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City Approved! Charming! Beach Cottage-Completely Comfortable, and Funky!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + One Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a cozy (700 square foot), single level one bedroom, one bath, just steps to the pristine sand - a quiet bungalow surrounded by cozy cottages and magnificent mansions. Fully equipped and completely charming with full kitchen, microwave, stove and refrigerator. Built-in kitchen 'nook' in dining area. Sleeps 4, one kingsize bed and one fold out queen sofa bed. Beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated with a touch of 'beach funk'! Includes one parking space.

Can be rented with adjoining unit, mirror image. VRBO #147333. Check for availability.

Seal Beach is located just 22 miles south of Los Angeles, at the northern end of Orange County. Visitors seeking the California dream of beach, sun and ocean need look no further. Take sunset walks on the pier, watch world class surfing in the quiet retreat of undiscovered Seal Beach. Walk to Main Street and appreciate the still small-town atmosphere of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

In early April, the roar of Grand Prix race cars echoes through the city streets of Long Beach (just a mile north) during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Weekends host a Farmers Market in the nearby Alamito’s Bay Marina - and don’t miss the nearby Aquarium of the Pacific at Shoreline Village, at the foot of Pine Street in Long Beach. This is a harbor side shopping center with specialty shops, restaurants, a restored Looff carousel, and occasional live boardwalk entertainment.

Twenty minutes to Newport Beach, and Balboa Island night life. Thirty minutes to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Two hour ferry to Santa Catalina Island (not to be missed!) Activities include fishing, sea kayaking, surfing, hiking, sailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing. Try whale watching or ride the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars at the Balboa Fun Zone - or take the Balboa Ferry to Balboa Island for just 60 cents!

Get ready to stretch out, relax and watch the wave of the Pacific Ocean roll gently toward the shore. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the beach, the roar of world-class stock cars racing in the shadow of glittering Long Beach skyscrapers, a picnic at one of the many local parks, or a concert under the moonlit sky, Seal Beach is a perfect vacation get-a-way. You can even experience a serenade by the gondoliers rowing an authentic gondola in the Venetian style on a cruise through local canals. Ocean breezes waft gently off the Pacific along a stretch of coastal paradise, while in the distance, a tall ship sets sail - These sights and many more await the visitor to romantic Seal Beach. Time to pack!

Monthly rates available. Consecutive weeks or months may be discounted. Security Depodsit of $500 to confirm reservation required.

NO maid service.

NO SMOKING. Evidence of smoking will automatically forfeit all deposits.

Keywords: Duplex, side by side

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Nancy chose Seal Beach

There is not a better feeling than being in the unique area of Seal Beach...palm trees, small town feel with 'Main Street' boutigues and coffee shops, the sound of the waves crashing..it is a hidden jewel that we could not help but fall in love with!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy,

Alex and I wanted to thank you for all the tremendous help you gave and doing your best to make our stay so amazing. We loved the little cottage by the beach!! It was PERFECT!!! Thank you for the champagne and the flowers and chocolate. As you can tell, we enjoyed all of it!

Thank you again so much. We had an awesome honeymoon!

Sincerely,

Alex and Beth

October 2006
Oct 2006
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Amenities

Old Towne Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Brass, There is a Queen sectional sofabed in the living room, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available upon request for small fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Seal Beach is a quiet, Mayberry type atmosphere, despite the parking challenges in the summer months.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

City Approved! Charming! Beach Cottage-Completely Comfortable, and Funky!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 20 reviews
Long Island, NY
5

Lovely owners to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with these owners several years back and were looking forward to another visit. Unfortunately after booking a date we needed to canceled with less than 30 days notice. The owners were kind enough to immediately post the availability of the unit and keep us posted of additional inquiries for the dates we had booked. Following that they sent an email when the home was re-rented and processed our refund. They were extremely kind and understanding. From our stay with them a few years ago we found the home to been very tidy, clean and appointed with all we needed while at a beach town. Would happily stay with them again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was brief but wonderful! We had everything we needed and then some. The beach supplies in the garage were perfect. We stayed with 2 young children & the walking distance to everything we needed was great. Would love to come back and stay longer. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay!! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves! Our goal is to provide and comfortable environment so that you can concentrate on the activities that suit you best. We love it when you love it!! And we are happy to accommodate any of your needs. Thank you for your vote of confidence and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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5

Third stay and there will be a fourth

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this over the last 6 years at various times. Each time the property was clean and comfortable. This time I found a new comfy sofa that is a bed beside the big queen bed in the bed room. The property has a small but nice back patio with a nice grill, table to sit four. It is on the main drag Ocean and less than 5 minute walk to main street loaded with shops, restaurants and bars. The beach is literally 2 minutes out the back door. You have a guaranteed parking spot a must in Seal Beach. There are assorted items to use on the beach when in town in the garage. Only one thing is sometimes you can hear your neighbors on the othe side of the duplex but I have never had problems. It is located conviently to the highways if you want to travel further away. Can you tell, I am sold on this location.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Had a Sister's Getaway here and it was just fabulous. The place is immaculately clean, nicely furnished and decorated, great location and was walking distance to everything in Seal Beach. When we were there no one as in the adjoining unit so I can't comment on how it would be if there had been someone there but it was quiet and we spent time in the enclosed patio and on the front porch which would have been shared spaces. Susan, the owner, is professional, quick to respond and very welcoming. The only issue that we had was that the 10 am check-out time is at least an hour earlier than any of the VRBO's that I have ever stayed at and it was a rushed and stressful end to our stay. That experience aside I would give this VRBO and the rest of the experience an A+.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your Sister's Weekend went so well! We appreciate your feedback while you were there, and your review. We are happy to adjust arrival and departure times and can be very flexible. We are happy to alleviate any and all stress! PS...Love the name Susan, but actually it is "Nancy" ;-)) We did have a chuckle about that.
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quaint place to stay that was walking distance to downtown Seal Beach, and this was definitely the right place! The home was clean and done up super cute. Also, the king size mattress was awesome - we slept like babies! The pier and downtown are within 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile walk depending on where you're going. We didn't drive the whole weekend. Would definitely stay here again!

FYI try Angelo's Deli if you're looking for great Italian food. It's less than 1/2 mile walk from the house and it's to die for.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

April vacation in Seal Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT stay at your beach bungalo! From the moment we walked in we were enamoured!

The decorating is so bright and cheery and the place is well appointed. The bed was comfy and there were plenty of pillows and towels. We had a family over a few times and it was super guest friendly. I have family in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. All were able to visit with miminal travel.

Thank you Nancy for all of your concessions. We will definately come and stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Try the Gondola rides at Venice

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Rates & Availability

Old Towne Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,275
$3,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject o change according to seasons and pending confirmation from owner. Holidays have a 10% up charge. Stays of 31 days or more require full payment 90 days prior to arrival.
Pet Fee is per day and negotiable over longer periods.
Cleaning fee is variable depending on length of stay $100 - $225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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