SPANISH BUNGALOW HOUSE IN BELMONT HEIGHTS-WALK TO BEACH-CHARMING!

Leslie

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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SPANISH BUNGALOW HOUSE IN BELMONT HEIGHTS-WALK TO BEACH-CHARMING!

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1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Sleeps 2

Here's your chance to stay in a completely restored 1923 California Bungalow. This little house has a rich history and loads of charm. To read the history visit the BrownsCourtApartments website. Every architectural detail has been meticulously restored and the house has been professionally decorated with many antiques true to the era. The house is one of six in a Bungalow Court. There are no shared walls and there are open areas to enjoy the California sunshine and ocean breezes. The beach is five blocks away. The property has fruit trees for your enjoyment.

Other amenities include:

* Front Bungalow-No Shared Walls

* Charming Architectural Details-High Coved Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Glass Knobs, Awesome Light Fixtures

* Gorgeous Hardwood Floors

* All Tile Bathroom Replicate 1923 Original

* HUGE Walk-in Closet with Built-in Dresser--12 Feet Long!--tons of hanging space

* Cable TV and Speedy Wireless Internet--all utilities Included

* Garden Area out the Back Door with Seating

* Street Parking in Front

* Sixteen Windows!!! Wow! Light and Bright--Ocean Breezes

* Local owner with excellent management

* Grassy Garden areas with fruit trees scattered throughout the property.

* Professionally Furnished including Bedding, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Towels

* Pillow-top Queen Bed with Fresh Linens

* BBQ, Fire Pit, Picnic Table in Community Area

* Non-Smoking Only

* Sorry--No Pets.

* Close to Hospitals--Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller Children's and the VA.

* Close to CSULB University

* Close to Long Beach Grand Prix

A bike store around the corner rents Bikes.

If you plan to return to our Bungalow Court regularly we can arrange to store some items for you.

Spin Cycle Laundry Mat will wash and fold laundry for $1.25 per pound--with same day turnaround.

Check out my other listing too--3025314ha

Inquiry Details--Please Include The Purpose of Your Visit--The Number of Occupants--and the Ages with your Inquiry.

Check out my other HomeAway Listings #3025314 and #3550998

Thanks for your inquiry!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
I travel to Long Beach often and was so glad to find this property. Great unit with plenty of space, great neighborhood and close to everything. Owners are gracious and very accommodating. Everything you could want in a rental. I cannot wait to come back.
Jul 2012
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Leslie

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Hi! I'm Leslie and I live in the neighborhood. It's another beautiful day in Long Beach and I'd love to be your hostess. My whole family lives nearby- Grandma and Grandpa settled here in 1923.

I've been married to Randy for 37 years and we live a few blocks away. For fun we bike ride and travel in our RV. We have a son in his twenties and one dog and two cats.

Hmmmm what's my life motto--I would say I have two--'Go with the Flow' and 'Follow The Golden Rule'. Hope to see you soon!

Leslie purchased this bungalow in 2006

Brown's Court Apartments--A Spanish Bungalow Court--Wow how cool is that! Even though the bungalows were terribly neglected and they needed every type of repair imaginable they were in our favorite Long Beach neighborhood--Belmont Heights. Besides the 80 years of peeling paint and the broken and inoperable windows we could see the charm and character. One by one we started restoring the bungalows and researching the history which turned into a fascinating story (Read it Below). We still have plenty of projects slated for the property but we'd love to share our restoration with you...Mrs. Brown's own house.

The History

Tucked away in Belmont Heights stands one of the area's few remaining bungalow courts and the the only remaining Spanish Bungalow Court.

Called Brown's Court Apartments, Mrs. Viola Belle Brown developed them in 1923, about 17 years after she and her husband, Luke, moved here from their native Michigan.

The area was largely undeveloped when the Browns arrived. Originally just one house occupied the land. And for 13 years Mr. Brown worked in real estate sales. Mrs. Brown kept house. Tragedy struck in 1919 with the death of Mr. Brown, leaving Viola a young widow at 48. Although she owned the house, she would need extra income.

Eureka! In 1921, oil was discovered on Signal Hill and soon Long Beach was booming. Mrs. Brown took a look around. She saw the housing shortage the oil boom was creating as oil workers flocked to Long Beach from all over the country.

To take advantage of the need for housing, Mrs. Brown decided to redevelop her parcel as a Spanish Bungalow Court. The project would give her much needed income plus a cozy place to live. She obtained building permits for a six-apartment bungalow court in October of 1923.

Mrs. Brown then hired two of Long Beach's finest tradesmen to build the bungalows: Architect Joseph Roberts and Contractor Raymond Mussetter. Both men resided nearby and played an important role in developing the area.

Mrs. Brown chose the latest features for her bungalows. Each was a cozy one-bedroom, with an efficient floor plan and lots of windows to capture the ocean breezes and sunshine. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings and crown moldings adorned each one. She selected built-in bookcases and desks adding drawers in each closet and ironing boards in the kitchens.

Mrs. Brown moved into a front bungalow as the proprietor. She rented the remaining five to oil workers. Early occupants included a petroleum engineer, oil salesman, tool dresser, and a driller. She continued to live there until 1934.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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Reviews

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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
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Long Beach Los Angeles County
5

This is the most beautiful 1920's bungalow,

This is the most beautiful 1920's bungalow,
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here throughout January 2014. The bungalow is actually larger than it seems in the pictures, perfectly prepared, delightfully furnished and comprehensively equipped. The heating (on the few occasions it is needed) quickly warms the building. Parking is on road but was never a problem, always space on the road outside. The area of Long Beach is very friendly, exceptionally well kept and feels very safe. Close by are all the facilities you could need, supermarket, family restaurants and local shops and the beach is just 5 minutes drive away - or even a walk away! A 5-star location and a 5-star bungalow mixing modern convenience (television, internet, etc) with beautifully restored 1920's features.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review!
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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3021322
+1 562-980-6366
Long Beach Los Angeles County
5

Beautiful Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
The bungalow was beautiful. It was well furnished and very comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet but with many small shops and restaurants within walking distance. I was very happy during my stay here.
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
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5

Wonderful place to call 'home'

Wonderful place to call 'home'
  • 5 of 5
Luckily, I was able to secure this property on very, very short notice. Leslie was exceptionally helpful and understanding about making last minute arrangements and extending my stay. She was also very helpful in orienting me to the local shops with great recommendations on where to go for daily necessities. I would highly recommend this place to everyone looking to stay in the Belmont Heights/Belmont Shores area. The location is fabulous, the street is inviting, and the home is absolutely charming. There is plenty of street parking, eating options and places to hang out. The house is roomy, clean, and comfortable. I really can't say enough positive things about both Leslie and the house!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!
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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
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Long Beach Los Angeles County
5

Bright, Roomy and Airy with Historic Charm!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this Historic Bungalow while in town visiting family. What a treat! Charmingly decorated and beautifully landscaped, it is situated in a quiet residential area not far from the beach. Leslie's attention to the traveler's needs is much appreciated, from the cable tv to the necessities in the kitchen and bath. And the Ocean breezes? Ahhh... yes, this bungalow does indeed have wonderful ocean breezes, and the windows function effortlessly! The lIving room and the bedroom are larger than they look in the photos, and the huge closet was quite nice! We enjoyed and felt safe walking around the neighborhood to the Coffee Cup Cafe for breakfast, and The Attic for dinner. I would definitely recommend this bungalow to family and friends, and hope to stay here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I love the neighborhood too! The Coffee Cup Cafe rocks!
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Spanish Bungalow House in Belmont Heights-Walk to Beach-Charming!
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+1 562-980-6366
Long Beach Los Angeles County
5

A GREAT Place to Call Home...

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a great place to stay in Belmont Heights, this is it! In addition to it being the perfect home away from home, the owner, Leslie, is extremely helpful and highly responsive. In August of 2012, I was offered a job with my current company that required relocation. I found this wonderful little bungalow on "HomeAway" and contacted Leslie for details. She was so easy to work with and made the transition for me so much easier than I expected. In addition to the property being clean and very well decorated, it was extremely accomodating. The kitchen was fully stocked with all of the necessary utensils and then some, the living room was such a great place to relax and watch TV and most importantly, the bed was so comfortable- even the sheets were high quality. You can tell that Leslie really put a lot of thought into this rental as everything, down to the last detail, was perfect. I was so very lucky to have had such an amazing place to come home to as I continued to look for a home and settle in to my new job for the first 3 months. I found a place close by, so I look forward to keeping in touch...Thank you, Leslie! :)
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome to the neighborhood...you discovered a little piece of paradise!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
405 Freeway, 710 Freeway, 605 Freeway
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
E.J. Malloys Irish Pub
Nearest Ski
111 Miles
Big Bear Ski Mountain
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Recreation Park Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Coffee Cup Cafe

Located in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach. Belmont Heights is a special beach community with charming architecture and great restaurants. It's bike friendly and walkable with a long bike and walking path that runs for miles along the ocean. This path leads to downtown Long Beach or 2nd Street where many trendy shops and restaurants are located. We're close to CSULB University and many hospitals. Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller's Childrens, and the VA Hospital are all nearby. The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is downtown. If you're a race fan the Long Beach Grand Prix races are held each April. Long Beach has a comprehensive bus service that can take you all over. We're Freeway close to Orange County, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood.

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Availability & Rates

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Cleaning Fee $125
Notes My minimum stay is 60 days. Due to limitations of the Home Away and VRBO websites the system will allow you to inquire for shorter stays but unfortunately I will not be able to accommodate you. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Long Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All Tile--Very Clean
  • All Tile--Cast Iron Tub with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillowtop Mattress with fine Linens
  • The bedroom has a window air-conditioner for cooling.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Long Beach and our temperate climate. It's very rare that we have a heat wave here (above 90 degrees) but if we do you will be hot. There is air conditioning in the bedroom only. Most homes in Long Beach do not air conditioning at all. We rely on ocean breezes to cool the rest of the house. The windows work great and there are 15 windows in this little house to aid in cooling with natural ventilation and ocean breezes. If needed, there are additional fans provided to keep the air moving. If you are a person that wants to have all the windows and doors locked up at all times then this is not the place for you. The house does get afternoon sun and it will heat up on a warm day --the simple solution is to open the doors and windows and let the ocean breezes cool it off. If you're gone during the day and want to lock it up that's recommended--but once you're home throw open the windows and doors and let nature do the rest.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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