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Tom Stearns

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Perfect!! NEW Downtown Long Beach Condo 2Bed/2Bath Views/Sunny/Balcony/Pool/Gym

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Long Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) Views! Beautifully Furnished! Downtown!

" Great Condo, Great Location, Fantastic Owner!" El 2015

" Beautiful pristine condo in Fabulous Building" Joy M. 2015

" Look no further, this condo is the one!" Mirka 2014

The condo is new, sunny, bright and beautifully designed with relaxation in mind. Facing West and North, the mid-day sun allows for lazy afternoons and beautiful sunsets. West Ocean Towers is unquestionably, the best residential building in Long Beach. The oversized balcony has a large table with 6 chairs making it perfect for alfresco dining. Views to Palos Verdes, the Terminal Island Bridge and Palm Trees. Located in the Best and Newest High Rise Tower in Downtown Long Beach on the second floor.

The entire property is impeccably clean and a huge amount of time has been spent ensuring that your every need is met, so you can relax in your perfect home away from home.

The kitchen is fully equipped and contains everything you need to cater for yourselves including: all stainless-steel gas kitchen includes, dishwasher, gas stove w/5 burners, electric oven, refrigerator with freezer and ice-maker, microwave, a stackable washer dryer plus both air conditioning , forced air heating and under-counter lights.

All small appliances including:

waffle iron, blender, hand mixer, mix-master, toaster, crock pot, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder all pots and pans, cups and glasses, flatware and stemware, plates, bowls, cutting boards...everything needed and supplied!

This property would also suit anyone visiting the city on business that requires an ideal and convenient location close to the business district.

All pots and pans, custom pantry, small and large appliances are included. Custom 'Top down-bottom up' window coverings ensure for maximum shade inside and the blackout shades in both the bedrooms allowing for sleep anytime. A ceiling fan in the master bedroom offers a cooling breeze for those warm evenings. Two additional fans are in the condo.

There is electric heat and air conditioning in the condo.

The living room is tastefully decorated and stylish. It features a custom sofa, comfortable lounging chairs, mid-century furnishing and a large glass coffee table with custom paint colors and lighting complete the living room. The living room can comfortably sit 6. The dining area has a large teak table with teak chairs and can accommodate dining for 6. The living room also has a 40' flat screen HGTV with Charter Cable including HBO, Showtime and 50+ channels and radio. Plus, plenty of books and games to keep everyone entertained. Maps, guides, menus and tourist information are provided.

The master bedroom consists of a beautiful and very comfortable King bed, ceiling fan, alarm clock and ample storage An en-suite bath with granite counters, dual vanities, plenty of storage, a hair dryer and a large mirror to help you get ready for that night on the town or business event. All linens are provided. The second bath has a tub/shower combination with granite surround plus a large mirror. Both baths have all lights are on dimmers and have electric fans. Bedrooms have operable windows along with the living room for fresh air.

The second bedroom consists of a Queen size bed providing comfortable sleeping. All linens are provided. Both bedrooms are carpeted with large windows looking to the sunny balcony and views to Palos Verdes. Custom black-out shades are in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have operable windows for great air flow. Both bedrooms have closets with custom closet organizers with plenty of hangers. Ample drawer space in the master bedroom. Second bath across the hall.

The sunny oversized and private balcony has a table and seating for 6 for alfresco dining or cocktails.

The building is new, built is 2007, and offers the best of amenities including an outdoor heated pool, hot tub and dry sauna. There are many meeting rooms and quiet common area spaces including two well equipped gyms and BBQ's. The building offers a guest suite that can be rented for extra guests. Two side by side secure and deeded parking spaces are also included. The garage is gated and operated with an opener. Superior construction includes double dry wall for minimum noise transfer.

The building has state-of-the-art security system. Two lobbies are manned 24/7 and all visitors and guests must register and be announced. Outside doors are locked and one can only gain entrance by using a ' FOB' to unlock.

The unit is close to the best of everything Long Beach has to offer! The Long Beach Convention Center, the Pike Marketplace, Rainbow Harbor, the Long Beach Aquarium, the Catalina Express and the East Village Arts District are all within walking distance. The trendy Pine Street corridor is just three blocks away. Many restaurants, shopping, cinemas and theatres are all within close proximity. The building is conveniently located at the end of the 710 freeway so getting to places in and around Southern California including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Pasadena, the Long Beach Airport, Orange County, all beaches and the South Bay are very easy. The terminus of the Blue Line is also three blocks away making commuting to downtown Los Angeles or Union Station very easy. This is the perfect location to start or end your stay in Southern California.

Many Long Beach activities are centered around the city's waterfront marina and downtown. Within an 8 block area, there are more than 100 restaurants, plus shopping and entertainment venues. The condo has a walk score of 92!

There are two bicycles in a secured and locked room, along with helmets and tire air pump. Long Beach has many bike paths, one of which runs 5.5 miles along the sandy beach shoreline located 5 blocks from the building. The City, which has been ranked in the top 25 cities by Bicycle Magazine, has 45 miles of bike paths. It's a great and flat area to bike ride.

The city of Long Beach also offers the opportunity to visit the stately Queen Mary. At one time the Queen was the world's fastest and most luxurious ocean liner. Today, she still adds color and a retro cachet to Long Beach Harbor, and entertains passengers in restrauants and on historical tours.

Long Beach, the fifth largest city in California has much to offer the visitor or resident.

Spread out along five-and-a-half miles of sandy coastline, Long Beach is a beach community with lots of room to play.

Many Southern California attractions are located close to the condo including the Aquarium, the Queen Mary, Rainbow Harbor, the East Village Arts District, the Pine Street and the Convention Center.

This is a popular rental with guests returning year after year.

My Home Owners Association requires a minimum stay of 30 days.

Check out my on-line reviews!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom Stearns (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom Stearns

A native of Southern Calfornia, I like to spend as much time as possible in Long Beach. My condo is a very special little corner of Long Beach.

I can help with planning visits to nearby areas of interest including San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Las Vegas.

I grew up in the Long Beach area and I am familiar with all of Los Angeles.

Some of my favorite places in Long Beach include:

*walking my dog in Rainbow Harbor

*exploring Belmont Shore

*watching the nightly sunset from my balcony

*nighttime dinner or drinks on Pine Street

In the middle of it all, however, secluded and relaxing, it offers the best of...everything!

Tom Stearns purchased this condo in 2009

Why Tom Stearns chose Long Beach

Perfect Southern California weather and lifestyle! Park the car and walk to the best Long Beach has to offer! This property would also suit anyone visiting the Long Beach on business that requires an ideal and convenient location close to the business district. A walking score of 92!

Use the two bikes and have a leisurely ride along the Los Angeles River, Rainbow Harbor or ride to dinner.

Where a sophisticated lifestyle meets relaxed California Coastal Living the vacation rental is second to none!

The Blue Line Metro is located three blocks from the condo. Take the Metro to Downtown LA Union Station for lunch.

Also, the Passport Bus is a FREE bus that connects you to downtown LB's finest attractions including the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Pine Ave, City Place Mall, The Pike and Rainbow Harbor, the Convention Center, Shoreline Village, many downtown LB's hotels and LB Transit's water taxis, the Aqua Link and Aqua Bus.

What makes this condo unique

Newest and BEST residential building completed in 2007. Second floor unit #205. Sunny and bright with and an oversized terrace and views to Palos Verdes. The second floor location allows for easy stair access to the heated pool area with, spa, steam room, BBQ's, access to two gyms (located in the buildings) and a guest suite for extra guests (at a cost). This first class building offers super security and 24 hour concierge. Plus features like secure bike storage area, on-site dry cleaning, private wine storage, 2 gyms, rec. room, business center, movie screening room, outdoor fireplace, BBQ area, yoga studio and billiards room. The condo has both high speed Internet and Charter Cable with HBO and Showtime and over 50 channels.

Sunny, bright and beautifully decorated. This condo provides the prefect location for those seeking a relaxing, quiet and walkable location to many restaurants, theaters, the Convention Center, trendy Pine Street, the Long Beach Aquarium and the beautiful Terrace Theatre Entertainment Center. This condo is Pinnacle of Downtown living in Long Beach! Check out my on-line reviews!

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Perfect!! NEW Downtown Long Beach Condo 2Bed/2Bath Views/Sunny/Balcony/Pool/Gym
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Maryland
5

Like a 5 star hotel

  • 5 of 5

We love this condo. I recently stayed here as my business took me to downtown Long Beach for two months. My wife joined me for the last two weeks. She loved walking to everything including the movies, shopping and the aquarium. The condo is bright and sunny with comfortable furniture and wonderful decoration. The quite location and friendly staff made staying here our only choice from now on when business takes us to Long Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideally Located Condo in Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of June here. Right from the beginning the owner, Tom, was very helpful with everything. He even put together a folder with information on local restaurants and tourist spots in the area. The condo was fully stocked and successfully met all of our needs. The building itself had so many wonderful amenities and the staff was very friendly. We did not rent a car so the location was perfect. We could walk almost anywhere and public transportation was only a few blocks away. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London
5

The best rental in Long Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Tom’s downtown Long Beach condo and were sad to leave. It’s wonderfully decorated and the kitchen as everything we need to cook. Everything was clean and in working order. The building is first class and the staff is super friendly and helpful. The beds were comfortable and we loved the blackout shades in both bedrooms. Lots of extra supplies in the kitchen and baths.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
5

Beautiful well kept condo in a ideal location with an ideal owner

  • 5 of 5

The owner is fabulous to deal with. He is delightful and always there to help and answer your questions. This is our second stay at the condo and I guess that speaks highly enough of the owner and the accommodations. The apartment is beautifully appointed and very spacious. The kitchen and bathrooms are a joy, very large with all the appointments you could want. The building is fabulous and the people at the front desk are warm and wonderful. Both the owner and building employees make you feel right at home. My daughter lives in Long Beach and when we visit for a month or a more extended period I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. We love walking to restaurants, the movies and shops. My grandchildren love the Ferris wheel and Carousel at The Pike just behind the condo, as well as the Long Beach Aquarium also walking distance. We love this condo and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California
5

superb city living and fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo with everything imaginable at your fingertips. Location is so convenient to tons of restaurants as well as the marina and beach. The building is immaculate and everyone including the staff are friendly and warm. The unit itself is very spacious and the owner is incredibly organized and was available for any questions we had before and during our stay. We enjoyed meeting the bike path right outside the building and loved being able to explore the downtown area. Our dog was very well received and felt right at home. It was so convenient to have the two covered parking spots guaranteed and included. Overall we would highly recommend a stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Condo, Great location, Fantastic Owner!!

  • 5 of 5

This Condo is in a great location - central to everything, and feels safe to walk around. We were able to walk to restaurants and shops. Fantastic for us - a family with 1 teenage son. Plenty to do without even leaving the condo building. Game room with pool table was a big hit for the boys, and the pool and hot tub area with barbecues is gorgeous. We have had such a great time. The staff are friendly and helpful. They were all very professional. Add to this the fact that the owner has thought of everything possible to make us feel at home. We met him at the condo and he gave us all the information we could want about the neighbourhood. He is very knowledgeable about Southern California and also helped with suggesting some great tourist destinations. Parking here was also easy. We simply cannot say enough about our stay here. We will miss waking up in this beautiful space filled with light and comfort. There is no doubt that this is the nicest California rental that we have had to date. We highly recommend this condo, and will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Long Beach (LGB) 25 minutes of three airports.
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Walk to the Catalina Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
El Dorado Golf, Skylinks Golf, Bixby Village Golf
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Blue Line Metro Rail. Pine Street. To downtown LA.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lots w/n walking distance of Rainbow Harbor/Ocn Bl
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Los Alamitos Beach
Car: not necessary

A favorite sea-worthy attraction is the city's Aqua Bus, a 40-foot water taxi that serves the city's main attractions, such as the Queen Mary and Aquarium of the Pacific. The city also sponsors AquaLink, a high-speed 60 foot catamaran that offers service to nearby Alamitos Bay,

which has marinas, restaurants and water sports.

There are several options for getting on the water at a cost, like Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Sport Fishing, Private Cruises, Harbor Cruises, a Murder Mystery Cruise

and Boat Rentals.

Some bars & restaurants within walking distance from the condo..(but not limited to!) include:

Gladstone's,

California Pizza Kitchen,

Outback Steakhouse,

Tokyo Wako,

PF Changs,

Yard House,

Parker's Lighthouse,

Chilis,

Famous Dave's,

Islands,

Hooters,

The Dueling Pianos,

Mosher's Deli,

George's Greek Cafe,

Savilla Spanish Cusine,

Vokcano,

and Buno's Italian Restaurant.

Grocery shopping is located in the recently remodeled Von's Supermarket on Atlantic Blvd also downtown 4 blocks away just off Ocean Blvd.

The famous Queen Mary is a hearty walk although I suggest driving. Two other places of interest easiest by car are both the Maya Hotel and the Reef Restaurant.

The new 'Outlets at the Pike' are leasing 330,000 sq feet of retail space. Currently, the Restoration Hardware outlet has opened and soon the following outlets: H & M, Sperry, Coach, J. Crew and a variety of others coming soon.

Successful Long Beach shopping areas include the Promenade (located within walking from the condo), Belmont Shore, Retro Row, and the Arts District (also walkable from the condo).

The Long Beach Grand Prix consumes Downtown LB for a long weekend in April.

Other downtown LB activities include: the Zombie Walk, Pride and the world series of Volleyball each year.

This Long Beach Vacation Rental is perfect for vacation or business, blending perfect design, location and affordability.

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Rates & Availability

Long Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July, August & September
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
$7,800
 
 
October, Nov, Dec
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Jan - June 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175

Home Owners Association requires a minimum stay of 30 days
See Rental Agreement for cancellation policy
Refundable security deposit $500.00.
Cleaning Fee of $175.00.
Electrical use during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Long Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks, Granite Counters, Hair dryer/ Exhaust Fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite surround, Exhaust fan/All linens provided
  • Two baths one en-suite in Master. Walk-in Shower in Master. All granite counters/storage/exhaust fans.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Bed in Master Bedroom. En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed in Second Bedroom. Blackout shades.
  • King size beds (1) New King Bed in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) New Queen Bed in Second Bedroom. All linens provided. Ceiling Fan in Master. En-suite bath in Master. Blackout shades in both bedrooms. Views from both bedrooms. Sunny and bright afternoon sun and sunsets from both bedrooms and balcony. Both bedrooms are carpeted. Both bedrooms have closets with closet organizers. Ample storage in the master bedroom. Reading lights on each side of both beds with nightstands. All linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
All Custom Furniture from owner, Sunsets views every night, Very sunny balcony faces West and North, Views to Palos Verdes, Terminal Island Bridge View, Palm Trees. Unit on Second Floor easy stair access, Many restaurants and sightseeing at your doorstep, Two gyms in building, Hot Tub (Jacuzzi) heated pool, sauna & community BBQ in common area, two deeded and covered & secure parking spaces side x side, Flat Screen HDTV Cable TV in unit and hooked up to 42' HD TV, Closet organizers in both bedroom closets & pantry outfitted in kitchen, Tons of drawer space in the master. All kitchen flatware/stemware/plates/pots and pans, Custom 'Bottom Up' window shades throughout condo unit and blackout shades in both bedrooms, 24/7 secure concierge building, large kitchen with DW/Oven/Micro/Disposal/Refrigerator/Stackable washer/dryer/Air Conditioning and Heating, Lights on dimmers, Ceiling Fan in Master. Within an 8 block area, there are more than 100 restaurants, shopping & entertainment venue.

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