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Governor's Guest Beach House

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Guest Beach House - Steps to the Beach!

Steps to the beach! This historic home was built in 1919 and owned by Frank Merriam (28th Governor of California) and remained in the family for 80+ years. The home has been meticulously updated while retaining its historic charm.

The home is located in the Historic neighborhood of Bluff Park and protected to maintain it's turn of the century character.

Key Features:

NEWLY RENOVATED & DETACHED Guest House

KING size bed

Central AC and Heat

New Kitchen with SS Appliances and Butcher Block Counters

Kitchen equipped with all needed dishes, cooking utensils, etc..

New bathroom with Rain head shower and Travertine stone

Washer Dryer within unit

Original hardwood Floors

Custom lighting

TV/Cable

Internet

Outdoor (shared) space for dining/sitting/grilling

More Details

Owner
Robert Zavala
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2017

About Robert Zavala

Born and raised in Southern California, I have always had an affinity to the beach. I travel frequently and often stay in VRBO rentals. I've had such a positive experience that I decided to share my guest house with others.

Robert Zavala purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Robert Zavala chose Long Beach

The proximity to the beach and other area attractions make this location ideal. The neighborhood is historic and retains most of it's turn of the century charm. I feel fortunate to call this place home.

What makes this cottage unique

The guest house is steps to the beach. Centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County, Long Beach provides the perfect launching point to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Governor's Guest Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The Governor's Guest Beach House is very clean and well equipped. The kitchen is fully functional. The living room is comfortable and a great place to relax. The bedroom is quiet and the ceiling fan provides just enough cooling for a good sleep. The outdoor area was very useful for us, a great place to lounge and relax in the afternoon or evening. Robert is an excellent host and really helped us to find restaurants and other local attractions. We will definitely stay here again on any future trips to Long Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is a perfect place from which to enjoy everything Long Beach and the surrounding area has to offer. It is located in a delightful, historic area just moments from the ocean. The beach house itself is a beautiful place in which to stay. It is tastefully decorated, spacious and very well equipped. After a month there we never wanted to leave! Robert is a superb host - extremely kind and helpful whilst respecting our privacy. His recommendations for places to dine and to visit were spot on. We would unhesitatingly recommend the Governor's Guest Beach House.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, David. I'm so glad you and Angie enjoyed your stay in our guest house. And, I am happy you were able to get out and explore the city (including some of the restaurants that are on the recommended list). :-) You were both perfect guests and I would not hesitate recommending you to other hosts. Thanks again for the review. Cheers, -Robert
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5

Best VRBO Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location half a block to the beach and walking distance to wonderful shopping and restaurants. Apartment has everything you could need. Robert is a wonderful host!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Gina! I'm glad you both enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Please come back and visit us again. Cheers, -Robert
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5

Perfect spot and so cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Robert couldn't have been more helpful! He gave us several suggestions of coastal drives, restaurants, and activities before we even arrived! He met us at the house and showed us around. We enjoyed the quaint sitting area in the back and the proximity to the beach. This is a wonderful neighborhood and such a warm, inviting place. The bed was very comfortable and space was just right. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Kim! I'm glad you both enjoyed your stay in our guest house. It was a pleasure to host you both. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers. -Robert
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5

Convenient and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Because we were interested in visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art as well at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art, we chose the Governor's Guest Beach House for it proximity to both. It turned out to be an excellent choice. We do have a suggestion for a very minor improvement which would be to put a full length mirror, perhaps on the inside of one of the clothes closets. The 17 stairs up to the unit could potentially be a problem for some folks. Otherwise, we found this guest house absolutely perfectly suited to our comfort and needs.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yvonne - Thank you for the review and feedback about the mirror. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our guest house and the proximity to The Museum of Art (and Latin American Art). Both are small museums, but worth a visit. Please come back to visit us again. -Robert
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Wonderful apartment so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the sparkling clean and cozy setting of the apartment. Perfect size for 2 but with room to have family visit comfortably. We also really enjoyed the access to the bicycles so we could take a ride on the bike path on the beach across the street.

Robert was an attentive host and was helpful throughout the entire process. We would absolutely recommend this rental and will use it again if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy - Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our guest house. It was a pleasure to host you. Please come back to visit us again. -Robert
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Beach
Car: not necessary

Conveniently located in the Bluff Park neighborhood in Long Beach. The guest house has a walk score of 70 and a bike score of 85. Restaurants, bars, groceries, etc... can be easily accessed. Public transportation is located 1/2 a block away providing you additional access to other local attractions.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
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£845
£3,058
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £40

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly renovated with walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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