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Cozy Beach Bungalow. WALK to this BEACH!

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Tiny, Peaceful Bungalow walkable to the beach at a Budget Price

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 similar to a hotel room, it offers a microwave, mini refrigerator, and coffee pot. We also provide an electric skillet and outdoor propane grill.

The little studio casita is in an amazing location, and cute on the inside. The studio casita is not an upscale or luxury accommodation. It is a great basic base from which you can have a wonderful adventure in the South Bay, at a budget price. Even hotel rooms in the area cost more: the Best Western plus, located about 1/2 mile away, is $180 per night.

The studio cottage is a one-room converted 2 car garage. It has a nice skylight and french doors, and a natural fenced in garden with beautiful native plants. The yard has no grass.

This unit is organic, so you will see spiders and other bugs here and there, inside and out.

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
Suzi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Suzi

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!

Suzi purchased this cottage in 1200

Why Suzi chose Los Angeles area

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

This is a rustic, vintage, and easy dwelling... not fussy and super updated. It is great for family gatherings, with a wonderfully cute and comfortable interior, to the patio, barbeque, hot tub and amazing kid friendly back yard.

There is a second unit in the back part of the yard, with its own fenced yard, which may be available or may be booked for your stay.

This 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!
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Location

Car: recommended

What a beautiful, quiet, residential neighborhood in the upper Riviera, just 1 minute to Riviera Village resort area with shops and spas, or the beaches!

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Cozy Beach Bungalow. WALK to this BEACH!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 15 reviews
5

relaxing 3 night stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. It was relaxing and a cool vacation away from the heat of Las Vegas. The path behind the cottage was the best part !!!! clean and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayl, We are so happy you enjoyed the wood chip trail and the cafes in Riviera Village. This location is a beautiful little report area in the South Bay.
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Comfy spot

  • 4 of 5

We actually ended up staying 2 nights in the Casita which was as described, quirky, cozy and comfortable. We moved into the front house for another 2 nights and it was great. (Some instructions on how to operate the TV would have been helpful, but there wasn't much time for TV so it really didn't matter.) Linda was really helpful in resolving our minor issues with the Casita, she really went the extra mile for us and we were grateful. The eucalyptus lined walk down to the ocean was wonderful, a little strenuous, just right for me.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just OK - Better Alternatives Exist

  • 3 of 5

I stay in a VRBO every week in the LA Beach Cities area so I have stayed in many other VRBOs in this same area. In my opinion, this vacation rental does not rate as high as any of the others I've stayed in, especially since it is an equivalent price to the others. The front (main) house seems very run down (in addition to the neighbor's next door) so when I arrived at dusk, it was creepy and I almost considered not even doing into the yard to the guesthouse and just staying in a hotel. However, I proceeded. The guesthouse was pretty basic (as I was expecting from the description) but there were some issues. There was no plug in the bathroom or anywhere near a mirror where I could plug in a curling iron to get ready in the morning. I had to curl my hair at work. The TV was also super small and I could barely see it from the bed. The TV signal was also bad with pixelated picture most of the night. The dog next door barked for a good hour right outside my window. The stay was "Just OK".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you were here for work and did not take advantage of the walk to the ocean, or the beautiful neighborhood. This casita is a beachside getaway in a resort area of South Redondo Beach. After looking at your travel history we can see that the other places you are comparing this to are much further inland, up against the 405 freeway, and an easy commute to your work. It is truly apples and oranges. We have contacted the neighbor about the dog, and this should not be an issue again. The bathroom outlet is beside the door, and an extension cord is supplied as well, in case it is needed. Please give us a try again. We are sure you will enjoy your stay.
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Peace and quiet and great location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay overall. The beds are comfortable which is a big plus. We enjoyed waking the bridle path behind the house downhill (uphill is a bit of a workout 😯�)...It's a real taste of vintage California with the stands of Eucalyptus trees, and sounds of birds. Beach , restaurants and shopping a short drive from the property.

We were given an incorrect code to access the house and when we arrived about 4:30, we rec'd no immediate response from any of the 3 phone numbers.

When we did gain access we noted the second bed was not made. We had to make additional calls to get another code to unlock a cabinet to get sheets. Fortunately there was soap in same cabinet for our use. (None at sink or shower. )

We had one dog who loved the yard. He was fed in his kennel where he also slept. We were quickly infested with ants. Again, fortunate that we had access to the cabinet which contained

a natural pest repellent.

In spite of a frustrating start to our 2 night stay we had a great time and found Suzi and Linda very nice hostesses. I trust the challenges we incurred were unique.

I would definitely stay again in this sweet organic house. My friend & dog has more 4* tastes, would not.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janis, Thank you for the feedback! ;) We are intent on making sure guests are comfortable and have a great stay. You stayed during an oddly dry spell in the county, and ant infestations were abundant everywhere. Thanks to your feedback we were able to take prompt measures against further problems. You are welcome back any time!
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5

Great Price, Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

The space was clean, bright, and peaceful. The walk down to the ocean was about 20 minutes. The manager was helpful and had great communication. My children and I loved staying at this great little get away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Hi Debby, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. So happy you and your son had such a close encounter with dolphins down at the beach... They do play at this beach daily, but I have never seen them at closer than 15 feet away. What a great memory!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Redondo Beach, California

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October
10 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£219
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November
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
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£219
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Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
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Winter Holiday
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
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£480
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Additional pricing information

sofa bed £18.96 + Tax
cleaning £34.12 + Tax
Pet Fee £18.96
Refundable Damage Deposit £113.73
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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