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Over-Looking the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Hop, skip and a jump to the sun, surf, sand and The Strand, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has just undergone a 6 month rebuild with porcelain tile, granite counters, custom hickory cabinets and stamped concrete.

The property is single level, with only 3 steps up to the front door

The house has FIOS WiFi Internet and two flat screen TVs, gas BBQ and all the amenities and furnishings to call it home.

There is a garage for convenient parking even though you can walk to shopping, fine dining at both north and south commercial areas.

Learn to surf or boogie board just 2 blocks to the waves, take a bike ride on the famous Strand (boardwalk) or just stroll downtown Manhattan Beach and find new fun places for dining. Stay a few days or a couple months. It’s guaranteed you will fall in love with our beach home and find out why Manhattan is so desirable.

Check with us on new improvements we are adding.

3 Nights Minimum.

Keywords: Single level Beach House

More Details

Alex Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Alex Smith

We are the Smith Family, Smitty, Gentil, Alex and Garrett. All native to the beach in Southern California. We own Smith Properties a local Real Estate sales and management company. We recently turned our home into a vacation rental. We love the beach and all that it offers. Come stay with us and you will love it too!

Alex Smith purchased this house in 1978

Why Alex Smith chose Manhattan Beach

Bought this property many years ago. Lived there for 6 years then made it a rental. Recently we renovated the house adding all new kitchen & baths, new roof, new concrete patio and moved walls and doors.

What makes this house unique

Attention to details always makes for a great vacation. Love to have you find out for yourselves. Be sure to view the video.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Over-Looking the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Great place, excellent location, helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was a marvelous property--much more room inside than the curbside profile would suggest. Lots of room; well-appointed kitchen; comfy beds; wonderfully bright (with a number of skylights throughout). It's also a marvelous location, just a couple of blocks up from the strand and an easy walk to what's happening in Manhattan Beach.

We could fit a Ford Explorer SUV in the garage, though cozily. We were worried about street parking when others visited, but it was never a problem (just obey signage).

Owners were responsive and welcomed our small dog. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Shore Boston

  • 5 of 5

My family and I from the North Shore of Boston rented the house to visit some dear friends who lived a few blocks away. It was the perfect size for our three daughters, was very comfortable and we felt as though we were part of the neighborhood. This will be our go to Manhattan Beach stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Brainer - great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This place is a total no-brainer. great value. meticulously well-appointed. terrific location. terrific/strong wifi/cabletv. short walk to amazing beach and 5 minute walk to main street of restaurants, etc. parking space is essential too! Easy house for young kids too.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dan! Always looking to make our guests feel comfortable!
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Family of 4 visiting from AZ

  • 5 of 5

We visit Manhattan Beach every summer, and it is one of our favorite vacation spots. This year, we rented this 3-bedroom home on Marine Ave, and we were really impressed with the accommodations. We have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, and the one-story home was ideal for their ages. The master bedroom is large with tons of closet/storage space, and since we visited for 2 weeks, we brought quite a lot of stuff! The covered garage is awesome, and Alex provided bikes and sand toys and everything we needed for a fun day at the beach. The beach is just a few blocks straight down Marine - a quick 5-minute walk down for an adult (a slightly longer walk up the incline pushing two kids in a stroller....). The home is much nicer than the pictures show. The kitchen appears to be all newly-remodeled, and the TV room area is much bigger than it appeared in the photos. Watch the video to give you a better feel. The neighbors are full-time residents and were very friendly, and the neighborhood is very quiet (except for some construction across the street which took place while we were there). There is a darling park (Live Oak Park) just a few minutes away, and we spent quite a bit of time there with the kids. The property was SPOTLESS when we arrived, and the grounds were well-maintained. I would definitely recommend this property, especially to visitors with kids. And Alex was great to work with - one of the most responsive realtors I've worked with! Lastly, he is a talented photographer, and he shot our family photo while we were there, which was a great perk!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun by the beach

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the house. Your extra touches of the food basket and toiletries was a terrific touch and much appreciated! The home was lovely and we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County

Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group absolutely fell in love with this cute beach house! It is located in a nice, clean, beautiful neighborhood and is just a short walk away from the beach and many restaurants and shopping. One night we didn't feel like walking so we took a cab to The Strand House and it was super cheap.... less than $10. It doesn't get much better than that! The house is exactly how it is depicted in the video and had many great bonuses like beach towels, extra blankets, everything you need in the kitchen, coffee for the morning, etc. Alex was very quick to respond to all of our questions and made us feel right at home. We had about 4 cars between our group and parking was not an issue at all.

I highly recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the Manhattan Beach area and look forward to renting it again (for myself) in the future!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such wonderful guests! We can't wait to have you back :-D
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Los Angeles Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Many Bars
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Lakes El Segundo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
405 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mountain High
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Manhattan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
El Porto Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
King Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Hermosa Pier Ave
Car: not necessary

1 minute walk to the sun, surf, sand, and The Strand bike path. 3 minute walk to restaurants, bars and shopping galore! An hour drive to mountains for ski and snowboarding. 30 minute drive to downtown LA and Hollywood. 40 minute drive to Disneyland an hour to Six Flags Magic Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Gas Lamp Section House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015-2016
Jan 11 2017 - May 15 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 1
May 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning $125

Rates subject to change without notice and not confirmed until personal reservation has been reviewed.

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Gas Lamp Section House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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