This remodelled 1940s retreat has been one family’s home for almost thirty years. Packed with inspiring artifacts from around the world, it famously fills its visitors with restorative calm. And who couldn’t be set at ease here? The original bungalow has more than doubled in size over the years – now four bedrooms, relaxing rooms inside, and tropical outdoor spaces, mean there’s always a quiet spot. It is walking distance to the Strand and the beach beyond, you’ll soon adopt the epithet coined by friends and family: ‘the sanctuary’.
The good life
Your host knows many crafts, including interior design, sculpting, and cooking – for her two sons when they visit, or forty-strong parties. She hopes you’ll borrow her four bikes for a ride along the shore, and play a tune on the white upright piano, a relic from her childhood.
Under the Eucalyptus tree
You’ll spot many touches from Indonesia, but this enlightened living is of the Manhattan Beach variety. The street is calm and quiet, and scented by huge eucalyptus trees. In fact, on your first approach you might think you’re arriving at a plantation home. Inside, original exposed-beam ceilings have survived the two-story development, and the colorful, granite-topped kitchen is well-accustomed to large groups. Twin rooms upstairs are fitted for youthful exuberance, the queen bedroom for a more airy repose, and in the divine master bedroom strike the singing bowl and take a glass of wine out to its private canopied patio.
This home has no air conditioning but fear not - there are plenty of windows to let in the cool sea air. We are also happy to provide a fan upon request.
This home is usually the stomping grounds of one adorable pooch, and though he will not be home during guest stays, people with severe allergies should be aware!
Please inquire with our team upon booking if you have toddlers or children.
There are three parking spaces on the street outside this home.
This home is spread over multiple floors with no internal elevator.
There is construction taking place next door. The times are Monday - Friday from 7.30-6:00 and Saturday from 9:00-5:00 starting December 2018, ending December 2019. By Summer 2019, noise should be improved.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.