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Steps Away at Beachside Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, balcony, ocean view, sleeps 5

Steps Away is located at Beachside Retreat, a quaint beach front property located in Long Beach, CA.

This is a perfect location for a vacation stay, business trip or a conference or sporting event at the Long Beach Convention Center. Steps Away is a fully furnished and thoughtfully detailed unit with your comfort and convenience in mind. Come see why our guests come back to stay with us --you will too!

We are on the beach, no streets to cross, no walking a block or two. Just out the door and onto the sand.

Our fully furnished two bedroom/one bath unit with balcony and side ocean view is perfect for just 1 person yet can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. Ideal for a family vacation or local business trip.

Master bedroom with California king bed, soft linens, extra pillows, television...and a chocolate at your bedside!

Second bedroom with full size bed with memory foam mattress and ocean view.

Large living room includes a full size futon sofa for additional sleeping options.

All of our beds are made with quality linens and a good night sleep in mind.

Bathroom includes plush towels and a fresh bath mat. Complimentary toiletries. Hairdryer. Paper products. Skylight for added brightness. Ceiling heater if you like a warm bathroom.

Colorful beach towels are in your unit and beach chairs are available on the beach level.

Beverages upon arrival, coffee and tea, and popcorn in the microwave. One parking spot for a standard size vehicle (large cars may not fit and will have to park on the street) and wireless internet are all included.

**Pets Not Allowed: Strict policy for the health and comfort of all guests and staff.

Walk out the door and you step onto the sand. Table, chairs and BBQ available for your meals on the beach or to take your afternoon tea.

Long Beach is a south facing beach with sun all day. Enjoy the energizing sunrise to the east and a calming sunset to the west. This is a unique location.

We are located just under 1 mile from the Long Beach Convention Center and 30-90 minutes to major southern California attractions such as Disneyland, SeaWorld, Magic Mountain, Getty Center and Villa, Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Catalina Island, wine country and more.

Come see why families stay with us over and over and why our business travelers leave us feeling more like they had a vacation than a week of meetings and conventions!

We think of the details for you.

One parking spot for a standard size vehicle.

Wireless internet.

On-site laundry: detergent, dryer sheets, basket and coins are in your unit.

Complimentary beverages in the kitchen.

Housekeeping for stays of 8 or more nights.

**Pets Not Allowed: Strict policy for the health and comfort of all guests and staff.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Lorrie

Caring owners want to make your stay memorable. We've thought of all the details with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Wonderful staff looking out for you.

Lorrie purchased this condo in 2006

Why Lorrie chose Long Beach

Perfect combination of relaxation on the beach and conveniences of the city. South facing beach means a beautiful sunrise to the east and calming sunset to the west. All day sunshine.

What makes this condo unique

Complimentary beverages upon your arrival. Direct beach access. We are ON the beach. No crossing the street or walking 1/2 a block. The beach is your backyard. Lovely gardens surround our beach patio making our property the nicest vacation spot along the beach. 24 hour emergency service...just in case.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Alamitos Beach in Long Beach

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Your bathroom is detailed with plush towels, a fresh bathmat, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Colorful beach towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bed is made up with quality linens and extra pillows. A chocolate is on your pillow to sweeten your dreams. All of our mattresses are covered in a hygienic protector sheet. Between guest, all of the linens are laundered, including the mattress pad and bedspread.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the design of the deck, the owner welcomes infants and children over the age of 3 in this unit. For the health and comfort of our guests and staff, our property is smoke-free and pet-free. Weekly housekeeping is included in stays of 8 or more nights. Service for shorter stays is available. Please inquire for details.


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Steps Away at Beachside Retreat
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

Nice/clean unit!! Had all the amenities we needed for the week we were there!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the convention center where we needed to be for 3 days!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quiet place!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed there last week and really enjoyed this place. It was perfect sleeping arrangements for a small family. The apartment is quiet at all times. Beach access was really convenient. The beach was not crowded, but has easy access to more popular beaches within walking distance. The outlet mall, movie theaters, grocery store and many restaurants are also in walking distance. Having beach chairs, an umbrella and BBQ grills available were really nice. The only thing i would have asked for was a portable cooler.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer spot. Everything was good. Second time staying at the place and now it has AC.

  • 4 of 5

Great place by the ocean. Everything is close by.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Expectations not fulfilled.

  • 3 of 5

The apartment was clean and comfortable. Lots of extras like soaps, all the kitchen needs, paper towels and comfortable beds, lawn chairs, umbrellas and bbq. Parking is available if your car is small, it's very tight. We had planned using the patio for breakfast and looking at the bay. The patio area is down the hall, down an elevator and a flight of stairs. Not convenient for morning coffee. There is a balcony which has partial view of bay. We question why the money was collected in total at time of reservation many months before going but we were not given the address until the week of travel. It is however close to the beach, you can share use the patio and there are public restrooms close by. There is a nice walking and biking path in front on the beach side. Beach rentals are close by. Because of parking it is hard to have drop- in company and we had hoped to have relatives over often. This did not happen. The one time we did have guests we had to shuttle them in. Depending on what you are looking for, it may fill your needs. It just wasn't what we were expecting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay, everything that we could think of having, was already provided with the rental. We totally loved the beach, and really enjoyed the rental. It slept 5 comfortably, and we loved the patio!! thank you for everything

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, safe, peaceful, and on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed are stay at this property, there was plenty of room for a family of 5. It was clean and up to date and laundry in building was useful. The beach is right out the back door of the building, my wife and I enjoyed laying in the hammocks, while our boys had fun at the beach. It's really close to restaurants and a outlet mall, walking distance for us. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook along with gas grills on the patio by the beach. Parking spots are tight so large SUV's do not fit, We rented a 7 passenger midsize Dodge Journey and it fit in there just perfect. The folks who manage the place were very friendly and nice. If we ever come back to California, we will try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
To Catalina Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Various courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
710 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
We are located ON the beach
Car: not necessary

Our property is located on the south facing beach of Long Beach. This means sunshine all day. Long Beach is ideal for day trips to Los Angeles or San Diego. Some popular sites within 30 - 90 minutes are: Hollywood, Universal Studios, Rodeo Drive, Getty Museum, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Wild Animal Park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Alamitos Beach, Los Angeles area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Special
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday Rate
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Special
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Grand Prix 2018
10 Apr 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74

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