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Affordable Family Vacation on the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Up and Away at Beachside Retreat is your Home Away from Home---on the beach.

Enjoy a stay at our charming beachfront property with the conveniences of the city and the relaxation of a beach atmosphere.

We are on the beach, no streets to cross, no walking a block or two. Just out the door and onto the sand.

Our fully furnished two bedroom/one bath unit with balcony and ocean view is perfect for just 1 person yet can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. Ideal for a family vacation or local business trip.

Master bedroom is furnished with California king bed, soft linens, extra pillows and a chocolate at your bedside!

Second bedroom is furnished with two XL twin beds and side ocean view.

Large living room includes a full size futon sofa for additional sleeping options.

All of our beds are made with clean quality linens and a good night sleep in mind.

Bathroom includes plush towels and a fresh bath mat. Complimentary toiletries. Hairdryer. Paper products. Skylight for added brightness. Ceiling heater if you like a warm bathroom.

Colorful beach towels are in your unit and beach chairs are available on the beach level.

Beverages upon arrival, coffee and tea, and popcorn in the microwave. One parking spot for a standard size vehicle (large cars may not fit and will have to park on the street) and wireless internet are all included.

**Pets Not Allowed: Strict policy for the health and comfort of all guests and staff.

Walk out the door and you step onto the sand. Table, chairs and BBQ available for your meals on the beach or to take your afternoon tea. Falling asleep is easy with the gentle breeze, ocean waves, peeping birds and smooth wind chimes.

Long Beach is a south facing beach with sun all day. Enjoy the energizing sunrise to the east and a calming sunset to the west. This is a unique location.

We are located just under 1 mile from the Long Beach Convention Center and 30-90 minutes to major southern California attractions such as Disneyland, SeaWorld, Magic Mountain, Getty Center and Villa, Knotts Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Catalina Island, wine country and more.

Come see why families stay with us over and over and why our business travelers leave us feeling more like they had a vacation than a week of meetings and conventions!

We think of the details for you.

One parking spot for a standard size vehicle.

Wireless internet.

On-site laundry: detergent, dryer sheets, basket and coins are in your unit.

Complimentary beverages in the kitchen.

Housekeeping for stays of 8 or more nights.

At Up and Away, the only thing missing is you!

**Pets Not Allowed: Strict policy for the health and comfort of all guests and staff.

Looking for more or less space? See our website for details of our other units at this beachfront property.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Lorrie

Caring owners want to make your stay memorable. We've thought of all the details with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Wonderful staff looking out for you.

Lorrie purchased this condo in 2006

Why Lorrie chose Long Beach

Perfect combination of relaxation on the beach and conveniences of the city. South facing beach means a beautiful sunrise to the east and calming sunset to the west. All day sunshine.

What makes this condo unique

Complimentary beverages upon your arrival.

Direct beach access. We are ON the beach. No crossing the street or walking 1/2 a block. The beach is your backyard.

Lovely gardens surround our beach patio making our property the nicest vacation spot along the beach.

24 hour emergency service...just in case.


Alamitos Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Memory Foam
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Room
  • King size beds (1) California king with quality linens and extra pillows and a chocolate on your pillow!, (1) Full size Memory foam mattress with quality linens and extra pillows in second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single day bed and full size futon sofa for additional sleeping options in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hammock to swing between the palm trees. Beach BBQ. Beach table and chairs for beach dining. Beach towels and chairs. Grassy areas for a picnic or taking sun. Fresh flowers upon your arrival.


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
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What an AMAZING stay...

  • 5 of 5

We literally had only a few days to try to cram in a family vacation and with 4 small kids that usually means one thing - stress. I had rented vacation homes before and it doesn't really eliminate the headache in many cases despite being much more comfortable than a hotel. There are endless things that need to be packed, comforts you need to remember to bring, kids who won't eat anything but bagels, etc.

From the moment I inquired about the property everything seemed to be taken care of. Muriel was AMAZING and professional.

We met her at the front gate after driving through 5pm LA traffic - so I was expecting the worst and was already less than cheerful. She directed us to our parking spot (a miracle in LA to even have one) and then as our tired kids exited the van she cheerfully greeted every single one, shook their hands, and started answering all of their questions.

She checked us in and gave us the grand tour letting us know we had a huge selection of things at our disposal to make the vacation as relaxing as possible.

The condo was fantastic and VERY kid friendly. There were extra beach towels, paper plates, cups, etc. Fans for the bedrooms, DVDs, a book outlining all of the nearby attractions, and more. She had chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and everything we could need.

It was one of the best vacations we had due to the attention to detail, warm reception, cleanliness of the condo (very important when your wife is like Monica from Friends), and constant assistance (at one point Muriel even walked down to the beach where we were camping out with directions to a great restaurant) provided by the Up and Away staff.

I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a fun beach vacation. The beach is literally 10 feet out the back door and it made all the difference being able to take care of everyone's needs.

Thank you Muriel and we will be back again next year for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for such kind words. We are delighted that your experience was, as you said, amazing. We take pride in our property and accommodations and it's important to know that we met our mark. We hope to see you again next year. The Team at Beachside Retreat.
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

Nice location and very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall Okay.

  • 3 of 5

Several good things, and some not so great. First the good things; (1) it is on the beach, you walk to a pretty nice and decently busy beach through the basement stairs which open to the beach. It is a clean beach, not surfing waves, just regular waves because of its location(2) Every room has an air-conditioner, which works great, (3) Clean, (4) Immediate response by owner/agent to problems (the building apparently had no TV on our first night, but she came over and fixed it. (5) Early check-in at 2pm allowed instead of 3pm. Lorrie was very good and responsive.

Now the negatives include; (1) Slow internet speed (at best it was at 10mbps at late night, mostly at 3 to 5mbps). (2) no immediate food places that you can easily walk to, you would need a car, (3) The carpet is dated, and some things in the apartment building are also dated, and should be replaced. (4) no extra sheets given, you are told to go wash the existing sheets, (5) for the price charged, which translates to about $281 per night (when you add the cleaning fee, admin fee, etc, I believe there may be better options around- you need to check. (6) Upon the feedback given to the management, the response was that they like it this way, and for those who need updated apartment, they must look elsewhere. So, buyer beware and be ready for some level of arrogant response.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-appointed condo right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 30 years we have rented many lovely vacation units but this one was exceptional. Manager Lorrie and her team personally welcomed our family to Long Beach, meeting us at the unit upon check in to show us all the amenities. She had cold soft drinks in fridge and fresh flowers on table. The condo is beautifully furnished, and is in an ideal location, in the heart of downtown but also ocean front. We enjoyed sitting on the patio area in the evenings which overlooks the beach , before strolling to one of many near by restaurants. Naree thai restaurant was one of our favorites. During the day, we took advantage of the ocean front biking/walking path that runs just beyond the back patio. And at night the ocean breezes and sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep. I would never stay anywhere else when visiting Long Beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was perfect for my family. Enjoyed being close to the beach and having chairs and towels provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away on Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

We came in from AZ didn't know what to expect. Just as they said everything was there in the kitchen, the beds were nice and clean. From the lining, to the sheets, blankets and towels all were clean. Condo was clean. Thank you to the management for making us feel at home being just a phone call away. Cute place to stay. Right on the ocean. BBQ area was beautiful with table and chairs waiting and Hamics to be laid in. Just step out of the door there's the beautiful view of the ocean. We will be back when Were in the Long Beach area our family really did enjoy our stay. We extended it by one more day! Thank you to the cleaning crew who does a wonder job at keeping the place very clean. Oh and last but not least?! There was fresh flowers on the dining table with chocolates on our pillows. Thank you for making our family vacation feel like we were at home on the ocean! ❤

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
710 Long Beach Freeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Convention Center
Car: not necessary

Keep your eye open for filming crews around town. CSI Miami, NCIS Los Angeles, and Dexter are filmed in Long Beach as well as other television shows and many movies


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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