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Escape to the beach for the holidays

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in El Porto

Fully furnished top unit with views, sleeps 4 comfortably, 2 car garage

Upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath duplex with ocean views that has been completely updated. Furnished with high thread count bedding, thirsty bath towels, beach towels, flat screen TVs in every room, wifi, fully equipped kitchen with all new stainless appliances, wood floors, new tile baths-one has a tub, warm carpeted bedrooms, walk in closets with loads of storage and shelves, 2 car garage and common washer and dryer area in basement. Walking to best surf beach in area, walk or bike to pier, shopping and restaurants. Ask about great fall and winter rates when there are less crowds and more dolphins. No smoking or pets please

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

D Mader
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About D Mader

We have owned this property for 15 years, lived here for a few years with our young sons and then were transferred back east. The unit was an annual rental the last 12 years and just got a gorgeous facelift. Be one of the first to enjoy all the fab upgrades. We live in Northern California and come frequently with our now teen boys to surf and bike and breathe. Manhattan Beach is a wonderful hidden gem in Los Angeles-that is close to everything but feels worlds away. We absolutely LOVE the area and will be permanent residents again one day.

D Mader purchased this apartment in 2000

Why D Mader chose Manhattan Beach

This location is more of a locals feel. El Porto is sand section living away from the touristy part of Manhattan Beach. Wonderful walkable eateries such as the Local Yolk, El Tarasco, North End where you won't have to wait for a table. Hair cuts and nail shops near by, bakeries and coffee shops, rent a board at Players/El Porto Boards across the street and hit the surf on one of the states best surfing spots, 2 car garage makes usually tough parking a breeze, walk or bike the mile to the pier and triple the number of restaurant and shopping choices. Hit Sharkeez or OBs in the afternoon for fish tacos and to catch the game. Our home is comfortable and updated, with nice bedding, nice TVs, nice baths, laundry area, you are minutes from everything or you can sit on the deck and catch the sunset. $20 min cab ride from LAX $8-9 Uber.

What makes this apartment unique

2 car garage is nice in the beach areas, bike all along the strand up to Marina del Rey and down to Hermosa. Quiet and local-Once you come, you will want to come again. Watch the dolphins as you make a meal. Sit in the window seat and let the stress melt away as you gaze at the blue water. Quartz counters and all new inside is clean, beachy and relaxing. If you are 2 couples, or a family with older kids-this is your spot...does not appeal to younger children as much since there are stairs and the hill down to the beach is quite steep..and is not pet friendly for similar reasons.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Escape to the beach for the holidays
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Manhattan Beach

  • 5 of 5

Great place, recently remodeled. Walk to restaurants and the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. . .and it was even better this time.

Once we left the grocery store, we didn't go anywhere our legs couldn't take us! When we are home we drive A LOT so we just love that we didn't need a car.

There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said about the property or the location. It's really just perfect.

Relaxing, comfortable, everything you and your family need to have a wonderful time.

Thank you so much for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional So Cal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This California beach home was the perfect place to stay during Christmas! Our family of four enjoyed the beautifully decorated and incredibly clean home! Loved drinking coffee on the deck while watching the surfers in the morning, walking & jogging along the Strand, shopping and eating in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa, and the fabulous sunsets. The owners provided a welcome package including wine, water, coffee, breakfast food, and fresh flowers. They have set the bar high for other owners in the area! Worth flying across the US to stay here and look

forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA, USA

Perfectly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I wanted to show our Parisian exchange student a beach city in Southern California. Our arrival was at sunset and we were so thrilled with how close we were to the beach (like a 3 minute walk). The ocean breeze was so refreshing after a long drive down the coast from Berkeley. Our home away form home was spotless, fully stocked and ready or our arrival (sadly, not always the case with other rentals we've had). I can tell that the owners spent a lot of time, energy and money on the updates, decor and the multitude of personal touches. Things that I personally appreciated... A stunning sunset each evening, a relaxing beach walk each morning, hours in between relaxing and enjoying. A rain shower head with my favorite shampoo and conditioner, beautiful linens and towels, a beach bag in the closet, sun screen and after-sun lotion, a wonderful sharp knife in the kitchen drawer, a press pot and great coffee, chilled water bottles ready to grab and go, beach cruisers, beach chairs, a garage for our SUV so we could park it/leave it and not worry about tickets, a quiet neighborhood and nice neighbors, a really perfect location with everything all around us. Seriously, perfectly perfect and you will not be disappointed! We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perefct Beach Get away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful impeccably decorated beach getaway!! Everything you could possibly need is at your fingertips.... beach, beautiful views, good eats (highly recommend Taco Tuesday @ OB's or Pancho's) shopping and sight seeing. Bikes, towels, beach chairs and more! We were even greeted with fresh flowers and bottle of wine!!! Impossible not to relax and unwind here :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome rental experience

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO many, many times-including two rentals earlier this summer in Carmel and Seattle. Those were excellent experiences so the bar was high for this trip. This rental is tops!!!

As a previous reviewer said, this home inspires relaxation the moment you enter. It's beautifully decorated with a casual feel. It's like stepping into a page of "Coastal Living" magazine.

Everything you need is right here, beach towels, backpack beach chairs, hair dryer, a fully stocked kitchen, coffee and french press, boogie boards, a beach shovel, BBQ. These folks thought of everything. SOOOO much better than a hotel. Our favorite was the bikes! We felt like locals riding down into town everyday.

The beach here is great and less crowded than further south. I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the neighborhood was and the view is wonderful.

Would highly recommend this property for anyone who wants a relaxing vacation close to a great beach with everything they need at their finger tips!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed- see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Los Angeles
Nearest Barpub
Fish Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fish Bar
Nearest Beach
El Porto
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in El Porto, Los Angeles area

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Housekeeping £123

Rates subject to change until booked and deposit received. No Pets please. No smoking please. No firearms or personal furniture, tv or other appliances. Children should be 8 and up for this property which is on a hill with a balcony. Owner not liable for injury sustained on property. City of Manhattan Beach only allows 30 days or more for short term rentals. If you need to leave early, please contact us. Larger deposits for longer term renters required. Deposit vary by situation.

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 El Porto in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , pedestal sink
    Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , roomy vanity
  • Thirsty towels and bathmats provided, upscale toiletries and new tile and fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • walk in closets in both w organizers, large windows and good window coverings, fans but no air conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cleaning fee additional Not set up for parties, pets or little ones Please No smoking Stairs to enter Duplex with tenant below

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Portable wifi hotspot

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