Small One bedroom vacation rental apt (about 500 sq ft) designed for two! Up one flight of stairs, this upper level apartment is situated behind the owner's house, and has everything you need for a perfect beach get away. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a 2 minute walk to famous 2nd street with it's boutiques and Cafes.
The Red bus will take you downtown in minutes, to the Pike, The Queen Mary, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Once downtown you can take the metro link to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. You can also take the ferry to Catalina Island. If you have a car famous Surf City or Huntington Beach is a 10 minute drive, and Laguna Beach and Disneyland about 30 minutes drive. Just minutes away one can do kite-surfing, rent canoes, kayaks and sailboats.
Keywords: Small One bedroom Apt near shops and Beach!
We are a friendly married professional couple 45-50 yrs old. We have travelled all around USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. We love meeting people from all over the world and sharing different stories and experiences. As well as travelling we also enjoy skiing, cycling, hiking and motorcycling. We look forward to seeing you in our beach apt soon! Carol and Traian PS. We speak English, Romanian and French!
Carol purchased this apartment in 2009
We bought the house because it is very convenient to be able to walk to shops and restaurants and to walk to the beach. We think that Belmont Shore is a fun place to be and there is always lots of activities going on. Being able to walk to the beach and not drive, is a real plus! Also it is not far to go to LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, and Disneyland!
The unique benefits of this rental are that you may walk in minutes to the beach, and to shops and restaurants. There are lots of activities in the area, and yet the apt itself is quite quiet and peaceful. Since we live on the property in the main house, we are around to help or give information on the area to our visitors!
Dear Carol and Traian, Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. I found the apartment very comfortable, and quiet, and I enjoyed being so close to the restaurants and cafes on 2nd street. Thank you for letting me park my rental motorcycle in the garage. I hope that this visit will be followed by many often. Sincerely, Joel from Marseille, France
We loved every minute of our time in the Long Beach area. We quickly discovered that this apartment was in the perfect location. It was very clean, cozy, and within walking distance of all the activities we love. Daily, my husband walked to a nearby gym or to swim in a local pool, while I took long walks along the beach or in the lovely neighborhoods surrounding the canals. While very close to Second Street and a multitude of fantastic restaurants, the apartment was very quiet and peaceful. In addition, Traian and Carol could not have been better or more attentive hosts. It was a true pleasure getting to know them a bit and sharing nice conversations. To top it off, several times Traian made special latte coffees for me, and that was WAY beyond the call of duty! We've been home one week and we're already wishing we could return. Hopefully this delightful apartment will be available the next time we come to California to visit our kids and new grandchild. Many thanks!
Traian and Carol were wonderful hosts! Friendly, helpful, accommodating and super-nice! The apartment is wonderful and quaint, perfect for a romantic getaway. Close to nearby stores and a multitude of ethnically diverse restaurants and shops....loved it! Long Beach has so much to offer that should keep any adventurer/traveler busy. It was nice to go out for a long bike ride, drop off the bikes at the apartment and then walk to 2nd street for happy hour!
Did we mention that Traian and Carol were awesome! We spoke at length on several occasions and we've made new friends.
We highly recommend this property and look forward to going back!
My boyfriend and I stayed for more than a month. We were visiting scholars at UC Irvine and needed a place to stay whilst working, which also allowed us easy access to tourist activities. Carol and Traian proved the most hospitable, trustworthy, friendly, and helpful hosts, knowing the fine balance between allowing our privacy and inviting us for dinners. They greeted us with a Christmas tree and took us up the coast for a drive. The place is small and cute, heats quickly and has utensils for making basic meals. Highly recommendable!
My husband and I spent a month in this pleasant small apartment. The owners who live in the front house were always eager to be of help. The apartment is quiet. The only drawbacks are lack of washing machine and the rather basic kitchen, but if you don't want to cook anything elaborate, it's fine. There's a wealth of nearby restaurants and takeaways. We were excessively pleased with the neighborhood and with the public transport and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
This little beach house was perfect for our honeymoon and Carol and Traian were the perfect hosts. We loved how close all of the delicious restaurants were and also the beach, and the neighborhood was cozy and quiet. It was such a perfect week to be able to just spend time together and not have to worry about being too far away from fun shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hope to be back for our anniversary!
Thank you Carol and Traian!
My mom and I booked this adorable one bedroom back in November and spent 5 days at the beach. We couldn't have asked for a nicer location (or better weather)! Our hosts were fantastic, and very accommodating: offering 2 mountain bikes as a way to travel around Second Street. I am a recent graduate from California State University, Long Beach and have always wanted to live in Belmont Shore. It was nice living on Second Street, even if it was only for a few days! I am very knowledgeable about the area, and couldn't agree more with our hosts suggestions on where to dine and shop. Carol and Traian were very friendly and great conversationalists: we enjoyed their company by the barbecue discussing our various travels. The apartment itself was small, and cozy... but the perfect size for two people. Thanks for providing us with the ideal mother- daughter retreat! We look forward to coming back again soon.
Belmont Shore is the trendiest part of Long Beach and is like a small seaside community. On 2nd street which is a 3 minute walk you have many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and bars. If you walk past 2nd street in a couple of blocks you will come to our wide sandy beach. You can walk to everything. If you have a car you can go to Huntington Beach 10 miles, Newport Beach - 14 miles, Laguna beach -26 miles. You can head north to famous Redondo and Hermosa Beaches..25 minutes to Disneyland, 32 miles into LA - and Hollywood and Santa Monica. Belmont Shore is a perfect to base yourself for a holiday in Southern California!!