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Steps to the sand! Luxury oceanview home on walk street!

Sand Section, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Picturesque ocean view beach cottage on a quiet walk street. Approximately 150 yards from the broad sandy beach of Santa Monica Bay stretching from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Short walk to downtown Manhattan Beach restaurants, shops, bars, beach, bike path, pier and more.

Single Family home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, den (sunroom) with queen pull out couch, kitchen, and front and back patios. Master Bedroom has ensuite bath and walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom features a twin bed with pull-out trundle. New kitchen has custom appliances and marble counters. Completely new bathrooms-master bath with dual showers. Back patio has bar-b-que, dining table, lounge area, and outdoor shower to rinse off beach sand. New and comfortable craftsmen furnishings throughout.

The house has both front and rear entries. It has 2 washers and dryers, and garage parking for your convenience. 3 flat screen TVs, FIOS HDTV, Cable & Wi-Fi. Bikes, beach chairs and cooler for your use.

Friendly, local owners available for your convenience. Baby crib, pack and play, stroller and toys available upon request.

Keywords: Single family house, walk to beach, oceanview, walk to town

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Kristen

The owners, Jane and Terry, have been Manhattan locals for 30 years. They live nearby and can offer advice, information and personal attention during your stay at the Beach Cottage.

Kristen purchased this House in 1995

Why Kristen chose Sand Section

Our family purchased our beach cottage to enjoy the unique small town environment of Manhattan Beach….Manhattan is only twenty minutes from downtown Los Angeles and ten minutes from LAX but a million miles away from the tempo of the big city. Now that our children are grown we have the opportunity to share our second home with others.

What makes this House unique

The Cottage is located on a quiet residential walk street two short blocks from the sand, water, strand and v-ball courts. It is a quick walk to MB Pier, restaurants, Farmer's Market (Tues. 11-5), The Plaza, and several grocery stores (Vons on MB Blvd and Boccato's on Highland and Longfellow). We are 15 mins from LAX, and 40 minutes from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. If Christmas is a travel time for you, don't miss viewing the amazing Manhattan Beach fireworks show from our balcony or from the beach sand.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Sunroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, or blow up mattress for use in sunroom
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Bathroom ensuite
      • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen size pull-out couch in Sunroom.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower
      • Master Bath has large enclosed shower with dual showers and seating areas.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Ocean view from living room, front deck and front patio.
        • Beachfront
          Steps to best beach in Manhattan-4th Street!
        • Ocean View
          Ocean view from living room, front deck and front patio.
        • Village
          Walk to downtown Manhattan Beach for restaurants, bars, and shopping


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      (1) One in garage
                    • Garage
                      One parking space in garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Living Room
                      Living room and adjacent kitchen island/bar provides seating for eight people. Sliding glass windows open to outside front deck with seating for four.
                    • Telephone
                      Land-land telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      (2) One in home. One in garage
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Verizon Internet


                        • Microwave
                          New built-in microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic Coffee Maker and French Press coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          New built-in dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Outfitted for a chef. New kitchen with all new stainless appliances, granite counter tops
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Complete including immersion blender, regular blender, spaghetti pot, cutting boards, pizza pan, paella pan, vegetable grill pan.
                        • Oven
                          New large stainless built-in oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          New stainless with water service and automatic ice maker
                        • Stove
                          New six-burner stainless stove top and hood.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster and toaster oven


                            • Dining
                              Portable tables and chairs for four plus.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Many from Oprah's book club selections and more.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Corn hull, volleyball, trac ball...
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Verizon Cable TV, Internet, WiFi, Wireless or hard-wire Router.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Three (3) televisions
                                • Toys


                                    • Balcony
                                      Ocean View Front Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      5 bicycles, 5 helmets and locks. The bikes are marked 220 4th St. Others belong to long term renters.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Rear Private Patio with table and umbrella, chairs, sofa, coffee table, and BBQ.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Front Patio with table, chairs and umbrella, and rose garden. Ocean view.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Manhattan Beach Live Oak Park and Manhattan Country Club (members)


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • museums
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • festivals
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • For larger groups consider combing our next door neighbor's house that sleeps 4. VRBO # 336 386.

                                                              38 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Quintessential Manhattan Beach Bungalow

                                                              Christine C.

                                                              I lived in Hermosa Beach/Manhattan Beach for many years before moving to Santa Fe, NM and so have specific and high standards for what qualifies as the perfect Manhattan Beach living experience. This home checks the entire list: First, it is a cute, single-story beach cottage -- very nicely remodeled but still authentic. Everyone ogles the monstrous, three-story homes on the strand but I'll take a beach bungalow any time. Second, it is on a walk street west of Highland, which means it is quiet, has unobstructed ocean views, looks/feels like a real neighborhood and is less than three short blocks to the beach. The street where the home is located is close enough to downtown Manhattan Beach to enable you to abandon your car and just walk to restaurants, shops etc.

                                                              The home itself is very comfortable, with a large master suite, very comfortable office/den and updated kitchen. It was fully stocked with everything necessary. Importantly, there is also a garage. Finding street parking in this area, especially during tourist season, is challenging in this neighborhood so having a garage is a huge bonus. In addition, the owners also provide a full arsenal of beach gear: umbrellas, beach chairs, cooler, etc. etc. Not to mention bikes, a skateboard and pretty much any other piece of gear you would want to transform into a beach bum.

                                                              I also found the owners to be very responsive to my questions. Their hospitality and the home's charm, comfort and location made this a perfect week-long vacation back in my old neighborhood.

                                                              I did notice a previous visitor who noted the home construction on the lot next door. While workers did arrive Mon-Thurs. at around 8 a.m. we did not have a problem with noise during our stay. Construction is a fact of life in this area as people buy charming homes such as this one, tear them down and build hotel-like monstrosities that block the sun. Generally speaking, it may be good for anyone visiting the South Bay beach cities to first inquire about construction in the immediate neighborhood. However, I can't recommend this home highly enough. We had a wonderful time staying here.

                                                              A comfortable and lovely home.

                                                              Diane B.New York, NY, US

                                                              My family enjoyed our two weeks in this very comfortable home, ideally located in Manhattan beach with excellent access to the Beach, the Strand, and town. All aspects of the home- sheets, towels, lighting, comfortable furniture, and well equipped kitchen enabled us to have a wonderful time. We hope to return !

                                                              Outstanding beach cottage

                                                              SD M.Koloa, HI

                                                              Loved my 2+ weeks long stay here. The home was exceptionally well-stocked and provided everything needed for a comfortable vacation stay. The walk street location close to the beach was fabulous. The owners - who live nearby - were very friendly and helpful, as well. I look forward to returning.

                                                              Great Place to Relax and Refuel!

                                                              Beverly D.

                                                              We enjoyed our visit here in the fall of 2017! Very easy drive from LAX. Enjoyed the short walk to the beach and downtown MB shops--Peet's Coffee is awesome. Great shops and the corner bakery with the macaroons was YUM! The house had everything that we needed and was very comfortable. The owners are wonderful. This is a repeat visit in the near future.

                                                              Close to everything! Great accommodations!

                                                              Jane R.

                                                              We loved everything about this home..we felt like it was our home. Great views of the beach. It was close to Universal Studios, the Hollywood sign and walk of fame, Venice Beach and the Getty.

                                                              There was not one thing missing ...they have bikes, barbecue, beach wagon, games, etc.

                                                              Thanks for allowing us to stay,

                                                              Jim and Cristin Harvey, Foster and Hannah

                                                              Great property and location

                                                              Myrna H.

                                                              We loved rhe property and the location. Easy to get to from the airport and easy to walk to several restaurants and the beach. We booked relatively last minute and the manager Kristen was very quick to respond and so accommodating. The owners leave their phone number and are quick to answer any questions. We would love to stay there again!!


                                                              Sand Section, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

                                                              Walking, Jogging - The Strand - miles of walkways along the beach; The Running Path-25 miles of paths through Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and north to Marina del Rey and Venice. Biking - The Bike Path - miles of cycling on path that parallels The Strand.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Absolute No Smoking Policy. Absolute No Pet Policy. Deposits are non-refundable unless reservation is cancelled 30 days prior to commencement of term Inquire about shorter stays of less than seven (7) days.

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