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A Stunning Pied-A-Terre in Belmont Shore

Bedrooms 1
Space 670 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with queen bed, living room twin size bed, bathroom with a shower

Welcome business or vacation travelers! STAY at our cheerful "pied-a-terre". The 1-bedroom apartment is ideal for 1 person or a couple. An extra guest can use the twin size sofa/bed in the living room.


Friendly owners live in the house below.

Walk to 2nd St's restaurants and shops.

Bike or walk to the nearby beaches.

Very walkable neighborhood, fun for people-watching.

Bus stop to downtown Long Beach's restaurants and attractions is a block away.

Plenty of street parking and a permit isn't required.

Private patio below for our guests. Relax to the sound of the water fountain.


Small kitchen, but efficient for preparing simple meals.

Not recommended for the disabled - no elevator.

No bathtub for bathing small children.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please be sure to read the 5-star reviews from our previous guests. We look forward to hosting your stay.

More Details

Colleen or Al
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Colleen or Al

Al was born in Honolulu and left for the mainland when he was a toddler. He grew up in Long Beach - attended Lakewood High and USC with a strong focus on water sports. Now, he plays bridge and tries to improve on his golfing. Colleen was born in Hong Kong and moved to NYC at age 5. She graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Interior design is her forte. She isn't very athletic but will join Al for snow skiing when the conditions are perfect. They both do Argentine tango and ballroom dancing several times a week. Waldo, their 15 year old rescued 'schnoodle' watches over Colleen and keeps strangers at bay with his ferocious bark.

Colleen or Al purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Colleen or Al chose Los Angeles area

Colleen fell in love with the enclosed Spanish courtyard and, although the house was a fixer-upper, she was successful in convincing Al to join her in tackling the remodeling projects. It's now a very comfortable and elegant home.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is in a very walkable neighborhood and only 1 block from 2nd St where there are a variety of restaurants, shops and amenities. Its proximity to the major freeways makes it a perfect "home" base for work and recreation in Los Angeles and Orange County. Of course the mild weather with mostly sunny days is the best benefit of all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From a "thank you" card

Dear Al and Colleen,

Thank you for your hospitality. Your apartment is beautiful, comfortable and it has a lovely location! You have, also, added many personal touches that make your guests feel at home. We sincerely hope to come back. Happy New Year!!

Liz and Richard - Nipomo CA
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Belmont Shore in Long Beach

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower only - no bathtub. Pedestal sink. Medicine cabinet behind the mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa converts to a twin size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
panini maker, blender, crockpot Brita filtered water window A/C Laundry service provided by the owner at $10/load. No ironing Optional housekeeping service for long-term renters $50 each time


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

A Stunning Pied-A-Terre in Belmont Shore
average rating of 4.878049 based on 115 reviews

Doesn't get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

When something is this good there's not much more to be said but I'll try to hit some highlights for someone considering staying here.

1) Feels like you''d want your home to feel. Like home!

2) Very clean

3) Well maintained

4) Attention to details: current and varied reading materials, wide variety of books & movies, enough kitchen equipment to cook a dinner, if you're not into cooking plenty of suggestions for places to eat, enough coffee for the time we spent there, beautifully decorated, guest's guidebook outlining shops and dining in the area as well as household expectations, extra towels & blankets, shampoo

5) Although we didn't use it there is a lovely patio for morning coffee or an afternoon glass of wine

6) Quiet

7) Very comfortable bed

8) Close to beach, shopping, & dining

The owners are very nice. This place will be at the top of our list when we visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Colleen and Al's apartment and it will not be the last. The decor is lovely, the bed is SO comfortable (a must for us), bathroom is great, kitchen is perfect for our needs, the patio is so relaxing..... The owners are very welcoming and accommodating. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome "Home Away From Home"

  • 5 of 5

Colleen and Al were just wonderful! They met us when we arrived and showed us around. We had everything we needed. The location was great. We could just walk across the street and had great shopping and wonderful restaurants. Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting! Colleen really has a knack for decorating. Everything one needed for comfort was there. Close to great restaurants and shops. Very walkable. Great neighborhood. Plus, Colleen and Al are a very welcoming couple!! Plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described . Location was great for me and walking distance to just about anything you would need. After a nightmare of an experience at an Air Bob I was very nervous but very quickly realized I had nothing to worry about. The unit was spotless and even though located in a busy area was so quiet on the inside you could not tell. Would highly recommend it. Colleen was VERY helpful. I will definitely use it again when I come to visit my son. Thank you for a wonderful stay Colleen!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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TLC is needed

  • 2 of 5

The apt. was close to many shops and restaurants. Upon arrival it was very hot in there, so would have been nice if the AC had been turned on and the drapes closed earlier. There were 2 TVs neither worked at first. One was fixed that night, the other needed a new remote. The coffee pot was in need of a major cleaning, which I was not going to do. It was quite thick with slime. Our son came to visit us that evening and he soaked the basket in hot soapy water. If a coffee pot is not used all the time the insides should be exposed to the air. Just leave it open. Then coffee pot did not work right as it brewed on the clean cycle. Very frustrating. The furniture was an issue. The cushions will not stay on the couch. There is one comfortable chair for reading and watching TV. Good for one person but not two. The shower leaked badly and shot right over the curtain to the floor. I suggest the owners live there for a couple of days and see what needs to be done.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Lamb tajine is tender and delicious."
Natraj Cuisine of India
"Authentic Indian food"
Nick's on 2nd
"Prime rib sandwich is the best!"
Car: recommended

Within walking distance are the beaches, restaurants, shops, banks and other amenities. Just 1 block away is the bus stop to the Long Beach Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and numerous restaurants in downtown Long Beach and Shoreline Village.

Long Beach, with its easy access to the major freeways, is a convenient base for visiting the attractions of Los Angeles (Hollywood, Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, etc.) and Orange County (Disneyland, South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, etc.). For the discerning visitor, stay and play in Belmont Shore, a friendly and exciting beach community of Long Beach.

Other Activities: day spas, yoga, bridge, ballroom dancing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Belmont Shore, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning £57.98
Cleaning 4 weeks £77.3

June, July & August - 1 week minimum booking. Will accept fewer nights on a "fill-in" basis or a last minute booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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