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beach cottage - between the ocean & the bay ++$400 DISCOUNT FOR NOVEMBER++

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 10 nights


Minimum Stay
10 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Peninsula - the beach cottage

House, 1Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 2 max

Looking for a peaceful home away from home for work or family visits?

Look no further. Come for the calm.

NOVEMBER SPECIAL - Available 17 November/December 12 - you will save almost $400! CALL US NOW.

THANKSGIVING! NOVEMBER! November 17 thru Dec 12 - AVAILABLE NOW! (compare our prices - for the Peninsula....or the Shore.....most competitive rates around! ...a well appointed one bedroom, one and a half bath + 5-700 s.f.)

Welcome to Alamitos Bay, just a short stroll from Belmont Shore - and 2nd Street. This beach cottage is on the Peninsula - you'll find you've arrived in a quiet little beach town with all the amenities of a large metropolitan city just a few miles away.

Your getaway between the Bay and the Ocean could be yours - in a classic shingled beach cottage!

Enjoy the sunrise on the Bay and the sunset on the Beach. It's a short stroll to either one. But be sure to relax and take a breath! You're on vacation. If you've come for work in the City, at the University, or at the Port, we'll do our best to make you feel like you've just found your new 'home office' in this secluded spot. Our Executive travel guests love our location....

Make your way through the gate and meander up the stairs to find your own spacious deck where you can BBQ, dine alfresco, or just lounge the day away. This cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath just for two has everything you could want in your very own home away from home. There's a comfy Queen bed awaiting you.

We want to say, 'Welcome, won't you come and stay for a while?'. Our impeccable attention to detail will let you know, we want to make your retreat a tranquil one. Backgammon, chess, watch a movie, need a book? No need to run in to town, unless you want to.

Whatever you choose to do with your time while you're here, you'll be sure to want to return time and time again.


Owner on site - dog on site. Two person max occupancy, no exceptions.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Natalie Barnes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2016
Call Owner

About Natalie Barnes

Hello. Natalie, here, and my pup, Buddy.

We are here, on site - so if you need anything, let us know! We'll try to accommodate you.

Natalie Barnes purchased this house in 1989

What makes this house unique

This 1940's shingled cottage provides charm and comfort, both.

And one of the few gardens on the Peninsula!

That's what I love about my home - and your home away from home - a little history, a little solitude, and a little beach, too!

The Peninsula is a very unique area of Southern California...a hidden gem.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a wonderful visit. It truly felt like a home away from home with so many wonderful touches. The location was a perfect retreat for us to reconnect after N's deployment to Afghanistan.

Having the option to spend nights in was a special treat. We were excited to grill on the deck!

You and Buddy made us feel so welcome and we are forever grateful.

Thanks again for a wonderful time.

We will be back soon.
Apr 2015
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4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

beach cottage - between the ocean & the bay ++$400 DISCOUNT FOR NOVEMBER++
average rating of 4.5 based on 29 reviews

Fabulous place to spend a month!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better. Location was perfect. Totally clean and landlord was wonderful. Would recommend this to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing the beach cottage for your travels! And for taking time to leave such a nice review. Thank you - we look forward to seeing you again!! Natalie.
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, charming rental in a great area of Long Beach! We used to live in the area so have reason to come down to visit family, and this was the perfect way to go. It was so much better than a hotel: the kitchen is charming, the bed comfortable and the living room is a spacious and relaxing place to hang out. Natalie is friendly and accommodating, and set us up for a wonderful stay. The whole neighborhood was twinkling with holiday lights!

Thanks Natalie! We'll call you when we need to come back in town.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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jacksonville, Oregon

Modern Oldie AND Goodie!

  • 4 of 5

Wow! I don't know how to start.

How about perfect location, perfect setting, perfect access to strand-back bay and ocean!

Besides that...quite, friendly neighbors, great owner and the rental is so 1950's beach house it is unreal.

This is the perfect [place if you have business in LA, The beach cities or Orange county...because oafter doing your business you come back to this secluded beach community and get grounded again.

The only reason I we don't give it a 5 star is because Natalie didn't put little chocalates on the pillows at night!...(hint, hint).

I recommend it to one and all...especially if you remeber what the So

Cal beach communities were really like when in the 50's and 60's...it was like coming home for us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Plano, Texas, USA

Peace of mind

  • 5 of 5

My time at the beach cottage will forever be one of the best memories of my life. I am a 31 year old woman, and I was able to travel there alone without fear. I didn't have a single worry while I was there. Every item I could have needed was available. Even the smallest things like ziplock bags were provided in the kitchen. With the little things taken care of already, I had time to just relax. Time to consider my life without the everyday rush of life. One of the days of my stay I took the beach chair and a couple of towels to Huntington Beach pier and stayed there all day. I read books, walked barefooted along the beach, and wrote letters to loved ones. I've never been so peaceful. Thanks Natalie for creating such an amazing and inviting place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
...plenty of bars and restaurants on 2nd Street
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
about a mile away, on the pier!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
...plenty of golf courses in Long Beach!
Nearest Train
5 Miles
downtown Long Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2nd Street, PCH and downtown Long Beach
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear!!!
Nearest Beach
right outside of the gate! 100 feet away....
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Long Beach Marathon.

* Long Beach Grand Prix.

* Long Beach Jazz/Blues Festival.

* international Quilt Festival.

* E Hula Mau.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* ...fresh coffee and a sunrise on the bay.

* ...tea or wine and a sunset on the ocean.

* ...a free Long Beach museum day.

* ...kite surfing.

* ...enjoy the peace and quiet.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* the Aquarium of the Pacific.

* the Pike.

* the coastal bike path.

* the Gondola Getaway.

* the Farmers Market.

We want to be your home away from home!! Come and stay a while.....we've got everything you need.

Wake up on Sunday morning and make your way to the Farmers Market where you'll find everything you need for alfresco dining on the deck. Or if you like, go to Pine Avenue or the Pike in Downtown Long Beach for some upscale dining. If casual is your choice, take a short stroll to 2nd Street to find anything you could want - restaurants, services, banking, and more. Did I mention the Golf? The Birding? The Kite Sailing? Biking? Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Racquetball, movies, sailing, swimming, shelling? Fishing? Shopping, and spas? All either out your door or just down the street. Because your getaway is just steps to the bay, or the ocean.

Any other day, you can visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Pike, Queen Mary, Long Beach Museum of Art, Museum of Latin American Art, or stroll through Shoreline Village. A water taxi will take you between Shoreline Village and Downtown.

Not much further away, you'll find all of the major attractions - Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios and so many more. There are two International Cruse Ship facilities available, or you could just take the Catalina Express '26 miles across the sea...'

LAX and John Wayne International Airports are available if you can't find a flight right into our very own Long Beach Airport.

Long Beach is freeway close to four major highways that will take you any direction you want to go...it's not only it's own City but it's close to both Orange County and Los Angeles County attractions, sites and destinations.

Being right in the middle of things - that's why people come here!

Two persons max occupancy. 30 day rentals, please. Owner and dog on premises.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Peninsula, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
1 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394

There is a $500 deposit, refundable under terms of agreement. Mandatory cleaning is done every two weeks, and is an additional $98 per cleaning. The team will refresh all linens, and make sure everything is just as the day you moved in. Extended stay guests, please know, toiletries are your own responsibility....
NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS ALLOWED other than those indicated on your rental agreement. Strictly enforced.
Owner and dog are on premises.

Deposit due to reserve your dates; full payment due 60 days in advance of arrival.
We can take cashier check/money order or credit card payment via phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Peninsula in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • Shower and tub bathroom. Lots of storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One queen bed - max two person occupancy only.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 12 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Just steps to the bay, or the ocean...beach chairs, umbrellas and towels included, of course. Upstairs accommodations with spacious deck w/BBQ, overlooking a lush garden below...lounge chairs, table, umbrella for morning coffee on the deck, or that romantic dinner for two. 1 bedroom 1-1/2 bath - just perfect for two. Fully appointed kitchen, dining room, living room with 40' flat screen, dishNetwork, dvd's, books, games. Wi Fi . dishNetwork

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