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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!

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Historic Bungalow Court--Your Own Bungalow House in Belmont Heights Circa 1923.

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Long Beach bungalow description

Here's your chance to stay in a completely restored 1923 California Bungalow. This little house has a rich history and loads of charm. To read the history visit the BrownsCourtApartments website. Every architectural detail has been meticulously restored and the house has been professionally decorated with many antiques true to the era. The house is one of six in a Bungalow Court. There are no shared walls and there are open areas to enjoy the California sunshine and ocean breezes. The beach is five blocks away. The property has fruit trees for your enjoyment.
Other amenities include:



* Front Bungalow-No Shared Walls
* Charming Architectural Details-High Coved Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Glass Knobs, Awesome Light Fixtures
* Gorgeous Hardwood Floors
* All Tile Bathroom Replicate 1923 Original
* HUGE Walk-in Closet with Built-in Dresser--12 Feet Long!--tons of hanging space
* Cable TV and Speedy Wireless Internet--all utilities Included
* Garden Area out the Back Door with Seating
* Street Parking in Front
* Sixteen Windows!!! Wow! Light and Bright--Ocean Breezes
* Local owner with excellent management
* Grassy Garden areas with fruit trees scattered throughout the property.
* Professionally Furnished including Bedding, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Towels
* Pillow-top Queen Bed with Fresh Linens
* BBQ, Fire Pit, Picnic Table in Community Area
* Non-Smoking Only
* Sorry--No Pets.
* Close to Hospitals--Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller Children's and the VA.
* Close to CSULB University
* Close to Long Beach Grand Prix

A bike store around the corner rents Bikes.

If you plan to return to our Bungalow Court regularly we can arrange to store some items for you.

Spin Cycle Laundry Mat will wash and fold laundry for $1.25 per pound--with same day turnaround.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 Year Old Minimum Age Requirement...moreless

              • Singles
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Pillowtop Mattress with fine Linens...moreless

              • The bedroom has a window air-conditioner for cooling.

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                All Tile--Very Clean...moreless

              • All Tile--Cast Iron Tub with Shower

              Other Amenities

                  • Long Beach and our temperate climate. It's very rare that we have a heat wave here (above 90 degrees) but if we do you will be hot. There is air conditioning in the bedroom only. Most homes in Long Beach do not air conditioning at all. We rely on ocean breezes to cool the rest of the house. The windows work great and there are 15 windows in this little house to aid in cooling with natural ventilation and ocean breezes. If needed, there are additional fans provided to keep the air moving. If you are a person that wants to have all the windows and doors locked up at all times then this is not the place for you. The house does get afternoon sun and it will heat up on a warm day --the simple solution is to open the doors and windows and let the ocean breezes cool it off. If you're gone during the day and want to lock it up that's recommended--but once you're home throw open the windows and doors and let nature do the rest. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure

                  Attractions

                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Zoo

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean:

                        5 Blocks to Belmont Pier, 3 Blocks to Colorado Lagoon and Marine Stadium...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Surfing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 2 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Living Room:

                                For those of you from warm climates who are used to air-conditioning--we do not have it. We rely on ocean breezes and opening windows for cooling. If we have a heat wave (above 90) you may be hot. ...moreless

                              • Heating
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                The Bedroom has a Window Air Conditioner. The rest of the house is not cooled and you rely on ocean breezes to keep the air flowing. If we have a heat-wave (90 or above) the main living is not cooled...moreless

                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Linens Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Stove
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Stove
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Garbage Disposal

                                  Outside

                                  • Outdoor Furniture
                                  • Porch Furniture
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                   

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                                  My Standard Rate
                                  30 night min stay
                                  $90

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                                  Fees:

                                  • Cleaning Fee $125
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  My minimum stay is 60 days. Due to limitations of the Home Away and VRBO websites the system will allow you to inquire for shorter stays but unfortunately I will not be able to accommodate you. Thank you!


                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                  Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                                  Location

                                  5.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Long Beach Airport
                                  3.3 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  405 Freeway, 710 Freeway, 605 Freeway
                                  0.6 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Long Beach
                                  0.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  E.J. Malloys Irish Pub
                                  111 Miles
                                  Nearest Ski
                                  Big Bear Ski Mountain
                                  1.6 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Recreation Park Golf
                                  0.3 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Coffee Cup Cafe

                                  Located in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach. Belmont Heights is a special beach community with charming architecture and great restaurants. It's bike friendly and walkable with a long bike and walking path that runs for miles along the ocean. This path leads to downtown Long Beach or 2nd Street where many trendy shops and restaurants are located. We're close to CSULB University and many hospitals. Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller's Childrens, and the VA Hospital are all nearby. The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is downtown. If you're a race fan the Long Beach Grand Prix races are held each April. Long Beach has a comprehensive bus service that can take you all over. We're Freeway close to Orange County, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood.

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2006

                                  About the owner: Hi! I'm Leslie and I live in the neighborhood. It's another beautiful day in Long Beach and I'd love to be your hostess. My whole family lives nearby- Grandma and Grandpa settled here in 1923. I've been married to Randy for 37 years and we live a few blocks away. For fun we bike ride and travel in our RV. We have a son in his twenties and one dog and two cats. Hmmmm what's my life motto--I would say I have two--'Go with the Flow' and 'Follow The Golden Rule'. Hope to see you soon!

                                  Why the Owner Chose Long Beach:
                                  Brown's Court Apartments--A Spanish Bungalow Court--Wow how cool is that! Even though the bungalows were terribly neglected and they needed every type of repair imaginable they were in our favorite Long Beach neighborhood--Belmont Heights. Besides the 80 years of peeling paint and the broken and inoperable windows we could see the charm and character. One by one we started restoring the bungalows and researching the history which turned into a fascinating story (Read it Below). We still have plenty of projects slated for the property but we'd love to share our restoration with you...Mrs. Brown's own house.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                                  The History Tucked away in Belmont Heights stands one of the area's few remaining bungalow courts and the the only remaining Spanish Bungalow Court. Called Brown's Court Apartments, Mrs. Viola Belle Brown developed them in 1923, about 17 years after she and her husband, Luke, moved here from their native Michigan. The area was largely undeveloped when the Browns arrived. Originally just one house occupied the land. And for 13 years Mr. Brown worked in real estate sales. Mrs. Brown kept house. Tragedy struck in 1919 with the death of Mr. Brown, leaving Viola a young widow at 48. Although she owned the house, she would need extra income. Eureka! In 1921, oil was discovered on Signal Hill and soon Long Beach was booming. Mrs. Brown took a look around. She saw the housing shortage the oil boom was creating as oil workers flocked to Long Beach from all over the country. To take advantage of the need for housing, Mrs. Brown decided to redevelop her parcel as a Spanish Bungalow Court. The project would give her much needed income plus a cozy place to live. She obtained building permits for a six-apartment bungalow court in October of 1923. Mrs. Brown then hired two of Long Beach's finest tradesmen to build the bungalows: Architect Joseph Roberts and Contractor Raymond Mussetter. Both men resided nearby and played an important role in developing the area. Mrs. Brown chose the latest features for her bungalows. Each was a cozy one-bedroom, with an efficient floor plan and lots of windows to capture the ocean breezes and sunshine. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings and crown moldings adorned each one. She selected built-in bookcases and desks adding drawers in each closet and ironing boards in the kitchens. Mrs. Brown moved into a front bungalow as the proprietor. She rented the remaining five to oil workers. Early occupants included a petroleum engineer, oil salesman, tool dresser, and a driller. She continued to live there until 1934.


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                                  • Historic Bungalow Court--Your Own Bungalow House in Belmont Heights Circa 1923.

                                    Historic Bungalow Court--Your Own Bungalow House in Belmont Heights Circa 1923.

                                  • Beautifully Furnished with Comfy Seating and Charming Antiques--15 Windows!

                                    Beautifully Furnished with Comfy Seating and Charming Antiques--15 Windows!

                                  • Cable TV & Speedy Wireless Internet -Antiques Throughout.

                                    Cable TV & Speedy Wireless Internet -Antiques Throughout.

                                  • Living Room Has a Library Table for your Computer or Work Station & Speedy Wi-Fi

                                    Living Room Has a Library Table for your Computer or Work Station & Speedy Wi-Fi

                                  • Queen Mattress with Comfy Pillow-top--More Windows--Glass Doorknobs--Charming!

                                    Queen Mattress with Comfy Pillow-top--More Windows--Glass Doorknobs--Charming!

                                  • The Closet has original Built-in Dresser and Yes another window for the Breezes!

                                    The Closet has original Built-in Dresser and Yes another window for the Breezes!

                                  • All Tile--Lots of Windows For Ventilation!

                                    All Tile--Lots of Windows For Ventilation!

                                  • Fully Equipped Kitchen--Utensils, Pots and Pans and More..

                                    Fully Equipped Kitchen--Utensils, Pots and Pans and More..

                                  • Everything You Need to Prepare Tasty Meals!

                                    Everything You Need to Prepare Tasty Meals!

                                  • Small Patio with Seating Outside Back Door

                                    Small Patio with Seating Outside Back Door

                                  • Historic Property--Fascinating History!

                                    Historic Property--Fascinating History!

                                  • Floor Plan--Look at the size of the Closet!

                                    Floor Plan--Look at the size of the Closet!

                                  • Palm Trees Frame Your Own Bungalow House!  Steps Lead to Your Private Entrance.

                                    Palm Trees Frame Your Own Bungalow House! Steps Lead to Your Private Entrance.

                                  • Light & Bright- Sunshine & Ocean Breezes-Original Hardwood Floors.

                                    Light & Bright- Sunshine & Ocean Breezes-Original Hardwood Floors.

                                  • Architecture Details Galore--Original Built-ins from 1923-Full Restored!

                                    Architecture Details Galore--Original Built-ins from 1923-Full Restored!

                                  • Amazing Light Fixtures from 1923--All Restored!

                                    Amazing Light Fixtures from 1923--All Restored!

                                  • Get a Great Night's Sleep in this Cozy Bedroom!  Fresh Linens Provided.

                                    Get a Great Night's Sleep in this Cozy Bedroom! Fresh Linens Provided.

                                  • All Tile Bathroom-Very Clean!  Restored to Replicate 1923

                                    All Tile Bathroom-Very Clean! Restored to Replicate 1923

                                  • Appliances include Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Disposer, Coffeepot, Toaster

                                    Appliances include Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Disposer, Coffeepot, Toaster

                                  • Eat-In Kitchen with Table-Small Patio Out Back Door-Chaming!

                                    Eat-In Kitchen with Table-Small Patio Out Back Door-Chaming!

                                  • Grassy Flowering Gardens With Fruit Trees --Plenty of Space Between Bungalow

                                    Grassy Flowering Gardens With Fruit Trees --Plenty of Space Between Bungalow

                                  • View Out Front Window-Residential Neighborhood-Nice Neighbors-Very Walkable!

                                    View Out Front Window-Residential Neighborhood-Nice Neighbors-Very Walkable!

                                  • Enjoy the Beach-Photo Taken at the Belmont Pier-Just Five Blocks Away!

                                    Enjoy the Beach-Photo Taken at the Belmont Pier-Just Five Blocks Away!

                                  • Hi I'm Leslie--I'd love to be your hostess-Another Gorgeous Day in Long Beach!

                                    Hi I'm Leslie--I'd love to be your hostess-Another Gorgeous Day in Long Beach!

                                  $2,700 per month (USD)
                                  5

                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 2

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                                  Minimum stay: 30 nights
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