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Your Dream Home on the Sand is Here

Diana & Scot Dodson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, We can use a language translator. :)
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Diana & Scot Dodson

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, We can use a language translator. :)
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Your Dream Home on the Sand is Here

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Sunset Beach Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible comfort sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This 1st floor dream home on the sand is located on a corner lot in Sunset Beach, a unique community located North of Huntington Beach and just South of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

No need to cross the street to go to the beach........ you are already there! This very clean home was thoughtfully prepared by 2nd generation vacation rental proprietors who have spent many years of their lives living and traveling the world. After over a decade of hotel stays; the standard of our home's cleaning, details, amenities and conveniences far exceeds that of most places. Life guard stand at the edge of the property & shore.

Sunset Beach is a wonderful one-mile long “small town”, with year around events, it is close to many Southern California attractions - but nestled away on a beautiful uncrowded white sandy beach.

Its name gives away our secret of breath taking sunsets and views of Catalina Island from your dream home and amazing deck on the sand.

Over 50 years ago our family built this elegant yet comfortable downstairs apartment on the sand surrounded by a lush tropical garden, sandy beach and Pacific Ocean. The dining room and living room large ocean view doors open out to a spacious and magnificent deck on the sand.

Take in the warm sun, fresh breeze, beautiful views, sunsets. Relax and unwind. Watch the birds fly by and often the dolphins at play. It is an amazing place to watch time go by and make lifelong memories.

If you decide to venture from your spacious deck and return from strolling, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, sunning, or shell collecting - enjoy the outdoor shower with endless hot water.

Take in the view while Barbecuing or even from the kitchen. Or there are many wonderful restaurants within walking distance (or delivery), shopping and sites are a short distance away.

The Sunset Decadence is truly a special place. Enjoy your dream home away from home; just relax and get away from it all, or in the evenings between day trips.

Keywords: 1st floor apartment, 2 bedroom 1 bath located on the sand opening onto an amazing deck on the beach!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Diana & Scot Dodson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, We can use a language translator. :)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Diana & Scot Dodson

This is the family home my father built over 60 years ago. It is an amazing and special place many feel instantly comfortable and inspired here.

Diana & Scot Dodson purchased this apartment in 1955

Why Diana & Scot Dodson chose Sunset Beach

This amazing location is FULLY Equipped for your cooking, culinary and BBQ experience. There are many extras and amenities to make it like coming home.

Perfect Corporate rental. Long term or short term. Also available unfurnished for long term rentals. Contact us for details.

What makes this apartment unique

Stress melts away. Beautiful sunsets and ocean & beach views.

Fully equipped home with many extras and amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These were wonderful days here.

The house, the beach and not least of all- my kind, friendly hosts - I will never forget.



Thanks so much!!!

We plan to return many more times.
Sep 2008
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Your Dream Home on the Sand is Here
average rating of 4.9375 based on 38 reviews
5

Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

Everything one wants and needs. We both needed to rest some aching bodies and were

very content to walk the beach, sit on the deck, and see and hear the ocean. Did a lot of

home cooking in an amazing and beautiful kitchen. These were the most important things for us. Scot and Diana were always available and always pleasant to talk with. Also we

appreciated the chemical free atmosphere. Definitely plan to return. Only 1 thing: if you

are under 5'4" some things may be hard to reach. But 1 spectacular sunset makes any

small inconvenience worth it.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Sunset Beach- A great vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

If your looking for some good down time, with direct beach access, this location is perfect! Sunset beach is a locals beach meaning no overwhelming crowds and plenty of relaxing mornings and evenings on the expansive deck off living room that extends directly onto beach sand. If you are needing more excitement, neighboring beach communities are just 5 min drive and options for biking on Boardwalk along beach, or nice walk. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from for easy dining. The property is fully equipped too for all cooking or bbq grilling interests. Very clean and comfortable stay. Owners are. Era ice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Can't think of a better beach experience with the children.

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a wonderful experience. The inside is modern, clean and very quiet at night with the windows open and the ocean breeze coming in to help us sleep. We have been in the winter and the summer and each time it is a new experience for us. It is close to the pier for shopping and eating and their are some restaurants and night life experiences which are in short walking distances from the rental. The owners are extremely helpful, pleasant and very accommodating and are just a phone call away (in fact hey are staying in the same building). Finally, the beach is huge with plenty of room for our entire family with plenty of space in the sand for football, frisbee, etc. The view! My wife and I simply could not stop taking pictures of the sunset...it was truly beautiful in every sense of the word.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxed and Refreshed

  • 5 of 5

The home is so beautiful, it has all the accommodations of home even Board games !!. The beach is never crowded while we were there. It was nice to be able to go see the sites and then come back after a long day to feel that sea air on my face as I relax on the desk. I loved watching the sunsets. I cant wait to come back here. The owners are on site and was able to help me out with any questions from directions to where to eat. Such nice people to go along with such a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Second Stay With Kids ~ Inspired Poetry

  • 5 of 5

My family returned to Sunset Deckadence in January for our second stay at "Surf City" as my kids call it. This place will always hold a special place in our hearts and our memories, the experience truly cannot be replicated. Yes, you pay a little bit more to stay right on the beach, but in the end, it seems that you end up saving money by not having to go out for every meal. Besides that, the experience of being able to walk directly into and out of your own property and not have to drive anywhere is well worth it, especially with young kids (3 and 5.5 this time). I love that when we stay here we can go to the beach as many times as we want in a day and don't have to think twice about going back to the room in between. And, as a family, nothing compares to the experience and memories created with living this simple, quiet life that the beach house brings. Scot and Diana (the owners) are such amazing, genuine people and I love seeing them while sharing their little piece of heaven. They go above and beyond to accommodate and make you feel at home in this allergy-free, chemical-free oasis, while never being intrusive. Thanks again for sharing your home. Now, on to the poem I wrote while staying at the beach house!

The sound of the ocean

the feel of the breeze

nothing compares

to the peace that it brings.

Spending the days

in surf and in sand

toes in the water

shells in our hands.

The deck overlooking

waves crashing in

don't want these days

of perfection ever to end.

Sun sets over water

as days fade to night

words cannot describe

the glorious sight.

Wind in our sails

it's time to depart ~

may this perfect beach house etch

a special place

in our minds & our hearts!

<3 Thank you Scot and Diana for another magical stay!

~The Samuels Family

@growingfourlife

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
San Diego
5

Kids Perspective

  • 5 of 5

I've read a lot of great reviews from parents for this listing but I wanted to take some time to provide how much kids, both young and old, love this place. My family has been vacationing here over the 4th of July for the past couple of years, and there really is no describing how wonderful the deck and the beach access is. We spend the majority of our stay sitting out on the deck soaking up the sun during the day and enjoying the cool summer evenings. We are outside during the majority of our stay. Having all of the comforts and conveniences home directly on the beach is truly irreplaceable. All of my poor memories as a kid at the beach involve countless trips back and forth from the car to get set up on the beach to ultimately wanting to leave early. That never happens here. It is about as carefree of a beach experience as you can get.

What I also love about this house is how quiet it is. Being in Sunset Beach, there is not a lot of visitor parking so even on the busiest beach days of the year you have plenty of beach space and privacy. There is not a raging party scene but if you are looking for that, Huntington Beach is just down the road. This house definitely holds a special place in our families heart and I would all but guarantee it will for yours too.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
LAX 30 miles N LGB 7 miles N, SNA 30 miles S
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Meadowlark
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Blue line in Long Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
405, 605, 22
Nearest Beach
You are on the beach!
Car: recommended

In town:

Take a romantic stroll on the beach or explore by beach combing.

Stroll the greenbelt through residential Sunset Beach. Lifeguards

are on the beach from June to September. Walking distance to

Huntington Harbor and Peter’s Landing; Bicycle, Kayak and Surfboard

rentals, and a variety of Restaurants and “watering holes”. It is

nice places to jog, run, and skate around town… Or just relax!

Sunset Beach is a wonderful family beach community. Enjoy BBQing, sunbathe on the deck or the wind protected “nook” by the landmark catamaran.

Close by:

Seal Beach and Huntington Beach Piers are only 10 minutes away.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands is less than a 1 mile away. Enjoy the Long

Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Museums. Newport Beach, miniature

golf, cinemas, many golf courses, South Coast Plaza and other

shopping centers – all about a 15 to 25 minute drive.

In the area:

Drive 30 minutes or so to Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Discovery

Museum.

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Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Sunset Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$4,500
 
 
High Season
May 23 2015 - Oct 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
$9,995
 
 
2015 Future Low Season
Oct 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,500
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Low Season - 4 night minimum.
Holidays- 7 night minimum
High Season- 7 night minimum
Sorry- this is not the place for parties, events, revolving door of guests / visitors.
Make sure you plan time during your stay to be here and enjoy the beach and this very special place!!
A perfect place for international guests and anyone who wants to stop, breath and appreciate the beauty of life at the beach.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sunset Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bathroom with dolphin spouted sinks (2), a deep tub for two with a waterfall spout with shower. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water to enjoy when you return from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ocean view living room - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfort Sofa Sleeper w/ an air mattress inside. +a Pack&Play
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable bed with custom exotic wood builtins
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable queen size bed. Koa wood dresser.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable Queen Size bed one in each of the two bedrooms., Sleeper Sofa (1) in the living room there is a Comfort Sofa bed which has the sofa bed mattress and 10' air mattress encased in a traditional quilted mattress case
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly remodeled dream home with our returning guests & growing families in mind. Travertine floors and the most amazing Granite Counters are like a Monet of the many colors of the beach, ocean & sunsets. The waterfall tub for two and dolphin spouted sinks make the bathroom an oasis all it’s own. The dining room and sunken living room are elegant yet comfortable. Very comfortable queen sized beds and queen size comfort sofa bed (So comfortable many have told us they don’t want to go home!). This 2 bedroom dream home sleeps 6 comfortably. Includes Wireless Internet access, flat screen TV, Premium Satellite TV programming, DVD and DVD library. Organic & Luxury linens (bedding and towels), paper products, beach towels, games, books, and sand castle- making tools. Fully equipped kitchen including basic cooking ingredients (mostly organic) and even popcorn & brownie mix in case you have a craving! The kitchen was equipped by a kitchen gadget fanatic! This is a dream home.

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