|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
Thank you Dennis and Mark for providing such a charming cottage for our visit to Long Beach. You were wonderful hosts and ensured we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. You have really thought of everything anyone could possibly need and the welcome basket of wine and goodies was unexpected and very thoughtful. You would never get that in a hotel. We are so glad we chose your cottage to stay. Your garden patio was a favorite to sip coffee and wine while enjoying the lovely scent of jasmine and the calming sound of the water from the pond. The location was safe and close to everything you need. Also a great location for day trips to Disneyland, Huntington Beach and downtown LA. Thank you so much. We highly recommend this lovely cottage.
Our stay in the long feet below was a very fulfilling time. Our hosts Dennis and Mark were extraordinary, they had thought of everything well in advance of our arrival.
The bungalow is very well appointed with little secrets and treats hidden in various places within. I would highly recommend a single or couple stay in the bungalow.
The owners, Mark and Dennis are very warm and friendly, it was easy to spend several months in sunny Long Beach. Their initial welcome basket, helpful hints made me feel like I was at home. The courtyard is peaceful and the landscaping beautiful. As a " dog person" it was wonderful to settle in to a place that my dog was welcomed and spoiled by Mark and Dennis. I loved it so much I have booked it again for next winter!
We had a very enjoyable stay in this private cottage. Dennis and Mark are very gracious hosts and made us feel welcome from our first conversation via phone. We could have packed much lighter due to the fact that the cottage had everything we could possibly need during our stay. In addition, our hosts provided us with an amazing gift basket to welcome us to the property. The courtyard is beyond words, and gives a feeling of peace and relaxation. I only wish we had been able to spend more time there. Their home is beautiful and is in a very nice neighborhood in Long Beach, which was easy to find and is very close to many area attractions. We highly recommend this property, and look forward to our next stay! Thank you both for the great experience, and the tour of your amazing renovations!
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!
**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||$200.00|
|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.
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