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213 El Porto Street-Ocean View ( 'One Block to Beach')

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights


El Porto Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

One block to some of the best surfing in Los Angels county (El Porto Beach/North Manhattan), walking distance to a large variety of restaurants and bars, bike and walking paths along the ocean one block away (2 bikes available); ten minutes south of LAX; ocean view balcony with gas bbq; retractable roof with sunbathing/sleeping loft; 42' HD flat screen TV; iPod plug in; Netflix; Verizon fiber optic TV & WiFi internet; 1 car secure garage parking, $7 cab ride to downtown Manhattan Beach, $12 to Hermosa, $20 to LAX (forget the car rental and enjoy the beach)

Keywords: Tri-plex

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2016

About The Owner

My name is Rob Erickson; I am a commercial real estate broker in Los Angeles living on the West side with my wife Melissa and two young children Max and Teddy. We continue to enjoy our place in Manhattan Beach as an incredible escape from the hustle and bustle of LA.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1998

Why The Owner chose Manhattan Beach

Our place in Manhattan Beach was my first house post Arizona State University. A number of friends from college had gone on and on about how great Manhattan Beach was and after my first visit I was a believer. I spent my first eight years after college in MB and feel very fortunate to be able to visit on a monthly basis.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoying a day at the beach, riding bikes along the ocean followed by an ocean view sunset BBQ on the balcony is hard to beat. Manhattan Beach has a great selection of fine and casual dinning for all tastes and plenty of fun places to visit after dinner.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I will definitely recommend your place to friends visiting LA. Highlights of your digs: location and All Clad cookware. I love to cook, so having decent cookware gave me a lift in spirits after a long day.


Dec 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

213 El Porto Street-Ocean View ( 'One Block to Beach')
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
west falls, ny

We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

Bigger than appears in photos, tall ceilings and lots of windows with beach view and breeze, this is a perfect escape and great value. Love this part of Manhattan Beach with our favorite restaurants around the corner.

Owner very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights in El Porto St. At the older, quieter end if the beach it's a great place to stay. One block to the beach, all you need in a spot to explore. A lovely walk along the strand to the pier. Spotlessly clean and as described. Truly supportive owner who is keen to make your stay as good as can be. Two bedrooms each have ensuite which is great. Really comfortable beds. Fully equipped kitchen. Views are a treat. Weather wasn't conducive to the retractable roof with additional bedding but it looked fun. And, the book shelf has some fabulous reads!!! Parking a real bonus. Unreservedly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the kind review, best regards,
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Perfect escape for a business trip

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a business trip to the LA area. Decided to try something different than a hotel. What a treat! The pictures on the listing are true what you will find when you arrive. The beds are comfortable, the views incredible, and the location is perfect. I will definitely stay here again when the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hinsdale, IL

Quiet location, fun retractable roof

  • 5 of 5

My daughter (age 14) and I stayed for 4 nites. The location is on the opposite end of the Strand so it is very quiet.

We rented boogie baords and took surf lessons all just steps form the house (maybe a 3 minute walk to beach). We really loved the laid back, sufer town of Manhattan Beach and plan to return for a future visit. Great waves and the beach was never crowded the whole week we were there.

The home was well maintained and the pictures online were very accurate. Rob was responsive with questions and promptly returned our deposit.

My daughter thought the retractable roof (similar to a sunroof on a car) was very cool. The loft area provided great views of the ocean and allowed for cool breezes to fill the home.

If you don't mind driving or biking to most restaurants (there are a couple you can walk to), this place should be considered.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful unit that is located in an optimal location. Surf shop right up the street, beach right down the street. Everything accessible by walking. We enjoyed the FISH BAR restaurant for dinner which is just around the corner from unit. Home is well supplied with everything you'll need for your stay.

Retractable roof a bonus for kids and adults who don't mind scaling the ladder.

Rob was very responsive to questions. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, we look forward to your return...
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Toronto, Canada

Manhattan Beach winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at the El Porto house. Anything and everything one could possibly need, including bikes, beach chairs, kitchenware, great gas fireplace, entertainment system and internet access, etc., was at our fingertips, thanks to Rob. Breakfasts and bbq's on the balcony, sunsets from the living room windows, relaxing in the loft with retracted roof, evening walks on the Strand, leisurely afternoons on the beach. Heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

El Porto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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El Porto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 baths with shower only
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), double size Bed (1) Pack & Play (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • swimming
opening roof skylight & sun loft

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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