About the property
- Apartment1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
1/2 block to Village, Restaurants, Beach, Lagoon, Park, Bike Path
Mermaid Manor's Starfish Unit is a Peaceful Retreat.
Fully Furnished has everything you need to come and go as you please:
Stay a month or a year!
Such a cozy place to rest.
1/2 block walk to the beach - lagoon and park through a private easement right below your balcony.
2 bedrooms with Eastern King and Queen size beds - Office Desk
Parking for 2 cars
Fully equipped Kitchen
ALL Utilities, internet, wifi, Smart TV - Netflix - Pandora - YouTube -Direct TV cable, included.
Daily or weekly Cleaning available for extra fee.
Cleaning service included in price upon departure.
Volleyball Courts on Beach
Multiple Local shops
Multi- cultural restaurants all 1 block walk away!
Playa Vista Silicon Beach 1/2 mile away.
Banks - ATM's
(Note- Sleeps 2-4 in the bedrooms )- Extra fee $25 per person- per night - up to 6 max.
We welcome pets too!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
Mermaid Extraordinaire. I create safe, sweet, sacred spaces to share with travelers who appreciate the joyful experiences this life has to offer. My rule of thumb: I would never rent a place that I wouldn't want to live in myself. I am shellfish that way...I cherish style, comfort and joyful experiences. I hope you do too!
Shelly purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Shelly chose Playa del Rey
Mermaid Manor is located in So Cal's last-best-kept secret-beach town! A time warp with everything you need to be self contained and still accessible to all the craziness that LA has to offer. It is a place I would enjoy if I were traveling to California. This magical place is located in So Cal's last-best-kept secret-beach town... the sleepy beach town of Playa del Rey. Walk to Toes Beach, Del Rey Lagoon, Ballona Wetlands, Marina del Rey. see the 'Hollywood' sign & the snow at Big Bear Mt. Playa Del Rey village offers 3 quaint coffee houses w/ free WiFI, a dry cleaners, Post Office, Mo's Sports Bar w/ Pool tables, Liquor Store, Gordon's Market, Flower Shop, Mail Box etc., Pet Store, Barber shop, Beauty Salon, Multi cultural Restaurants. Drive 5 mins. to LAX, & Marina del Rey, 20 mins to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, 30 mins. to Hollywood and downtown LA.
What makes this Apartment unique
Playa del Rey is a beach town with everything you need to be self contained and still accessible to all the craziness that LA has to offer. It is off the beaten path yet close to everything you want to do. Less touristy - more cozy. Brand new Queen size bed, finely tuned down to the last detail the studio is comfy, cozy, and sunny. NEW RE-MODEL KITCHEN plus WASHER/DRYER updated April 2018. Available as of May 1st.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a very nice stay at Mermaid Manor
This was our second time staying here. The apartment is open and bright with lots of sunshine and a balcony from which you have a view through the palms of the ocean. We stayed for about 3 weeks and the well stocked kitchen allowed us to cook. There ware pots of all sizes and all the necessary appliances. We were in a short walk from the beach, stores and restaurants.
We will be visiting the Los Angels area again next year and hope Mermaid Manor will be available for us. The combination of convenient location and amenities can't be beat.
Sunny Days in PDR
Shelly's home in Playa del Rey provided everything we needed and more. The home was clean, comfortable and spacious with a kitchen and dining area that enabled us to prepare meals and entertain during the Christmas season. The location near the ocean made the beautiful sunrises and sunsets a quick walk away. Shelly was a wonderful host and we enjoyed her kind, positive attention to our needs. We will be back!
Hi Judy, It was such a pleasure to have you and your family here. Congratulations on your new grand baby! Come back soon :-) Shelly
The condo was nice and in a good location. The downstairs tenant was rude and hard to deal with.
The landlord was a bit overbearing mainly due to issues with parking my large F250 in the small area we were provided. Location and cleanliness was great! I think everything would have been smooth had parking not been an issue for the downstairs tenant.
What a shame that you would feel called to write a negative review like this. I am so sorry I could not accommodate the parking of both of your F250 trucks. The ad clearly states there is tandem parking for 2 CARS. However, you arrived with not one, but TWO F 250 trucks and a Van.(3 vehicles) Parking is challenging in LA especially by the beach. I merely asked you to park one of those trucks on the street when I saw that you had parked in front of the neighbors garage - thus blocking it. I try not to upset the neighbors - this is the main reason that VRBO and AirB&B is being shut down all over the world. Some travelers have no regard for the locals and so everyone suffers. I am able to accommodate 2 standard size cars. Had I known you had 2 extra large construction trucks and a van to park, I would have warned you and/or dissuaded from staying here. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for leaving the apt. tidy upon departure. Wishing you smooth travels in your future. Light ahead:-)
Lots of space. Very clean. Excelecnt Kitchen. Great location for beach and L.A. attractions
We like the Playa del Rey area because it is not crowded and still has restaurants and great beach and walking. The apartment is spacious and well maintained. Lots of room for the two of us and could work well for 4. The place is bright and airy. The balcony lets you enjoy the fresh sea breezes. The kitchen is well supplied for preparing meals and storing leftovers in the big fridge. The only drawback is the airplane noise if you have the windows open and watch TV. The bedrooms are on the north side of the house so the planes do not interfere with sleeping. We will certainly want to stay here again if it is available on our future visits to LA.
Hi Thank you for your review. Yes, I know if you are not used to airplanes - its like NY with taxi horns. But luckily I do have the sound proof windows that blocks out the noise. Personally, I like to watch them take off over the ocean and imagine where they are going and what adventures lie ahead.
Excellent accommodations at Playa del Rey
This property is perfect! Immaculately clean and accommodating - big and spacious. My elderly Mother and I visited California to see my nieces and this property is between them. It was a great place to gather, sit around the table and talk. My Mother taught her granddaughters how to make apple pies in the kitchen. It was perfectly set up for the "teaching event". There is even a rolling pin in the kitchen! How often does that happen? There is a short walk to the beach and close beach parking if you don't want to walk. I ran the bike trail every day and very much enjoyed the views.
We visited the Ronald Reagan museum and if you time it right, it only takes about an hour to get there. It is beautiful! We also visited the Griffith Observatory and took a tour of Paramount Pictures. We drove to New Port Beach and ate lunch on Balboa Island. Local to this property, we ate lunch at Playa Provisions and I highly recommend the fish tacos. The pizza from Hank's is also very good and easy to find and pick up if you don't want to wait on delivery. We also took a helicopter to Catalina Island and rode the Catalina Express back. I loved this island and will definitely go there again! We didn't have much time to stay on the island and you need to plan ahead to get the most of your trip. We had lunch and drinks at Luau Larry's. It was so much fun!
We made several trips to Santa Monica and ate at the Independence. http://www.independencetavern.com/#!projects/project-9.html
This is a great place to eat and people watch - the food and drinks are excellent. The parmesan truffle fries are to die for and I also recommend the white fish toast.
Shelly is a sweetheart and worked with me on our very late reservation. I appreciate her friendliness!
I would absolutely recommend this property to my friends and I would stay here again!
Fantastic getaway that felt like home
We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Mermaid Manor. Shelly was awesome and made us feel at home from day 1. She is very knowledgeable on the area and provided many great recommendations. The best feature of this property is it's proximity to the beach and the fantastic ocean breezes that met us each day. The accommodations were very comfortable and everything we could ask for was provided. We will definitely be back again the next time we visit Los Angeles.
Playa Del Rey is an easy jump onto 3 freeways and thoroughfares connecting you to South Bay, Downtown, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Reyall theme parks, Hollywood and most importantly: THE OCEAN a block walk. The Bike Path. The restaurants (10) It is quiet and off the beaten path but close enough to get to all areas of town.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS: If you cannot book the DAMAGE PROTECTION POLICY through VRBO- There will be a REFUNDABLE Damage Fee of $750.00 added in your quote. Pets are $20.00 per pet - per day. 2 bed, 1 bath sleeps 4 people - For additional guests, the Living Room Queen Couch sleeps 2 people w/additional fee of $25.00 per person - per night for max of 6 people in the unit. Cancellation Fee $150 for services rendered at the start. Cancellation fee $500.00 -30 days or less before arrival.