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Long Beach, Wonderfully renovated 3/2 in very walkable neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Come spend your vacation in our impeccable updated California Spanish style second home. This exceptional home is perfect for business professionals attending conferences and leisure travelers alike. Moms and Dads appreciate the ease and comfort of a home instead of a hotel. Our large main front unit in a four-plex located near 4th St allows an easy walk to trendy retro-row shopping and dining (, quick access to the beach via foot or car ( and is on the bus line to downtown. Guests have often commented about the ease of shopping for groceries at Ralph's literally across the street.

The open concept living area includes a well equipped kitchen with newer GE Profile appliances, quartz countertops, microwave, crockpot, and enough pots and pans and dishes to prepare a feast for a crowd. A private patio situated off the dining room, with a separate entrance from the master bedroom, has seating for six at an outdoor table and a small and large Weber kettle grills. There are two TV's, one 50 inch in the living area and a 32 inch on in the master bedroom. Sleeping accommodations for six: king bed in the master, queen in 2nd bedroom and two twins in bedroom 3. Master has it's own 3/4 bath, and hall has a full bath. There is on-site laundry and a double garage, plus plenty of additional parking on the street.

More Details

Charlie Gerretson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Charlie Gerretson

After searching several warm locales from Florida to Arizona for a winter retreat from Colordo, we settled on redoing the existing large apartment in our Long Beach 4-plex. We like a walkable neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants. So we are sharing this space as we wait to hit full retirement in a couple years. The other three units are full time occupied with long term tenants in the 30-65 age range, so it's not a place to rent if you plan late night parties/events at the property.

Charlie Gerretson purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Charlie Gerretson chose Bluff Heights

As our second home where we stay 8-10 weeks a year, it's very well kept up and things are improved and updated regularly. Three year old couches and LR chairs were replaced with ones of much higher quality. Since we primarily cook at home and like to entertain, we have lots of cookware, and even items like commercial baking sheets, a salad spinner, electric corkscrew, Henckels knives. The frig has a rapid cool or defrost option. In door water and ice.


Bluff Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Entry off hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
  • Both bathrooms all new, custom tile, vanities with quartz countertops.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Long Beach, Wonderfully renovated 3/2 in very walkable neighborhood
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews

Perfect place to stay in Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautifully updated condo in Long Beach. Charlie was wonderful to work with and very responsive to any of our questions. The Condo is right across the street from Ralph's grocery store and less than a mile from the beach. The Condo features two bathrooms, and three large bedrooms making it the perfect place for family gatherings. There is a wonderful patio area that provides a private outdoor space to enjoy your morning coffee or late night dinner. Parking is a true perk, being able to use the garage. The kitchen is furnished with everything we needed and there were games provided for us to use for those late night card games. The location is very close to some great restaurants within walking distance, highly recommend restauration a few blocks away. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious home in super convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had six adults celebrating the holidays. The home was very spacious and comfortable. Beautiful remodeled kitchen that was fully equipped. We cooked all our meals and enjoyed having plenty of pots and pans, etc. The grocery store across the street was super convenient to get supplies. Home had great supply of the basics. The home was super easy to access freeways for our travels all over the LA area.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & tidy - great location

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything you could need. Great location for walking to beach, shopping, coffee & eateries.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying at this place. The home was very beautiful and the owner was extremely responsive, I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a “home away from home” experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was better than anything I could have imagined. There were six of us and we were very comfortable. The living area has large couches and chairs to help you relax and just enjoy hanging out, talking, or watching TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook, bake, or blend up yummy smoothies and eat or drink at the comfy dining table. The beds in all three bedrooms were very comfortable and ceiling fans helped keep it cool. Ralph’s grocery store is right across the street! We walked to the beach and to restaurants. I found the owner, Charlie, to be very helpful and quick to respond with answers to any questions. I would have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice - Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay - close proximity to area attractions. Grocery store within a one-minute walk. Comfortable furniture and nice kitchen. One minor issue - A/C cools the living room very effectively - the rest of the house, not so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Neo
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Orange County
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Neo
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: recommended

About 3 miles to downtown and the convention center and Long Beach Aquarium. About 3 miles the other direction to 2nd Street shopping/dining district, pier and swimming beaches. 30-45 minutes to Disneyland, Downtown LA, Hollywood, The Getty, and the great surfing of Huntington Beach. 90 minutes to San Diego, Lego Land, and lots of things to do and see in between


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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