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Oceanfront home,with BBQ & Jacuzzi!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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...

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Sandra

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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Amenities

El Porto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront home,with BBQ & Jacuzzi!
average rating of 4.75 based on 58 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views! We enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants and shops. The children enjoyed going to a Lakers game and the short walk to Bruce Beach to shoot hoops. Wish our stay could have been longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best way to stay in Manhattan Beach

  • 5 of 5

we had a truly amazing time staying at the Strand House. hope to be back sooner than later

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

In search of the quintessential California beach experience, I'd planned a weekend here with some friends for my 50th birthday and the Strand House did not disappoint. The house was perfect for our group of 5 - we enjoyed the quiet but convenient location, endless oceanfront views, watching the surfers from the patio, riding the bikes up and down the Strand, eating breakfast on the patio bar and enjoying a soak in the hot tub as the sun went down. The house is only a 5-10 minute walk to some great restaurants (the Four Daughters was a fave) and about a 20 minute walk to get to the heart of Manhattan Beach restaurants/shops. The house is a bit older than some others on the Strand, which just adds to it's "beachy" character. Wifi was solid and TV even came with Netflix! Sandra and Shawn were very responsive and courteous to deal with, even allowing some flexibility around check-in, check-out times to co-ordinate with our flights. All in all, it was a fabulous experience (my first with VRBO!) and we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to enjoy the strand

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family trip to this spot with 3 little ones for its easy access to the beach/strand and views. The deck with afternoon sun was also fun for people watching. Driveway is quite narrow and challenging for larger cars, but doable. Upper deck is not kid-safe but it was easy to just keep the doors shut. The hottub was also great.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming house with everything you need. Hot tub was excellent after long bike or hike trips.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Be careful of driveway best to enter straight in. Loved having bikes and BBQ. Quiet spot great for surfer watching and sunsets! Extremely comfortable beds, lots of soft towels and well outfitted kitchen. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pre-Winter beach break

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property is outstanding with a great view of the beach. The property was as described with all the amenities needed to ensure a great vacation. We would stay here again should we return to Manhattan Beach. The property manager John was a great help during and after our stay. We were having a package being shipped to the house via USPS and should have arrived on our second day but of course it didn't and in fact arrived after we vacated the property and just left at the property without getting the required signatures. Because we had text tracking on we learned immediately that the package was left at the property so we immediately called John who went to the house and retrieved the package and drove over to a relatives house a short distance away and dropped it off. Kudos to John as this in my mind is going over and above to help someone out.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding

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