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A Stunning Pied-a-Terre in Belmont Shore

(39 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom with queen bed, living room twin size bed, bathroom with a shower

Welcome business or vacation travelers! STAY at our cheerful "pied-a-terre". The 1-bedroom apartment is ideal for 1 person or a couple. An extra guest can use the twin size sofa/bed in the living room.

PROS:

Friendly owners live in the house below.
Walk to 2nd St's restaurants and shops.
Bike or walk to the nearby beaches.
Very walkable neighborhood, fun for people-watching.
Bus stop to downtown Long Beach's restaurants and attractions is a block away.
Plenty of street parking and a permit isn't required.
Private patio below for our guests. Relax to the sound of the water fountain.

CONS:

Small kitchen, but efficient for preparing simple meals.
Not recommended for the disabled - no elevator.
No bathtub for bathing small children.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please be sure to read the 5-star reviews from our previous guests. We look forward to hosting your stay.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 670 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 and older but mature, responsible younger guests would be considered on a case by case basis....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toddlers must be supervised due to the open floor plan with no barrier to the stairs. The French doors open to a Juliette balcony - do not allow kids to climb! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to allergies, many potential guests inquire about the presence of pet hair and dander....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Shower only - no bathtub. Pedestal sink. Medicine cabinet behind the mirror...moreless

Other Amenities

  • panini maker, blender, crockpot Brita filtered water window A/C Laundry service provided by the owner at $10/load. No ironing Optional housekeeping service for long-term renters $50 each time...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Less than a 10-minute walk to the beach...moreless

  • Village:

    1 block north of 2nd St where the shops, restaurants and other amenities are....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    In the living area - seats 4 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window A/C ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Portable electric heater ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On the streets, no permit required ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No washer/dryer in the apartment but many laundromats nearby...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Strongest signal at the living room desk...moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    For ground coffee, 10 cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small but efficient with basic appliances and utensils. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    GE microwave and convection oven combined...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    GE microwave and convection oven combined...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee packages, sugar & creamer and S&P are included. Paper towels ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under the counter...moreless

  • Stove:

    2-burner gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Juliette balcony in the living room...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Patio downstairs in the side yard for up to 6 guests...moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Olympic size pool nearby on the beach at Ocean Blvd...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$925 $2,850
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay

$700
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2017
4 night min stay

$700
flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$875 $2,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

June, July & August - 1 week minimum booking. Will accept fewer nights on a "fill-in" basis or a last minute booking.

For monthly stays, there will be a mandatory cleaning every 2 weeks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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Car: Recommended

Within walking distance are the beaches, restaurants, shops, banks and other amenities. Just 1 block away is the bus stop to the Long Beach Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and numerous restaurants in downtown Long Beach and Shoreline Village.

Long Beach, with its easy access to the major freeways, is a convenient base for visiting the attractions of Los Angeles (Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, etc.) and Orange County (Disneyland, South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, etc.). For the discerning visitor, stay and play in Belmont Shore, a friendly and exciting beach community of Long Beach.

Other Activities: day spas, yoga, bridge, ballroom dancing

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Al was born in Honolulu and left for the mainland when he was a toddler. He grew up in Long Beach - attended Lakewood High and USC with a strong focus on water sports. Now, he plays bridge and tries to improve on his golfing. Colleen was born in Hong Kong and moved to NYC at age 5. She graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Interior design is her forte. She isn't very athletic but will join Al for snow skiing when the conditions are perfect. They both do Argentine tango and ballroom dancing several times a week. Waldo, their 15 year old rescued 'schnoodle' watches over Colleen and keeps strangers at bay with his ferocious bark.

Why the Owner Chose Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA, USA:
Colleen fell in love with the enclosed Spanish courtyard and, although the house was a fixer-upper, she was successful in convincing Al to join her in tackling the remodeling projects. It's now a very comfortable and elegant home.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The house is in a very walkable neighborhood and only 1 block from 2nd St where there are a variety of restaurants, shops and amenities. Its proximity to the major freeways makes it a perfect "home" base for work and recreation in Los Angeles and Orange County. Of course the mild weather with mostly sunny days is the best benefit of all!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • Comfy queen size bed in the bedroom

    Comfy queen size bed in the bedroom

  • Living area with view of entrance to the apartment

    Living area with view of entrance to the apartment

  • Cable TV in the living area and a 2nd TV in the bedroom

    Cable TV in the living area and a 2nd TV in the bedroom

  • Organized closet with extra pillows and blanket

    Organized closet with extra pillows and blanket

  • Computer desk and a binder with menus to 2nd St's eateries

    Computer desk and a binder with menus to 2nd St's eateries

  • French doors letting in light and breezes

    French doors letting in light and breezes

  • Under the counter refrigerator

    Under the counter refrigerator

  • Medicine cabinet behind the mirror

    Medicine cabinet behind the mirror

  • Extra towels and beach towels in the hall closet

    Extra towels and beach towels in the hall closet

  • Stairs to the apartment

    Stairs to the apartment

  • Cozy patio for our guests

    Cozy patio for our guests

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Kitchenette behind the living area

    Kitchenette behind the living area

  • Sofa converted into a twin size bed and view of hallway to the bedroom

    Sofa converted into a twin size bed and view of hallway to the bedroom

  • A writing desk in the bedroom

    A writing desk in the bedroom

  • A sound machine for the light sleeper

    A sound machine for the light sleeper

  • Dining area with seating for 4

    Dining area with seating for 4

  • Microwave w/convection oven and a 2-burner gas cooktop

    Microwave w/convection oven and a 2-burner gas cooktop

  • Serving pieces for 6

    Serving pieces for 6

  • Spacious shower - soap & shampoo included

    Spacious shower - soap & shampoo included

  • Entrance to the vacation apartment upstairs

    Entrance to the vacation apartment upstairs

  • View of the owner's courtyard from the dining area

    View of the owner's courtyard from the dining area

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Picnic table in the patio

    Picnic table in the patio

VRBO #246293

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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