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Tia's Place - Great Views - Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms en suite, Newly Remodeled Throughout, 3 Car Garage, Steps to Beach!

A block from the sand, this newly remodeled condo has 3 bedrooms, all with king size beds and their own bathrooms. Leave the windows open and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Two of the bedrooms share a balcony with a view that allows you to check surf before you wipe the sleep out of your eyes. Or sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy your morning coffee and watch the people go by on the Strand. There is another balcony off the living room with a terrific view of the beach, volleyball courts, strand, bike path and, of course, the water. The BBQ is located on this balcony allowing you to enjoy a beverage, cook dinner all the while watching a beautiful sunset. For the most spectacular view, make your way to the roof deck where you will find a 180 degree view from Point Dume to the north to Palos Verdes/Catalina to the south. But if you feel like getting out and exploring, with a walk score of 75, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops within walking distance. You can park your car in the garage and never use it again until it is time to leave. And of course, there is the convenience to LAX for those traveling into Los Angeles - we are about 10-15 minutes south of the airport.

Tia's Place is casually elegant, having just been completely refurbished and updated. The kitchen has all new appliances and cabinets, quartz countertops, beautiful Denby dishware and fully stocked cupboards for cooking indoors and out. There is hardwood floor throughout, with beautiful high-end furniture and furnishings from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Beds have linen duvet covers and bath and bed linens are like those at high end hotels. Each of the 3 bathrooms is beautiful, with 2 having showers and one having a tub/shower. The house is set up for tech with wifi throughout, a Bluetooth Bose speaker in the living room so you can listen to your own music, flat screen TV's in each bedroom and living room (Direct TV and Apple TV) and USB charging stations in several locations for easy access to your phones and tablets. For play, 6 beach towels are provided, several beach chairs, "boogie boards", sand toys and "strand cruiser" bikes. Surfboards, bikes and other toys are available for rent in town.

Whether looking for a place to stay for play or work -- a fun getaway, honeymoon, family gathering, a business trip to Los Angeles, extra lodging for locals with visiting family, an extended stay for work assignments or to escape the winter snows, or even a place to consider your second home -- you will find Tia's Place to be that special place, one that will make your time in beautiful Manhattan Beach all that more enjoyable and memorable.

More Details

Timothy Lawler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2018

About Timothy Lawler

Our great aunt, affectionately known as Tia, bought this property in 1936. Tia lived in downtown Los Angeles and this property was her weekend and summer getaway. The original building was a two story duplex with a three bedroom unit on the top floor and a one bedroom unit below.

The property was passed down through our father to my brothers and sisters and myself. Over the past forty years we have all had the opportunity to live on the property. Unfortunately, as our families grew and life happened, we all moved away from the beach. Now we look forward to coming back and using the property as our weekend and summer getaway and sharing it with our new friends.

Why Timothy Lawler chose Sand Section

Located across the street from the beach forces you to make some tough decisions. Do you go for a swim, paddle board, work on your tan, play some volleyball, take a walk on the Strand or go for a ride on the bike path? It doesn't get any easier in the evening. Do you relax on one of balconies and watch the sunset or walk to one of the excellent restaurants? You can't find a more relaxing getaway.


Sand Section Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 completely remodeled bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 has a walk in closet
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Tia's Place - Great Views - Steps to the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Port Washington

The house was perfect. Clean. Well stocked. Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. We appreciated all the additional items like beach chairs bikes and boogie boards. The baby gates and pack n play were very helpful. It was a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brick NJ

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Tia's Place. It was so close to the beach and the sunsets were beautiful! The kitchen was well stocked and the house gave us the room we needed with all our family members having their own bedroom/bath.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Tia's Place!

  • 5 of 5

Just had a fantastic week in Manhattan Beach at Tia's place. It is in a great location and extremely well set up. My family and I will definitely be back next year. Tim is so easy to work with too.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, Colorado

Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our two grown sons, couldn't have chosen a better place to spend some quality time together at the beach. The location of Tia's place was perfect. It's only steps to the sand, where our boys surfed and made use of the boogie boards each day, and my husband and I plopped ourselves down on beach chairs for some r & r. Each morning, we enjoyed our walks on the strand to get coffee or breakfast, and in the evenings we did the same. The house itself was nicely appointed with very comfortable beds and linens, a modern kitchen, updated decor and several balconies with nice outdoor furnishings where we would take in the ocean air and enjoy sunsets over the water. The owner Tim's daughter lives next door and was gracious in taking some terrific family photos of us down on the beach upon our arrival. Thank you, Megan! We hope to be back again soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to express how much we enjoyed Tia's Place! Tim is great to work with and the location is awesome! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise for a family from the midwest!

  • 5 of 5

Tia's Place was more than I even expected. The living space was great, loved having 3 king beds, kitchen was very well equipped, and the views were spectacular. A quick walk along the Strand gave us access to cute shops and great restaurants. I have stayed at lots of places in Los Angeles but Manhattan Beach was by far the best. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pancho's, Sharkey's and many more
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fonz's, Mama D's, Four Sisters, Local Yolk, Kettle
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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