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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/comforter 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

- Amazon Echo in Queen Bedroom - Listen to great music and have her play ocean sounds for you while you sleep or have her wake you up in the morning

- 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 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 ...
  • Max. adults: 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Shore Thing - Long Beach, Spanish Duplex, Family Friendly with Central Air
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Edmonton, AB Canada


  • 5 of 5

Adorable property as always, Brent and Stephanie excellent hosts, we are never disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Derbyshire, England

Wonderful 'home from home' in fab location

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous location for exploring LA and the coastal areas. A beautiful and very comfortable 'home from home' with everything thought of and catered for. The use of the beach chairs and cool box were much appreciated.

The owners are very thoughtful,- there were beers in the fridge when we arrived (much appreciated!) and lovely touches around the apartment of fairy lights in jars, and seashell plug in-lights left switched on (even in the day) for our arrival which we thought was lovely!

The owners are a pleasure to deal with and respond almost immediately to any email.

We had the pleasure of meeting them while we were there and they are lovely. Their beach home is well loved and cared for -it's obvious, and just makes your stay that much nicer.

Just 100 yards stroll from Alamitos Bay, so location is perfect! Our children loved jumping of the little jetty there and playing on the giant inflatable. We enjoyed Kayaking around Naples canals too. If you like big waves then its only a 5 minute drive to Seal Beach which was awesome fun!

We also enjoyed Shoreline Village for a nice meal just a short drive away, and 2nd street is only a short walk away which is buzzing with bars, shops and restaurants.

What more could you want?

We hope to return, and didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vanessa for the glowing review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We are so glad you had a great vacation. Hope to see you again soon Brent and Stephanie.
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Fun for all

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. We were so close to everything that we walked as much as we could. Everything that we could want was available. We enjoyed the neighbors waling their dogs every night. The neighbor upstairs was very nice. I will try to rent it again but not with kids. Too Busy with kids and I wanted peace and quiet so next time I am leaving them home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean home

  • 4 of 5

My son, daughter-in-law and I stayed at A Shore Thing during the Long Beach Grand Prix. It was very clean and well-appointed. The location was very close to downtown Long Beach, where the Grand Prix was being held. Situated in a great neighborhood with many restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. The one downside was the lack of parking. We decided early on that we should leave our vehicle on the street and take Lyft everywhere because the amount of parking spots were at a premium. A bit of an inconvenience and became especially noticeable when friends came to visit and had to park several blocks away. Other than that it was a very nice place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Curtis. Thank you for the review. Glad you and your friends enjoyed all the restaurants, shops and bars on 2nd street. Sorry you had an issue with parking. Friday and Saturday nights are usually the most crowded. I’m sure having the Long Beach Grand Prix down the street didn’t help. Hope to have you with us next year for the Grand Prix Brent and Stephanie.
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Kirkland, WA

Cute house in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained and thoughtfully equipped. It is in a location close to many restaurants and the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deborah for the 5 star review. We are so glad you and your family had a great time. Hope to see you again Brent and Stephanie
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Quaint home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 7 and 3 year old children and could not have been happier. Our kids loved the PlayStation, games and bunk beds. We loved the decor, comfort, location and space. This was perfect. Lots of great restaurants nearby and was steps away from the beach, even though it was too cold to swim while we were there. The owners were extremely responsive and stayed in touch before and during our stay. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for the 5 star review. We are so glad you and your family had a great time. Brent and Stephanie.
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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:
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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 £8 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 £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.25
Cleaning Fee £96.56
Property Damage Protection £45.58

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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