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A Stunning Pied-A-Terre in Belmont Shore

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Belmont Shore - Pied-A-Terre

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Colleen or Al
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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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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based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

A Stunning Pied-A-Terre in Belmont Shore
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 109 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Owners are available and hospitable. I didn't use them as much as I could have since I already knew the area. Suite is airy and private and walking distance to busy shopping and dining district not to mention the beach. I've already booked the unit again for my next stay in Long Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, nice owners, good neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Belmont Shore and would stay again at Pied a Terre. I agree with previous positive reviews, so have written this with a slightly different focus.

For those (like us) who are not familiar with L.A., Belmont Shore is a neighborhood of Long Beach that has quaint character, with charming single family homes. It felt very safe. L.A. traffic is such that you should stay very close to the major attractions that you plan to visit. From Belmont Shore, we found that Huntington Beach was easy to reach, as was the Aquarium of the Pacific, downtown Long Beach, and the Long Beach airport. We went to the Getty Museum in the middle of the day on a Thursday and the drive took two hours. Unfortunately, the parking lots were full, so we didn't get to enjoy the museum as there was no place to leave our car. We did drive the coastal roads on the return to Belmont Shore and enjoyed seeing beaches we've heard of or seen on TV.

The apartment is close to restaurants and stores, as well as the beach. A children's playground that gets a lot of use is across the street, and constitutes the main view from the apartment. There was no issue with noise, and I enjoyed watching children playing. Colleen is an expert decorator, so the apartment is furnished in a restful and welcoming style, and the patio is an equally appealing place to hang out. We cooked most of our meals in the apartment, and while we would have liked a full-size refrigerator and a dishwasher, the small kitchen had everything we needed.

The week we spent at Pied a Terre was unseasonably warm (summer), but the window A/C was adequate to keep the temperature comfortable with the drapes closed. When we first arrived, there was no parking in the block in front of the house, so we dropped off our luggage and hubby went to park the car. After that, we had no trouble finding nearby parking, so I recommend arriving sometime other than dinnertime on a nice weekend evening, if you can help it.

Colleen and Al were responsive, friendly, and helpful, while allowing us all the privacy we wanted. It would be hard to find better hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at a HomeAway residence. It was a great experience! Everything in the apartment was exactly as described; it was wonderfully clean, well-stocked, and very comfortable. The location could not be better; a 2 minute walk to great coffee (Aroma d'Roma...try it!), restaurants & shopping and a few block from the beach. Colleen and Al were very warm and friendly and responsive to any of our needs - we will be staying there again in a few months.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Our parents had an excellent time. The apartment is perfect. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great property in an excellent location. We rented for family visiting from out of town and the property was comfortable for 3 adults. Colleen was great and accommodated addition of an extra night at the last minute.

Will stay again. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed are stay at Colleen or Al's

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described in the write-up. Location was great for us and our grandson, especially with the playground right across the street. Would highly recommend it. We will use it again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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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, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning £61

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

For monthly stays, there will be a mandatory cleaning every 2 weeks.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Belmont Shore in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 670 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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