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1926 Spanish Mansion at the Beach! Experience history!!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa Colinas was the first model home built in the scenic Hollywood Riviera section of Redondo Beach, CA. The 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, 3100 square foot home was built in the late 1920s using one of old Hollywood's famous architects and the finest craftsmanship of the era.

Hand stenciled wood ceilings, amazing wrought iron work, original lighting fixtures preserve the character of the original design, while a major renovation adds the comfort and technology of today.

Hollywood Riviera was started in the 1920's by Clifford F. Reid. This ocean-view hillside development was intended to attract the film stars and producers of the 1920's to come live at the beach. It was named Hollywood Riviera because the climate and the hillside views reminded Reid of the French Riviera. The stock market crash of 1929 halted the development and for that reason, there are only 14 original Spanish Revival homes scattered throughout the area. This home was one of the first and affords a prime location in the Riviera.

The living room has a dramatic wood ceiling with original stenciling and hand hewn wood beams. A step down through an arched doorway leads to the professionally designed home theater with a 100' projection screen and incredible surround sound. On the other side of the living room is a step down to the dramatic fireplace room and continuing to the 'secret room' hidden behind a bookcase that was used during prohibition.

Stepping up from the living room and through an arched hallway leads to the dining room with original stenciled wall panels, decorative moulding and a wood-paneled ceiling. Walk out the french doors in the dining room, and you can experience the serenity area with wrap around seating, bubbling fountain, and Moroccan lanterns. Relax and enjoy the view of the bamboo wall and bougainvillea climbing up the original ironwork.

The full chef's kitchen has a 48' professional stove, drawer dishwasher in the island for glasses, regular dishwasher, warming drawer, prep sink, custom African mahogany cabinets, Carrera marble counter tops and a Verde Fantastico granite topped island. There is a sun filled breakfast room off the kitchen.

The fully landscaped backyard has a comfortable seating area with gas fire-pit , 8 foot antique mirror, dining table, lounge chairs, BBQ , fountain surrounded by an herb garden, lemon and lime trees, rose garden, and a sunken hot tub.

There are three bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and bathroom ensuite with a rain shower, side jets, handheld, and regular shower heads. Upstairs has two bedrooms, the master bedroom with a king bed and a ocean view balcony. The second bedroom has two twin beds and large flat screen TV . These two rooms share a bathroom with a steam shower, rain shower and additional side jets. There is also a luxurious separate tub room with a deep free standing jetted tub and an ocean view. The theater downstairs can also be converted for additional sleeping arrangements.

The home is fully automated and has speakers in every room and outside with a large library for music, satellite radio, and an iPod dock.

We are conveniently located three blocks from the beach and less than two blocks to Riviera Village to enjoy world class restaurants and shopping.

Keywords: Historic, Spanish, luxury, beach, hot tub, home theater, ocean view, view, ocean, historical,

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About The Owner

My husband owns a home automation and lighting company and I am an interior designer and real estate agent.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Torrance

Hollywood Riviera is one of the most beautiful spots on the Southern California coast. We love being close to the beach and close to LA and all it has to offer.

What makes this house unique

3 blocks to the beach and two blocks to Riviera Village. Hollywood Riviera is an interesting neighborhood to walk through. There are also woodsy trails that lead up into Palos Verdes and to the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Torrance around the Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin beds 2
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor gas firepit, serenity patio with fountain, home theatre


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained home, we had an excellent time during our stay! Short walk to beach and shorter walk to restaurants/shops. Lovely view of ocean from master bedroom. Never used movie room/den but it looked well equipped; we spent more time in backyard with the fire pit and hot tub.

Took one star off as there were credit card fees by owner that were taken out of my deposit. This was not made clear up front when I paid nor was it on contract owner sent (She said she sent wrong contract but that's hardly my fault). If renter aware of credit card charge when they pay, would highly recommend this lovely house!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Elk Grove

Wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

We made many new memories this weekend, thanks to this beautiful home! It Comfortably accommodated our family of four. We traveled with a 4 year old and 9 year old that we're instantly in heaven when they realized the upstairs bedroom had nice twin beds and a television with all the movies they could enjoy. We were equally intrigued by the ocean view from the master. A short walk to the beach and grocery stores made this place a gem. This place is fully equipped with all the modern amenities anyone could want. Keurig to the rescue every morning, followed by a full body shower and wind down to dinner by the fire pit then relax in the spa. A big thank you to Angie for being a fingertip away. She was super responsive during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio


  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely and spacious. The location was perfect to the beach and all our activities. We missed having central ac. However, the morning breeze cooled us down. I would definitely come again and recommend to anyone looking for a rental in Redondo beach.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Usually there is no need for a/c, there is always a cool ocean breeze. Unfortunately, you were here during a heat wave. We now have portable a/c for those few weeks that it gets too hot.
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San Francisco, CA

A beautifully decorated home

  • 5 of 5

This home seems like it was decorated by a professional. I later learned that the owner is an interior decorator. The decor and the original architecture make this rental feel like a model home. The lighting system takes a few tries to get used to, but it's not a problem.

The home was closer to the beach than we thought, and there was a festival in downtown Redondo Beach. There is a grocery store about four blocks away, which was very helpful.

I kept walking around the house admiring all of the original details, and how all of the wordly decor meshed together. This is not a place that we will ever forget.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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LOVE This Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gorgeous 1926 Spanish Mansion for the weekend while in town for a wedding. We were amazed at the sheer beauty of the property and the attention to detail of the amenities. Fantastic layout, great backyard, close to everything. The outdoor living spaces are a dream and excellent to hang out at night after dinner. I would highly recommend this property. Our host, Angi, was very accommodating and really easy to work with. She was only a phone call, email, or text away. Thanks for the great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had rented this house for a family vacation to Redondo Beach/Disneyland. It was the perfect place to bring Grandma, Grandpa, Teenagers and 25-30 somethings. We had a couple of bbq's at the house and our family and friends were all impressed. It is walkable to the beach and had a beautiful back yard! I left a necklace at the house and the owner even sent it back to me! I would rent here every time I come to town!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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three blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to Redondo Village with shops and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £190.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £762.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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