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A Shore Thing - Long Beach, Spanish Duplex, Family Friendly with Central Air

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Duplex, Perfect for the whole family, sleeps 5 in beds

Hello Family Beach vacationers and business travelers!

A Shore Thing is a 1920's Spanish Duplex (downstairs) located in the heart of Belmont Shore, CA. Just steps to the beach, the bay and 2nd street. A Shore Thing was decorated to accommodate families of 7, with beds for 5 and a new queen bed sofa / sleeper in the living room which sleeps another 2 comfortably. A Shore Thing - Long Beach has Central Air Conditioning to make sure you and your family or coworkers stay cool. The Belmont Shore area of Long Beach offers many restaurants, shops and bars for mom and dad and the older children to enjoy and the kid Friendly Alamitos Bay is a short walk for the younger ones.

- 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex (downstairs) - built in 1929

- 1st bedroom has queen bed

- 2nd bedroom has a twin / full bunk bed with 38" HD TV and a PS3

- New Linens and Comfortable Duvets on every bed

- Queen size sleeper sofa in living room

- Hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms

- Updated bathroom with shower

- Culligan Whole House PE Soft Water System

- Sparkletts Water Machine with Hot / Cold water

- Central Air Conditioning

- Alarm System - Security Code will be forwarded to you on day of arrival

- 60" HD TV with DVD Player and Chromecast in Living Room

- Bose Bluetooth speaker in Living Room so you can listen to your favorite music from your own smart phone

- Free 50 Meg WIFI

- HD Cable TV in living room

- Fully equipped kitchen (Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Pots & Pans, Cups, Coffee maker and Blender)

- Full size washer and dryer in laundry room.

- 6 beach chairs and one Igloo on back porch for your Beach or Bay Adventure.

- Large gated and kid friendly front patio with BBQ and relaxing furniture to enjoy the great Belmont Shore weather.

- Outdoor Solar Shower, Perfect to wash off the sand from the Beach and Bay.

- Corner lot offers a great sea breeze in the afternoon and a much brighter house to enjoy the fantastic S. California weather

- Free Parking is on the street. Luckily our vacation home is on the corner so parking is usually not an issue.

-A Shore Thing is the bottom floor only, please do not disturb the other tenant upstairs. Each has their own private entrance.

Near By Attractions:

Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, CSULB, Naples Canals, Aquarium of the Pacific, Alamitos Bay, 2nd Street Restaurants and Bars, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, LA Harbor, Catalina Island, Hollywood, Queen Mary, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, LA Dodgers


- Kid Friendly Alamitos Bay and the Beach are just steps away

- Boating and Kayaking

- Kite Surfing and Volleyball

- Movies at the beach during the summer months

- 3 mile bike and rollerblade path along the sand brings you all the way to downtown Long Beach

- 2nd Street is a 2 minute walk to many restaurants, bars and unique shops.

- Gondola Getaway .5 miles

- Long Beach Marine Stadium 1.5 miles

- Queen Mary 5.5 miles

- Aquarium of the Pacific 4.1 miles

- Long Beach Convention Center 3.5 miles

- Disneyland 18 miles

- Knots Berry Farm 14.2 miles

- Hollywood 34 miles

For more pictures please search any social media with #ashorethinglb

Email us with any questions you may have. We promise to respond quickly.

More Details

Brent Dooley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Brent Dooley

Our family has lived in the Belmont Shore area since the late 70's. I attended CSULB in the mid 80's. We love the atmosphere that Belmont Shore has to offer and hope you will too.

Brent Dooley purchased this house in 1979

Why Brent Dooley chose Belmont Shore

Location, Location, Location!! The lots down at the beach are usually quite small. That is why we prefer corner lots which allow much more sunshine and sea breezes. the large window in the family room allows plenty of S. CA sunshine into our home. A quick walk brings you to 2nd street which has every restaurant, bar and store you will ever need. Alamitos Bay, four blocks to the East offers a kid friendly beach. And Long Beach to the south offers spectacular sunsets.

What makes this house unique

A Shore Thing was built in 1929. We have decorated the house to be kid friendly or the young at heart with bunk beds and a PS3 in the back bedroom. The Living Room offers a great way to unwind and enjoy your vacation. The front patio is a great place to hang out, relax and enjoy the locals who walk by as they stroll from the beach to 2nd street.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belmont Shore in Long Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom was remodeled in 2015
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Full / Twin
  • All new furniture was purchased in 2015 for both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A Shore Thing - Long Beach, Spanish Duplex, Family Friendly with Central Air
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Sisters, Oregon

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with A Shore Thing - the great location with quick access to the Bay and the beach, the easy one block walk to all the fun things to do on Second Street and the comfort of staying in this lovely home. It is clean, warm and inviting, and Brent and Stephanie are thoughtful hosts who checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We look forward to our next visit to Belmont Shore and A Shore Thing!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeri and Dan Thank you for your glowing review!! We truly appreciate it!! Thank you again for staying with us. Brent and Stephanie
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Great house in a fantastic neighborhood. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at aShore Thing. Brett & Stephanie were so helpful with everything we needed. Even reminding me to move my car for alternate side parking. My girlfriend wanted to record tv shows. Brett called the cable co and a new cable box arrived so she was able to record her shows. The house is cozy, clean and very comfortable. We had a fantastic time.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, Thank you for the glowing review! We truly enjoyed meeting you and Cynthia. Glad you guys had a great time. Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Beyond Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week at this location, what an amazing time! Brent and Stephanie text you the second you arrive, and make sure everything is going okay during the entire duration of the stay! I would highly recommend this place to anyone! They provide beach chairs and a cooler that you can bring to the beach (which is a 3 block walk)! Such a bonus! 2nd street is 3 blocks away, so close to all restaurants and shops! The memories my family shared here will be cherished forever! We will be back for sure! Beds are super comfortable! Thank you Brent and Stephanie!

Amanda, Tony, Karan, and John!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are so glad you and your family had such a great time at A Shore Thing - Long Beach. Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Attentive helpful hosts. Quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin for the 5 star review. We appreciate you choosing A Shore Thing - Long Beach. Brent and Stephanie
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Edmonton, AB Canada

Amazing beach house!! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Brent and Stephanie have a great gem of a property if you are looking for an amazing beach home close to everything that you can imagine, this home is for you. Brent also adds amazing customer service to the overall package, thx!! We stayed here for two weeks and are sad to leave but excited to plan our next adventure at A Shore Thing LB!! Thank you Brent and Stephanie.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for the glowing 5 star review. Stephanie and I try our best to assure every guest has a great stay! So glad you and your family had a great time! Look forward to seeing you guys again! Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our "girls week" at the Shore...Brent & Stephanie have made "A Shore Thing" a sure-thing...their charming vintage beach cottage is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood, yet just steps away from lively 2nd with its terrific restaurants, shops and bars. We walked everywhere. Then there's the Bay and the beach just a short walk away. Clean, family fun in the sun! Highly recommend this wonderful get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Margaret, So glad you enjoyed your girls week at A Shore Thing - Long Beach. Look forward to having you stay with us again! Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Dodger Stadium
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Aquarium of the Pacific
"Great local Aquarium"
Disneyland Resort
"The Happiest Place on Earth"
"Best Sports Bar in Town"
Gondola Getaway
"Take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of Alamitos Bay"
Philippe the Original
"Yum! The best French Dip Sandwiches!"
Dogz Bar and Grill
"Great local restaurant / bar"
The Queen Mary
"A Classic! Don't forget to look at the Submarine!"
Johnny Rockets at Knott's Berry Farm
"The second happiest place on earth"
Alamitos Bay
"A great place to hang out and sun bathe"
The Wedge
"The best surfing spot in Southern California"
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
"Just down the street"
"Not for me! But tourist love this town!"
Mt. Baldy Ski Resort
"The best ski resort in Southern California. When there is snow!!!"
Universal Studios
"A Great Day trip!"
Kayaks On the Water
"A must while staying at A Shore Thing - Long Beach"
Catalina Express
"The only way to get to Catalina!"
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Leo Carrillo State Park
El Matador State Beach
Venice Beach Boardwalk
"A bit crazy for me!"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
El Dorado Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Panama Joe's
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Beach
Car: not necessary

A stroll down 2nd street will introduce you to many fine restaurants, fun bars and unique shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Belmont Shore, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.03
Cleaning Fee £89.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £71.24

Please do not disturb the tenant upstairs. The front patio is yours to enjoy. The upstairs back patio is for the tenant upstairs only. A signed Rental Agreement is required before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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