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Sand Section Studio in Manhattan Beach, ½ Block to the Sand, South End, PARKING!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Studio, 1 Bath, Beach View, Private Entrance/Patio, PARKING!! (Sleeps 2)

It may say STUDIO, but it's so much more....

Welcome to The Surf Room! Come and live and play like a local in our coastal inspired guest apartment, in the highly desired Sand Section just steps from the famous white sand of Manhattan Beach, California. This large 700 square foot studio apartment is located on the lowest floor of our home, with a private entrance, parking and everything that you need to experience beach life at it's best. It's walking distance to the Pier and the downtown area, the heart of the city, which is filled with casual to fine dining restaurants, and boutique shops and retailers.

This home is newly built and completed in May, 2015. It is conveniently located on one of Manhattan Beach's famed walkstreets, six houses from the sand and bike path in the desirable south end.

The Surf Room is our large family beach-oriented studio apartment. It has plenty of room for relaxing, as well as ample storage (hooks for hanging beach paraphernalia, towels and beach bags, cubbies for storage). It has a separate bathroom area with a walk in shower, a bar area for morning coffee and/or afternoon drinks and snacks, lots of seating for just hanging out. Our family enjoys it, and we'd love to share it with you.

Upon request, it can accommodate two adults and possibly a young child (in PackNPlay/mattress on the floor only). Prior approval necessary.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About The Owner

We have lived in Manhattan Beach for 38 years and raised our four children here. In May 2015, we completed the construction of our dream home. With a large and growing family of beach lovers, it's the perfect house. We live in the upper part of the house and are available to answer questions or offer suggestions. We have furnished the apartment in a comfortable beach oriented decor. We will also supply our visitors with everything needed for the perfect vacation at the beach. Our unit is ideal to experience beach life at it's best. We look forward to having you come and visit us.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2005

Why The Owner chose Sand Section

We have moved three times within Manhattan Beach since arriving here in 1977, finally getting to where we wanted to be, just steps from the beach and the Pacific ocean. We built this house from the ground up, incorporating everything that we ever wanted in a beach home. Our property is located in the highly desired south end of the Sand Section. Everything is within walking distance.

What makes this studio unique

Our rental may say "Studio", but it's much much more. We built it for our own four children and their families to use when they visit (as they all live away now), to have place to put their stuff, shower, and relax after a day in the sun and sand with their children. In other words, their own private space to relax and enjoy. The unit includes a large sitting area, bar with refrigerator and microwave, large walk-in shower, lots of storage, Queen-size bed. Unlike most studios, you will sleep in a regular bed and still have a large sitting area to eat and relax in. You will also have access to a patio just outside the door overlooking the beach to sit and sip a glass of wine! Also, parking right outside the door for one car!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a lovely stay, the apartment was fabulous. It was huge really, so comfortable for the three of us and delightful for entertaining, too.

1) There were so many little things left that made me feel really welcome. Like the coffee in the fridge, the sunscreen, the paper towels, the cooking oil, the shampoo. It’s a hard line to know what is ‘junk’ and what people will need, but those things really helped. I rented an apartment last year that had one toilet paper roll and no coffee, and it was hard to get off a plane and have to go shopping for absolutely everything.

2) Loved the roses in the yard, I picked them and put them inside all the time.

3) Thanks for getting the Internet working from long distance. I still had to work so that was vital for me. (*note from owner: we were out of town and the Internet went down due to rainy weather, and we arranged to get it up and running again from across the country).

4) The bikes and boards were great. Well, we didn’t use the boards but we did use the bikes (first time I’ve ridden one in 10 years) and that was very useful indeed.

Thank you, Mica and Phil!
Sep 2010
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Sand Section Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower outside on the patio.
  • The bathroom is large, perfect for rinsing off after the beach with an oversized walk-in shower. The floors are concrete and will stand up to sand and salt water. Towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap supplied.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This studio has a large comfortable sitting area, a dining nook, as well as an area for a Queen size bed. It is set up to accommodate 2 adults. It is possible to include up to two young children on mattresses on the floor (with linens) upon request for an additional fee per night. We can also supply a Pack N Play if needed for a baby or toddler. Maximum occupancy for this studio is two adults, and two children. No pets allowed.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Besides water sports gear, we have roller skates (assorted sizes), beach bags, small coolers, beach tote bags, sand toys, beach chairs. Whatever you may need, just ask, and we probably have it!!


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Sand Section Studio in Manhattan Beach, ½ Block to the Sand, South End, PARKING!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 58 reviews
Carrollton, TX

The best VRBO in South Bay!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve booked and stayed at this location multiple times over the past few months and each time I fall in love with it! Beautiful apartment with wonderful owners! I’ll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding experience in beautiful Manhattan Beach

  • 5 of 5

The property was magnificent. Steps away from the beach along The Strand. Great amenities and access to bikes, boards and anything beach related. Brief walk to downtown Manhattan Beach. Phil and Mica are wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location, terrific hosts

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. It was spotlessly clean and well appointed. Nothing but raves. We'd certainly stay there again on our next trip to MB.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carrollton, TX


  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, centrally located to Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, one block from ocean. Will return soon!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin TN

Surf Room Holiday Cheer

  • 5 of 5

Just a brief note to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed staying in the Surf Room for an extended stay over the Holidays. The Surf Room was clean, spacious and very accommodating and met our needs perfectly. As we were visiting our son and his family who are residents of Manhattan Beach, we used the Surf Room as home base for several weeks... spending our days enjoying our family, Manhattan Beach and the greater LA area and our nights in a warm and friendly studio apartment. We walked everywhere! The location is great... very close to the beach, to downtown MB with its wonderful restaurants and shops, and to our family. And it was great to relax and unwind on the private outdoor patio... both scenic and relaxing given the attractive landscaping. All in all, an great experience and we would certainly choose to stay here again. Thanks for helping to make our holidays so special!

Donna and Gary

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrollton, TX

Location. Location. Location.

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved everything about this studio apartment in Manhattan Beach -- location, decoration, layout. Very clean and comfortable. I have already booked this place again next month!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak- Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
Many in downtown Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach
Nearest Beach
1/2 block down the hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Beach Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Manhattan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hermosa Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
405 Freeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Village Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's
Nearest Point of Interest
Plaza El Segundo
Nearest Point of Interest
Live Oak Park and Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Von's grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Our property is located in the highly desired south end Sand Section of Manhattan Beach, just steps from it's famous white sand beaches. It is walking distance to the Pier and our downtown area, the heart of the city, which is filled with casual to fine dining restaurants, boutique shops and retailers. Everything that you need is a pleasant stroll away. Manhattan Beach is conveniently located near the airport, downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland and other amusement parks, theaters, shopping malls, museums, and of course Hollywood and Beverly Hills.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

There is also a cleaning fee of $100. If your stay is 2 weeks or more, the fee is $125, which will include extra linens for your use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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