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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 two children.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak- Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
Many in downtown Manhattan 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.


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. The floors are concrete and will stand up to sand and salt water.
  • 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. We can also accommodate up to two young children on mattresses (with linens) upon request for an additional fee. We also have a Pack N Play if needed for a baby or toddler. Maximum occupancy for this studio is two adults, and two children. No pets.
  • 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 4.980769 based on 53 reviews
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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Had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

The surf room had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owners were very nice and communicated all the details needed to make our stay safe and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this property and location.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the surf room was very enjoyable and relaxing. The room had everything we needed and had use of bikes, boogie boards and beach chairs. The location is close to the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Overall a very fun experience and looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, convenient to the beach and town

  • 5 of 5

Mica and Phil's Surf Room is as nice as advertised. Their property is beautiful! We had a great time walking the beaches, watching sunsets, taking in the town and the art & crafts hometown fair event over this past weekend. We actually prepared most of our meals (using the grill) while enjoying the early evenings on the Surf Room outdoor patio! The only thing we would do different next time would be to skip the rental car as everything we needed for a relaxing beach vacation was within convenient walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely beach location and super easy rental!

  • 5 of 5

The studio was the perfect location for us! Super easy walking distance to downtown Manhattan Beach (Acai bowls! Early morning breakfast at The Kettle! Stroll to lunch at Lemonade! Yummy Mexican food dinner at El Sombrero!). And plenty of beach time, including walking/running the Strand both north and south (south to Hermosa Beach for yummy dinner at Fritto Misto!). We relaxed in the studio during the evenings. And transportation to LAX was super quick, it's just 15 min away which is important when dealing with the craziness of LAX/traffic. Overall, wonderful stay! Enabled us to do all our favorite things in the South Bay! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were amazing! Gave some great recommendations and provided us at no additional cost boogie boards and bikes.

A block from the sand, quiet at night.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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