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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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 Sand Section

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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Sand Section Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
opening roof skylight & sun loft


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(14 traveler reviews)

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213 El Porto Street-Ocean View ( 'One Block to Beach')
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was nice. It is an easy walk to the beach and there are many restaurants within walking distance. The property was clean and very well stocked. I would definitely stay here again, but only in the fall, winter or spring. There was a great breeze, but the property still reached 89 degrees inside one afternoon. Typically, the temperature was 80-86 degrees in the late afternoon. Host was great and very responsive. Parking space was small, but still fit a small SUV similar to a CRV. There are electric lines are EVERYWHERE, but that is the case in almost all of the beach communities in this area. Great beach access!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 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: April 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: February 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: August 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: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, we look forward to your return...
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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