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Beach Front on the Strand

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 - 180 nights


Minimum Stay
30 - 180 nights


Sand Section Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

ON THE BEACH, on The Strand. We are renting long term from October 2016 through Spring or Summer 2017. Go to the beach everyday, swim, surf, long board and boogie board. You are right on the beach. Walk to restaurants, shop and enjoy the small town. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo--king, queen memory foam, and two twins. Living room, deck, dining room and kitchen look directly out on beach, pier and Strand. Fully equipped kitchen, GE cafe double gas range. Gas fireplace. Washer/Dryer.

Right on the Strand, two blocks north of the pier. Four adult Strand bikes. Bike all the way to Malibu and walk for miles. Big Screen TVs, Cable TV, High Speed Wireless Internet.

WE DO NOT RENT FOR PARTIES, sorry. It is our home, cozy and comfortable. It has movies, games, wetsuits and boogie boards. One parking space in garage and one space behind on driveway.

Wonderful beach for children.

Keywords: Beach, ocean front, three bedroom, Strand

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jennifer Palmquist
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2016

About Jennifer Palmquist

We brought our children and grandchildren here every summer. We took them to the beach, road bikes and enjoyed the town. Now our children bring their children here. You will see their photos around the condo. I live in Portland, Oregon. My sister lives in the Bay Area. We spend a great deal of time cleaning and furnishing our place. We buy local art work you will see around our place. We love to bike ride and you will find four new adult Strand bikes in our garage.

Jennifer Palmquist purchased this condo in 1996

Why Jennifer Palmquist chose Manhattan Beach

Originally my dad had a place up on 21st street. When he bought this place he wanted to get on the Strand so we would not have to lug our children and toys all the way down the hill and up again.

What makes this condo unique

Location. Location. It is the best place to be. Some of the older beach front houses have turned into new, large privately owned estate type retreats. So getting a lovely place just north of pier is all but impossible. This is a perfect place for a family. You don't have to drive anywhere. You can come here and you won't need a car.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Beach Front on the Strand
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great location and all the comforts of home...

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every minute of our time here. Very responsive owner, so many comforts of home and then some, and fabulous location on the Strand for the beach and downtown Manhattan Beach. The next visit can't come soon enough!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Great place

  • 5 of 5

View is even better than in the photos and the place is nice and very cozy. Location is ridiculous since it's only a couple blocks from the heart of Manhattan Beach and its restaurants/shops/bars, and of course, right on the Strand. Jennifer is a great host and very easy to work with. The place comes with 4-5 bikes that you can use, which was a nice plus. I would come back again without any second thoughts.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really love our visitors and the energy they have for the trying all the great restaurants and biking and walking on the strand. There is a wonderful small aquarium for children at the end of the pier. The beach is always spectacular and family friendly.
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North East, USA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was great for our family. Our family of 5 felt very comfortable at this property. This home offered great amenities and the location was second to none. Being on the second floor is perfect for anyone wanting to be right on the "Strand" and still have some privacy. The view is amazing of the deck. Very easy to get to the beach as well. We went to the beach every day and this place makes carrying all your beach gear a little easier with the easy access to the beach. The description and photo's where very accurate. You are in walking distance to a lot of very good restaurants and a grocery store if you want to cook in. Jen, the owner was easy to deal with and very helpful throughout the entire process. This was our first time using VRBO and she made the process very easy. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay on the "Strand" in Manhattan Beach. The entire family is looking forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great family place. Their family did all the things there are do here, rode bikes, went to the beach, enjoyed the town and were front and center for the shark this summer.
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Wichita, Kansas

May stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful nights at this property with our daughter who lives in the Los Angeles area. The property was just as described only much better. The second floor location is good since you have the benefit of the deck and overhang for the roof. The ocean breeze through the doors was great! The property is right on the strand as described. We took advantage of the bikes and rode every day! They even included bike locks and a basket. The kitchen had everything we needed including coffee and filters. That's really nice when you are traveling by air. The Manhattan Beach area is very chic and we loved the shops and restaurants. All within walking distance from your place. Thanks so much, we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, grandson and I had a great vacation in this beautiful house. Right on the beach and within steps to the center of town. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Very nice kitchen. We even had a Pack 'n Play, highchair, and some sand toys for our grandson - all in excellent condition. We had one minor maintenance situation which was solved promptly and completely by the very nice and efficient handyman. The owner provided us with perfect directions and instructions for getting into the house. Everything worked like a charm. I would recommend this house to anyone and certainly hope to be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again.
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Great location and wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this location and it was even better. The kitchen was remodeled and was spacious and updated. You can't beat this location. You are right on the beach and a couple of blocks from all of the great restaurants and downtown. Jennifer has everything you can think of from a volleyball to cookware. We will be back again! Thanks Jennifer!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming again. You got the best weather.
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Car: not necessary

We are near the pier, Uncle Bill's is up 12th St a few blocks. Walk to town just a couple of blocks for food and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Sand Section Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall to Spring
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 1 2017
180 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Sand Section Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large shower in main bathroom; new beautiful tiled shower in Master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has Flat screen TV, and own bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two captain twin beds, TV, toys, baby portabed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New memory foam mattress. Bedroom has flat screen TV
  • King size bed (1) with new remodeled master bath, Queen Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), baby portable crib etc
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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