4 Stars: April 2012 stay

Guest: CL (Dallas, TX)
Date of Stay: April 13, 2012   Review Submitted: May 4, 2012
The pros: The house is absolutely beautiful and well kept. The owner, Carl, is very attentive, helpful and quick to respond to any inquiry or questions. The pool table and ping pong table are fun to have to kill time during down time. The house is a close walk to the beach and pier. Parking near the beach can be painful, however there’s free street parking if you get there early enough. Overall our group had a good time and enjoyed our stay and would recommend the place. The Cons:It’s worth mentioning that the neighbors are very close, and we were warned that they were sensitive. Which made me a bit worried that we were going to get a noise complaint every time there was a loud outburst playing ping pong or pool, or just hanging out outside. Also there’s no hood over the stove, and the fire alarm went off went off often even with light cooking(warming up tortillas in a pan). Which brings us back to the concerns of a noise complaint.
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.

5 Stars: Beyond Incredible

Guest: SMP (Los Angeles, CA)
Date of Stay: April 20, 2012   Review Submitted: May 4, 2012
First of all, I’m incredibly fussy about where I stay and even more so when it comes to gathering together beloved friends for the weekend. It took hours to find the Luxury Hermosa House, but I knew that it would be perfect for our needs as soon as I saw it.
The photos online give you a good idea of the place, but what they can’t convey is the scale of the house and how well everything fits together (for example, the kitchen island is massive and there’s a real great sense of flow from the kitchen, to the living space, to the outdoor terrace, which helped to create a really great social space for us all to hang out in).
What’s also striking is the attention to detail and the sense of design that has been lavished on the house (everything has been put together tastefully). There’s also great technology in the house – from the mac computer that you’re free to use, to the sound system that can be controlled throughout the house – even on the balcony.
Beds are super comfortable and the shower in the master bedroom was incredible – two shower heads and a glass roof made it feel like we were showering outdoors. Unfortunately, it was too cold for us to fully enjoy the balcony, but it was decked out with a sun bed and chairs for lounging. Instead, we spent our time hanging out on the patio out back, where there was a BBQ and more comfortable seating to chill on.
All in all, this place was well worth the endless hours of online searching to find. If you’re looking for someone modern, hip and comfortable, you’d be a fool to consider going elsewhere.
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

5 Stars: Wonderful Stay at Beautiful Hermosa Beach House

Guest: Kellie (Irvine, CA)
Date of Stay: March 30, 2012   Review Submitted: April 2, 2012
We had a wonderful time staying at this house! It was gorgeous and easily slept 9 people comfortably. We were only a couple blocks from the beach and about .9 miles from the pier with local bars/restaurants, etc. There were multiple levels with rooms and bathrooms so everyone could spread out and have their own space. Would definitely stay here again!
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers,  Girls Getaway,  Tourists without a Car,  Sightseeing,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children

5 Stars: Stayed in the this house Feb 2012 – Just As Advertised

Guest: Steve (New York)
Date of Stay: 02/20/12 Review Submitted: 02/25/12

I stayed at this property with my wife and three kids (ages 16, 14 &10) in Feb of 2012. The house is exactly as advertised and we were not in the least bit dissapointed by the amenities. The pool table and ping pong table were a big hit with the kids and the downstairs theatre was really incredible – like watching a 20ft high-def TV! Master suite was terrific with giant walk-in shower, a jacuzzi bath and an unbelievably comfortable bed. The location is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and their is a jogging path a few steps away. We loved the outdoor patio and enjoyed the sunsets from the rooftop deck. Working with Carl was very easy and we would definitely stay at this property again!!

Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.

5 Stars: This House is an Experience Worth Having!

Guest: CBeimel (Kersey, PA)
Date of Stay: 09/13/11 Review Submitted: 02/23/12

My husband and I, along with my two step children, really enjoyed this gorgeous house. The location is great…just blocks from the beach, close to a CVS and positioned right at the start of the walking path that runs through Hermosa and Manhattan beach. It is roughly ten blocks from the Hermosa Pier. The rooftop has great views of the ocean, there is a lot of natural light and the floor plan of the house is fantastic. To be honest, we spent 80% of our time in the movie theatre room. We have friends that have expensive movie theatre rooms and the size of the screen in this home beats them all! The kitchen is huge, the numerous fire places make the place cozy and the ping pong and pool table near the entrance of the house make for perfect entertaining. This house is an experience worth having! Carl, owner and designer, is extremely easy to communicate with and a great person to rent from.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

5 Stars: Great Amenities!

Guest: iluvvacay (Texas)
Date of Stay: 09/02/12 Review Submitted: 09/13/12

My group of friends had a WONDERFUL time at the Hermosa Beach house during Labor Day weekend! The amenities were great….LOVED the theater room 🙂 The beach is really close, just a few minutes walking distance, and on the weekend we were there (I’m not sure if they have it every weekend), but they had a little street fair nearby which was fun to walk through. Everything about the house was just perfect for a relaxing getaway — clean, comfortable, and fun. 12 of us stayed there, and the common areas had enough room for all of us to hang out together at the same time. I would definitely want to stay there again. 🙂

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway.

5 Stars: Fantastic Beach Vacation!

Guest: Kelsey (Santa Fe, NM)
Date of Stay: 08/11/11 Review Submitted: 08/15/11

What an amazing house. Perfect for a family vacation. Wonderful, large family areas, comfortable bedrooms, gorgeous roof deck and insane home theater, oh and five blocks to an amazing beach! I don’t think you could find a better spot! Great attractions in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, all within walking distance. The owner was very helpful and made the whole experience super easy. Thanks!

Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

5 Stars: Amazing house…. Excellent location…. Awesome beach!!!!

Guest: M&M…..D&J (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Date of Stay: 07/25/11 Review Submitted: 08/02/11

Amazing house….Excellent location….Awesome beach!!!! Pictures don’t do the home justice….it really fit mine and my sister’s family perfectly. The home is located in an area that you feel safe to let your kids (teenagers) roam back and forth to the beach (4 min walk) shops, restaurants etc.. We do a beach house every year in different areas……kids now only want to go back to “the Hermosa house with the theater”. Thanks Carl, was truly a great time!!!!!

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

5 Stars: Super Experience!

Guest: Italian Stallion (Los Altos, CA 94022)
Date of Stay: 07/02/11 Review Submitted: 07/16/11

We have rented homes in California and Hawaii for our family vacation for the past 10 years, and this is the best property we’ve ever stayed in. We have 10 people in our group, so we need a lot of space and lots of things to do. This house provides the space, the activities, and the luxury that any family would want. The listing is very accurate; if anything, the house is even better than described. The kitchen and master bedroom are spectacular. The game room (pool and ping pong), gym and home theatre offer endless opportunities for things to do. Our grandkids were excited and active for all seven days…never a dull minute. The great room is spacious and equipped with a huge wraparound couch and 60 inch flat screen TV. Perfect for hanging out, watching sports, playing games, and chilling while meals are being prepared. The large outdoor patio next to the great room, which isn’t even mentioned in the listing, is fantastic–great place to read, serve meals and relax. Because of the wall-to-wall windows, it has a nice indoor-outdoor feel. The beach is a short 5-10 minute walk, and it’s a beautiful, sandy beach. Four new bikes are provided, and we made good use of them, with long rides along the strand, into Redondo Beach and also into Manhattan beach. We also were able to watch the July 4 fireworks from the rooftop deck. The owner was responsive and helpful in addressing a couple of minor problems we had. I’d recommend this property without hesitation to anyone looking for a luxurious, active family vacation. It was a super experience for our family. We will definitely be back.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

5 Stars: The Pictures Don’t Do it Justice!… Loved It!… Amazing home theater!

Guest: Christie (Honolulu, HI)
Date of Stay: 12/15/10 Review Submitted: 01/07/11

5 Stars – We spent the week before Christmas at the Hermosa Beach house and loved it! The house perfectly accommodated 9 friends, and with the pool table, entertainment system (amazing home theater!), and ping pong, we kept busy the entire time (in spite of the rainy weather). The home is in a convenient area – close to the beach and great nightlife for a younger crowd. We loved the place; the pictures just don’t do it justice! We would recommend this place to everyone looking for a great getaway!

Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.