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Enchanting Spanish Duplex with Ocean Views...1 Block to Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach, grab your surfboard and walk down to the best surf spot in the South Bay. Or simply breath in the fresh ocean air and relish the fabulous perfect sunny weather and laid back attitude that Southern California made famous. Great restaurants are within walking distance. The Strand sidewalk runs north and south for 26 miles along the beach. If you live an active lifestyle, you won't need a car!

Our cozy duplex was built in 1932 and has been continuously remodeled over the past decade but we've managed to keep all the charming elements. A few years ago, we hired an interior designer to refurnish everything from the furniture to the silverware. There's a Beautyrest queen mattress in the master bedroom with high end linens. Leather furniture throughout the family room. A fully stocked kitchen with everything you'll need to create a fantastic meal. 2 flat screen HD TV's and Frontier FIOS high speed cable and wireless internet. The bathroom was remodeled with a favorite spa in mind. The walk in shower includes dual rain shower heads, body jets and river rocks to massage your feet. There are hardwood and travertine floors throughout. The second bedroom includes a twin size bed.

More Details

Jeanette Ferrera
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Jeanette Ferrera

My husband and I currently live bi-coastally - we spend most of the year in Florida and head out to our Manhattan Beach bungalow in the summer. The rest of the year, we like to share our beach pad with other families either relocating to the area, on extended vacations or short business contracts. We are excited about sharing our home with you!

Jeanette Ferrera purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeanette Ferrera chose Sand Section

Ever since I moved to the South Bay in 1999, I fell in love with it. The locals are fantastic. The lifestyle is perfect. After working all week, I would park my car on Friday and it wouldn't move all weekend. I have great memories of rollerblading on the Strand with my 2 dogs. We would meet up with friends and eat/drink at the local restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. The weather couldn't be any better and the beaches are beautiful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay and Jeanette was a wonderful host. Everything was just as advertised, clean, very well kept, nicely decorated and organized. Jeanette was very responsive, plus went out of her way to help with some specific needs we had. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again, Jeanette! We hope to be back!
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sand Section in Manhattan Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do your best to AVOID USING the garbage disposal in the kitchen and DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper in the bathroom.
  • No pets are permitted without written approval from Homeowner.
  • Parking is limited to 2 vehicles parked perpendicular to the house on the driveway.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower includes 2 rain shower heads and 2 body jets
  • Recently remodeled bathroom includes slate tile, river rocks, dual shower heads, and soft close Toto toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Queen size Bed with medium firm Beautyrest mattress and luxurious sheets 1 Twin or Single Bed with memory foam mattress
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Enchanting Spanish Duplex with Ocean Views...1 Block to Beach!
average rating of 4.95 based on 23 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Close to the beach and The Strand. Property was very clean and beautifully decorated. Two big screen TVs, color printer, high end pots and pans and bed linens!!!Tons of shopping and dining within walking distance. I would highly recommend this property to friends and family. I would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location for LA adventures!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Clean, quiet, well-equipped villa very close to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Laura! It's always great to receive feedback from guests about their stay. We spent a long weekend at our place in Manhattan Beach mid-February and had a hard time leaving. It is a truly magical city!
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104

January at the strand

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and user friendly. Filtered water, Nespresso machine, towels galore, the list of reasons why the week was exceptional is longer than I can write. Jeanette was responsive and speedy in her support while we stayed in the apartment. Walking in and around the area was a highlight for us. We would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Karen. Glad to hear you had a fabulous time. We would love to have you back!
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Great place - great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with this lovely beach house. All the amenities you could want in a house. Fully stocked kitchen, towels, beautifully appointed. Perfect for a stay in the Manhattan Beach area. Looking forward to staying there on our next trip to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norman, the pleasure was all ours! I hope you had a wonderful visit with your family. Thank you for taking care of the place. We look forward to hosting you and Elle again.
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Wyk Germany

The apartment was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

The property is located only one block from the beach on the north end of MB called El Porto. Easy access to major malls and shopping areas. Ten minutes drive to the major shops and restaurants of MB. Parking in front is very nice, important as parking is otherwise a pain. The separated beach pedestrian and bike paths make for enjoyable use for everyone.

It’s a typical beach house with some very amateurish carpentry, uneven steps, cabinets that don’t open all the way, etc, but well equipped with a small kitchen eating area, comfy living room with TV and desk. The main queen bedroom with a comfortable bed is small but plenty of storage space and a 2nd flat screen TV. Bathroom is again small but has nice shower with various outlets. The 2nd bedroom is downstairs with a single bed, good for storage.

I had only two drawbacks. The owners live in Florida so any difficulty has to be resolved over email, phone or text. Response time was quite good but laborious. For example, we had trouble getting the tv to play which an on-site owner could have probably resolved in minutes. And the cable company offerings didn’t include a single sports channel, something the owner didn’t know. The other drawback (which is clearly stated on the website) is the lack of anywhere to sit outside

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would easily recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Lovely Beach Getaway"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 2 weeks while we visited family in the area. The apartment is super clean and steps from the beach. As soon as we walked in, we felt instantly at home. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful despite the homes being located close together (as in all beach communities). We enjoyed seeing the locals gather at the end of day on the Strand, to watch the sunset together. You could tell there was a cohesiveness to the community, which added a nice sense of security and peace to our visit.

The owner was a dream to work with and was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped (including a BBQ on the deck). It was also a plus to have 2 parking spots. We would absolutely recommend this property and look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North End Cafe
Best breakfast in town!
Whole Foods Market
High end grocery store
Manhattan Meats
Best local market with amazing meat, chicken, lamb, and fish.
Manhattan Beach Post
Delicious dinner spot in downtown Manhattan Beach. Highly recommend making a reservation in...
Santa Monica Pier
The mini carnival offers rides that are great fun for kids ages 3 and up. A solar powered f...
Venice Beach (California)
Take a day long bike ride along the Strand bike path and check out the infamous Venice Beach.
The Getty Center
Hollywood Bowl
Famous outdoor amphitheater
Great gourmet deli - very kid friendly. Located at Metlox Plaza in downtown Manhattan Beach.
Le Pain Quotidien
Yummy gourmet bakery that serves breakfast & lunch (omelets, salads, tartines, etc.). Locat...
Farmers Market
Great place to get locally grown produce, vegetables, fruit, plants, flowers, eggs, grass fe...
The Strand House
Delicious lunch, dinner, or just drinks overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manhattan Beach Pier.
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Local favorite breakfast spot. Super yummy pancakes.
Spot the Natural Food Restaurant
Yummy vegetarian dinner.
Captain Kidds Fish Market & Restaurant
Super casual fish market/restaurant near the Redondo Beach Pier. Buy the freshest fish to g...
Main Street Santa Monica
Hermosa Beach Pier
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fish Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lakes at El Segundo
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Douglas Green Line Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
105 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fish Bar
Nearest Ski
118 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
33 Metres
North Manhattan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Katsu Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
North End Caffe
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Manhattan Meats
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sand Section, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid March Special
17 Mar 2018 - 21 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid April Special
16 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning Fee £144.42
Property Damage Protection £42.6

Rental fee includes all utilities (water, gas, electric), FIOS high speed wireless Internet & Cable, bi-weekly housekeeping and 2 parking spaces - everything except a phone line.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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