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Bungalow Style Beach House

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bluff Heights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

This is a beautiful completely remodeled bungalow style house with all the amenities. It is perfect for the family or a couple's get-away or even for the business traveler that enjoys a home environment vs a cold hotel room. The house has marble bathroom and kitchen counters. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, the kitchen is a full kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and a large refrigerator. There is a back patio to relax, BBQ, and a front patio to watch the sunset. The furniture adds a warmth to the house in a contemporary beachy style.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a coffee maker, eating utensils, plates, cups, cooking pans, utensils, etc. There is a computer with access to the internet, a flat screen TV.

The house has lots of parking for one-two cars or RV or boat. The back patio is large enough for your dog to roam, to have BBQ's under the shade of the table with umbrella.

This house is a short walk to the beach

Long Beach offers an amazing array of art galleries and museums, cafes and restaurants, unique shops, nightlife, theater, history, boating and every water activity. There is truly something for everyone in Southern California's most affordable beach town.

Keywords: Beach House

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  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ferrara DiCenso
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Ferrara DiCenso

Love Long Beach for its diversity and small town feel. Belmont Shore is lots of fun, lots of great restaurants and shops. Naples Island is fun to see, always decorated for Christmas. Very romantic to go on Gondola Getaway to travel down the canals, almost like Venice, Italy! Downtown Long Beach has the Queen Mary and the Aquarium and has a great night life. Lots of places for dancing the night away!!

Ferrara DiCenso purchased this house in 2006

Why Ferrara DiCenso chose Long Beach

I have always wanted to own a bungalow style house. I love the old traditional feel to it with the convenience of all of the up-grades. It feels good to walk barefoot on the wood floors, touch the crystal door knobs, have lots of cupboard space, and open up the French doors to the back porch to let all of the fresh warm summer air in.

What makes this house unique

It is great to be central to everything in Long Beach. Walking to the beach to swim, kite surf, bike ride; or taking a walk through Belmont Shore to enjoy all of the great restaurants and shops; or going to Naples Island to kayak around the canals or for a special date go on the gondola through the canals to be sung to in Italian; or going to the Art District to watch a movie at the Art Theatre or go antique shopping, or eat at one of the more alternative restaurants; or to go downtown to visit the Queen Mary, Long Beach's Aquarium, and the Pike, it's all fabulous, so much to do and see! Plus Long Beach hosts the Grand Prix and the Long Beach Marathon


based on 64 holidaymaker reviews

Bungalow Style Beach House
average rating of 4.609375 based on 64 reviews

Great space-Clean-Light and pet friendly, hospitable host, beach/food/entertainment nearby.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at this property. We had an issue prompting us to bring our dog. The owner of the property was considerate and very hospitable. The layout of the house is amazing; open floor plan, great windows/lighting, and amenities like cable and Internet, a washer & dryer, as well as a dishwasher. Having those amenities allowed us to relax and enjoy our break from the craziness of the wedding.

The friendly vibe of the neighborhood was certainly appreciated. We felt welcomed everywhere and found quite a selection of pet-friendly restaurants in close proximity. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely laid out home. Back deck beautiful area to hang out with our family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute House But Could Have Been A Lot Better

  • 3 of 5

I don't think our experience, based upon the other reviews, was the norm but our stay was about average. The location was perfect. We were two streets away from the beach and there were lots of restaurants and fun things to do in the area. The check in process was simple and the overall aesthetics of the home were as described. It definitely had a home-y feel that we enjoyed.

However, the overall cleanliness was slightly disappointing. There were cobwebs & daddy long legs, dust, moths, and other remnants of the home not being properly cleaned or occupied in a while. We weren't able to utilize the back patio and furniture due to it being dirtied and not properly cleaned of debris and leaves from the trees. The trash can outside was filled with trash prior to us arriving so there were flies everywhere. Also the blankets provided for the air matress was covered in dog hair which caused some allergy issues. Again, based on other reviews it doesn't seem to be the norm but it definetly caused our stay to not be as pleasant as expected.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carmen, I am sorry you were not happy with the condition of our home. I wish you would have contacted me so we could have fixed the issues you had right away. We work very hard to make our guest stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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Perfect Family Getaway in Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed five nights at this cottage, and we wish it could have been longer! We're already talking about returning to this home. We have a big family and it's hard to find places that will fit all of us, but this one did with no problem! The house is very clean, airy, and bright. We had a problem with the a/c, but Ferrara was more than accommodating and immediately responsive. The kitchen was fully stocked and is only about four blocks from a grocery store. The house is about 1/2 mile - a pleasant walk - from the beach. The neighborhood is nice, too! I know parts of Long Beach are fairly industrial, so I was worried about this. But the cottage is in a nice neighborhood. We enjoyed the back deck, too. Yes, the loft/3rd bedroom is hot, but the a/c cools it down quickly. My only suggestion is to provide more blankets and perhaps towels. If it sleeps 7, there should be adequate blankets for 7! However, this minor issue is not enough to knock off a star. We have stayed in a lot of short-term rentals, and this one is probably at the top of the list.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice for a short stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this bungalow for the short time we needed it. Ferrera was an absolute pleasure to work with. She responded almost immediately to any question we had. The house was clean and spacious. Loved the updates in the kitchen and bathroom! Living in the Ohio suburbs, it was surprising to us how close the houses are to each other, and the street parking made the driveway invaluable! For us, our tastes are more condo dwelling for vacation, but that is our personal taste. This house served all of our purposes and we found absolutely nothing wrong with it. We highly recommend working with Ferrera!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was adorable, the back deck very pleasant. Wish we could have stayed longer. The only negative was parking, but it is crazy all over LB. We were in town for a wedding so we had multiple houses rented. This was the best! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Belmont Shore


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bluff Heights, Los Angeles area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October 2
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November 2
27 Nov 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £82
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bluff Heights in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) King Bed is upstairs in a nicely converted attic space. There are stairs to climb, but has railing to hold onto., Queen size Beds (1) The bed has drawers to store extra clothing. This makes the bed a bit taller than the usual bed, although you can step up onto the frame to get that little boost up. , Double Beds (1) The double bed is the lower part of the bunk bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) This twin bed is the top bed on the bunk bed, Baby Cribs (1) a portable crib is available upon request, as is a stroller, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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