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Charming Zen Beach Cottage

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Bluff Heights - Jasmine Cottage

LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY (1st week of Dec) 1922 Vintage Cottage

Let me welcome you to my charming beach cottage which I feel, is the perfect getaway retreat. Close enough to everything but just far enough off the beaten path to offer you a perfect relaxing holiday. Completely remodeled just a year ago down to the original hardwood floors this quaint beach cottage offers all the new amenities one could desire while keeping every bit of charm.

My 3bd/2ba beach cottage easily accommodates 6 people. Each bedroom has a comfortable bed, 1 California King and 2 Queens, offering a great nights rest. Take a long soothing bath in the claw foot tub or a rain shower in the second bathroom.

Located in the Bluff Heights area of Long Beach, it's a short walk to the beach & restaurants with great shopping areas inside of a mile. Bike rentals are also available just around the corner at 404 Bike rental, allowing you the freedom to leave the car at home.

The kitchen is equipped with everything (except a dishwasher) that you might need to prepare your favorite dish or you can enjoy a barbecue and a glass of wine out on the patio. Take in a little California sunshine on the front deck, walk to a local coffee shop or restaurant, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the garden and the smell of sweet jasmine.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Shannon
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Shannon

I would love to make my home available to you on your travels!

Born and raised in England and moved to the US in 2003. I work in aviation and enjoy food/cooking, travel, yoga, gardening, architecture, art, sustainable living, community, good beer and simply doing the things that make me happy :-)

Why Shannon chose Long Beach

Why stay in a hotel when you can experience Long Beach as a local.

Most of this neighborhood was built during the post World War 1 real estate boom and still holds the natural charm of Los Angeles in the 50's and 60's. Anyone can be a tourist, but not everyone can get a feel for what it's like to live in Long Beach. The cottage allows you to relax and do just that.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage provides all the comforts of home and all the possibilities of waking up in a brand new place with nothing to do but explore.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Charming Zen Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.1 based on 10 reviews
Princeton, NJ, USA
5

AWESOME Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure stating in at the cottage over the weekend. We absolutely loved it. It is very well decorated and super comfortable. House was very well kept and quite luxurious in its appointments. We have two little girls who thought the house was simply magic and enjoyed the outside porch and super comfy couches. There are two drawbacks to the house that should be made note of. 1. There is no dishwasher. It's not a big deal and we simply did the dishes by hand. 2. There are steps in the house that you wouldn't expect at the kitchen and into the master bedroom. These are simply from the property being built in 1922, but they will make it hard for people with disabilities. Other than that the house was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It has cockroaches.

  • 1 of 5

We were there for three nights in the middle of October 2016. Don't let the pictures you see online fool you. Old and small house. No garage and not even a real parking space right outside the house. The one-car garage was remodeled into an extra bedroom, so it is not big at all. The other two bedrooms are small too but beds are big so you'll feel there is not much space. The add-on bathroom has shower only, it has no sink. The sink is set outside the bathroom but it has no mirror, the mirror is inside the bathroom. Such a rare design.

The place doesn't seem dirty but things are not clean. Rugs in the bedrooms are dirty, seat of those dinning chairs are dirty, we found cockroaches in the kitchen and light is out in the fridge. The most up-to-date is the kitchen but there is cockroaches.

It was not a pleasant stay and experience. I will not recommend this property to my friends or relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was left by a person who did not even stay in the cottage (despite signing our rental agreement that specifies that the person who is booking the cottage must be a member of the rental party and stay in the property during the entire visit.) She lied to my booking manager during a phone conversation on the evening of their arrival, and the group ended up having more people than was contracted and paid for. It is my opinion that this guest has left this negative review in retaliation for having to make an extra payment for the additional person. To address the complaints: Firstly there isn't any vermin in the cottage. I stay at the house regularly and have never seen them. Clearly if that were the case I would indeed have dealt with the issue. Moreover, the guest never mentioned it once. The linens and all bathroom rugs are cleaned by my team of cleaners upon guests checking out. I can assure you that they are all clean and without stains. The advert never once mentioned a garage, it has a parking spot and there is still plenty of street parking that is always available. Finally, the cottage was built in 1922! Architectural design of homes was vastly different compared to today. If you wished to live in a period cottage in a historical neighborhood with access to all the attractions of Long Beach and Los Angeles then this is for you. Clearly this wasn't for you so perhaps next time, you might want to consider staying in a hotel. Amanda T did not adhere to the terms of the contract that she signed. I would recommend caution to any other hosts who are considering renting to this guest.
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4

Great location and very nice

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this cottage very much. It was close to restaurants and bars and easy walk/run to the waterfront. The house is beautifully decorated inside and out and the kitchen was well equipped.

Our only criticisms are that the bed in the lower level bedroom was not comfortable (we moved during the middle of the night) and the front door locking system did not work. That said, the manager picked up the phones quickly when we called and directed us to a lockbox so we were able to get in. We had more communications over the weekend that the owner had just been there and said it was working fine and it was implied we just did not know how to use it. Having been a realtor for 7 years and traveling with a builder, we know a think or two about locks and lockboxes. We never did get it working but had a key so it wasn't a huge deal. We appreciated that they had a back up plan.

The back patio is absolutely lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Zen Beach Cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was very nice and overall we really enjoyed our stay. A little uncomfortable without central air and a lot of problems with the internet shutting down. I did purchase a propane tank for the grill ( went out half way though cooking). other than that it was great.

Martin A. Rutland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This home was lovely with everything we needed for our stay in long beach. Only thing that would help would be a screen or better yet a better Ac unit in the master bedroom. The portable Ac unit has tone vented out the window otherwise throws out heat that defeats the purpose of an Ac unit. It was unusually hot a few days in the 90's with no screen the window could not be opened at night to help cool the room.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Cozy and clean home tucked away in beautiful neighnorhood

  • 3 of 5

Property had a nice updated kitchen, cozy living room and enclosed back patio. The bedrooms and baths could use some updating, next to zero parking. That being said we enjoyed our stay and liked walking the quaint neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Many bars and restaurants
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Long Beach, Downtown
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Park 9 Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak Station, LA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
So many to choose from
Nearest Ski
109 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Los Angeles, LAX Airport
Car: not necessary

Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. Here you can experience it all from a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colourful East Village. Within an hour’s drive, you can explore the fabulous worlds of Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and every major Southern California attraction.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bluff Heights, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas Holiday
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,563
for 7 nights
From
£198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year Holiday
28 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£770
for 3 nights
From
£198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Long Beach Grand Prix
6 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£704
for 3 nights
From
£176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
From
£132
£1,101
£4,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection Fee £78 + Tax
Cleaning fee £79 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our rates are very competitive for a 3/2 in this area. We trust the number of guest staying is the same as your booking. Violations may result in immediate cancellation of your reservation and/or eviction. Thank you for your consideration.

Preferred payments are quick pay, direct deposit or cheques. Credit Card processing fees will be added to the total of your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bluff Heights in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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