House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best place on Earth!
This place is amazing and the host Jane is terrific. Clean , spacious, beautiful and walking to beach in 2 min and shops and restaurants in 10 min. Beach toys, chairs , towels and bikes included. And oh the view!
Lovely Beach House
A lovely home in one of the best parts of Manhattan Beach. I am sure I will be back again soon.
Best place around!
The owners are so attentive and helpful. They had everything we needed. I will definitely return for a month or more!
The Beach Cottage is a wonderful place to stay!
I have stayed at the Beach Cottage numerous times.
It’s one of our favorite places to be in California.
The house is so well taken care of and just steps to the beach, and walking distance to town.
I’d recommend staying here to anyone interested in a relaxing vacation.
Jane and Terry are wonderful hosts.
Thank you, Veronica! You are so helpful and positive! We did notice a few improvements you made and think they are perfect. We may only be able to rent our home via VRBO for about another year as the city is enforcing the rules. They will be checking VRBO, I guess. We will have to figure a way to rent to our "special guests"...
Thanks for kind review!
Jane and Terry
It was a great vacation. The house had everything we could have needed. My 4yr old really liked the closet full of toys. The weather was perfect. It was great sleeping without air conditioning. We didn't want to leave.
Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Joe, Brenda, & Penny
This is our second year renting the beach cottage. The location is great - 3 min walk down to the strand and being on a walk street is particularly nice both for views and walking down the street. It’s also a close walk to the restaurants on and near manhattan beach blvd. The owners are very responsive. The one tough thing is airflow /heat when there’s a heat wave which we happened to have in July the past 2 summers, but they added an ac unit to the second room which helps a lot and leaves the fan for the master. There are bikes plus 2 youth bikes, beach chairs , boogie boards, sand toys and games which are critical for us since we’re flying and go to the beach/bike on the strand every day. We did not have a car either year which worked out great.
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.