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Winter Special $199/night! - Affordable Family Vacation on the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Up and Away at Beachside Retreat is your Home Away from Home---on the beach.

Enjoy a stay at our charming beachfront property with the conveniences of the city and the relaxation of a beach atmosphere.

We are on the beach, no streets to cross, no walking a block or two. Just out the door and onto the sand.

Our fully furnished two bedroom/one bath unit with balcony and ocean view is perfect for just 1 person yet can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably. Ideal for a family vacation or local business trip.

Master bedroom with California king bed, soft linens, extra pillows and a chocolate at your bedside!

Second bedroom with full size bed with memory foam mattress and ocean view.

Large living room includes a full size futon sofa for additional sleeping options.

All of our beds are made with clean quality linens and a good night sleep in mind.

Bathroom includes plush towels and a fresh bath mat. Complimentary toiletries. Hairdryer. Paper products. Skylight for added brightness. Ceiling heater if you like a warm bathroom.

Colorful beach towels are in your unit and beach chairs are available on the beach level.

Beverages upon arrival, coffee and tea, and popcorn in the microwave. One parking spot for a standard size vehicle (large cars may not fit and will have to park on the street) and wireless internet are all included.

Walk out the door and you step onto the sand. Table, chairs and BBQ available for your meals on the beach or to take your afternoon tea. Falling asleep is easy with the gentle breeze, ocean waves, peeping birds and smooth wind chimes.

Long Beach is a south facing beach with sun all day. Enjoy the energizing sunrise to the east and a calming sunset to the west. This is a unique location.

We are located just under 1 mile from the Long Beach Convention Center and 30-90 minutes to major southern California attractions such as Disneyland, SeaWorld, Magic Mountain, Getty Center and Villa, Knotts Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Staples Center, Dodger Stadium, Catalina Island, wine country and more.

Come see why families stay with us over and over and why our business travelers leave us feeling more like they had a vacation than a week of meetings and conventions!

We think of the details for you.

One parking spot for a standard size vehicle.

Wireless internet.

On-site laundry: detergent, dryer sheets, basket and coins are in your unit.

Complimentary beverages in the kitchen.

Housekeeping for stays of 8 or more nights.

At Up and Away, the only thing missing is you!

**Pets Not Allowed: Strict policy for the health and comfort of all guests and staff.

Looking for more or less space? See our website for details of our other units at this beachfront property.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Lorrie

Caring owners want to make your stay memorable. We've thought of all the details with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Wonderful staff looking out for you.

Lorrie purchased this condo in 2006

Why Lorrie chose Long Beach

Perfect combination of relaxation on the beach and conveniences of the city. South facing beach means a beautiful sunrise to the east and calming sunset to the west. All day sunshine.

What makes this condo unique

Complimentary beverages upon your arrival.

Direct beach access. We are ON the beach. No crossing the street or walking 1/2 a block. The beach is your backyard.

Lovely gardens surround our beach patio making our property the nicest vacation spot along the beach.

24 hour emergency service...just in case.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Winter Special $199/night! - Affordable Family Vacation on the Beach!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
North Las Vegas

What an AMAZING stay...

  • 5 of 5

We literally had only a few days to try to cram in a family vacation and with 4 small kids that usually means one thing - stress. I had rented vacation homes before and it doesn't really eliminate the headache in many cases despite being much more comfortable than a hotel. There are endless things that need to be packed, comforts you need to remember to bring, kids who won't eat anything but bagels, etc.

From the moment I inquired about the property everything seemed to be taken care of. Muriel was AMAZING and professional.

We met her at the front gate after driving through 5pm LA traffic - so I was expecting the worst and was already less than cheerful. She directed us to our parking spot (a miracle in LA to even have one) and then as our tired kids exited the van she cheerfully greeted every single one, shook their hands, and started answering all of their questions.

She checked us in and gave us the grand tour letting us know we had a huge selection of things at our disposal to make the vacation as relaxing as possible.

The condo was fantastic and VERY kid friendly. There were extra beach towels, paper plates, cups, etc. Fans for the bedrooms, DVDs, a book outlining all of the nearby attractions, and more. She had chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and everything we could need.

It was one of the best vacations we had due to the attention to detail, warm reception, cleanliness of the condo (very important when your wife is like Monica from Friends), and constant assistance (at one point Muriel even walked down to the beach where we were camping out with directions to a great restaurant) provided by the Up and Away staff.

I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a fun beach vacation. The beach is literally 10 feet out the back door and it made all the difference being able to take care of everyone's needs.

Thank you Muriel and we will be back again next year for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for such kind words. We are delighted that your experience was, as you said, amazing. We take pride in our property and accommodations and it's important to know that we met our mark. We hope to see you again next year. The Team at Beachside Retreat.
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  • 5 of 5

Location, perfect. Sheets and master bed, perfect. Attention to detail... you've done an incredible job with the small things. Little smart surprises every turn... things that make you say wow... "that was so nice". Part of me wants to highlight all the little lovely things so you see everything I noticed, but the other part wants your next guests to get all the little surprises too. Absolutely wonderful. We will be back!!!! (Ps, if it's not rented tonight... can we stay on other night) :)

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean! Terrific.

  • 4 of 5

This place worked great for us. It was a unit, not a house (I don't know why we had that impression). We have two daughters who shared the full bed and put our teen son on the futon in the living room. We loved having a kitchen and used the bbq outside every night. The complex is older but well maintained, and super clean. It was driving distance to CSULB and Disney. Because of the sea wall the waves are super mellow, and would be good for folks with smaller children.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo with Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for my family to visit Long Beach and surrounding areas going to university visits and of course DisneyLand. Hospitality with the check in process was great and would highly recommend this location to anyone I know looking for a great, reasonably priced location right on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beach hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in mid-June with my two kids and we loved it.

The beach is practically empty every day, which was just what we needed after hitting Disneyland and Universal Studios. It's also a very calm beach and I didn't have any worries about the kids playing in the water.

We used the bbq area twice and really enjoyed grilling up dinner and enjoying it out by the beach.

The unit itself was just as described and very comfortable. I loved the patio overlooking the beach for my morning coffee, utilized the little writing desk multiple times, and the beds were great (so important when you are trying to relax).

My only word of caution is that the wifi leaves a lot to be desired. Since my kids love to play minecraft and I'm a blogger, this caused some frustration for us, but ultimately, we managed and we were there for a vacation anyway, not to be tied to screens.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW, All the comforts of home and more.

  • 5 of 5

The week end was perfect with plenty of elbow room for 3 adults and a teen. Easy access to the beach area and dining entertainment nearby. So many thoughtful touches to add to our relaxing vacation weekend. I will book this again absolutely!!!

Thanks so much!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
710 Long Beach Freeway
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Convention Center
Car: not necessary

Keep your eye open for filming crews around town. CSI Miami, NCIS Los Angeles, and Dexter are filmed in Long Beach as well as other television shows and many movies


Rates & Availability

Alamitos Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Grand Prix
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Alamitos Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Memory Foam
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Room
  • King size beds (1) California king with quality linens and extra pillows and a chocolate on your pillow!, (1) Full size Memory foam mattress with quality linens and extra pillows in second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single day bed and full size futon sofa for additional sleeping options in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hammock to swing between the palm trees. Beach BBQ. Beach table and chairs for beach dining. Beach towels and chairs. Grassy areas for a picnic or taking sun. Fresh flowers upon your arrival.

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