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*City APPROVED Starfish Cottage $100.00 off fsll bookings

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

*City APPROVED Starfish Cottage-Book For Fun in the sun 2018

Beach House, Beach Cottage, Beach Rental, Vacation Rental.

*We are one of the 13 City APPROVED - weekly Vacation Rentals in Seal Beach.

Please book an approved home so you have a comfortable stay.

The Starfish Cottage was built in the 1950's and shares the charm of the old and new with modern touches throughout the house. The Cottage is just a few homes to the Pacific Ocean, with a short walk across Ocean Ave. We are located about a 3 to 5 min walk to the Pier and Main Street for all of your vacation activities. Main Street can easily satisfy all of your dining and shopping needs & we are just minutes away to Belmont Shore and other destination venues. Order your grocery's in advance online from Pavilions with Free Delivery on first order.

The Cottage is a One Bedroom / One Bath with modern shower (no tub) Queen size bed, the room has a relaxing chair for seating and a very spacious closet. Lots of light from the windows.

* The living room has a Flat screen TV & DVD player. Lots of bright light with windows, celling fan (no A/C) we get wonderful breezes off the Pacific Ocean during the day and night. The Couch pulls out to a bed & the Cottage is stocked with extra bedding, pillows & Towels && Beach Towels for your beach adventure. No need to bring anything except your suitcase and suntan lotion.

* The Living room shares a 4 person table & counter bar with 2 person seating into the kitchen.

* The Kitchen is modern with Granite, Gas Appliances, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Toaster. We have appointed the kitchen with every detail towards cooking and offer a Gas BBQ on the Patio. If you need something special for cooking - I am sure we can make it happen during your stay. We are very happy to acquiesce needs to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Don't be afraid to ask. :)

* The Cottage has a Iron & Ironing Board, Vacuum, Free Wi-Fi, Cable. A selection or reading books and puzzles. * Free Parking. One parking spot in the 2 car garage & a parking pass for street parking. We offer Washer & Dryer in the garage & also have beach chairs, umbrellas & a beach wagon for the kids trips to the beach.

* The property shares the middle patio with the Starfish Bungalow (2 Bed) We have many families rent both homes for 2 family stays & uniquely we have had guests of both houses, re-book for the same time in the next year. The patio has a Surfboard shower for rinsing off after surfing at the beach. We also have a large patio table and BBQ & 2 large relaxing chairs. The patio has a very relaxing vibe with the election and plants patio night lights for evening BBQ's.

* If you are traveling with out a car, we have many guests take advantage of the bus transit system and use UBER & Lyft for transportation. These guests have shared, it is less expensive over renting a car for the week and it really lets them take advantage of a true vacation. We are 11 miles to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm for the adventure seekers.

* Check out the City events like Wednesdays Music in the park by the Pier in the Summer months. April brings the 200 plus car show and Seal Beach 5 & 10 K run. October is the Kite festival

Check the 2 bedroom cottage VRBO# 283171

More Details

Elena Osti
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Elena Osti

We purchased the Starfish Cottage in 2005 and enjoyed getting it ready for the traveling family vacation. We modernized the Cottage and kept the vintage charm of the past.

Elena Osti purchased this house in 2005

Why Elena Osti chose Old Towne

This property has such potential of being close to the ocean - the Pier - Main St and many parks the city has.

What makes this house unique

Check out the surfboard shower when returning from the beach


Old Towne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath is has a modern shower - vanity - toilet (Sorry no Tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , we can provide a Pac N play
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa pulls out to bed - We can provide a Pac N Play
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Keep us posted on what you need and we will try hard to make it happen.


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*City APPROVED Starfish Cottage $100.00 off fsll bookings
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This little house was the just perfect for a nice beach town getaway. Charming, comfortable and well maintained. Close to the beach and town for so many things to do and explore.

I will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill, We are so glad you enjoyed you stay in Seal Beach and our cottage.. Thank you so much for the bubbly! It is one of my favorites ! Ciao Elena & Kye
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Loved the short walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (including two teen boys) loved our stay at the Starfish Cottage; we had everything we needed and it was very clean and affordable. The owners of the cottage are invested in your having a great stay. Everything is within walking distance: the beautiful clean beach, the pier, restaurants, grocery shopping and of course the bait shop. We took surfing lessons with the infamous M & M Surf School and popped right up on our boards, boogie boarded in the mornings (1-2 foot waves), fished off the shore and the pier, hunted for sand crabs (bait), gazed at the most beautiful sunsets, ate breakfast with the locals at several restaurants (Seal Beach is a very friendly town), shopped at unique gift shops and boutiques and visited nearby amusement parks. There was something for each of us to enjoy in this small beach town- we highly recommend others to stay at the Starfish Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seal Beach, Ca

Amazing !!!

  • 5 of 5

Darling old beach cottage updated to the 99999’s. It’s a step back in time with quaint rooms all gorgeously decorated with lots of light pouring in. Steps from the sand and a couple of blocks to a charming park and all the restaurants and night life one could ask for. Super comfy bed and lush towels too. Every detail makes for a delightful stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elk Ridge, Utah

Small but comfy, walking distance to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a little cottage, but has everything you might need. The kids went to the beach twice a day because it's within walking distance. There is covered parking in the garage, and a patio shared with the front unit. Seal Beach is very quiet, even though it was Spring Break time for a lot of areas there were hardly any people. Main street is within walking distance and has lots of shops and restaurants....Fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi: Julie: Thanks for your kind review after your vacation stay in Seal Beach. So happy to hear you enjoyed Seal Beach and our Cottage. Your home away from Home will always be ready for your next adventure. Cheers Elena Ps: Enjoy your Summer... we are getting close. :)
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This is a beautifully maintained cottage and you can tell its managed by people who truly care!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's Spring Break and we chose this location for its proximity to our family and friends who live in Irvine, San Diego and Santa Monica. We loved it! It's so well-kept and close to the beach, pier and many wonderful restaurants off of Main Street. We loved how clean it was; Kye and Elena are very hospitable and thorough in managing their property. We plan on going back and might try out the larger cottage or possibly even the closer one off of Ocean. It was a fabulous, relaxing vacation...just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage, great location, congenial owners.

  • 5 of 5

We'll be back, next time in the two-bedroom cottage in front. Thanks, Elena & Kye, for your welcoming hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian: We would love to have you back in Seal Beach & was very happy to hear you enjoyed the Starfish Cottage. Your home away from home will always be ready for you. Cheers until your next adventure. Elena
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Long Beach 10 miles - LAX 30 miles - Santa Ana 16
Nearest Barpub
Many to enjoy on Main Street in Old Town
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Long Beach to Catalina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Seal Beach Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Long Beach 6 miles - Amtrack in Santa Ana 10
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
Many to enjoy on Main Street in Old Town
Nearest Beach
Seal Beach & with more beachs south of PCH
Car: necessary

We are located 7 tp 9 homes to the Boardwalk / Pacific Ocean. A quick walk to the beach. We do not have a view, but you are just steps away.

Seal Beach is situated perfectly between Los Angles & Orange County for day adventures up and down the coast or head to the mountains. Many vacationers know Seal Beach as the place to arrive - unload the car and just walk everywhere within minutes from our 4 Beach Cottages.

* Disney Land? Many folks Uber / Lyft to save time from parking. Think of the time you will save from not having to park - taking the tram and standing in the waiting lines. You will gain one hour in time with Uber / Lyft to the park& another hour when you leave. You have been in lines all day. Now its time to go home and relax.

We are very close to the LA parks and museums as well. Spend a day in LA just checking out the sights - getting lost in a cool way while LA shopping- dining or just exploring the areas.

*San Diego on your list? We are about 1 1/2-hour drive. Well worth the drive.

*Catalina Island is just 25 miles off Seal Beach - go for the day out of New Port or Long Beach. (worth doing)

* Sports - Dodges - Angles - Lakers & Anaheim Ducks are all close sporting events from Seal Beach.

* Concerts - plays? We have many venues close to Seal Beach. How cool to see a concert while on vacation? Try- Segerstrom Concert Hall - Anaheim Concert Hall - Long Beach Entertainment Center - Long Beach State University (Carpenter Performing Arts)

* Golf - Many close locations to Seal Beach

All 4 Cottages are located just steps to the Pacific Ocean - take some time to just relax and put your toes in the water and then take a nap on the beach. Wake up & then walk to Main Street to eat. Come relax and make some memories. Your vacation is your journey to relaxing times at the beach.

- The Pineapple Cottage (one Bed)

- The Pineapple Bungalow (2Bed)

- The Starfish Cottage (one Bed)

- The Starfish Bungalow (2 bed)

Don’t forget about the Seal Beach 10 & 5k in April/May. The Kite festival (check out the kite store on Main Street) and Free music in the park during the summer months. We look forward to seeing you soon along the Pacific Coast.

*We are one of the 13 City APPROVED - weekly Vacation Rentals in Seal Beach.

Please book an approved home so you have a comfortable stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

-Feel free to call or email with me with any questions. -949-306-5776

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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