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 2 full beds to sleep 2-4 for an additional charge. 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 theatres, 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.
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. Nothing can ever be better long term. 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
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.
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 the wood 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 hanged all my artwork created by me on my walls and enjoy walking by each piece daily to experience their energy.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
50% at time of reservation if prior to 60 days. Balance due 30 days in advance.