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A Stunning Pied-A-Terre in Belmont Shore

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Apartment670 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

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.


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.


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.


Colleen or Al

Member Since 2009
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Colleen or Al

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.

Colleen or Al purchased this Apartment in 1988

Why Colleen or Al chose Belmont Shore

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.

What makes this Apartment unique

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa converts to a twin size bed


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Shower only - no bathtub. Pedestal sink. Medicine cabinet behind the mirror

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Less than a 10-minute walk to the beach
          • Village
            1 block north of 2nd St where the shops, restaurants and other amenities are.


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Window A/C
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Portable electric heater
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        On the streets, no permit required
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        No washer/dryer in the apartment but many laundromats nearby
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Strongest signal at the living room desk


                          • Microwave
                            GE microwave and convection oven combined
                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 6
                          • Kitchen
                            Small but efficient with basic appliances and utensils.
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Coffee Maker
                            For ground coffee, 10 cups
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                            GE microwave and convection oven combined
                          • Pantry Items
                            Coffee packages, sugar & creamer and S&P are included. Paper towels
                          • Refrigerator
                            Under the counter
                          • Stove
                            2-burner gas cooktop
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                In the living area - seats 4 guests
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVD library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Juliette balcony in the living room
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        picnic table for 6+
                                      • Golf
                                        Nearby: Recreation Golf Course
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Patio downstairs in the side yard for up to 6 guests
                                      • Patio


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Olympic size pool nearby on the beach at Ocean Blvd


                                                  • library
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • churches
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • racquetball
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • 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

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: Flexible

                                                                    Check-out: Flexible

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    51 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely Apartment in Belmont Shore

                                                                    Kathleen S.

                                                                    This is a beautifully decorated apartment with a lovely private patio in a quiet section of Belmont Shore. We spend a week here every year and this year we took a boat tour of the Long Beach harbor, ate dinner on the Queen Mary and had a romantic ride on a gondola around Naples Island. Parking is easy to find in this area despite the proximity to 2nd Street's shops and restaurants. I highly recommend.

                                                                    The Good Life at Belmont Shore

                                                                    Graeme P.Tsawwassen British Columbia

                                                                    We loved our stay. The apartment is elegant, posh and immaculate, decorated with a travel theme. There's even a comfy walled patio. The quiet location is perfect to enjoy the vibrant Belmont Shore neighbour and the beach. Rent a bike at the corner and pedal on the beach into downtown Long Beach...or beyond.

                                                                    Charming with personal touches!

                                                                    Elizabeth W.

                                                                    This is our third visit! So, obviously we are happy. Al and Colleen are wonderful hosts. The apartment is very comfortable, clean, and attractive. It is walking distance to many restaurants and shops. Also, it is just blocks from the beach.

                                                                    Great place to stay in Long Beach

                                                                    Amanda W.

                                                                    In town for a job interview. I flew into long beach airport from oakland and rented a car. The whole process was super easy compared to lax, Colleens place is only 15mins away from the airport.

                                                                    The place is so cozy and warm, it is a great place to stay. The location is a short walk to 2nd street which is the place to be in Long beach!

                                                                    I will definitely be back!

                                                                    Like home

                                                                    christine s.

                                                                    Pleasant, comfortable


                                                                    Claudia P.

                                                                    The aparment was a beautiful place to stay. The apartment is full of details that make the place really cozy. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. We would surely come back.


                                                                    Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA, USA

                                                                    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


                                                                    51 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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