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* City Approved: STARFISH BUNGALOW-April-May special $1,100.00 per week

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

*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 2 Bed Starfish Bungalow.

The Property has 2 charming, Seal Beach Cottages.

* The front of the property is a 2 bedroom with 1 bath & the rear of the property is a 1 bed with 1 bath. * The cottages are rented separately and can be rented jointly if the calendar is open for both.

The Cottages are not attached and each unit has access to the two car garage with a spot for each cottage. The garage has a washer & dryer, beach toys, umbrella, beach chairs and beach towels. We have tried to think of everything for your relaxing stay.

The Cottages are a short walk of 8 homes to the Pacific Ocean, with a 5 minute walk to quaint Old Town Main Street or the Pier in Seal Beach. Walk everywhere! Main street has restaurants & shopping. Take in a relaxing day with a cup of Java and people watch.

Seal Beach is just 22 miles South of LAX and 18 miles North of John Wayne Airport. Come and enjoy one of the best beaches in the OC.

Keywords: 2 bedroom 1 bath

Beach Cottage With parking, only steps to the beach.GREAT PATIO WITH BBQ AND OUTSIDE SHOWER

**check VRBO # 1624818 to see the 1/bedroom sleeps 5

562 area Code 799 3331 * please reach out with any questions. Cheers Elena

More Details

Elena Osti
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Elena Osti

We love to travel through VRBO and want you to enjoy the experience as much as us.

The Pineapple Cottage was our first VRBO adventure here in Seal Beach & now we have the Pineapple Bungalow - The Starfish Cottage and the Starfish Bungalow to help with your vacation needs

Elena Osti purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Elena Osti chose Old Towne

location location location..... :)

Just 8 houses to the beach...

What makes this cottage unique

relaxing and so close to beach and Main Street.


Old Towne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - shower
  • **Separate (2) Bed Detached House - Full bathroom with Tub & Shower *Separate (1) Bed Detached House - Full bathroom with Shower Only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (2 Bed House) 1-Queen size Bed, 2- Twin or Single Beds , Child Beds (1) pack and play available on request, Sleep Sofa (1) Bed House 1 - Queen size bed & 1 full size in Sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*2 bed /one bath is 1,200 square feet. & the *1 bed/one bath is 650 square feet. *Both Cottages have a parking spot in the garage, with Washer & Dryer storage for small items and beach chairs. *The homes have modern features with new floors, Granite Kitchens. Both have an Ice Maker, Refrigerator, gas stove, Garbage disposal, Microwave and Washer & Dryer. The kitchen is fully appointed to detail of every item for cooking or just relaxing.*We provide towels, sheets & bedding. We also start each Cottage with paper goods. Wi-Fi - is free and the TV's receive about 1,000 channels. *We are just steps to the Beach, Pier and Main Street for many places to relax with coffee, dine or shop. *We have had people from all over the world rent the Starfish Cottages and during their stay make reservations for the next year. Come join the experience of relaxing in Seal Beach. Check out my Pineapple Cottage, we are just steps away from the Starfish Cottage. “Your journey is your adventure' Enjoy!!


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* City Approved: STARFISH BUNGALOW-April-May special $1,100.00 per week
average rating of 5.0 based on 98 reviews

Holiday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for my family during Christmas. It couldn't have been any better.

Beautifully decorated and very clean with a great location.

The owners go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable.

Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott & Sheri: Glad to hear you & your family enjoyed the Starfish Bungalow. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. May the start of the New Year be festive to you both. PS: Thanks for letting us get in a fix the TV box when it went down. Very sorry. Cheers Elena
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Perfect Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

"Starfish" is a delightful beach bungalow....blocks from the Pacific, short walk to Main Street, and friendly neighbors. It was perfect for our extended family: two adults and two young boys. We had all of the ammenities that we could have wanted, and everything worked! It was important to me that we find an city approved rental, and I certainly hit the jackpot with Starfish!

Elena and Kye were gracious hosts. I especially appreciate that Kai met me there and reviewed all of the facilities as well as the expectations. I can't think of one thing that could have made it a better stay. Thanks, Osti family!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the Starfish Bungalow with your Grandkids. We will be here for your next adventure in Seal Beach. Have a great Summer and stay cool. Cheers Elena
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A wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting the 2-bedroom Starfish Bungalow the week of June 11, 2017. This cute home was the perfect fit for our family of 5. We enjoyed days on the beach as well as visiting the various theme parks (Disneyland, California Adventure, Universal Studios). This location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. Seal Beach is the perfect location centrally located to everything we wanted to do in So. Cal while also providing the perfect beach experience. We couldn't be more pleased and this accommodation was just right. I would highly recommend and would look to stay agin. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie: Big thanks for your reply on the 2 bed Starfish Bungalow. Have a great summers and hope to see you all again in Seal Beach. Cheers Elena
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Seal Beach Starfish Cottage, February 2017

  • 5 of 5

Steve and I returned to Seal Beach for 5 weeks this year to avoid Salt Lake City's wintertime "bad air" - our air even made the national news this winter! In 2016, we rented Pineapple Cottage from Kye & Elana . We moved to Starfish Cottage this year due to availability. We loved Pineapple so much that I feared Starfish might disappoint. But not at all. It is as lovely as Pineapple in every way - and Kye & Elana are the best hosts. Starfish has a large and sunny front porch that faces the street where people ride by on bicycles and walk dogs and ounge on their own porches. Neighbors are friendly - one couple had us over for drinks & dinner at their house just a few doors down. The back porch is nice for mingling with guests in the Starfish one-bedroom, like the very nice New Englanders who left the previous review. The location is perfect, just blocks from Main Street and the Pier and only half a block from the beach. I especially love the music at Bogart's Coffee shop on Friday and Saturday nights. This February was stormy and rainy for Seal Beach. We spent those days visiting Orange's Historic Old Town, the Temecula wineries, trying all the best tacos in Orange County (see Orange Coast Magazine, Nov 2016), and even took in a showing of "The Price is Right", where my 81 year old mother made it on stage with Drew Carey! Winnings (or not) are top secret till the April 25th showing!! We are looking forward to returning to Starfish in 2018.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jayne & Steve: We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a 5 Star review with lots of details. Having you both back as guests was very enjoyable and we are glad you enjoyed the Starfish Bungalow as much as the Pineapple Bungalow. We try hard to make our guests happy. What a joy to hear about your mom with Drew Carey. :) Your Home Away from Home will be ready for you in 2018. We have you offically on the Calendar. Cheers Elena
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Cape Cod MA

Starfish 1 bedroom

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Starfish 1 bedroom in January to escape the New England winter. The cottage is perfect for 2 ..... very comfortable and charming with all amenities. Fabulous location (just a few blocks from beach, pier, and Main St). Loved having the garage to store our bikes. The private patio was perfect for sitting in the sun and catching up on reading. Elana and Kye could not be more accommodating, they make you feel right at home, perfect hosts! We're looking forward to a return trip to Starfish in 2018.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so much enjoyed having you both as guests again in Seal Beach. I love the energy you both have about life. We saw your husbands photo in the Seal Beach paper again when he was surfing. Way to go. Cheers Elena
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Collierville, TN

Grand kid visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of January at the Starfish visiting our daughter and grand kids who live 15 minutes away in Rosmor CA. Starfish was perfect-clean, well appointed and very comfortable. 10-12 minute walk to restaurants and shopping on Main St. as well as the Pier. Owners were great and very responsive when heater went down. Great location for visiting all the many tourist attractions in LA and southern CA areas.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert & Nancy: I was a pleasure meeting you both. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage with your Grandchildren who live close by. The Starfish can always be your home away from home when you visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. That was kid of you. Cheers, Elena
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Apt 503 Lounge
Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society
The Ivy
The Hollywood Palladium
Laguna Art Museum
wonderful and close to Seal Beach
Crystal Cathedral
The name has changed - but worth seeing
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Long Beach 10 / OC 19 / LAX 30
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
All on Main Street - 5 min short walk
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Seal Beach
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Santa Ana
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All on Main Street - 5 min short walk
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Lake Arrowhead - Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seal Beach
Car: recommended

** Two Bed Cottage. The Starfish Cottage is within a 5 min walk to the Start of the SEAL BEACH 10k race -- Always in April. :) Bring your bikes, beach attire and have fun!!! We have a kite store on Main Street for more fun.....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Both houses have garage parking, washer/Dryer, free internet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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