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Spectaculiar Ocean AND City Views! 100+ Guestbook comments in Owners profile !

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our condo is our 2nd home and we love it! It is professionally decorated with fine furnishings, and you will feel right at home! Our condo has vaulted ceilings which gives the condo a feel of comfortable spaciousness. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms along with central air. Both bedrooms have Queen size beds with 800 thread count linens, which our guest love to rave about!

Our master bedroom has it's own private balcony/bar which overlooks the grand fountains of the Performing Art Center. Every day at dusk the fountains put on a wonderful show of color,..this is another thing that our guests love to comment on. Both bathrooms have oversized oval Grecian tubs surrounded by marble, which makes it so inviting and relaxing! Our big screen plasma T.V. is great to kick back and watch while enjoying the views of the ocean and the city. We have 4 bicycles parked in our garage for our guests to use, and there are wonderful bike paths along the beach!

Our kitchen is large and has a big granite topped island. We even won a contest and had one of the 'Top Chefs' perform and prepare in our kitchen!! It is completely stocked with everything! We have extra linens ,towels, hair dryers, and and iron. We have 8 white plush robes to lounge in, and complimentary champagne or sparkling cider ready to greet you upon arrival! Our favorite review from one of our many guests is.. 'our grandchildren loved your condo,. they call it THE CASTLE IN THE SKY'!

Keywords: Oceanfront Luxury High Rise Condo

More Details

Owner
Janis Ostlund
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Janis Ostlund

Hi, my name is Janis Ostlund and I love Long Beach! I have been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years and I watched this High Rise being built. I knew it was going to be fantastic, and I bid on the unit I wanted and was lucky enough to capture the bid for one of the most coveted corner units in both of the High Rise Towers. I live in Costa Mesa, which is only a 20 minute drive from Long Beach, which makes it very convenient. When the condo is not rented, I love to be here!!

Janis Ostlund purchased this condo in 2006

Why Janis Ostlund chose Downtown

I grew up in a very small farm town in Iowa, and I always promised myself I was going to have property that had an ocean view,... but I always wanted to live in a big city too.... with this property I have both!!! It truly is incredible!!

What makes this condo unique

There are so many benefits to staying in our condo. The most obvious is how close everything is! You really don't need a car! The Aquarium of the Pacific as well as the Queen Mary are just 5 minutes away, 2 blocks away there are 3 blocks of nothing but restaurants and nightlife. WE have 4 bicycles parked in our garage, and to rent one bike can cost you $25.00 an hour,.. you and yours can cruise the beautiful bike paths on the beach all day for free!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Janis and Tim

What a wonderful place to stay in my "home away from home" during this week. Your condo is beautifully furnished, comfortable and so convenient to everything in Long Beach. I so much enjoyed the beautiful views the walks on the beach with my little dog, and trying so many restaurants. One evening the sunset was so awesome from your balcony I posted the picture on Facebook!

Thank you for sharing your home...

I hope to come back soon!

Warm regards

Kathy

(and Oreo too)
Oct 2015
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Spectaculiar Ocean AND City Views! 100+ Guestbook comments in Owners profile !
average rating of 4.730769 based on 159 reviews
5

Perfect Location & Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

Throughly enjoyed staying at Janis' place. This was my first stay there. I used it as an oasis from the convention I was attending next door. So much better than hanging in a hotel lobby and continuing with the crowds. Instead, sat back and relaxed in Janis' condo, enjoying the wonderful view. The place is in the heart of Long Beach and perfect for business people to a couple on a romantic weekend to a family with kids enjoying the sites. Will definitely return if I ever plan to visit Long beach for an extended stay. Thank you so much for sharing your home away from home! Chris

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Please come back again soon! kindest regards Janis
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Broken A/C, filthy kitchen, bathroom and carpet, broken blinds...oh my!!!!

  • 1 of 5

We reserved the condo from October 24th out the 27th. We were not able to sleep in the condo on any of those nights. Upon arrival/check in, temp was over 83 degrees however, we were told the AC had just been turned on. We left to go grocery shopping and upon our return the temp was even hotter and eventually climbed to over 89 degrees. We contacted the owner who agreed this was an unhealthy environment and we stayed the night at a local hotel at our expense. The owner asked that we turn off the AC that night. When we returned the next day and turned on the AC , again, the temp. in the unit was climbing instead of decreasing. The owner stated they would be at the condo at noon. After waiting over two hours until approx 2 pm, I contacted the owner who stated he was in traffic so I advised I could no longer wait and that we had to check out.

The dishwasher, oven, utensils, carpet, bathroom , were filthy. There were missing mini blinds and the front door lock was broken both of which were also called out in a review in August. When I asked for reimbursement for the hotel and food we were unable to eat as we never stayed/slept in the condo, the owner refused. I contacted Homeaway customer service, uploaded photos of the thermostat and filth and although the customer service person was sympathetic , Homeaway's official policy is that they do not mediate. I was referred to the owners who have refused to reimburse me in full nor are they willing to reimburse me for the food I purchased for dinner/breakfast/lunch. Horrible experience. If considering this condo, I encourage you to ask for CURRENT photos and confirm the AC, door lock and mini blinds have been repaired. Ask for current pictures of the inside of the dishwasher, carpet, bathroom, utensils, basically this is a buyer beware situation. If possible, I would love to upload pictures to substantiate this review. Never again from this owner......at this location or any other location.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, this person was running late and had decided to not stay with us the first night and opted to get a hotel room. We had an agent who meets and greets our guests with keys... and she was kept waiting. This lack of respect shows that basically she thinks her time is more valuable than others. I worked for the Marriott hotels in guest relations and one of the biggest things they taught us was to watch for people who will make claims, and complain just about anything to get "comped", or "freebies" This happens all the time. Unfortunately this person was one of those people. The air unit stopped working and I immediately told her to look for a hotel and that I was refunding her money. The money was refunded quickly with a click of the button. BUT THIS WOMAN NOT ONLY WAS REFUNDED BY ME IMMEDIATELY (FOR 2 NIGHTS ), THIS WOMAN HAD HER CREDIT CARD COMPANY CHARGE BACK MY CARD, AFTER I HAD ALREADY REFUNDED HER. ! SHE MADE A PROFIT OFF OF ME! All I can say is,... some people are never satisfied... and as we would say at the Marriot...."Is there anything else I can help you with?" :)
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5

We loved it, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, walking distance to restersunts and many attractions

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves... please come back again!! Janis and Tim Graber
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5

Fabulous weekend at this lovely condo.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the condo in Long Beach. The location was fabulous and we walked everywhere. The view was spectacular with a wrap around balcony with stunning views of the ocean and the city. There was plenty of room in the condo. The pool area and grill were great. Jordy was marvelous !

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Please come back again soon! Janis and Tim Graber
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5

Irish family feeling at home in Long Beach.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable condo, with all the home comforts for our family holiday. We enjoyed every minute of our stay, as the location was great, near restaurants and shopping and the beach. We spent a full day on the Queen Mary, and another full day in the Aquarium. Thank you to Janis and Tim, and especially to Gordy who looked after us very well on our arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Please come back again soon! Janis
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4

Gorgeous views, clean, inviting, well stocked.

  • 4 of 5

Overall beautiful condo with amazing views of the ocean on one side and the fountain/lights from the Performing Arts Center on the other. A gorgeous wraparound balcony that allows you to take in both sights at once. The kitchen was beautiful and well stocked (lots of plates/silverware/appliances). The living room area is on the smaller side and has a lot of furniture in it, making the living room seem overcrowded. The bedrooms and bathrooms were quite large, each room with a pretty big closet. The bathtubs for both bathrooms were impressive and huge! Surprisingly, the shower head did not fit the overall feel of the upgraded bathrooms. The shower head did not speak to the same level as the rest of the bathroom. It was small and was like a $5 shower head that motels use. That was a little disappointing. When I saw the bathrooms I anticipated a nice shower head or at least a handheld shower head. Additionally, there were a lot of blinds missing from every blind track. Living room, and both bedrooms. So no matter what, it was too bright in all of the condo early in the morning, with no reprieve. While they mentioned it on the intial walkthrough, they said that the blinds would be fixed soon. Either way, it took away from our experience at this condo. Additonally, the deadbolt on the front door sticks really bad. The first time we tried to unlock the door, it took almost 5 minutes to get the bolt to turn and disengage. Both keys to the condo had the same problem. I think with a little attention to the lock, blinds, and showerheads, this condo could easily make it to 5 stars in my book. But it's not there quite yet.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Aquarium of the Pacific
"This is a fantastic Aquarium and fun for all! I have coupons for $3.00 up to 4 people! Yes, ..."
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
"We are steps from the Convention Center which makes it so convenient!"
The Queen Mary
"This is a 10 minute bike ride,or a 5 minute cab drive. The Queen Mary has music every Friday..."
Long Beach Arena
"this is a wonderful facility, Disney on Ice,The Ice Dogs Hockey, local concerts and shows."
Shoreline Village
"Restaurants like the famous Parkers Lighthouse, Yardhouse, Tequilla Jacks, Ice Cream, Candy ..."
Downtown Long Beach
"Considered the downtown of Long Beach. It is vibrant and chic. There are 3 blocks of restaur..."
Alamitos Bay
"Take the Aqua Link and have breakfast or lunch. There are several restaurants along the har..."
Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit
"This famous race last all week and the back stretch of the track is directly under our balco..."
Gladstone's Long Beach
"The pier has a strip of great restaurants overlooking the harbor. Gladstones, P.F. Changs, ..."
Catalina Express
"Whale Watching and Catalina Island. Or take a local harbor cruise, there is a wide variety ..."
Hollywood Sign
Staples Center
"The Staples Center, house of the Lakers and many more upscale events and concerts! Just a 3..."
Griffith Observatory
"This is a beautiful observatory and worth the 45 minute drive! "
The Getty Center
Universal Studios
"How can you pass Universal Studios? Great rides, food and only an hour away!"
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
"very convenient and only 15 minutes from the Condo!"
Greystone Mansion and Park
Ports O' Call Village
"This Ports O'Call Village has great restaurants,.. not to mentions some of the best cruise s..."
Santa Anita Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Aquarium of the Pacific
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Long Beach Convention Center
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Long Beach Performing Arts Center
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Queen Mary
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Long Beach Arena
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Shoreline Village
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Pine Avenue
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Aqualink boat
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Los Alamitos Bay
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Beach Paths
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The famous revived "Pike"
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Gladstones at the Pier
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Long Beach Gran Prix
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Blue Line Train to LA/Bus Terminal
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Albertsons Shopping
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Shopping Center
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Boat Terminal

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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