|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Walking distance to: beach, Convention Center,bike paths, Aquarium, cool jazz clubs and restaurants, galleries, coffee houses, the marina, The Pike entertainment and shopping complex--Is there anything you can't walk to? YES! THERE IS FREE INTERNET SERVICE!!!!
The apartment is the lower unit of a completely remodeled, upscale urban duplex. There are custom french and glass doors, high end fixtures, upscale counter and flooring materials, a very cool faux fireplace with variant ambiant lighting. And as of this post a deck and landscaping is being installed to create a garden in the city..
This is a clean, sharp, contemporary little apt. It's on the small side, but put together artfully and in an unbeatable location. I had a conference for a week at the Convention Center and took my car out once. The owner was not joking about it being next to everything---very unique.
This is just as I expected based on the pictures and the other reviews. that is why I gave it a 4 out of 5. I think it could be improved: One other reviewer mentioned it was too hot and there is no air conditioning. We stayed over Labor Day Weekend and it was too hot - 80 degrees in the bedroom, so I can only imagine how hot it was in mid-July! Owner should at least consider a window or compact A/C unit for the bedroom. There is only one window in the bedroom - so it is hard to get ventilation. We had to leave the window open overnight due to the heat and I was kept up because of police sirens and motorcycle noise. A/C would eliminate that issue though. Owner could provide detailed instructions for how to work the "smart TV" which, luckily, our daughter's friend was able to figure out for us and connected her Amazon account to so they could watch a movie. We had our dog with us and I ended up picking up after the upstairs neighbor's dog too since I was scared to have it reported I didn't pick up after our dog - so I picked up about 4 of their dog's poops! Then we left the garage door open for a few minutes when we were about to leave and had a knock on the door because the upstairs neighbors have bikes in there - so that is a valid concern on their part - it is not the best neighborhood and so it is 1) nice that you can secure your car in a garage, and 2) important to keep the garage door shut! The neighbors then complained because we had a small bag of trash in the garage (just a small bag from our car garbage - nothing smelly) - well - we didn't know where the trash bin was and the neighbors didn't even tell us - but I found it myself on the left side of the house. So maybe the location for waste disposal could also be mentioned on the information sheet that is left for the renters on the table. There is a shower but no bathtub - so if you are traveling with very young children it might be difficult - also the bathroom has a narrow doorway so this is not an accessible place to stay. It is not easy to have people over because there isn't really a front door - you enter through the garage and then into the bedroom. Overall, we got out of the stay what we wanted- a place to stay with our daughter and her friend and to bring our dog and take him to Rosie's Dog Beach just a few minutes away - which was fabulous. We walked to The Breakfast Bar around the corner which was good and we drove to places in LA. A convenient location.
Not close to preferred beaches. There is a beach close-by, but a lot of homeless people present. Very hot in the summer time and this apartment is not air conditioned. Great parking arrangements! Very nicely remodeled, shared condo (downstairs unit). Shirley the maintenance lady is phenomenal, loved her! Very close to restaurants and supermarket.
We had a nice stay in this newly remodeled apartment.
Shirley was very helpful in welcoming us and making sure we had everything we needed.
The apartment is close to the beach and walking distance to restaurants and the marina which was nice.
Our only problem was no AC. It was really warm at night to sleep. A large fan is provided which we
kept going in the living area all night for the kids to have ventilation. The bedroom however gets/stays quite
warm on summer nights.
The other comforts of home that we wish were provided were beach chairs and beach towels.
We went to buy some. In other condos/apartments these are sometimes provided in rentals
so close to the ocean.
The rental is very clean and kitchen is well stocked for cooking.
We enjoyed the Long Beach Cafe and Breakfast Bar nearby for breakfast and Von's grocery is also within
Location is great, can walk to almost everything, beach, aquarium and nice restaurant. We had a small communication problem, as the cleaning lady didn't know we will arrive on that day, so it take around 20min for her to clean the place.
I would gladly recommend this place for couples, but probably not for family. The key reason being the internet TV don't have a family friendly function, so when we turn it on, it has all the pron movie watched by the previous tenants ( I assume) and we can't remove it. Normally we won't need to use the TV, but since it's a Euro Cup semi final time, it's a bit embarrass for us and kids.
This was a lovely little apartment in a very good location. So much better than having to stay in a hotel room. Clean and well equipped. We know the area fairly well but a local street map would have been a welcome addition. Would definitely book this place again.
Ideal location to explore Long Beach and surroundings.
Nice neighbors and help is always close by.
We were working nearby and stayed for three weeks. 100% better then any hotel :-)
See you next time..
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£291|
Cancellation Policy "Strict": Less than 30 days cancellation is 50%; 1 week 75%; less than 1 week 100%; always a min $100 Processing Fee.Please note that the standard rates DO NOT reflect Holiday and Special Event pricing. Please inquire for a quote. The price is generally $50 higher than weekend pricing @ $295 per night. HOUSE RULES: no smoking of any kind indoors; if you do have a pup, please promptly clean up after; and please be considerate of the permanent tenants in the penthouse upstairs, the shared garden area, garage and washer / dryer area.Thank You
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.