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South Redondo, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Cottage400 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Guest House, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

The Cottage in the Garden is located behind our South Redondo home in a quiet residential neighborhood. There is a private spa located at the rear of the property. We are a 15 to 20 minute walk to the beach, or a quick ride on one of our complimentary bikes.

On entering the Cottage one has the impression they are in a mountain cabin. There are vintage skis and a sled mounted on knotty pine walls. While there is no kitchen, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and dishes. Enjoy breakfast in the Cottage, or sitting on the deck. One can hear birds singing, the bubbling fountain, and the gentle ringing of chimes.

After breakfast don your shorts, grab towels, beach chairs, a picnic lunch, and head to the beach. Walk barefoot in the sand. Ride bikes from Torrance to Santa Monica. Head to the Redondo Beach Pier, a short distance away. The Pier offers water activities, souvenir shops, restaurants and photo opportunities.

Later return to the Cottage to get refreshed. Watch the birds splash in the bird bath, the hummingbirds feed on the fuschias, and enjoy the late afternoon breeze. Or, read a good book from our bookcase while sitting in the recliner, or the glider.

It is then time to think about dinner, but first, return to the beach to watch a spectacular sunset. Afterward head to the Riviera Village for dinner. After dinner it is back to the Cottage to star gaze while sitting in the relaxing spa. Finish your day in our comfy down bed.

By the end of your stay, you will feel like you have truly had a vacation.

Pam Absher

Bill Nevarez

Keywords: The Cottage in the Garden, South Redondo Beach Guest House, Studio, Cottage, Quiet, Peaceful, Relaxing, Spa/Hot Tub/Jacuzzi,


Pam Absher

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Pam Absher

We are a family of three, all native Californians. Pam grew up in Redondo Beach and is an insurance adjuster. Bill is an aerospace engineer and the resident handy man. Susannah is attending college studying to be a Music Therapist. We love to travel and we are active in our Church.

Pam Absher purchased this Cottage in 1988

Why Pam Absher chose South Redondo

Redondo Beach is a casual beach town. We moved to the Avenues due to the proximate to the beach and the Riviera Village. The Cottage was our place to escape before we added on to our home. It now allows us to share our little slice of heaven with others.

What makes this Cottage unique

We are approximately 7 blocks east of the Pacific Ocean. South Redondo Beach is 12 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport. We are close to the Palos Verdes Peninsula which has whale watching, hiking trails, tide pools, and beautiful sunsets. One can catch the ferry boat from San Pedro, or Long Beach, to Catalina Island, a quaint resort island 25 miles off the coast. We can be used as a hub to enjoy the many offerings in Los Angeles and Orange County, Disneyland/California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Long Beach Aquarium, Los Angeles Zoo, and the Getty Center.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • One Queen size Bed with a Feather bed on top of the mattress and a down comforter. Full Size Futon


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Shower only.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Seven blocks from the Pacific Ocean.


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      In the Garage, shared with homeowner
                    • Heating
                      Wall heater.
                    • Internet
                      High Speed Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      The Cottage has a futon, recliner, and a glider.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of street parking.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      In the Garage, shared with homeowner
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is no separate dining area. We do have TV trays. One can eat outside on the deck.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  32' Flat Screen HDTV, with cable.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                    • Golf
                                      El Terranea is nearby
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak and Paddleboard rentals are at the Redondo Beach Pier
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Located in the garage.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nearby, at Alta Vista, or the local high school
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Local shops rent surfboards.


                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Secluded in the garden at the rear of the property, adjacent to the cottage.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The Cottage does not have a kitchen. It has a refreshment area with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, and dishes. The spa is located in the private garden, which is alongside the Cottage. There is a deck to enjoy your morning breakfast. The owners are on-site and willing to help make your vacation memorable.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  77 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fantastic stay at The Cottage

                                                                  david l.

                                                                  My brother and I had a wonderful time at The Cottage. I met Pam on arrival and found her to be super nice and provided great recommendations. Despite me arriving very early on the day of check in, Pam went out of her way to have the cottage cleaned and ready. Thanks so much! The cottage is great. My brother slept on the bed and I took the comfortable futon. The cottage has a very comfortable, home-like feel to it. It is located in an awesome area. About a 20 min walk to the beach and about a 30 min walk to the Redondo Pier, but by car you can get there within a few minutes and park in the parking structure. Parked right in front of the property with ease. I would highly recommend this property. Dave

                                                                  Great Accommodation

                                                                  Leanne B.

                                                                  My husband and I stayed at the cottage for 9 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was great, in a nice quiet area and close to restaurants, shopping and the beaches. Pam and Bill were very friendly and made our stay a pleasure. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We made good use of the bicycles available and appreciated the ideas and recommendations of our hosts.

                                                                  Great vacation!

                                                                  Dylan L.Madison, WI

                                                                  Pam and Bill were extremely accommodating, and they made sure that we had everything we needed to make the most of our vacation. Our first night, we arrived late in the evening and were hungry, and Pam went out of her way to drive us into town to grab a bite. Their cottage was close to the beach, tons of great restaurants, and little shops around town. We were able to enjoy rides along the beach with the bikes they provided, and they also made it easy to get around town to explore and pick up groceries at the nearby Trader Joes. Pam and Bill offered recommendations on places to go and things to do, which was great as it was our first time in the area. Their cottage is in a great location, and we were able to take very reasonable uber rides to Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica during our trip. Their jacuzzi was a perfect way to end the day, and we used it almost every night. We would stay with Pam and Bill again in a heartbeat, and highly recommend this vacation spot!

                                                                  Great location!

                                                                  Leisa Y.

                                                                  Pam and Bill are very nice hosts and can tell you everything there is to do as a visitor. This is a great location with a very comfortable accommodation. The neighbourhood is nice and quiet, close to the beach and reasonable restaurants. We would definately return.

                                                                  Fabulous Trip!

                                                                  My husband and I had the enormous pleasure of staying at Pam & Bill’s Cottage in the Garden at the end of July. Thanks to Pam & Bill we had the most amazing holiday! We couldn’t have loved the cottage anymore and their recommendations and assistance were invaluable. Their bikes were great, especially having locks & helmets. My husband and I rode along the strand almost every day and so enjoyed a relaxing hot tub on our return. Pam & Bill are fantastic and because of their hospitality, we feel like we have a home in L.A. Thanks again Pam & Bill for everything and we look extremely forward to returning!

                                                                  Lovely Cottage in the Garden

                                                                  Laurie L.

                                                                  The Cottage is lovely, secluded and quiet. Peaceful and restful. The homeowners are very warm, friendly, and helpful. Any needs of a guest were anticipated. My husband and I both quite enjoyed our stay, and will return.


                                                                  South Redondo, Redondo Beach, CA, USA

                                                                  Redondo Beach Pier. Harbor Cruises. Whale Watching. Bike Path. Farmer's Market. Tide Pools. Library. Seaside Lagoon. Wilderness Park. Hiking Trails.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  30 Day no refund Cancellation Policy. Cancellations prior to 30 days, full refund less $25 processing fee

                                                                  77 Reviews
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