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Spectaculiar Ocean AND City Views! 100+ Guestbook comments in Owners profile !

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Our condo is our 2nd home and we love it! It is professionally decorated with fine furnishings, and you will feel right at home! Our condo has vaulted ceilings which gives the condo a feel of comfortable spaciousness. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms along with central air. Both bedrooms have Queen size beds with 800 thread count linens, which our guest love to rave about!

Our master bedroom has it's own private balcony/bar which overlooks the grand fountains of the Performing Art Center. Every day at dusk the fountains put on a wonderful show of color,..this is another thing that our guests love to comment on. Both bathrooms have oversized oval Grecian tubs surrounded by marble, which makes it so inviting and relaxing! Our big screen plasma T.V. is great to kick back and watch while enjoying the views of the ocean and the city. We have 4 bicycles parked in our garage for our guests to use, and there are wonderful bike paths along the beach!

Our kitchen is large and has a big granite topped island. We even won a contest and had one of the 'Top Chefs' perform and prepare in our kitchen!! It is completely stocked with everything! We have extra linens ,towels, hair dryers, and and iron. We have 8 white plush robes to lounge in, and complimentary champagne or sparkling cider ready to greet you upon arrival! Our favorite review from one of our many guests is.. 'our grandchildren loved your condo,. they call it THE CASTLE IN THE SKY'!

Keywords: Oceanfront Luxury High Rise Condo

More Details

Owner
Janis Ostlund
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Janis Ostlund

Hi, my name is Janis Ostlund and I love Long Beach! I have been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years and I watched this High Rise being built. I knew it was going to be fantastic, and I bid on the unit I wanted and was lucky enough to capture the bid for one of the most coveted corner units in both of the High Rise Towers. I live in Costa Mesa, which is only a 20 minute drive from Long Beach, which makes it very convenient. When the condo is not rented, I love to be here!!

Janis Ostlund purchased this condo in 2006

Why Janis Ostlund chose Downtown

I grew up in a very small farm town in Iowa, and I always promised myself I was going to have property that had an ocean view,... but I always wanted to live in a big city too.... with this property I have both!!! It truly is incredible!!

What makes this condo unique

There are so many benefits to staying in our condo. The most obvious is how close everything is! You really don't need a car! The Aquarium of the Pacific as well as the Queen Mary are just 5 minutes away, 2 blocks away there are 3 blocks of nothing but restaurants and nightlife. WE have 4 bicycles parked in our garage, and to rent one bike can cost you $25.00 an hour,.. you and yours can cruise the beautiful bike paths on the beach all day for free!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Janis and Tim

What a wonderful place to stay in my "home away from home" during this week. Your condo is beautifully furnished, comfortable and so convenient to everything in Long Beach. I so much enjoyed the beautiful views the walks on the beach with my little dog, and trying so many restaurants. One evening the sunset was so awesome from your balcony I posted the picture on Facebook!

Thank you for sharing your home...

I hope to come back soon!

Warm regards

Kathy

(and Oreo too)
Oct 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Downtown in Long Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(31 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7419353 based on 164 reviews
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This was a business trip to Long Beach for a trade show. The location of the accommodation was absolutely perfect relative to the convention center and down town area. The condo was clean, well equipped and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy that you felt our condo was "absolutely Perfect". Please come back again soon.! Janis and Tim
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5

Great location, great views

  • 5 of 5

We attended a conference at the Long Beach convention center and the condo was perfect location. The reservation and coordination of check in was easy and well coordinated. The condo was very nice with fantastic views and walking distance to many restaurants. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our condo for your stay. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you will come back again soon! Janis and Tim
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5

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

The condo has great views. It's in a great location for things to do and places to eat. Bikes were available and we had fun riding them up and down the beach. Even our little dog enjoyed her stay while we were there. The condo itself is pretty and well equipped. We hope we can stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are so happy you took advantage of the bikes.! Down the street, they charge you $25.00 an hour..... we have 4 bikes and they are free! Please come back again soon! Kindly regards Janis
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5

Nice apartment with great views.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy staying here. The location is great. The views are amazing. The apartment is very nice and well stocked. Having parking for the car was convenient. We would stay her again. Jordan was great meeting us and showing us around. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! We take extra pride in Georde knowing that she is there to meet and greet you and welcome you! Please come back again!! Janis
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5

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the condo! It had everything we needed and fabulous views! The bikes were an added bonus! We are hoping to stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Please come back again soon! Janis and Tim
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Broken A/C, filthy kitchen, bathroom and carpet, broken blinds...oh my!!!!

  • 1 of 5

We reserved the condo from October 24th out the 27th. We were not able to sleep in the condo on any of those nights. Upon arrival/check in, temp was over 83 degrees however, we were told the AC had just been turned on. We left to go grocery shopping and upon our return the temp was even hotter and eventually climbed to over 89 degrees. We contacted the owner who agreed this was an unhealthy environment and we stayed the night at a local hotel at our expense. The owner asked that we turn off the AC that night. When we returned the next day and turned on the AC , again, the temp. in the unit was climbing instead of decreasing. The owner stated they would be at the condo at noon. After waiting over two hours until approx 2 pm, I contacted the owner who stated he was in traffic so I advised I could no longer wait and that we had to check out.

The dishwasher, oven, utensils, carpet, bathroom , were filthy. There were missing mini blinds and the front door lock was broken both of which were also called out in a review in August. When I asked for reimbursement for the hotel and food we were unable to eat as we never stayed/slept in the condo, the owner refused. I contacted Homeaway customer service, uploaded photos of the thermostat and filth and although the customer service person was sympathetic , Homeaway's official policy is that they do not mediate. I was referred to the owners who have refused to reimburse me in full nor are they willing to reimburse me for the food I purchased for dinner/breakfast/lunch. Horrible experience. If considering this condo, I encourage you to ask for CURRENT photos and confirm the AC, door lock and mini blinds have been repaired. Ask for current pictures of the inside of the dishwasher, carpet, bathroom, utensils, basically this is a buyer beware situation. If possible, I would love to upload pictures to substantiate this review. Never again from this owner......at this location or any other location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, this person was running late and had decided to not stay with us the first night and opted to get a hotel room. We had an agent who meets and greets our guests with keys... and she was kept waiting. This lack of respect shows that basically she thinks her time is more valuable than others. I worked for the Marriott hotels in guest relations and one of the biggest things they taught us was to watch for people who will make claims, and complain just about anything to get "comped", or "freebies" This happens all the time. Unfortunately this person was one of those people. The air unit stopped working and I immediately told her to look for a hotel and that I was refunding her money. The money was refunded quickly with a click of the button. BUT THIS WOMAN NOT ONLY WAS REFUNDED BY ME IMMEDIATELY (FOR 2 NIGHTS ), THIS WOMAN HAD HER CREDIT CARD COMPANY CHARGE BACK MY CARD, AFTER I HAD ALREADY REFUNDED HER. ! SHE MADE A PROFIT OFF OF ME! All I can say is,... some people are never satisfied... and as we would say at the Marriot...."Is there anything else I can help you with?" :)
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Location

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Aquarium of the Pacific
This is a fantastic Aquarium and fun for all! I have coupons for $3.00 up to 4 people! Yes, ...
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
We are steps from the Convention Center which makes it so convenient!
The Queen Mary
This is a 10 minute bike ride,or a 5 minute cab drive. The Queen Mary has music every Friday...
Long Beach Arena
this is a wonderful facility, Disney on Ice,The Ice Dogs Hockey, local concerts and shows.
Shoreline Village
Restaurants like the famous Parkers Lighthouse, Yardhouse, Tequilla Jacks, Ice Cream, Candy ...
Downtown Long Beach
Considered the downtown of Long Beach. It is vibrant and chic. There are 3 blocks of restaur...
Alamitos Bay
Take the Aqua Link and have breakfast or lunch. There are several restaurants along the har...
Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit
This famous race last all week and the back stretch of the track is directly under our balco...
Gladstone's Long Beach
The pier has a strip of great restaurants overlooking the harbor. Gladstones, P.F. Changs, ...
Catalina Express
Whale Watching and Catalina Island. Or take a local harbor cruise, there is a wide variety ...
Hollywood Sign
Staples Center
The Staples Center, house of the Lakers and many more upscale events and concerts! Just a 3...
Griffith Observatory
This is a beautiful observatory and worth the 45 minute drive!
The Getty Center
Universal Studios
How can you pass Universal Studios? Great rides, food and only an hour away!
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
very convenient and only 15 minutes from the Condo!
Greystone Mansion and Park
Ports O' Call Village
This Ports O'Call Village has great restaurants,.. not to mentions some of the best cruise s...
Santa Anita Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Aquarium of the Pacific
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Convention Center
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Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen Mary
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Arena
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoreline Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Pine Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Aqualink boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Alamitos Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Paths
Nearest Point of Interest
The famous revived "Pike"
Nearest Point of Interest
Gladstones at the Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Gran Prix
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Line Train to LA/Bus Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertsons Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Terminal

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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