|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This charming cottage is nestled in a lush tropical garden behind a classic Spanish Revival home in the heart of beautiful Belmont Heights. Ideally located three palm-lined blocks away from the restaurants, shopping and bars of trendy 2nd Street in Belmont Shore and six blocks from the beach, this delightful property is close enough to be walking distance from all the fun while far enough away to guarantee peace, quiet, plentiful parking, and easy access to freeways and all of Southern California.
Upon arriving at the property, you'll feel the California/Beach vibe inherent in the neighborhood. As you make your way up and through the wrought iron gates you'll get your first look at the lushness and warmth of the back yard area where your cottage awaits. Amid the palms, ponds and inviting seating areas in the back yard, you'll see your cottage, built in 1922, and all yours.
A private porch awaits you with a bistro set, the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Inside, the living area features a comfortable sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa that can sleep an additional 2 guests. The dining area overlooks the garden area, enjoys great morning sun and features french doors that open out onto the private porch area. If you're visiting on business, the executive-style desk area gives you ample space to spread out and work. When the day is done, a clever dry bar area holds ice bucket, glassware, wine opener, and shaker to help aid the transition from daytime to evening.
The bedroom is cozy and comfortable, featuring a queen bed with 500 count sheets, and a second flat-screen TV with cable and DVR (this time a 24'). The en suite bath is efficient but complete, with a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink and full closet.
The kitchen is great for those spending a little more time with us, as it features a full-sized refrigerator and range, microwave, coffee makers, toaster, and complete dishware, cutlery and cooking paraphernalia. Or, if you're not in the mood to cook, pick up something hot & tasty from the corner gourmet grocery just five doors down, or drop into one of more than 30 restaurants on 2nd street, 3 blocks away.
The shared garden/patio area is a place to enjoy the beautiful mild weather of Southern California. There's a waterfall and pond, firepit, and comfortable sitting areas. Nearby is a dining area seating six.
Best of all is the location of this little oasis--close to everything, but a haven of tranquility when you arrive home again. We look forward to welcoming you, and doing all we can to insure a fun and restful visit.
We rarely stay in hotels and use vacation rentals whenever possible. Dennis and Mark could not have been more accommodating! Everything was perfect! We arrived to find a cute and cozy cottage which was decorated very nicely. There was plenty of room for the two of us. There was also a very nice welcome basket that was over the top! I have to say though, the yard was what we fell in love with. We had our coffee outside every morning near the water features. We were gone most of the day but when we returned around 10:00 every night, we flipped the switch to the fire pit and enjoyed the fire. Mark and Dennis were the perfect hosts! They gave great suggestions where to eat and what to visit. They even lent us their two bikes to use for a whole day. Dennis asked what we would add or change and I made the suggestion to add a makeup mirror in the bathroom. That afternoon he had it ordered! They really want their guests to be at home. Our daughter is moving home from Long Beach in June so now we really don't have a reason to go back to that area. We might go anyway, just to stay in this cottage again and enjoy the beautiful yard!
Review was posted on FlipKey.com 2/20/13- property #455713
We had the most wonderful time staying at the cottage. From the welcome basket to the beautiful backyard for coffee and wine the stay was just to short. Dennis and Mark are truly great hosts and so very helpful I hope our daughter goes to Long Beach for school so we can stay there often. We cant wait to go back!!!
As a guest of Dennis and Mark, I felt welcomed, comfortable and well cared for. The homelike cottage has everything needed for a vacation stay. As an avid gardener, I especially enjoyed the beautiful grounds with areas for quiet or for visiting with others nestled among the gardens, ponds and fountain. My hosts provided maps and directions to the many lovely destinations that are accessible from their home. Definitely would return if in the area again. Thank you!
Dennis and Mark were amazing hosts. The cottage was perfect and had everything you could need or want. The courtyard was relaxing and beautifully set up. Dennis was there if you ever needed anything. I will definitely be back!!
The cottage is a charming 1923 blast from the past with all the updated amenities you would wish for in a vacation home. We were so pleased with everything Dennis and Mark have done with the upgrades while maintaining the historical ambience of the place. The gardens are stunning and the smell of the jasmine is amazing, while the ponds and waterfall are so soothing. The garden is tranquil, peaceful and private. The cottage was beautifully furnished - comfort at it's best! We hope to return soon....and, often!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Garden Cottage. The owners were very helpful and friendly. It is in a nice neighborhood with a little country store down the street which has excellent food. The garden patio area was beautiful. Belmont Shores was about four blocks which has many restaurants and shops. It also isn't far from Seal Beach which is a cute town.
**2nd Street, Belmont Shore--3 blocks
**Cal State Long Beach--5 minute drive
**Downtown Long Beach--10 minute drive
**Queen Mary--15 minute drive
**Disneyland--25 minute drive
**LAX--25 minute drive
**Downtown LA--30 minute drive
**Santa Monica/Beverly Hills--45 minute drive
**Hollywood--45 minute drive
**Universal Studios--45 minute drive
**Beaches, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, golf, shopping, restaurants and bars all within one mile/5-10 minutes.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||Year round Daily rates Sun-Thurs $120.00 Fri-Sat $135.00 for stays less than a week For weekly rates-$750.00 stays 28days or longer-$90.00 cleaning fee $75 Refundable security deposit-$200.00 to be pre-authorized on Visa or MC Please call owner for rates for Holidays/Grand Prix Deposit of 25% required at time of reservation-Full payment due 15days prior to arrival- Rates based on two people|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.