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Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, Romanian

Cozy Beach Apartment in Trendy Belmont Shore!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Los Angeles area - Apt Belmont

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Small One bedroom vacation rental apt (about 500 sq ft) designed for two! Up one flight of stairs, this upper level apartment is situated behind the owner's house, and has everything you need for a perfect beach get away. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a 2 minute walk to famous 2nd street with it's boutiques and Cafes.

The Red bus will take you downtown in minutes, to the Pike, The Queen Mary, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Once downtown you can take the metro link to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. You can also take the ferry to Catalina Island. If you have a car famous Surf City or Huntington Beach is a 10 minute drive, and Laguna Beach and Disneyland about 30 minutes drive. Just minutes away one can do kite-surfing, rent canoes, kayaks and sailboats.

Keywords: Small One bedroom Apt near shops and Beach!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carol (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French, Romanian

About Carol

We are a friendly married professional couple 45-50 yrs old. We have travelled all around USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. We love meeting people from all over the world and sharing different stories and experiences. As well as travelling we also enjoy skiing, cycling, hiking and motorcycling. We look forward to seeing you in our beach apt soon! Carol and Traian PS. We speak English, Romanian and French!

Carol purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Carol chose Los Angeles area

We bought the house because it is very convenient to be able to walk to shops and restaurants and to walk to the beach. We think that Belmont Shore is a fun place to be and there is always lots of activities going on. Being able to walk to the beach and not drive, is a real plus! Also it is not far to go to LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, and Disneyland!

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits of this rental are that you may walk in minutes to the beach, and to shops and restaurants. There are lots of activities in the area, and yet the apt itself is quite quiet and peaceful. Since we live on the property in the main house, we are around to help or give information on the area to our visitors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Carol and Traian, Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. I found the apartment very comfortable, and quiet, and I enjoyed being so close to the restaurants and cafes on 2nd street. Thank you for letting me park my rental motorcycle in the garage. I hope that this visit will be followed by many often. Sincerely, Joel from Marseille, France
Nov 2010
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based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Cozy Beach Apartment in Trendy Belmont Shore!
average rating of 4.9 based on 23 reviews
so cal


  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege to spend the last 3 weeks at this property. The location was excellent and the accommodation's were A+++. Clean, quiet, safe and the amenities made you feel right at home. The owners; Carol and Traian made me feel part of the family and met all my needs during my vacation. I would strongly recommend this property to anyone who like to stay in the Belmont Shore area. You are walking to distance to the famous 2nd street area that includes the best restaurant's and nightlife when on vacation. I know I will be returning in the near future. I guarantee you will not be disappointed for the value.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, baby boy and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was well-appointed, bright, clean, quiet and comfortable. The location was perfect and close to the local shops and restaurants in Belmont Shore. It's also just a few blocks from the beach, which is great. We would certainly recommend this listing to friends and would happily stay there again next time we're in Long Beach.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cozy, Clean, Delightful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our time in the Long Beach area. We quickly discovered that this apartment was in the perfect location. It was very clean, cozy, and within walking distance of all the activities we love. Daily, my husband walked to a nearby gym or to swim in a local pool, while I took long walks along the beach or in the lovely neighborhoods surrounding the canals. While very close to Second Street and a multitude of fantastic restaurants, the apartment was very quiet and peaceful. In addition, Traian and Carol could not have been better or more attentive hosts. It was a true pleasure getting to know them a bit and sharing nice conversations. To top it off, several times Traian made special latte coffees for me, and that was WAY beyond the call of duty! We've been home one week and we're already wishing we could return. Hopefully this delightful apartment will be available the next time we come to California to visit our kids and new grandchild. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location AND the owners!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Traian and Carol were wonderful hosts! Friendly, helpful, accommodating and super-nice! The apartment is wonderful and quaint, perfect for a romantic getaway. Close to nearby stores and a multitude of ethnically diverse restaurants and shops....loved it! Long Beach has so much to offer that should keep any adventurer/traveler busy. It was nice to go out for a long bike ride, drop off the bikes at the apartment and then walk to 2nd street for happy hour!

Did we mention that Traian and Carol were awesome! We spoke at length on several occasions and we've made new friends.

We highly recommend this property and look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for long term stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for more than a month. We were visiting scholars at UC Irvine and needed a place to stay whilst working, which also allowed us easy access to tourist activities. Carol and Traian proved the most hospitable, trustworthy, friendly, and helpful hosts, knowing the fine balance between allowing our privacy and inviting us for dinners. They greeted us with a Christmas tree and took us up the coast for a drive. The place is small and cute, heats quickly and has utensils for making basic meals. Highly recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada

quiet but close to everything

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in this pleasant small apartment. The owners who live in the front house were always eager to be of help. The apartment is quiet. The only drawbacks are lack of washing machine and the rather basic kitchen, but if you don't want to cook anything elaborate, it's fine. There's a wealth of nearby restaurants and takeaways. We were excessively pleased with the neighborhood and with the public transport and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Downtown Long Beach - Ferry to Catalina Is.
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Long Beach --M train into LA

Belmont Shore is the trendiest part of Long Beach and is like a small seaside community. On 2nd street which is a 3 minute walk you have many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and bars. If you walk past 2nd street in a couple of blocks you will come to our wide sandy beach. You can walk to everything. If you have a car you can go to Huntington Beach 10 miles, Newport Beach - 14 miles, Laguna beach -26 miles. You can head north to famous Redondo and Hermosa Beaches..25 minutes to Disneyland, 32 miles into LA - and Hollywood and Santa Monica. Belmont Shore is a perfect to base yourself for a holiday in Southern California!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Belmont Shore, Los Angeles area

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1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Los Angeles area in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
three ceiling fans, juice maker, male and female mountain bikes available to share with owners, brand new updated bathroom

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