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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 (www.4thstreetlongbeach.com), quick access to the beach via foot or car (www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/directory/bluff-park/) 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

Owner
Charlie Gerretson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

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 Long Beach

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cafe Neo
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Orange County
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-405
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Neo
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
LAX
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

Amenities

Bluff Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Long Beach, Wonderfully renovated 3/2 in very walkable neighborhood
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews
4

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time doing a VRBO and this turned out great. I stayed with other family members that have done vacation rentals and they say this place was by far the best they ever stayed at. Everything you needed was there. We had company over(more family) and they could not stop talking about the home. Grocery store right next to the house. Beautiful home and nice neighborhood.

Charlie was very responsive on all of my questions and concerns(being a first timer I had a lot of questions).

Only thing I would change would be to have air conditioning in the bedrooms. Was not to hot so it worked out well.

I would definitely stay there again.

One more thing. I forgot something at the house and Charlie went there to see if he could find it and he could not. He got in contact with the maids and they did have it. So he got it from them and shipped it back to me. That was great.

Thanks again for a great home to stay at while I was visiting family.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great base for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 4 with 2 teenage children we stayed for 14 days in August, 2017. Charlie was great in answering questions before we arrived at the property. We used the place as a base whilst we toured Los Angeles and other places of interest. It was great to get back at the end of a busy day knowing the property was clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The beds were especially comfortable. The property is in a great location in a friendly neighbourhood and Ralf"s just across the road was really convenient to food shop. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and cannot fault the property which made our stay very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Good place to stay at long beach

  • 5 of 5

We realy apreciate this place .the house have plenty of space . It was also a quiet place around . (Forget this place. ,by respect to neigbhor, ,to turn it by a party place) . The grocery in front and restaurant at few minutes was a plus to consider. Charlie help us for accomodation for the wedding we came for. Beds are confortable . Some problem with internet but if i come back to Long Beach that house gona be first place i will check.!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location with a great host!

  • 5 of 5

We had three couples stay in this house while we hit the beach, Disneyland, and local attractions. Charlie was an incredible host and helped us with our questions and needs. The house is bigger than we thought and offered plenty of room for the six of us. The house is nice and in a great location. Overall, we loved the stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, great location has everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house, clean, with just everything we needed during our stay. Charlie and his helper Bertha are helpful and responsive. Literally across the street, there is a Ralph's. It takes a minute or two, to walk to the store.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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