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A Cheerful 'Pied a Terre' Near Shops, Restaurants and the Beach

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Bright open floor plan of living room, kitchen & hallway to the bedroom

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The 'pied-a-terre' (French for a 'flat') is located above the owner's Spanish Colonial house. It has a private entrance off the street with 1 flight of stairs to the apartment. Upon entering, you'll notice a bright and open floor plan. Numerous windows and French doors provide breeziness throughout. For those very warm days that are quite rare in Long Beach, a window A/C is available. The hallway leading to the cozy bedroom offers separation from the main living area.

The kitchenette has all the basic appliances and utensils for preparing meals. Guests have full use of the patio below for alfresco dining or for enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 670 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 and older but mature, responsible younger guests would be considered on a case by case basis....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toddlers must be supervised due to the open floor plan with no barrier to the stairs. The French doors open to a Juliette balcony - do not allow kids to climb! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to allergies, many potential guests inquire about the presence of pet hair and dander....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower only - no bathtub. Pedestal sink. Medicine cabinet behind the mirror...moreless

Other Amenities

  • panini maker, blender, crockpot Brita filtered water window A/C Laundry service provided by the owner at $10/load. No ironing Optional housekeeping service for long-term renters $50 each time...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Less than a 10-minute walk to the beach...moreless

  • Village:

    1 block north of 2nd St where the shops, restaurants and other amenities are....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    In the living area - seats 4 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window A/C ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Portable electric heater ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On the streets, no permit required ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No washer/dryer in the apartment but many laundromats nearby...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Strongest signal at the living room desk...moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    For ground coffee, 10 cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 4...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but efficient with basic appliances and utensils. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    GE microwave and convection oven combined...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    GE microwave and convection oven combined...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee packages, sugar & creamer and S&P are included. Paper towels ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under the counter...moreless

  • Stove:

    2-burner gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Juliette balcony in the living room...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    picnic table for 6+...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby: Recreation Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    "Kayaks on the Water" at the beach on Bayshore & Ocean...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Patio downstairs in the side yard for up to 6 guests...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Olympic size pool nearby on the beach at Ocean Blvd...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year-round
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$150
$875 $2,940

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $125 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $98 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150
$875 $2,940

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $125 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $98 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Extra guest/night $20
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Monthly rate of $2940 ($105/nt) is based on 28-nights.

Rates are quoted for up to 2 guests. Additional charge of $20/nt per person for a maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

Please confirm exact pricing with owner/manager.

June, July & August - 1 week minimum booking. Will accept fewer nights on a "fill-in" basis or a last minute booking.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

Within walking distance are the beaches, restaurants, shops, banks and other amenities. Just 1 block away is the bus stop to the Long Beach Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and numerous restaurants in downtown Long Beach and Shoreline Village.

Long Beach, with its easy access to the major freeways, is a convenient base for visiting the attractions of Los Angeles (Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, etc.) and Orange County (Disneyland, South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, etc.). For the discerning visitor, stay and play in Belmont Shore, a friendly and exciting beach community of Long Beach.

Other Activities: day spas, yoga, bridge, ballroom dancing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Al was born in Honolulu and left for the mainland when he was a toddler. He grew up in Long Beach - attended Lakewood High and USC with a strong focus on water sports. Now, he plays bridge and tries to improve on his golfing. Colleen was born in Hong Kong and moved to NYC at age 5. She graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Interior design is her forte. She isn't very athletic but will join Al for snow skiing when the conditions are perfect. They both do Argentine tango and ballroom dancing several times a week. Waldo, their 15 year old rescued 'schnoodle' watches over Colleen and keeps strangers at bay with his ferocious bark.

Why the Owner Chose Long Beach:
Colleen fell in love with the enclosed Spanish courtyard and, although the house was a fixer-upper, she was successful in convincing Al to join her in tackling the remodeling projects. It's now a very comfortable and elegant home.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The house is in a very walkable neighborhood and only 1 block from 2nd St where there are a variety of restaurants, shops and amenities. Its proximity to the major freeways makes it a perfect "home" base for work and recreation in Los Angeles and Orange County. Of course the mild weather with mostly sunny days is the best benefit of all!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Bright open floor plan of living room, kitchen & hallway to the bedroom

    Bright open floor plan of living room, kitchen & hallway to the bedroom

  • Many windows and French doors for flow thru breezes

    Many windows and French doors for flow thru breezes

  • Microwave w/convection oven & a 2-burner gas cooktop

    Microwave w/convection oven & a 2-burner gas cooktop

  • Cable TV & wi-fi included

    Cable TV & wi-fi included

  • Another view of the bedroom

    Another view of the bedroom

  • Bathroom with plush towels.  Storage cabinet behind the mirror.

    Bathroom with plush towels. Storage cabinet behind the mirror.

  • More storage behind the curtains in the hallway.

    More storage behind the curtains in the hallway.

  • View of the children's playground from the living room

    View of the children's playground from the living room

  • Picnic table seats 6

    Picnic table seats 6

  • Annual Long Beach Marathon on Livingston Dr

    Annual Long Beach Marathon on Livingston Dr

  • Stairway entrance to the apartment.  Table set for 4

    Stairway entrance to the apartment. Table set for 4

  • Under the counter refrigerator

    Under the counter refrigerator

  • Office niche with computer desk

    Office niche with computer desk

  • Bedroom has a queen size bed.  Secretary desk doubles as night table when opened

    Bedroom has a queen size bed. Secretary desk doubles as night table when opened

  • Professionally organized closet behind mirrored doors

    Professionally organized closet behind mirrored doors

  • Tiled shower - soap & shampoo provided

    Tiled shower - soap & shampoo provided

  • View of Livingston Dr from the living room French doors during the L.B. Marathon

    View of Livingston Dr from the living room French doors during the L.B. Marathon

  • The patio below for relaxation

    The patio below for relaxation

  • Street view of the Pied-A-Terre's French doors

    Street view of the Pied-A-Terre's French doors

  • A 10-minute walk to the beach at Alamitos Bay

    A 10-minute walk to the beach at Alamitos Bay

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Date last modified - Sunday, August 30, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/30/2015
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