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Charming Manhattan Beach Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Charm, convenience, views, location

Our cottage is completely remodeled and decorated from top to bottom combining old beach charm with all the modern conveniences. Located just a few short blocks to the Ocean and downtown. Park your car when you arrive and walk to everything.

Stroll into town and enjoy our amazing restaurants, bars, spas, and unique shops. Or, walk a few short blocks to the beach and surf, swim, play volleyball, sunbath, boogie board, make sand castles, jog, or just relax!

Back at the cottage you'll find a warm and welcoming home away from home. The living room has views, a 55' HD Flatscreen TV, and an IPOD docking station. The dinning area accommodates 6-8 people and there is a full kitchen with all the appliances and cooking equipment needed to create gourmet meals. Or, Enjoy the large backyard and barbecue and dine outside.

All 3 bedrooms have new and luxurious bedding. The very spacious Master Bedroom has a California King bed, HD Flatscreen TV, electric fireplace and a sitting room with a panoramic view. (You may have trouble getting up and out in the morning- really!) The 2nd Bedroom has Twin Beds, HD Flatscreen TV, and a large window overlooking the backyard. The 3rd bedroom has a Queen Bed. There are 2 NEW bathrooms and a new washer/dryer room.

In the yard, there is a small storage house that is equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, umbrella, and sand toys.

There is no better place to be than Manhattan Beach, the best kept secret.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Gevertz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Melissa Gevertz

My Husband and I have lived in Manhattan Beach for the last 40 years. We love Manhattan Beach and its small town charm and endless options. Home to beach volleyball, surfing, good restaurants, shopping, a warm and welcoming community of friendly people, and fabulous weather year-round. What a place to call home!

Why Melissa Gevertz chose Manhattan Beach

We are excited to own one of the oldest homes in Manhattan Beach. It has quite a history and we have had fun remodeling it with modern conveniences while retaining it's original charm. You'll just love it!

What makes this cottage unique

Charm, convenience, views, Location, and a history of happy living!

Amenities

Tree Section Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both: Brand NEW!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very Large Master Bedroom with sitting room and ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 roll-away single beds available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There's no better place to hang out than charming, unforgettable Manhattan Beach. Outdoor life is at its finest: Restaurant, Bars, and the Ocean right out the door and a short walk. But if you want to venture beyond our town you might ride bikes along the ocean on our famous Strand, or drive to neighboring towns of Hermosa and Redondo Beach to the South, or Venice and Santa Monica, to the North. We are also conveniently located 20-30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Pasadena where you can catch a Lakers or Kings' game at the Staples Center or a concert at the Nokia Center or a Dodgers game at the Dodgers Stadium. Sightseeing and museum going is endless: Getty Museum, MOMA, LACMA etc. We're 45 minutes to and hour away from Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, & Magic Mountain. Endless possibilities.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
4

Great home - great location.

  • 4 of 5

Home was in good repair - a few minor items - but it was very close to what was described & pictured. Very good instructions/information available. We enjoyed the stay & would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experienced Manhattan Beach like a Local

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful house the 1st week in June. The house provided everything we could ask for and more... beach chairs, beach towels, etc. Also, for those that might have to work while on vacation, I can vouch for the WiFi being extremely fast and reliable. Even with 2 teenagers online almost constantly, there was no noticeable difference when I was working online.

The location of the house is great - 1 block up from the downtown area and only a few blocks to the beach and pier. The area is very safe and family friendly.

The owners were great to work with and I highly recommend this rental for anyone wanting to experience Manhattan Beach like a local. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, Location, Location! And adorable too!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed in this perfect little beach cottage in Manhattan Beach. It was everything we expected and more! It is perfectly located in downtown MB, in fact, it is on the main street (can get a little noisy) that goes into town. Walk out your front door, take a right and you are minutes from the best coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, ice cream (MB Creamery!!! Yum), and of course, the beach!

There were 8 of us. For having only 1500 sf, the place did not feel small and accommodated us nicely. My mother and nephew even came over to hang out and everyone was very comfortable. Well laid out w/a nice yard where the kids were able to play. A very charming home.

The beds were extremely comfortable. The master was huge and easily held a queen size aerobed with plenty of room to walk around. The master bedroom and the room with two twin beds share a bathroom upstairs. The downstairs room fit a twin aerobed.

The kitchen had all the pots/pans/serving stuff you need; however, make sure you take inventory of what is in the cabinets before cooking a meal because we found there weren't any of the salt/pepper/sugar/olive oil/condiments that we needed. It was an easy fix as the grocery store is a 2 minute walk away.

Be aware that there are lots of steps! My mother is disabled and had challenges with the steps but there is a way to bypass some of those steps by using the garage next door- ask Melissa about that because it helped us with getting heavy suitcases to the car! Garage parking was conveniently available.

Manhattan Beach is one of my favorite destinations! I've been going there regularly for over 10 years. It is so easy to get to (LAX is a 10 minute cab ride away), has tremendous restaurants, shopping and activities. My family always goes for super long walks on the strand. The strand stretches from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica! Rent some bikes and ride for miles. It has great parks, tennis courts, a wood chip trail for running along, an aquarium, tons of volleyball and more.

Restaurant suggestions: For breakfast, try Nick's (only on weekends maybe?) or Uncle Bills. For lunch, hands down go to Simmzy's (great salads, burgers, wings and beer). For dinner, Katsuya (best sushi EVER), MB Post (playful, rustic menu) and Arthur J (steak)- Strand House for something fancy. And for pizza delivery - Beach Pizza.

You will love this town and this cottage is the perfect place to enjoy it from!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Manhattan Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our short trip to Manhattan Beach mostly because of our amenities! We loved our cottage as it had everything we needed and more! The owners were very accommodating and met our needs for check-in and check out. We loved the space it had for our family of six. The backyard was adorable! It was a close walk to shops and grocery! Only bad side is that it was far walking for our girls to the beach. We did not get to the beach a lot so it wasn't a big issue. We would definitely inquire about renting it again and definitely will consider a girls weekend there!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us spent our annual "Ladies Week-end" (4 nites!) in this amazing cottage. Everything is as advertised, and more. Perfect spot for 2 couples or families or a group of ladies!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous restored cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family to Manhattan Beach for Spring Break. We wanted a beach location with access to downtown LA and surrounding area. We were fortunate to find this wonderful property, a short walk from the beach (including miles of biking and walking paths). It was perfect for our family vacation.

There is a large master bedroom upstairs along with a room with twin beds. There is another bedroom downstairs which could accommodate another couple or child. The property was fully stocked, very comfortable and in excellent condition. We had access to a garage which made parking after our day trips very easy.

We enjoyed getting up in the mornings, taking a walk on the beach and being able to pick up coffee, bagels and/or breakfast on the way back. There was also easy access to restaurants for dinner and many other food options, including a grocery store right down the beach.

Everything we needed was at the property - a guide book for visitors, games, extra towels/linens, etc. The owners were there to greet us and walk through any questions we had. They also checked in on us to ensure everything was going ok. They were wonderful hosts and we appreciate them opening up their beautifully renovated cottage.

We will absolutely consider returning to this property on our next trip to Southern California, and recommend it to anyone looking looking for a great location and a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
LAX
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The lakes El Segundo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
405 Fwy
Car: not necessary

Location, location, location: Steps to Sand and Town

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59

Cleaning Fees $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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