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Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Guest House, Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

The Cottage in the Garden is located behind our South Redondo home in a quiet residential neighborhood. There is a private spa located at the rear of the property. We are a 15 to 20 minute walk to the beach, or a quick ride on one of our complimentary bikes.

On entering the Cottage one has the impression they are in a mountain cabin. There are vintage skis and a sled mounted on knotty pine walls. While there is no kitchen, there is a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and dishes. Enjoy breakfast in the Cottage, or sitting on the deck. One can hear birds singing, the bubbling fountain, and the gentle ringing of chimes.

After breakfast don your shorts, grab towels, beach chairs, a picnic lunch, and head to the beach. Walk barefoot in the sand. Ride bikes from Torrance to Santa Monica. Head to the Redondo Beach Pier, a short distance away. The Pier offers water activities, souvenir shops, restaurants and photo opportunities.

Later return to the Cottage to get refreshed. Watch the birds splash in the bird bath, the hummingbirds feed on the fuschias, and enjoy the late afternoon breeze. Or, read a good book from our bookcase while sitting in the recliner, or the glider.

It is then time to think about dinner, but first, return to the beach to watch a spectacular sunset. Afterward head to the Riviera Village for dinner. After dinner it is back to the Cottage to star gaze while sitting in the relaxing spa. Finish your day in our comfy down bed.

By the end of your stay, you will feel like you have truly had a vacation.

Pam Absher

Bill Nevarez

Keywords: The Cottage in the Garden, South Redondo Beach Guest House, Studio, Cottage, Quiet, Peaceful, Relaxing, Spa/Hot Tub/Jacuzzi,

More Details

Pam Absher
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Pam Absher

We are a family of three, all native Californians. Pam grew up in Redondo Beach and is an insurance adjuster. Bill is an aerospace engineer and the resident handy man. Susannah is attending college studying to be a Music Therapist. We love to travel and we are active in our Church.

Pam Absher purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Pam Absher chose South Redondo

Redondo Beach is a casual beach town. We moved to the Avenues due to the proximate to the beach and the Riviera Village. The Cottage was our place to escape before we added on to our home. It now allows us to share our little slice of heaven with others.

What makes this cottage unique

We are approximately 7 blocks east of the Pacific Ocean. South Redondo Beach is 12 miles south of the Los Angeles Airport. We are close to the Palos Verdes Peninsula which has whale watching, hiking trails, tide pools, and beautiful sunsets. One can catch the ferry boat from San Pedro, or Long Beach, to Catalina Island, a quaint resort island 25 miles off the coast. We can be used as a hub to enjoy the many offerings in Los Angeles and Orange County, Disneyland/California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Downtown Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Long Beach Aquarium, Los Angeles Zoo, and the Getty Center.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great Place, beautiful setting, nicely appointed, wonderful hosts, delightful doggie,& tasty muffins!"
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Redondo in Redondo Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No overnight guests
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower only.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One Queen size Bed with a Feather bed on top of the mattress and a down comforter. Full Size Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Cottage does not have a kitchen. It has a refreshment area with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, and dishes. The spa is located in the private garden, which is alongside the Cottage. There is a deck to enjoy your morning breakfast. The owners are on-site and willing to help make your vacation memorable.


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average rating of 4.961039 based on 85 reviews

Fantastic stay at The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I had a wonderful time at The Cottage. I met Pam on arrival and found her to be super nice and provided great recommendations. Despite me arriving very early on the day of check in, Pam went out of her way to have the cottage cleaned and ready. Thanks so much! The cottage is great. My brother slept on the bed and I took the comfortable futon. The cottage has a very comfortable, home-like feel to it. It is located in an awesome area. About a 20 min walk to the beach and about a 30 min walk to the Redondo Pier, but by car you can get there within a few minutes and park in the parking structure. Parked right in front of the property with ease. I would highly recommend this property. Dave

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage for 9 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was great, in a nice quiet area and close to restaurants, shopping and the beaches. Pam and Bill were very friendly and made our stay a pleasure. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We made good use of the bicycles available and appreciated the ideas and recommendations of our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Bill were extremely accommodating, and they made sure that we had everything we needed to make the most of our vacation. Our first night, we arrived late in the evening and were hungry, and Pam went out of her way to drive us into town to grab a bite. Their cottage was close to the beach, tons of great restaurants, and little shops around town. We were able to enjoy rides along the beach with the bikes they provided, and they also made it easy to get around town to explore and pick up groceries at the nearby Trader Joes. Pam and Bill offered recommendations on places to go and things to do, which was great as it was our first time in the area. Their cottage is in a great location, and we were able to take very reasonable uber rides to Hermosa Beach, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica during our trip. Their jacuzzi was a perfect way to end the day, and we used it almost every night. We would stay with Pam and Bill again in a heartbeat, and highly recommend this vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Pam and Bill are very nice hosts and can tell you everything there is to do as a visitor. This is a great location with a very comfortable accommodation. The neighbourhood is nice and quiet, close to the beach and reasonable restaurants. We would definately return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the enormous pleasure of staying at Pam & Bill’s Cottage in the Garden at the end of July. Thanks to Pam & Bill we had the most amazing holiday! We couldn’t have loved the cottage anymore and their recommendations and assistance were invaluable. Their bikes were great, especially having locks & helmets. My husband and I rode along the strand almost every day and so enjoyed a relaxing hot tub on our return. Pam & Bill are fantastic and because of their hospitality, we feel like we have a home in L.A. Thanks again Pam & Bill for everything and we look extremely forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat !

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying here. Pam and her husband are wonderful hosts. Loved every minute of my stay.

The jacuzzi at night was a welcome respite, complete with a glass of wine to relax. Listened to the fountain outside my window which lulled me to sleep every night! Planning another stay soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Los Angeles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Avenue A Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
El Terranea Resort
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Downtown Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
405 Freeway/110 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Redondo Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach and Bike Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Riviera Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Redondo Beach Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Del Amo Shopping Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Wilderness Park
Car: recommended

Redondo Beach Pier. Harbor Cruises. Whale Watching. Bike Path. Farmer's Market. Tide Pools. Library. Seaside Lagoon. Wilderness Park. Hiking Trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Redondo, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
5 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

30 Day no refund Cancellation Policy. Cancellations prior to 30 days, full refund less $25 processing fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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