Our home is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/3 bath house (3000 square feet) (with all 4 bedrooms upstairs) across the street from the beach. It's has cherrywood beams downstairs and built-in cabinets with glass doors in the dining room. The dining room has a beautiful cherrywood table with seating for 6. The living room has a fireplace along with ample sitting for relaxing and watching TV. The kitchen is fitted with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, electric skillets, slow cooker and everything else a person could want to cook a fabulous meal. We have a toilet next to the kitchen. Upstairs you will find one bedroom has twin beds. Another room has a double bed with a loft (that will sleep one comfortably). The next room has a queen bed. There is a bathroom that services all three bedrooms. The sunroom is located next to the master bedroom in the front of the house. It is a sunny and relaxing room, and I must say it is my favorite room in the house. Our master bedroom is next door to the sunroom. It has a queen bed in it with a loveseat for relaxing. This room has an en-suite with a jacuzzi tub built for two. The sunroom and master suite have french doors leading out to a balcony. We also have a Queen size air mattress that will sleep 2 adults. We have parking for one car inside our gated (remote control)driveway and also parking for one car in our driveway. You will find that having parking is a real asset in Long Beach.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Story historical landmark home
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
About Doris Bartlett
My husband and I are retired. My husband was a vice president of human resources for major corporations. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona. My background was in payroll and also human resources. We have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. (a lot). We love this home and have had many wonderful holidays and dinners with family and friends. We entertained regularly and have had anywhere from 10 to 100 people at the house at one time. We also have a beautiful home in the Palm Springs area (the desert of southern california).
Doris Bartlett purchased this House in 1996
Why Doris Bartlett chose Alamitos Beach
I grew up in the Long Beach area and loved it. It is very rare to find a 100 year old, 2 story home with an attic and a full cellar (part of which we have made into a wine cellar) in Southern California. The home has history that dates back to World War II. It is a historical landmark in Long Beach. We have a marble fireplace in the living room for those cooler winter nights.
What makes this House unique
This charming home sleeps 8 - 10 people. There is a fenced and gated patio that runs the full length of the front of the house. We normally have our coffee out there and drinks in the afternoon. There are 2 tables on the patio with seating for 8. The home is centrally located to many attractions. You can be in Hollywood within the hour, Santa Monica in 45 minutes, Malibu within an hour. Santa Barbara is a 2 hour drive, but well worth it. Then heading south, you can reach Orange County (Irvine) within 45 minutes or Laguna Beach within 45 minutes. San Diego is an hour and a half away. For those surfers of the world, you can be surfing within 15 minutes in Huntington Beach or further down the coast in San Clemente within 45 minutes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Location and Price
The house is large and can accommodate a large group. The owners are very good to work with. We loved walking across the street and a short block down to stairs to the beach. It was clean and had everything we needed.
This house was an amazing place to stay while in Long Beach. The pictures don't really do the size justice - there were 9 of us staying in the house, and it never felt crowded.
Joe and Doris were excellent hosts as well. They were flexible about check-in time (which was much appreciated), and even left us a bottle of great California wine.
I would certainly stay here again.
Cozy Home Close To Everything
I had the pleasure of staying at the house for a long weekend leading up to a wedding and would love to go back! Me and 2 other bridesmaids and our partners were all in town for a wedding at the Ebell Club, and found Doris and Joe's home to be a perfect place for us to rest our heads. Joe was very accommodating with my arrival time, and their tenant in the room above the garage was very kind and stayed out of our way.
We had people in 3 of the 4 bedrooms, and used the room with the twin beds as a "staging area" for our dresses and suits. The beds were comfortable, and I found the showers to be very easy to use (the wait time for the water heater was not bad at all, especially for such a beautiful old home!). The jacuzzi was not working, but we did not miss it at all as the balcony off the office/master bedroom ended up being a favorite spot of ours.
The parking spot ended up being a huge bonus for us, too -- and if the weather had been better, we would have absolutely taken advantage of the bikes made available to us! Definitely feel this place would have been kid-friendly, too -- and it sounds like they've got some beautiful restorations coming up, too!
This people left the house in perfect shape. I couldn't have asked for better renters.
Family visit to Long Beach
Loved the house. Loved the location. We visited with family members coming together for a celebration of life for our 95 year old aunt. What better placed to share than a 100 year old Mission House. Lovely flowers and porches outside. Two parking spaces and bottles of wine were appreciated Thanks so much for sharing your lovely house with our family.
Very spacious and comfortable.
A great spot for a family get together. The hosts were very helpful as was Jeff who lives close by.
The owners were very nice accommodating.
We were in town for a business conference in downtown LB so the location was perfect. The house had all of the amenities we needed.
If I had to make any criticisms I would say the carpet is dated and even buckles in some areas.. Also, too many plastic plants and flowers but the house is large and has great charm....I would stay there again! Oh...and the owners gave us a bottle of wine which was very kind.
We are replacing the worn carpet and refinishing the original hardwood floors underneath the carpet. It will be done by the middle of August. We have pulled up the carpet in several places and the wood floors are gorgeous. I think it will be a real asset to the home.
We are right across the street from the beach. All you do is cross Ocean Blvd go down about 15 steps and you are on the beach. There is a walking/ running path called the strand. You can jog, walk, roller blade or ride bikes on the strand. Naples Island is close by. There are beautiful homes on the Island and gorgeous yachts for your viewing. Belmont Shore is about a 5 minute drive (a 20 minute walk) away. It has a variety of unique stores and many different types of restaurants. The historical district of old homes is 5 minutes by car, a 10 minute walk and 5 minutes by bike. They are worth seeing. The Museum of Arts is 2 blocks away.