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Special Rate @ $600 per Night for Feb. & March. Inquire re Lower Long Term Rates

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Have the best of both worlds. Enjoy the beach during the day, then return to this beautiful beach house and enjoy the pool and spa in the afternoon and evening. Start your evenings off with your favorite drink on the lush poolside patio, while you ~BBQ~. Relax after dinner while watching a movie on the 50' HD plasma screen home theater with surround sound or get ready for some of the best dining and nightlife in Los Angeles. Downtown Manhattan Beach is only a short walk away and offers many wonderful choices.

Our house is a U-shaped tri-level with a center pool/spa/patio area. Four sliding glass doors open on to the pool area and allow you to take in the beautiful area and the wonderful ocean breeze in this quiet neighborhood.

* large living room /family room with home theater that opens up on to the pool and patio area.

* Master bedroom has a California. King bed, TV, DVD, VCR, ceiling fan & speakers for whole house music.

* One bedroom with California King size bed, ceiling fan & speakers for whole house music.

* One bedroom with a full size bed, with a pull out/pop up twin trundle ceiling fan and speakers for whole house music.

* Recently remodeled kitchen and dining room open up on to the pool and patio area for fun in the sun, pool and ~BBQ~.

Keywords: House, Pool, Spa

More Details

Steve & Lynn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Steve & Lynn

My husband and I grew up in the Manhattan Beach area and enjoy sharing our wonderful home and city with others so they too can experience this truely special place.


Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pool and Spa Rules - Children Must Be Supervised at ALL TIMES. No glass around the pool/spa patio areas, including beer bottles. No Diving/Jumping.
  • No rental for parties attending the Manhattan Beach six man volleyball tournament. This is not a party house! It is best suited for families.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Semi sunken tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom near Great Room - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , includes a 32' HD flat screen TV and Blueray DVD Player.
    Sports Fan Room - 1 king
    Lavender Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin trundle bed below the double/full size bed..
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs are available for your use.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Cozy and fun

  • 4 of 5

Hi. My group of older and younger relatives stayed here and loved the pool, location, and general charm of the place. It is a home, not just a rental. The bikes we so handy, plus all the local suggestions. The kitchen is a bit cramped but well-stocked with gear for those who cook. Magnolia and Francisco were wonderful property managers and the house was spotless. Beds were comfy and owners very accommodating. The pool and hot tub were used daily by everyone. Thanks for a fantastic stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, I'm so glad to hear that your group had a wonderful time at our home and had an opportunity to use everything our home and location had to offer.
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Great walkable location in Manhattan Beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home within walking distance of beach and downtown Manhattan Beach shops and restaurants. Multi-level spa and pool, gorgeously landscaped, with plenty of outdoor furniture that turned the backyard into one big living area. Kids (ages 2 and 4) loved swimming in the pool daily. Adults could walk to the beach (as long as you're not lugging a playpen). Gracious hosts have thought of everything, including a notebook with recommendations for places to eat. We enjoyed Lemonades, Pages bookstore, and the wood-fired pizza delivered to the door. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martha for your wonderful comments.
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New York, New York

Incredible Summertime Rental

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in several properties throughout Los Angeles County and I have no hesitation in recommending this property, particularly if you have children. It truly was the best experience I've had in renting a property - both the property itself as well as in dealing with its owners, Steve & Lynn.

The house itself was large enough for our family of 4, but was not ostentatious in nature (which we wanted to avoid). Steve and Lynn have done an amazing job in making this house a fun, comfortable, welcoming and relaxing retreat. Everything is there for you - a lovely pool & jacuzzi, 3 large bedrooms, a great living room with a huge flat-screen tv and media center, etc., etc. You really don't have to leave the house to have a wonderful vacation, but if you do, you'll find a great, uncrowded beach just a 5 minute walk away along with all of the restaurants and bars that Manhattan Beach has to offer. The best part, though, was dealing with Steve and Lynn, who were incredibly helpful and always available to answer any questions. A big thanks for Steve & Lynn for letting us rent your home and helping in my effort to convince my family that we should all move to Manhattan Beach in the immediate future!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for your wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you and your family had such a wonderful time at our home in Manhattan Beach. We hope you either find your new home in Manhattan Beach or at least come back to visit again soon.
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Overland Park, KS

Most Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this wonderful property for 10 days and I have nothing but praise for our experience. Our hope was to 'get away from it all' and relax on this vacation - we had no preconceived notions of sightseeing or tourist attractions as we have visited southern California many times over the years. Although there are many excellent features, the big draw for us in choosing this rental was the beautiful outdoor patio/pool/spa area, and we were not disappointed. The location was also ideal and as advertised, within easy walking distance of downtown Manhattan Beach and the Strand - no parking worries! The home itself offered everything we needed to settle in and relax - a fully equipped kitchen, state of the art entertainment system, BBQ grill - you name it. Beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs and beach towels all provided, along with use of the washer/dryer. We biked to the Redondo Pier twice to enjoy the unique atmosphere and fresh seafood there, enjoying the ride through Hermosa and all the way to Palos Verdes one day. The only time we used our car was to visit the nearby Whole Foods and Ralph's grocery store to stock up and savor the fresh produce and seafood that we brought back for grilling and relaxing dinners. Oh, and I must put in a plug for the Manhattan Meats market - friendly, helpful staff and great selection of fresh meats to take 'home' and grill without fighting the traffic.

This was our first experience with VRBO and I really can't say enough good things about it. Even though we didn't meet the owners personally, we couldn't have felt more welcome as guests in their home. The caretakers met us when we checked in and oriented us to the home and were available for questions throughout the week and were so welcoming.

This home would be ideal for families as well. Thank you Steve and Lynn!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawn, Thank you for such a wonderful review of our home and community. We take great pride in both and love sharing them with guest like you and Michael. It's wonderful that you found just what you were looking for in a relaxing vacation. We hope to see you again next time you come to Manhattan Beach. Steve and Lynn
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Berkeley, CA 94707

Great summertime retreat at the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the Johnson's Manhattan Beach house this summer, and it was the best vacation ever. I grew up in MB and wanted my kids to experience the magic of being close to the beach in the summer. The location is fantastic, the house is fantastic, and the owners are very friendly, answer emails quickly and are just plain nice to work with.

The house is very clean and spacious, and we felt right at home. I have three kids, and nobody felt crowded. The open plan kitchen and dining room were a great space for cooking and dining, and dishes, pans and utensils were easy to find. There is plenty of space for clothing--bathroom drawers, closet space and dressers had all been emptied out for guests. There were computers in the children's rooms, which was handy, and the entertainment system in the living room was excellent--and the owners have left detailed instructions. If anything, the house is much roomier than it looks in the pictures on the website. Everyone in our family was also a big fan of Socks, the resident cat. He's very laid back, but he likes to hang out near where people are.

The saltwater pool and jacuzzi are amazing. The pool area is beautifully designed and the landscaping compliments the space. There is plenty of outdoor seating and there is plastic wear on hand for poolside beverages.

My family went to the beach every day, and the beach is just a 5 minute walk away. There were boogie boards and beach chairs at the house, too. My younger kids boogie boarded every day.

Also within 10 minutes' walk is downtown MB, with retail, restaurants, and the classic Manhattan Beach Pier. Grocery stores are within walking distance as well, or a 10 minute drive if you want to go to Whole Foods. The owners leave a sheet of restaurant recommendations.

As an MB native, I really appreciated the low-rise, low-key character of the house. It's quite roomy without feeling ostentatious, and it's is very much in keeping with the original character of this very special town.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea for your wonderful response. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had "The best Summer ever". Manhattan Beach is a very special place and we hope that you will stay with us next time you return to Manhattan Beach.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Robinson School Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Neptunes Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Green Belt
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Manhattan Beach

4 short blocks (less than 6 minute walk) to the Beach and the 26-mile 'Strand' pathway Year round activities include biking, jogging, walking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, and sunbathing. Four (4) strandcruiser bikes are available for your use, as well as beach chairs and beach/pool towels.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rentals are generally from Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning, some exceptions can be made. Please contact with your specific request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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