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Sand Section Studio, Steps to the Beach, Live and Play Like a Local!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Sand Section Studio Rental Photos and Description

Large Studio, 1 Bath, Beach View, Private Entrance/Patio, PARKING (Sleeps 2)

It may say STUDIO, but it's so much more....

Welcome to The Surf Room! Come and live like a local in our coastal inspired guest apartment, in the highly desired Sand Section just steps from the famous white sand of Manhattan Beach, California. This large 700 square foot studio apartment is located on the lowest floor of our home, with a private entrance, parking and everything that you need to experience beach life at it's best. It's walking distance to the Pier and the downtown area, the heart of the city, which is filled with casual to fine dining restaurants, and boutique shops and retailers.

This home is newly built and completed in May, 2015. It is conveniently located on one of Manhattan Beach's famed walkstreets, six houses from the sand and bike path in the desirable south end.

The Surf Room is our large family beach-oriented studio apartment. It has plenty of room for relaxing, as well as ample storage (hooks for hanging beach paraphernalia, towels and beach bags, cubbies for storage). It has a separate bathroom area with a walk in shower, a bar area for morning coffee and/or afternoon drinks and snacks, lots of seating for just hanging out. Our family enjoys it, and we'd love to share it with you.

Upon request, it can accommodate two adults and two children.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We have lived in Manhattan Beach for 38 years and raised our four children here. In May 2015, we completed the construction of our dream home. With a large and growing family of beach lovers, it's the perfect house. We live in the upper part of the house and are available to answer questions or offer suggestions. We have furnished the apartment in a comfortable beach oriented decor. We will also supply our visitors with everything needed for the perfect vacation at the beach. Our unit is ideal to experience beach life at it's best. We look forward to having you come and visit us.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2005

Why The Owner chose Manhattan Beach

We have moved three times within Manhattan Beach since arriving here in 1977, finally getting to where we wanted to be, just steps from the beach and the Pacific ocean. We built this house from the ground up, incorporating everything that we ever wanted in a beach home. Our property is located in the highly desired south end of the Sand Section. Everything is within walking distance.

What makes this studio unique

Our rental may say "Studio", but it's much much more. We built it for our own four children and their families to use when they visit (as they all live away now), to have place to put their stuff, shower, and relax after a day in the sun and sand with their children. In other words, their own private space to relax and enjoy. The unit includes a large sitting area, bar with refrigerator and microwave, large walk-in shower, lots of storage, Queen-size bed. Unlike most studios, you will sleep in a regular bed and still have a large sitting area to eat and relax in. You will also have access to a patio just outside the door overlooking the beach to sit and sip a glass of wine! Also, parking right outside the door for one car!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Sep 2010
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Sand Section Studio, Steps to the Beach, Live and Play Like a Local!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful Manhattan Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable location, comfortable surroundings, and gracious hosts add up to a memorable beach vacation. Phil and Mica answered all of our questions. Terrific porch with an ocean view. We absolutely loved Manhattan Beach. It won't be our last time visiting.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay in the Surf room!!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip! Beautiful property.. Love the front sitting area outside and the fact that you can see the water!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented Phil and Mica's studio for 4 days. They are terrific hosts, and the studio is just wonderful. It is comfortable, clean, and very 'homey'. I spent most of the day sitting out on the patio enjoying the view of the ocean.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property and the hosts. I only wish I could have stayed longer, but they had other renters. If you have the opportunity to stay here, you will be very glad that you did.

Thank you Phil and Mica, it was a terrific visit. I hope to visit again, soon!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most perfect spot EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we wanted plus much more! No detail is over-looked..beautiful decor, state of the art everything, gorgeous furniture, gorgeous views, outside patio- every amenity possible! The location is perfect too- just a few blocks from the main part of town, and just steps from the beautiful beach. Phil and Mica are gracious hosts, always making sure that you have everything you need- we will definitely be back to this slice of heaven..Thank you for wonderful memories!! Lisa and Bill

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MB superb location

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. The Sand Section Studio met our expectations and more. A close walk to the beach, to shopping in MB center and a great lunch at El Gringo. We even biked to Santa Monica on the bikes provided by Phil and Mica for a great lunch one day. This was so much more relaxing than a hotel room and came with a beautiful Ocean View. We will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about this wonderful studio! My husband and I spent 3 nights in the lovely "Surf Room" and it was everything we hoped for -- perfect stroll to the downtown area (filled with fabulous restaurants and shops) and a front patio with AMAZING views of the beach!! All you have to do is pop across the street and you're on one of the greatest beaches in CA! There is plenty of room to relax and unwind, the bed and furnishings are great, and the shower is to die for (we still miss it)!! We can't thank Phil and Mica enough for sharing their wonderful home. A little slice of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak- Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
Many in downtown Manhattan Beach
Nearest Beach
1/2 block down the hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Beach Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Manhattan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hermosa Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
405 Freeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Village Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza El Segundo
Nearest Point of Interest
Live Oak Park and Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Von's grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Our property is located in the highly desired south end Sand Section of Manhattan Beach, just steps from it's famous white sand beaches. It is walking distance to the Pier and our downtown area, the heart of the city, which is filled with casual to fine dining restaurants, boutique shops and retailers. Everything that you need is a pleasant stroll away. Manhattan Beach is conveniently located near the airport, downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland and other amusement parks, theaters, shopping malls, museums, and of course Hollywood and Beverly Hills.


Rates & Availability

Sand Section Studio Rental Rates

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Sep 11 2016 - May 14 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

There is also a cleaning fee of $100. If your stay is 2 weeks or more, the fee is $125, which will include extra linens for your use.

50% due at time of booking. Balance due 1 month before arrival. Personal check or PayPal only, we do not have access to credit card payments. If you use PayPal and need to pay a fee, please include it in your payment or it will be deducted from the Security Deposit. You will be given the PayPal email address when you confirm your booking. Thanks.

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Sand Section Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower outside on the patio.
  • The bathroom is large, perfect for rinsing off after the beach. The floors are concrete and will stand up to sand and salt water.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This studio has a large comfortable sitting area, a dining nook, as well as an area for a Queen size bed. We can also accommodate up to two young children on mattresses (with linens) upon request for an additional fee. We also have a Pack N Play if needed for a baby or toddler. Maximum occupancy for this studio is two adults, and two children. No pets.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Besides water sports gear, we have roller skates (assorted sizes), beach bags, small coolers, beach tote bags, sand toys, beach chairs. Whatever you may need, just ask, and we probably have it!!

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