Our home is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/3 bath house (3000 square feet) (with all 4 bedrooms upstairs) across the street from the beach. We have just refinished the hardwood floors in the whole downstairs (1st floor). The wood floors are original to the house. They are stunning. The house has cherrywood beams downstairs and built-in cabinets with glass doors in the dining room. The dining room has a beautiful cherrywood table with seating for 6. The living room has a fireplace along with ample sitting for relaxing and watching TV. The kitchen is fitted with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, electric skillets, slow cooker and everything else a person could want to cook a fabulous meal. We have a toilet next to the kitchen. Upstairs you will find one bedroom has twin beds. Another room has a double bed with a loft (that will sleep one comfortably). The next room has a queen bed. There is a bathroom that services all three bedrooms. The sunroom is located next to the master bedroom in the front of the house. It is a sunny and relaxing room, and I must say it is my favorite room in the house. Our master bedroom is next door to the sunroom. It has a queen bed in it with a loveseat for relaxing. This room has an en-suite with a jacuzzi tub built for two. The sunroom and master suite have french doors leading out to a balcony. We also have a Queen size air mattress that will sleep 2 adults. We have parking for one car inside our gated (remote control)driveway and also parking for one car in our driveway. You will find that having parking is a real asset in Long Beach.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 nights
2 Story historical landmark home
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About Doris Bartlett
My husband and I are retired. My husband was a vice president of human resources for major corporations. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona. My background was in payroll and also human resources. We have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. (a lot). We love this home and have had many wonderful holidays and dinners with family and friends. We entertained regularly and have had anywhere from 10 to 100 people at the house at one time. We also have a beautiful home in the Palm Springs area (the desert of southern california).
Doris Bartlett purchased this House in 1996
Why Doris Bartlett chose Alamitos Beach
I grew up in the Long Beach area and loved it. It is very rare to find a 100 year old, 2 story home with an attic and a full cellar (part of which we have made into a wine cellar) in Southern California. The home has history that dates back to World War II. It is a historical landmark in Long Beach. We have a marble fireplace in the living room for those cooler winter nights.
What makes this House unique
This charming home sleeps 8 - 10 people. There is a fenced and gated patio that runs the full length of the front of the house. We normally have our coffee out there and drinks in the afternoon. There are 2 tables on the patio with seating for 8. The home is centrally located to many attractions. You can be in Hollywood within the hour, Santa Monica in 45 minutes, Malibu within an hour. Santa Barbara is a 2 hour drive, but well worth it. Then heading south, you can reach Orange County (Irvine) within 45 minutes or Laguna Beach within 45 minutes. San Diego is an hour and a half away. For those surfers of the world, you can be surfing within 15 minutes in Huntington Beach or further down the coast in San Clemente within 45 minutes.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great welcoming home
The home was beautiful and in a perfect location. Joe met us to help us get aquainted to the home and the area. We visit the Long Beach area quite a bit and would definitely stay here again.
Fun place to stay with very accommodating owners
Very unique place to stay with friendly owners and neighbors. The house was well equipped with the things we needed. There is a beach within a short walk, but the beach is not good for waves and it is very, very trashy with garbage everywhere. We ended up driving to a different beach. We were also there during a hot week and the lack of air conditioning made it a little uncomfortable. Overall a decent place to stay.
Thank you. The city cleans the beach across the street from our house every day. Unfortunately you must have gone there after a big party. People are terrible about picking up after themselves.
As far as the high temperature goes we have broken past records this summer.
Joe and I enjoyed meeting you and your family
Beautiful House in Perfect Location
We had a great time during our visit to Long Beach California. It is hard to believe but this house is even nicer that the photos show. Rooms were large and tastefully decorated. The woodwork on the ceilings were impressive. The kitchen was well equipped and plenty pots, pans and utensils. Joe the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and gave us all a complete tour of the house when we arrived. We enjoyed the courtyard and the option to sit outside at night and we also liked the easy walk across the street to the beach. I would highly recommend this house to others looking for the perfect place to stay.
Castle by the beach
Our stay was amazing,relaxing and we could not of asked for anything more. As this was Our second time staying here We are a bit bias, lol. We will be stayi ng here everytime We come to Longbeach because we know we will have everything needed for a perfect holiday. Close to everything including clubs, food and of course the beach.😁🌞😁🌞
Family vacation in long beach
Location was great (across from the beach). House was great (4 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths, outside patio, gated driveway). Owners included soaps, paper goods and many food condiments etc. Also bikes, boogie boards and beach towels. Family of 3 generations had plenty of space. We mentioned we were into board games and the owners added some to their regular supply at the house for us to use. Would definitely rent again if out in that area.
Thanks for the kind words. We would love to have you come back again when you are in town
A great house and location for a large family gathering. Joe and Doris are great hosts, there is NOTHING that you could possibly need durning your stay, that they don’t provide in the house.
We were a family of 8 and were very comfortable. This house would be our first choice in Long Beach to stay.
We are right across the street from the beach. All you do is cross Ocean Blvd walk down about 15 steps and you are on the beach. There is a walking/ running path called the strand. You can jog, walk, roller blade or ride bikes on the strand. Naples Island is close by. There are beautiful homes on the Island and gorgeous yachts for your viewing. Belmont Shore is about a 5 minute drive (a 20 minute walk) away. It has a variety of unique stores and many different types of restaurants. The historical district of old homes is 5 minutes by car, a 10 minute walk and 5 minutes by bike. They are worth seeing. The Museum of Arts is 2 blocks away.
Additional pricing information
$25.00 a night per person for each additional person over 8 guests