|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Oceanfront 2-level home!
3 bedrooms/ 2 full bath
(1 King and 2 Queen Beds-- two beds overlook the ocean),
sleeps up to 6.
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 hammock.
Fully stocked kitchen with all new appliances (coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, spice rack, and dishwasher);
Steps to Manhattan Beach's North End, with shopping, dining, and nightlife.
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
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!
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.
Cute house, great location, loved the patio bar and had a fun time with the bikes! Thanks Sandra
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!
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.
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.
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.
Sandra and Shawn were great hosts! They are on top of things and respond quickly to any questions. The house was great as well. Everything was tidy and organized. It was a very enjoyable stay and would definitely come back.
Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding