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100 + Year Old Mission Revival Home

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Story historical landmark home

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.

More Details

Owner
Doris Bartlett
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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.

Amenities

Alamitos Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , this jacuzzi tub will hold 2 people
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom has been renovated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , this bathroom is located downstairs next to the kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BRM-(upstairs)-private bathroom-large shower-jacuzzi
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is located upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This bedroom is upstairs-with a loft which sleeps-1 person
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In addition to the 4 bedrooms we also have a Queen size air mattress that will sleep 2 people comfortably. There is a TV in the master bedroom, a TV in bedroom #2 and bedroom #3. The room with the twin beds and also the sunroom have a TV's but they are for watching videos only.The master bedroom and the sunroom have french doors leading out to a large balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Only 2 mission revival homes made it through the 1920's Long beach earthquake and ours is one of them. It is a historical landmark. We have a picture on the fireplace mantel showing the house back in the early days. Just a little tidbit: the man who built the house was called James Beer. Because of that my husband always refers to our house as the 1st beer house in Long Beach.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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100 + Year Old Mission Revival Home
average rating of 4.625 based on 64 reviews
5

Very spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

A great spot for a family get together. The hosts were very helpful as was Jeff who lives close by.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The owners were very nice accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Awesome time in Long Beach

  • 4 of 5

This property is beautiful. We weren't there much but the time we were was very relaxing. Excellent location and Jeff (house help) was very polite, courteous and helpful. My only complaint is I really wanted to take a nice hot Jacuzzi bath but water in the tub never got hot (even after running for awhile) and it didn't seem to fill up (was still leaking w stopper plugged) and that was one of my main reasons for choosing this location. Other than that it was a great stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great place to stay. The only complaint is the noise from the traffic from the busy street in front of the house. That was only in the master bedroom. By the third night I was used to it. Plenty of room for my kids to run around. We also liked that the entire property was fully enclosed. My kids are bit of escape artists so this was reassuring. The house was clean and well stocked. We would definitely stay again if we make back in that direction. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Do not have a single complaint. Was the perfect place for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

House was clean. The kitchen has every pan or gadget you could possibly need. Beds were comfy. Just a wonderful home. Can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, comfortable, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This is a great old house in a nice location. We were here for a conference at the Long Beach convention center. It was a 20 minute walk on the beach. The house is massive, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the host is very friendly and helpful.

If need silence to sleep, you may have a bit of trouble - there is some audible road noise in the bedrooms.

I recommend the following excellent restaurants: Aji Peruvian Cuisine, Blue Bird Sushi, Ellie's.

Try Hot Java for coffee. Their bulk beans are also great.

The Aquarium is cool.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Long Beach (8 miles)/LAX (about 20 miles)
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Ferry to Catalina Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Long Beach public golf course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Blue line/Green line
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Mountains
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200

$25.00 a night per person for each additional person over 8 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.