About this listing
Welcome to Manhattan Beach! The detached guesthouse has everything you need to enjoy your stay at the beach. This house is 7 blocks from the beach and in walking distance to bars and restaurants.
FREE: WiFi, Parking spot, no cleaning fee or deposit.
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The guesthouse is a studio with a queen bed and the sofa has a pull out queen bed. I have it listed to sleep 5 people since we have a lot of families with 3 kids. There is also a single mattress, perfect for the 3rd child. 5 adults would probably not be comfortable.
We provide in the guesthouse: hairdryer, clothes iron, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair spray, bandaids, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, saline solution, eye drops, nail clippers, shave cream, razors, facial cleanser, ear plugs, snore strips, sleep masks, international adaptors, throat lozenges, nail polish remover, sunscreen, shower cap, sewing kit...pretty much anything you forgot, we have.
We have a pack and play if you're traveling with a little one.
The refrigerator is stocked with: soda, bottled water, OJ and almond milk. The snacks includes: microwave popcorn, crackers, coffee, tea, cookies, chips and apples. Everything from toiletries to snacks are complimentary. Also, in the garage below the guesthouse there is a full size refrg/freezer if you need more room. If you need to restock your refrigerator, you can find extras in the garage refrigerator as well.
The guesthouse has thousands of tv channels including 10 HBO and 10 Cinemax channels.
We (husband and kids in elementary school) live in a seperate house on the property. When you go down the side gate, past the house, past jacuzzi and magnolia tree you arrive at the guesthouse. Walk up the stairs and you have arrived. It's quiet and more residential, but a short walk/ride to the beach.
Renting a car from the airport can be a drag with the long lines. Many of our guests have had a car delivered to the house from RELAYRIDES. It's inexpensive and convenient.
We share the backyard with the guesthouse. The guesthouse has its own little balcony with 2 lounge chairs, a small table and 2 chairs. When you walk down the stairs of the guesthouse, there's lots of fun stuff for you to do. We have an outdoor jacuzzi, a gas fire pit, a variety of skateboards, basketball hoop, rip sticks and a great big magnolia tree that you can climb to the top of.
Interaction with Guests
We are here to help you if you need anything. We understand this is your vacation and just want want you to relax and enjoy your time here.
You know how sometimes you get in a cab and the driver keeps talking to you and you're thinking, I really need to call someone or concentrate on responding to an email/ text and he's not getting it?! I'm paying for a service and just want the ride...well, we don't want to be that cab driver. Text me if you need something, if you have some questions or have something to tell me, we'll hang out in the yard and laugh. It's easy breezy.
RESTAURANTS: No matter your age, taco Tuesday at OB's Bar and Grille is a must. Get a basket of peanuts, smash them on the table, eat them and throw the shells on the ground...my kids love it there, good burgers also. We walk to OB's from our house or bike it most of the time. Across the street from OB's is Pancho's Mexican restaurant, which has karaoke in the bar on Sunday nights. Fish bar (love the blackened fish tacos) is a couple blocks North. 4 Daughters, North End, Sloopy's & Local Yolk all have a great breakfast and are all next to each other. These are all located in North Manhattan Beach. When heading to downtown Manhattan Beach driving is the best option, since you'll probably end up shopping and it's a longer walk.
SHOPPING: Trina Turk, Free People, Splendid, Sketchers, True Religion, Fresh Produce and all of the boutique stores are located on or around Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Head up Rosecrans ave, go left on Sepulveda and take your first right to find: Anthropology, BCBG, H&M, MAC, J Crew, Banana Republic, Lulu Lemon and BEBE.
GROCERY: Whole Foods, Fresh and Easy, Ralph's and Trader Joes are all close by.
We live in the tree section of Manhattan Beach. It's populated with families and is quiet.
DRIVING: A couple of California driving rules strictly enforced in Manhattan Beach:
If there is a crosswalk, slow down. If there is a person who looks like they are going to cross, stop. Let them cross. That is a big ticket if a cop sees you didn't let the pedestrian cross.
HOV (high occupancy vehicle = carpool/ 2 or more people) you cannot cross the double line to enter the carpool lane. Wait until the dotted line appears and enter. (And yes, we have received ticket(s) for that). Lastly, cell phones while driving. If you text, even at a stop light, it's a ticket. Being on your phone while driving is a ticket, although when I was pulled over, the officer told me the first time is a warning...
Cabs are prevalent and the way to go when you have been drinking. Yellow cab and southbay cab are easy to find when you're downtown Manhattan Beach. UBER is my favorite - download the app on your phone, enter your credit card and you don't have to worry about calling a cab or entering a tip. Choose uberx for the least expensive trip. Promotion code 18brf gets you $10 off your first trip.
Other Things to Note
WIFI- There is a white wifi extender box in the window near the kitchen. If it falls under the counter you won't have much of a signal. If you are having WIFI issues, make sure it's in the window.
Below the guestouse is the garage where you will find boogie boards and surfboards.
We have bicycles for kids and adults, plus helmets. You can ride straight down Rosecrans Ave and before you hit the ocean you will see the bike path. Head north and you will ride along the ocean, riding through El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. If you were to head south on your bicycle from Manhattan Beach you would ride through, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and up the hill to Palos Verdes.
To access the laundry room, walk toward the main house, you'll see a door on the right side of the house, it's the laundry room. We have our own laundry upstairs in our home, so this one is just for you.
We have a half pipe with skateboards, helmets and pads, if you feel daring.
Some people think this is cool, Christopher knight (Peter Brady from the Brady bunch designed and built our house and guesthouse. He lived here for 9 years. Also, across the alley is the home THE DOORS rented when they were a new band. My neighbor said all she heard coming out of the garage was "light my fire". I love that.
Do you have AAA? If so, here are some discounts in the LA area ((website hidden)):
Merchant Name Offer Rewards
1 Regal Entertainment Group Up To 40% Off -
2 Cinemark Theatres Up To 40% Off -
3 Knott's Berry Farm 30% Off -
4 AMC Theatres Up to 35% with AMC Gold Tickets -
5 Battleship IOWA Buy One, Get One Free -
6 Dave & Buster's Free $20 Game Play with purchase of $20 Game Play -
7 LEGOLAND California Resort Adults at Kid's Price, Kids Half Price -
8 Disneyland Resort Save on Disneyland® Tickets -
9 Medieval Times Up To 25% Off -
10 IFly Indoor Skydiving 15% Off -
11 John's Incredible Pizza Receive a $36.24 FunCard for just $19.99 -
12 Discovery Cube Free child admission with paid adult -
13 LEGOLAND California Resort Save on LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Tickets -
14 Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier Up to $4 off Unlimited Ride Wristbands -
15 Columbia Memorial Space Center Buy one admission, get one half price -
16 Dave & Buster's 10% Off -
17 Splash Kingdom Waterpark Up to $5 off general admission -
18 Aquarium of the Pacific Up To 25% Off -
19 Raging Waters San Dimas $5 off -
20 SeaWorld San Diego Up To 20% Off -
21 Universal Orlando $20 off admission plus save on food & merchandise -
22 Catalina Express Up to $7.50 off round-trip tickets -
23 Universal Studios Hollywood Up to $15 off General Admission -
24 Getty Center and Getty Villa 10% Off -
25 Dana Wharf Whale Watching 30% Off -
26 The Laugh Factory Tropicana Las Vegas Buy one ticket, get one free -
27 Dana Wharf Sportfishing Free equipment rental for sportfishing -
28 Knott's Soak City 20% Off -
29 Madame Tussauds Hollywood Buy one admission, get one FREE -
30 K1 Speed 25% Off -
31 San Diego Zoo 20% off a two-visit pass -
32 Adventure City 10% Off -
33 Boomers! Save $5 on a 4-hour Play Pass -
34 Castle Park $5 off admission -
35 Hornblower Cruises & Events 10% Off -
36 Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Up To 25% Off -
37 SpeedZone $5 off a $25 Playcard -
38 Autry National Center 10% Off -
39 Maritime Museum of San Diego $1 off -
40 The GRAMMY Museum Up To 30% Off -
We have a little white hypoallergenic dog, Stella and 2 fabulous bunnies. Their names are Shadow and Mr. Fluffington. Please don't smoke inside the guesthouse and respect our neighbors. This is a professional neighborhood, if you are entertaining in the backyard, please close it down by 10:00.
We thank you for the inquiries about : shooting movies here, showers, private parties... however living near beach means little parking and we are really not equipped to handle more than 4-5 people in the guesthouse. Thank you, Beth