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300 Starting Magical 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach

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LOWER UNIT looking into kitchen from living area, bedroom in background

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Last updated: 02/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

ACCOMMODATES 4 MAX(includ. children), Walk to beach, pking, private, on walk st

PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BELOW for each home (lower & upper). PLZ INQUIRE FOR DISCOUNT ON LONG TERM STAYS.

PLEASE INDICATE WHICH HOME YOU PREFER, UPPER OR LOWER (Read notes on photos)
(There are 2 separate homes/units, each with their own entrance):

UPPER HOME/UNIT AVAILABILITY:
BOOKED NOW TIL MARCH 28, 2017
1ST AVAILABLE DAY TO CHECK IN IS MARCH 28, 2017

Upper Home Rates: $450 a night
$500 Summer 2017

LOWER HOME/UNIT AVAILABILITY: Available beginning March 20, 2017
Lower Home Rates: $300 A NIGHT
$350 a nite Summer 2017
Each unit has their own parking on property.
MAXIMUM 4 (including children) for EACH unit

SEE PHOTOS TO SEE EACH UNIT (LOWER & UPPER)

Here in Manhattan Beach, many historic homes and buildings are torn down without fanfare to make room for new constructions…but we couldn't bear to give that same death sentence to this charismatic 1930's Spanish-style villa!

Manhattan Beach is the perfect location for this personality-packed home, which is a less than 5-minute walk to the ocean and one of the Beach’s best surf spots (we're located on a walk street so accessing the beach couldn't be easier). And it’s also perfect for those who wish to escape to a laid back place by the sea that’s still just 5 minutes from LAX—and centrally located near downtown LA, Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Venice, and Anaheim/Disneyland, too.

Manhattan Beach is the kind of place where locals come to walk their dogs on The Strand’s walking / biking path and escape the more tourist-heavy beaches. From this rental, all of Manhattan Beach’s perks are in close walking distance—like the ocean, shops and restaurants on Manhattan Beach Blvd & Pier to the south, and shops & bars to the north.

This home is a duplex with an upper and lower unit, each available for rent separately and with their own entrance—one upstairs and one downstairs. Both sleep 4, with one California King bed in the bedroom, one bath, and one plush sofa bed in each. Other perks include a shared washer/dryer between the two units, free WiFi, and one private parking spot for each unit as well—believe me, you’ll want one in this area!

You can also rent the whole place. It’s the perfect set-up for groups who want to travel together but have a bit of time apart, too. Please inquire for details and rates.

DOWNSTAIRS HOME : OPEN STARTING March 20, 2017 @ $300 a nite. $350 a nite Summer 2017
1 car parking on property

The downstairs unit (ON THE 1ST/GROUND FLOOR) is the smaller of the two units at an intimate 500 square feet—just the right size for a couple, small family, or a traveling business professional.

My husband and I fell in love with the home’s history, and throughout our recent remodel of the downstairs unit, we took great care to maintain its colorful personality and heritage and enhanced its existing beauty with Spanish tile work, rich turquoise paint, and vintage artwork from Mexico.

Wake up and fry an egg in the sunny eat-in kitchen, using the vintage, professionally refurbished O'Keefe & Merritt cobalt blue stove. We LOVE this delightful stove, and so do our guests—in fact, we find it provides a more even heat than today’s sleek, modern models.

A turquoise back splash, custom-made self closing cabinets and dining area with exotic monkey pod wood bar top and vintage tractor seat stools give the whole kitchen the feel of a fun Mexican restaurant—a great space to spend a night in.

The bathroom in this unit includes a brand new, cast iron claw foot tub with shower. Sink into it with a glass of wine! The toilet and pedestal sink are brand new, too. But we maintained the Spanish influence with custom made tiles, a new light fixture from Mexico, and a vibrant paint color.

DESCRIPTION OF UPPER UNIT:
1 car garage parking
**UPSTAIRS UNIT AVAILABILITY: Not Avail until Mar 28 @ $450 a nite & at $500 Summer 2017.
UPPER HOME
The upstairs rental offers the entire upper floor for sprawling out—one of our guests called it a “mini Mexican mansion”—including a 500 square foot outdoor living space.This unit also is a 1 bedroom and 1 bath as the lower unit, but also has a formal dining area and den area in addition to the living room area. This unit is decorated with beautiful authentic Mexican furniture, light fixtures and artwork for our guests to enjoy.

A designer kitchen awaits as well, with stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, yards of counter tops, and all the utensils and cooking tools you need.

Exposed wood beams, big picture windows with views of the ocean, an expansive dining table, and a buttery soft leather couch make the living area a haven for hanging out.

There’s a sunken den, too (check out the vibrant tile work on those steps!), where you can cozy up to a crackling fire in the indoor fireplace on a cool evening. On a warm evening, step onto the lush, courtyard-style patio bursting with greenery and flowering bougainvillea and made tranquil by a trickling water feature and music on the outdoor, surround-sound speakers.

And the bedroom and en suite bath are pretty special, too. There’s a vintage dresser that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind sink in the bathroom, and there’s a Jacuzzi tub for sinking into.

Dimmers on all the lights throughout the home create a special glow and ambiance in the evening. Add to that the warm ocean breeze blowing in through the gorgeous French windows, and you have California beach living at its best!

COME AND SEE US!

We’d love to have you at this charming beach close villa in Manhattan Beach. We know you’ll fall in love with it as we did. Get in touch with me today to book your stay in one of the two units…or both!

Please indicate which unit you are interested in, upper or lower unit.
SEE rates above as they vary depending on if staying in UPPER or LOWER HOME
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Lower unit is on ground level, with no stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    additional Full Size bed in living area Sofa...moreless

  • Calif. King Size bed with Down Comforter LOWER UNIT has pull out bed in Living area sofa UPPER UNIT: has pull bed in Den area sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    New Vintage Clawfoot tub with shower enclosure...moreless

  • BOTH UPPER & LOWER units have tub/shower combo.

Other Amenities

  • Guests can walk to many bars, restaurants, no need for a car.

Entertainment

  • Television:

    UPPER & LOWER UNITS HAVE FLAT SCREEN TV'S ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach buckets, beach toys for the kids...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    UPPER UNIT has formal dining table LOWER UNIT has 4 stools for eating at bar top...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    UPPER & LOWER UNIT share laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    UPPER UNIT HAS FIREPLACE...moreless

  • Garage:

    UPPER UNIT has 1 car garage ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    UPPER UNIT has Central Heating LOWER UNIT has built in floor heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for Upper Unit is in Garage Parking for Lower Unit is on brick pad...moreless

  • Telephone:

    no landline cell phone reception can be spotty for the beach area. Plz advise if you have service with ATT, we can add your number to our enhanced reception ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    UPPER & LOWER UNIT share laundry room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Both Upper & Lower Units have Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Upper Unit has dishwasher Lower Unit does not have dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Each Unit has microwave oven...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    NEW LG Stainless Steel with ice Maker in Lower Home ...moreless

  • Stove:

    UPPER UNIT has 6 burner stove & oven. There is additional over built in next to fridge. LOWER UNIT has Vintage cobalt blue O'Keefe Merritt Stove, completely restored ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Both Upper & Lower Units have toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    UPPER UNIT HAS VERY PRIVATE PATIO...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning fee $150

Notes:

Cleaning fee is for basic cleaning only.

Additional cleaning fees will apply for burnt stains within stove, stains (on sofa, shower curtain, rugs, etc.)


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Home located in great surf spot of Manhattan Beach, close to 105 Freeway, centrally located to LAX, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We have travelled the world and love the international feel of this home.

Why the Owner Chose Sand Section, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA:
Very Charming, Steps to beach via Walk street. close to LAX, all LA has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Steps to the beach, on walk street. Great Neighbors!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

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Photos

  • LOWER UNIT looking into kitchen from living area, bedroom in background

    LOWER UNIT looking into kitchen from living area, bedroom in background

  • LOWER UNIT Living Area. Larger sofa, under mirror has pull out bed inside.

    LOWER UNIT Living Area. Larger sofa, under mirror has pull out bed inside.

  • LOWER UNIT BEDROOM W/KING SIZE BED. Mirrors from Mexico, Vintage Mexican Pillow

    LOWER UNIT BEDROOM W/KING SIZE BED. Mirrors from Mexico, Vintage Mexican Pillow

  • LOWER UNIT
Dia de Los Muertos theme Bathroom with new tub/shower/sink/toilet

    LOWER UNIT Dia de Los Muertos theme Bathroom with new tub/shower/sink/toilet

  • UPPER UNIT VIEWS TO OCEAN, HAND CARVED WOOD ELEPHANT FROM THAILAND

    UPPER UNIT VIEWS TO OCEAN, HAND CARVED WOOD ELEPHANT FROM THAILAND

  • UPPER UNIT DINING AREA LOOKING TORWARDS DEN.
 AREA. 2 Speakers in room.

    UPPER UNIT DINING AREA LOOKING TORWARDS DEN. AREA. 2 Speakers in room.

  • Professional 6 burner gas stove

    Professional 6 burner gas stove

  • UPPER UNIT DEN LOOKING TOWARDS KITCHEN AND DINING/LIVING ROOM AREA

    UPPER UNIT DEN LOOKING TOWARDS KITCHEN AND DINING/LIVING ROOM AREA

  • UPPER UNIT OUTDOOR PATIO AREA PRIVATE TO JUST UPPER UNIT

    UPPER UNIT OUTDOOR PATIO AREA PRIVATE TO JUST UPPER UNIT

  • UPPER UNIT BEDROOM W/ KING SIZE BED VINTAGE MEXICAN POSTER, FRENCH WINDOWS

    UPPER UNIT BEDROOM W/ KING SIZE BED VINTAGE MEXICAN POSTER, FRENCH WINDOWS

  • UPPER UNIT BATHROOM
VINTAGE DRESSER CONVERTED TO SINK, WINDOWS OPEN 2  PATIO

    UPPER UNIT BATHROOM VINTAGE DRESSER CONVERTED TO SINK, WINDOWS OPEN 2 PATIO

  • LOWER UNIT KITCHEN
LG  FRIDGE, VINTAGE O'KEEFE & MERRITT STOVE, MICROWAVE OVEN

    LOWER UNIT KITCHEN LG FRIDGE, VINTAGE O'KEEFE & MERRITT STOVE, MICROWAVE OVEN

  • LOWER UNIT Flat screen TV w/ Netflix, Lots of windows 4 nice ocean breezes

    LOWER UNIT Flat screen TV w/ Netflix, Lots of windows 4 nice ocean breezes

  • LOWER UNIT ANOTHR VIEW OF BEDROOM KING SZ BED LG WINDOWS 4 NICE OCEAN BREEZES

    LOWER UNIT ANOTHR VIEW OF BEDROOM KING SZ BED LG WINDOWS 4 NICE OCEAN BREEZES

  • LOWER UNIT HALL WITH VINTAGE MEXICAN ARTWORK. PHOTO IS ENTRY FROM LIVING ROOM

    LOWER UNIT HALL WITH VINTAGE MEXICAN ARTWORK. PHOTO IS ENTRY FROM LIVING ROOM

  • UPPER UNIT LIVING/DINING AREA. LOTS OF WINDOWS 4 GREAT OCEAN BREEZES

    UPPER UNIT LIVING/DINING AREA. LOTS OF WINDOWS 4 GREAT OCEAN BREEZES

  • UPPER UNIT WITH DOUBLE OVENS, MICROWARE, WINE CHILLER

    UPPER UNIT WITH DOUBLE OVENS, MICROWARE, WINE CHILLER

  • UPPER UNIT DEN AREA, HAS  FRENCH DOORS THAT OPEN TO PATIO AND WALK ST

    UPPER UNIT DEN AREA, HAS FRENCH DOORS THAT OPEN TO PATIO AND WALK ST

  • UPPER UNIT DEN AREA.
Flat screen TV & audio
equipment in armoire.
Surround Sound

    UPPER UNIT DEN AREA. Flat screen TV & audio equipment in armoire. Surround Sound

  • UPPER UNIT ENTRY TO DEN AREA FROM PATIO.
Outdoor Speakers in Patio

    UPPER UNIT ENTRY TO DEN AREA FROM PATIO. Outdoor Speakers in Patio

  • UPPER UNIT BATHROOM
JACUZZI TUB, MEXICAN TILES

    UPPER UNIT BATHROOM JACUZZI TUB, MEXICAN TILES

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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