|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Searching for a place to stay near the beach and be close to all the action? Well.....you have found the place! This 1-bedroom apartment is on the 2nd floor of a Spanish Mission style triplex. It was recently remodeled and elegantly furnished with a touch of the exotic Far East.
The beach is only 3 blocks away. Shops, restaurants, coffee houses, banks and other amenities are within walking distance. Several supermarkets, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods are a 5-minute drive.
Parking is a premium in Belmont Shore and there is 1 parking space reserved for you behind the building. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the surrounding areas. But, if you are going to downtown Long Beach, the Convention Center or the hotels on Ocean Blvd., you can take the bus about a block from the apartment.
Al was born in Honolulu and left for the mainland when he was a toddler. He grew up in Long Beach, attended Lakewood High and USC with a strong focus on water sports. Now, he plays bridge and tries to improve on his golfing. Colleen was born in Hong Kong and moved to NYC at age 5. She graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Interior is her forte. She isn't very athletic but will join Al for snow skiing when the conditions are perfect. They both do Argentine tango and ballroom dancing several times a week. Waldo, their 15-year old rescued 'schnoodle' watches over Colleen and keeps strangers at bay with his ferocious bark.
Colleen or Al purchased this apartment in 2003
It's located in a very walkable neighborhood with a variety of cuisines, shops and amenities on 2nd St. The weather is the best in the nation!
The proximity to Los Angeles and Orange County allows for easy access to work and recreation.
Thank you for allowing us to use your "Elegant Retreat" for the week. It was perfectly located and easily accessible. We really enjoyed our relaxing time in the beautiful apartment.
Doran & Donna
This is a beautiful apartment. I especially appreciated The Best Equipped kitchen I have had the pleasure to use in a vacation rental. I cooked dinner almost every night of my 2 week stay. The location was perfect for my visit with my best friend who lives nearby. I slept well because it was very quiet here!
Beautifully appointed apartment with plenty of room for the two of us. The owners, Al and Colleen, made us feel at ease right from the start. We happened to stay on one of the hottest weekends for the whole summer (98º) and was glad that the a/c worked well! The bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows so you could prop yourself up at any angle. Very inviting living room with cozy couch and day bed. We spent most of our time in this room as we had some work to do and we could spread out on the coffee table. Nice full sized kitchen with everything that you could ask for (but we didn't cook anything). We actually didn't stay long enough to cook anything except make coffee in the morning. Loved the double lavs in the bath. And nice and fluffy towels too! Love to walk down 2nd street which is 1/2 block away. You can walk to a plethora of restaurants and shopping. We've visited many times to this area and have only tried a small sampling of all the places to eat. We would definitely stay here again! We would also recommend this beautiful property to our friends. A super nice get-away!
I just got home from my vacation in Long Beach having stayed at An Elegant Retreat in Belmont Shore....This apartment is stunning and wonderful in every single way....It is clean, spotless really...It is cozy and beautiful...the bed was super comfy, the kitchen had everything...it is really large and honestly the pictures do not do it justice.....Colleen does not miss a thing...There is nothing that you will want or need when you stay here....The location is perfect. It is almost right on Second Street but located just far away so that you don't hear all the fun people are having when its time for you to go to sleep....I did not want to leave and I would absolutely stay here again....Wonderful experience.
Fantastic, roomy, light, cozy and close to everything. Half block to 2nd street and 3 blocks for ocean.
We will stay there again.
Gary and Darlene
My wife and I stayed at this unit for about 3 weeks and we absolutely loved it. This unit is completely remodeled, with new furniture and appliances. The bed is very comfortable and there are extra pillows to choose from in the spacious closet. My wife and I love the extra soft pillows that this unit provided. We thought the unit was very spacious for two people, the living room is quite inviting and everything is decorated professionally with quality products. The location is also very quite and desirable to live in. We loved the fact that it was walking distance to the beach as well as convenient to everything else. We explore numerous restaurants, coffee shops, clothing shops and sports bars within walking distance to the unit. Also the owner of this unit is a very friendly and polite lady along with her husband. We recommend this unit to any couple or family that wants to get away from home for a small vacation in pleasant city.
My brother and his family live in the same building as this one-bedroom rental so it seemed like a great idea for us to get out of their hair - and off the air mattress - to rent the apartment above them. We were the first to stay at the newly transformed apartment.
It was beautifully decorated, luxuriously comfortable and so convenient to all of the fun that Belmont Shores has to offer (you never have to leave the area!). It's walking distance to great restaurants, bars and shopping. Not to mention the beach is four blocks away! The ocean breeze blows in through the windows so the apartment never gets too warm. The apartment would be great for long stays since the kitchen has everything you would need and there's lots of closet space for people who like to spread out.
Our only issue was that there wasn't any wifi but Colleen said they were still in the process of getting it hooked up so that shouldn't be a problem for anyone after us.
We would stay here again in a heartbeat, it's well worth the nightly rate to be in such a great area. Staying here we could pretend we lived such a laid back lifestyle, if only we never had to go home!
The apartment is located at the western end of Belmont Shore. It is about 3 to 4 miles to downtown Long Beach and the Convention Center. Easy access to the major freeways makes this area a convenient base for visiting the attractions of Los Angeles and Orange County. The Long Beach Airport is 5 miles away and LAX is about 20 miles.
Activities abound for both the young and not so young. Try your skills at kite flying or kayaking; go for a bike ride at the beach; have a romantic gondola ride through Naples' canals; go antique shopping; or simply 'people watch' on 2nd St. For the discerning visitor to Southern California, stay and play in Belmont Shore, a friendly and exciting beach community of Long Beach.
Other Activities: yoga, bridge, ballroom dancing, day spas
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Notes||Maximum occupancy is 2 guests.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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