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Oceanfront Family Friendly Beach Retreat: 2+2 On the Sand

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed, Sleeps 5

With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from Palos Verdes to Catalina Island to Malibu, this cozy beach retreat is yours to enjoy for a great family getaway, a romantic rendezvous or corporate/executive rental.

Just relax and rejuvenate every day as you watch sailboats drift by, and dolphins play in the surf. Enjoy long walks along the beach and swim and play in the Pacific Ocean steps out your front door. Take a yoga class on the beach while watching and listening to the sound of the calming ocean waves, or take an easy bike ride to Manhattan Beach or Marina del Rey. Watch the sunset after a perfect day at the beach or walk down the street to enjoy the local restaurants in the little sleepy beach town of Playa del Rey, known for its solitude and small town feel.

Close to the many attractions in Los Angeles, enjoy a day of exploring and sightseeing. Los Angeles Intl airport is just 10 minutes away. You will be only 10 minutes to Marina del Rey, Venice or Manhattan Beach, 20 minutes to Santa Monica, 30 minutes to Hollywood, downtown L.A. and Malibu, 45 minutes to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm or Universal Studios, and a 90 minute ferry ride to Catalina Island.

Our recently remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath quaint beach retreat has all the amenities you need to settle right in and feel right at home. With a total of 1000 sq ft, this lower floor unit can comfortably accommodate a large family (or 2 small families!) or 2 couples. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and all the cookware you need to prepare a family meal or a gourmet feast with bar seating for 3, bistro table for 6, or dine al fresco on the tropical lanai.

Enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset from the comfortable tropical lanai filled with tiki furniture, tiki bar, fire pit, succulent garden and a BBQ. After a long, peaceful day at the beach, relax in front of the 2 flat screen TV's, one in the living room (55' with DVD, CD, surround sound and Ipod dock) and one in the master bedroom (42'). Sleep peacefully to the sound of the ocean waves.

When it's time to settle in for the evening, choose from the master bedroom suite, with a California King bed and ensuite bathroom, or the tropical room with a queen bed.

The bamboo couch in the living room can also be used as a single bed for one person. Both bedrooms have new mattresses and high quality thread count linens plus ipod clock radios.

There is an ample supply of fluffy bath and beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards and off street parking for 1 car for your convenience. Internet, Wi-Fi and unlimited local and long distance calling are also available.

Whether you are interested in a family getaway with the kids or a romantic quiet rendezvous at the beach, we look forward to hearing from you so that we may share our little piece of paradise with you.

While we love families/gatherings, we do not allow large groups or parties:)

More Details

Sherry Kennedy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Sherry Kennedy

After spending the last 16 years in Colorado raising our two girls, we have come 'back to the beach' to enjoy the Southern California lifestyle and now we are sharing our newly remodeled beach cottage for others to enjoy. We hope you have as many great memories in our oceanfront paradise as we have!

Sherry & Stephen

Sherry Kennedy purchased this condo in 1988

Why Sherry Kennedy chose The Jungle

We've owned this property for almost 30 years and love the location and small town feel of Playa del Rey.

What makes this condo unique

This is one of the few true 'California beach houses'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best place to have an LMU graduation reception! Sand at your toe tips and everything you need readily available.

A pleasure, thank you
May 2012
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The Jungle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bamboo couch in living room can sleep one person (size of a twin bed)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront Family Friendly Beach Retreat: 2+2 On the Sand
average rating of 4.8405795 based on 71 reviews
Mill creek, Wa

You will be blown away!

  • 5 of 5

So we had a very last minute project in LA that my husband had to fly down for a couple days. We (my 4 year old and 4 week old) decided we wanted to come to. We made it a quiet family vacation. For some miracle the downstairs unit was available for those days. Sherry made the process easy and super fast. (This is probably the most kind and awesome vacation rental owner I have dealt with)

Staying right on the beach is, lets just say, worth every penny. Especially with little kids. Our 4 year old was able to play in the sand RIGHT in front of me, while the newborn napped INSIDE. It was truly a blessing. No dragging beach stuff with you, or having to walk far back if you forgot something etc.

This place is charming and did I mention CLEAN!!! The home itself is older but boy these owners keep it spotless! Thank you Steve and Sherry! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a fantastic week at the beach, relaxing and reading and taking long walks. This was the perfect setting for that. The pictures of this darling condo just don't capture the wonderful atmosphere. Steve and Sherry were great. If you're looking for a little more personal attention, suggestions for where to eat, etc., they are fantastic hosts. The condo is perfectly stocked with everything you could possibly need. All that was left to do was just relax and enjoy. Sherry's decorating is wonderful. Almost every day I would notice something new. The lanai is so gorgeous that I was inspired to come home and re-create that kind of atmosphere on my deck. Just like the pictures, word don't suffice. Everything was practically perfect, and I'm anxious to return. Thank you, Steve and Sherry!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our vacation. The pictures of the unit are very accurate, and I can't begin to describe how great it was to begin and end every day overlooking the beach. The unit is fully stocked beyond what you would even think of. The beach is great, not crowded, and no matter how hot, always a nice breeze. The location for us was terrific. Ten minutes from the airport, next to Marina del Rey, close to Hollywood and Disney. Things could not have gone better for us. I would absolutely recommend this unit, and I would definitely stay there again. Thanks again sherry!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful and comfortable home for a quick beach get-away with the kids. The house sits right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean, and was perfect for the kids, who loved playing in the sand. The house was exceptionally clean; spotless. It was very comfortable and had every amenity one could need. Sherry and her husband (owners) are wonderful hosts. It felt like home away from home, and it was great for the kids (sooo much better than staying in a hotel! Highly recommend this property and hope to be back soon!


  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Reunion weekend! Great beachfront property! Clean and comfortable! Sherry was very friendly and helpful. We had everything we needed!! We appreciate Sherry letting us ride her bikes to Fisherman's Wharf. Hope to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right on the sand!!

  • 4 of 5

The location was great!! The pictures are a true portrayal to the property. Sherry oriented us on arrival, gave us her phone number, and was present daily.

The only reason I did not give this property 5 stars was that the sofa upholstery, floors and rugs need a professional cleaning. The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean.

There were abundant "knick-knacks" on most counter surfaces, which made it difficult to unpack, and organize belongings for 4 travelers in our party. It would be helpful to re-organize the house, and make it more "traveler friendly".

The house was very well stocked with all supplies that we needed. It was in walking distance to restaurants, and we enjoyed Cantalina's Italian, just a 5 minute walk. Marina del Rey was a short 10 minunte drive, and we loved the excellent food at the Chart House, right on the marina.

The most enjoyable part of our stay was the proximity to the sand, and ocean. We really enjoyed the downstairs patio. It is so cute and inviting.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry about the condition of the upholstery and rugs....unfortunately, we had a family with young kids right before your stay and since we stay so busy, we didn't have time to schedule professional cleaning before your arrival. That has now been done! Plus we have also updated our living room sofa and now have a beautiful bamboo couch! We are glad you enjoyed our great oceanfront location, amenities and proximity to restaurants, (Cantalinis is definitely one of our favorites!). And we agree about the patio, as we are currently enjoying it ourselves right now!! We hope to see you again:-)
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Racquetball, Miniature golf, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

4th of July week: one week minimum stay, $3,500/week

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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