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Spectaculiar Ocean AND City Views overlooking the lit up performing fountains!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms +, 2 Baths, sleeps 6

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 flat screen T.V. is great to kick back and watch while enjoying the views of the ocean and the city. We also have a TV in the master bedroom. 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 white plush robes to lounge in, and especially nice in the mornings while sipping your coffee and sitting on the balcony as the sun rises over the ocean. 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

Janis Ostlund
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 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 are in the heart of downtown living! 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

Just noticed I didn't write a review when I came home from my last stay in Long Beach. it had been a while since I stayed at Aqua but found this just as lovely and entertaining as before! I noticed new furnishings since the last time I had stayed. Very Nice. The few days I stayed was the week leading up to the Grand Prix and it was so exciting to see the set up from the track to the shops and restaurants getting ready for the big race... you could feel the excitement in the air! We loved going out and exploring, both by car as well as the ease of walking or taking the free bus or Uber! The kitchen was well stocked and all set up to feed the crew! Fun just to stay in, eat and watch movies and have together time out on the balcony and check out every type of view you can imagine.

I'm planning on coming back up in the winter as every month I have been to Aqua has been great! Thanks Tim and Janis for making our stay and will be in touch soon to reserve for the holidays! It was wonderful!

M Hall
Apr 2018
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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: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • 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


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Spectaculiar Ocean AND City Views overlooking the lit up performing fountains!!
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 169 reviews

Spectacular ocean view

  • 4 of 5

Great location and very comfortable condo. Had everything we needed and the view was spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! Please come back again soon! Janis and Tim
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Las Vegas, NV

This rental is falsly advertised! Owner does not respond, still waiting for a phone calll!

  • 1 of 5

I rented this for 5 adults for a family wedding. There were not sleeping accomodations for 5 adults, there is a torn up pop-up twin that may be ok for a child The unit is advertised to have a sleeper sofa/futon, those do not exist. I asked the owner before our arrival if there was an ironing board as she knew we were going to a wedding, she said yes. On the day of the wedding we searched the unit for an ironing board, no ironing board. I contacted the owner and Georde, they both insisted it was by the washer/dryer or hanging in a closet, no. We had to rush out to buy an ironing board, I sent Janis the receipt to be reimbursed and asked her to please come see us and the unit upon chek out, she never responded to that request or any other issues. Bathroom lights are dim, Master bathroom lights are a joke, if you plug in a hair dryer and flat iron which I did to get ready for the wedding, you have to unplug the light that is near the toilet and shower, therefore the shower is dark, my husband had to shower in the dark!. No lock on the living room slider, master bath toilet seat is broken, no hot water from Saturday night unti check-out. No exhaust fan in master bath, causing bathroom, closet and bedroom to be humid and steamy when there was hot water, We had to buy toilet paper. The noise was unbearable, the thumping from the music outside was ridiculous, I was able to address this issue with Janis, and her response was I advertise as in the heart of the city, I guess in her mind heart of the city equates to NOISE! The unit is furnished with GAWDY oversized junk, there is not a bare spot in the place. There are wires everywhere that have been jerry rigged to work. Janis advertises that there are bikes available, grill, champagne or sparkiing cider upon arrival. Nothing even close to that. Neither Janis or Georde were available via telephone during our stay and neither acknowledged the issues. I was charged a cleaning fee, but had to wash dishes, wash the towels and sheets and pick up. I did all of that, I washed the bath rugs , the bed sheets, all towels, dishes wiped everything down, not sure why I had to pay a cleaning fee. I left a lenghty letter at the unit and requested Janis call me, no response. She should not be allowed to rent this unit or advertise as she does, her advertising is blantant lies! She should have the courtesy to call and make things right. I have pictures and videos to post. Forced to give one star to submit.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Reviews and Testimonials speak for themselves. We have had hundreds of guests stay with us in over 10 years and have only had 1 other negative review. We have continual repeat guests who appreciate and respect our condo. We are disappointed to hear this guest had to go to such extremes to put me and my property down. The only thing that was pointed out that I agree with was the liner on the ottoman was ripped, but the cushions on the ottoman were perfectly fine. We will replace the liner. They failed to look for the items that we knew were located in the unit, as we have guests use the these items frequently. We knew when the guest sent me a message stating that she was going to cancel her reservation if our agent with the keys did not call her back immediately that we might have a problem with this guest. There was plenty of time for our agent to call her back, and she simply did not let us do our job. I mentioned in my only other response to a disgruntled guest, that while working for a high end hotel in the customer service department, and spending weeks upon weeks in extensive training to work for this company we learned that.... There will always be people who will never be satisfied... There will always be people who will actually try to get "freebies" and refunded.... There will always be people who choose to be rude. We were trained to treat each guest with a smile.... as if the customer is always right...whether they are or not. Our reviews and testimonials speak for themselves, we have continual repeat customers. and we have great pride and joy in receiving such wonderful and kind words from our guests. The best way I can describe this type of guest.... She claimed she could not sleep due to the city sounds. I ADVERTISE DOWNTOWN CITY LIGHT AND VIEWS as my main attraction.! I am very good at what I do. I am professional, and responded via text to every text she sent me. But one thing I simply can not do..... control the city lights, sounds... and festivals.....that take place in this great city. It just so happened she booked her reservation during the Gay Pride/March/Parade and Festival. I guess I will close by saying what we have always been trained to say..... "Is there anything else we can help you with?" :) Janis
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great location to stay. The accommodations were great. Everything was in order and the views were amazing. The owner communicated everything clearly and precisely. The condo is in walking distance to restaurants, shops and especially the beach. We look forward to staying there in the future. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed the condo! Please come back again soon! Safe travels Kindest regards Janis
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Central Califorina

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I love this place. It was perfect, comfortable and walking distance to everything. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how happy you were during your stay in our condo. We hope you will come back again soon!! Janis
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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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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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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
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Aquarium of the Pacific
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Long Beach Convention Center
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Long Beach Performing Arts Center
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Queen Mary
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Long Beach Arena
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Shoreline Village
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Pine Avenue
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Aqualink boat
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Los Alamitos Bay
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Beach Paths
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The famous revived "Pike"
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Gladstones at the Pier
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Long Beach Gran Prix
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Blue Line Train to LA/Bus Terminal
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Albertsons Shopping
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Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Terminal


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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