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Family Home with Solar Pool in Fabulous Manhattan Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10), ping pong, great family space


VRBO quote is ONLY an ESTIMATE of prices. Contact owner for accurate quote, depending on number of people renting, length of stay, time of year. Quote is for 8 guests maximum. Additional guests are charged $50 per day each.

Availability: June through September 15, or on request

Manhattan Beach now requires that "short-term rentals" be 30 days. We will rent for 21 days or longer and adjust the monthly rate accordingly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

PROPERTY LOCATION near Roseecrans and Pine Avenue.

A very comfortable family home, great for kids of all ages. Pool and jacuzzi are now solar heated, 2011. Backyard is great for lounging, swimming, BBQs, and reading, a great entertaining spot. Exterior newly painted, interiors are clean, bright, and 'tropical'. Great for entertaining, the downstairs kitchen is fully equipped. Downstairs cozy living room with fireplace seats 8-10, full dining room seats 8+. Upstairs large family room, 20'X 20', with ping pong table, TV entertainment center, and attached study. Lots of light, bright and cheery. The dining and living room open to the back yard and view the 8 foot deep swimming pool with attached jacuzzi. Newly replastered, this dark bottom pool is chlorine free. You could actually drink the water. Three bedrooms upstairs. Two are on the west side looking over the backyard and towards the ocean and beautiful sunsets with queen beds. The master bedroom has a beautiful king bed, with blackout drapery and private bath. You can sleep till noon! Bath has a double-sink counter, soaking tub, large shower, and separate toilet space with door. Glass wall bricks allow for maximum light at all times. The upstairs bathroom was completely remodeled in 12/2013 with beautiful porcelain tile, double sinks, and a great tub/shower. Shower head is 7 feet, with a double handle setting for temperature and water flow.

Downstairs den/bedroom has a double bed off the kitchen area. The downstairs guest bath is a half bath.

Renters are allowed to use four bicycles. Be sure to use lock because of bike theft. Walk to the beach down the central jogging path through the west part of town. We are within one hour of most attractions in Los Angeles, but the neighborhood is beach casual with LOTS of fantastic restaurants to choose from. The beach 'Strand' (an eight foot wide cement path) allows walkers and bicyclists or skaters the opportunity to enjoy the beach without the sand, which runs from the base of Palos Verdes to Santa Monica. Beach volleyball is a favorite, even professional tournaments, and fireworks on July 4th.

Come and visit this great vacation spot! Manhattan Beach has everything for a family vacation.

You can't go wrong with this lovely home, priced right.

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Nancy and Pat Donahoe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Nancy and Pat Donahoe

A retired husband and wife who enjoy traveling. We are both previous educators, husband was a principal with LAUSD, and we enjoy biking, swimming, movies, reading, and life.

Nancy and Pat Donahoe purchased this house in 1992

Why Nancy and Pat Donahoe chose Sand Section

Very few rental properties in Manhattan Beach have a pool. With a non-chlorine treatment, it is safe for even the youngest swimmers. We came here to enjoy the many family activities that are planned throughout the year, to participate in beach and Strand activities such as volleyball tournaments, and live in a safe community with great schools.

What makes this house unique

Solar heated pool and Jacuzzi make this home enjoyable inside or out. Restful backyard is great for lounging, entertaining, and reading. The floor plan is comfortable and everyone can find a place for themselves to enjoy.


Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs guest bathroom is a half bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Inflatable twin Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Family Home with Solar Pool in Fabulous Manhattan Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Lovely spacious vacation home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this home in July 2014 for a week and it had enough room for eight adults. It was very well equipped with a large kitchen, separate dining room, two comfortable sitting rooms - the upstairs room had a very large TV with netflix available and a table tennis table. There were plenty of towels, including beach towels, and such amenities as hair dryers, shampoos, washing powder. There was room for both our rental cars on the drive. The younger generation enjoyed swimming in the pool, though it wasn't quite warm enough to tempt all of us! We enjoyed the proximity to the airport, mall (lovely yet economical restaurant called "Islands" is within walking distance) and beach. We enjoyed Universal Studios and Hollywood when we had the cars.

On the downside, we found the layout a bit awkward, mainly because the king sized bedroom has two doors, one which leads to the family room where we all liked to hang out, and the other leads to the two other bedrooms - so it became a corridor of sorts. The main reason we didn't give this a five star rating was because the dishwasher was ineffective in cleaning dishes, yet everyone before us had been using it so all the dishes were dirty when we went to use them. (We mentioned this to Nancy's son who was very helpful and friendly.) We would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A new dishwasher is on the way! Should be installed by September 30, 2014.
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Wheaton IL

Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

I took 3 teenagers to explore the Los Angeles area and this house was a perfect fit. It was everything we needed for a wonderful family time. We walked into town, we enjoyed the beaches, we found amazing restaurants. The pool and jacuzzi were a great way to wind down after busy days in Hollywood or on the beach. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big House

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It was perfect for our large family. The hot tub, pool and ping pong table were really fun. No complaints! Owners were very responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family House!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house for our California vacation! It was even better than it looked online. Everything was well-maintained and clean. We are a family of 6 and there was plenty of space for all of us, plus dinner guests on occasion. The rec room was especially popular - lots of ping pong going on when they weren't in the fabulous pool! The owners were very nice to work with, too! I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Polynesia Family

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay, the house is very big, perfect for a large family, very well placed and especially very good hospitality of the owners: place so quiet !!! perfect

I recommend for every family !!!!

thank you again to pat and Nancy

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Belamar Hotel. Numerous bars within 1-2 miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Long Beach/San Pedro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Lakes, El Segundo. Trump Trails is 12 miles.
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Downtown Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405 FWY. Nearby: 110 and 105
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Belamar Hotel. Numerous restaurants 1-3 miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear and Bear Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manhattan Beach, 20 beach miles: Santa Monica-PV
Car: necessary

Before reading about our wonderful home, please be advised that the City of Manhattan Beach has ruled that residents may no longer have short-term rentals. We may only accept rentals of 21 or more days, or one month. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Manhattan Beach is a fun, athletic town, filled with family activities, the beach, restaurants, parks, and easy access to a multitude of theme parks, Catalina Island, and entertainment venues. Our favorite activity is biking along the Strand, a 10 foot wide cement pathway that runs 22 miles from Santa Monica to Palos Verdes. We usually ride from MB north to Marina del Rey or south to Redondo Beach, and often stop for breakfast along the way. Some favorite restaurants are Scotty's, The Good Stuff, Hennessey's, and Playa in Hermosa Beach. Redondo pier is a mecca for bird watching, including pelicans, seagulls, a heron or two, and lots of local fisherman. The house has 4 bikes which are available, and bike rental is available at Hermosa Cyclery, in the alley off Hermosa pier. Another highlight is the Veteran's Parkway that runs north-south through the west side of town. Once a rail line, it now is a great walking or jogging trail. Walking the Parkway to downtown MB takes about 15 minutes. Only about 5 minutes walk east is the Manhattan Beach Mall, filled with your favorite shops and great restaurants. Across Rosecrans and Sepulveda is also the El Segundo Plaza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Pool Rental per week $150
Pool heating per week $125


Cleaning Fee: $200. Minimum 2 cleanings per month.
Electricity fee is determined by guest use. $100 is minimum fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.