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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:
April 17, 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 Sand Section

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.


Sand Section 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 ...
  • 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 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

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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Everything you wish for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had every amenity one can imagine. Very close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Perfect location. The owner provided perfect service, minutes after asking for something, our wish was fulfilled. After staying here for three weeks we regret having to go home to Germany.....

Marion and Frank

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My mom and I traveled to Southern California for work and stayed in this property for a week! It felt like a vacation! The property is clean, in a great location. The owners, Sonia, and property manager, Tony, were so kind and helpful. I left some cherished items behind and they sent them to me. I can't wait to stay again! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Favorite Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from spending the month of April in Darwin and Sonia's beach cottage. We have stayed in many beach cottages, and have never had the PERFECT experience we had at this cottage.

First of all, the cottage is absolutely charming ... immaculate, with a beautiful beachy décor, light and airy, complete with ceiling fans, electric fireplace, a large living room with a separate area and desk for an office space, a fully-equipped kitchen, a separate dining room with seating for 4, and a lovely outside deck complete with BBQ grill.

There is also a PRIVATE GARAGE, complete with every beach toy you can imagine ... beach chairs, umbrella, surf board, boogie boards, children's sand toys, 2 high-quality strand-cruiser bicycles, and more. There is also a large, full-size WASHER AND DRYER.

Oh, and it's 2 BLOCKS FROM THE OCEAN, a very short walk to downtown Manhattan Beach ... restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, library, post office, churches, dry cleaners, and only 5 miles to LAX!!! BEST LOCATION EVER!

There was wine, a Kuerig with a generous supply of coffee & tea, chocolate and fresh flowers awaiting our arrival.

Sonia & Darwin thought of absolutely everything we could ever want in a vacation rental ... plush towels, linens, comfortable queen-size bed, office supplies, sewing supplies, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toiletries, paper towels, dishes, pot, pans, and every kitchen utensil you can think of, including paper plates and cups for the beach. There is protected wifi, cable television access, and a Samsung blue ray DVD player.

We had such a wonderful time, that we are returning for the month of September. This is a real HOMEAWAY from home, ONLY BETTER!

We will return at every opportunity.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of charm and attention to detail that enhanced the comfort and romance of our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Westwinds exceeded our expectations. The cottage is in a great location, close to the beach and restaurants,, but quiet. It could not have been cleaner and we had everything we needed for enjoying the beach, cooking at home and they have great towels. Love the decorating, great beach house feel. We accidentally locked ourselves out one morning, called Darwin and he was very understanding and responded immediately. We were sad to leave and will defintely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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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
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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