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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


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Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Old Towne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

Enjoy Ocean & Island Views then drive just over an hour to Lake Front Views at Lake Gregory 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kelly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

City Approved! Ocean & Island Views from 25ft x 12ft Private Deck
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 62 reviews
5

It was excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Seal Beach. Loved the old town look...people made you feel at home and so did our hosts. Very much recommend staying here!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice little spot

  • 5 of 5

We two friends had a long weekend here to celebrate our mutual birthdays, a large round number and we'll leave it at that. Great location for beach and village access. Seal Beach retains its charm and all the little cottages have been updated. Super good vibe. I think the ice cream place was the only big chain restaurant on Main Street, which has many little shops and dining choices without being obnoxiously touristy. The home is small but very clean with a few vintage touches. Nice large deck just outside the door. Host was welcoming, attentive and accessible and provided a lot of information about area activities and restaurants. We couldn't find the pots and pans (tiny kitchen) but Kelly responded to our call right away and told us where to look (in the linen closet). What could be improved: larger beach towels and stronger wi-fi. But we had a great time and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Seal Beach!

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time staying in Seal Beach and visiting the surrounding areas. Kelly and Randy are very friendly hosts and were very helpful! The apartment is cozy and feels private even considering there are neighbors surrounding. It would be better suited for 2 people rather than a family of 4 and a dog. I mainly chose this house for the patio pictured online. However I was disappointed to not use it as much as I would've liked. It needs some comfortable seating and a lot of the clutter removed. The bikes were nice to ride downtown and along the beach but we ended up renting our own boogie boards and surfboards. We enjoyed the beach a lot!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Serene

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation! Loved the town of Seal Beach and Randy and Kelly were great hosts. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and deck were excellent

  • 2 of 5

The location of the property in Seal Beach is excellent and worked well for our stay. The large deck is great for privacy. Inside the unit and furniture on the deck needs repair and upgrades. The deck is cluttered and in need of cleaning out the old broken chairs and rusted equipment. Inside, the shower doors need replaced or fixed, and the sofa is ripped, bedding needs upgraded as well. The unit could be very charming, good location, nice and helpful owners, main street is fun, dog beach close by, but, the price was too expensive.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location, wonderful town and excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time in Seal Beach. The location of the property is great. While not directly on the beach, you are on the block that's on the beach. There is one home between you and the beach. The property is just a few block from Main Street where we spent much of our time. Main starts at Seal Beach Pier then goes Northeast for a few block until it hits Pacific Coast Highway. This is a little gem of a street with lots of shops and many great places to eat. Our two favorites were The Hangout, which has a beach view. Their breakfast is great and prices are very reasonable. For dinner we liked Beachwood Barbeque the best. Their smoked meats were wonderful and they have an excellent selection of craft beers.

The property is small. It would be perfect for two people. We had 4, 2 adults and 2 kids, so the kids slept on the pullout. We were only there for 4 days and had flown in so we didn't have a lot of stuff with us, so the size wasn't much of an issue. The deck was nice and large and we grilled out a couple of times. The property comes with beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, etc... Unfortunately it was overcast, windy and cool the whole time we were there so we got to enjoy only about an hour of the beach. That was the only disappointment, but what can you do?

The owners of the property, who live below, are wonderful! Upon our arrival we had a fresh fruit basket, cookies and a bottle of wine on the counter. If we needed anything or had questions they were there and happy to help.

We would recommend this property and would stay again. The only issue is the fairly small size; perfect for a couple, a little "cozy" for 4. But the other aspects of the property (location, town and owners) keep this at 5 stars for me.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Disneyland
Pirates of the Caribbean
Walt's Wharf
Disney's California Adventure
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Downtown Disney
Anaheim Convention Center
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
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!

Rates & Availability

Old Towne Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October to January
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$242
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,840
 
 
Christmas Holiday Weekend
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,631
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas to New Year's
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$699
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Holiday Weekend
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$932
Flat fee
 
 
January to May
Jan 1 2017 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$233
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,470
$3,840
 
 
President's Day Holiday
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$699
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$297
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,079
$6,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Reservation fee $25
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

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Amenities

Old Towne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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