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Sweet Riviera Beach Cottage. HIKE to this BEACH!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Enjoy a rural setting & jog to beach with gate access to La Selva Hiking Trail

Riviera Beach Cottage sleeps 6 or 7 comfortably. The house is located in the prestigious Hollywood Riviera, walking distance (less than 1 mile; about 15 minutes' walk) to South Redondo Beach. South Redondo is the destination for surfing, diving, swimming, boogie boarding, biking, paddle boarding.... you name it!

Inside, the house is a comfortable, relaxed retreat with all the amenities needed for a great vacation! Gas BBQ, Outdoor dining, play yard for the kiddos, Smart TV, and walkable to the ocean!

Outside, it's the rural life, in the forest, by the beach, complete with a wood chip trail.

This cottage is an organic dwelling. We don't use pesticides. As such, you may be visited by some bugs such as daddy long legs spiders, and gnats during gnat season. They are harmless. For the safety of our guests, we prefer a few bugs to a poisoned environment. If you do see a spider, please don’t scream, as it may scare her.

An incredibly and unique location, a quick walk to the beach and summer fun!

Direct gate access to the La Selva hiking trail!

A couple of cats call this property home. The house is immersed in nature: There are 2 wild peregrine falcons who have nested and are feeding their fledgling just 3 blocks down the hill, and whale watching and dolphins at the beach just a 15-20 minute walk. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Close to all Southern California attractions, we are located just:

WALK TO THE BEACH!

5 minutes to shopping

5 minutes to surfing, hang gliding, scuba, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, bike riding.....

20 minutes south of LAX Airport

15 minutes north of Donald National Trump Golf Course, Terranea Resort & Spa

30 minutes to Downtown LA; Theatres, Staples Center, Museums, Disney Concert Hall, Clubs,

45 minutes to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain

Walk to Redondo Beach's Riviera Village cafes, spas, wine bars, and of course the Ocean!

Direct access to the beautiful hiking trails of Palos Verdes, a beautiful view-filled walk to the beach, in a quiet residential neighborhood.

This unit is one of 2 on the property. A large yard separates the 2 properties, and offers a playground.

WIFI!

Sleeps 8.

No Smoking is permitted in either building or in the yard.

This is a quiet, residential neighborhood. No Parties are permitted. Tenants must be quiet after 9:00 pm.

Do you have special requests? Just ask! I've lived in Redondo Beach for 20 years and would love to guide you on your dream vacation ;)

More Details

Owner
Linda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2017

About Linda

I am originally from a small midwestern town, and have lived in many places around the world but keep returning here to the paradise in the cove....Redondo Beach. I love the diversity of the South Bay, from the diversity of the people, to the diversity of the terrain: tide pools to eucalyptus forests, coastline resorts to working ranches just inland... I love living in the south bay!

Why Linda chose Los Angeles County

People love our little beach house, close to everything from beach, surfing, hiking, biking, and local spa and shops, to Disneyland to Universal Studios. We love our little beach house on the hill above Miramar Park. Walkable to the ocean, it's a beautiful haven in the trees, away from bustle of the south bay. The Upper Riviera has with the feel of the Pacific Northwest, boasting incredible natural features like tide pools, Palos Verdes cliffs and hiking trails, and the beautiful cove of south Redondo Beach. Walk right out the back gate of the property onto a quiet wood chip trail that leads 2 blocks from the ocean. Stroll down to the water in just about 12 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Close to ocean, organic, free parking, run/bike/walk to beach, private hot tub, Extremely kid-friendly yard & home, in a forest of eucalyptus trees, on a wood chip trail used for hiking and jogging, close to Trader Joe's, Von's, shopping, Riviera Village spas, cafes, and shops.

Our home is located close to cross streets Calle Mayor and Palos Verdes Blvd. Riviera Village is the local shopping area and a great location for dining... tons of good little food spots there. You really can't go wrong. Also a Trader Joe's, a Von's, and a Smart & Final, several banks, spas, pubs...

For recreation, Olympus Paddle Boards or Tarsan are great sources of recreation for the family; the harbor also offers rental kayaks and paddle boats, and has glass bottom boat tours.

While you are here you should visit Sea Lab in Redondo Beach. It was founded by local residents twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, lovers of oceanic life and inventors of the wetsuit!

Redondo Beach is an amazing ecological area, featuring the Redondo Canyon, one of the deepest spots of the ocean, and located just off the coast at Redondo Beach, making it a star destination for snorkeling and deep sea diving.

Redondo Beach was also the home of one of the largest inland salt marshes in North America... the current wildlife is a tribute to that feature.

Redondo was also home of the first ever lifeguard training established by George Freeth in 1908 (he singlehandedly saved over 20 stranded Japanese sailors in a ship wreck off the coast of Redondo Beach by swimming out and bringing each person back one by one.)

Currently, and in contrast to northern neighbors Hermosa and Manhattan, Redondo Beach is a family oriented, casual community on the ocean. The Hollywood Riviera section of Redondo is located in a quiet, hilltop forest overlooking the ocean. Whether you enjoy biking, jogging, kite sailing, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, or just lying on the beach and building sand castles, Redondo has it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cross streets are Calle Mayor and Palos Verdes Blvd. Riviera Village is the local shopping area and a great location for dining... tons of good little food spots there. You really can't go wrong. Also a Trader Joes, a Von's, and an Albertson's, several banks, spas, you name it.



For recreation, Olympus Paddle Boards is a great source of recreation for the family; the harbor also offers rental bikes, kayaks and paddle boats, and has glass bottom boat tours.



While you are here you should visit Sea Lab in Redondo Beach. It was founded by local residents twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, lovers of oceanic life and inventors of the wetsuit!



Redondo Beach is an amazing ecological area, with the Redondo Canyon, one of the deepest spots of the ocean, and located just beyond the coastline at Redondo Beach.



Redondo Beach was also the home of one of the largest inland salt marshes in North America... and home of the first ever lifeguard training established by George Freeth in 1908 (he singlehandedly saved over 20 stranded Japanese sailors in a ship wreck off the coast of Redondo Beach by swimming out and bringing each person back one by one.)



In contrast to northern neighbors Hermosa and Manhattan, Redondo Beach is a family oriented, casual community on the ocean. And the Hollywood Riviera section of Redondo is located in a quiet, hilltop forest overlooking the ocean. It's a great place for a relaxing retreat!
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Redondo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have fun!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower and bathtub.... vintage art deco, clean, and cute!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , This bunk is a twin over full, and can sleep 3 comfortably.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • We also have a roll away, and a large comfortable couch if additional sleeping arrangements are needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Sweet Riviera Beach Cottage. HIKE to this BEACH!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews
4

Quaint and a good deal

  • 4 of 5

We liked our stay at this home. It was walkable to the beach although a little longer than the 15 minutes as suggested in the ad. It was nice to have 3 bedrooms and much better than staying in a hotel. Also, a better deal than most places around the area and we didn't see too many options for 3 bedrooms at this price.

There was some confusion on the agreement. I believe the agreement that was sent to us and the information on there is different than the owner thought. It had the wrong phone number and didn't have the wifi password or TV information she thought. She kept saying the information is in the agreement but it wasn't. Luckily I had a phone call from her when we booked and was able to find the correct phone number to get the information for check in.

The beds were not comfortable and it didn't seem as though the heater worked so make sure to bring some warmer clothes. The hot tub is a very nice amenity and we used it every night.

We really enjoyed the quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristin, Thank you for the feedback... Again, I am so sorry about the trouble and I have triple checked the agreement and it now does have the correct phone number and wifi/smart tv instructions. I am so glad you had a great stay and enjoyed the amazing neighborhood.
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4

Very clean, well stocked. Good location, quiet and safe neighbourhood.

  • 4 of 5

A binder on hand with written instructions on wifi and tv etc would be handy. Owner very responsive to requests.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Home in a Beautiful Neighborhood close to the beach !

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location a short walk to Redondo Beach, restaurants, and shopping. The home was beautiful: clean, beds were very comfortable, amenities were plentiful, neighborhood felt safe, friendly and home was close to the beach and shopping.

We had 6 adults and had no issues with one bathroom as there were plenty of mirrors. The furnishings were high quality and comfortable. No clutter and very clean. The kitchen has everything needed for cooking or baking and the outside grill was clean and full of propane. The fridge has filtered water and ice. The house was well stocked with paper products, extra linens and pillows, and plenty of towels and washcloths.

The fenced in outdoor area was expansive: very comfortable with lots of play equipment for the children. The neighborhood was safe and quiet with plenty of parking between the garage, driveway and street.

Linda is friendly and professional not like novice property owners we've dealt with in the past. Our stay exceeded our expectations! No hassles, no stress, no surprises and no disappointment. If we had questions throughout stay she was quick to respond.

We could have done a longer stay and been very comfortable (family of 8 with young children on this stay).

If we were coming to the area again, we would be excited to stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have hosted you! Please come back!
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5

Charming, artistic, close to the beach...

  • 5 of 5

Linda was an excellent host and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She was very attentive, hospitable, and accommodating. The house was private and had a private yard for our puppy to have his own space to play, too.

Situated at the top of the hill in beautiful residential Torrance, her home has an artsy, secret-garden feel and the house we stayed in is nestled among fruit trees in the gardener/kid-friendly yard, shared with two sweet ducks, a couple of hens, and two friendly cats. We loved the natural setting of her home and the house itself was very clean, spacious, and extra comfortable.

The house was very relaxing, the bed and pillows were especially comfortable, and we very much appreciated Linda's generosity with the fruit, chocolate, chips, and water, as well as toiletries and other household items! We felt we had everything (and more) that we needed and appreciated her checking in with us.

We were also particularly thankful for the excellent fans --I tend to overheat when I sleep and I slept perfectly.

The location was PERFECT! I especially loved the backyard exit into the eucalyptus-lined footpath behind the house that leads down to the Redondo cliff-side and the ocean. A refreshing jaunt down to the beach can happen at anytime! The neighborhood is quiet and calm, and the casita gets the perfect amount of sunlight and shade.

We love the Redondo area for fresh air, stunning cliff sides and views, and beautiful beaches that are NOT overly populated. Linda's casita is the perfect place for anyone looking for a friendly, calm, peaceful getaway by the sea.

We look forward to visiting again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alas, all of the animals have moved and now just a secret garden remains! No cats, no hens, no ducks....
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5

Relaxing, Fun, and Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Linda was very promptly responsive from the moment I expressed interest in the property to the morning we checked out and said our good-byes. Since we were coming from a distance, this was very reassuring. Members of our family came from the east coast, the pacific northwest, and the mid-west to spend a week together in RB.

Our stay was everything we expected, and more! The cute and clean house was rustic and beachy, situated in a great location on a quiet street. It was perfect for our clan, from the youngest littles to the grands. We loved the easy access to the beaches, and walked down every day. Either route for the walk down to the beach was beautiful: the woodchip trail or the street with spectacular ocean views from Catalina to Santa Barbara.

The outdoor area was terrific for socializing. There was a grill and a large dining table that seated 6, as well as an extra smaller picnic table and another little table for two for al fresco dining. The club house and play yard were a big hit with the kids!

The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were cozy, and we found there was a beautiful cross breeze in the house with the windows open and ceiling fans on. The towels were soft and plentiful. The shampoo & conditioner in the bathroom was a nice touch.

The floor plan is great for entertaining and very nicely accommodated our three families. Even with seven of us there was plenty of space for all of us to be together or to spread out to find some privacy. We had friends join us most days and we were still completely comfortable.

I will absolutely rent this home again and would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic, Fun, Secluded yet Close

  • 5 of 5

This house was very beautiful, simple and elegant. We felt like we were at home. The home was fully stocked with toiletries and home necessities plus the simple notes throughout the house for aid was very helpful. We had a welcome basket that was very nice. The neighborhood was quiet throughout our stay. We only had one minor issue but things happen unexpectedly which the owner was available and very helpful. My family especially loved the kitchen, great for cooks! The kids loved the amount of space and the play equipment. The direct access to the trail afforded us many family nature hikes during our stay.

We would gladly rent from Linda the next time we're in town. This is a great place for kids and family, and I think also would be good for a couple wanting a romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
LAX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several Amazing and sundry
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Palos Verdes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Amazing
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Redondo Beach
Car: recommended

hang gliding, surfing, hiking, running on the wood chip trail down to the ocean

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Rates & Availability

Redondo Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$255
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$235
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservation is refundable 1 month prior to booking, at which time no refunds can be granted. We recommend obtaining travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen cancellations.

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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