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Lorrie

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Beachfront, Penthouse, Spacious Balcony, Spectacular Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Alamitos Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The Penthouse at Beachside Retreat is your home away from home with amazing ocean views from your private beach facing deck.

This beachfront top floor unit is complete with your comfort and convenience in mind. All the details have been thought of for you!

We welcome you to our property with cold beverages in the refrigerator, fresh flowers on the table and chocolates at your bedside.

We are a south facing beach so you are energized by the rising sun to the east and calmed by the setting sun to the west.

Enjoy your meals out on your private beachfront balcony. A perfect setting for wine and cheese or coffee and biscuits.

You may be lucky to catch sight of dolphins and sea lions playing in the water. From March - September catch the famous Grunion Run.

Convenience with You in Mind.

For stays of 8 or more nights, weekly housekeeping service is provided.

Our units are turn-key: all linens, including beach towels, paper products, soaps and shampoos, and even laundry detergent, dryer sheets and starter coins are provided for you. There is even popcorn in the microwave!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lorrie (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lorrie

The owner is dedicated to providing a clean, comfortable and complete experience for the guests.

Why Lorrie chose Long Beach

To offer our guests a wonderful beach stay with the conveniences of the city out the door.

What makes this condo unique

Ocean view, ocean sounds, tranquility yet convenient.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)
Beachfront, Penthouse, Spacious Balcony, Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
5

Perfect Long Beach Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family was in Long Beach for a dance convention. My older daughter and I would go to the dance convention each day while my husband and younger daughter would enjoy checking out Long Beach or playing on the beach in front of the condo.

The condo was immaculate! It was SO clean, fresh and cool when we arrived! Air conditioning throughout was a major bonus although it was never oppressively hot out. The room darkening shades in the bedrooms made it easy for us to sleep well every night (which says a lot for a family coming from the mountains with NO neighbors, lots of dark and quiet). Street noise was not bothersome or noticeable to this mountain gal or my kids! The condo was well stocked with kitchen supplies (even tupperware and ziplocs!), beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, beach umbrella, bath towels and hairdryers!! The view was unbeatable and we enjoyed having morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the beach. I saw other comments that the bathrooms need updating, but I guess I'm old school~I find the features in the baths charming and a statement to the character of when the building was built. Plus, you can tell the owners are working their way through updates throughout the unit and I wouldn't be surprised if bathroom remodels were coming sometime in the future. I, for one, was just fine with the bathrooms as they were very clean, had lots of towels and washcloths, and hairdryers.

Mark and Lorrie were a joy to work with. Mark walked us through everything we needed to know at check in and really made sure we "got it" in concerns to parking, key codes, and helping maintain the building and our unit. The added bonus of laundry detergent and quarters for your first load was huge since we had just come from Disneyland and had lots of laundry to do. Mark also gave us some great restaurant and activity recommendations. Dinner at King's Fish House was a highlight. I went on several walks and always felt safe on the beach bath and around town. Lorrie was helpful and responsive to any questions or requests we had and I loved how quickly she always got back to me.

With a great location on the beach, awesome amenities throughout, close to the convention center in a vivacious town at such a great price we are looking forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We were attending a conference at the convention center and what a great commute! It was only a 10-15 min walk along the sidewalk on the beach! Other things are a short drive away, although we found a donut shop within walking distance. We had our 2 beach bum kids under 10 with us and the beach was just great. The place was clean and is a lot bigger than it looks in the photos; lots of extra amenities (laundry stuff, popcorn, reusable grocery bags etc). Would have been nice to have some takeout menus of good places but we found some on yelp (highly recommend burgers from MVP Grill and breakfast at The Breakfast Bar). The bedrooms did get stuffy at nite - it was too noisy to open the side windows (beach front windows only) and the bathrooms could use a serious update. The parking is very tight but that's better than no parking at all (necessary at this place). We'd rent again if we were ever in Long Beach.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Spectacular views. Only average accommodations

  • 3 of 5

This apartment did not meet my expectations. Promoted as a Penthouse with views, this property is one apartment among a number on the 6th floor of this building. It does have beautiful views of the beach and ocean, and is a great location for enjoying the beach, but the building and the apartment is anything but deluxe. The apartment was well cared for and very clean, but clearly this is a 1960's structure that has been freshened up with white paint.. Bathrooms are dated, elvator is small, the beach side of the living room and the walkout deck have a slant to them that made me wonder how structurally sound the deck was( I am assuming its fine, but it didnt provide a secure feeling). I didnt expect the taj mahal for this price, but I expected more than we got and I felt the accomdations were only average. That being said I am not advising anyone to avoid this apartment, I'm just saying be prepared for a clean, well cared for apartment that is circa 1960. Please note that as well as the rent, this unit requires a damage fee that is not returned... This apartment is professioanlly managed and they did respond quickly to the repair request I made, however there is no warm and welcoming owner here.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable vacation place

  • 5 of 5

This apartment just locates on the beach, which you can just enjoy the sea through elevator. Big size LED TV with kind preparation by Lorrie of DVDs for my son, he likes it very much. The groccery is quite enough for main food you would need for a short vacation, we drive to Walmart and Target, but finally found the recommended grocery is even better delivered (more choices especially for wines), the owner prepared a "discount card" which really saves a lot. There is parking space provided, I have no any problems to fit it with a medium-size SUV. We enjoyed a nice holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dallas tx
5

clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay very much. the master bed and blankets were amazingly comfortable! it was very nice to be able to walk out the door and walk on the beach. thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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St. Cloud, MN, USA
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo for a weekend and it was awesome. They have everything you need for cooking. They even leave a discount number for the local grocery store-we chose to cook all weekend and the discount was very helpful. The views and the easy beach access is one of the best parts of the stay. I would come back, no questions asked.

You are advised by the owners to not have any large vehicles-heed their advice!! We had cars for our stay and were able to to use the garage stalls. Thank goodness or else we would have had a hard time finding any parking that was remotely close. There are not a lot of spots for street parking.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several nearby
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
to Catalina Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Public courses
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Metro
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
405/22/710
Nearest Restaurant
0.5
Several nearby as close as .5 mile
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Beach Convention Center
Car: not necessary

Long Beach is an ideal location for day trips up to LA and down to San Diego. Popular attractions such as Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Getty Museum, and much more are all close by.

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Rates & Availability

Alamitos Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Grand Prix
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$315
$1,960
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $150

Long Term rates are available, please contact owner.

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Amenities

Alamitos Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are a south facing property situated directly on the sand--that is you walk out the door and you are standing on the beach. No streets or parking lots to cross. Be energized by the rising sun to the east, basked in the rays during the day and calmed by the setting sun to the west. If you want an all beach experience, this is it! We have a full-time staff to help you get settled and answer any questions during your stay. Our units are impeccably prepared with pride and include many details our guests truly appreciate. Beachside Retreat is where you come to enjoy your home away from home.

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