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City Approved! Ocean & Island Views from 25ft x 12ft Private Deck

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Located 1 HOUSE OFF the SAND, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Enjoy Ocean & Island Views at the Seal Beach Guest House then drive just over an hour to Lake Front Views at the Lake Gregory Peck Lake House just 15 minutes south of Lake Arrowhead but so much easier to get to!!!!!! Sleeps 4 . See our listing on VRBO.com/853242

Located just ONE HOUSE OFF the SAND, the Seal Beach Guest House has its own PRIVATE ENTRANCE…

This incredibly convenient & peaceful guest house is the ONLY 1-bedroom vacation rental with

NO STREETS TO CROSS to the BEACH & only 3 SHORT BLOCKS to MAIN STREET & the PIER.

PERFECT for a ROMANTIC GETAWAY or a fun filled FAMILY adventure, it is NOT part of a complex but a guest house that was added on to accommodate family and friends. We just got COUPONS for KNOTT'S BERRY FARM for JUST $43 regular price is $72 !

You DO NOT SHARE ANY COMMON WALLS & NO ONE lives ABOVE or BELOW. This makes it a very quiet, private, serene & safe property.

BREATHTAKING SUNSETS …

from your own private 25ft x 12ft deck, hearing the gentle roar of the waves. It is a perfect place for some quiet time with a good book and hosting family & friends for a relaxing but festive BBQ!

READ OUR RAVE REVIEWS …

& start planning your amazing beach vacation.

Be AMAZED & DELIGHTED …

by our charming, friendly & family safe surf town.

UNLIKE ALL OTHER VRBO listings in Seal Beach, we are the only rental that offers a 2-NIGHT minimum stay. Come for the weekend! Pick any day to arrive and any day to depart. Once here, you won’t want to leave!

WELCOME to PARADISE …

with RESERVED PARKING & parking passes for your visitors. You also have LUXURY LINENS & 24/7 PRIVATE USE of ALL amenities ... LARGE PRIVATE DECK with OCEAN VIEW, Beach Cruiser BICYCLES, BEACH CHAIRS, UMBRELLA & BEACH TOWELS, Full-size SURFBOARD, BOOGIE BOARDS, SKIM BOARD, WEBER BBQ, COOLERS & COOZIES ... ALL free of charge (see entire list below).

You DON'T need a car as it is just a 3-MINUTE leisurely stroll to the Seal Beach Pier (2nd longest wooden pier) and historic Main Street where you'll find casual cafes, award winning fine dining, authentic delis, bakeries, coffee & tea houses, Irish Pubs & ice cream parlors. You'll also discover surf shops, bikini stores, boutiques, antiques, art galleries, beach décor, a kite store, the shell shop, day spas, hair and nail salons, and many other specialty stores!

On the weekends, you can get the freshest locally grown fruits, veggies and flowers at the FARMERS MARKET just up the road. A brand new full service Pavilions Grocery Store and a CVS Drug Store is conveniently located three blocks away.

Above and beyond our summer 'LIVE CONCERTS in the PARK' & 'The BALCONY BOYS BAND on MAIN', you'll enjoy our 'telescope friends' that often visit the pier and allow us to view PLANETS for free. You'll be amazed when you look through their high speed telescopes... the size of these monsters will shock you!

Come visit during spring and summer from March through August to see our famous GRUNION RUN ... it's an amazing thrill to fish by hand and experience all the excitement!

Drive less than 5 MINUTES to the Marina and rent an electric DUFFY BOAT to cruise the charming CANALS of NAPLES, board the REGGAE PARTY BOAT for an evening cruise of the bay with LIVE MUSIC, catch the WATER TAXI to bring you to the QUEEN MARY and the AQUARIUM of the PACIFIC of Long Beach or take a romantic ride in a GONDOLA and be serenaded under one of the bridges on a canal in NAPLES. Take the dogs to DOGGIE BEACH where they can PLAY OFF LEASHES at the water's edge and even take a swim! BOLSA CHICA BEACH is just 10 minutes south where you can have a BONFIRE on the SAND! HUNTINGTON BEACH known as 'SURF CITY USA' is just south 15 minutes.

Drive only 20 MINUTES to DISNEYLAND, DISNEY'S NEW CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE, KNOTT'S BERRY FARM, KNOTT'S SOAK CITY WATER PARK, MEDIEVAL TIMES, PIRATE'S DINNER ADVENTURE or the LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM STADIUM to just name a few! WE'VE GOT COUPONS for admissions as low as $17.99 per person ... some with $20.00 OFF ... others with 50% OFF ... SAVE BIG BUCK$ on these attractions and MORE!!!

AIRPORTS - LAX - 26 miles; Long Beach - 7 miles; John Wayne, Orange County (SNA)- 19 miles.

So come and visit one of the LAST QUAINT BEACH TOWNS, you'll want to come back soon!

Seal Beach Trivia

The movie American Pie 2 used Main Street for their beach town scene. In the late 90's, the very first soap opera produced by Aaron Spelling, award winning 'Sunset Beach', was also filmed in Seal Beach. Several production companies utilize homes and businesses as their on-location sets for movies and cable television.

Famous natives and residents:

Cameron Dias, actress.

Joe Maddon, MLB Tampa Bay Rays' manager 2006-2014

Jack Haley, former NBA player for LA Lakers, Chicago Bulls, NJ Nets, San Antonio Spurs.

Robert August, one of the two surfers in Bruce Brown's classic surf flick The Endless Summer.

Juliette Brewer actor who played Marianne in the Little Rascals Film.

Carey Hart, motorcycle racer and owner of tattoo shops.

Bill Henderson, film director and MTV video director.

Clayton Snyder actor who played Ethan Craft in the Lizzie McGuire TV show and Film.

Pat McCormick, a two-time Olympic platform and springboard gold metal diver.

Randy Stonehill Grammy nominated singer/songwriter with wife Sandi.

Chad Wackerman, Rock and Jazz drummer who has worked with Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor and many others.

Bill Ward, drummer and occasional lead vocalist of hard rock/heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. Bill is also a solo artist.

The ska and alternative rock band RX Bandits were formed in Seal Beach.

Steve Goodman, singer-songwriter and author of 'City of New Orleans', 'A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request' and 'You Never Even Call Me By My Name'.

Keywords: guesthouse, beach house, apartment, guest house, apartment, flat, condo

More Details

Owner
Kelly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Kelly

Randy and I just love our quaint little town. When we got engaged at our favorite restaurant on the beach, neighbors and friends called us to congratulate. When we asked how they knew, they all had the same reply that they saw the plane pulling the banner that read 'KELLY! I LOVE YOU! WILL YOU MARRY ME? RANDY'

Kelly purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Kelly chose Seal Beach

There is no need to rent/use a car! It is so lovely to walk only a couple of blocks to Main Street where you can find just about anything! Tons of choices to satisfy any appetite ... Irish, Mexican, Japanese, French, Yucatan, Vietnamese, Italian, Thai, Sushi, Steak & Seafood, 50's Diners, Juice bars, Ice Cream Parlors, Pubs, and so many shops, boutiques, day spas, hair & nail salons, grocery store, drug store, florist, clothing stores, kid's shop, toy store, kite shop, theater, jewelry stores, hardware store and so much more!

What makes this apartment unique

Old Town Seal Beach is just so unique. When you can look out and see Catalina Island just 22 miles off the coast from your own large private deck and fall asleep hearing the waves, it doesn't get any better than that! It is paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great Stay! We felt so comfortable. It felt like we had our own private nest ...

we can't wait to come back. Looking forward to seeing you soon! John and Liz
Oct 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Long Beach (code = LGB)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Hangout on Main Street - 3 blocks
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
Alamitos Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bixby Village Golf Course & Old Ranch Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH) - 4 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
3 blocks away
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
1 house away
Nearest Point of Interest
the Seal Beach Guest House with Private Deck
Nearest Point of Interest
the Boardwalk & our Pristine Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
the famous Seal Beach Pier (2nd longest wooden pier)
Nearest Point of Interest
Walt's Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Surf the Pacific!
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Car Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
The Local's Favorite River's End Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Kite Surfing & Windsailing Rigging Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruby's Diner
Car: not necessary

Kite surfing, electric Duffy boats, 68-foot Catamaran Water Taxi to Long Beach & Queen Mary, Hydro-bikes, Reggae Party Boat with LIVE music, authentic Irish pubs, wine tasting, micro-brew tasting, al fresco dining, fabulous boutiques, spas & salons, consignment, antique shops, kite shop, toy store, supermarket & drug store, bait shop & so much more all within walking distance!

Amenities

Old Towne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) New Ortho Dr. Preferred Dreamer Queen Set, Sleep Sofa (1) Luxury Memory Foam Queen sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On Wikipedia, our weather is described as Mediterranean. We are surrounded on three sides by water which keeps our temperature quite stable. Typically, the homes & buildings are built on slab. Add in asphalt roads, concrete walkways & alleys which absorb the heat from the sun and slowly release it back into the air so our weather stays very pleasant all year long! We do NOT get the high spikes of heat NOR the rainfall that is typical for other Orange County cities & Los Angeles.

Reviews

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City Approved! Ocean & Island Views from 25ft x 12ft Private Deck
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 69 reviews
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5

Great location. Great host!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location. Just minutes from the sand. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time

Kelly and Randy are great!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great Location and Host!

  • 5 of 5

Kelly was a perfect host. She greeted us upon arrival with a beautiful fruit and wine basket. The location of the beach cottage couldn't have been better. Walking distance to many great dinning, cocktail and recreational options. Not to mention steps from the the beach. We will be back, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kelly and Randy are terrific hosts. The place was clean with flowers and a fruit basket with breakfast available for our first morning. Was close to all the Seal Beach restaurants and pier. The deck was perfect for watching the sun set and watching the evenings shooting stars. Best thing to do at Seal Beach is take surfing lessons from M&M. What a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful small beach community

  • 4 of 5

The owners of this tiny apartment are very nice and hospitable! The apartment is very clean and close to the beach. We loved being able to walk everywhere and the beach is very family friendly. The beds in the guest house are very comfortable! The only negative on this trip was that none of the beach toys were usable ( all of the surfboards/boogies bards are rotted out and need to be replaced) The bike had a flat tire and not useable, Kelly did offer the use of their bike, but by then we had already moved on . I would def recommend this property also be ware that they will take the full $5300 deposit up front ( which is very high IMO! ) , just ask if all of their toys are usable. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yochheim Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Seal Beach Guest house. Close to downtown and the beach. Perfect for couples getaway. Loved our Welcome fruit basket. Had a great time. Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Reservation fee $25
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Add 10 % for 2 & 3-night stays & holiday weekends.
Add 10% for Spring Break & last 2 weeks of the year for the Christmas & New Year's Holidays.
Pets must be pre-approved.
NO extra fee for bikes, full-size surfboard, boogie boards or other amenities.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.