About this listing
Two private rooms with separate entrance that sleep up to 4. Big TV and Kitchenette! During the day only 1 block to the beach, ride our bikes on the strand, chairs, towels inc. Dinner- 10 min walk to world class restaurants in Manhattan Beach. FUN!
PLEASE read our entire posting before requesting a stay with us, thanks. (During summer months we required a 2 night minimum stay on weekends). Wake up in the morning to the sound of crashing waves and if the wind is blowing just right the smell of the ocean. Although there are no ocean views from the space we are just a block to the beach (if you are a surfer 35th St. currently has the best break in Hermosa) and just a 10 minute walk into downtown Manhattan Beach.
On the first level of our family home we have a private two room space with a side door entrance allowing you to come and go anytime. The two rooms are set up as a bedroom and a living area with a pull-out couch that accommodate up to four adults; for a comfortable place to rest while enjoying all the great advantages of "Beach Living". The living space has a 48" TV with Verizon Fios Quantum, kitchenette including a microwave, stove top, sink, and refrigerator. It's not a chefs kitchen but it can help you save some money on a few meals!! That said we have great restaurant choices just a few blocks away.
One room is a bedroom with a very comfortable queen size bed. The other room is set up as a living/dining space with 48" HDTV Verizon Fios, WiFi, kitchenette. The couch pulls out to a full size mattress for sleeping arrangements for another two adults or kids.
People, mostly from the east coast, have been asking me about air conditioning quite a bit lately so I will address it here. SoCal beach summer weather is not like the east coast summer weather. We don't have the humidity and it rarely gets HOT!! Summer temps are in the mid 70's and there is normally a nice breeze.
Remember you are staying downstairs from where we are living and should know we get going around 6:30-7:00am in the morning and although we practice "quiet feet" you are staying right below us and will hear us softly getting around like you would in any home. At night we try to have our kids in bed by 10:00 but don't be surprised if there is still some light shuffling of feet after that. So far we have not had a single guest complain but we like to be transparent.
We enjoy answering questions about the area, and giving advice about the best restaurants and places to check out in town. The best part about our spot is there's nothing you will need that you can't walk to. Just a block to the west to get sand on your feet and sun on your face. Stroll ten blocks north and you will be in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach which supplies wonderful shopping, nightlife and world class restaurants. Walk south for a while and you will find yourself at Hermosa Pier, full of more wonderful shops bars and restaurants. A short walk away is a big open air park with swings, slides and all sorts of things to climb, lovingly named "caterpillar park"; the official name is Valley Park but when you get there you will see why our kids renamed it.
Our favorite mode of transportation is a nice pair of sandals, followed by beach cruisers. Taxis are always around if you want to get away from the beach but why would you want to get away from the beach? We are about 5 miles south of LAX, about a $30 cab ride.
Please no smoking or pets.
The first floor of our home is what we are sharing with its own private entrance, it has two rooms and a bathroom. There is a kitchenette in the living space that has a stove top, microwave and refrigerator although small capable for meal prep. We try to be as flexible as possible for check-in/checkout times so please email/text in advance with your requests and we will try to accommodate. We have hardwired working smoke detectors throughout the house.
Interaction with guests
We are social people and like to interact as much as our guests are interested. We are here to answer questions you may have about the area, advice about the best restaurants in town. Maybe share a glass of wine on the roof by the fire pit, but no matter what we are committed to you having a pleasant stay while under out roof. Always feel free to text us as a guest anytime with questions or concerns.
There is nothing you need that you can't walk to. Walk just a block to get sand on your feet and sun on your face. 10 blocks north and you will be in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach which supplies wonderful shopping, nightlife and world class restaurants. Walk south and you will be at the Hermosa Pier in 15 minutes. Full of more wonderful shops bars and restaurants. Just a 10 minute walk away is a big open air park with swings, slides and all sorts of things to climb, lovingly named "caterpillar park" .
Favorite mode of transportation is a nice pair of sandals, followed by beach cruisers. Taxis are always around if you want to get away from the beach. Why would you want to get away from the beach though? We are about 5 miles south of LAX around a $30 cab ride.
Other things to note
If you are interested in staying with us please have a few AirBNB verifications, this is our home and we want to know that some screening has been done. Please provide your first and last name at time of request or at least be prepared to before confirmation of a reservation; if that seems unreasonable to you before staying in our home please don't request to stay. We depend on a open and honest environment for this to work for both parties. If you have no reviews feel free to request a stay with us but please understand that we may ask some more questions before confirming a booking. Please no smoking or pets.
Be kind, thoughtful, respect our home, and our neighbors space, please. The floors are wood so please be careful of bringing in sand that can scratch the floor, just like sliding things around will scratch the floors. There is an outdoor shower to aid in keeping the sand outside. By the way don't forget to have a blast you're at the beach and this little community is awesome. Keep in mind cell phone reception can be tricky on the coast but our wifi can help keep you connected. Please No pets and No smoking.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We are a family of 4 beach lovers!!! We were lucky to find this house back in 2007 as a pocket rental listing, and we scooped it up. After renting for 3 years we purchased the house in 2010. We did a total remodel in 2013-2014 and found ourselves with 2 extra rooms on our bottom floor, which now is our private downstairs apartment.
My wife, Julia and I have two fun children and enjoy everything this little beach community has to offer. We ride our bikes to Hermosa pier for dinner or lunch and often watch NFL games at Waterman's. We love live music and there are so many choices in Hermosa, we can find Reggae somewhere every week. If you're a night owl and like a unique experience take a moment to do an online search "grunion run" and if you are in town while they are running it is something you got to see! And remind us we might go too.