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PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE STEPS TO SURF, TENNIS, PLUS! UPDATED AVAIL:04/01/18

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

UPDATED, FENCED YARD,SUPER CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE! SHOT WALK TO BEACH, EATS, SHOP

Private, fenced entry, patio, garden, super comfy, well stocked, and and clean! This guest house gives you a feeling of tranquility the moment you enter. You will have a smile on your face with internal peace so that you can enjoy the life you deserve! Manhattan Beach SAND SECTION has everything! From its convenient location, night life,entertainment, 5 Star restaurants, to the corner pubs. Activities galore GOLF, BIKE, SURF, TENNIS, HIKE, RESTAURANTS, PLAYS, CONCERTS, PRO SPORTS EVENTS, CELEBS yet incredibly LOW KEY It's a sophisticated approach to a casual lifestyle. Where the sun is shining, the warm, 74degree sparkling water is beconing you to enjoy most of the year! You'll quickly understand why everywhere friendly people are outdoors, smiling, enjoying the enchanting community, favorite restaurants, biking, surfing, playing tennis, golf, heading up to local skiing, or just relaxating on their deck, patio, or beach.

LIVE THE DREAM! from this perfectly located sand section beach cottage. Choose to enjoy the outdoors which is thriving with concerts, events, mingling, sports, bbq, plays, shopping, and dining.OR choose to retreat to the the serenity of this peaceful neighborhood in the tranquility of your private guest quarters. .Separate lower level with has 8' redwood fenced entry onto brick patio, garden, BBQ, patio table with cushioned chairs for four. From here, the front door entry opens onto tiger bamboo floors. This fully equipped, comfy one bedroom, one bath, private unit is stylishly furnished in Beach Chic. Your body will melt into queen size bed with 15" thick memory foam mattress, additional mattress cover (to prevent over heating) 'allergy free' bedding, and luxuriously soft 1500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Two built in drawers on each side of bed frame, plenty of closet space, and blackout curtains provide you with maximum comfort for a good nights sleep! Stylish living room couch, end tables, 42' HD TV, Apple TV, wireless connection, and more included! Kitchen and dining area with microwave, toaster, oven, cook top, coffee/tea pot, appliances, utensils, etc.All you need to give you all the comforts of home! Bath has classic, well maintained beach tile in shower, vanity & floors. Additional linens, towels, beach chairs, umbrella, hair dryer, iron, TV TRAYS, and 'back up' supplies,(just in case) Fenced outdoor living space with BBQ, chairs, table to kick back after a HARD DAYS VACATION!

Whether you choose to stroll down a couple of short blocks to the beach, walk 1/2 mile to North End shops and dining, less than a mile to downtown Manhattan Beach for community's finest, venture out 5-10 miles to the famous VENICE BEACH SANTA MONICA, BEVERLY HILLS, HOLLYWOOD, HERMOSA BEACH, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES,PALOS VERDES, TO VENUES LIKE DISNEY CONCERT HALL, AMANSEN THEATER, SAINT ROCKE, THE MINT, PANTAGES, THE WILTERN, HOLLYWOOD BOWL, DISNEYLAND, TO NAME A FEW, FOR PLAYS, CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT, NUMEROUS GOLF COURSES, HIKING, HORSE BACK RIDING, ENDLESS LIST OF ACTIVITIES.

When your dream must end, have PEACE OF MIND. on your return to the easy 4 mile drive to LAX! This home away from home is perfectly situated for your convenience and pleasure!

Come on in! Set your bags down and begin

LIVING YOUR DREAM! IT FEELS AMAZING!

More Details

Owner
Elaine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About Elaine

San Diego born and raised, a true So Cal native. Long time Manhattan Beach resident who has raised four daughters here. Lives an active lifestyle in sports, community, entertainment. Is resourceful, informative, helpful, respectful.

Elaine purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Elaine chose Manhattan Beach

Why consider anything but the best? Easy parking

(rare for sand section) with FEEL GOOD VIBE You'll instantly feel the calm as you enter this private, clean, comfortable, and highly functional guest house. In addition, Manhattan Beach is a magical place! Simply stated, there just isn't a better community to give you the diverse activities, entertainment, sunshine, beauty, food for foodies, art, live music, beauty,

sports, relaxation, pleasure, or anything you desire for you or your family. It is a Very friendly community, peaceful and safe with a very low crime rate, award winning schools,

Eco friendly, clean,

NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC, cutting edge, sparkling sun filled days, glistening ocean, stunning event filled holidays, energetic yet relaxed.

What makes this cottage unique

When I wake up each morning, usually to sparkling blue skies, view of the waves, and scent of the ocean. I head to the Strand with my dog for a walk, into town for Peets Coffee, chatting with friendly neighbors along the way. I return home, hop on my bike ride to the next town, Hermosa Beach, to work as a personal trainer. I love the time I have to enjoy my fabulous town and often venture to hike, run in the sand, play volleyball, body surf or sample some of the fabulous food from MB Post, Strand House, or local's favorite, 'Fonz's Working up a sweat on the beach often calls for a walk to neighborhood fish tacos and beer at Shellback Tavern, Manhattan Brewing Co, OB's or Fish Bar while window shopping along the way at Diane's beach wear, LF, True Religion, Free People to name a few. Throughout the week, I enjoy local farmers market Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. There is often events,or evening karaoke at Panchos, live music and dancing at Strand House, Sharks Cove, Sharkeez within walking distance, Comedy Club, or local playhouses. Although there is plenty to do, see, & hear locally, I occasionally make the drive into the city for more! YOUR DREAM CAN COME TRUE!

Amenities

Gas Lamp Section Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower , Beach motif, vanity with drawers large mirror great lighting
  • Classic beach bathroom with large shower, standard toilet, vanity with large framed mirror, storage drawers, sink, cabinet, hair dryer. Linen closet is stocked with bath towels, beach towel, beach chairs, extra linens, blanket, beach chairs, TV trays, iron and iron board, , light bulbs, umbrella, etc. Bathroom window for a little fresh air. ☺️
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Couples Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedroom LUXURIOUSLY COMFORTABLE Queen size bed with 8"mattress topped with 4" memory foam, additional mattress and protective cover... Allergy free bedding, super soft sheets! Blackout curtains in bedroom for good sleep,! Lots of windows in living room with vertical E blinds easily slide open for natural light. Mirrored sliding bedroom closet with hangers, shelving, overhead closet storage, built in bed frame drawers (4), night stand with cabinet and drawers, luxurious queen size bed wth 4" memory foam topper, and pillows, & allergy-free Egyptian Cotton sheets on a queen size bed that has built in storage drawers. Hanging art work, overhead fan, lights on remote as well as night stand lighting.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It's DELIGHTFUL, INVITING, HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL, FEEL GOOD place! :) There is so much to do within a short walk! I am always eager to share upcoming events, activities, restaurant, entertainment, direct you to instructors in surf, volley, etc... Advance planning recommended for Babysitter referrals, personal training, personal chef, assistant to do errands, schedule appointments, lessons, etc.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE STEPS TO SURF, TENNIS, PLUS! UPDATED AVAIL:04/01/18
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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Nice and convenient

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my 3 weeks. It was close to the beach, great for a morning run on the strand. Although small the unit had everything I needed. It was a convenient location to shopping and to visit my daughter who lives in Manhattan Beach. The property owners were nice, checked to see if I needed anything during my stay and they and the whole neighborhood was quiet and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jane, for writing such a nice review. I also appreciate you being a courteous guest and leaving the guest house in an neat condition. I hope to have you visit again.
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfection in every way. Everything is as described, clean and beautiful with nice touches throughout. Being at the top of the hill, The views are amazing (ocean one way and the city the other). The beach walk can be a touch difficult with the hill but I found it to be a nice refreshing workout.

Elaine and Craig provided almost everything you would need to make a short or long stay very comfortable. I would definitely suggest this place to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Delisha I apologize I did not yet respond to your wonderful review! You were a delightful guest and we appreciate how nicely you took care of the guest house! I hope to be able to have you again if you are in need. Sincerely Elaine
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4

The property was exactly as shown and described in the listing.

  • 4 of 5

The location was within walking distance to a handful of good breakfast and lunch options. Also, the ocean views while walking were fantastic, although the hills were challenging to hit the beach by foot. The ample street parking was a very nice benefit given the shortage in most of Manhattan Beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Craig, for your very nice review. Im glad you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests. I'm sorry that you had difficulty with the hills. I tend to forget as we've grown accustom to the short walk downhill to the beach and the somewhat challenging uphill return. I'll let people know which street to take to avoid the steeper hills. I hope to see you again! Elaine
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5

beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation rental! The location is walkable to the beach and downtown Manhattan Beach's restaurants and shopping. The property is exactly as pictured and very clean. One could also not ask for a better host than Elaine. She had everything we needed plus added extras we had not thought about. I will rent here again and recommend it to any couple looking for a peaceful beach get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation rental! The location is walkable to the beach and downtown Manhattan Beach's restaurants and shopping. The property is exactly as pictured and very clean. One could also not ask for a better host than Elaine. She had everything we needed plus added extras we had not thought about. I will rent here again and recommend it to any couple looking for a peaceful beach get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you very kind review! And thank you for taking such good care of the cottage! You are wonderful, delightful guests and are welcome to stay any time! Sincerely, Elaine
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5

Perfect Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous three-week vacation in this lovely beach cottage. The cottage is located just 4 blocks from the beach, less than a mile from downtown Manhattan Beach, within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, and only 5 mIles from LAX. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation getaway ... a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a lovely private patio with BBQ grill for outdoor dining, linens, towels, beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrella. The bed is probably the most comfortable we have ever slept on. The bed is very important to us, so we were very pleased with the quality of the mattress and pillows. All we really needed to bring were our swimsuits. The owners, Elaine and Craig, are very gracious and helpful. They were available to answer questions and give information on local dining and activities. We plan to return for many more beach getaways in this charming cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sheryl Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Craig and I very much enjoyed meeting and sharing a bit of time with you and Jack! You are welcome to stay ANYTIME! Your package Is on its way 🌺 Sincerely, Elaine and Craig Elaine
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX 10-12 min drive
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Poncho's, Fish Bar, henneysee tavern, Sharks Cove
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Lakes, Palos Verdes, Trump's, Alondra,
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Fullerton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
105 or 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rock in' Fish, Strand House, Fonz', Akatura
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mountain High, Big Bear, Mammotth fly 50 min.
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bruce's Beach Steps to sand
Car: recommended

Welcome to your ocean view/walk Ultimate Beach Life Fantasy!

Manhattan beach is considered one of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in the country. This eco minded, happy community is known as the 'Crown Jewel' of all Los Angeles beach towns.

Manhattan beach is filled with world class athletes, who both live and play here. Although it's renowned for it's elite surf, Gold Medalists in beach and indoor volleyball, you may also enjoy paddle boarding, golfing, hiking, biking, running, tennis, sailing, fishing, yoga, or hang gliding off of the beach cliff! Access to equipment rental and lessons (boards, bikes, boats, etc.) All are just a short walk or bike ride away!

Whether you're here to enjoy the sun, 5 star dining, theater, concerts, comedy, night life, Surf Fest, pro or amateur sporting events, local live music, Shakespeare at the beach, or to simply indulge in relaxation, you'll find the opportunities are almost limitless!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet fee $100

Purchase of Home Away damage insurance or fully refundable security deposit required.
LONG TERM 2-9 months $2800 per month Sept through May.
June 1-August 31 3100 per month
One year lease 2800 @per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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