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Budget-Friendly Beach Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Perfect for the budget-conscious traveler, our studio apartment is nestled in a tree-shaded patio. This downstairs unit has a full kitchen and bath. The living area converts to a bedroom. Two chairs convert to two twin beds or another converts into a Queen sized bed (There is limited floor space, so its difficult to have both the Queen and both Twins out together). Perfect for outdoor living, the large enclosed patio has a deck, fire pit and several eating areas. Owners live upstairs and share access to patio and washer/dryer.

Property is located two houses from the calm waters of the Long Beach shore - just steps from the wooden boardwalk and sandy beach. It is also just across the street from the bay and views of Naples Island. Sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and kite boarding are popular sports in the calm waters off Long Beach, while surfing can be found in nearby Huntington Beach.

Long Beach is a vibrant, diverse community and a perfect home base for those visiting Southern California. It is conveniently located between LAX and John Wayne airports and only a few miles from Long Beach airport.

Keywords: beach, cottage, apartment

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Tara

Tara was born and raised in Long Beach and continues to love this friendly, diverse beach community. Born in Taiwan, Frank was raised in Hawaii and Southern California and enjoys kite boarding and beach volleyball. Our son Bodhi was born in 2005 and is an active, beach-loving kid.

Tara purchased this studio in 1998

Why Tara chose Long Beach

Owned by Tara's parents, the unit is often used for visiting family and friends. We love to host family get-togethers in the outdoor patio.


Peninsula Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Steps from beach and bay, Walking distance to Belmont Shore shops and restaurants, Use of shared deck and patio, Outdoor fire pit


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Relaxing retreat-delightful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our enjoyable get-a-way was very relaxing, within walking and biking distance to family, Second St. and attractions. The fact it was steps from the beach and very short walk to the bay made it part of our daily routine. Kudos to our wonderful, warm and friendly hosts, Tara, Frank and Bodhi for making our stay in their beach cottage one to remember. Their description of property and pictures were spot on, bed very comfortable and it was stocked with all the necessities. It is definitely a place to consider for a get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal,Quebec canada


  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage was absolutely perfect with a cozy and relax feel. The owners were very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay, thanks

  • 5 of 5

wonderful peaceful location with both the harbor and beach a few steps away. a very large fenced patio sits in front of the house, which makes it even more peaceful. good access to a wide range of sports, including kite boarding. long boardwalks. Well equipped kitchen and nice, onsite hosts. It is a half an hour walk to eateries and shops and much farther to a grocery store, so if you are not bringing a car a bike would come in handy. if you walk the half hour to second street you can also take a bus from there. We really enjoyed our stay. The house was built in the 50's or so and is very quaint. Bed was comfortable. In all, a good value and we were very pleased. It is even more cute than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Studio Space

  • 4 of 5

For the most part my fiance and I really enjoyed our stay at the studio space in Long Beach. The price was right and for that price the view was unreal. You are steps from the beach which is on the very private, quiet end. We were visiting friends in the area, and Frank and Tara allowed us to host a few of them on their outdoor patio space where we made a small campfire. The unit is stocked with neccessities, which I appreciated. The only drawbacks where showing up with the unit not fully ready on time and due to the owners living above you with a small child it can be very noisy early in the morning. They did apologize for the noise above. They also now have a twin/full size futon in addition to the 2 fold out chairs which we slept on comfortably.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that you took the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor space. I am so sorry that the unit wasn't ready upon your arrival - it was an oversight on my part and I'm glad we were able to correct it quickly. Noise is one of the main drawbacks of our space. The hardwood floors upstairs can make footsteps very audible, though we do our best to be considerate in the morning hours, it can be tough if you're trying to sleep late!
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Three Forks, MT


  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful and close to the ocean. Quaint. Futons for sleeping were good but a bit cumbersome for an older couple. The area was a very interesting area to do some exploring.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smyrna, GA, USA

Studio beach cottage perfect for single lady!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for more. Honestly, in less than 5 seconds I was standing on sand and looking at the Pacific. Just perfect. My daughter and son-in-law live in the Alamitos Beach area of Long Beach, about 3 miles away. I was just close enough to them and not underfoot. Made for a perfect Thanksgiving.

Everything is on point in the description of the unit except for the small TV and VCR. You have WiFi access, so bring your laptop to stay informed. Surprise, my futon was really comfortable! Everything you needed to feel right at home.

The locale is walking distance to 2nd st. in Belmont Shores. There you will find fun shops and awesome restaurants. Loved Ferns Garden shop and Simzy's restaurant. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure to have you- Thanks for the reminder - we no longer have a TV and VCR in the unit. I've taken it off the property description.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Long Beach, LGB
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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