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Charming, Stylish and Unique California Arts & Crafts Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Updated Cozy 2 Bedroom Arts & Crafts Cottage Full of Charm Centrally Located

Welcome to The Bungalow in Long Beach, a small yet thoughtfully designed and appointed Arts and Crafts dwelling built in 1923. Un-hotel. Set yourself apart from the hotel crowd, and experience a part of early 20th-century American architectural history!

Our authentic California bungalow offers a refreshing alternative to the often impersonal corporate hotel. Enjoy the warmth and enchantment of an old house that has been lovingly restored and appointed with modern amenities.

During its most recent remodel, we took the utmost care to preserve the charm and character that define this two-bedroom, one-bathroom “mother-in-law” unit. You’ll be pleased to find intact many of its original vintage features such as built-in cabinetry and period tiling in the kitchen and bathroom, and original hardwood floors throughout the house.

At the same time, you’ll be pleased to find new and comfortable modern furniture to complement The Bungalow's distinctly retro decor and interior. Though characteristically modest in size, this Craftsman house excels in its thoughtful architecture and well-utilized spaces.

A pleasant garden with an outdoor patio just for The Bungalow is an added bonus. This outdoor extension of your living space is the ideal place to relax, read, have a coffee in the morning, or enjoy a cocktail at night. Your patio space is beautifully lit at night, just like the rest of the property surrounding The Bungalow. Relish this special garden, whether on your own or with travel companions!

We think The Bungalow in Long Beach is a gem, and we hope that you will, too!

Important information about your stay:

UPDATE: The Bungalow has been upgraded with central air conditioning and heating for your comfort year-round!

The Essentials:


Two bedrooms (One with a Queen bed, One with a Full or Double bed) and One bathroom. The convertible sofa in the living room folds out into a twin-sized bed.
 Fresh bed linens and blankets are provided. A few extras are located in the closet.


One bathroom with shower. Bath, hand and face towels are provided. Please use the yellow tub mats as your floor towels. Toilet paper is provided. A hair dryer is available.


The kitchen has a standard-sized stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, instant water-boiler for teas and soups, pots and pans, dish sets, and utensils. You'll also find dish and paper towels here.

Convenient Amenities:


Guests enjoy designated parking right on the property! Your spacious parking remains subtly lit throughout the night. For your safety and security, motion-activated lights provide extra illumination as you pull up.


The Bungalow comes fully equipped with a full-sized washing machine & dryer for your exclusive use. You can pack lightly!!
 We supply laundry detergent, stain remover, and fabric sheets in your very own laundry room. An iron and ironing board is located in one of the bedroom closets to help keep you looking crisp!

Entertainment and Tech

19” and 32” Television and premium cable channels provided by Verizon FiOs (including HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax!)
 Wireless internet is available. We are subscribed to the best available entertainment package so that you won't have to miss any of your shows during your visit!

Kitchen, Bath and Pantry

Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste are available for your use. 
The pantry is stocked for your convenience with some kitchen staples such as spices, cooking oils, coffee and a nice selection of teas.


About Your Location

There are several grocery options within a 3-mile radius of the house such as Ralph’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, and Lazy Acres.

More Details

Jeff and Sino
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Tagalog
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jeff and Sino

Hello! Welcome to The Bungalow. We are Jeff and Sino, and it would be our pleasure to host you during your visit to our beloved city of Long Beach. Though neither one of us started out in Southern California, we are both grateful to call Long Beach home. Jeff grew up in West Virginia and has been living in California since 1993. He has been a teacher for the last 37 years and is currently a professor at one of the local universities. Sino grew up in the Philippines and has been in California since 1984. He is a retired flight attendant for a major airline, and currently works in real estate. We met 23 years ago at a local coffee house just blocks from the very house we now live in. We've been married now for 14 years and we have a daughter who is 7 years old. We are two really happy easygoing guys who adore our child and our home. While we work hard at our respective professions and studies, we also enjoy staying highly engaged as parents in our child's school, taking our daughter to dance and swim lessons, and watching and cheering her play basketball. At heart we are nerds who love education and schooling, books and technology, flea markets and antiquing, traveling, gardening and working on our beautiful property. Most importantly, we are ourselves seasoned and discriminating travelers, which hopefully makes us even more qualified to anticipate and meet the needs of our sophisticated guests. Thank you for visiting with us!!

Jeff and Sino purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Jeff and Sino chose Eastside

We always knew we wanted to live in Long Beach and we spent a year of Saturdays and Sundays going to every open house in town. We knew we wanted a bungalow house as our previous house in an historic neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama had been a mission-style bungalow. To be honest, when we walked onto this property and saw the two homes a certain kind of magic instantly struck us! This was the place that would become our forever home. The main house and the beautiful mother-in-law unit (which is The Bungalow in Long Beach you'll be staying in) had all of their original built-in charm. Very little had been touched and remodeled and that's exactly the kind of place we were looking for. There were actually three different couples bidding on the place when we walked through it that first day. But it looks like the property took one look at us and like us back in turn, because just a month later we were holding the keys! We've done major upgrades over the years, always keeping in mind the integrity and originality of the Arts & Crafts Movement. We hope you'll be pleased with the attention to detail and thoughtfulness we've given The Bungalow. The gardens, when we inherited them, were a mess. Jeff, being from a farm in West Virginia, loves to do the gardening and it's taken him 10 years to create the lush, charming gardens you'll enjoy on your stay. He's never quite figured out the California soil, so he has chosen to create a terra-cotta garden full of plants that really complement California Bungalow living. Jeff recently started a little vegetable garden in your own yard full of tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. You are, of course, welcome to pick from the garden as there is plenty for all of us. We are clearly in love with our property and know that you're going to get a crush on it as well. Welcome!!!

What makes this bungalow unique

The front house, where we live, is an 1100 square foot bungalow that mirrors the 700 square-foot mother-in-law unit we've named 'The Bungalow in Long Beach.' The Bungalow mother-in-law units --- also referred to as granny flats --- were built alongside the front dwellings and often replicated their larger counterparts. That is the case with our two homes, which were built with the same rich attention to detail that defines the California Bungalow Movement. What makes ours so special is that, even though we're on the same property, each house has a great feel of privacy. We value your desire for privacy as much as we value ours. As seasoned travelers, we realize that privacy is important to most guests. So although we are right next door and easily accessible, you can rest assured that we will respect your need for privacy and quiet. The Bungalow in Long Beach is especially nice because it is tucked away from the street in the back and surrounded by gorgeous, mature black bamboo. Look out the windows and see the green and listen out the screen door for the whisper of the wind swaying through the bamboo. We especially like The Bungalow's own backyard garden, complete with a mature grape vine that frames an arbor for outside dining. And, of course, the vegetable patch for fresh, organic eating (seasonal). Brace yourself for an abundance of charm!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Eastside in Long Beach

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Your bathroom is defined by an understated vintage style! It has been remodeled with period honeycomb and subway tiles and a nice walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has a full-sized bed and a 17-inch TV.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 has a queen-sized bed and a 32-inch TV.
  • Each bedroom comes equipped with a TV and a Cable set-top box. Guests enjoy ALL Premium channels offered by Verizon FiOs, including HBO, Showtime, Starz, MAX and ESPN. A wi-fi router is located in one of the bedrooms, which provides wireless internet access throughout the entire rental. Each bedroom also has its own closet.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming, Stylish and Unique California Arts & Crafts Bungalow
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Quaint, tastefully decorated and clean. Amazing hosts. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

Provided wonderful details about the surroundings to enjoy the benefits of Long Beach

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was absolutely incredible, beautiful and amazing! I would do this again in a heartbeat! The highest recommendation!!! Enjoyed every aspect of our stay! Thank You so much!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely arts and crafts house in a nice quiet location with easy access to beaches and the city.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful arts and crafts bungalow, in a nice quiet location with easy access to beaches and the city. The bungalow has every amenity and Jeff and Sino had ensured that is was generously stocked. Off street parking was easy to access and provided easy access to the rear garden and front door of the bungalow. Great to come back to after a hard day shopping or a trip to Disney. Myself, wife and two daughters loved it. We look forward to staying again on our next trip to Long Beach.

by the ownersThoughtful hosts clearly dedicated to a quality guest experience. I'm in Long Beach regularly on business and to see family and stayed here with my partner and son as a holiday alternative to a hotel. It was simply perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We knew we were home as soon as we walked through the gate!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say?! This will be our new home away from home when we are in Long Beach. You will never even know you are in the city! Such a charming, exquisitely decorated bungalow with too many little touches to mention.

Our adult children commented how warm and like home it felt – they even wanted to spend our last night together there just chatting, eating and enjoying a few adult beverages.

Secluded, covered outdoor area for morning coffee (a bit chilly for wine out there in the evening – it was February) and the bonus of off street parking!

We will be back again, and again, and again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful bungalow, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

If Jeff and Sino's bungalow is anywhere near where you need to be, definitely stay here. The two bedroom separate house has everything you need, is really nicely decorated, is completely comfortable, and is immaculately clean. And, perhaps best of all, Jeff and Sino are just great...friendly, ready to help with anything, always available. This really was one of the nicest stays we've had anywhere...hotel or rental. The garden is lovely. Parking is easily accessed, and on the property. It was quiet. We ate at several great nearby restaurants (recommended by J&S), and ran along the beach (again, recommended by J&S). It was absolutely perfect. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. Do not hesitate for a it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Character & charm in a tranquil sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two of our young children spent a few days here to attend a tournament at the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus (10 min). This is a warm and cozy bungalow of character, lovingly maintained and exceptionally well appointed in kitchen, bath, and all other areas - most every ammenity is generously stocked by the owners. Off street parking is easy to access as is the back gate that leads to the cottage’s own front door and surrounding garden. Super convenient to multiple restaurants, 5-10 minutes from Belmont Shore and the shoreline. Great accomodating hosts. Totally silent and chill environment. We will be back next time we are in Long Beach. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Nearest Ferry
3.7 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Recreation Park 18-Hole Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metro Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
39 Degrees Sushi
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Bluff Park
Car: recommended

The Bungalow in Long Beach is located a block from the Historical District on a street lined with other homes built in the 1920s. It is only ten blocks (about a mile, a five-minute bike ride or a twenty-minute walk) from the ocean, conveniently situated to visit The Queen Mary, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, the ferry to Catalina Island, whale watching, and the Long Beach Art Museum. It is also close to several coffee shops, restaurants, and major freeways. We’re only 10 minutes away from the Long Beach Convention Center.

There are several grocery options within a 3-mile radius of the house such as Ralph’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, and Lazy Acres.

Long Beach is centrally located right between Los Angeles and Orange County and either location is only about a 30-minute drive from the house. If you are here to visit Hollywood, Disneyland and the beach cities of Orange County, you could not have chosen a better place to stay!

Distance from Other Points of Interest:

StubHub Center in Carson, CA - 12.7 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.11
Damage Insurance £44.79

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before Check-in.
50% refund if cancelled between 30-59 days before Check-in.

Maximum of 4 guests.

For longer-term stays, optional maid service is available on request for an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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