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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Do you need a place to get away to but still be near it all?

Whether you need a home to stay in for a weekend getaway or even want to visit family and friends in the south bay, you will love to stay at “”Our Family Get-a-way” This short term rental is more than a house, it’s a home. Our family has lived here for over thirty years and made friends with our wonderful neighbors on this quiet, residential street, which is walking distance from parks, a supermarket, and just a short distance from the beach. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a vacation, or to just live in a “home.” This house is very comfortable with a much updated large kitchen, and a very beautiful backyard. The home comes with Wifi, DVD player, WII, 5 TV’s, great family room ”Pub” and free telephone service. The kids will love to enjoy making smore's in the fire pit.

The home is in south Torrance near all the South Bay cities: Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes. There is a barbecue grill and all the things your family will enjoy: Darts, bumper pool, Large screen T.V. and with all the amenities you’d expect: It has an subzero refrigerator, brand new kitchen aide dish washer, a thermador double oven, brand new thermador 6 burner gas stove top. The family room has wine refrigerator, and surround sound for family movie nights or just watching sports.

If you are in town on business, why bother with a corporate apartment? Stay in a comfortable place with everything you need. Come home to Our Family Get a Way.

This house is available for short-term housing accommodations and as corporate housing. It is a single family home tailored for business travelers, short-term business assignments, consultants, project managers, relocations, real estate transition, extended family, vacation stays, traveling nurses, military relocation, professional athletes, insurance housing for displaced home owners, corporate retreats, corporate getaways and other travelers.

There is a queen size bed in three of the bedrooms, and a trundle bed ( two twins) in the fourth bedroom, and a crib also in that room.

More Details

Owner
Sheri Hester
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Sheri Hester

Sheri is a retired teacher and owns a tutoring business in Torrance. Gene is now fully retired, his hobby is working in the garden Why cram your family into expensive hotels when you can stay in a comfortable unit with all the comforts of home! Totally furnished with everything you need, linens, towels, 5 flat screen TV's, comfy beds brand new front loading washer, dryer and a fully stocked kitchen (pots & pans, dishes) with new appliances and a new charcoal/propane BBQ in your own secluded back yard with small fire pit and heaters

Sheri Hester purchased this house in 1983

What makes this house unique

Testimonial::::I also thought if you would like to use any of our e-mails or thank you's for the vacation rental site you are certainly welcome to do so. Some of the people on the different sites added reviews from their guest book. I know I read an awful lot of the reviews when I was looking for a house it seemed different people commented on different things, all very helpful.. know that your house worked out great for Al's elderly parents and their special needs, that was a real plus. The crib and porta crib on different floors were perfect for my precious 2 week old grandson. Your extra tables and chairs in the garage certainly made serving and extra seating easy. Thanks again so much.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Testimonial::::I also thought if you would like to use any of our e-mails or thankyou's for the vacation rental site you are certainly welcome to do so. Some of the people on the different sites added reviews from their guest book. I know I read an awful lot of the reviews when I was looking for a house it seemed different people commented on different things, all very helpful.. know that your house worked out great for Al's elderly parents and their special needs, that was a real plus. The crib and porta crib on different floors were perfect for my precious 2 week old grandson. Your extra tables and chairs in the garage certainly made serving and extra seating easy. Thanks again so much.
Jun 2009
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Amenities

Southwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is in the master bedroom and the guest room, very comfortable and fairly new, Both rooms have a flat screen TV , Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A gorgeous family oriented home a mile and a half from beach

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

FOR SEPT .Ask about our September special
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews
5

Our stay was better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Great host. Roomy home. Beautiful backyard. Close to the beach and the grocery store. One point of clarification.... the description of the property says there are 3 queen beds. One of those beds is a futon in the office, that folds down to a queen size bed, but each side of the bed is somewhat separated from the other. One side of the bed is kind of angled down, so our grown daughters who were sharing the room reported that is wasn't that comfortable. The couch in the family room is very comfortable and a great alternative or an additional sleeping spot. Hope that helps for planning purposes.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Hester's this past week. Well equipped and spacious. We had a large dinner party and everything was there that we needed. The house has no air conditioning so it was warm when we arrived but opening the windows and turning on all the fans soon cooled the house nicely. Christine was responsive to all our questions. Even helped arrange a last minute babysitter!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, lovely suburb, warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this beautiful house for a week. We were a party of seven: four adults and three teenagers. We were met by Christine, Gene and Sheri's person on the spot, who greeted us so warmly and showed us how everything worked. Our trip to California was for our daughter's 40th birthday and when she found that out, Christine even came up with a birthday cake which really was beyond the call of duty! It was great to know we had someone there we could speak to if anything went wrong (it didn't!). The house was clean and well-stocked. Plenty of restaurants and shops close by. The garden was nice and the BBQ worked so well that we ate dinner twice around the table in the garden. Washing and drying facilities were high-capacity and very useful. Torrance was unexpectedly lovely and only a short distance from Redondo Beach which was also a pleasant surprise. The Friday night classic car cruise at Ruby's Diner was excellent.

We can thoroughly recommend this property and the very nice people who own and run it. We could not have found a better place to stay. Thanks so much.

Barry and Vivien

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

This house was great! Plenty of room for our entire party with a sweet back yard to relax in. We enjoyed playing darts, scrabble, cards at the large dining room table, and hot tub time. It was great having a cooler and beach chairs to use for our trips to the beach. The location was perfect for all of the events we attended for a family wedding. Only drawback was the shower height. Kind of difficult for tall people.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This home exceeded our expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this home to family and friends!

This was our first experience renting a home for vacation and wasn't sure what to expect. The stay helped us to have one of the best family vacations ever! Gene and Sheri answered our questions quickly and thoroughly throughout the whole process. Christine, who helps with the onsite needs of the home, was the best! She was very personable, gave a detailed walk-through, and showed concern that all our needs regarding the house were met.

The home is beautiful and family friendly. My grandchildren loved the den area with all the fun games that were available to them. My favorite room was the kitchen, beautiful new appliances and space for several people to cook at the same time. I also loved that there was a washer and dryer that was new, modern and easy to use.

Here are comments from other family members who stayed at the home:

...home was way better than the pictures

...very clean

...great host

...great location

...great space

...lots of amenities

...extremely accommodating

...loved that it was close to the beach

Thank you Gene and Sheri for sharing your home with us!

Alyce

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home and owners

  • 5 of 5

The home and yard is better than the pictures show. The rooms are larger than the pictures show, especially the game/den room, it is awesome.

The owners answered every question, and if needed they came to house to help with anything needed.

I highly recommend this home to anyone wanting space, privacy, and excellent landlords.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX - Los Angeles International
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Amtrak - Union Station
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Redondo Beach
Car: necessary

Torrance/Redondo Beach, Ca is an incredible beach city located just 15 minutes away from the LAX airport. Enjoy Redondo King Harbor and Hollywood Rivera village, for great food, and Live entertainment or Manhattan Beach Pier area for nightly entertainment. Bike ride, jog, walk or skate the beach path from Palos Verdes to Santa Monica...Take advantage of the other outdoor activities offered at the beach such as Surfing, Swimming, Fishing, Diving, Volleyball, Boating, Whale Watching, or just relaxing on the beach or enjoying the spectacular sunsets.

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Rates & Availability

Southwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
May 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $750

* Our Owner Representative is named Christine Fischer. She helps us with property management when we are away.

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.
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