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Unbelievable Unobstructed Ocean View, one of the best views in MB

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our Home has 2 Bedroom Suites, 2 1/2 Baths, Ocean Views and is only 2 short blocks to the Beach or Downtown Manhattan. Conveniently located close to LAX ( 15 minutes ) or the 405 Freeway ( 7 minutes ). You can get to the Getty Museum in 25 minutes, Downtown Los Angeles in 25 minutes or Disneyland in 45 minutes.

For the daily bike rider or jogger we are 2 blocks to the Manhattan Strand or 3 blocks to the Manhattan Green Belt, which offer short 1 mile or or long 8 mile course. One can take a leisurely stroll viewing the variety of upscale Beach Homes which are along the Famous Strand Walkway.

Interior Home Description as follows:

The ground level is the garage (parking for one car is included, possibly 2) with entry into the home. The laundry room equipped with front load washer and dryer is located here.

The 2nd level has the Master Bedroom Suite with a full walk in closet, a his and hers Bathroom Vanity, a King size Shower with a Rain Shower, a Regular Shower and a Hand Held Massage Shower. This bedroom is furnished with a California King TEMPERPEDIC Size Bed, a remote controlled gas log Fireplace, a remote controlled 42' flat screen TV with direct TV, HBO and DVR, a small private balcony. We just put in fresh brand new carpet in both bedrooms, fresh new sheets and Ralph Lauren pillows and towels.

Just down the hall is the Junior Suite, furnished with a Brand New Queen Size Bed a cozy window bench, a Full Bathroom, Tub and Shower and it's own 19' flat screen which we are in the process of upgrading to a larger TV. Current TV has direct TV and HBO. The room sports an nice closet and 4 drawer dresser (very cute).

The Top Level Room has a remote controlled gas log Fireplace, a 42' HD TV with direct TV and HBO and a DVR. A dining Area with a buffet, A Breakfast Counter with 3 Bar Stools, A Chef Quality Large Open Kitchen with Thermador Gas stove and oven. Built-ins, Dishwasher, GE Profile Double Door Refrigerator, and a convenient 24 hour Ice Maker. A work space/desk and Wifi available. The Prince Jewel of the Beach House is the incredible 180 degree Ocean View Deck that spans across the entire house with views from Malibu to Palos Verdes, taking in the Island of Catalina, Manhattan Beach Pier, Sunsets to Die for and often dolphins playing in the surf line. We just replaced the old and tired recliners and bought brand new ones! We have refreshed lots of tired items through-out the house. New dish towels, cutting boards, utensils and more....

Always trying to keep the house fresh and comfortable for all our guests.

This deck is separated by full length glass ' Nana Door Windows' that completely open and store into a pocket bring the outside into the home. On inclimate days the window doors are tinted and insulated to allow full ocean viewing in the comfort of the living room. The deck has beach lounge chairs, a cozy table for 3 and a Gas Bar-B-Que for convenient outdoor cooking.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances, a separate ice-maker and plenty of dish and glassware, pots, pans and utensils. Refrigerator has several condiments and pantry has plenty of spices, all for your use.

Keywords: Freestanding House

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Jen Gjerde
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Jen Gjerde

We are both real estate Brokers. My wife and I are using our personal home as a vacation rental so that we may travel. We are both native Californians, with 4 children. We love to live by the ocean and we are certain if you love the ocean, you will enjoy a visit to the town of Manhattan Beach. We have been residents of our community for over 40 years, I am, in reality, a beachy guy with a vintage (1960) Greg Knoll surfboard and a very casual outlook on life. My Wife is Italian, a great cook and an excellent realtor. We are intimately aware of all things in our home town and we can guide you to the best restaurants, best bargains and any theme park or activity California has to offer (we raised our children here). We will insure your comfort in our casual, beachy home. Sincerely, Dwight and Lorie

Jen Gjerde purchased this house in 2004

Why Jen Gjerde chose Manhattan Beach

This property has one of the best views in town. Really! Some people says it better than the strand because its up high and away from people walking by.

You can see from Palos Verdes to Malibu on a clear day. Plus you can see both Hermosa and Manhattan Piers.

What makes this house unique

Our home is one and a half blocks to the beach, a short walk to downtown restaurants, bars or grills with many choices of cuisines to suit your taste or budget, from up scale to causal coffee shop dining. For active outdoor people the Strand or board walk is also very close, which has bike riding, jogging or just plain walking. Beach activities are available on one of the largest, cleanest, sandy beaches in California, a delight for swimming, surfing and just plain resting and reading your favorite book.


Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
For longer stays we include weekly maid service.


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Unbelievable Unobstructed Ocean View, one of the best views in MB
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
San Francisco

Weather could have been better

  • 4 of 5

Home was as advertised. Views on the upper porch were excellent. Entire top floor was open and airy. Bedrooms were ok...master quite dark. Bad weather ( cold, cloudy with spots of rain) took away from an otherwise very restful stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton, MA

Perfect location, perfect view, perfect ambiance

  • 5 of 5

We visit Manhattan Beach every March to enjoy this wonderful town and visit our grown sons who live in LA. This spot was the best yet! The location is perfect - very close to the beach and downtown, yet still removed enough to feel private. The townhouse is spacious and elegant, and also homey enough to have a comfy feel. And the mermaid décor gives it distinct character. We loved the view off the deck, as well as daily runs along the Strand, bike rides, and just appreciating the timeless deep of the ocean. We hope it works out to return next March. Five stars in every regard!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was clean and well maintained with a view that did not disappoint. Beautiful kitchen and living room, plenty of space in the bedrooms and garage. Only complaints is that there was some modest construction noise from next door, but this seems to be the case everywhere near the water. The beach and all the best restaurants in MB were within easy walking distance. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house feels like you are right on the beach when all the glass doors are open!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly appointed for a week at the beach. The kitchen is large and well equipped and the garage has beach gear and bicycles!

The location is just a few blocks from grocery, shopping and restaurants but quiet residential neighbors. Manhattan Beach is the best beach in CA and this house is the perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here and we absolutely loved our stay!! We were lucky enough to be there for nearly a month and the house is absolutely perfect. The location is A+. It is so close to everything and we walked everywhere. The top floor was once again our favorite. The view is incredible and the kitchen is made cooking and entertaining so much more fun. Thanks for opening up your beautiful home...we hope to return again next summer. Counting the days.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Manhattan Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Manhattan Beach! A wonderful property with awesome location and beautiful ocean views. Owner and property manager were extremely accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
El Camino LA County
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Los Angeles Am Track
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
1 block downtown
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Big Bear Mtn
Nearest Beach
Manhattan Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee $300

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years rates call for rates. 2015 special deals.

Deposit is made at time of reservation. 1/2 rent due 60 days prior to arrival. balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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