2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5 adults)
Marine View Management
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Good Stay But Stay Away from May Gray and June Gloom
The people and the place are wonderful, and there are limitless opportunities for taking a good walk! Having an entire floor of a small two-story bungalow works out OK. The walkstreet patio is really nice. And I actually like the charm of having a tiny galley kitchen with antique appliances rather than a newer, normal-size space. It's also nice to have reserved parking in a small garage next door (be aware that it won't fit anything larger than a Toyota Corolla-size car, and plus-size people might have trouble getting in and out of the narrow space after they park). Cons are that the house has no air conditioning or ceiling fan and it is directly on a busy intersection with a stop sign right outside the front window and patio; plus this street is a busy place for others to drop off their families at the beach, so vehicles are constantly idling a few feet away from main bedroom/living room/dining space. Don't stay in April/May/June unless you don't mind windy, overcast days that stay in the mid-50s to upper 60s. The May Gray and June Gloom dominated in 2019 - 92 percent of the time there were only occasional glimpses of any blue sky. And that time of year is MB construction season - there's nearly constant weekday noise pollution from many crews all over the neighborhoods using jackhammers, unloading cement trucks and doing other construction work. This section of Manhattan Beach always has at least 10-20 percent of the houses being completely renovated or being demolished to make room for a bigger, modern replacement. I have been told that the rest of the year is much more idyllic in regard to weather and noise factors, though! Its proximity to the beach and unlimited walking options - that's the big bonus.
Overall good experience. The parking situation is horrendous
So much so, that I would not
Every have another rental in Manhattan Beach and I was born and raised there.
So happy our guests had a great experience in our sweet Beach Bungalow! As noted in our listing we provide parking in a secure garage for one standard sized vehicle. Parking in downtown Manhattan can often be busy; fortunately this rental is located only 6 short blocks from downtown and it is pretty nice to stroll along the Strand for groceries or a great meal. More parking structures in the downtown areas have been constructed over the past few years -- it just takes scouting around a bit to learn where those are located so as to take advantage of the often available parking spots in them!
Our favorite place!!
We love staying at your home! Perfect location, great restaurants, well appointed and all around amazing! See you next summer!
R & B
Perfect spot with all the amenities. Well appointed, comfortable. . .and quiet at night. We stayed for 2 1/2 months and would definitely like come back.
Excellent place and supurb property management
The home is in an excellent location and they mean it when they advertise the close proximity of the beach. Staying that close made a real difference to us, who were there with our 1 year old and 3 year old and didn't want to haul beach toys very far. The beds are comfy and the kitchen has everything you need to cook meals "at home." There is not a washer/dryer so plan accordingly.
What stood out to us was also the quick turnaround from the property management company. We booked our trip on short notice and they were extremely professional and responsive. They worked with us on details of travel and gave us great advise (i.e. rent a car small enough to fit in the garage, there was a pack-n-play already at the house).
We also spilled something on the sofa and they helped us get through the process of replacing that with minimal cost and handled it entirely in 2 emails.
There is also a very kind gentleman that lives downstairs. We had little kids running around and were worried they may be making noise early in the morning. It was great to have a friendly neighbor for the 4 days we stayed.
Fall into serenity
Location, Location, Location! Yes, this intimate beach bungalow is in the perfect location just a five minute walk to the downtown. The beach is wide and beautiful without ever feeling as though you are cramped up against your neighbor. The garage is stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, surf board and 3 bikes so pack light when you come. Beds are comfortable, bathroom and kitchen are sparkling clean. Fall is a beautiful time to come. The weather is still very nice and the crowds have all departed for the summer. I love coming here and want to make this my annual trip. I have been to many beaches in Southern California and Manhattan Beach is by far my favorite!
Located just steps from the beach and 4 short blocks from downtown Manhattan Beach with a variety of dining and local shops.
Other Activities: Beach activities galore! Body and board surfing, stand-up paddling. Bike and running trails. Shopping, Boating, Health/Beauty Spas. Tennis and basketball courts 4 blocks east. Golf within a 10 minute drive. LA culture!