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This is Real California Living - Private and Comfortable!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Our house is a “California Rancho” designed by noted local architect Cliff May. The property is filled with sunshine and is completely enclosed for privacy and has patios in front and in back. Constructed for easy living, it boasts many original architectural elements: an open floor plan, exposed post and beam ceilings, clerestory windows, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. It will comfortably accommodate families on holiday, visiting grandparents, or business travelers. The property contains many fruit trees, ripening November through April, which provide the freshest-possible breakfast fare. The neighborhood is quiet – except for the birdlife – and is located a short walk from El Dorado county park with walking and bike trails, tennis courts, golf course, children’s playground, nature center and skateboard park. Diverse shopping opportunities lie about 0.5 Mile away.

The galley kitchen is fully-equipped to meet culinary wants, and a charcoal grill sits on the larger patio. You have your choice of eating areas from the formal and elegant maple dining table which can seat six, to the wrought iron & glass-topped patio table or small café-type table with umbrella. The living room is comfortably furnished and holds a large library available for your enjoyment. Each bedroom offers a queen-sized bed and large closet space. A small den area is open to the second bedroom. If extra sleeping arrangements are needed there is a sturdy folding bed and an air mattress stashed in the closet.

The house is situated minutes from the 605 and 405 freeways giving easy access to all southern California attractions – Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Queen Mary, ferry to Catalina Island, beaches and so much more….The Blue Line which runs between Long Beach and Los Angeles is a short drive from the house. The bus stop for downtown Long Beach is located 4 blocks away.

Our home is a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast coffee on the patio or to return to for a Bar-B-Q after an active day in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Keywords: House, Rancho, Mid-Century Modern, Cliff May Home, Lovely Landscaping, Private and Comfortable

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Ranchos

This property has been in the extended family for a number of years and is the place where we have met through the years to celebrate holidays, catch-up, unwind, and play. My sister and I decided to purchase the property last year when it became available so our families could continue enjoying Long Beach.

What makes this house unique

Our kids delight in picking fruit and then eating it for lunch. We love the quiet of the enclosed yard and knowing they can't run into the street is comforting. Sitting around with morning coffee and tea on the patio listening to the birds is special! Even on chilly days (mid-60s for the area) we'll sit at the table and enjoy the light entering the house from all the windows.


Ranchos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Both are full bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a queen size bed. Rollaway (single) in closet, Also there is an inflatable queen size air mattress. There is a porta-crib too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveler reviews)

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This is Real California Living - Private and Comfortable!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great home away from home for our time in California!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had so much fun in this lovely home. From the beautiful outside patio to the games to the well-equipped kitchen, it was comfortable and cozy! We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to hear our guests enjoyed our property. We look forward to hosting you again!
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Southern California Home

  • 5 of 5

Property was amazing. Style of home and decor made us enjoy both inside and patios. Ate breakfast outdoors taking advantage of the grapefruit and lemon trees. Also barbecued in yard. Kitchen was fully equipped, had everything you need to barbeque, beach towels, umbrellas, grocery bags to borrow. We especially liked all the windows making it feel we were outdoors. Lots of old interesting books to read. Close to golf course, walking trails and nature center. Centrally located for shopping within 3 miles. There is a washer and dryer to use and a dishwasher ( who wants to manually wash dishes on vacation). Beds were extremely comfortable. Slept better than at our own home. Truly enjoyed our stay at this warm welcoming home. Extremely quiet neighborhood and friendly neighbors.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Light, airy, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have rented this lovely oasis in the middle of Long Beach. Not near the beach but close to El Dorado Park for lovely walks in the nature preserve. Clean, comfortable, with an excellent host. We will return next January when we need to escape the cold of New England.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having our guests being comfortable and enjoying our home! Already looking forward to your visit next year!
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If I moved back to Southern Cal, I'd want to live here!

  • 5 of 5

Of course the neighborhood is safe and quiet - and is right near family - but I am in love with this little house! From your first step through the enchanting gate, it is apparent that it is a place of practical amenities as well as character. The completely fenced yard provides retreat-like privacy and safety for children to play. The unfussy landscaping includes several mature fruit-bearing trees, a lawn, rock garden, low-water garden, front and back patios with seating, as well as handy motion-sensitive lighting for safe night time entry. The charming house has maintained its mid-century character while providing updated kitchen and bathroom. And boy, will you love the abundance of hot water and great water pressure in the showers! If you are a bibliophile, you will never want to leave! Sadly, we had other plans while in So. Cal, and were not able to completely work our way through the wonderful collection of vintage books. We did, however enjoy the unusual phonograph collection! I would love to have met the obviously gracious lady whose tastes furnished the house with such interesting art and literature! Our visit was made all the more enjoyable by this charming bungalow to return to each day!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Sioux City, Iowa

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We are already looking forward to our next stay at Volk House. Very well equipped, well maintained, comfortable and Dave and Linda are the most hospitable of hosts. We love the enclosed patios and appreciate the lawn service maintenance. Conveniently located to our family who live in Long Beach, to activities we enjoy and surrounded by great little places to eat or relax. Very safe neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Love it here!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here. Linda welcomed us in the most warming way.

Great location, near everything. The house is immaculately clean and well equipped.

Wonderful vacation! We can’t wait to stay here again during our next visit to California.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Long Beach Airport/Los Angeles Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
El Dorado Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Catalina Ferries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
El Dorado Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Blue Line Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405/605 Freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
El Dorado Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature Center
Nearest Point of Interest
El Dorado Regional Park (East)
Nearest Point of Interest
El Dorado Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Airport
Car: recommended

Perfect location in quiet, safe neighborhood minutes away from major freeways and easy drive to shopping, beaches, amusement parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
One-time cleaning fee $125

Contact owner for more information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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