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Casa Playa Hermosa-5 Star Luxury on the Beach, 4Bd, 3Ba Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

Luxury Craftsman Beach Artist Home–4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Sleeps 8-10

Casa Playa Hermosa - a unique craftsman style home owned by one of Hermosa Beach’s local artists, is on the sand in the finest area of Hermosa offering luxury, privacy, relaxation. The Vibe is Zen - calm and relaxing energy. This original beach house meets craftsman lodge is an updated historic two story only one house from the Strand and 50 feet from the beach. This dynamite location is the best in Hermosa and offers breath-taking views on a lesser populated beachfront. Classic architecture and original artwork bring unique character and charm amidst its comfy, tasteful decor. A front yard and patio have a spectacular view of the ocean and an enclosed back yard offers privacy with a BBQ and seating for entertaining.

House has just recently been remodeled with a new downstairs bathroom and an extra bedroom with a loft that has 1 full bed and a queen to sleep 2-4. This gives the house 4 bedrooms for more privacy and space. Just added -- Brand New Kitchen and Dining Room.

Exterior Amenities: Casa Playa Hermosa offers romantic views at the beach of the sunset. It is the best of both worlds of Hermosa - privacy and action. The property has a new flagstone patio. Its grassy area and fire pit create both a relaxing and entertaining ambiance. Lounge outfront, watch the world go by, enjoy your kids safely playing on the walk street, cook outdoors on the BBQ, or dine in the front yard. Use the back enclosed patio for private breakfasts or nighttime dining. Shower outdoors after a day at the beach.

This is a dream location for a superb vacation. This great spot is ideal for many uses from family to celebration to retreat to work or relaxation.

Parking available for 3 cars.

Weekly housekeeping services available for 2 days by long term family housekeeper at no extra charge.

Within 10-20 minutes by car check out other beach towns that offer movie theaters, outstanding restaurants, and shopping at retailers such as Trader Joe’s, Costco, Target, Nordstrom’s at the Galleria Mall. Famous Hermosa Beach is 30 minutes from downtown LA and 15 minutes south of LAX. Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and other Los Angeles attractions are within 30 minutes to one hour. Whale watching, sailing, and pier fishing are 5 minutes away from Casa Playa Hermosa. Famous art theatre and shows are held every summer in Laguna Beach. Los Angeles has many free cultural art and music events to include free jazz on Friday nights at LACMA and outdoor DJ at MOCA.

More Details

Melody Chacker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2015

About Melody Chacker

I am an oil artist and have lived in my serene beach home for 35 years raising my beach loving family. I am active and love the outdoors and adventure. I travel around the world to exotic places and over the years have looked for another place to live. I always love coming back to Hermosa. I have spent many joyful years watching sunsets, surfing, riding bikes, and basking in the sun.

Melody Chacker purchased this house in 1995

Why Melody Chacker chose Los Angeles County

Years ago I left upstate New York after graduating from college and traveled to the West coast. I was destined to find the South Bay and have lived around the area since. I fell in love with Hermosa Beach. It was small town and safe. I raised my children here. Despite its growth, it is still a little surf town close to the big city. My family grew up to love the beach, the outdoors, water beach sports and beach activities. We always loved riding our bikes or walking to restaurants because Hermosa is a pedestrian community. This house has brought us many years of joy.

What makes this house unique

My home has both charm and a calming vibe. I love relaxing in the front yard or hiding out in privacy in the back yard. One of the special attractions to my home was its architecture. It was built in 1897 and more recently renovated while maintaining it character. There are still many original touches such as Douglas fir floors and the interior craftsman columns in the doorways. The river stones on the walls create a mountain home at the beach. I have hung many of own paintings creations on my walls and enjoy walking by each piece daily to experience their energy.


Hermosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • Upstairs there are 2 newly remodeled stone and honed marble spa bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi tub and skylight. The newly remodeled pebble rock master bath has a combined dressing room. A downstairs bathroom as well as an outdoor shower are convenient for guests when returning from a day at the beach. Brand NEW LARGE KITCHEN was just renovated with travertine tile, ceasarstone, new cabinets and appliances maintaining the integrity of the original house. It creates a huge workable space for large families. The kitchen is fully equipped.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Double in Loft
  • Downstairs has a very old world charm mixed with Bali beach atmosphere. Sun warms the front sitting room which overlooks the beach. There are 2 large couches - one Tommy Bahama and the other red suede. The large throw rugs are designed after Gustav Klimt. The rooms are wood, stone, and Raffi woven. Paintings sit on most of the walls. The original wood floors have been refinished. There is a stereo and a 42' flat screen TV. Upstairs has 3 over sized, spacious and comfortable bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet /master bathroom. Both are bright and airy with ocean views. One bedroom with an ocean view has a King bed, one bedroom is a very over sized SUITE with a King and 2 single beds and the third has a Queen. All have a calm, relaxing, spacious, artistic vibe. New eco carpet was just installed. There are a total of 4 flat screen HDTVs between 32' and 42' with DVR. The fourth bedroom separate and downstairs has 2 Full beds to sleep 4. There are 3 newly remodeled spa style bathrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are 4 adult BIKES and BEACH TOYS to include horsehoes, botchee ball, paddle ball, volleyball, and frisbee.. Colorful ARTWORK by owner ARTIST is AVAILABLE for viewing and PURCHASE.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Casa Playa Hermosa-5 Star Luxury on the Beach, 4Bd, 3Ba Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fun and casual

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family and I have rented this house... My teens love the location, it's truly in the best spot for them.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always love hearing that my guests enjoy my property. Thank you for weighing. Hope to see you again.
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Relaxing stay in comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in late July and had a terrific time. The property is very clean and well maintained. It is located one house away from the beach, but you can sit in the bay window and read or watch folks go by on the strand which is about 60 feet away I'd guess. The house itself has an outdoor shower to rinse off in after being at the beach, an outdoor grill and patio furniture, bikes, sand toys, etc.

We had dinner one night out front in the yard on the walk street. Very comfortable! All the rooms were spacious. The house has lots of paintings done by Melody, the owner, which were very cool. There were many cozy places to sit and do nothing, or right out your door was biking, jogging, swimming, volleyball, kayaking, SUPing, you name it! With the kids it was more sand-castle building, frisbee throwing, etc.

Melody was always available if you needed her, but not in your space so-to-speak...

I would absolutely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, England


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here - the location is perfect; just steps to the beach, walking distance to many restaurants and amenities, yet quite private and quiet. Melody was so helpful and provided everything we might need to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We all loved it - from our 15 year old daughter to her 85 year old grandfather - perfect for everyone. We would come again and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lemoore, CA

Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Melody's beach house for a week in July. Melody was a great hostess, setting us up with bikes for the whole family, including one with training wheels for a preschooler and one with a baby seat for a toddler. She also made sure that we had sand toys, so that we didn't have to cart them with us. The home itself was perfect! Big enough for everyone to have a space, and cozy enough to feel like home. The kitchen is very spacious, which was great for big meals. The location of the house on the walk street couldn't be better! We were close enough to the beach to see the kids playing volleyball, but far enough from prying eyes. Also, the walk street was perfect for our young boys to race up and down with their scooters and bikes. The surf at this location is great for kids, gentle enough for our preteens to romp and body surf. However, not really great surfing waves, although we did go out each day to see what it offered. Morning jogs and swims were great to return to the front of the house and have coffee. 20th Street is close to the Green Store, for quick groceries, and a nice walk to the pier for dining options. Overall, we truly enjoyed our week! Thanks Melody!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

UCLA Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Everything it claimed to be and more! Some rental property’s amenities do not quite live up to their description or pictures on the web. An “ocean view” or “short walking distance” is sometimes a stretch of the imagination. Casa Hermosa was far better than we could have dreamed!

We rented the house for my Daughter’s college graduation. The location was perfect. Literally steps away from miles of white sand beach and very close to the Hermosa Pier, shops, and restaurants. My parents, who are in their late 70’s, had no problem walking to the pier and back several times a day. I actually liked the fact that it was set back a short way from the strand, where there can be a lot of foot traffic, bicycles, dogs, and noise.

We had unobstructed views of the beach and ocean from several rooms and the front patio. There were plenty of bikes, beach chairs, beach towels, etc., even a surf board! I especially liked having off street parking. We were able to fit 3 large vehicles and did not have to worry about finding street parking and constantly paying the parking meters.

The house was absolutely beautiful with fine furnishings and original artwork and well equipped with every modern convenience. There were 10 of us, in addition to friends who joined us over the weekend to BBQ, and it was never cramped. The house was spacious and there were so many comfortable sofas, nooks, and crannies where you could lounge, nap, or read that some of us never made it to the beach!

We had friends staying in a nearby hotel who did not get much sleep because their bed was so uncomfortable. When I gave them a tour of the house, they laid on each bed saying that each one was more comfortable than the last. They wished they had stayed with us instead. Not to mention wide screen TV’s in every room and wireless internet for those of us that have to be connected.

The property has a very relaxed atmosphere and we felt very much at home during our stay. I look forward to another stay and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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casa playa beach house

  • 5 of 5

we felt totally refreshed and complete after a week in this home. the location is actually better than being right on the strand, some privacy and quiet with an excellent view of the beach from a wonderful window seat - only steps away from the sand and surf. the parking for three cars is a big plus, this is often a headache at other rentals in the area. We totally enjoyed the outside shower after our daily boogy boarding in the surf. We also rode the bikes everyday. Inside the home you felt like you had entered an art gallery with comfort being the top priority - the beautiful rugs, art, decor, etc added to a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Mermaid
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Redondo Beach
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Los Verdes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
LA Metro
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
PCH and Artesia
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Hermosa Beach
Car: not necessary

Convenience describes this centrally located beach home. Surf or play beach volleyball a few steps away. Ride bikes and other beach toys. Walk a block to two of Hermosa’s famous restaurants and the local Green Store. Take a ten minute walk north along the beach to even more restaurants or south to the historic Hermosa Pier with its surf and volleyball culture, art galleries, the Plaza shops and diverse restaurants for tons of fun. CFor entertainment, experience events such as the AVP season kick-off in June, many street fairs (the largest being held on Memorial and Labor Day week-ends), art walks and free outdoor beach concerts at the pier on many weekends. Watch comics such as Jay Leno, Tim Allen, George Carlin and Ray Romano stand up at famous Comedy and Magic Club. So centrally located that a car is not needed to create a relaxing vacation. All famous visitor attractions i,e. Disneyland, Santa Monica, Hollywood, water parks and Donald Trump golf course within a 15 - 30 minute drive.

Other Activities: volleyball, biking, jogging,

Golf: Donal Trump and Los Verdes golf courses are along the coast 15 minutes away. For the avid golfer there are many other courses available.


Rates & Availability

Hermosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Contact owner for rates and availablity
Extended stay discounts for 4-6 weeks depending on season and availability.
50% due at time of reservation. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival date.
Cancellation policy - 20% fee if canceled before 60 days prior to arrival.
No refund if canceled within 60 days.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$2000 security deposit required /refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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