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24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Playa del Rey - Mermaid Manor

2 Bed-1 block walk to Beach, Lagoon, Park, Bike Path & Village

Mermaid Manor's Starfish Unit is a Peaceful Retreat.

Fully Furnished has everything you need to come and go as you please:

Stay a month or a year!

Such a cozy place to rest. 1 block walk to the beach - walk to the lagoon and park through a private easement right below your balcony.

2 bedrooms with eastern king size and queen size beds - desk- fireplace- balcony- 2 car tandem parking - and garden view, all utilities paid, internet, wifi, smart TV - Netflix - Pandora - YouTube -Direct TV cable, cleaning service upon departure.

Bike Path--Park-Basketball-Playground-Local shops and 13 multi- cultural restaurants all 1 block walk away!

(Note- Sleeps 2-4 in the bedrooms - Extra fee $25 per person up to 6 max.

Thank you!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2016

About Shelly

Mermaid Extraordinaire. I create safe, sweet, sacred spaces to share with travelers who appreciate the joyful experiences this life has to offer. My rule of thumb: I would never rent a place that I wouldn't want to live in myself. I am shellfish that way...I cherish style, comfort and joyful experiences. I hope you do too!

Shelly purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Shelly chose Los Angeles area

Mermaid Manor is located in So Cal's last-best-kept secret-beach town! A time warp with everything you need to be self contained and still accessible to all the craziness that LA has to offer. is a place I would enjoy if I were traveling to California. This magical place is located in So Cal's last-best-kept secret-beach town... the sleepy beach town of Playa del Rey. Walk to Toes Beach, Del Rey Lagoon, Ballona Wetlands, Marina del Rey. see the 'Hollywood' sign & the snow at Big Bear Mt. Playa Del Rey village offers 3 quaint coffee houses w/ free WiFI, a dry cleaners, Post Office, Mo's Sports Bar w/ Pool tables, Liquor Store, Gordon's Market, Flower Shop, Mail Box etc., Pet Store, Barber shop, Beauty Salon, Multi cultural Restaurants. Drive 5 mins. to LAX, & Marina del Rey, 20 mins to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, 30 mins. to Hollywood and downtown LA.

What makes this apartment unique

Playa del Rey is a beach town with everything you need to be self contained and still accessible to all the craziness that LA has to offer. It is off the beaten path yet close to everything you want to do. Less touristy - more cozy. Brand new Queen size bed, finely tuned down to the last detail the studio is comfy, cozy, and sunny.


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Excellent accommodations at Playa del Rey

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect! Immaculately clean and accommodating - big and spacious. My elderly Mother and I visited California to see my nieces and this property is between them. It was a great place to gather, sit around the table and talk. My Mother taught her granddaughters how to make apple pies in the kitchen. It was perfectly set up for the "teaching event". There is even a rolling pin in the kitchen! How often does that happen? There is a short walk to the beach and close beach parking if you don't want to walk. I ran the bike trail every day and very much enjoyed the views.

We visited the Ronald Reagan museum and if you time it right, it only takes about an hour to get there. It is beautiful! We also visited the Griffith Observatory and took a tour of Paramount Pictures. We drove to New Port Beach and ate lunch on Balboa Island. Local to this property, we ate lunch at Playa Provisions and I highly recommend the fish tacos. The pizza from Hank's is also very good and easy to find and pick up if you don't want to wait on delivery. We also took a helicopter to Catalina Island and rode the Catalina Express back. I loved this island and will definitely go there again! We didn't have much time to stay on the island and you need to plan ahead to get the most of your trip. We had lunch and drinks at Luau Larry's. It was so much fun!

We made several trips to Santa Monica and ate at the Independence. http://www.independencetavern.com/#!projects/project-9.html

This is a great place to eat and people watch - the food and drinks are excellent. The parmesan truffle fries are to die for and I also recommend the white fish toast.

Shelly is a sweetheart and worked with me on our very late reservation. I appreciate her friendliness!

I would absolutely recommend this property to my friends and I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway that felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Mermaid Manor. Shelly was awesome and made us feel at home from day 1. She is very knowledgeable on the area and provided many great recommendations. The best feature of this property is it's proximity to the beach and the fantastic ocean breezes that met us each day. The accommodations were very comfortable and everything we could ask for was provided. We will definitely be back again the next time we visit Los Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apt, community, and host!!

We had a great trip to Playa Del Rey. This apt was so cute and comfy. Everything we needed was there. I can't say enough about the location. So close to the beach. We were able to easily walk to the beach for swimming, volleyball, or sunsets. We even rented bikes and rode to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier. There were plenty of restaurants and coffee shops in the neighborhood to keep us happy. Plus the big city (LA), and airport were close enough for easy access, but we felt like we were in a small town. Shelly was amazing! Very helpful and accommodating. She answered all our questions, always had a smile for us, and even gave us beach chairs and an umbrella for the beach. We would absolutely love to come back someday! And highly recommend. Quite a California jewel we found! Thanks Shelly!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

Great location paired with wonderful property management. Shelly is a welcoming hostess with vast knowledge of SoCal fun. The clean, well-kept property is conveniently located for beach hopping or exploring L.A. We came with our family of five and had a great time. The property is bargain priced for the neighborhood and within walking distance to a nice beach area and just a block or two from the bike trail. I am sharing the listing with friends, and we will be back! Thanks for another great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 16 days in this lovely place, very conveniently located for us between friends and relatives in the area and only blocks from the beach. The space was roomy and suited our needs to a tee. We were able to cook when we chose and take advantage of wonderful fresh restaurants in the neighborhood. Our hostess was very accomodating but allowed us our privacy. Overall a very positive experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. I do like to give people their privacy - as that is what I would appreciate if it were me taking time away. Glad you enjoyed your stay! :-) Shelly
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A good fit for the 4 of us during the Christmas Holiday. Was much better than staying in a hotel. Beach was in easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Harbor Room: Smallest bar in LA County!
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Westchester, Palisades Riviera, BH Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-90 and I-405
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Mountain- Ski - Water sports - Fish
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Toes, Dockweiller
Car: not necessary

Playa Del Rey is an easy jump onto 3 freeways and thoroughfares connecting you to South Bay, Downtown, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Reyall theme parks, Hollywood and most importantly: THE OCEAN a block walk. The Bike Path. The restaurants (10) It is quiet and off the beaten path but close enough to get to all areas of town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Playa del Rey, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £123
Pet Fee £16
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 14.0%

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS: If you cannot book the DAMAGE PROTECTION POLICY through VRBO- There will be a REFUNDABLE Damage Fee of $500.00 added in your quote.

Pets are $20.00 per pet - per day.

2 bed, 1 bath sleeps 4-6. Living Room Queen Couch sleeps 2 people w/additional fee.

Cancellation Fee $100 for services rendered at the start. Cancellation fee $250.00 -30 days or less before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Playa del Rey in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom sink and mirror next to WC and Shower/tub
  • Clean, fresh, shower and tub. Hair Dryer and amenities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Eastern King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master has brand new Eastern King size bed, & desk
    Queen Sleeps 2 (kids or couples) - 1 Large Double Bed , Couch or bed- and an office desk.
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach, Volleyball, Basketball, Playground, Park, Bike Path, Surf, Sand, Nature, Boating, Fireworks, all included...Playa Del Rey is very central to Marina Del Rey- Santa Monica- LAX - Downtown LA - Beverly Hills - Hollywood- You can access the 405- or the 105 in minutes. Go anywhere from here...or just stay put.

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