It's a short walk to the beach, fully loaded with everything you could possibly need for a stay.. Totally would recommend This locale if your wanting privacy, peace and quiet.. Place was clean and well maintained.. Only negative is no assigned parking.. Can be tricky in the afternoons
I rented this beautiful property for the month of February. Needless to say as an escapee from the horrendous Boston winter, I lucked out both by landing this lovely rental when southern CA was having unusually warm temps and Boston was being battered by snowstorms.
It is so centrally located that a car really isn't needed. The blue Pacific is only 2 short blocks away --less than a 10' walk. Rivera village, again about a 10' walk, is loaded with great restaurant choices and adorable little shops. Trader Joe's is right there as well. Right across the street from the property are 2 small strip malls that have a nice little pub, UPS store, a GREAT donut/sandwich shop, Subway, laundry mat and a frozen yogurt place (DO NOT use the nail salon, however)
Now, for the rental itself: It is lovely! The large sunny patio is perfect for a quite book read, some grilling or dining al fresco. There's even a charming outdoor hot & cold shower that's hidden under an arbor, complete with candle-lit lanterns. The kitchen is as pictured, with granite counters & stainless steel ,top of the line appliances including a Jen-Air gas stove & the quietest dishwasher I've ever not heard. The only little things it could use would be a few more coffee cups, more & better wine glasses and some cereal bowls. Everything other gadget is present & accounted for though.
The living room is large & sun-filled with 2 French doors that allow plenty of light. The TV was just replace with a flat screen model. You can get Neflix on the owner's account on the DVD player too. It would have been really helpful to have some printed instructions on how to use all the components though. Thank goodness for techno-savvy grandsons!
The bedroom is also light & airy and very comfy with it's pretty decor. Be aware that there is only a double bed which was fine for me as I was solo. The bathroom is on the small side too, but again fine for me.
The unit was immaculate upon arrival -- & left that way upon departure. The bed was made up, towels & extra sheets are provided. The only thing lacking is a washer/dryer but there is a great laundry mat in the nearby strip mall that's very clean & very reasonable.
The owner, Anna, is quick to respond to any questions or needs you may have and could not have been more accommodating.
If you are looking for a private, quiet oasis that is close to vibrant restaurant & shopping venues, this is definitely the place for you!
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This apartment is certainly ok - what you see is definitely what you get, although (for me) while the lounge and kitchen area is big enough, the bedroom and bathroom felt quite cramped - squashed together a bit. I wouldn't like to have that one small bathroom for more than 2 people!
My problem was more with the location. Our taxi driver found the address eventually (it' backs onto the houses that are street-facing, and it's a major road). Dragging our suitcases up and down pathways was cumbersome. Also, it was very central - neither close to the town nor the pier!
However, we enjoyed a relaxing few days once we worked out where we were in relation to everything. Redondo itself was just the right mix of quiet with some decent restaurants to fit the bill for the last few days of our holiday. And now I understand why Americans love Hallowe'en so much!
A recommendation would depend on the friend's mobility!
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