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Best Location on the Strand in Manhattan Beach! 3bed,2.5bath

Sand Section, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths

A life style like no other! You'll love waking up to the gorgeous view of the water & going to sleep to the sounds of the ocean, in this unique beach experience. You will be staying right on the water, with panoramic ocean views of Palos Verdes, Catalina Island and Malibu.

It is perched on the top level, so you get the location of the Strand with the privacy of being upstairs. You will experience Dolphins playing, and people watching like no where else. Venture 1 block up and you are in one the nicest little towns in the world, complete with world class dining, unique shops, live entertainment and exciting local bars. As you will discover, the nightlife in The South Bay is second to none.

Get out on the Strand path that stretches from Santa Monica to Palos Verdes for bike riding, skating, running or walking. Enjoy your own fun, friendly, neighborhood beach with lots of sand for volleyball and all the water activites you can imagine.

There is parking for 1 in the garage & 2 more space in the driveway. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need if you want to cook. If not, the options are endless for eating out or bringing in. There are also lot's of beach chairs, Frisbee's, volleyball's, umbrella's, boogie boards and coolers to use.

Keywords: Strand Upper Duplex


Carla Morris

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Carla Morris

Our Family has enjoyed living here for the past 28 years. We know you will treasure your time here.

Carla Morris purchased this House in 1989

Why Carla Morris chose Sand Section

It is the best part of Manhattan Beach. Comfortable & easy!

What makes this House unique

There are so many wonderful parts to this property. The Beach & View are like nothing you have experienced. Several areas to enjoy, the quite area with the swing to read in the shade. The lower deck to take in the beach without being on the beach. The upper deck off the living area with BBQ and privacy from all.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be made into King


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 2.5

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area


                                • Pool Table
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


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

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          11 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Slice of paradise!

                                                          Matthias M.

                                                          What a great time we had in this wonderful place! The apartment is at the top floor of a charming wooden house right at The Strand. It offers a fantastic view at the beach and the boardwalk but you don´t hear the noise of the people wandering by. The sunsets are breathtaking! In walking distance you can find lots of restaurants, cafés and grocery stores. The house is clean and everything you need for a great day at the beach is provided (chairs, toys etc). And the parking (garage!) is very comfortable, too! In summary, this is a slice of paradise where we relaxed and enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. We definitely would love to come back!

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          It was great having you & your family! We hope you get a chance to come back & enjoy the paradise, we call home.

                                                          Safe travels on all your trips

                                                          Thank you


                                                          Our family’s favorite vacation spot!

                                                          Julie B.

                                                          This house is in the best location at the beach! It is very comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The owner is extremely nice and responsive. My family has rented houses in MB for many years and this is everyone’s favorite!

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Thank you for your kind words. Give our best to the Family

                                                          See you soon


                                                          Wonderful experience

                                                          Donald E.

                                                          I stayed at Carla’s property for 2 months each year from 2013 thru 2017. The location is fantastic, short walk downtown and living directly on the beach. It is quiet and weather is wonderful. Carla provided all the help I needed and keeps things in top shape. She fixed any problems immediately. The downstairs unit is rarely occupied so plenty of additional parking in the driveway. Manhattan Beach is a wonderful city and staying at the beach is the best of the best. Five years is a long run and I don't regret a minute of the time I spend here. Strand units are hard to find and I truly thank her for all the wonderful times at the beach.

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          It was great having you for all those years! We have been fortunate that the lovely people we have welcomed into our home, have become like family. We are excited for you that have finally found a place of your own on the Strand.

                                                          Enjoy your Home & we will see you around the beach



                                                          Perfect place. Perfect layout. Perfect location. Perfect vacation.

                                                          KevinRiverside, IL

                                                          My family recently rented this property with some relatives -- 10 of us total -- and we LOVED everything about our experience. The location could not be better. You are within easy walking distance of everything Manhattan Beach has to offer -- plus you are ON THE BEACH. The layout of the house is perfect for socializing but also offers adequate privacy. The pool table was great entertainment for the whole family. The views from the balcony are spectacular. A real bonus was the fact the house is stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and beach toys. The owner was extremely hospitable and even had fresh flowers for our arrival! I would recommend this rental to any family looking for a wonderful beach vacation.


                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Our house has provided years of memories for our family. It is a wonderful place to be.

                                                          Have a great year


                                                          Strand Living Done Right!


                                                          We had the absolute good fortune of renting here for 4 weeks in April and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived everything was made to suit our needs and we immediately felt right at home. We had previously spent time in Manhattan Beach at another VRBO listing that did not have as much thought and care put into making our stay so welcome as this one did. The location cannot be beat and we rather liked being above The Strand to allow for a sense of privacy while still being able to enjoy the spectacular view, people watching and beach living. The house is kept very clean and organized and had everything you could think of. Beach toys, chairs, beach cruisers, fully stocked kitchen, nice linens and towels and the bonus A PARKING SPOT which is hard to beat unless you want to spend time looking for a place to park your car and not get ticketed. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in the heart of Manhattan Beach then this is the place to be!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Jennifer & Randy,

                                                          It was an absolute pleasure having your family, enjoy our families home. Enjoy Owen and we hope to see you soon


                                                          Great Family Vacation Home

                                                          SC GalCoastal Carolina

                                                          Our family of 8, 6 adults and 2 small children, had a wonderful week's vacation over Thanksgiving. The house was very comfy and large enough to accommode 3 couples with 3 comfortable king/queen size beds. Carla, the owner, had a twin size mattress blown up, covered and ready for my grandson to sleep on when we arrived late, due to flight delays. Having an extra half-bath for the third bedroom was great and freed up the bathroom rush in the morning. We ate most of our meals in the house and had more than enough utensils, pots, and dishes to prepare a complete Thanksgiving dinner. What a treat to be eating dinner and see a glowing sunset!!!

                                                          With 2 small children, it was great that the house was all on one level and the screening on the balcony made it safe for the 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 year old to walk out there alone. We loved having 4 bicycles available to us and immediately rented a "trailer" at Hermosa Cyclery to attach to one of the bicycles for the children to ride in, allowing us to all go out together for long rides. The Strand that runs in front of the house is fabulous for walking, running or bicyclying. There is a separate path for bicycles and one for pedestrians. There were a few sand toys so we could immediately head out to the beach with the children on our first full monning to dig in the sand. The aquarium on the pier was small, but just right for children. We would highly recommend this home for families for it's location, comfort and killer sunsets. The pool table in the living room was constantly in use and great fun for a big family. Carla has lots of games in the house that we played, plenty of beach chairs, volleyballs, and umbrellas. The gas grill worked well and was right on the balcony, so no one had to cook downstairs, away from the action. With 3 cars in tow, it was great to have parking, too, right at the house. The Manhattan Beach location was wonderful because it wasn't too far from many of the big local attractions (Disneyland, Universal, museums).

                                                          When I told my family that I had rented a home on the beach, they didn't realize that there was nothing between the home and the Pacific Ocean but sand and the Strand. Even though we live within 100 yards of the Atlantic Ocean, it was still a great treat for us to be so near the Pacific Ocean. We highly recommend Carla's home for a family vacation and would stay here again when we visit the Los Angeles area. Hopefully, it will be available!!

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Thank you for the great review. As I said to you when you were booking your stay, Thanksgiving is magical at The Beach.

                                                          Come again,



                                                          Sand Section, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

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