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Charming, Rehabbed 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach!

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LOWER UNIT Artsy Beach Close Home with Mexican theme

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Last updated: 10/27/2014
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manhattan Beach cottage description

AVAILABILITY (There are 2 separate units, each with their own entrance):
UPPER UNIT: AVAILABLE November 18, 2014
LOWER UNIT:Available starting NOW TIL Oct 27, 2014. Avail again NOV 28, 2014
MAXIMUM 4 (including children) for each unit

Here in Manhattan Beach, many historic homes and buildings are torn down without fanfare to make room for new constructions…but we couldn't bear to give that same death sentence to this charismatic 1930's Spanish-style villa!

Manhattan Beach is the perfect location for this personality-packed home, which is a less than 5-minute walk to the ocean and one of the Beach’s best surf spots (we're located on a walk street so accessing the beach couldn't be easier). And it’s also perfect for those who wish to escape to a laid back place by the sea that’s still just 5 minutes from LAX—and centrally located near downtown LA, Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, and Anaheim/Disneyland, too.

Manhattan Beach is the kind of place where locals come to walk their dogs on The Strand’s walking / biking path and escape the more tourist-heavy beaches. From this rental, all of Manhattan Beach’s perks are in close walking distance—like the ocean, shops and restaurants on Manhattan Beach Blvd & Pier to the south, and shops & bars to the north.

This home is a duplex with an upper and lower unit, each available for rent separately and with their own entrance—one upstairs and one downstairs. Both sleep 4, with one California King bed in the bedroom, one bath, and one plush sofa bed in each. Other perks include a shared washer/dryer between the two units, free WiFi, and one private parking spot for each unit as well—believe me, you’ll want one in this area!

You can also rent the whole place. It’s the perfect set-up for groups who want to travel together but have a bit of time apart, too. Please inquire for details and rates.

DOWNSTAIRS UNIT
AVAILABLE BEGINNING Oct. 1, 2014

The downstairs unit (ON THE 1ST/GROUND FLOOR) is the smaller of the two units at an intimate 500 square feet—just the right size for a couple, small family, or a traveling business professional.

My husband and I fell in love with the home’s history, and throughout our recent remodel of the downstairs unit, we took great care to maintain its colorful personality and heritage and enhanced its existing beauty with Spanish tile work, rich turquoise paint, and vintage artwork from Mexico.

Wake up and fry an egg in the sunny eat-in kitchen, using the vintage, professionally refurbished O'Keefe & Merritt cobalt blue stove. We LOVE this delightful stove, and so do our guests—in fact, we find it provides a more even heat than today’s sleek, modern models.

A turquoise back splash, custom-made self closing cabinets and dining area with exotic monkey pod wood bar top and vintage tractor seat stools give the whole kitchen the feel of a fun Mexican restaurant—a great space to spend a night in.

The bathroom in this unit includes a brand new, cast iron claw foot tub with shower. Sink into it with a glass of wine! The toilet and pedestal sink are brand new, too. But we maintained the Spanish influence with custom made tiles, a new light fixture from Mexico, and a vibrant paint color.


**UPSTAIRS UNIT Not Available until NOV 14, 2014

The upstairs rental offers the entire upper floor for sprawling out—one of our guests called it a “mini Mexican mansion”—including a 500 square foot outdoor living space.This unit also is a 1 bedroom and 1 bath as the lower unit, but also has a formal dining area and den area in addition to the living room area. This unit is decorated with beautiful authentic Mexican furniture, light fixtures and artwork for our guests to enjoy.

A designer kitchen awaits as well, with stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, yards of counter tops, and all the utensils and cooking tools you need.

Exposed wood beams, big picture windows with views of the ocean, an expansive dining table, and a buttery soft leather couch make the living area a haven for hanging out.

There’s a sunken den, too (check out the vibrant tile work on those steps!), where you can cozy up to a crackling fire in the indoor fireplace on a cool evening. On a warm evening, step onto the lush, courtyard-style patio bursting with greenery and flowering bougainvillea and made tranquil by a trickling water feature and music on the outdoor, surround-sound speakers.

And the bedroom and en suite bath are pretty special, too. There’s a vintage dresser that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind sink in the bathroom, and there’s a Jacuzzi tub for sinking into.

Dimmers on all the lights throughout the home create a special glow and ambiance in the evening. Add to that the warm ocean breeze blowing in through the gorgeous French windows, and you have California beach living at its best!

COME AND SEE US!

We’d love to have you at this charming beach close villa in Manhattan Beach. We know you’ll fall in love with it as we did. Get in touch with me today to book your stay in one of the two units…or both!

Please indicate which unit you are interested in, upper or lower unit. Upper Unit not available until Nov 14, 2014.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Lower unit is on ground level, no stairs....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            additional Full Size bed in living area Sofa...moreless

          • Calif. King Size bed with Down Comforter

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            New Vintage Clawfoot tub with shower enclosure...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Theme Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snowboarding
          • Surfing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet:

            FREE WIFI...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            Parking for Upper Unit is in Garage Parking for Lower Unit is on brick pad...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator:

            NEW LG Stainless Steel with ice Maker...moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.9
          from 15 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Tksgiving, Xmas LOWER UNIT
          Nov 21 - Jan 5, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $375
          4th of July LOWER UNIT
          Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $400
          SUMMER 2015 LOWER UNIT
          Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2015
          3 night min stay
          $300 $350
          Fri, Sat, Sun
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $225 $275
          Fri, Sat, Sun

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning fee $150
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Cleaning fee is for basic cleaning only.

          Additional cleaning fees will apply for burnt stains within stove, stains (on sofa, shower curtain, rugs, etc.)

          Payment terms described in rental agreement: online bill pay or wire transfer for additional fee


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 10/27/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates
           

          Location

          Car: Not Necessary

          Home located in great surf spot of Manhattan Beach, close to 105 Freeway, centrally located to Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About the owner: We have travelled the world and love the international feel of this home.

          Why the Owner Chose Manhattan Beach:
          Very Charming, Steps to beach via Walk street.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Steps to the beach, on walk street. Great Neighbors!


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          Photos

          • LOWER UNIT
Artsy Beach Close Home with Mexican theme

            LOWER UNIT Artsy Beach Close Home with Mexican theme

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Original Vintage Tractor Stools

            LOWER UNIT Original Vintage Tractor Stools

          • LOWER UNIT
New Bathroom
NewClawfoot tub/shower
Custom made wall tiles
New toilet

            LOWER UNIT New Bathroom NewClawfoot tub/shower Custom made wall tiles New toilet

          • Hallway leading to bathroom

            Hallway leading to bathroom

          • Vintage prints from Mexico

            Vintage prints from Mexico

          • UPPER UNIT ENTRY
Upstairs right of building
LOWER UNIT ENTRY
North side building

            UPPER UNIT ENTRY Upstairs right of building LOWER UNIT ENTRY North side building

          • UPPER UNIT, LIVING AREA

            UPPER UNIT, LIVING AREA

          • LOWER UNIT
Monkey Pod Wood Bar Top

            LOWER UNIT Monkey Pod Wood Bar Top

          • LOWER UNIT

            LOWER UNIT

          • LOWER UNIT
Custom lamp from Mexico in bathroom

            LOWER UNIT Custom lamp from Mexico in bathroom

          • Custom Star lamp from Mexico

            Custom Star lamp from Mexico

          • Sunset walking distance from your unit

            Sunset walking distance from your unit

          • LOWER UNIT
living area

            LOWER UNIT living area

          • UPPER UNIT, Living Area

            UPPER UNIT, Living Area

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

          $225 - $400 per night (USD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/27/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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