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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:
19 August, 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 24 reviews

Best vacation we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to express how much we enjoyed Tia's Place! Tim is great to work with and the location is awesome! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Paradise for a family from the midwest!

  • 5 of 5

Tia's Place was more than I even expected. The living space was great, loved having 3 king beds, kitchen was very well equipped, and the views were spectacular. A quick walk along the Strand gave us access to cute shops and great restaurants. I have stayed at lots of places in Los Angeles but Manhattan Beach was by far the best. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Tia's condo and LOVED every second. It is exactly as pictured. The kitchen and baths were stocked with everything you need, including shampoo/conditioner and body wash, laundry and dish detergent, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. We literally only had to buy groceries. Tim is a gracious host. He and his daughter were very responsive to any questions we had. We loved being able to walk to the little grocery and restaurants. The town is very nice. We wish we could have spent more time just hanging out in MB. The commute into LA was long at times but, if you time it right, it really wasn't bad. We just loved having room for 4 teens and 2 adults to spread out in the evenings, including spending time on the upper balcony enjoying the waves while having a glass of wine at the end of the day. Refund of damage deposit was timely. We hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Tia's place was the cleanest and most stocked place we've ever rented. The home was very clean and had everything you need in the kitchen. We loved the beach view from the balconys and walking along the strand. We brought our kids scooters and they loved to ride those along the strand. I would highly recommend this home to anyone and would return if we come to Manhattan beach in the future. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Damage Deposit £1,165.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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