
5

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the upper unit for 7 weeks and loved every minute of it. The house has so much character and is well decorated to fit the style of the home. It's incredibly spacious with 2 living rooms, a king-sized bed and a beautiful, private outdoor space. The kitchen is great and easy to cook in. It's also 3 blocks from the ocean - we LOVED strolling along the strand and laying at the beach at our convenience.

Working with Annette was great - she's so friendly and sweet. She brought us some cookies to welcome us and later brought some delicious bread as well. We've so enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a delightful getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Manhattan Beach was wonderful. The owners are exceptional. We were welcomed with specialty cookies upon our arrival and the place was immaculate. We have a college student residing in California and Annette and Chris were very accommodating with our last minute schedule. The first night our daughter was unable to stay over but she was able to after that and she really enjoyed taking a break from her busy schedule. I really appreciate their flexibility and willingness to work with our schedules. Annette is fabulous!! I really enjoy organizing our visits to Manhattan Beach with her. We were able to stay last year in the upstairs unit and I really loved the details and spaciousness of this place. My daughter enjoyed the downstairs and indicated it really met all our needs. They are both decorated beautifully. The splashes of vibrant color throughout the rooms really provide a cheerful and relaxing atmosphere. The location is also wonderful! We were able to walk to the beach within minutes and there is also parking provided which can be difficult at times in Manhattan Beach to locate if the home does not provide it. Thank you again Annette and Chris for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Is was such a pleasure to have you stay with us again. Everyone who has stayed upstairs, loved the decor so much, we tried to keep the same theme downstairs. We constantly add new touches to both units so you will be pleasantly surprised on your next visit. We are glad you have now stayed in both the upper and lower units and love them both. We can't wait to have you stay with us again. A gift from Hawaii will be there for you again! Thank You for staying with us again, Corinna!
San Antonio, TX
5

MOST CHARMING VRBO RENTAL IN MANHATTAN BEACH!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property has to be the most charming rental in all of Manhattan Beach. I stayed in the lower unit. The antiques (vintage Singer sewing Machine, Blue O'Keefe & Merritt stove, etc) and Spanish touches make this home a joy to stay in. The vintage stove is so clean and works beautifully. I have never stayed in a beach rental with this my charm. Not only is it very charming and cozy, but it is so close to the beach and restaurants of North Manhattan and at Manhattan Beach Blvd.

The owner let me view the upper unit and that one has a different Spanish feel also with many Antiques, and is also very charming.

The parking space was a plus too. I will definitely be back again.

I would highly recommend this home if you plan to stay in the Manhattan Beach area.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you liked our place so much. We put a lot of time and energy putting the perfect items in the place to give the home the feel it has and keep the Spanish theme. Even the Gas Co. representative said the Vintage stove is the best looking one he has seen in all of the South Bay! Look forward to seeing you again!
-Hawaii
5

CONVENIENT LOCATION, CLEAN RENTAL AND MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for a little over a week and it had everything I needed. This property was a great find. The description was exactly as posted. There are little extra's, which make this super convenient - a parking spot, a short walk to the Strand, washer/dryer and many more little helpful items to make for a comfortable stay. Annette was so gracious during my stay. She accommodated my last minute plans for arrival and quickly responded to all of my requests! She also gave some great restaurant recommendations, as she really knows this area. I would highly recommend this property and I look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

Home located in great surf spot of Manhattan Beach, close to 105 Freeway, centrally located to LAX, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Manhattan Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
UPPER UNIT SUMMER
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
4th of July LOWER UNIT
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
SUMMER 2015 LOWER UNIT
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
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$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $150
Notes Cleaning fee is for basic cleaning only.
Additional cleaning fees will apply for burnt stains within stove, stains (on sofa, shower curtain, rugs, etc.)
Payment terms described in rental agreement: online bill pay or wire transfer for additional fee
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Amenities

Manhattan Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New Vintage Clawfoot tub with shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , additional Full Size bed in living area Sofa
  • Calif. King Size bed with Down Comforter
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming

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