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Sandra

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

AUGUST DISCOUNT! Oceanfront home,with BBQ & Jacuzzi!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

El Porto House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

The location is unbeatable. This area of the Strand (our boardwalk) is very private, as the homes are raised above passerby's allowing for privacy even on the deck and jacuzzi tub. Less foot-traffic than the central Manhattan Beach area near the pier, though you can use our bicycles to get to that busier part of town in just minutes. Also within easy walking distance (a couple blocks) are many excellent restaurants, charming breakfast eateries, yoga studios, juice bars and gastro-pubs, as well as some boutiques for shopping, massage, etc. For those thinking of trying their hand on a surfboard, this is the spot-- known as one of LA county's best surfing waves. It's a treat just to watch the surfers and dolphins swimming by in the morning. This really is the best of both worlds... laid back beach living with the all the comforts of Manhattan Beach!

3 bedrooms/2 full bath (1 King and 2 Queen Beds-- two beds overlook the ocean) sleeps 6.

2 complimentary bicycles included with rental

50 inch Plasma TV with DVD, Blue Ray, HD cable and the ultimate surround sound speakers.

High Speed Internet Access.

2 Patio Spaces: one with hot tub, and one with outdoor shower.

Fully stocked kitchen with beautiful appliances (coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, microwave, spice rack, and dishwasher).

Coin operated washer & dryer available.

We have a high quality Weber Barbecue, for those who love to barbecue

Steps to Manhattan Beach's North End, with shopping, dining, and night life.

We are baby-friendly! Crib and high chair available upon request.

Just please let us know before your arrival...

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sandra (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Sandra

We are a family owned business. Our names are John and Aurora Dugan. The main contacts on this listing are Sandra & Shawn (our son & daughter in law). We have lived in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach for over 30 years and we love it here. We are happy to be a part of people's vacation experience and know that feeling at home while away from home is such a great way to take in a new part of the world. You can now view up-to-date availability and SECURELY BOOK THIS PROPERTY ONLINE at bit.ly/p0wa6Y (just copy and paste the link in your browser to view our booking calendar).

Sandra purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandra chose Manhattan Beach

We have always loved Manhattan Beach! It is one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles. So close to everything yet with such a unique beach culture that is so different from the rest of Los Angeles. We have traveled around the world and we think this is the best place on earth!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your beach-front home with us. We woke up to see many surfers hitting the waves before changing into their work clothes - wow what a way to start the day! We rode your bikes all the way to the end of the strand (south) just past Redondo beach and back yesterday, and today we rode to Venice and Santa Monica. There isn't anything much better than California weather and riding bikes along the beach so far! Hearing the waves, seeing the beach and watching the people and their dogs. There is never a dull moment. Everyone was grabbing their cell phones and cameras for pictures of the beautiful sunset. It's awesome how this house has so many windows to enjoy the views from not one, but 2 bedrooms (thank for getting blinds!), the Kitchen, den and Kitchen table. We love the fluffy white towels, a big plus. (Don't let anyone ever use clorox on them- it makes them stiff/hard.)

Our family often gets 2 bedrooms at resorts, but found a house on the beach brings us together more in the den and porch. We've saved money having breakfast and some of our meals here. With views of the beach from 2 sides of the kitchen, being in the kitchen is no problem! : ) ... for either preparation or cleanup.

We've enjoyed the beach view from the kitchen table during our meals and games of scrabble and card games... while listening to the sound of the waves. We slept with the sliding glass doors cracked to listen to the ocean while we slept. We hate to leave this wonderful place - The Browns from San Antonio, TX



P.S. Being a flight attendant with American has enabled our family to go on lots of vacations. Our teenage children ranked this vacation as one of their favorites. We rented 2 bikes in Hermosa Beach so our family could bike ride together on the strand - Our daughter even brought her roller blades from home to try on the strand. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Mar 2011
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)
AUGUST DISCOUNT! Oceanfront home,with BBQ & Jacuzzi!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 51 reviews
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A+ experience!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! Yes, the little bungalow was charming. I loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean, the perpetual breeze, the ocean front kitchen, the delightful red brick patio and the bike path was right out the front door.

I was disappointed that there was construction out in front but we did our best to look past it and next time I WILL NOT bring a car. An Uber to the grocery store is cheap and would have been much simpler. The location away from the Pier kept it quiet in the evenings, a big plus!

You and your family were great to work with.

A+ THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun friends reunion

  • 4 of 5

Cute house, great location, loved the patio bar and had a fun time with the bikes! Thanks Sandra

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing way to celebrate my brothers upcoming wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My brother had asked that his bachelor party be anywhere but it had to be on the beach, like wake up, feet in the sand. I found this house and it was absolutely perfect. The bikes got us to and from the grocery stores so there was no reason for us to drive anywhere, the BBQ was hot and ready to cook in (so was the Jacuzzi ;P). Everything was absolutely wonderful, OH and the water and wonderfully was just across a small parking lot. Loved the place and everyone else did too. Would definitely stay at this house again and again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Shawn & Sandra made us feel very welcome by making sure we were prepared for the visit. The house was very clean and was stocked with all the essentials tools for cooking. The view was unbelievable from the kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. We cant wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thanks for taking good care of our home. You are welcome back anytime!
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Great location, wonderful outdoor area.

  • 4 of 5

Great little beach home. Met all our expectations. Sandra was very pleasant, responsive and helpful. House had all the necessities. The instructions on the driveway were exactly as explained, required skillful maneuvering to enter and exit daily. We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a beach property so expect the typical conditions like rusting on doors, locks, etc., living room furniture was a little dated and bathrooms were small but adequate.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Small cute beach house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was older than I expected but had everything we needed and was well taken care of. The location of the house was awesome. Manhattan beach was a fun little town and of course the beach was great! The hot tub was really great too. The bikes were very nice to have (but need a little tuning up). It was super nice to have the food and board rental shop right in front of the house on the beach. I would recommend this house, it's not super fancy and high end, but comfortable and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding

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Amenities

El Porto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Also an outdoor shower for rinsing after play on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean views!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ocean views!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 2 of 3 bedrooms have magnificent ocean/whitewater views! Also, a long balcony connects the two upstairs bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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