About the property
- Villa4328 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay30 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) with spectular ocean views from many rooms
With breath taking ocean views and great open spaces enjoy the luxury of a beautiful Cape Cod open floor plan home where warmth and sunlight are abundant . It is within walking distance of the beach and 10 min. from LAX. Situated upon a quite street in the desirable Hill section, the home has TV’s throughout and panoramic doors that lead to the spacious pool area. This 4300 sq oasis is perfect for relaxing. There are Fireplaces in the Living Room and Master Suite, with a gorgeous fire-pit next to the pool. Upstairs the Master Suite is a sanctuary of calm and tranquility. The guest suite can sleep 2 ; the 2 downstairs bedrooms can sleep 4 and have 2 shared bathrooms. Upstairs the Kitchen has a large granite-top central island with bar stools and a oversized cozy Breakfast-nook area. There is also a ½ bath off the kitchen. The well appointed family room opens to the Kitchen area with a plasma TV and comfortable couches. The BBQ on the deck off the Kitchen overlooks the Pool area, with chaise lounges for sunbathing. The Pool area has an abundance of patio furniture for the perfect zen feel. The Laundry room has a Washer/Dryer/ironing board and complete linens. There are 3 parking spaces in the driveway and plenty of street parking along the wrap-around porch with a large grassy knoll.
Keywords: Villa Ocean Views Manhattan Beach near beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
I am an avid traveler, I work in the travel industry and in Real Estate.
Carol purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Carol chose Hill Section
This is a wonderful place to be. I have traveled all over the world and Manhattan beach is high on my list!
What makes this Villa unique
There are fabulous restaurants and entertainment, Rock n Fish has great seafood, The Post an local communal eatery, Mangiamos for Italian, Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach (5 mins). This location is a short walk to the beach ( located west of Sepulveda!) 10 mins to LAX and 30 mins to Disneyland.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very satisfied with our stay!
I rented this house to throw a surprise bridal shower/bachelorette weekend for a close friend. 10 ladies in our early 30's met here on a Friday afternoon and had a fantastic weekend. The house is very spacious. There were beds for everyone and no one slept on a couch. There were enough bathrooms for 10 women to get ready at the same time (in particular the master bathroom is monstrous) without any incidents. We used the pool on Saturday and it was really nice, because despite being in the low 70's out, the pool was heated and we really enjoyed that. We had plenty of common space inside to have different bridal activities and games, and we especially liked that the kitchen was upstairs with the amazing ocean views. We put the house-wide stereo system to good use (we plugged in our iPhones directly), and didn't have any problems using the TV or wifi.
Really, we were all thoroughly satisfied. I got feedback throughout the weekend that the house was a great choice and incredible find, and I know for certain that it was cleaned inside and out both directly before we arrived (I saw the pool man leaving) and as soon as we checked out (I had a nice chat with the cleaning lady). We would definitely rent again, especially at that price!
Exceeded my high expectations! Lots of attention to details by owner!
I stayed with my family for a short vacation here, and could not have asked for a better home to enjoy during our stay. Very very spacious, great layout, lots of separate spaces for family to spread out away from each other, but still all together in the same home.
The owner maintains the property in superior condition, there is a lot of attention to details to help make your stay cozy and enjoyable -- you come here to relax right?
Fantastic sunset and ocean views from the entire second level, we were lucky and had a great sunset with lots of beautiful clouds and colors. High ceilings in the entire second level, and two large living areas with a great open layout kitchen. Purified drinking water spout in the kitchen sink also. The house was very clean and well kept, the photos are very accurate, you will not be disappointed.
The owner put together a wonderful binder with information about the house, and lots of great recommendations for restaurants and local eateries. "Martha's" for breakfast was great! Very kind, honest, and helpful owner, a pleasure to rent from.
All in all, highly recommend this house!
Response to unfair review
This is in response to the totally unfair and inaccurate review given in Dec 2012 by "sorely disappointed". If I hadn't seen the owner's response, I would have really thought that this person was reviewing a completely different house. I rented this house for 4 weeks in 2012, and loved the house so much, that I am renting it again this summer. The owner was always so helpful and made the renting process so smooth. I experienced none of the negative things that this renter wrote about, and it doesn't seem that the people renting right before and after him, had as well. In fact, they both seemed to enjoy the house as much as I, and every other renter here, did. I just had to respond because I think it's so unfair to use this site for a "revenge" review. I am looking forward to our next stay at this house.
We stayed a long weekend and really enjoyed Carol's house. Carol greeted us at check in and showed us around. she was also very accessible and helpful with any questions we had. Thank you very much for making our stay so enjoyable. I would rent from Carol in the future and would encourage others to as well.
Thanks Jason. I sent the leftover items and the deposit Fri. You should get it Mon.
Awful - bug bites and other nasty bits
We paid for a week, but only ended up staying 3 nights it was so nasty. We left after much tossing and turning on night 2, and waking up with bug bites. The owner still charged us for the whole week. But let's back up... When we walked up we could see the house is in poor condition with peeling paint and the siding riddled with dry rot. We were greeted by 1 ply toilet paper, 1 garbage bag for the week, detergent for 1(!) load of dishes, 1/2 roll of paper towels, little hand soap, no other bathroom supplies (shampoo, bath soap, etc) and a cold shower upstairs. Instructions said to replace any laundry detergent we used or she would charge us for it. And the carpeted master bathroom with the plunger sitting next to the toilet, stains surrounding it, and sketchy plumbing (clogged on us once, and that plunger went in there and then right back on the nasty carpet where we found it) - let me just say ick! Speaking of stains, the blue quilt in the upstairs bedroom had several white ones. Yuck. The pool was cold and it was two days before we could get it warm enough for a swim. The downstairs shower head was about shoulder height for an adult. The exterior of the house had some serious dry rot going on, and the bathrooms had moldy/rotting base boards. Electrical was sketchy, with a missing fixture and dangling cover in the master bath, the light randomly flicking on and off in the pool (thought we were going to get electrocuted), switches for the jacuzzi jets that didn't work right and randomly turned back on in the middle of the night, GFCI that wouldn't come back on for the backyard lights, and missing light bulb in the master bedside lamp (dangerous for our toddler). The dead bolt on the master bedroom was missing, so we had to barricade the door with a chair to keep the door closed. To add insult to injury, the owner charged us for the missing deadbolt! If you're looking for a nice play to vacation in the South Bay, this place isn't it. We were hoping for a nice week's vacation with the extended family and were sorely disappointed.
I fully expected this review from him.
I was greeted by this gentleman's sister who loved my home. She mentioned that several of the guests had to leave earlier than the week and that only 2 people would now be staying til the end. She continued to tell me that her in laws were "extremely difficult". I knew then by the sister's demeanor it was going to be.. interesting. I took precaution and had turned the hot water down just a bit as the water is extremely hot and I was worried about the toddler taking a bath and it being too hot. Of course day one, they called me and I had them turn water heat up and I have an email from him to prove that "all is good". Then there were NOW bedbugs. I immediately hired a pest company to see if this was true. Guess what? NO BEDBUGS (Got that report too.)
Since there were no bed bugs, hence the complaint about toilet paper being single ply (possibly one roll was), no hand soap (overly provided), no shampoos (most guests have personal preference to shampoo.) little tide soap, trash bags, lock on master (they broke this) etc, etc, etc.
My guess is that the sunny beach weather they were hoping for predicted rain, their schedule changed and they wanted a way out.
I have had A-list guests staying at my home for a month who raved about their stay and this is before upgrading the Bamboo floors......
I have 7 or 8 outstanding reviews on this website.. He is the first guest with a negative complaint. You make the call.
Spacious! Great views! Great owner!
We had fantastic stay! We live close by so I was able to sneak a peek before we rented, and the house is so much more than the photos show. There are amazing views from virtually every location in the house. The layout is unique offering ample room for gatherings while allowing private space to get away at the same time. Very spacious and very comfortable. There was ample parking and while I would recommend a car, it's not absolutely necessary. We missed having that wonderful fire pit when it was time to leave. Also, it was nice to have an enormous front yard, which is hard to come by in the area. The house is located in one of the most sought after neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach. It's less than a 10 walk to the beach and less than 5 minute walk to Valley Park (very nice park!) The house is equipped with everything one would need and Carol was accommodating and available to answer any questions at any time during our stay. We wanted to buy the house, but she politely declined at the time.
This is a 4300 Sq ft custom built home located in the prestious Hill Section has 2 stories and amazing views. There is an abundance of warmth and sunlight in this 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, one office, 2 dining areas, 3 balconies, laundry room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy the luxury of a beautiful Cape Cod Ocean view home within walking distance of the Beach and 10 min from LAX. Great open spaces, beautiful bamboo floors throughout, 3 TV’s and a spacious pool area, this 4300 sq ft home situated on a quite street is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. There are Fireplaces in the Living Room and Master Suite, with a gorgeous fire-pit next to the pool. Upstairs the Master Suite and Guest Suite can sleep 4; the 3 downstairs bedrooms can sleep 4 more and have 2 shared bathrooms. There is also a ½ bath upstairs in the living area. The Living Room opens to the Dining Room, with a staircase to the downstairs Bedrooms, TV room, and Office. Bifold doors lead to the Pool area. Upstairs the Kitchen has a large granite-top central island with bar stools and a huge Breakfast-nook area. The Family Room opens w/bifold doors to catch the ocean breeze and also has a plasma TV and comfortable couches. The BBQ on the deck off the Kitchen overlooks the Pool area, with chaise lounges for sunbathing. The Laundry room has a Washer/Dryer/ironing board and complete linens. There are 3 parking spaces in the driveway and plenty of street parking.
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holidays are slightly higher.