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Stunning family beach home, steps to surf, pier & village

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 30 nights


Sand Section House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Sunny Deck & Spa

Our family home has good vibes! It's located in a terrific flat walk-street neighborhood and we love hosting interesting people from all over. Our global family of friends keeps growing! We look forward to seeing you soon. Until deeply + live passionately.

This fully furnished & beautifully equipped 2-story family beach house has 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths and lots of living space. It is steps away from everything you'll want to enjoy in Manhattan Beach! It has a private patio with a beautiful dining area, salt-water spa, relaxation couch, outdoor stereo speakers and great atmosphere that offers the perfect outdoor living for our great beach weather. The family room has a big, inviting sofa to watch the 46' Plasma HD/TV, and a closet full of DVD movies, board games & cards. We are a family that enjoys spending our play time together! The entire house has WiFi, even on the front deck - so work (if you must) while you enjoy the sun! You can walk to everything from this dynamic location, but when you want to stay home the fully stocked gourmet kitchen will thrill any chef! This is our home & the town we love - it has upscale shops, amazing cuisine, beautiful scenery and lots to enjoy. Our family and guests LOVE it here and so will you!

Activities galore...: Located one block South of the pier, you could bike all the way to Malibu if you are really adventuresome and walk for miles along the sandy shoreline. Surfing, volleyball, swimming, paddling or just chillaxing at home on the patio are activities to entertain you and your family. We have surfboards, boogie boards, beach cruising bikes & bocce balls for you to play with while you enjoy our home. If there is anything else you are interested ask!

This is the perfect home and location for a fabulous Manhattan Beach vacation. Our home does come with a coveted MB parking space for you! Enjoy great beach day right down the walk street, then saunter home for your own private outdoor shower & hot tub/spa. Comfortable front patio and balcony face the walking street from sunrise to sunset: enjoy cocktails or reading while breathing in the ocean breezes.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

About Karin

I'm an empty nester. My boys rocked my world for 22 years, now I'm savoring a wee bit of peace + quiet. And work + travel. I meditate, dance, cook, pray, laugh, read, imbibe, breathe deeply and wrestle Lupus daily. My kitchen is often my pulpit. I design, write + teach about unearthing the passionate human soul. I lead workshops on cultivating the senses. I design, invent + create that way too. I live sustainably, but never forego the pleasure of comfort, or cashmere. When I'm not climbing trees barefoot or burying my toes in the sand, you'll find me in stilettos.

Karin purchased this house in 2006

Why Karin chose Manhattan Beach

Beautifully equipped 2-story family beach home: 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths + lots of relaxing space. Gourmet kitchen. Private patios + salt-water spa. Serene living in beach style. Steps away from everything in Manhattan Beach! You'll LOVE it here. xox

The family room has a big, inviting sofa to watch the 46' Plasma HD/TV, and a closet full of DVD movies, board games + cards. We are a family that enjoys spending our play time together! The entire property has WiFi, even on the front deck - so work (if you must) while you enjoy the sun! You can walk to everything from this dynamic location, but when you want to stay home the fully stocked gourmet kitchen will thrill any chef! This is our home + the beach village we love - it has upscale shops, amazing cuisine, beautiful scenery and plenty to enjoy. Our family and guests LOVE it here and so will you! Come visit.

Guest Access

My entire home including patios to lounge on, a fantastic kitchen to cook in + and fireplace to relax your soul. The saline outdoor jacuzzi-spa, outdoor hot/cold shower, BBQ, W/D, beach bikes + toys, beach towels. Anything else? Just ask!

Interaction with Guests

You will be greeted upon arrival and given the FAQs + quirks of the home. I'm always happy to answer questions + help out where I can. The whole point is to relax + enjoy.

Otherwise, as much or as little as you'd like. I'm friendly + adore conversation, but will stay out-of-the-way if you are looking for a respite of privacy.

For those guests staying one-week or longer, a linens change is done weekly on Wednesday, and is included in your rental fees already!

What makes this house unique

The Neighborhood

Our wee beach village rocks! It's the consumate SoCal beach lifestyle. Friendly people, year-round great weather. Walking + biking to anywhere you'd want to go chillax or watch the sunset. Great restaurants. Local shopping. Wonderful strand along the beach for walks all day long!

Walk downtown to Peet's (my favorite coffee spot!) on your way to the Strand. It's a short saunter filled with friendly people. Also, the local grocery store, fabulous restaurants, lively bars and the beautiful Manhattan Beach pier are all just steps away. This is abSOULutely the most convenient location. A great overnight stop with LAX 6 miles away. Free WiFi and use of printer/scanner for business travelers or anyone wanting a place to do some work on the road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are packing up and getting ready for an early departure after two great weeks in your beach home. We wanted you to know we had an amazing time. Traveling with children always has its challenges, so thank you for making it so easy. Everything was great.
Feb 2015
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Stunning family beach home, steps to surf, pier & village
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful home and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This home was inviting and quiet and easy to relax in. The owner made us feel right at ease from helpful hints about town to offering coffee when we ran out. The downtown area is very easy to walk to and is full of cute shops. We ate out most meals and were glad that we got recommendations from Karin. We spent a good amount of time just relaxing in the patio areas of the home. I think next time we rent this home we will use the kitchen as it seemed to have everything. We recommend this property and will come back again. Make sure to catch a sunset of the Manhattan Beach pier, it really looks like the picture. Thanks Karin.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A Wonderful Home in a Wonderful Town

  • 5 of 5

You cannot go wrong renting this beautiful home. We visited family in Manhattan Beach the week following Christmas and this was the perfect rental for us. With 3 young children and 4 adults, this home was comfortable and convenient. The walking street was ideal for the kids to play on and being so close to town was really beneficial. We walked for bagels in the morning and dinner in the evening and shopping in between. Having a grocery store right around the corner was extremely helpful. There is a beautiful playground within walking distance too. This home is very well maintained and has a stocked kitchen and pantry for all of your cooking needs. We even hosted a small baby shower while we were there and it was lovely. I have rented many homes through this site and worked with many different types of owners. Karin was simply the best. So easy to work with and helpful and thoughtful in so many ways. This home is full of beauty and love and we will definitely rent it again on a future visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Blessed + honored to have hosted your adorable family in my home. Best wishes for all your 2015 dreams + desires. Bigs hugs to the kids! I look forward to seeing you again. Until then...sending you good + sunny SoCal vibes! xK
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Perfect Southern California Living

  • 5 of 5

Brought the family here for the month of August to experience all that beach living in Southern California has to offer. Karin, the owner, is one of the coolest and most interesting people you will ever meet and her home is so nice. Perfectly situated just a few blocks from the beach and just one block from the main drag we could walk everywhere. The property was clean and even nicer than the pictures we saw before we got there. Weekly maid service made sure the house was kept up even with our two younger children running around. Karin's place has beach cruisers, surfboards, skateboards and boogie boards, my kids were in heaven. We would go down to the beach everyday to watch the sunsets which were beautiful. Being around all of the healthy SoCal residents running, walking, surfing, swimming, etc. was very energizing. We could not recommend this place more. If you are lucky enough to find a date that this wonderful home is available snatch it up, I promise you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

One of my friends had recently been diagnosed with cancer, so my 4 friends and I decided to fly into California to cheer him up. We rented this place in Manhatten Beach. It was perfect! Great sleeping accommodations, wonderful kicthen for cooking big meals and proximity to the beach. Karin, the owner was so nice and accommodating. Overall it felt very familial. I would recommend this place without reservation to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beach life in a great home! Will return!

  • 5 of 5

This home is better than the photos, and some of the best things were surprises!

The outside shower was perfect to rinse off after a day playing volleyball, and just before relaxing in the big hot tub. Plenty of room for our group! We spent the afternoons on the back patio enjoying the hot tub with a cold beer. We also barbecued one night and ate outside. It's for sure the beach life!

The front patio was our spot to enjoy coffee together and watch the early morning surfers head to the waves. It's a very friendly sidewalk street and also the neighborhood cats came on the porch to say hi.

We walked to coffee in the morning (Peets was the best), then to the beach for the day and walked to dinner at night. I recommend Manhattan Beach Post. We never needed our car.

The owner lives next door and couldn't be nicer. She gave great suggestions for local spots and told us to get reservations for the popular ones even before we arrived. That worked great for the Post.

Everyone in our group is already wanting to make plans for another trip. We will for sure rent this property and can't wait to sleep in the super comfortable beds again. It was well worth it and then some.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful Home in a Relaxing Environment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Karin's beautiful home. She had everything we needed...a gourmet kitchen, cruiser bikes, towels, chairs and even a hot tub to soak in after a long day at the beach. Her hospitality was second to none. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to have your lovely family in my home. Your children are as sweet as Becker's cookies! The spa + a new BBQ await your arrival this summer. Looking forward to seeing you all again! -Karin xox
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M.B. Post
"Great atmosphere + friendly staff. Make your ressies way in advance! Bar :: Fun combination..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Great cafes & bars
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Lakes at El Segundo
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downtown Los Angeles / Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Delicious choices
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
A few sunny blocks away
Car: not necessary

A fabulous Beach House on a sunny walk-street in gorgeous and friendly Manhattan Beach. Truly the perfect location to enjoy this famous California city! You are steps to the sand, steps to downtown restaurants, coffee and retail shops, and steps to the pier. Watch world-famous volleyball tournaments or play your own game on one of the many beach courts. Bocce is great on the beach too! Walks on The Strand often include a fabulous guest appearance of dolphin at play in the surf. Luxurious beach living is yours! You will also be a 45 minute or less drive to many area attractions like Disneyland, Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive, LAX and much more. Average temperature ranges from 77º F in summer to 57º F in winter.


Rates & Availability

Sand Section House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Long Term 2016-17
Oct 1 2016 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $405
Cleaning $327 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Security Deposit and/or purchase Damage Protection required on all rentals.
Deposit due upon booking, balance due as agreed. 100% rental fees forfeited for cancellations or changes within 30 days of check-in date.
Payment: Personal Check, Wire Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal. Fees incurred paid by Renter.
This is a NON SMOKING property. NO parties or events. Pets permitted by contract only.
We look forward to meeting you...our Home is your HomeAway!

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Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet
    Outside Patio - outdoor shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , The tub here is grand in scale and is a lovely fit for two!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Please see photos for a better idea of the bedrooms. They are comfy + inviting and when you arrive they will look just as they do in the photos. Indulge + enjoy.
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Restaurants/Grocery/Shopping: There are a variety of restaurants and markets offering delivery, take-out, and catering. Our several markets provide fresh produce as well as health, gourmet, and international foods. There are independently owned specialty meat and fish markets. All are within walking distance or just a short drive away. Taxi services are abundant in this quaint beach community. For the shopping enthusiasts, local malls, shopping centers, and specialty stores are centrally located.

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