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$295 starting Magical 1932 Spanish-Style Villa with Ocean Views, Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property




***Parking on property (You'll need this)******

MAXIMUM GUESTS: 4 (including children)

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 sleeps 4, with one California King bed in the bedroom, one bath, and one plush sofa bed. Other perks include washer/dryer, free WiFi, and one private parking spot—believe me, you’ll want one in this area!

The Home is 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, 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 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.

One of our guests called it a “mini Mexican mansion”— The home is decorated with beautiful authentic Mexican furniture, light fixtures and artwork for our guests to enjoy.

There are ocean breeze blowing in through the many gorgeous new double hung windows.

Dimmers on most of the lights throughout the home create a special glow and ambiance in the evening.


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.

You have California beach living at its best!


Get in touch with us today to book your stay!

More Details

Annette Mejia
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Annette Mejia

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

Annette Mejia purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Annette Mejia chose Sand Section

Very Charming, Steps to beach in Manhattan Beach. within sand section. On a Walk street.

Close to LAX, all LA has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Steps to the beach, on walk street. Great Neighbors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Better than a 5 star hotel! The house is fantastic....cozy, clean and so well equipped that you instantly feel at home. Location wise, it is ideal....2 minutes away from the beach and round the corner from all the local shops, cafes and restaurants. Could not have picked a better place to stay....Chris & Annette are very welcoming, great hosts and placed enormous effort to make sure nothing was missing from our pleasant stay. Thank you so much!
Sep 2014
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Sand Section Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties allowed. All guests who come onto property other than those specified in booking must be approved by owner in writing.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , tub with shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , additional Full Size bed in living area Sofa
  • Calif. King Size bed with Down Comforter Pull out bed in sofa Nice down pillows 6 pillows provided
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
Guests can walk to many bars, restaurants, no need for a car. 2 short blocks to beach.


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average rating of 4.8913045 based on 49 reviews

Great accommodations plus a stunning decor

  • 5 of 5

Lucky for me I got to stay in both units and while different they are both very well decorated and comfortable including the beds (a major plus). The owners, Annette and Chris, were excellent hosts and not imposing but always available and very helpful. I highly recommend this property and look forward to another stay on my next trip West.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our homes. I am glad we were able to accommodate you & you were able to stay in the 2 homes. Glad you liked the decor as we have worked very hard to keep with the Spanish theme. We hope to see you again soon!
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Cute little villa very close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay at this charming villa. It was a nice walk to the beach from here. It is definitely small and probably best for two people. We would have liked some sort of outside space to hang out at. The owner was very kind and accommodating with our flight schedule.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we realize the importance of a outdoor space & currently have a permit request with the city to build an outdoor space. Once we receive the permit approval, we have a contractor ready to go. We plan to have an outdoor seating area with views down the walk street to the ocean, decorated in the same Spanish theme as the inside. It will be beautiful! The home is comfortably for 2 adults & would also be comfortable 2 adults and 2 children. Thank you for staying with us!
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Sweet spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely wonderful location, a barefoot pad two blocks of sidewalk straight down to the beach between the MB luxury homes. Annette and Chris are sweet and responsive and the house is adorable. My 25-year-old daughter and I were very comfortable and happy here! The pizza and the breakfast places three blocks down are all good, too...we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments. We loved meeting you and look forward to you coming back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in the upper apartment. Located a short walk to the beach and had all the amenities needed for an extended stay in Manhattan Beach. The apartment is beautiful, clean, and welcoming. Our favorite part of the home was the outdoor patio. We traveled with our almost three year old son and the apartment was very spacious for the three of us. Beach chairs and toys were available for use. Annette was available to answer any questions before and during our stay. We hope to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us again! Look forward to having you back in the coming years!
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  • 5 of 5

Annette's Spanish getaway is a must stay for any beach lover. The home is in the heart of Manhattan's night life and is right in front of the walkway that takes you down to the beach (about 3 streets down of walking distance). The home has so much detail and personality. Annette is also a warm and welcoming host who genuinely cares about her guests' stay. I stayed here for my birthday getaway and was comfortably able to fit a few of my friends and myself. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed yourselves at the home. Looking forward to having you back again soon!
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Amazing home/ Lovely Host

  • 5 of 5

Annette was very helpful, courteous, and just simply put, a lovely host. We used this amazing spanish style home for a photo shoot. Unfortunately for us it rained that day, so we could not utilize how close this was to the beach. So we had to do all indoor shots, but the decor was unique with the pop color walls. And Annette travels around the world collecting one of a kind pieces to decorate this amazing space. Overall, a great shoot despite the rain. Thanks Annette!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,000

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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