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Enchanting Spanish Duplex with Ocean Views...1 Block to Beach!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach, grab your surfboard and walk down to the best surf spot in the South Bay. Or simply breath in the fresh ocean air and relish the fabulous perfect sunny weather and laid back attitude that Southern California is famous for. Great restaurants are within walking distance. The Strand sidewalk runs north and south for 26 miles along the beach. If you live an active lifestyle, you won't need a car!

Our cozy duplex was built in 1932 and has been continuously remodeled over the past decade but we've managed to keep all the charming elements. A few years ago, we hired an interior designer to refurnish everything from the furniture to the silverware. There's a Beautyrest queen mattress in the master bedroom with high end linens. Leather furniture throughout the family room. A fully stocked kitchen with everything you'll need to create a fantastic meal. 2 flat screen HD TV's and Frontier FIOS high speed cable and wireless internet. The bathroom was remodeled with a favorite spa in mind. The walk in shower includes dual rain shower heads, body jets and river rocks to massage your feet. There are hardwood and travertine floors throughout. The second bedroom includes a twin size bed.

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Amenities

Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do your best to AVOID USING the garbage disposal in the kitchen and DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper in the bathroom.
  • No pets are permitted without written approval from Homeowner.
  • Parking is limited to 2 vehicles parked perpendicular to the house on the driveway.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower includes 2 rain shower heads and 2 body jets
  • Recently remodeled bathroom includes slate tile, river rocks, dual shower heads, and soft close Toto toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • 1 Queen size Bed with pillow-top mattress and luxurious sheets 1 Twin or Single Bed with memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Enchanting Spanish Duplex with Ocean Views...1 Block to Beach!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
5

January at the strand

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and user friendly. Filtered water, Nespresso machine, towels galore, the list of reasons why the week was exceptional is longer than I can write. Jeanette was responsive and speedy in her support while we stayed in the apartment. Walking in and around the area was a highlight for us. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Karen. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time. We would love to have you back!
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5

Great place - great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with this lovely beach house. All the amenities you could want in a house. Fully stocked kitchen, towels, beautifully appointed. Perfect for a stay in the Manhattan Beach area. Looking forward to staying there on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norman, the pleasure was all ours! I hope you had a wonderful visit with your family. Thank you for taking care of the place. We look forward to hosting you and Elle again.
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Wyk Germany
4

The apartment was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located only one block from the beach on the north end of MB called El Porto. Easy access to major malls and shopping areas. Ten minutes drive to the major shops and restaurants of MB. Parking in front is very nice, important as parking is otherwise a pain. The separated beach pedestrian and bike paths make for enjoyable use for everyone.

It’s a typical beach house with some very amateurish carpentry, uneven steps, cabinets that don’t open all the way, etc, but well equipped with a small kitchen eating area, comfy living room with TV and desk. The main queen bedroom with a comfortable bed is small but plenty of storage space and a 2nd flat screen TV. Bathroom is again small but has nice shower with various outlets. The 2nd bedroom is downstairs with a single bed, good for storage.

I had only two drawbacks. The owners live in Florida so any difficulty has to be resolved over email, phone or text. Response time was quite good but laborious. For example, we had trouble getting the tv to play which an on-site owner could have probably resolved in minutes. And the cable company offerings didn’t include a single sports channel, something the owner didn’t know. The other drawback (which is clearly stated on the website) is the lack of anywhere to sit outside

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would easily recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"Lovely Beach Getaway"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks while we visited family in the area. The apartment is super clean and steps from the beach. As soon as we walked in, we felt instantly at home. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful despite the homes being located close together (as in all beach communities). We enjoyed seeing the locals gather at the end of day on the Strand, to watch the sunset together. You could tell there was a cohesiveness to the community, which added a nice sense of security and peace to our visit.

The owner was a dream to work with and was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped (including a BBQ on the deck). It was also a plus to have 2 parking spots. We would absolutely recommend this property and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for a summer family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I booked this location because of its proximity to the beach. Did not expect it to be as close as it was...basically down the hill and access to the beach was easy. Loved the vibe of the place. It was cozy and felt like the perfect beach house.

It was also close to some great eateries. Manhattan Beach is also very family friendly, so if you have young kids and want a beach getaway, this is an ideal place to do it.

It definitely felt like a home away from home and the neighbors were lovely too. I highly recommend this place. I'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Definitely will stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom apartment was great! The host was amazing - everything was very neat and clean. Only a block away from the beach which was a plus. Can't wait to come back and stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Jeanette Ferrera
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Jeanette Ferrera

My husband and I currently live bi-coastally - we spend most of the year in Florida and head out to our Manhattan Beach bungalow in the summer. The rest of the year, we like to share our beach pad with other families either relocating to the area, on extended vacations or short business contracts. We are excited about sharing our home with you!

Jeanette Ferrera purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeanette Ferrera chose Sand Section

Ever since I moved to the South Bay in 1999, I fell in love with it. The locals are fantastic. The lifestyle is perfect. After working all week, I would park my car on Friday and it wouldn't move all weekend. I have great memories of rollerblading on the Strand with my 2 dogs. We would meet up with friends and eat/drink at the local restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. The weather couldn't be any better and the beaches are beautiful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay and Jeanette was a wonderful host. Everything was just as advertised, clean, very well kept, nicely decorated and organized. Jeanette was very responsive, plus went out of her way to help with some specific needs we had. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again, Jeanette! We hope to be back!
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Map

North End Cafe
"Best breakfast in town!"
Whole Foods Market
"High end grocery store"
Manhattan Meats
"Best local market with amazing meat, chicken, lamb, and fish."
Manhattan Beach Post
"Delicious dinner spot in downtown Manhattan Beach. Highly recommend making a reservation in..."
Santa Monica Pier
"The mini carnival offers rides that are great fun for kids ages 3 and up. A solar powered f..."
Venice Beach (California)
"Take a day long bike ride along the Strand bike path and check out the infamous Venice Beach."
The Getty Center
Hollywood Bowl
"Famous outdoor amphitheater"
Lemonade
"Great gourmet deli - very kid friendly. Located at Metlox Plaza in downtown Manhattan Beach."
Le Pain Quotidien
"Yummy gourmet bakery that serves breakfast & lunch (omelets, salads, tartines, etc.). Locat..."
Farmers Market
"Great place to get locally grown produce, vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, eggs, grass fe..."
The Strand House
"Delicious lunch, dinner, or just drinks overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manhattan Beach Pier."
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
"Local favorite breakfast spot. Super yummy pancakes."
Spot the Natural Food Restaurant
"Yummy vegetarian dinner."
Captain Kidds Fish Market & Restaurant
"Super casual fish market/restaurant near the Redondo Beach Pier. Buy the freshest fish to g..."
Main Street Santa Monica
Hermosa Beach Pier
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fish Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lakes at El Segundo
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Douglas Green Line Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
105 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fish Bar
Nearest Ski
118 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
33 Metres
North Manhattan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Katsu Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
North End Caffe
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Meats
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Final Cleaning Fee $200

Rental fee includes all utilities (water, gas, electric), FIOS high speed wireless Internet & Cable, bi-weekly housekeeping and 2 parking spaces - everything except a phone line.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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