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Your Dream Home on the Sand is Here

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

On the sand! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, + 2 comfort sofa beds. Great family memories!

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 60 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

Diana & Scot Dodson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, We can use a language translator. :)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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 are inspired here.

We are the 2nd generation of vacation rental home providers and are very happy to help our guests. We live on the property and are available to our guests when they contact us. As travelers ourselves, we have supplied this very special place to make our guests feel as at home as possible. Our guests often wish they could stay longer, also that they had planned more time to enjoy this special place. Many return year after year and dream of someday retiring here.

The property is completely NON Smoking and non toxic, a great place to breath. My wife has a respiratory disability so this is a great place for those with allergies and respiratory issues.

Diana & Scot Dodson purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Diana & Scot Dodson chose Orange County

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.

Sorry no events, parties or revolving door of guests/visitors.

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the day, this is an amazing place!

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.

A great place to rejuvenate and many have enjoyed respite healing here.

Fully equipped home with many extras and amenities.

NON Smoking, environmentally friendly.

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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Sunset Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable bed with custom exotic wood builtins
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable queen size bed. Koa wood dresser.
    Ocean view living room - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Comfort Sofa Sleepers w/ an air mattress inside. & Pack&Play
  • Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable Queen Size bed one in each of the two bedrooms., Sleeper Sofas (2) in the living room there are Comfort Sofas bed which has the sofa bed mattress and 10' air mattress encased in a traditional quilted mattress case (2).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
Clean, updated 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 beds (So comfortable many have told us they don’t want to go home!). This 2 bedroom dream home sleeps 8 comfortably. Includes Wireless Internet access, flat screen TV, Premium Satellite TV programming,DVR, 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 brownie mix in case you have a craving! The kitchen was equipped by a kitchen gadget fanatic! This is a dream home.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Your Dream Home on the Sand is Here
average rating of 4.95 based on 42 reviews
New Orleans

Beautiful place and location

  • 5 of 5

This was my best stay ever! Been to the Alabama, Florida beaches but this house and town was the best. The owners are the nicest people to meet. I highly recommend this location! Just hold on to your kites when flying them.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, Clean, relaxing dream vacation... Love Love Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Love, Love this place. The beach is not crowded. The home is spacious, clean, Luxurious, full of light in the day, the smell of the ocean air flowed through the house. The deck was great after return from a day at the beach playing in the water, building sand castles, trying to surf. The owners thought of everything one might need for a day at beach. This is close enough to everything, but away from the crowds. Such a great little town to relax in.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything at this property and holiday was excellent. Stepping off the deck and being at the beach: priceless! Our teenage sons had a great time learning to surf with the surfboards that were provided. The owner Scot even gave them a surfing lesson to get them going! Loved watching the dolphins swim by on numerous occasions. The house was clean and modernized had everything we needed and more. Especially liked the grill on the deck which we used at bunch. The owners were very nice people that answered all our questions regarding the property and the local area. The town had a nice small town feel. Did not feel like we were in the city all. Loved that! Only downfall of this property was that it may have been too comfortable. We got home and wished we had toured more, but at the time the beach and house amenities gave us no desire to leave. The days we did venture out, Disneyland is an short 25min drive. We would definitely stay at this property again. Thanks Scot & Diana for great beach holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach

Home away from home :)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach town, wonderful home, very kind owners, and sweet ocean breeze. Everything about it is great. We would definitely come again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We have enjoyed having you stay 3 times now. We are glad you feel at home and we look forward to your return!!
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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
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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
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
LAX 30 miles N LGB 7 miles N, SNA 30 miles S
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alamitos Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Blue line in Long Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
405, 605, 22
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
You are on the beach! On the Sand!
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



Rates & Availability

Sunset Beach Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 10 2016 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We also accept US checks for advanced booking stays by mail and Paypal as payment. The refundable deposit of $500 is due at the time of booking and reverts to a security deposit and returned after your stay, as detailed in the rental agreement. The rental rate is due 30 days prior to your stay. Any additional cleaning, beyond normal cleaning/ laundry, will be deducted from your deposit.
Well behaved pets welcome with prior arrangement & approval: pesticide free to insure our non toxic environmentally friendly environment. Daily rate of $50 per day per pet, prior approval required.

Low Season - 5 night minimum.
Holidays- 7 night minimum
High Season- 7 night minimum - 7 night increments (7,14,21,28 etc.)

Sorry- this is not the place for parties, events, revolving door of guests / visitors.

For stays 4 weeks or longer requires additional fee for mid monthly cleaning of $240.

Make sure you plan time during your stay to be here and enjoy the beach and this very special place!!

A perfect place for anyone who wants to stop, breath and appreciate the beauty of life at the beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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