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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 - 5 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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 ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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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(26 traveller reviews)

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Enchanting Spanish Duplex with Ocean Views...1 Block to Beach!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 29 reviews

Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful old home with heaps of character. Very deco on the outside and updated on the inside. Loved our walks on the strand down to the pier every morning. Jeanette is a lovely host who made everything easy.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great value and very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in Jeanette’s unit and as others have commented, one of the best compliments you can give is that the pictures well represent the unit. For those that don’t know the area you’re literally 1 ½ blocks to the beach! Also, even on the crazy weekends there is private parking.

I stayed for almost a week and easily commuted to Santa Monica for business. If you take the backroads ( use WAZE) it was only around 45 minutes in normally heavy traffic hours and I just loved to be able to walk the beach and watch the surfers before work in the early mornings and evening hours! Next time I want to come back just for a straight vacation and really take advantage of being so close to the beach.

I had a wonderfully relaxing stay in a unit that had all the features I expected. I would definitely return in the future and encourage others to consider this as an option and utilize car services if you’re not as comfortable commuting.

Jeanette checked in with me during the visit and for any minor questions I had she was very responsive.

Can't say enough in regards to the cost and value of her property!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very cute and clean rental. Beach right there and friendly neighbor's... Enjoyed our stay and highly recommend! 😎👙👒👣

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanging out in Manhattan Beach

  • 4 of 5

The property is old but well maintained. All aspects were completely functional. It must be understood that this a beach community and there will be noise. That said, I'd recommend this to any family for a great California beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Location, cute house

  • 5 of 5

Efficient, cute house so close to one of the Best Beaches I've been at.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michael! We LOVE the El Porto beach - it's ridiculously wide, never crowded, and the sunsets over the ocean are mesmerizing.
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Cozy Spanish style

  • 5 of 5

Great place close to the beach and the Strand. There are some great restaurants within a short walking distance. It was nice to have on site parking. There are a lot of things to see and do, great place to vacation. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Tom. Glad to hear you enjoyed the apartment and the nearby restaurants. My favorite sushi place is Akatora on the corner of Rosecrans and Highland Ave.
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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
Early July Special
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning Fee £150.58
Property Damage Protection £44.42

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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