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Romantic Nostalgic Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Nostalgic Style 1 Bedroom,1 Bath

This cozy 105 year old cottage has full amenities such as one bedroom with a queen size bed that sleeps two comfortably. It also has protected wifi, cable television access, Samsung blue ray DVD player, kitchen, washer/dryer, electric fireplace, barbecue, and private garage parking. In addition, there are two bikes, sand toys for children, boogie boards, beach chairs, and two beach towels for your convenience. For more information about Westwinds Cottage, please click on 'About Sonia Pagett' below.

Romantically staged by 'The Together Girl',

Mary Silveri, Professional Organizer to Manhattan Beach and the South Bay.

More Details

Darwin and Sonia Pagett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Darwin and Sonia Pagett

Hello! My name is Darwin Pagett. I lived in this beach cottage during my early childhood. Our family relocated to Hawaii and upon graduating High School I returned to the South Bay and met my beautiful wife Sonia. My wife spent all her summers hanging out with friends at Manhattan Beach Pier. We LOVE Manhattan Beach! It has always been our home away from home. I love to surf, and she loves to relax and sunbathe. We have been happily married for 27 years. We have 4 amazing children. We now reside (just minutes from the cottage) and are so happy to share our experience at the cottage with others.

Darwin and Sonia Pagett purchased this cottage in 1961

Why Darwin and Sonia Pagett chose World

The Westwinds Cottage is a place full of special memories. It is a 102 year old (originally a carriage house) for passing travelers who wished to rest themselves and their horses on their journey.

Originally owned by Darwin's Aunt, Anne Kennedy, this property has been passed down to the Pagett family. Now we enjoy the same leisure and decided to share our experience with others. Also, it offers a location which is ideal to those seeking leisure time. Not only is it a short and pleasant walk to the seashore (0.3 miles to the pier) it also offers access to many local restaurants that myself and my family have frequented for all of our lives. We chose not to sell this property because it holds a very dear place in our hearts and I know it will have the same affect on all who choose to vacation there.

We always appreciate and listen to our guests input...Starting November 2014 we are building a new addition to the cottage and am so excited to finally announce that we added a deck along side our dining room with a sliding glass door for easy access and for all you who love to barbecue and relax.

What makes this cottage unique

This quaint, cozy, newly remodeled cottage is decorated with a modern, relaxed beach decor, and will provide comfort and rest during your stay.


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • One Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep soaking tub
  • Cute Beachy: Newly re-enameled deep bathtub/shower (perfect soaking tub) pedestal sink, medicine cabinet w/mirror, and flowing shelves for storage to hold, towels, tissue, and toiletries. Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, soap, cotton balls, and q-tips are also included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Brand new queensize bed with 2 nightstands, alarm clock, ceiling fan, full size mirror/closet, armoire and a wall mount iron station.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Special Occasion? We offer complete services for special occasions. i.e. Anniversaries, Valentines Day, Birthdays, etc...


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Romantic Nostalgic Cottage
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful Manhattan Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent tenants of VRBO properties and this one is exceptional. It's a home away from home and absolutely perfect for a beach loving couple. My husband lived in MB for 18 years and this was a great way to reconnect with our friends. Can walk everywhere, bike the strand, farmers market on Tuesday, and great bars/restaurants. nearby. Sonia and Darwin are wonderful hosts, even allowing us to park the Tundra in their open spot. It felt like home and we look forward to future stays.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic, relaxing and Clean

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went on a long deserved getaway for us two. The cottage was so welcoming, clean and with all the amenities available to use made the weekend getaway amazing. We had a great bike ride and walked to many shops and restaurants. We will be going again. This cottage was top notch and adorable

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canadians becoming Californians for a month

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated our one month stay at this cosy and fully equipped cottage.( felt like home sweet home )

We also loved Sonia's and Darwin's special attention (very classy)

Would definitely return if possible

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you do. Warmly, Darwin and Sonia Pagett
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Fantastic Place Close to the Beach and Town

  • 5 of 5

Dates: April 2018


The owner Sonia made the booking process very easy, she is very responsive, professional, organized and has everything under control.


I’ve stayed in MB many times and this location is hard to beat, 2 blocks to the beach, couple blocks to downtown Manhattan and 20 min ride by Uber from the airport. There is no need to rent a car in this location as you can walk anywhere.

The cottage:

Beautiful, airy, 1 bedroom/1 bath, plus a nice size dinning room and living room (with cute office section), good size kitchen and a very nice patio that gets sun most of the day. The cottage has wonderful feel to it and looks even bigger in real life than on photos. The place was spotless, very clean, extremely organized, stocked with everything needed to enjoy your stay. The owner has literally thought of EVERYTHING.

There was card, bottle of wine, water and chocolates and fresh flower waiting upon my arrival. What a wonderful touch – thank you Sonia and Darwin!


Has all the supply you will need, including Kuerig coffee maker with generous supply of coffee, drip coffee machine, toaster, microwave, fridge, even basics (seasonings, oil, tea), kitchen towels, paper towels, plastic cups/paper plates, good dishes and pots, soaps…

Dining room:

Is separate with very nice table and 4 chairs

Living room:

Comfy couches, excellent TV channel selection, WIFI worked perfectly, they also have AC and heater (if needed)


Comfy bed, ton of places to put your clothes away, plenty of hangers/drawers...


Full tub, great shower head, nice plush towel (ton of spare towels also available). There are also 2 beach towels


2 comfy chairs, great for relaxing, BBQ (which I haven’t used), they also have folding tables. The patio gets sun most of the day.


For one vehicle, full washer and dryer plus 2 bikes

Beach supply (in garage):

Everything is covered - from surfboard, buggy boards, 2 beach chairs, umbrella, beach trolley, volleyball and beach racquets, tar removal….(2 beach towels)

This place simply has it all. The service is impeccable, better than most 5 star hotels. I can’t wait to get back.

Special THANK YOU to Sonia and Tony, for making my stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alenka, Thank you so much! We are happy you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed having you.We hope you come back again soon.I will send Tony your regards! Warmly, Sonia and Darwin Pagett
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was wonderful and made us feel completely at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location and the cottage is very well decorated! Enjoyed the home like feel.

  • 5 of 5

We came to celebrate our anniversary (first weekend away from our 7month old). We were so surprised to walk into beautiful flowers, balloon, chocolates, chilled champagne, and beautiful rose petals leading to the room. There was even a cute sign with Happy Anniversary. It was such an incredible surprise. This place is a perfect central location to all things Manhattan Beach!! We never once used our car during our stay. We walked to the beach, to the main areas, and even had the opportunity to be in town to walk to the hometown fair. Make sure to stay at this charming cottage!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Manhattan Beach Marriott
Nearest Restaurant
Rice (Everything is gluten-free) Vegan available
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hermosa/Redondo Beaches
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

. Must be 25 years or older (no exceptions)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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