SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO, YOU WILL LOVE the PRIVACY & COMFORT of PEACEFUL RETREAT❤️
Craig or Elaine
- English, German
About Craig or Elaine
San Diego born and raised, a true So Cal native. Long time Manhattan Beach resident who has raised four daughters here. Lives an active lifestyle in sports, community, entertainment. Is resourceful, informative, helpful, respectful.
Craig or Elaine purchased this Guest House in 1999
Why Craig or Elaine chose Gas Lamp Section
Why consider anything but the best? Easy parking (rare for sand section) with FEEL GOOD VIBE You'll instantly feel the calm as you enter this private, clean, comfortable, and highly functional guest house. In addition, Manhattan Beach is a magical place! Simply stated, there just isn't a better community to give you the diverse activities, entertainment, sunshine, beauty, food for foodies, art, live music, beauty, sports, relaxation, pleasure, or anything you desire for you or your family. It is a Very friendly community, peaceful and safe with a very low crime rate, award winning schools, Eco friendly, CLEAN, CUTTING ECGE. NO SMOKING INSIDE, NOR OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, MB BEAUTIFUL Cutting EDGE COMMUNITY YET RELAXING with sparkling sun filled days, glistening ocean, stunning event filled holidays, and year long vibrant, energetic yet RELAXING❤️
What makes this Guest House unique
When I wake up each morning, usually to sparkling blue skies, view of the waves, and scent of the ocean. I head to the Strand with my dog for a walk, into town for Peets, Coffee Bean Sttar bucks o organic beans, chat with friendly neighbors along the way. I return home, hop on my bike ride to the next town, Hermosa Beach, to work as a personal trainer. I love the time I have to enjoy my fabulous town and often venture to hike, run in the sand, play volleyball, body surf or sample some of the fabulous food from MB Post, Strand House, or local's favorite, 'Fonz's Working up a sweat on the beach often calls for a walk to neighborhood fish tacos and beer at Shellback Tavern, Manhattan Brewing Co, OB's or Fish Bar while window shopping along the way at Diane's beach wear, LF, True Religion, Free People to name a few. Throughout the week, I enjoy local farmers market Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. There is often events,or evening karaoke at Panchos, live music and dancing at Strand House, Sharks Cove, Sharkeez within walking distance, Comedy Club, or local playhouses. Although there is plenty to do, see, & hear locally, I occasionally make the drive into the city for more! YOUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!
Non smokers only!
Additional Fee. PLEASE, No urinating in yard.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wonderful location, a short walk to the beach, and a wonderful park just at the end of the block. Everything was walkable from this location. I had business in downtown LA, and it was great to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. I also love how close this place is to LAX.
Awe... you were a delightful guest and are welcome any time!!! You win for leaving the guest house clean (even the laundry) and organized Thank you so much!!!
great location - cute place
We had a wonderful stay in this tiny but well situated cottage. The neighborhood is amazing. You are surrounded by multi-million dollar properties and are just a few (steep) blocks from the ocean. You're also walking distance from downtown with many restaurants and shops. The neighborhood is very dog friendly, and I met a lot of the friendly neighbors just by walking my dog along the nearby gorgeous trail.
The apartment itself is small but nicely appointed and self-contained. It has a private patio, private entrance, and a very comfortable bed. The shower is hot and spacious. The kitchen, though small, has everything one might need. There is plenty of safe street parking even though the roads are narrow.
The hosts were incredibly nice and helpful. We had a great stay and hope to stay again!
How sweet of you to take the time to write such a kind review. You are delightful guests and I’m so glad you enjoyed the area as well as the guest houseI️ I️t is a special place thank you, too, for being very conscientious keeping the guest house clean and organized! You are welcome back anytime!
Nice and convenient
I enjoyed my 3 weeks. It was close to the beach, great for a morning run on the strand. Although small the unit had everything I needed. It was a convenient location to shopping and to visit my daughter who lives in Manhattan Beach. The property owners were nice, checked to see if I needed anything during my stay and they and the whole neighborhood was quiet and friendly.
Thank you, Jane, for writing such a nice review. I also appreciate you being a courteous guest and leaving the guest house in an neat condition. I hope to have you visit again.
This location is perfection in every way. Everything is as described, clean and beautiful with nice touches throughout. Being at the top of the hill, The views are amazing (ocean one way and the city the other). The beach walk can be a touch difficult with the hill but I found it to be a nice refreshing workout.
Elaine and Craig provided almost everything you would need to make a short or long stay very comfortable. I would definitely suggest this place to others.
I apologize I did not yet respond to your wonderful review! You were a delightful guest and we appreciate how nicely you took care of the guest house! I hope to be able to have you again if you are in need.
The property was exactly as shown and described in the listing.
The location was within walking distance to a handful of good breakfast and lunch options. Also, the ocean views while walking were fantastic, although the hills were challenging to hit the beach by foot. The ample street parking was a very nice benefit given the shortage in most of Manhattan Beach.
Thank you, Craig, for your very nice review. Im glad you enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests. I'm sorry that you had difficulty with the hills. I tend to forget as we've grown accustom to the short walk downhill to the beach and the somewhat challenging uphill return. I'll let people know which street to take to avoid the steeper hills. I hope to see you again!
What a great vacation rental! The location is walkable to the beach and downtown Manhattan Beach's restaurants and shopping. The property is exactly as pictured and very clean. One could also not ask for a better host than Elaine. She had everything we needed plus added extras we had not thought about. I will rent here again and recommend it to any couple looking for a peaceful beach get away.
Thank you for you very kind review! And thank you for taking such good care of the cottage! You are wonderful, delightful guests and are welcome to stay any time!
Welcome to your ocean view/walk Ultimate Beach Life Fantasy!
Manhattan beach is considered one of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in the country. This eco minded, happy community is known as the 'Crown Jewel' of all Los Angeles beach towns.
Manhattan beach is filled with world class athletes, who both live and play here. Although it's renowned for it's elite surf, Gold Medalists in beach and indoor volleyball, you may also enjoy paddle boarding, golfing, hiking, biking, running, tennis, sailing, fishing, yoga, or hang gliding off of the beach cliff! Access to equipment rental and lessons (boards, bikes, boats, etc.) All are just a short walk or bike ride away!
Whether you're here to enjoy the sun, 5 star dining, theater, concerts, comedy, night life, Surf Fest, pro or amateur sporting events, local live music, Shakespeare at the beach, or to simply indulge in relaxation, you'll find the opportunities are almost limitless!