Thanksgiving Special!! Old Town Seal Beach Charmer
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Seal Beach apartment description
Please visit littlebeachtown.com for more pictures. This is a spaciously modest 3 bedroom, 2 bath, upper unit with private balcony in a quiet, residential beach area just minutes from the beach and Main Street. New carpet throughout. Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled with exquisite cherry cabinets, quartz countertop in the master bath and porcelain tile throughout. The living room and master bedroom have new flat screen TVs, and the living room also has a Wii with many games to play and Netflix on demand. Just added...brand new Stearns & Foster Lux Estate queen bed in the master bedroom!!
Seal Beach is one of the few remaining California beach towns that still retains it's original, small town character, yet offers all the luxuries of a big city. Main Street and the famous Seal Beach Pier are just a short stroll down a lovely green belt, where you will find wonderul restaurants and unique shops.
This duplex is situated in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, and it is fully equipped for your complete comfort, with microwave, stove and refrigerator, and lots of amenities.
Seal Beach is located just 22 miles south of Los Angeles, at the northern end of Orange County. Visitors seeking the California dream of beach, sun and ocean need look no further. Take sunset walks on the pier, watch world class surfing in the quiet retreat of undiscovered Seal Beach. Walk to Main Street and appreciate the still small-town atmosphere of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. One street over is a convenient bike/surfboard/ skateboard rental.
In early April, the roar of Grand Prix race cars echoes through the city streets of Long Beach (just a mile north) during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Weekends host a Farmers Market in the nearby Alamito’s Bay Marina…and don’t miss the nearby Aquarium of the Pacific at Shoreline Village, at the foot of Pine Street in Long Beach. This is a harbor side shopping center with specialty shops, restaurants, a restored Luff carousel, and occasional live boardwalk entertainment.
It is twenty minutes to Newport Beach, and Balboa Island night life, 30 minutes to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, and a 2 hour ferry to Santa Catalina Island (not to be missed!). Activities include fishing, sea kayaking, surfing, hiking, sailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing. Try whale watching or ride the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars at the Balboa Fun Zone…or take the Balboa Ferry to Balboa Island for just 60 cents!
Whether you're seeking rest and relaxation, a good jumping-off point for an action-packed vacation, or something in between, Seal Beach brings it all together.
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- 1000 sq. ft.
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Queen size Beds (2) Brand new Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Queen Mattress in master bedroom!!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds w/ trundles can be made into king-size bed, although bed comfort in this configuration has its limits..., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Not really a convertible bed, but the sofa is nice and big and very comfy to sleep on!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- No bathtub in the master bathroom.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Piano, board games
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to stay in a very nice beach side town
Great place to stay in a very nice beach side town
We stayed here for a month after a broken water pipe flooded us out of our house and we had to move out for construction. This house is great very comfortable three large bedrooms and two recently remodeled bathrooms and has every amenity you will need even a wii game which was great for my son. Great location short walk to beach and Main St and view of Anaheim Bay from patio also the owner does allow pets she does charge a pet deposit but are deposit was promptly refunded within a few days after vacating the property. This is a great place to stay and I highly recommend it I give it an A+ thank you for a very pleasant stay.
- Guest Jeff (Los Alamitos, Ca USA)
- Date of stay 10/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you! I'm glad we were here to help out in what must have been a stressful time for your family. One of the great things about my place is that the kitchen is fully stocked with every pot, pan, dish, utensil, and cooking piece imaginable. You could literally move in and cook a holiday dinner that day!
Not a Charmer!
Not a Charmer!
This in no way reflects the owner since I never had the chance to speak with her, all the phone numbers were the Property Manager's (Frank-American Beachside Brokers) whose response to my concerns were less than zealous. The description of the apartment says TWO bathrooms but the bathroom in the master caused leaks on the bedroom floor with the smell of urine. Imagine my explanation to my guests that had to endure this. The overhead fans did not work, hall light did not work, and the television was complicated at best, and I am a good troubleshooter but NOT with THREE remotes. This did not take away from my utmost enjoyment of Seal Beach, in fact, it was my second visit this summer (stayed elsewhere the first time). I love the town, the people and its general feeling of casualness and a zest for enjoying their town. I already have a home secured for next summer. I believe that the owner needs to know of these flaws, since I am certain she wants a functional apartment, well cared for and by her comments on reviews, she wants her temporary tenants to be happy so they will in turn, return. I have to say that I cannot recommend this to anyone!
- Guest Sue (Tempe, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/10/13
Owner response: Thank you for your post. I always welcome constructive and helpful suggestions. I want to assure you that I and my cleaning person personally check the apartment after each guest to make sure that things are clean (especially smells!) and ready for the next guests. I've been doing this full time for two years, and, as you can see from the other 5 reviews on this website, all 5-star, yours seems to be an anomaly. With that said, I need to address some of your comments. Regarding the master bathroom toilet…a plumber was sent out within 2 hours of your call. The plumber checked the master bedroom toilet, and there was no water around the base of the toilet at all. The plumber checked the carpet where it abuts the common wall between the master bedroom and master bath, and that part of the carpet was not wet. The wet spot was in the middle of the master bedroom floor, and the plumber's opinion was that it was pet urine. It is physically impossible for the toilet to leak without getting the carpet wet in any of the areas between the toilet and the damp carpet; because the pipes for the toilet run to the outside wall of the apartment, not to the middle of the bedroom. Furthermore, any pipes that might run under that part of the apartment would leak down into the apartment below, which it did not, because the plumber checked downstairs too. It is my understanding that you did not sleep in the master bedroom while you were staying at the apartment, which leads me to believe that unbeknownst to you, your dog was responsible for the wet spot and urine smell. I can guarantee you that I, my mother, and the cleaning person, were all in the apartment between the prior guests’ departure and your arrival, and there was absolutely no smell whatsoever. Further evidence that your dog was not as well-behaved as you might like to think is that when I came back to the apartment after your departure, the patio’s automatic drip system tubing had been chewed through in two separate places with what are clearly animal teeth marks, pictures of which I will be forwarding to you. I have replaced the carpeting in the master bedroom, because the carpet and padding were so badly soaked with pet urine, that it was beyond cleaning. Further, because of the repairs I have had to make - entirely due to the damage done by your dog - I have lost income from renters who I've had to turn away. I thank you for pointing out the other minor repairs, which have been made.
Perfect for a family
Perfect for a family
My husband, daughter, and I stayed here for 2 wonderful months. This home has every amenity and it really does feel like a home away from home. The beds are comfortable and nice t.v's in every room. We spent a lot of time out on the patio. We were very comfortable there and enjoyed many morning walks to Main St for breakfast, coffee and beach adventures (flying kites). I highly recommend breakfast at Crema Cafe and dinner at Beachwood BBQ and Angelos (best Italian food). The neighbors are nice and the owner is friendly and the business part of renting this place couldn't have been smoother. We were very sad to leave. Overall I have to give this place an A+! Thank you so much for a great stay!
- Guest Melissa E. (Alexandria, VA)
- Date of stay 03/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you, Melissa. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay!! I hope you'll stay with us again when you're back in the area. Crema Cafe is one of my favorite breakfast spots, and the next time you're here, you must try Cafe Lafeyette...they make homemade potato chips with a gorgonzola dipping sauce that is to die for!!
We loved it! Thank you so much!
We loved it! Thank you so much!
I love Seal Beach and have been vacationing there with my two grandkids (now 7yr & 13 yr) for the past several years. We rented this property this past August for a wonderful week - it was large enough so that my son & daughter-in-law and my infant grandson came to stay with us for a few days, and my sister and her boyfriend were able to come for a few days later in the week and my mom (who lives near LAX) came by nearly every day, as did some other friends from when we used to live in Torrance. This property had everything we could ever need - my son had a great time grilling and we loved sitting on the lanai looking at the battleship in the bay. At the last moment my petsitter bailed and the owner was very understanding and allowed us to pay an add'l (refundable) deposit and our little dog got to come too! She loved the dog beach! Next year's vacation is in the planning stages now and I am hoping to book this property for two weeks next summer. But then I may not want to ever leave .... Thanks for such a lovely property and affordable rates and policies that enabled us to spend wonderful time together as a family.
- Guest Brenda71 (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 09/24/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you, Brenda. I'm glad you had such a nice time!! I know what you mean about sitting out on the lanai and watching the ships in the harbor...it's very relaxing...my favorite spot in the house! Hope to see you next year!!
Great place to stay in Seal Beach from New Jersey family
Great place to stay in Seal Beach from New Jersey family
Last year we stayed here in August, and when we decided to return to Seal Beach we didn't hesitate in reaching out to see if we could stay again. Great 3 bedroom apartment a few blocks from the beach. Great patio where we spent every morning and evening. Walking distance to Starbucks (critical for me!), to Main Street (you can see in the opening scene of American Pie II), and to Alamitos Bay where Buster's Beach House and The Crab Pot are for breakfast and dinner. Say HI to Patty at Busters from her friends in New Jersey. Hope to return in 2103.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you Jennifer. The patio is one of my favorite places to spend time...I love seeing the naval ships in the bay!!! Hope to see you next year!!
Vacation at home
Vacation at home
This vacation rental is by far the most well equipped home I've rented in Seal Beach beach fro since I've been coming down from Washington during the winter. There is nothing that hasn't been thought of by the owner. The location is excellent, away from the noise and clammer of the the beach front, but just a short walk to everything, shopping, dining and enthomeertainment. Once you arrive you never have to get in your car for the rest of your stay. I have never experienced such a relaxing, trouble free stay in Seal Beach, are anywhere else for that matter! My wife and I had a wonderful stay and would recommend this property to anyone who wants to have a wonderful, trouble free vacation.
- Guest Van (Whidbey Island, Washington)
- Date of stay 03/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you Van & Addie. I'm happy you felt so at home and relaxed. That's my goal!! I love it when people get to experience the Seal Beach I know and love, and it's important to me that when you leave, you feel like you've really had a vacation.
My family needed a place to stay for the summer close to LA (for work) but near the beach (for play). We stayed in this unit for five or six weeks before moving to Newport Beach. It was a perfect fit for our family. It has Netflix on all TV's plus an assortment of DVD's for the kids plus it had many movie channels. It felt clean. Sometimes you rent a house and right when you walk in you look at the unit and think this is a definite long term rental. The carpets are tracked up, blinds are all mangeled, dirt in corners etc. Well this house was nothing like that. It felt like home. Really mellow city. Everything closes up by 10pm. Beach is on the south end which allows you to have the beach to yourself on most days. All the crowds hang out down by the pier. Anyways, Great place to stay, I would recommend this unit.
- Guest None (Arizona)
- Date of stay 06/13/11
- Review Submitted 08/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Nov 1 - May 31...$1000/wk or Starting at $2900/mo. *** June 1 - 30...$1350/wk or Starting at $3400/mo. July 1 - Aug 30...$1500/wk or Starting at $4800/mo. Sept 1 - Oct. 31...$1100/wk or Starting at $3200/mo. ***Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years weeks...$1350/wk. $125.00 Cleaning Fee. $500 Security Deposit required for booking confirmation. Add'l deposit required for pets. Please call or email for more details.
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- Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak - Fullerton, CA at 23 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 405/605/22 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Seal Beach at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: All Along Main Street, Seal Beach, CA at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Snow Summit Ski Resort, Big Bear, CA at 104 Miles
- Nearest Golf: El Dorado Park Golf Course, Long Beach, CA at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: All Along Main Street, Seal Beach, CA at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I grew up in nearby Westminster, and I spent my childhood at the beach in Seal Beach and Bolsa Chica beach. When I was old enough to ride my bike to the beach, my friends and I would go to Seal Beach almost every day during the summer. When I had my children, I used to take them to the park at the base of the pier almost every day, then we would go to one of the local restaurants for grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas. In the evenings, we would stroll to the end of the pier to tire the kids out, then stop for coffee and cookies on the way back. Seal Beach holds such wonderful memories for me, that in 2006, when I had the chance to move back, I jumped on it. I've never regretted that decision, and you'll find the charm of this city is infectious.
Why the Owner Chose Seal Beach:
I love the fact that you can walk or bike to just about anything in Seal Beach. You can grocery shop, go to the beach, go to a nice restaurant, go to a movie, shop for clothes, bank, get coffee, all without getting into your car. Also, because of it's location, you can be in the desert, the mountains, or anywhere in between in 2-3 hours. All major attractions are easily accessible.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
My family and I spend a lot of time on the balcony/deck. The view is wonderful, and the atmosphere is so peaceful. (You'll see that word, peaceful, pop-up a lot in describing Seal Beach!) Because the weather is usually pretty mild, you can sit outside a lot of the year. It's my favorite thing about the house!!
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Newly remodeled bathroom. Double sinks, shower/tub combo.
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