Charming 1928 Craftsman shabby chic Beach cottage, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bath includes Towels, hair dryer & Beach towels. Fully furnished living room, w/ cable T.V. and Wifi, Dinning room kitchen and laundry room. Sleeps 5, 2 in each bedroom and one on pull out ottoman twin mattress. Large back yard with deck for BBQ'ing and fun. 1 mile from South Bay Beaches, Airport, freeways, shopping, and Restaurants. Close to all Stadiums and perfect local for amusement Parks.
- House980 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Jeff & Vicki
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Let's start with the positive. This beach cottage is cute and cozy. Well decorated and in a great neighborhood, filled with everything you would need to make your stay comfortable (towels, pots and pans, laundry, soap, etc.). Nice yard with citrus trees, patio deck and BBQ. There was even a couple of bottles of wine left on the counter, we enjoyed one. Unfortunately after spending $2k to stay there for the week, we were left pretty disappointed with the experience overall. When we arrived the small outdoor trash can was completely full (probably from previous guests) and had fallen over into the street. I spent the first moments of my vacation picking up the mess. There was also a lot of random trash in the driveway/side yard, once again probably from the previous guests. The shower/tub was very backed up and did not drain well. Showering in ones own filth is a major pet peeve for my wife. Owners were available and responsive to the issue, however the 'solve' was to have liquid plumber delivered to the house by Postmates. We poured down the drain and waited a few hours, the issue was only marginally better. The line clearly needs to be snaked by a professional. Also, there were some ants in the laundry area when we first arrived. It was an uncharacteristically hot week in the Southbay and the ant problem only got worse and worse troughout the week. Once again owners were responsive to issue, but recommended resolution was to have ant traps delivered by Postmates to which I did not respond. Cute, cozy cottage in good area and owners are pleasant and responsive. Home could be better taken care of, however, and issues should be addressed with more permanent professional solutions and not Postmates deliveries. Place needs a plumber evaluation and needs to be sprayed ants.
Thank you so much for your feed back, We are sorry that your stay started off with picking up rubbish & we hope that you had a good vacation aside from the issues you mentioned. The lessons we are learning is not to schedule guests too close together (like we did in July). & we can't get someone in to fix issues before the next guests arrived. Lesson learned and issues are being fixed & we are improving our scheduling. Again, thank you for your feed back and safe travels. -Jeff
Cute house in a cute town
Loved the cute decor of the house and it’s in a great location! El Porto beach is the best because it’s not commercialized like some of the other beaches. The surfing is great for beginners there. We felt safe in El Segundo and in a good central location to do stuff both in L.A. and beaches south. The only thing I would make people aware of is if you are sensitive to heat this house (like many in L.A. area) does not have an air conditioner. It cools off at night with the windows open, but some are not always comfortable with this. But beds are comfortable and there are plenty of beach towels it’s worth the stay!
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. -Jeff
Really cute and cozy cottage...everything you need in a home away from home!
The house was really cute. The neighborhood is nice. The owners were easy to contact and responsive. My family of four had a great stay. The sofa is comfortable to sleep on.
We are so Happy you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you!
We loved our stay! Thank you Jeff & Vicki!
Our stay was wonderful. We would love to return.
Thank you Sarah, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back. Happy travels!
Charming and Fabulous
We use VRBO or AirB&B a lot. This is the most charming complete living experience we've had so far. Everything you can ask for: kitchen and bathroom is well stocked [no need to ask...everything is available. LOTS of towels! Great space to move around for work or play or relaxing. Exceptionally clean, neat, and cared for, the title "Cottage by the Sea" describes it perfectly. REALLY nice. A nice size two bedroom+ space. Nice outside space in the front and back. Did I mention it is really charming? Beautifully styled inside and out. El Segundo is a terrific smallish city. Great places to eat downtown and nice little store down the street. Easy to get into downtown LA, airport, or beach. Believe it or not, the planes didn't bother us as we slept like babies. Quiet neighborhood. Great parking availability. Vicki and Jeff available and responsive. Really nice set-up getting into the property without any effort with their lock system.
We will certainly be back. Thanks Vicki and Jeff!
Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in El Segundo AKA Mayberry in LA!! We look forward to having you again soon.
Loved every minute of our stay!