Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

'California Dreamin' Oceanview and steps to sand

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious Home Across Street From Beach! w/3bdrms/3 1/2baths Sleeps 7

*This home is Licensed and Approved to operate by the City of Seal Beach*

Located in the 'Gold Coast' section of Old Town in the quaint, small town of Seal Beach, this spacious home offers ocean and marina views from 3 balconies. Take a peaceful 8 minute stroll to Main Street which features clothing, antique and gift shops as well as a bike shop, surf shop, hair and nail salons and, of course, great restaurants! Watch the waves roll in beneath you as you walk down the can often see the seals at play from the end of the pier! Simply cross the street from this comfortable home and within a few steps you can sink your feet into the sand and head for the shoreline...don't forget the beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards and sand toys that are provided. Miles and miles of bike paths along the beaches and along the river that runs into the ocean. Nearby Long Beach offers the outstanding Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, museums, dining and shopping accessible by walking, biking, driving or water taxi! Disneyland is a short 20 minute drive away. Legoland, Sea World and San Diego Zoo within a 1 to 2 hour drive!

**HI-Speed Internet available for $12/day or $40/week

RATES 2016:

WINTER: JAN 4-MARCH 11 $1695/week plus 12% tax plus $200 cleaning fee (Nightly rate $295)

SPRING: MARCH 12-JUNE 3 $1895/week plus 12% tax plus $200 cleaning fee (Nightly rate $325)

SUMMER: JUNE 4-SEPT 11 $3,295/ week plus 12% tax or nightly at $475 w/ Min. 2 night stay plus a $200 cleaning fee

FALL: SEPT 12-DEC 11 $1695/week plus 12% tax plus $200 cleaning fee (Nightly rate $295)

WINTER HOLIDAY: DEC 11,2016 -JAN 9, 2017 $2195/week plus 12% tax plus $200 cleaning fee (Nightly rate $345)

***Please contact for LONGER TERM RENTALS

***Please ADD 2% to total if paying by CREDIT CARD


This non-smoking home is located in a family friendly and unique seaside town that is a great place to visit any time of year! Please check availability for your upcoming vacation!

Keywords: House

More Details

Susan Wassman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

What makes this house unique

Small town atmosphere in a lovely location with beautiful beaches, parks, museums, and cultural events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are having a wonderful time walking down "memory lane" while staying in your lovely home. Seal Beach is a great beach community. We hope to return someday in the near future"
Jan 2011
  • 1 of 1


Old Towne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Downstairs - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1-Front Master/1 King Bed Bedroom 2-Back Master/1 Queen Bed and 1 fold-out futon Bedroom 3-1 Twin Bed and 1 fold-out Double sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
'California Dreamin' Oceanview and steps to sand
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful, large home located very close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly owner/staff. Large 3 bedroom home accommodates 7 people. Close to town and very close to marina and an uncrowded portion of the beach. Great views from several balconies. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Lots of beach toys and chairs. A few minor maintenance issues: front door difficult to close, master bedroom door to balcony impossible to close. Many windows are stuck and non-functional. Minimal closet space and no dresser space in 2nd master bedroom. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Loved the house - perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home for a week of vacation in Seal Beach. We had four adults and two kids and everyone was very comfortable. There was plenty of space, the house was clean and had all the amenities we needed.

Our only recommendation would be to supply a couple more box fans. Without the air conditioning it takes a lot of wind to keep the air flowing through such a big house, and we only had one box fan to use. If each room had one that'd make it perfect - but really, no real complaints here. We'd definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you chose to stay at the home for your family vacation. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and for taking such great care of the home during your stay. I hope you will return in the future. Thank you for the help suggestion- box fans are on their way!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Scottsdale, A

Fantastic stay at California Dreamin'

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for two families to share. The two master bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms were great for the adults. And our kids loved their bedroom with the upstairs loft and separate bath. The kitchen had everything we needed and we grilled and cooked almost every night. This home also has everything you need for the beach, which is right up the street. Thanks so much for a week of great memories! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Phoenix, AZ

This is a wonderful beach house near the sand! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Susan, the owner, was great to communicate with. We had a yummy fruit tray with English muffins and jam waiting for us when we arrived. The house was spacious and clean. My grandchildren loved the loft and had slumber parties there. The decks all had gorgeous views. We had perfect weather and cool ocean breezes. The home is near Main Street and the Seal Beach pier. Some of the shops are cash only. Kids spent every day at the beach except when we went to Knotts which was about a 30 min. drive. Susan provided plenty of beach towels, boogie boards and sand toys. Kitchen was great! Overall it was an enjoyable, comfortable stay for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review! So glad to hear you and your family we're comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Hope you will return in the soon! Best! Susan
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Mesa, AZ

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful house. So close to the beach and downtown. There were even gifts left on the table. We definitely recommend this rental to everyone who likes the ocean at all.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Hope you will return in the near future! Best, Susan Wassman
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in Seal Beach! Easy walk to the beach, a small kiddie park, to Main st, Koi restaurant and the marina.

Our kids loved the bedroom with the loft! We loved the kitchen, comfortable beds and accessible washer and dryer.

Wonderful communicating with the owner before, during and after. Easy check in and out. We had an excellent week and look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Thank you for taking the time to write your very nice review! Thank you also for taking such great care of the home during your stay. I look forward to your return stay. Have a great summer! Susan Wassman
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning $200
Internet usage fee $40 + Tax
Convenience $85
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 12.0%

Hi-Speed Internet available for $12.00 per day or $40 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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