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Tranquil Koi Pond and Ocean Views- New bathroom!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

A truly serene space in an active fun beach community…enjoy morning coffee in the swing by your private Koi pond and waterfall

The beach is walking distance plus on this property you also have the benefits of a quiet family oriented neighbourhood

All bathrooms are currently being renovated- check out the pictures, just one reno picture to date- more to come.

This is a single family home in a great neighborhood with 2 levels of sun lit space

On the ground level there is an open communal space featuring- a gas fireplace and wet bar

French doors out to the pond and patio.

For a small additional charge this room can be used as a 4th bedroom, we will supply an airbed.


The master bedroom with ensuite ( tub and separate shower), a California King bed and a wonderful window seat to curl up in and read . this room offers a view down the hill and out to the sea. On a clear night with the winds coming your way you can hear the seals barking in the harbor

2nd bedroom,sleeps 2 on queen bed,flat screen 42 inch TV

3rd bedroom,sleeps 2 on double futon

Our family swears the futon is as comfortable as regular beds!

Both bedrooms share a full bathroom ( tub and shower) with a glass door out to the koi pond.


Full ensuite

Full shared by 2nd and 3rd bathroom

An additional bathroom off the living room with a hand painted Japanese commode

There is a second communal living space with a 50 inch flat screen TV and DVR + stereo sound

A well appointed kitchen, complete with centre island featuring an indoor Barbeque, a foodies delight where you will find everything you need in this space to cook up a gourmet feast which you can serve in-

the dining room which seats 8 comfortably

# Note: Koi fish are the only pets on the property


If you ever want to leave the house…

You are:

• 15 minute walk to the beach, the famous Hermosa pier and the strand walk/bike path which will take you all the way to Santa Monica (Information is available at the house on where to rent bikes- bring your own walking shoes)

• 2 minute walk to a convenience store, restaurants and pubs

• 10 minute walk from 2 major grocery stores

*17 miles from Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and other LA sights

This is LA County and there is so much to see and do- a car is recommended, parking is provided on the property for one car and more free space available on the street.

Wireless internet throughout

Linens including beach towels are provided

Beach chairs,boogie board provided


Washer and dryer

2 Hair dryers

Not recommended for very young children due to the deep Koi pond in the courtyard.

More Details

Jaki Scarcello
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Jaki Scarcello

I am a transplanted Canadian, born in Ireland and 12 years ago I left the winters in Toronto and moved to the beach. There are days when I just can't believe how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. My family is still in Toronto so I am often back there, snow or no snow (and I ski) so I decided to share this wonderful beach adventure while I travel elsewhere.

I am an author and I have a home office and an assistant and she will be your concierge.She will work in the garage of the house ( separate entrance) a few days a week and is available for your questions and issues.When she is not at work she is just a phone call away to answer your questions and help you out should you need anything during your stay.

Sharing your home is a big decision but I think this space is too wonderful to keep to ourselves so we invite you to share it and respect it as your own, we know you will love it

Jaki Scarcello purchased this house in 1987

Why Jaki Scarcello chose Hermosa Beach

Living in Hermosa is like being on vacation all year round. Even when live is stressful, which it can be for everyone, you can always drop it all and go for a walk down to the strand and beach and pier. You can grab a bike and cycle to dinner in the next town over. There is something about the openness of the sea and the sun and the abundant plant life which brings perspective. We are so blessed to live here

What makes this house unique

Our home is lit with California sunshine. A few years ago we replaced all the windows, even expanded some to bring in the wonder of where we live.

When you look through those windows you are treated to the abundance of the California greenery, palms and bamboo and our year round flowers and from some windows on the horizon you can watch the sea.

In the back courtyard of our home, accessible by French doors is our retreat space, a Japanese Koi pond with a waterfall and professional landscaping. You can sit for hours by that pond and watch our Koi swim in the sun. They love to be fed by hand and will beg like puppies if they see you in the swing or hammock chair by the pond.

Our kitchen is our studio…we are foodies and the space is large and functional and contains all the bells and whistles you will need, including an indoor grill to cook up a great meal, while looking out to the sea on the horizon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hermosa Beach in California

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Glass door to the pond
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Hand painted Japanese commode
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With foam mattress topper
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King Bed
    Other (See Description) - Dble or Sngl blow up bed available for extra fee
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Very Comfy, double size
  • Pack and play available
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A truly serene space in an active fun beach community…enjoy morning coffee in the swing by your private Koi pond and waterfall The beach is walking distance plus on this property you also have the benefits of a quiet family oriented neighbourhood


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Tranquil Koi Pond and Ocean Views- New bathroom!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona

Great location, great host!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at the house! It was comfortable and had a nice homey feel. We enjoyed visiting with the Koi each morning and evening. It was a short walk to the beach and the neighborhood was nice and quiet. We had everything we needed and Claire was a great help for anything we didn't.

We had a wonderful time and highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking good care if our home , did the Dodgers win?
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Linkoping, Sweden

Relaxed vacation at the Koi House

  • 5 of 5

My family together with our neighbors arrived from Sweden to this oasis in LA. We really enjoyed the house and is surrounding allowing us to slow down to a vacation pace easily. In total we were 5 adults and there were plenty of room for all of us. Feeding the Koi's in the morning and to see them eat was also something a bit of a treat.

The information provided to us both before and during the stay was excellent. All the support from Peggy was very much appriciated.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto family of 5

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent 3 nights in the peaceful retreat of the Koi House. This is our third stay there and we really enjoyed the place -- makes us feel at home. It is very well equipped, beautifully decorated and clean and has a central location. Peggy was very helpful. Everything went really smoothly. We also enjoyed some local restaurants within walking distance as well, and of course Pinkberry (my kids' favorite spot whenever they are in California).

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian so glad you feel so comfortable in our home and I also hope you know that you are welcome anytime the house is open for rentals. All the best and thank you for always taking such good care of our home.
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perfect rental home in hermosa beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent 4 nights in this home. It is beautifully appointed and perfectly located. It is a perfect layout for a family of 4 with older children. The Hermosa Beach area is very nice and you would not need to leave the immediate area for a short getaway. However we used it as a base for exploring the LA area, and even with the terrible LA traffic, the home is about 30 min. or less to anywhere you may want to go. We drove easily to Hollywood, the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, the Staples Center for a Lakers game, and not to be missed 15 min. to the south is Rancho Palos Verdes. The home is immaculate and has all the amenities you could need.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully maintained house with a koi pond in a great convenient location. This is a repeat stay for us. We have family in the area. Just like last time, we enjoyed our stay. Peggy was very helpful. We feel very much at home. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family is always welcome. Thank you for the kind words
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Cleveland, Ohio

Super Clean & Peaceful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Koi House- just a few blocks from the ocean and beach parks along with multiple restaurants, food choices and yoga studios all walking distance from home. Gourmet Kitchen won't disappoint (although serious chefs-we recommend bringing your own set of culinary knives) Unit is set back on property, 3 levels offering a beautiful view of the sunset from 2nd level. Private master bedroom set apart from other bedrooms huge plus if traveling with family/kids. Koi and hummingbirds add to the home's charm. Housing Manager, Peggy gives 5 Star Service- available 24/7 to answer all questions/concerns- a rare find.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the informative review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in both our home and the neighborhood. It is rewarding to know that we have created a space which can be enjoyed by others. Welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
A two minute walk, lots of restauarants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hermosa beach
Car: recommended

Hermosa is a great beach community just six miles from LAX. Close to all the big LA attractions( approx 18 miles to LA) but all the sweet laid back atmosphere of a holiday beach town.

Check out directions to my favorite cliff walk along the ocean in our guest book, great picnic spot too.

And here are some fantastic places within easy walking distance:

• THE COMEDY AND MAGIC CLUB (with Jay Leno every Sunday)





Great website for info on Hermosa Beach- everything you need to know and what will make you want to come here for sure

Hermosa offers the three S's - Safe- Sunny- Sandy


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hermosa Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £784.4

Minimum rental 30 days
Cleaning fee is $150.00 per rental ( max 7 days)
Note: Rate is for 4 people,additional charge of $25. per night for each person over 4.
Maximum 6 people

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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