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Tia's Place - Great Views - Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms en suite, Newly Remodeled Throughout, 3 Car Garage, Steps to Beach!

A block from the sand, this newly remodeled condo has 3 bedrooms, all with king size beds and their own bathrooms. Leave the windows open and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Two of the bedrooms share a balcony with a view that allows you to check surf before you wipe the sleep out of your eyes. Or sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy your morning coffee and watch the people go by on the Strand. There is another balcony off the living room with a terrific view of the beach, volleyball courts, strand, bike path and, of course, the water. The BBQ is located on this balcony allowing you to enjoy a beverage, cook dinner all the while watching a beautiful sunset. For the most spectacular view, make your way to the roof deck where you will find a 180 degree view from Point Dume to the north to Palos Verdes/Catalina to the south. But if you feel like getting out and exploring, with a walk score of 75, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops within walking distance. You can park your car in the garage and never use it again until it is time to leave. And of course, there is the convenience to LAX for those traveling into Los Angeles - we are about 10-15 minutes south of the airport.

Tia's Place is casually elegant, having just been completely refurbished and updated. The kitchen has all new appliances and cabinets, quartz countertops, beautiful Denby dishware and fully stocked cupboards for cooking indoors and out. There is hardwood floor throughout, with beautiful high-end furniture and furnishings from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Beds have linen duvet covers and bath and bed linens are like those at high end hotels. Each of the 3 bathrooms is beautiful, with 2 having showers and one having a tub/shower. The house is set up for tech with wifi throughout, a Bluetooth Bose speaker in the living room so you can listen to your own music, flat screen TV's in each bedroom and living room (Direct TV and Apple TV) and USB charging stations in several locations for easy access to your phones and tablets. For play, 6 beach towels are provided, several beach chairs, "boogie boards", sand toys and "strand cruiser" bikes. Surfboards, bikes and other toys are available for rent in town.

Whether looking for a place to stay for play or work -- a fun getaway, honeymoon, family gathering, a business trip to Los Angeles, extra lodging for locals with visiting family, an extended stay for work assignments or to escape the winter snows, or even a place to consider your second home -- you will find Tia's Place to be that special place, one that will make your time in beautiful Manhattan Beach all that more enjoyable and memorable.

More Details

Timothy Lawler
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Timothy Lawler

Our great aunt, affectionately known as Tia, bought this property in 1936. Tia lived in downtown Los Angeles and this property was her weekend and summer getaway. The original building was a two story duplex with a three bedroom unit on the top floor and a one bedroom unit below.

The property was passed down through our father to my brothers and sisters and myself. Over the past forty years we have all had the opportunity to live on the property. Unfortunately, as our families grew and life happened, we all moved away from the beach. Now we look forward to coming back and using the property as our weekend and summer getaway and sharing it with our new friends.

Why Timothy Lawler chose Manhattan Beach

Located across the street from the beach forces you to make some tough decisions. Do you go for a swim, paddle board, work on your tan, play some volleyball, take a walk on the Strand or go for a ride on the bike path? It doesn't get any easier in the evening. Do you relax on one of balconies and watch the sunset or walk to one of the excellent restaurants? You can't find a more relaxing getaway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Sand Section in Manhattan Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 completely remodeled bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 has a walk in closet
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Tia's Place - Great Views - Steps to the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful property, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Tia's Place was a fantastic place to gather as a family. The location can not be beat. The owners are very pleasant and flexible and always responded in a timely manner. The kitchen is well-stocked with all of the basic necessities. The bathrooms are probably about the best of any place we have stayed and come with fluffy towels. The furnishings are all very current. We took a $5 Uber ride to Hermosa Beach to rent bikes which we used to ride the Strand.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Tia's place. The apartment is immaculately taken care of - clean, beautiful, comfortable beds, and a well supplied kitchen. The location is amazing, so close to the beach and right in the middle of El Porto and MB center. We used their beach toys, boogie boards, shower in the garage to wash off sand, and great decks to watch the ocean. One warning, is there is no air conditioning. Most apartments in Manhattan beach don't have it. We happened to be there on a super hot week and I had packed long sleeve pjs for cool nights for the kids. Just wish I had brought cooler pjs because it was warm.

Tim and his wife are amazing and so responsive to all your needs. We hope to come back again!! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautifully cared for rental worthy of the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I will be brief because it's hard to come up with something original to say. My family loved this condo and will be back! Between the excellent bed and linens and hearing the sound of the ocean all night we've never slept better. There is just something wonderful about Manhattan Beach - everyone active and happy - that was great to be part of if only for a short time. The owner is diligent and extremely helpful. Tia's place is a real find.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Spacious Beach Front Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults had the most amazing time staying in this wonderful home! You are literally steps from the beach and just a quick walk up the hill to many restaurants and bars. The pier is even just a short walk along the strand, which is gorgeous to walk on! We took surf lessons right out front, played volleyball right out front and jumped in the water every morning to start our day! The layout of the home is perfect for 6 adults too. The two bedrooms below the main level really help to create space and not crowd the living room and kitchen area. I highly recommend this home to anyone coming to Manhattan Beach!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tia's place was great. The owner met us at the house right when we arrived and walked us through the house. The house was stocked with all of the basic necessities, paper products, cleaning products, laundry detergent, everything that we would need. The house is very clean, updated, and fresh. My family and I felt right at home and were easily able to relax and enjoy our vacation. The owner went out of his way to have child gates and other necessities for my young son to be comfortable and safe in the house. There was an issue with the refrigerator that was not his fault and he came to the house the first night to check on it and arranged for a repair man. Location of this house is perfect. Less than a 1 mile walk on the strand to the Pier and only one house from the beach. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location! Great home! Steps to the beach and walking distance to the pier & restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and 2 young children had an amazing vacation at this wonderful home. The location was perfect. We could hear the waves at night from the bedrooms and loved being able to walk right out to the beach and strand. The walk to the pier and shops/restaurants on Manhattan Beach Blvd was under a mile and very enjoyable. The kitchen was perfectly appointed and we enjoyed grilling out, baking and stove top cooking. They had everything we needed. The balcony on the top floor was the perfect spot for morning coffee and enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. The owner, Tim, is very nice and extremely accommodating! We would definitely recommend and hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pancho's, Sharkey's and many more
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fonz's, Mama D's, Four Sisters, Local Yolk, Kettle
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Sand Section, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,159.54
Cleaning Fee £115.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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