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Charming Garden Cottage Near The Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Full Bath Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming cottage is nestled in a lush tropical garden behind a classic Spanish Revival home in the heart of beautiful Belmont Heights. Ideally located three palm-lined blocks away from the restaurants, shopping and bars of trendy 2nd Street in Belmont Shore and six blocks from the beach, this delightful property is close enough to be walking distance from all the fun while far enough away to guarantee peace, quiet, plentiful parking, and easy access to freeways and all of Southern California.

Upon arriving at the property, you'll feel the California/Beach vibe inherent in the neighborhood. As you make your way up and through the wrought iron gates you'll get your first look at the lushness and warmth of the back yard area where your cottage awaits. Amid the palms, ponds and inviting seating areas in the back yard, you'll see your cottage, built in 1922, and all yours.

A private porch awaits you with a bistro set, the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Inside, the living area features a comfortable sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa that can sleep an additional 2 guests. The dining area overlooks the garden area, enjoys great morning sun and features french doors that open out onto the private porch area. If you're visiting on business, the executive-style desk area gives you ample space to spread out and work. When the day is done, a clever dry bar area holds ice bucket, glassware, wine opener, and shaker to help aid the transition from daytime to evening.

The bedroom is cozy and comfortable, featuring a queen bed with 500 count sheets, and a second flat-screen TV with cable and DVR (this time a 24'). The en suite bath is efficient but complete, with a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink and full closet.

The kitchen is great for those spending a little more time with us, as it features a full-sized refrigerator and range, microwave, coffee makers, toaster, and complete dishware, cutlery and cooking paraphernalia. Or, if you're not in the mood to cook, pick up something hot & tasty from the corner gourmet grocery just five doors down, or drop into one of more than 30 restaurants on 2nd street, 3 blocks away.

The shared garden/patio area is a place to enjoy the beautiful mild weather of Southern California. There's a waterfall and pond, firepit, and comfortable sitting areas. Nearby is a dining area seating six.

Best of all is the location of this little oasis--close to everything, but a haven of tranquility when you arrive home again. We look forward to welcoming you, and doing all we can to insure a fun and restful visit.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rarely stay in hotels and use vacation rentals whenever possible. Dennis and Mark could not have been more accommodating! Everything was perfect! We arrived to find a cute and cozy cottage which was decorated very nicely. There was plenty of room for the two of us. There was also a very nice welcome basket that was over the top! I have to say though, the yard was what we fell in love with. We had our coffee outside every morning near the water features. We were gone most of the day but when we returned around 10:00 every night, we flipped the switch to the fire pit and enjoyed the fire. Mark and Dennis were the perfect hosts! They gave great suggestions where to eat and what to visit. They even lent us their two bikes to use for a whole day. Dennis asked what we would add or change and I made the suggestion to add a makeup mirror in the bathroom. That afternoon he had it ordered! They really want their guests to be at home. Our daughter is moving home from Long Beach in June so now we really don't have a reason to go back to that area. We might go anyway, just to stay in this cottage again and enjoy the beautiful yard!

Review was posted on 2/20/13- property #455713
Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
2nd Street, Belmont Shore
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Recreation Park (18 holes), Little Rec (9 holes)
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
405, 605, and 22 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
2nd Street, Belmont Shore
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Belmont Shore, Seal Beach
Car: recommended

**2nd Street, Belmont Shore--3 blocks

**Cal State Long Beach--5 minute drive

**Downtown Long Beach--10 minute drive

**Queen Mary--15 minute drive

**Disneyland--25 minute drive

**LAX--25 minute drive

**Downtown LA--30 minute drive

**Santa Monica/Beverly Hills--45 minute drive

**Hollywood--45 minute drive

**Universal Studios--45 minute drive

**Beaches, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, golf, shopping, restaurants and bars all within one mile/5-10 minutes.


Belmont Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is cozy and comfortable, featuring a queen bed with 500 count sheets, and a second flat-screen TV with cable and DVR (this time a 24'). The en suite bath is efficient but complete, with a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink and full closet.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Garden Cottage Near The Beach
average rating of 4.948052 based on 81 reviews

Two Days of R&R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary by getting away to this 'charming cottage'. Everything we needed was at our fingertips and the setting was so relaxing and peaceful. Just what we wanted! The owner was friendly and unobtrusive. All in all a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cute, clean, private, well stocked, great location- Would recommend to family and friends. Amazing Stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage is just the beginning.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in a peaceful setting in a great location. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. It is close to everything. There is adequate parking. The neighborhood is beautiful. I felt safe walking my dogs day and night. The cottage was clean, nicely appointed and had everything you would need. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's the details that count. And they take care of them. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back. That says it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pismo Beach

Fantastic hosts, beautiful location and serene setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property. I plan to return in 2 weeks! It is in an excellent location, well equipped with wonderful hosts. The setting is serene and calming. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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University Place, WA.

Relaxing...didnt want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful, relaxing place to getaway! Dennis and Mark were wonderful host's and their place is gorgeous. Everything you need is waiting for you when you arrive, a place you could easily call home. If we're in that area again sometime we would definitely make it a longer stay. Peaceful!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Year round Daily rates Sun-Thurs $129.00 Fri-Sat $139.00 for stays less than a week For weekly rates-$750.00 stays 28days or longer-$90.00 cleaning fee $75 Refundable security deposit-$200.00 to be pre-authorized on Visa or MC Please call owner for rates for Holidays/Grand Prix Deposit of 100.00required at time of reservation-Full payment due 21days prior to arrival- Rates based on two people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.