A called it. The Tburg of our trip. Hermosa Beach. Everything within walking distance. Cool people. Cool stuff to do. Fabulous ocean and surfing. A place to settle in. We decided to spend our last two nights at the aforementioned Beach House. Well worth it. We are all scratching our heads about the crummy rating it has online. First off...It is fabulous. Why? 1. Its on the strand. 2.Rooms are great with a king sized bed, a queen fold away sofa, a for real fireplace, a mini kitchen, a bathroom with a jacuzzi and the works (including Aveda stuff), a balcony, a beautiful continental breakfast with fresh oranges and the best coffee yet with a view of the ocean and the passigiata, and a block from Hermosa Beach proper. It was great...worth the bit extra (they even had hot cider and cookies in the lobby all day!), near a rental place for umbrellas, surfboards, bikes, skateboards and lessons for all the above. R and A spent time at the Pier Surf Shop mixing it up with a very knowledgeable guy --self proclaimed surfer who explained the various long boards, skateboards, hamboards etc. complete with a very unselfconscious sales technique showing the foot over foot approach to how to deal with the boards and make them work for you. A. was all ears. R. was humorized. There was a huge stage etc. set up for New Years eve which promised to be amazing. We throughly enjoyed our stay oogling all the interesting people eating breakfast with us from Australians to Californians --older and younger. How did they find out about this oasis?