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Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 and surf. 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.

Keywords: Guest House, Studio, Cottage, Quiet, Peaceful, Relaxing, Secluded spa

More Details

Pam Absher
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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 and is 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 Redondo Beach

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

Our location allows us to live at the beach, yet be close enough to drive to 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.9594593 based on 82 reviews

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: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in the Garden

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is lovely, secluded and quiet. Peaceful and restful. The homeowners are very warm, friendly, and helpful. Any needs of a guest were anticipated. My husband and I both quite enjoyed our stay, and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in "The Cottage" was absolutely wonderful. It was very relaxing, in a great location and exactly as described. Thanks Pam for making our stay so enjoyable, we hope to be back soon. John

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage in the Garden, Great Location, Quiet and Romantic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay while we visiting family and seeing the sights. The location is very convenient to the beaches, restaurants and we loved the residential neighborhood. Pam welcomed us, gave us good ideas about the area, then we were allowed to enjoy the cottage on our own. Every need had been anticipated in the cottage. We were delighted to enjoy the rocker and recliner! The cottage is one room but the way it is designed it feels larger and when you add the lovely private garden, it was quite spacious. The little garden is a delight! We enjoyed coffee in the morning while watching the squirrels scamper and listening to the small water feature. It was also great for a glass of wine in the evening. We aren't usually spa fans but we made good use of the whirlpool a couple of times and it was heavenly. Thanks Pam and Bill for the mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker which helped us feel at home! Ask Pam about the best way to get to the beach on bikes without the hills. We loved biking on the strand! Reserve space at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; it is amazing. We enjoyed a picnic on the grounds which are beautiful. HT Grill had excellent sea bass, great service and patio dining. Wonderful experience. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
3 Jan 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
26 May 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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