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Location Location Location / Pier & Ocean Views / Beach,Pier,Downtown steps away

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 8 Sleeps

We are currently offering long term rental only (1 year minimum). The current tenant may be relocating at the end of December 2016. If you are interested, please contact Doug at 310-625-8548.

* 4 Bedrooms (1 cal king, 2 queens, 1 full, 1 single bed)

* 4 Bathrooms (3 bathtubs, 2 w/jacuzzi jets; 4 showers, 1 w/steam)

* 5 Large flatscreen HDTV's w/premium programming

* 4 Ocean & Pier View Decks

* 1 Natural Gas BBQ on main deck w/outside table seating for 8

* 1 Elegant inside dining area w/crystal chandelier and seating for 8

* 1 Casual inside dining area w/large granite island in kitchen (see photos)

* Fully stocked commercial-grade gourmet kitchen

* 4 car parking, 2 inside garage

* Hardwood floors throughout - no carpeting anywhere

* 2 Fireplaces, 1 wood burning and 1 gas

* Wide open and spacious Great Room with Ocean Views

* Onsite free laundry, iron, ironing board

* Free FiOS High Speed wireless internet

* 4 iPod/iPhone docks for music every room

* 1 Surround System on Main Floor

* 1 iPad with internet and laser printer. Also controls streaming music on top floor - Pandora, etc.

* Beach Cruisers, Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Fresh & New Beach Towels, Outside Shower, Keyless Entry

You’ve just discovered the ultimate resort location in Manhattan Beach!

Everything is within steps of the property:

No matter what mood you’re in, you are only a stroll away from your desire. Your car will likely never leave the garage as you relax, enjoy, entertain and be entertained during your stay. Isn’t this what a vacation is all about?

Steps away are some of the hippest night spots, best restaurants and shopping in LA. Whether you have a taste for seafood, steak, sushi, Italian, Greek, French, Mexican or fusion choose from over fifty casual and ZAGAT rated fine dining restaurants.

Activities abound: swim, surf or frolic at the beach. Choose from yoga, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading, volleyball and lighted tennis and basketball courts. You may even choose to visit the aquarium at the end of the pier just three blocks away or take part in the many activities at the recreation center.

Staying here is like staying in a 5-Star Hotel:

Not only is the location ideal, this home away from home exudes the warmth and texture of contemporary qualities, with a light and airy open floor plan that takes maximum advantage of the spectacular ocean views and sunsets. From your first entry through the majestic double doors and onto the slate and hardwood floors listening to the water running over the lit fountain you’ll know you are somewhere extraordinary. This is not just a vacation rental – this is more like a five star resort with the prime location and all the personal amenities you could wish for.

Rejuvenate in the two person Jacuzzi tub, relax in the travertine lined steam shower, or watch the sun go down with some of the best ocean and pier views in Manhattan from your choice of 4 private decks. Enjoy a glass of wine nestled by the fireplace in the sitting area of the Master Bedroom or pamper yourself at one of the day spas just around the corner.

Share an intimate evening with family and friends. Prepare culinary delights with the most spectacular commercial grade gourmet kitchen appointed with every top grade appliance and amenity the most demanding chef could wish for. Or kick back and BBQ on the top deck and enjoy a casual dinner on the outside dining tables.

The freshest meats, seafood, breads and desserts are less than two blocks away and available from the local butcher, bakeries, chocolatier, grocery store and even homemade ice cream at the creamery. Every Tuesday the local Farmers Market offers the freshest possible ingredients just four short blocks away.

This is the most amazing place to vacation in Manhattan Beach. But don't take our word for it, check out what the families who have stayed with us have to say in the review section below. Of course we're also happy to answer any questions you have - just give us a call or email. We look forward to seeing you here soon!

More Details

Doug & Candy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Doug & Candy

Hello and thank you for visiting our property. We are Doug and Candy and have enjoyed living in sunny Southern California since we were children. Our guests through the years would often comment on what an amazing place we lived in - perfect for vacationing. Now that our children are grown and we have time to take extended trips we decided to share this perfect vacation spot with you!

Doug & Candy purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Doug & Candy chose Manhattan Beach

We purchased this home when it was newly built and have taken care of it with tender loving care. With the amazing ocean and Pier views from each of the four decks, the incredible restaurant grade kitchen, and its amazing location it was our dream home for ten years.

What makes this townhome unique

We cannot imagine a better property to be in while vacationing in Manhattan Beach. Not only is the home itself with its amenities, decks and views stunning - it is steps away from groceries, Starbucks/Coffee Bean/Peets, all the amazing downtown restaurants, bakeries, shops, farmers market and the beach! While others struggle to find parking you'll just walk out your front door! The unique location is also buffered from the downtown noise and has absolutely silent neighbors!


Sand Section Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub for two, travertine lined steam shower, 2 sinks
    Lower Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared full bath for the lower two bedrooms
    Middle Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private Bath with Jacuzzi Tub
    Upper Powder Room - toilet , Elegantly appointed with separate entry room & wall fountain
  • All towels provided, including beach towels. Separate outside shower for rinsing off after visiting the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Deck, Sitting area w/remote-controlled fireplace
    Middle Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Private Deck, private bath with jacuzzi/tub & shower
    Lower Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Walk-in Closet
    Lower Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , Double sliding mirrored door closet
  • Pack n' Play available upon request. Master Bedroom is equipped with remote controlled fireplace, fan, and recessed stereo music speakers. Master walk-in Closet is fully cedar lined w/built-ins, full-extension drawers including locking jewelry drawers. Plenty of good quality hangers provided. All bedrooms equipped with new flat screen high definition televisions with HBO, Showtime, premium & music channels.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you need something not listed, please ask! We accept grocery delivery service prior to your arrival so that you can start enjoying your vacation the moment you enter the door. Everything has been meticulously set up so that you have everything you need, know where it is and how to use it. We love to travel and have taken what we loved and what we wished we had from the places we have visited and incorporated them into this home to give you a truly miraculous vacation!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Location Location Location / Pier & Ocean Views / Beach,Pier,Downtown steps away
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Doreen Cahoon

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this house were very nice to work with. The location is great. You are very close to all good things in Manhattan Beach. We had a wonderful time. We had our adult children and grandchildren with us and we all enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doreen. Being so close to everything Manhattan Beach has to offer - everyday there is something for everyone to enjoy! We hope you and your family can come back again soon.
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

I came with my best friend from college and our 5 kids. We both felt totally safe having them walk and bike everywhere!!

Doug (owner) was super helpful, honest, but never intrusive.

Be careful about renting places without good reviews...

I would stay here time and again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Jill! They are indeed very helpful for travelers to find the best place to spend their vacation time with their family!
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Northern California

Beautiful Home, Great Location and an Amazing Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

First let me start off by saying thank you to Candy and Doug for making our stay at their home in Manhattan Beach go so smoothly. The home was full of thoughtful essentials that made our stay that much better. From coffee and fresh fruit to beautiful arrangements of flowers and lovely smelling bars of soaps in the shower. They really covered all of the basis, making our stay perfect. We have rented a home in Manhattan Beach once and sometimes twice a year continuously over the past 6 years and this home was by far our favorite. Typically we have rented on The Strand... but my family was all in agreement that this home's location was by far our favorite. It's still only a 5 minute walk to The Strand and the beach.. at the very most. But being located right in town was a nice treat. Everything was at our finger tips. From Starbucks and Pete's to shopping and an endless selection of wonderful restaurants. I would say that the only negative that we experienced while staying there was that in a couple of the bedrooms we couldn't get the blinds to close all of the way so there wasn't privacy from anyone walking by. I brought this to Candy and Doug's attention when we checked out and I am sure they have had the blinds repaired. We really enjoyed our stay and are looking froward to staying in their home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sari for your review! Many visitors to Manhattan Beach don't realize that there are actually better locations to stay than being on The Strand, and we're glad that you pointed our advantage of being so close to everything Manhattan Beach has to offer! Also, thank you for making us aware of the issue with the blinds. We did have them serviced right away, and we definitely appreciate the feedback so that we can make sure our guests enjoy everything the house has to offer!
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Review of Manhattan Beach condo!

  • 5 of 5

Recently rented this wonderful condo for a week. We enjoyed being able to walk to some great boutiques, restaurants and of course the spectacular beach !! I loved the third floor which had a great open feeling! The property was much larger than expected from the pictures on-line! We ordered groceries from Vons and they were waiting for us when we arrived. First delivery is free. Owner always available for questions and would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. Loved having views of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We hope you and your family can come back soon.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Great family location but suitable to all

  • 5 of 5

Location perfect for our family celebration. There were 8 of us. 6 adults & 2 young boys ages 3 & 1. The 3 levels were perfect for our 3 families. Kitchen & entertainment room all set on 3rd floor with nice deck, great grill & a wonderful kitchen.

House is 1 or 2 blocks from all the action but just far enough away for very little noise. We'd stay here again ASAP. Very clean. No problems.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don! We hope you and your family can visit Manhattan Beach again soon!
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Jewel by the sea!!!

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Candy are perfect hosts and entrust their guests with a beautiful home which they care for with obvious great LOVE! In shows in every way. The house will meet and exceed your expectations. The location is perfect the town welcoming in every way.We have rented properties around the world and this one rates straight A's!!!!!!

We felt totally at home which is always our dream vacation ... we would not hesitate to return ourselves or recommend it to friends and family!!!!

And KUDOS to Terry the booking agent ... she makes arranging and setting up the visit so easy and

worry free ... a great team at the JEWEL BY THE SEA!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol and Larry! We are happy to hear that you and your family felt right at home in our "jewel by the sea!" We strive to do our best to make our guests' experience with us exceptional, especially since the home's ideal location in Manhattan Beach warrants such extra care and attention! As you mentioned, the pictures alone cannot depict the joy that this home provides through its beauty, warmth and immediate access to the best of Manhattan Beach, that you described so well in your review!! We hope to see you again soon in this jewel by the sea!
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Nearest Airport
5.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
So many to choose from steps away
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
You are there!

Take a leisurely walk or bike ride along the strand...if you head north, you can ride along the water to Marina del Rey, or Venice for a fun day of people watching!

There is a small aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Pier within the 'Round House', which features local sea creatures found in our waters. There is a small concession stand that offers ice cream, snacks and sodas. Just sit along the pier and watch some world class volleyball players, as well as some incredible surfers! Enjoy it all...

Head south to Hermosa Beach for a lively mixture of restaurants, pubs and shopping by the Pier. Just a bit further and you are in the King Harbor Marina, where you can parasail, jet ski, rent a sailboat for the day, or just relax and have a nice meal overlooking the bay. Continue further, and you will come upon the 'always colorful' Redondo Pier with amusement parks, live music and lots of fresh seafood!

We have several parks in the area...closest being Live Oak, just 4 blocks north around 15th and Valley. There are 12 lit tennis courts available for a nominal fee, a children's playground as well as a small dog park.

On Tuesday's make sure to visit the Fresh Farmers Market from 12n to 4p, just around the corner on the back side of the Metlox Center...just off Valley a few blocks north. During the Summer there are free Concerts in the Park, (Pollywog Park), on Manhattan Beach Blvd...between Sepulveda and Aviation.


Rates & Availability

Sand Section Townhome Rental Rates


  • starting at $950/night or $4500/week
  • US Dollar
  • Low Peak Season: Oct-May $4,500/week, $950/night 3 night min.
  • Mid Peak Season: June & September $6,500/week, $1,450/night 3 night min.
  • High Peak Season: July-August $7,350/week, 1 week min Sa-Sa
  • Major Holidays,spring break& graduation are at Peak Season rates upon availability
  • 50% due upon booking, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • $1,500 Refundable Security Deposit, $250 cleaning fee,
  • 10% City Hotel Tax for stays under 28 days.
  • Discounts for extended stays during all but Peak Season.
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