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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Carla Morris
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 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.


Sand Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be made into King
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Best Location on the Strand in Manhattan Beach! 3bed,2.5bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, 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 Always, Carla
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Slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthias, 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 Carla
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Our family’s favorite vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you for your kind words. Give our best to the Family See you soon Carla
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We will continue to stay here every chance we get

  • 5 of 5

We love Manhattan Beach and Carla's Strand House. If you are looking for a comfortable home, laid back, on the beach, plenty of space, clean, parking, steps to the MB pier and a fabulous view (outstanding view)............ Rent this property.

My daughter went to USC and this property became our LA visiting home, wish we would have found it her sophomore year. Carla is tremendous and the house is just as advertised. Close to everything and it is a very relaxing property. Before CalDOT converted 110 to transponders, it was about a 20 minute ride from beach to campus.....ltakes a little longer now.

I think the toughest part of my daughter graduating from USC, we will not get out to LA as much and will not have the opportunity to use this home. We found it to be a tremendous value, all the water toys you want, safe, and an easy to walk to everything in the, dining, entertainment. The second floor provides a really cool view of the beach, the pier and sunsets. Catch volleyball games on the beach or walk or run the Strand.. Allows you privacy and the opportunity to use the beach as much as you want. The home is very comfortable we ate in a number of nights.

Carla has been tremendous to rent from and work with. My family loved this property! We slept 6 on one of our stays. We hope to be back here many, many more times......

In our opinion, it is absolutely on the best locations on the Strand and a god value.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike & Family, Thank you for all your beautiful words about our home. We are so glad the family has enjoyed the time together at the beach. There is no place better, as my family continues to say. We're always happy to have you. Always, Carla
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Strand Living Done Right!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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 Carla
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Perfect place. Perfect layout. Perfect location. Perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, 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 Carla
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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