Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)
- English, French, Romanian
We are a friendly married professional couple in our 50's. We have traveled 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 traveling 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 Belmont Shore
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!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This is my 3rd year in a row at this VRBO. Excellent location, quiet, but very close to all the great bars and restaurants on 2nd street. The beach is a short walk. Carol is an excellent host and can help you with any questions and suggestions about the area.
Reasonable place to stay for the price
An old apartment from decades past with some upgrades. Functional. Just a hot plate (no stove), but that works for a simple breakfast. The tenants in the front house kept turning the Internet off at night until mid-morning and would not stop despite our complaints. Other than that, a reasonable and convenient place to stay. Open parking on the street can get busy at night, but you can always find a place a block away or so, even on a Friday or Saturday night.
beautiful apartment in a charming surrounding atmosphere
The apartment is a really lovely space, very well located in a beautiful neighbourhood, where you can find everything for your needs (from shops to restaurants and even the beach is just a short walk away). We stayed at the apartment with 2 persons and we had plenty of space.
Carol and Adrian are both very pleasant and helpful persons but can be discreet if wanted. We have been jetlagged when arriving and i am afraid not very communicate (I am very sorry for that!).
We will book the apartment at once when we are visiting this area again.
This COZY apartment is located in a great neighborhood and walking distance to lots of restaurants and cute stores. The owners are very pleasant and very willing to help you with any questions about the area. I originally was going to stay at this property with two other people but ended up staying by myself which worked out much better. Having three people in this space would have been a little tight. Staying by myself and not knowing the area, I was a little intimidated in coming back to this property late in the evening. The apartment is in the back of a main house above the garage. The entrance to the garage is from a back alley. The side entrance to get to the apartment has light sensors but is very dark until you hit the sensored area. Everything was fine but again, a little intimidating going along the dark side of the house alone as a woman. I rate this as a four because of the entry situation and although very clean, the unit could use some updating.
HI Joni, I am so sorry that you felt intimated...as you never mentioned that when you were here - you said all was fine. We have had many many single women stay here by themselves and this is the first time anyone ever said that. My husband and I live right on the property in the front house..and are mostly home -so you are never alone on the property. Our area is very safe and the side of our house is well lit at night. The apartment overlooks the back alley, but all the houses in the shore have back alleys...they are a charming part of this 1923 neighbourhood. In fact the next person who stayed was so excited about the alley because she grew up in Long Beach near the beach and always played in the alleys..so it reminded her of her youth! I hope next time you would feel better because you will already know how wonderful this neighbourhood is! The best part of Long Beach! Also I am not sure what you mean by the unit could use some updating? Updating of what? The bathroom is completely new, as is the kitchen floor and the rest of the apt is original - AND charming which our clients love! The walls /carpet/floors are in good shape and the blinds are brand new!
We had an enjoyable stay. We were close to Second street for great restaurants. Also just a few blocks to the ocean and the bay.
HI Cerita, so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again! Carol and Traian!
Amazing Location for a Quick Getaway
Hands down the best part of this rental is the sweet golden retriever and the kitty next door to this rental. They are so cute and sweet and just want to greet you.
As far as the experience, it was amazing. Hosts were just present enough but gave us lots of privacy and were super communicative. Everything was clean and the place had just about everything you need to be in a home away from home. I will absolutely be back for another beach get away sometime. Thank you guys for everything! :)
HI Lilye, thank you so much for your kind words and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Carol and Traian PS - We love our neighbours pets too!!
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!!