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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:
November 12, 2017

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: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Best Location on the Strand in Manhattan Beach! 3bed,2.5bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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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Riverside, IL

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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Coastal Carolina

Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, 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, Carla
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

My grown kids and I enjoyed a perfect week at this beautiful home, which has plenty of room for everyone to gather as well as a fantastic location. The place was perfectly clean, with plenty of light and fresh air, and the third-floor location gives a feeling of privacy even though you're right on the Strand. If you bring very small children you will need to watch them very carefully because the slats on the balcony rail are widely spaced and many of the windows have no screens. (Unlike on the east coast, bugs are really not an issue here.) The owner is very attentive and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty, Thank you for your review, so funny you should say about the railing. We just had a family come with small children and added some screening for them:). Have a great Winter Carla
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  • 5 of 5

Spent the week of July 4 at Carla's home with my family (including a 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old). At first we were hesitant to stay right on the Strand (noise issues), but it wasn't a problem and you can't beat the location right on the beach. I don't want to repeat the other two glowing reviews except to say that they are right on. The only caveat, the railing on the deck. We had to keep vigil with the little ones. Carla is a wonderful host. She wants to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We just hope that all these wonderful reviews won't make it that much more difficult to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helene, It was a pleasure having you and your family, your grandchildren were a delight. Having raised our family here it is fun to have others enjoy our home and community. Thank you for the review Carla
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

50% Booking Fee Required to hold your date
Checks payable to Property Owner
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Drivers License and signed contract confirms reservation
Cancellation of your reservation will be refunded if unit is rented
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.