This was my first time ever renting a weekend get-away house as I wanted to do something different while saving a little bit of money! What a wonderful experience. I will be back next year!
The moment we entered this little cottage, we knew we were welcomed, and were not just some travelers looking for a place to sleep. I wasn't sure what to expect so we noted a store close by in case we needed to pick something up. Everything we needed was there. We were welcomed with a great bottle of wine and a couple pieces of chocolate! How sweet!!
There is a comfortable outdoor living space where I enjoyed my coffee each morning and hung out in the evenings with a bite to eat and glass of wine to just chat. There's a well kept back yard with pretty colorful flowers and plants. Great place to sit outside enjoy the evening air to unwind after a busy day.
The cottage fits two people very comfortable. My friend slept on the pull out sofa bed. She said she slept like a baby and was very comfortable. The bed was cozy and comfy too.
The kitchen is fully equip with whatever you need to cook a meal. We didn't have a chance to cook while there as we were busy with plans...and using the coffee pot doesn't really count, right? But if we did want to cook, we could have!
The décor is very warm and welcoming just like home and you feel it the moment you arrive. It's well maintained and much loved by the owners.
The area is a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance or a very short drive to little shops, grocery stores, local restaurants...it's in a great area and close to major highways, and less than 5 miles from downtown Long Beach. The train that takes you downtown is real close too. (Avoid expensive parking lot fees)
This cozy cottage is a gem and a true find! And please sign the guest book. We forgot to and was disappointed that we didn't. (Sorry!)
If I had to give one 'con', it would be this...it's street parking and you really need to brush up on parallel parking. My poor attempts at parking was a great source of entertainment for my friend. She totally enjoyed that part! But be assured with our comings and goings all weekend, there was always a space right in front of the house or directly across the street. No need to search for a space.
Thank you for a great weekend! I'll be back next year!