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Charming, Stylish and Unique California Arts & Crafts Bungalow

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Sino
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, Tagalog
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Jeff and Sino

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!!

Jeff and Sino purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Jeff and Sino chose Eastside

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!!!

What makes this bungalow unique

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!

Map

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

Amenities

Eastside Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This bedroom has a full-sized bed and a 17-inch TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 has a queen-sized bed and a 32-inch TV.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
5

Second to none

  • 5 of 5

Really, truly fantastic. The kitchen has absolutely everything (including coffee and cereal), the bathroom has a stocked cabinet, the towels and linens are spotless - Jeff and Sino even provide laundry detergent. The place is beautifully decorated - the attention to detail is over the top impressive.

And I haven't even mentioned the garden, which is just gorgeous. Neighborhood is great, there's a parking spot, the place is quiet - you get the picture. It's awesome. Thanks, guys. It was a great stay. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quality place with full amenities

  • 5 of 5

We used this place as a bridal suite for a week, and I dont think I could've found a better place. I was worried about their pictures being misleading, but it turns out they were spot on; if not understated. The furnishing, amenities, and overall decor were truly first-class quality. The owners did an amazing job of bringing the unique vibes of different counties all into one place. I felt as if I was in Bali. And the owners were so incredibly accomodating; making us feel as if we were long-awaited family members. I can't thank them enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Warm and cozy! Just as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff an Sino are wonderful hosts. They are as warm and welcoming as their bungalow. The house was stocked with water, coffee, tea, spices etc. The setting was lovely. They took great care in every detail. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Five stars on charm unique nice friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

Great recommendations for restaurants we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

An Oasis right in the middle of Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

We came to The Bungalow following a week long road trip across the US West Coast and we enjoyed it so much. Not only because Jeff and Sino thought of everything and prepared the Bungalow for us very well. The place is an oasis right in the middle of the busy Long Beach streets. Where do you find places in the middle of town and you can sit in the backyard and don' hear a thing? Well, now we know, it is the Bungalow.

I highly recommend this place and the size worked well for us traveling with two teenage kids. You can also get to many places from the Bungalow as it is conveniently located. The hospitality from Jeff and Sino was unrivaled and there was nothing that we missed during our stay, the house was in an excellent condition and we felt really like home.

Go and check it out when in the region, we will go back there in a heartbeat if back in Long Beach. Thanks guys ...!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Owners were wonderful - very helpful and hospitable! Home was comfortable, inviting and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days in the Long Beach area. The owners were terrific hosts! Jeff and Sino provided lots of personal maps and suggestions as to where to go and what to do in the area. They provided many extras like toiletries, kitchen staples, and laundry facilities. The home was cozy and inviting. It felt like we were in the middle of a tropical oasis, with a quaint garden area perfect for a morning coffee or evening beverage! The location was convenient for walking to the beach, shopping, and some yummy restaurants. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone staying in the area and hope to be able to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $95
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.