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A Shore Thing - Just Steps To The Beach, The Bay And 2nd Street with Central Air

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

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

Hello Family Beach vacationers and business travelers!

A Shore Thing is 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. Central Air Conditioning was added in May of 2016 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 - 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

- New Queen size sleeper sofa in living room

- New hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms

- Newly updated bathroom with shower

- Culligan Whole House PE Soft Water System

- Central Air Conditioning was installed in May of 2016

- 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 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

-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

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More Details

Brent Dooley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2017

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 Los Angeles area

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

A Shore Thing - Just Steps To The Beach, The Bay And 2nd Street with Central Air
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Kalispell, Montana

It was a delightful experience!

  • 5 of 5

"A Shore Thing" is a relaxing place to stay! It is so clean, well equipped, and comfortable. It is in easy walking distance to the bay, the ocean, shops and restaurants. The owners are easily available, and they want the renters to have an enjoyable and relaxing time. It was great for me, my family, and my grandchildren! I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you had a wonderful vacation. Brent and Steph A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with all the little things you hate to forget on vacation. We drove 12 hours with a very packed car, so not having to try and fit beach towels, chairs, etc was a blessing. Wish there was a second toilet, but we made due. High matinenince teen would have figured out a way to use both I'm sure, lol. Beautiful walk to the beach. Oh and did I mention great neighbors. Having crappy neighbors can put a cramp to any awesome vacation. Best communication and accommodation I've had with a rental. Thank you from making our stay the best it could be.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for such a great review. Glad you enjoyed the beach chairs, igloo and beach towels that are supplied at A Shore Thing - Long Beach. Sincerely, Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Absolutely wonderful property owners!

  • 5 of 5

Families like the Dooleys are the reason we are considering Belmont as a permanent place to live.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Owners! Great Communicators and kind people :)

  • 5 of 5

Staying at A Shore Thing was a fabulous experience! My family came here to celebrate my graduation from CSULB and it was the perfect location! The owners were efficient communicators throughout the entire process and did anything to make sure we were comfortable during our stay. I was weary of using VRBO initially, but the owners were incredibly professional and informed me of every step of the process of renting their beautiful home. The house was well stocked with cooking supplies, linens, and even went as far as providing shampoo conditioner in the shower! The house was short walking distance to the bay and beach, and we walked to 2nd street for all of our meals. I would recommend A Shore Thing to anyone coming to visit Long Beach!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, Thank you for the great review! So glad you and your family had a great time at our vacation home in Belmont Shore!!! We hope to see you again soon! And congratulations again on graduating from CSULB! Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Comfortable and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this property. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and stress free was readily available. The decor is tasteful and kid friendly. Excellent location between the beach and shops. Brent was an excellent host.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, Thank you for the great review. It was pleasure having your family at our vacation home. Thank you! Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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Very nice stay in the heart of Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

A Shore Thing is a wonderful home right in the heart of Long Beach. My family of 4 stayed there for five days and everything we needed (and much more!) was provided for us. The home is clean, very well decorated and very-well stocked. The beds were comfortable and our children loved the bunk beds and took advantage of the many games in the kids' rooms. While we didn't take advantage of them, there are plenty of shops and restaurants right within walking distance of the home. The Dooley family was so responsive and we felt safe and secure in the home and outside the home. The neighborhood was quiet - we really had a terrific stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth for your great 5 star review. My wife and I are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at A Shore Thing - Long Beach. Thank you again!!! Brent and Stephanie A Shore Thing - Long Beach
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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

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £81
Cleaning Fee £101
Property Damage Protection £48

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Belmont Shore in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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