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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. It's 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.
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
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.
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.
Great picture of the house, but definitely disappointing. The house is on a very, very noisy, busy street. It seems, that the owners live in the house, the "office" is wide open, with all of their personal information laying around. Weird
No privacy.. The owner, Joe, wife/partner(?) attempted, (with her own key) to enter the house while my Family, were all inside relaxing!! she said, she wanted to "use the bathroom" Very creepy. They also gardened all day long in front of the house, with a radio blasting so loud, you couldn't open a window. They also worked in the back yard, which is very small maybe 20' x 20', and in and out of the garage, so they were always close to a door or window. We felt like we were being watched and had to close the curtains/blinds in order to have privacy. I would not recommend this house for small children, there isnt any place to go outside with them. The house was ok, a little dusty, the carpets were grungy. Only one shower works in the master bedroom, the other shower only sprays.
I would not recommend this rental.
This is a true old Mission home with beautiful wood work. We used the front patio, back courtyard and dining room for a family dinner and it worked well. Joe (owner) was attentive and provided extra service - like washing all the courtyard chairs and providing a bottle of wine. Nice ocean breeze (fans, no ac), close to beach, Long Beach, Belmont Shores, and Queen Mary. This home is an airbnb, not a typical vrbo, in that it is lived in by owner who vacates for rental. 30 minutes from LAX. Five adults and two kids travelling from across the country enjoyed our stay together. Lots to do within an hour of this house - tide pools, Disney parks, shopping, all of LA, Aquarium of Pacific, etc.
Really a wonderful stay. Fantastic place, great location, and a great owner who truly cares about his guests.
Thank you so much for a great weekend. Looking forward to our next visit.
This was a very roomy home. There were 9 of us staying for 3 days. The reassuring feature to the home is the gates, it gave us a sense of security not only for the children but also while we we're away and while we slept. It's fully stocked with everything. I was able to meet Joe on our last day there and he was very kind and would have like to have visited with him more. We visited other beaches only because the beach there was an inlet off the ocean, but it was nice to walk to the marina and take the shuttle boat out to the Queen Mary. All in all, we had a good time. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the older homes. Make sure to head over to Malibu to the Matador beach it was beautiful and a little further up is a nice place to get shells.
Am truly grateful that we found Doris and Joe's house..It was perfect! It reminded me of
an Old English Country home. My adult children loved that it was so close to the beach and
had several eating areas and a pizzeria so close. Joe and Doris were wonderful from the
first contact with them till the time we left. Jeff and Jose were always around to answer any
questions and Sandra (Sandy) was so gracious! I want to go back all alone next time!!
This visit was for a grandson's wedding and things were hectic with all the running around
but when we would return to the house it would relax us all.
It was a fantastic stay. The house is perfect. The location is unbeatable.
Thank you, Joe and Doris, for taking such a good care of us from the very beginning.
I personally recommend this property for a great time in Long Beach.
We are right across the street from the beach. All you do is cross Ocean Blvd go 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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest|
$25.00 a night per person for each additional person over 8 guests
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.