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Cozy Beach Bungalow. HIKE to this BEACH! Pets Welcome!

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Tiny, Peaceful Bungalow minutes to the beach and shopping!

Riviera Beach Bungalow is a budget conscious, very basic, clean space to stay, with gate access to the La Selva trail. Located in the prestigious Hollywood Riviera, just 3/4 mile to South Redondo Beach. South Redondo is the destination for surfing, diving, swimming, boogie boarding, biking, paddle boarding.... you name it!

This studio cottage was once upon a time a 2 car garage. Now it sports fairly traded, vertically cut bamboo floors, a skylight, and french doors. Inside, this is a cozy studio casita with bathroom, queen bed, memory foam sleeper sofa, smart TV for your Netflix or Amazon Prime account, and an efficiency kitchenette including a microwave, refrigerator, electric skillet and outdoor propane grill.

It's a cozy comfortable nest in a rural outdoor setting in the forest, walkable to Redondo Beach!

Direct gate access to the La Selva woodchip trail!

Just a quick walk down to the beaches you will find Perry's restaurant for great healthy oceanfront fare. We are a mile to Riviera Village, home to countless cafes, restaurants, clubs, spas, TRADER JOES!

Comfy queen bed made up with satiny sheets and super cozy bedding. One additional adult or 2 additional children can sleep on the memory foam sofa sleeper.

Newly remodeled bathroom with double shower!

This unit is located right off a wood chip hiking trail, in the midst of 122' tall eucalyptus trees! A large shared yard separates this private cottage from the second unit.

Eucalyptus-lined bridle path that runs right down to the ocean and the beach!!

This is a Quiet Residential Neighborhood. No parties. No Drugs. Must be over 23 to rent. Must be quiet after 10 pm.

Cozy Beach Retreat in the famous Hollywood Riviera section of South Redondo Beach... an incredibly and unique location, on the hill in a forest of 122' tall eucalyptus trees, imparting a feeling of the pacific northwest but really right here in the south bay, just above Redondo Beach's pristine cove.

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This cottage is an organic dwelling. We don't use pesticides. As such, you may be visited by some bugs such as daddy long legs spiders, and gnats during gnat season. They are harmless. For the safety of our guests, we prefer a few bugs to a poisoned environment. If you do see a spider, please don’t scream, as it may scare her.

An incredibly and unique location, a quick walk to the beach and summer fun!

Direct gate access to the La Selva hiking trail!

The house is immersed in nature: There are 2 wild peregrine falcons who have nested and are feeding their fledgling just 3 blocks down the hill, and whale watching and dolphins at the beach just a 15-20 minute walk. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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Away from the hustle and bustle! A nice walk (beautiful, view filled walk; 1 mile) down to the beach.

No Smoking, vaping, or incense is permitted in either building or in the yard/playground

No Parties are permitted.

Close to all Southern California attractions, we are located just:

5 minutes to shopping and the beach

5 minutes to surfing, hang gliding, scuba, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, bike riding.....

20 minutes south of LAX Airport

15 minutes north of Donald National Trump Golf Course, Terranea Resort & Spa

30 minutes to Downtown LA; Theatres, Staples Center, Museums, Disney Concert Hall, Clubs,

45 minutes to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain

Walk to Redondo Beach's Riviera Village cafes, spas, wine bars, and of course the Ocean!

Direct access to the beautiful hiking trails of Palos Verdes, a beautiful view-filled walk to the beach, in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Do you have special requests? Just ask! I've lived in Redondo Beach for 20 years and would love to guide you on your dream vacation ;)

More Details

Owner
Linda
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017

About Linda

About the manager: I am originally from a small midwestern town, and have lived in many places around the world but keep returning here to the paradise in the cove....Redondo Beach. I love the diversity of the South Bay, from the diversity of the people, to the diversity of the terrain: tide pools to eucalyptus forests, coastline resorts to working ranches just inland... I love living in the south bay!

Linda purchased this cottage in 1200

Why Linda chose Los Angeles area

This little beach house is located on the hill above Miramar Park. Walkable to the beach, it's a beautiful haven in the trees, away from bustle of the south bay.

This cottage is an organic dwelling. We don't use pesticides. As such, you may be visited by some bugs such as daddy long legs spiders, and gnats during gnat season. They are harmless. For the safety of our guests, we prefer a few bugs to a poisoned environment. If you do see a spider, please don’t scream, as it may scare her. ;)

The Upper Riviera has with the feel of the Pacific Northwest, boasting incredible natural features like tide pools, Palos Verdes cliffs and hiking trails, and the beautiful cove of south Redondo Beach. Walk right out the back gate of the property onto a quiet wood chip jogging/running trail that leads down to the ocean. Stroll down to the water in just about 15 minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to the ocean, walk to the beach, pet and kid-friendly yard and home, in a forest of eucalyptus trees, on a wood chip trail used for hiking and jogging, close to Trader Joe's, Von's, shopping, Riviera Village spas, cafes, and shops.

This house is located close to cross streets Calle Mayor and Palos Verdes Blvd. Riviera Village is the local shopping area and a great location for dining... tons of good little food spots there. You really can't go wrong.

Also a Trader Joes, a Von's, and an Albertson's, several banks, spas, you name it. For recreation, Olympus Paddle Boards or Tarsan are great sources of recreation for the family; the harbor also offers rental kayaks and paddle boats, and has glass bottom boat tours. While you are here you should visit Sea Lab in Redondo Beach. It was founded by local residents twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, lovers of oceanic life and inventors of the wetsuit!

Redondo Beach is an amazing ecological area, featuring the Redondo Canyon, one of the deepest spots of the ocean, and located just off the coast at Redondo Beach, making it a star destination for snorkeling and deep sea diving. Redondo Beach was also the home of one of the largest inland salt marshes in North America... the current wildlife is a tribute to that feature. Redondo was also home of the first ever lifeguard training established by George Freeth in 1908 (he singlehandedly saved over 20 stranded Japanese sailors in a ship wreck off the coast of Redondo Beach by swimming out and bringing each person back one by one.)

Currently, and in contrast to northern neighbors Hermosa and Manhattan, Redondo Beach is a family oriented, casual community on the ocean. And the Hollywood Riviera section of Redondo is located in a quiet, hilltop forest overlooking the ocean. Whether you enjoy biking, jogging, kite sailing, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, or just lying on the beach and building sand castles, Redondo has it all.

See you soon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda was an excellent host and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She was very attentive, hospitable, and accommodating.



Situated at the top of the hill in beautiful residential Torrance, her home has an artsy, secret-garden feel and the casita we stayed in is nestled among fruit trees in the back of the gardener/kid-friendly yard, shared with two sweet ducks, a couple of hens, and two friendly cats. We loved the natural setting of her home and the casita itself was very clean, spacious, and extra comfortable. I especially loved the backyard exit into the eucalyptus-lined footpath behind the house that leads down to the Redondo cliff-side and the ocean. A refreshing jaunt down to the beach can happen at anytime! The neighborhood is quiet and calm, and the casita gets the perfect amount of sunlight and shade. We love the Redondo area for fresh air, stunning cliff sides and views, and beautiful beaches that are NOT overly populated. Linda's casita is the perfect place for anyone looking for a friendly, calm, peaceful getaway by the sea. We look forward to visiting again someday!
Jul 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have a great time
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom features a new double glass shower, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 super cozy queen bed with high thread count linens and bedding 1 comfortable sleeper sofa 2 adults maximum. Children under 10 sleep free.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Walk to the beach, shops, and spas!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Cozy Beach Bungalow. HIKE to this BEACH! Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 10 reviews
4

Excellent location, spacious and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Very good stay. Plenty of room and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debby, Thanks for the review. I wonder what you would have wanted in order to rate this a 5 star locale? We pride ourselves on providing a clean, low cost guest experience that is in a great location. Your advice would help us continue to provide high quality at a low price. Linda
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5

Great basic little guest house in a beautiful seaside location

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful, albeit rainy, stay at Linda's casita.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the weather! Please come back anytime!
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5

Unparalleled beauty in this seaside location

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little casita was well equipped for a beautiful romantic get away with my fiancee. This studio was roomy enough for the 2 of us, and it is one of the cleanest vacation rentals we have ever stayed in.

An easy, beautiful walk to the ocean, and a quick drive to shops, spas, and oceanic activities!

This casita has everything you would need for a great vacation stay in the peaceful Hollywood Riviera, from super comfortable queen bed, white fluffy towels, dining table for 4, checkers and chess, to a beautiful wood chip trail right out the back gate. I highly suggest staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime, Rachel!
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5

Charming, great location, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one night in Linda's casita studio and had a great time. Linda was helpful, and responsive to our needs. The studio is set back and private in the back yard behind the main house, which also had guests, however we never seemed to cross paths.

The casita was very clean, furnished comfortably, and had plenty of towels, a nice smart TV, a microwave, coffee maker: everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The casita is situated right beside a beautiful hiking path, with gate access right onto the trail. We had a great little hike down to the beach with our pooch!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark and Laura! Please come back again!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The place is comfortable, clean, and sweet!

Linda was amazing!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gia! We enjoyed having you!
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5

Quiet, clean, great yard: perfect for kids!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 days and had a great time! My daughter, especially, loved the ducks and the chickens.

Close enough to Redondo Beach to walk (Redondo Beach the least populated of the South Bay beaches), and only a 2 minute drive to Riviera Village. You need a car or plan on using Uber or Lyft if you want to explore the city.

Linda was very responsive and welcoming!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have hosted you and your sweet family! Come back anytime!
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Location

Car: recommended

Cats, ducks, and chickens live here! It's like glamping, but with regular homey accommodations. If you happen to see a kitten inside your unit, just show them to the door!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Redondo Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Independence Day
1 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£124
From
£142
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£124
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£299
for 3 nights
From
£82
From
£107
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19.33
cleaning £34.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
damage waiver £19.33
Tax Rate 11.0%

We recommend obtaining travel insurance to protect your reservation. Reservation is refundable up to 30 days prior to check in, after which time no refunds can be granted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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