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Charming, Stylish and Unique California Arts & Crafts Bungalow

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Hello! The cheer of a colorful porch welcomes you to The Bungalow in Long Beach!

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Updated Cozy 2 Bedroom Arts & Crafts Cottage Full of Charm Centrally Located

Welcome to The Bungalow in Long Beach, a small yet thoughtfully designed and appointed Arts and Crafts dwelling built in 1923. Un-hotel. Set yourself apart from the hotel crowd, and experience a part of early 20th-century American architectural history!

Our authentic California bungalow offers a refreshing alternative to the often impersonal corporate hotel. Enjoy the warmth and enchantment of an old house that has been lovingly restored and appointed with modern amenities.

During its most recent remodel, we took the utmost care to preserve the charm and character that define this two-bedroom, one-bathroom “mother-in-law” unit. You’ll be pleased to find intact many of its original vintage features such as built-in cabinetry and period tiling in the kitchen and bathroom, and original hardwood floors throughout the house.

At the same time, you’ll be pleased to find new and comfortable modern furniture to complement The Bungalow's distinctly retro decor and interior. Though characteristically modest in size, this Craftsman house excels in its thoughtful architecture and well-utilized spaces.


A pleasant garden with an outdoor patio just for The Bungalow is an added bonus. This outdoor extension of your living space is the ideal place to relax, read, have a coffee in the morning, or enjoy a cocktail at night. Your patio space is beautifully lit at night, just like the rest of the property surrounding The Bungalow. Relish this special garden, whether on your own or with travel companions!

We think The Bungalow in Long Beach is a gem, and we hope that you will, too!

Important information about your stay:

UPDATE: The Bungalow has been upgraded with central air conditioning and heating for your comfort year-round!

The Essentials:

Bedrooms
Two bedrooms (One with a Queen bed, One with a Full or Double bed) and One bathroom. The convertible sofa in the living room folds out into a twin-sized bed.
 Fresh bed linens and blankets are provided. A few extras are located in the closet.

Bathroom
One bathroom with shower. Bath, hand and face towels are provided. Please use the yellow tub mats as your floor towels. Toilet paper is provided. A hair dryer is available.

Kitchen
The kitchen has a standard-sized stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, instant water-boiler for teas and soups, pots and pans, dish sets, and utensils. You'll also find dish and paper towels here.

Convenient Amenities:

Parking
Guests enjoy designated parking right on the property! Your spacious parking remains subtly lit throughout the night. For your safety and security, motion-activated lights provide extra illumination as you pull up.

Laundry
The Bungalow comes fully equipped with a full-sized washing machine & dryer for your exclusive use. You can pack lightly!!
 We supply laundry detergent, stain remover, and fabric sheets in your very own laundry room. An iron and ironing board is located in one of the bedroom closets to help keep you looking crisp!

Entertainment and Tech
19” and 32” Television and premium cable channels provided by Verizon FiOs (including HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax!)
 Wireless internet is available. We are subscribed to the best available entertainment package so that you won't have to miss any of your shows during your visit!

Kitchen, Bath and Pantry
Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste are available for your use. 
The pantry is stocked for your convenience with some kitchen staples such as spices, cooking oils, coffee and a nice selection of teas.


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About Your Location

There are several grocery options within a 3-mile radius of the house such as Ralph’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, and Lazy Acres.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 --- No events, parties or loud music allowed. We ask that our guests respect the quiet nature of The Bungalow and our desire to maintain a safe space for our seven year-old child. No events....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is restricted to the back garden area. Guests have their own patio and garden area ideal for smoking, relaxing, or dining al fresco. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    This bedroom has a full-sized bed and a 17-inch TV....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bedroom 1 has a queen-sized bed and a 32-inch TV....moreless

  • Each bedroom comes equipped with a TV and a Cable set-top box. Guests enjoy ALL Premium channels offered by Verizon FiOs, including HBO, Showtime, Starz, MAX and ESPN. A wi-fi router is located in one of the bedrooms, which provides wireless internet access throughout the entire rental. Each bedroom also has its own closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Your bathroom is defined by an understated vintage style! It has been remodeled with period honeycomb and subway tiles and a nice walk-in shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Interesting coffee table books on topics like the Arts & Crafts Movement, antiques, old pick-up trucks, old Hollywood, and more!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Your entertainment is provided by Verizon FiOs. We have the ultimate FiOs access, which includes premium movie and sports channels such as HBO, Starz, Showtime, MAX, and ESPN....moreless

  • Television:

    A 32' TV in Bedroom 1 and a 19' TV in Bedroom 2....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is in-door dining for 4 as well as the charming outdoor space that also seats 4 people. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The Bungalow has been upgraded with central air conditioning and heating. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The Bungalow comes equipped with its own washer and gas dryer! Fabric softener included!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Faux fireplace, in typical California Bungalow fashion....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The Bungalow is outfitted with central air conditioning and heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi access available, password provided upon check-in. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided for your comfort. Pillows, sheets, blankets and duvets (comforters) are all here for your sleeping comfort! ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The intimate living room is an ideal space for conversation. The living room comfortably seats four adults, although the adjacent dining area seats an additional two or three more....moreless

  • Parking:

    Guests enjoy the convenience of a designated parking space right on the property. This spacious area remains subtly lit at night. Motion-activated lights provide extra illumination as you arrive....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels are provided. We use large higher quality bath towels with your comfort in mind. Bath towels include the smaller hand and face towels. We have tub mats for your feet!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The Bungalow comes equipped with its own washer and dryer! We stock you with laundry detergent, stain remover, Oxy Clean, and fabric softener! You may come lightly packed!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee and a selection of teas are provided. We even have the added amenity of an instant water boiler for your teas and soups!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You'll especially enjoy the gorgeous colorful WV Fiestaware that your Hosts have collected. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Toaster, blender, wine chiller, coffee pot, all dishes, utensils, and pantry items such as cooking oil and basic spices are available, as well as hot beverages such as coffee and a selection of teas....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full-size gas oven for your baking, roasting or broiling needs. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, coffee, sugars, cream, spices. Vegetables from our garden patch are sometimes available!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size refrigerator with freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Four-burner gas stove. You have all you need for cooking in!...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A cute patio and garden provide extra outdoor living space, and awaits your morning cup of coffee or your evening dinner. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You have your very own little backyard and patio behind The Bungalow, a welcome oasis from your busy day. The garden patch seasonally provides some fresh, organic vegetables as well. Help yourself!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,050 $4,050
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $95
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before Check-in.

50% refund if cancelled between 30-59 days before Check-in.

Maximum of 4 guests.

For longer-term stays, optional maid service is available on request for an additional fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

3.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
3.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Express
1.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Recreation Park 18-Hole Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Metro Blue Line
2.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
405 Freeway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
39 Degrees Sushi
1.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bluff Park

Car: Recommended

The Bungalow in Long Beach is located a block from the Historical District on a street lined with other homes built in the 1920s. It is only ten blocks (about a mile, a five-minute bike ride or a twenty-minute walk) from the ocean, conveniently situated to visit The Queen Mary, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, the ferry to Catalina Island, whale watching, and the Long Beach Art Museum. It is also close to several coffee shops, restaurants, and major freeways. We’re only 10 minutes away from the Long Beach Convention Center.

There are several grocery options within a 3-mile radius of the house such as Ralph’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, and Lazy Acres.

Long Beach is centrally located right between Los Angeles and Orange County and either location is only about a 30-minute drive from the house. If you are here to visit Hollywood, Disneyland and the beach cities of Orange County, you could not have chosen a better place to stay!

Distance from Other Points of Interest:

StubHub Center in Carson, CA - 12.7 miles

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hello! Welcome to The Bungalow. We are Jeff and Sino, and it would be our pleasure to host you during your visit to our beloved city of Long Beach. Though neither one of us started out in Southern California, we are both grateful to call Long Beach home. Jeff grew up in West Virginia and has been living in California since 1993. He has been a teacher for the last 37 years and is currently a professor at one of the local universities. Sino grew up in the Philippines and has been in California since 1984. He is a retired flight attendant for a major airline, and currently works in real estate. We met 23 years ago at a local coffee house just blocks from the very house we now live in. We've been married now for 14 years and we have a daughter who is 7 years old. We are two really happy easygoing guys who adore our child and our home. While we work hard at our respective professions and studies, we also enjoy staying highly engaged as parents in our child's school, taking our daughter to dance and swim lessons, and watching and cheering her play basketball. At heart we are nerds who love education and schooling, books and technology, flea markets and antiquing, traveling, gardening and working on our beautiful property. Most importantly, we are ourselves seasoned and discriminating travelers, which hopefully makes us even more qualified to anticipate and meet the needs of our sophisticated guests. Thank you for visiting with us!!

Why the Owner Chose Eastside, Long Beach, CA, USA:
We always knew we wanted to live in Long Beach and we spent a year of Saturdays and Sundays going to every open house in town. We knew we wanted a bungalow house as our previous house in an historic neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama had been a mission-style bungalow. To be honest, when we walked onto this property and saw the two homes a certain kind of magic instantly struck us! This was the place that would become our forever home. The main house and the beautiful mother-in-law unit (which is The Bungalow in Long Beach you'll be staying in) had all of their original built-in charm. Very little had been touched and remodeled and that's exactly the kind of place we were looking for. There were actually three different couples bidding on the place when we walked through it that first day. But it looks like the property took one look at us and like us back in turn, because just a month later we were holding the keys! We've done major upgrades over the years, always keeping in mind the integrity and originality of the Arts & Crafts Movement. We hope you'll be pleased with the attention to detail and thoughtfulness we've given The Bungalow. The gardens, when we inherited them, were a mess. Jeff, being from a farm in West Virginia, loves to do the gardening and it's taken him 10 years to create the lush, charming gardens you'll enjoy on your stay. He's never quite figured out the California soil, so he has chosen to create a terra-cotta garden full of plants that really complement California Bungalow living. Jeff recently started a little vegetable garden in your own yard full of tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. You are, of course, welcome to pick from the garden as there is plenty for all of us. We are clearly in love with our property and know that you're going to get a crush on it as well. Welcome!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
The front house, where we live, is an 1100 square foot bungalow that mirrors the 700 square-foot mother-in-law unit we've named 'The Bungalow in Long Beach.' The Bungalow mother-in-law units --- also referred to as granny flats --- were built alongside the front dwellings and often replicated their larger counterparts. That is the case with our two homes, which were built with the same rich attention to detail that defines the California Bungalow Movement. What makes ours so special is that, even though we're on the same property, each house has a great feel of privacy. We value your desire for privacy as much as we value ours. As seasoned travelers, we realize that privacy is important to most guests. So although we are right next door and easily accessible, you can rest assured that we will respect your need for privacy and quiet. The Bungalow in Long Beach is especially nice because it is tucked away from the street in the back and surrounded by gorgeous, mature black bamboo. Look out the windows and see the green and listen out the screen door for the whisper of the wind swaying through the bamboo. We especially like The Bungalow's own backyard garden, complete with a mature grape vine that frames an arbor for outside dining. And, of course, the vegetable patch for fresh, organic eating (seasonal). Brace yourself for an abundance of charm!


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Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Hello! The cheer of a colorful porch welcomes you to The Bungalow in Long Beach!

    Hello! The cheer of a colorful porch welcomes you to The Bungalow in Long Beach!

  • The dining table is made from reclaimed mango wood.

    The dining table is made from reclaimed mango wood.

  • Two comfortable leather chairs add to an intimate conversation space.

    Two comfortable leather chairs add to an intimate conversation space.

  • Any weary traveler would appreciate the queen-sized bed in the first bedroom.

    Any weary traveler would appreciate the queen-sized bed in the first bedroom.

  • The bedding is thoughtfully pared down for warmer weather.

    The bedding is thoughtfully pared down for warmer weather.

  • Your hosts travel a lot and we wanted this to be a place we'd want to stay in!

    Your hosts travel a lot and we wanted this to be a place we'd want to stay in!

  • Gorgeous Fiestaware pottery fills the kitchen's original built-ins.

    Gorgeous Fiestaware pottery fills the kitchen's original built-ins.

  • You'll love some of the clever ways we've repurposed antique finds.

    You'll love some of the clever ways we've repurposed antique finds.

  • You'll appreciate the period tiling and original cabinetry in the bathroom.

    You'll appreciate the period tiling and original cabinetry in the bathroom.

  • You'll be pleased with the view of this side garden from one of the bedrooms.

    You'll be pleased with the view of this side garden from one of the bedrooms.

  • The central courtyard is even prettier at night!

    The central courtyard is even prettier at night!

  • (Nearly) year-round outdoor dining is distinctly Southern Californian!  Enjoy!

    (Nearly) year-round outdoor dining is distinctly Southern Californian! Enjoy!

  • Well-placed lights ensure that you enjoy your surroundings day and night.

    Well-placed lights ensure that you enjoy your surroundings day and night.

  • Fancy a drink? We've made it easy to unwind at The Bungalow!

    Fancy a drink? We've made it easy to unwind at The Bungalow!

  • A convertible twin-sized sleeper sofa smartly complements the living room.

    A convertible twin-sized sleeper sofa smartly complements the living room.

  • These vintage-modern reading lamps balance form and function.

    These vintage-modern reading lamps balance form and function.

  • A 32' TV is conveniently hidden in the original built-in cupboard in Bedroom 1.

    A 32' TV is conveniently hidden in the original built-in cupboard in Bedroom 1.

  • Feel like cooking-in? You're all set in this kitchen!

    Feel like cooking-in? You're all set in this kitchen!

  • Vintage details give a nod to The Bungalow's history.

    Vintage details give a nod to The Bungalow's history.

  • A full-sized washer and dryer allow our guests to pack lightly and stay fresh!

    A full-sized washer and dryer allow our guests to pack lightly and stay fresh!

  • Plenty of towels for everyone!

    Plenty of towels for everyone!

  • Professional landscape lighting throughout the property is a recent enhancement.

    Professional landscape lighting throughout the property is a recent enhancement.

  • Relish the outdoors in The Bungalow's own patio and garden!

    Relish the outdoors in The Bungalow's own patio and garden!

  • Enjoy the convenience of designated parking right on the property!

    Enjoy the convenience of designated parking right on the property!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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